Apple is refreshing its iPad lineup in hopes of reclaiming lost ground in the tablet market and slashing the prices of its Mac computers to intensify the pressure on the beleaguered makers of PCs running Microsoft's Windows. Tuesday's unveiling of Apple's latest products primes the company for a holiday shopping season onslaught aimed at a list of rivals that includes Google, Samsung, Amazon, and Microsoft.
Two researchers at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business have teamed up with a researcher at American University to develop a framework to help prevent costly and deadly infections acquired by hospitalized patients.
Researchers in electrical and computer engineering at UC Santa Barbara have introduced and modeled an integrated circuit design scheme in which transistors and interconnects are monolithically patterned seamlessly on a sheet of graphene, a 2-dimensional plane of carbon atoms. The demonstration offers possibilities for ultra energy-efficient, flexible, and transparent electronics.
Solar cells that produce electricity 24/7, not just when the sun is shining. Mobile phones with built-in power cells that recharge in seconds and work for weeks between charges. These are just two of the possibilities raised by a novel supercapacitor design invented by material scientists at Vanderbilt University that is described in a paper published in the Oct. 22 issue of the journal Scientific Reports.
Yesterday Telebyte, a US-based global xDSL test equipment solution provider, announced the opening of its G.vector Test Laboratory. The pioneering test lab, co-located at and operated by the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL), will utilize Telebyte’s groundbreaking suite of VDSL2 Vectoring test equipment and UNH-IOL expertise to provide testing per the Broadband Forum’s WT-249/TR-249 standard and beyond.
Researchers have demonstrated how to produce electronic inks for the development of new applications using the 'wonder material', carbon nanotubes.
A new report from the Wilson Center's Commons Lab, "Connecting Grassroots and Government for Disaster Response," examines a growing problem confronting government agencies: how to quickly make sense of data from the emerging technologies that are now overloading disaster responders, including social media, satellite imagery, and community-curated maps.
As electronics approach the atomic scale, researchers are increasingly successful at developing atomically thin, virtually two-dimensional materials that could usher in the next generation of computing. Integrating these materials to create necessary circuits, however, has remained a challenge.
Business software maker SAP's strong growth in cloud computing remains on track despite headwinds from a stronger euro, the co-CEO said Monday.
A European Parliament committee on Monday approved sweeping new data protection rules that would strengthen online privacy and outlaw the kind of data transfers that the United States used for its secret spying program.
It’s hard to miss the rocket engine in Paulo Lozano’s MIT office. The 100-lb. propulsion system — about as big as a car’s tire and built almost entirely of stainless steel — sits in a large glass showcase. The engine is the type of bulky hardware that powers many of today’s spacecraft to the moon, planets and far-off asteroids like Ceres and Vesta.
Crammed into conference rooms with pizza for dinner, some programmers building the Obama administration's showcase health insurance website were growing increasingly stressed. Some worked past 10 p.m., energy drinks in hand. Others rewrote computer code over and over to meet what they considered last-minute requests for changes from the government or other contractors.
The sweep and scope of National Security Agency snooping abroad forced President Barack Obama once again to hear complaints from a U.S. ally angry about the surveillance net that has sparked an international debate over the limits of American spying.
Apple is expected to round out its line-up of gadgets for the holiday shopping season with the Tuesday unveiling of its latest iPads.
Ritron’s Quick Talk RQT is an industrial-grade radio transmitter with sensor inputs and voice recording storage that automatically alerts radio-equipped personnel when process conditions, such as temperature, change. This proven technology accepts inputs from up to 4 switches or sensors to monitor conditions.
Talley now offers a fiber-plus-power system that bundles all signal and power cabling elements required for installing a functional FTTA system into a single enclosure. Developed in cooperation with FiberSource and CONEC, the Fiber+Power-to-the-Antenna system saves significant installation time and money.
As anyone who has ever consumed bacteria-contaminated food and experienced "food poisoning" can tell you, it's a miserable experience. Yet it's an all-too-common one, with foodborne illnesses making 1 in 6 Americans -- or 48 million people -- sick each year. Of these people sickened, 128,000 end up in the hospital, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, while 3,000 die.
What sets this biosensing system apart from traditional detection methods is a design that involves using a magnetoelastic biosensor -- a low-cost, wireless acoustic wave sensor platform -- combined with a surface-scanning coil detector. The biosensors are coated with a bacteria-specific recognition layer containing particles of "phage," a virus that naturally recognizes bacteria.
Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, we have smart phones, smart TVs, smart appliances, smart cars, so why not make our homes more intelligent? The Neurio home intelligence technology does just that by using a Wi-Fi sensor and a cloud service with some smart pattern detection algorithms.
AT&T is leasing or selling the rights to 9,700 wireless towers for $4.85 billion as it generates cash to buy back stock, fund an acquisition and upgrade its cellular telephone system. The Dallas company said Sunday that it will lease about 9,100 towers and sell another 600 to Crown Castle International Corp.
This week on WDD’s HotSpot, brought to you by National Instruments, Vanderbilt University is restoring surgeons' sense of touch; Brown University wins a million dollar prize for their brain technology; a 50-year old computer gets brought back to life; and the University of Washington created a new Kinect-based program to help those who can't see participate in Yoga exercises.
On one hand, the tablets can be great for working on the go, especially if you spring for a $130 keyboard cover. On the flip side, the new versions still lack the elegance and fun that iPads are known for and many Android-based tablets now offer. Microsoft takes pride in the new devices' redesigned kickstand. Previous models felt wobbly, while the new ones have a steady leg to stand on.
European Union lawmakers are set to hold a first vote on sweeping new data protection rules to strengthen online privacy and outlaw most data transfers to other countries' authorities to prevent spying. The draft regulation was beefed up after Edward Snowden's leaks about allegedly widespread U.S. online snooping.
Human breast milk is sold for babies on several online sites for a few dollars an ounce, but a new study says buyer beware: Testing showed it can contain potentially dangerous bacteria including salmonella.The warning comes from researchers who bought and tested 101 breast milk samples sold by women on one popular site.
The U.S. National Security Agency swept up 70.3 million French telephone records in a 30-day period, according to a newspaper report that offered new details of the massive scope of a surveillance operation that has angered some of the country's closest allies. The French government on Monday summoned the U.S. ambassador for an explanation.