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An Internet for Robots

March 11, 2013 10:42 am | by European Universities | News | Comments

Researchers of five European universities have developed a cloud-computing platform for robots. The platform allows robots connected to the Internet to directly access the powerful computational, storage, and communications infrastructure of modern data centers.

Chinese e-Commerce Giant Alibaba Names New CEO

March 11, 2013 9:39 am | by JOE McDONALD, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Alibaba Group, one of the world's biggest e-commerce companies, said Monday its executive vice president will succeed founder Jack Ma as chief executive. Ma, 48, announced in January he was stepping down as CEO to make way for younger leaders. He stayed on as chairman.

IEEE OnlineGreenComm 2013 to be held October 29 - 31

March 10, 2013 11:46 pm | by IEEE Online Conference on Green Communications | News | Comments

IEEE Online Conference on Green Communications (OnlineGreenComm 2013), the virtual forum dedicated to the advancement of energy-efficient communications and green networking technologies, will hold its third annual event from October 29 - 31, 2013.

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Aeroflex Announces the POCSAG Testing Option for the 3920 Series Radio Test Set

March 10, 2013 11:34 pm | by Aeroflex Incorporated | News | Comments

Aeroflex Incorporated, has announced the POCSAG testing option for the 3920 Series Digital Radio Test Set. With this option, the 3920 Series can now be used to verify the operation of POCSAG pagers and paging systems.

Tech Valley Communications Appoints Senior VP of Sales & Marketing

March 10, 2013 11:23 pm | by Tech Valley Communications | News | Comments

Tech Valley Communications , a facilities based telecommunications service provider operating networks in New York and Northern New England, today announces the appointment of Patrick Coughlin as Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing effective immediately.

GMC Terrain IntelliLink Now Includes a Standard Tech Geek

March 8, 2013 3:51 pm | by GMC News | News | Comments

In November 2012, General Motors announced an industry-first team of 25 young and tech-savvy Connected Customer Specialists. These experts worked for leading computer and communications companies before coming to General Motors to bring a helping hand to sales teams in GMC showrooms.

Engineers Develop Techniques to Boost Efficiency of Cloud Computing Infrastructure

March 8, 2013 9:31 am | by University of California, San Diego | News | Comments

Computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego, and Google have developed a novel approach that allows the massive infrastructure powering cloud computing as much as 15 to 20 percent more efficiently. This novel model has already been applied at Google.

Biobatteries Catch Breath

March 8, 2013 9:24 am | by Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences | News | Comments

An air-breathing bio-battery has been constructed by researchers from the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. The core element providing the new power source with relatively high voltage and long lifetime is a carefully designed cathode taking up oxygen from air and composed of an enzyme, carbon nanotubes and silicate.

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Engineering Newswire 28: Titanic II Will Sink, If You Put a Hole in It

March 7, 2013 11:11 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Interpower, the premier supplier of power system components for worldwide markets, we’re building trikes with BMW engines, separating Oreos with scrap parts, and designing Titanic II, because, you know, that’s necessary.

How to Predict the Progress of Technology

March 7, 2013 10:26 am | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | Articles | Comments

Researchers at MIT and the Santa Fe Institute have found that some widely used formulas for predicting how rapidly technology will advance — notably, Moore’s Law and Wright’s Law — offer superior approximations of the pace of technological progress.

Facebook Exec's New Book Urges Women to 'Lean In'

March 7, 2013 9:42 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

In the weeks leading up to the book's March 11 release, pundits and press hounds have been debating its merits. New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd called Sandberg a "PowerPoint Pied Piper in Prada ankle boots," and countless bloggers have suggested that Facebook's chief operating officer is the wrong person to lead a women's movement.

Schools Shift from Textbooks to Tablets

March 6, 2013 9:47 am | by PHILIP ELLIOTT, Associated Press | News | Comments

Welcome to the new digital bookcase, where traditional ink-and-paper textbooks have given way to iPads and book bags are getting lighter. Publishers update students' books almost instantly with the latest events or research. Schools are increasingly looking to the hand-held tablets as a way to sustain students' interest, reward their achievements and, in some cases, actually keep per-student costs down.

EU fines Microsoft $733M for Breaking Browser Pact

March 6, 2013 9:45 am | by TOBY STERLING, Associated Press | News | Comments

The European Union Commission has fined Microsoft Corp. ($733 million) for breaking the terms of an earlier agreement to offer users a choice of internet browser. The penalty is a first for Brussels — no company has ever failed to keep its end of a bargain with EU authorities before. In 2009, Microsoft agreed to pay a €860 million fine and promised to give Windows...

