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Cloud Audio and Network Streaming Hi-fi Speaker Employs Nordic Bluetooth Low Energy Remote

October 31, 2013 4:46 pm | by Nordic Semiconductor | News | Comments

Ultra low power (ULP) RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor ASA announced that Swedish design specialist, Teenage Engineering, has specified a pair of Nordic nRF51822 Systems-on-Chip (SoC) in the Bluetooth low energy RF remote control of its 100-Watt OD-11 cloud audio and network streaming active (self-amplifying) hi-fi speaker.

Wireless Microcurrent Generating Wound Dressing for Army Rangers

October 31, 2013 10:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Vomaris Wound Care, Inc., a regenerative medical device company specializing in microcurrent field generating technologies for the wound care market, announced that in an effort to identify improved options for wound care, a clinical study to...

Breakthrough Research Produces Brighter, More Efficient Lighting

October 31, 2013 9:43 am | by Sonia Fernandez, University of California - Santa Barbara | News | Comments

By determining simple guidelines, researchers at UC Santa Barbara's Solid State Lighting & Energy Center (SSLEC) have made it possible to optimize phosphors –– a key component in white LED lighting –– allowing for brighter, more efficient lights. LED lighting has been a major topic of research due to the many benefits it offers over traditional incandescent...


Abha Dawesar: Life in the "Digital Now"

October 31, 2013 9:29 am | by TED Talk, Abha Dawesar | Videos | Comments

One year ago, Abha Dawesar was living in blacked-out Manhattan post-Sandy, scrounging for power to connect. As a novelist, she was struck by this metaphor: Have our lives now become fixated on the drive to digitally connect, while we miss out on what's real?

Lenovo Hires Kutcher to Design, Pitch New Tablet

October 31, 2013 9:28 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Computer-maker Lenovo has hired tech-savvy actor Ashton Kutcher to help design and pitch its latest line of tablets, dubbing the Hollywood star a "product engineer" who can bring his ideas along with his image. It's the latest tech foray for the "Two and a Half Men" performer who recently starred in a biopic about innovative giant Steve Jobs and has invested venture capital...

Air Traffic Control Modernization Hits Turbulence

October 31, 2013 9:27 am | by JOAN LOWY, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Next Generation Air Transportation System, or NextGen, was promoted as a way to accommodate an anticipated surge in air travel, reduce fuel consumption and improve safety and efficiency. By shifting from radar-based navigation and radio communications — technologies rooted in the first half of the 20th century — to satellite-based navigation and digital communications...

Report: NSA Broke into Yahoo, Google Data Centers

October 31, 2013 9:25 am | by LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press | News | Comments

The National Security Agency has secretly broken into the main communications links that connect Yahoo and Google data centers around the world, The Washington Post reported Wednesday, citing documents obtained from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. A secret accounting dated Jan. 9, 2013, indicates that NSA sends millions of records...

Report: Snowden Gets Tech Support job in Russia

October 31, 2013 9:25 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Anatoly Kucherena, a lawyer for former NSA systems analyst Edward Snowden, says his client has found a technical support job at a Russian website. Kucherena told the RIA Novosti news agency Thursday that Snowden starts his new job on Friday. Kucherena declined to name the company that has hired...


Review: Lighter iPad Air Narrows Gap with Mini

October 30, 2013 10:15 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

When Apple came out with a smaller iPad last year, the original version suddenly seemed heavy and bulky. The iPad Mini fit more easily in pockets and bags, and it felt more comfortable in my hands. It was also cheaper than the full-size version. This Friday's release of the new iPad Air, along with...

Smartwatches Abound. But Who Really Wants One?

October 30, 2013 10:01 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Computerized wristwatches that display message alerts and weather updates are abound this holiday season: Consumer electronics companies are trying to persuade you to add these smartwatches to your shopping lists...                                                               

Future Internet Aims to Sever Links with Servers

October 30, 2013 9:51 am | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

A revolutionary new architecture aims to make the internet more “social” by eliminating the need to connect to servers and enabling all content to be...                                                                      

Powering Better Online Document Viewing

October 30, 2013 9:41 am | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Viewing PDF and Microsoft Office documents on a Web browser can cause slow loading and messy formatting — and often such documents won’t load at all. Most times, users will simply download the documents to their computers to read and annotate...

