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How the NSA Betrayed the World's Trust -- Time to Act

November 8, 2013 9:20 am | by Mikko Hypponen, TED Talk | Videos | Comments

Recent events have highlighted, underlined and bolded the fact that the United States is performing blanket surveillance on any foreigner whose data passes through an American entity -- whether they are suspected of wrongdoing or not. This means that, essentially, every...

IEEE GLOBECOM 2013 to Focus on IPv6 Goes Mobile

November 7, 2013 1:45 pm | by Latif Ladid, President IPv6 Forum, Senior Researcher at the University of Luxembourg | Blogs | Comments

It is always a pleasure to meet with thousands of colleagues annually at IEEE GLOBECOM to discuss and share our views on the most pertinent topics facing the communications industry, worldwide governments and the billions of individuals, who benefit daily from the...

The Evolution of the Internet of Things

November 4, 2013 3:52 pm | by Scott Hublou, EcoFactor SVP Product and Customer Operations | Blogs | Comments

The Internet of Things (IoT) is all about Internet-connected devices. It’s a huge and important technology trend that is catapulting new services and innovation in various industries including energy, healthcare, retail, and manufacturing. Like all technology, IoT...

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5 Predictions for HPC from the 2013 PBS Works User Group

November 4, 2013 12:39 pm | by Bill Nitzberg, CTO, PBS Works division at Altair | Blogs | Comments

For me, what makes the PBS Works User Group fun is the really great group of people that come together across a broad spectrum of the HPC community.  I thought this was an excellent forum in which to get real insights from the real community. So, this year, we closed the event with a general customer feedback session, during which...

Engineering Newswire 63: Space Glider Skids Off Runway

November 1, 2013 9:31 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on Engineering Newswire, the first free-flight approach-and-landing test doesn't go so smooth; making things cooler with a microwavel; a bipedal robot that is very realistic; and a mathematical model that shows the impact of unexpected events in...

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...

Meaghan's Minute: Teeny Tiny Pacemaker

October 22, 2013 10:09 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, Nanostim, a secretive California start-up has developed a tiny, wireless pacemaker that has been approved for sale in the European Union. It’s about the size of a triple A battery, and gets directly inserted into the heart in a non-invasive procedure.

HotSeat Episode 10: Single-Mode LTE Modules

October 18, 2013 2:42 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist, WDD | Videos | Comments

For this HotSeat interview, Craig Miller, vice president of marketing for Sequans Communications sits down with WDD to discuss single-mode LTE modules for tablet and mobile computers. He provides the unique features of Sequans modules versus other modules on the market.

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Why Privacy Matters

October 18, 2013 9:52 am | by TED Talk, Alessandro Acquisti | Videos | Comments

The line between public and private has blurred in the past decade, both online and in real life, and Alessandro Acquisti is here to explain what this means and why it matters. In this thought-provoking, slightly chilling talk, he shares details of recent and ongoing research.

Qardio Monitoring System for Smarter Healthcare

October 16, 2013 12:05 pm | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor | Articles | Comments

In an effort to provide remote monitoring solutions to doctors so they can be more efficient while minimizing costs and the consequences that come with waiting until a diagnosis is too late, San Francisco-based Qardio has introduced the QardioArm and QardioCore wearable monitoring devices.

Brainstorm: Test & Measurement

October 16, 2013 11:41 am | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

In what ways is using USB-based modules over traditional bench instrumentation beneficial when performing fundamental RF measurements? As complexity increases, engineers want a simple and cost effective method for programming their test instruments. Vaunix offers a wide variety of easy-to-use drivers, along with sample programs that are easy for test engineers with even the most basic software background to use.  

The Basics of Designing a Multi-Device Test System

October 15, 2013 9:37 am | by Robin Irwin, Aeroflex Limited | Blogs | Comments

Multi-device testing is about looking at  RF conditioning and looking to improve test system efficiency for a number of devices. There are a number of multi-device testing options that can be identified. This is where a RF channel is mapped 1-to-1 to a specific device, testing each device asynchronously (DUTs are not required to be tested/controlled at the same time).

Stanford Engineers Participate in ‘Accelerator on a Chip’ Project

October 15, 2013 9:09 am | by Matt Davenport, Stanford School of Engineering | News | Comments

Stanford engineers have helped create what may be the next big thing in particle accelerators – and it fits on a fingertip. This “accelerator on a chip” was reported September 27th in the journal Nature. The project included scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, a linear accelerator two miles long.