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Engineering Newswire 27: Hovering Hummingbirds Lead to New UAVs

March 4, 2013 4:21 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by PTC; delivering technology solutions that transform the way you create and service your products, we’re building robotic hands that feel, studying shark suckers to make adhesives, and developing flexible electronics that read your brain.

Master Electronics Signs Distribution Agreement with Panasonic

March 4, 2013 2:21 pm | by Master Electronics; Panasonic Industrial Devices | News | Comments

Master Electronics has been awarded the prestigious Panasonic Industrial Devices franchise. The expanded Panasonic offering builds on decades of success between the two companies selling and promoting Panasonic Electric Works products. 

HotSpot Episode 2: Wearable Gesture Control

March 4, 2013 10:47 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

In this episode of the HotSpot, Thalmic Labs introduces its  wearable gesture-controlled arm band; Hewlett-Packard re-enters the tablet market; Microchip announces its BodyCam technology; and InfoMotion Sports Technologies unveils its 94Fifty sensor basketball.

Foxconn to Widen Scope of Union Elections

February 5, 2013 9:47 am | News | Comments

Taiwan-owned Foxconn Technology Group, a leading maker of Apple's iPhones and gadgets for other global brands, is widening the scope of union elections at its sprawling facilities in China. The move, confirmed by the company Monday, follows a series of recommendations from an international panel requested by Apple to audit conditions for the 1.2 million workers.

CES Gadget Show Host Drops CNET as Awards Picker

February 1, 2013 9:17 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The industry group that hosts the annual gadget show known as International CES is dropping reviews website CNET as the picker of its "Best of CES" awards. It says CNET reviewers' objectivity was compromised by the site's corporate parent, CBS Corp.

Boeing Probe Shifts To Monitoring System Maker

January 28, 2013 10:16 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The joint U.S. and Japanese investigation into the Boeing 787's battery problems has shifted from the battery-maker to the manufacturer of a monitoring system.Japan transport ministry official Shigeru Takano said Monday the probe into battery-maker GS Yuasa was over for now as no evidence was found it was the source of the problems.

The Year That Was

December 5, 2011 7:55 am | by Alix Paultre | Articles | Comments

This year was an important one for WDD, with new roles and new people in our staff, changes in our editorial, and disruption in the marketplace. As we enter the New Year we look at it with great promise for both us as a publication and you as our audience. We will not only continue to serve you and our industry, we will do it in interesting and informative ways to keep you on top of wireless technology and the devices involved.

Industry Perspective: The New Age of Information Gathering in Healthcare

November 28, 2011 11:06 am | Articles | Comments

by Pietro Parravicini, CEO/President, Anoto Healthcare continues to be an industry where paper remains the primary source for capturing information. Currently, as many as 80 percent of physicians still rely on traditional pen and paper to gather patient data. It’s what they’re comfortable with and it’s what they’ve used for years.

Industry Perspective: What are the Three Top Reasons that Factories are Now Using Wireless on their Assembly Lines?

November 28, 2011 10:25 am | Articles | Comments

by Joseph Citrano, Global Product Manager, Honeywell Over the last several years, rapid evolution in industrial wireless networking has led to a monumental shift in the thinking of facility managers and design engineers, as they realize that using wireless in an industrial environment is safe, secure and reliable.

New Wireless Strategies Set to Drive Down Health Care Costs

July 12, 2011 7:51 am | News | Comments

ConnectedHealth Points to Wireless Monitoring as Patient Care Solution The face of medical care in the United States is rapidly changing, and, for health care providers, achieving profitability now depends on managing costs - as opposed to the insurance-driven cost pass through model of days past.

Quality of Service and Policy Management in Mobile Data Networks

April 8, 2011 11:17 am | News | Comments

By Joe Zeto, Technical Marketing Evangelist, Ixia Cellular systems by nature have finite resources. Radio spectrum and transport, or backhaul resources are limited, expensive and shared between many users and services. Today’s mobile broadband networks must support multiplay applications of voice, video and data on a single IP-based infrastructure.

Are You Ready for IPv6?

December 17, 2010 9:48 am | Articles | Comments

By Kowsik Guruswamy, CTO Mu Dynamics The networks of mobile operators are going through extreme transition. User-driven demand for new devices, more applications and services and faster upload and download speeds, have most mobile operators working round the clock just to keep their existing networks running.

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