Seeing in the Dark

October 30, 2013 9:25 am | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

Thermal infrared (IR) energy is emitted from all things that have a temperature greater than absolute zero. Human eyes, primarily sensitive to shorter wavelength visible light, are unable to detect or differentiate between the longer-wavelength thermal IR "signatures" given off...


Berkeley Scientists Develop Fire Detection Satellite for Wildfires

October 30, 2013 9:21 am | by Robert Sanders, University of California, Berkeley | News | Comments

As firefighters emerge from another record wildfire season in the Western United States, University of California, Berkeley, scientists say it’s time to give them a 21st century tool: a fire-spotting satellite. Such a satellite could view the Western states almost continuously, snapping pictures of the ground every few seconds...

HotSeat Episode 11: xPico Wi-Fi & M2M

October 29, 2013 10:18 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Keith Chu, the senior product line manager at Lantronix, is joining Meaghan Ziemba for this HotSeat interview that focuses on M2M. Keith provides an overview of the current state of M2M, and discusses the challenges that are precluding M2M from being embraced...

Google Expands Sales of Internet-Connected Glasses

October 29, 2013 10:17 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Google is relying on a little social networking to put its Internet-connected glasses on the heads of more people. The expanded sales of the device known as Google Glass will come as part of an invitation-only program announced...                                                                                                        

TW Cable Boosts Top Internet Speed to 100 Mbps

October 29, 2013 10:12 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Time Warner Cable is doubling the Internet speed of its fastest product and more than halving the price of its lowest-speed product to compete with its telecoms rivals AT&T and Verizon. The nation's second-largest cable...                                                                 

Docs to Parents: Limit Kids' Texts, Tweets, Online

October 29, 2013 10:02 am | by Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

The recommendations are bound to prompt eye-rolling and LOLs from many teens, but an influential pediatricians group says parents need to know that unrestricted media use can have serious consequences. It's been linked with violence, cyberbullying, school woes, obesity, lack of sleep...                          

Review: Curved Phone Falls Flat, Literally

October 29, 2013 9:51 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The Galaxy Round created some buzz in tech circles when Samsung announced it earlier this month, but no one in the downtown Seoul cafe where I played with the curved screen smartphone asked me about it or even gave a curious glance. That is likely because the curve is so subtle it is not apparent...

New Technology Optimizes Ear Infection Diagnosis & Management

October 29, 2013 9:36 am | by American Academy of Pediatrics | News | Comments

A new, smartphone-enabled otoscope provides clear, transmittable images of the ear drum, or tympanic membrane, which someday may allow for ear infection diagnosis without a visit to the doctor's office...                                        

The Cyber-Centipede: From Linnaeus to Big Data

October 29, 2013 9:30 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The new approach to taxonomic descriptions combines several techniques, including next generation molecular methods, barcoding, and novel computing and imaging technologies, that will test the model for big data collection, storage... 

Nanomaterials Database Improved to Help Consumers, Scientists Track Products

October 29, 2013 9:19 am | by Susan Trulove, Associated Press | News | Comments

Nanomaterials are the heart of the smaller, better electronics developed during the last decade, as well as new materials, medical diagnostics and therapeutics, energy storage, and clean water. However, exposure to nanomaterials may have unintended consequences for human health...

Photo of the Day: Super-Thin Silicon Membranes

October 29, 2013 9:12 am | by Peter Iglinski, University of Rochester | News | Comments

A super-thin silicon membrane could now make it possible to drastically shrink the power source, paving the way for diagnostic devices the size of a credit card. The thin pnc Si membranes allow the electrodes to be placed much closer to each other, creating a much stronger electric field with a much...

Super-Thin Membranes Clear the Way for Chip-Sized Pumps

October 29, 2013 9:10 am | by Peter Iglinski, University of Rochester | News | Comments

The ability to shrink laboratory-scale processes to automated chip-sized systems would revolutionize biotechnology and medicine. For example, inexpensive and highly portable devices that process blood samples to detect biological agents such as anthrax are needed by the U.S. military...

AVX Announces Strategic Alliance with Master Distributor Waldom Electronics

October 28, 2013 5:04 pm | by AVX | News | Comments

AVX has signed an agreement with leading authorized master distributor, Waldom Electronics. Waldom, which caters to the unique needs of distributors, will offer an extensive portfolio of AVX’s best-in-class tantalum, ceramic, film, and niobium oxide capacitors to its vast network of small to medium sized regional distributors...

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