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HTC Offers Larger Phone, with Fingerprint Sensor

October 15, 2013 8:55 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

At your neighborhood coffee shop, you can order your beverage in small, medium, or large. Now, you can do that with phones, too. HTC is introducing a larger version of its popular HTC One phone, becoming the latest phone maker to offer its flagship device in three sizes — and, of course, three prices.

Lapse in Federal Government

October 14, 2013 11:23 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor | Blogs | Comments

As an editor who is constantly searching for the latest innovational news, the above subhead greatly annoys. I encountered during a daily search for the “Photos of the Day” spot in WDD’s daily newsletter, typically, NASA.gov is doing some amazing satellite work. I’ll refrain from describing my hand gesture I made towards the screen when the message popped up.

How will ZigBee Open Up the Sentroller Markets for Smart Home Device Developers?

October 14, 2013 10:27 am | by Elly Schietse, General Manager, GreenPeak Belgium | Articles | Comments

According to a recent report from Nextmarket Insights, the current home automation systems and services market is about 3.6 billion and is forecast to grow to around 15 billion by 2017. This market growth will be driven by a newly emerging homes service market where various cable MSOs,  broadband service providers, and telcos will be offering a variety of new home automation and connected home services.

Video of the Day: Can Technology Solve Our Big Problems?

October 8, 2013 10:03 am | by TED | Videos | Comments

The awesome power of technology was to be used to solve all of our big problems. Fast forward to present day, and what's happened? Are mobile apps all we have to show for ourselves? Journalist Jason Pontin looks closely at the challenges we face to using technology effectively ... for problems that really matter.

On the Journey to the Internet of Things: An Insight into the Future of Energy Harvesting

September 27, 2013 8:59 am | by Laurent Giai-Miniet, CEO of EnOcean | Articles | Comments

Energy is everywhere within reach, it just needs to be harvested: this is the principle of energy harvesting. Today, energy harvesting wireless solutions are already well established in the commercial building automation sector. But the technology is just getting started. Tomorrow, new application fields for batteryless wireless communication will be found to further enhance the world around us.

Photo of the Day: Arrays of Nanoantennas

September 26, 2013 8:43 am | by Liz Ahlberg, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | News | Comments

The semiconductor antenna arrays allow long-wavelength light to strongly interact with nano-scale samples, so the arrays could enhance the detection of small volumes of materials with a standard IR spectrometer – already a commonplace piece of equipment in many industrial and research labs.

Tiny Antennas Let Long Light Waves See in Infrared

September 26, 2013 8:40 am | by Liz Ahlberg, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | News | Comments

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign researchers have developed arrays of tiny nano-antennas that can enable sensing of molecules that resonate in the infrared (IR) spectrum. The semiconductor antenna arrays allow long-wavelength light to strongly interact with nano-scale samples.

Quality of Service over LTE Networks - Part 3 of 3

September 25, 2013 12:44 pm | by Masoud Mojtahed, Wireless Software Engineer and Sindhu Xirasagar, Wireless Software Product Line Manager | Articles | Comments

This is the third article in a three-part series. The first article examined the driving forces for QoS in wireless networks and the second article outlined the technical requirements of the LTE QoS framework. This article describes how QoS is being implemented in LTE networks using purpose-built System-on-Chip communication processors.

Quality of Service over LTE Networks - Part 2 of 3

September 25, 2013 11:29 am | by Masoud Mojtahed, Wireless Software Engineer and Sindhu Xirasagar, Wireless Software Product Line Manager | Articles | Comments

This is the second article in a three-part series. The first article examined the driving forces for QoS in mobile networks. This article outlines the technical requirements of the LTE QoS framework, including the critical parameters and policy controls, and how these fit into the LTE architecture.

Quality of Service over LTE Networks - Part 1 of 3

September 25, 2013 9:47 am | by Masoud Mojtahed, Wireless Software Engineer and Sindhu Xirasagar, Wireless Software Product Line Manager | Articles | Comments

Ongoing worldwide adoption of mobile devices has created unprecedented demand for access to e-commerce, social media and entertainment applications anywhere, at any time. This has not only increased the amount of mobile broadband traffic transported by the carrier networks, but also transformed its composition.

Creating Electricity with Caged Atoms

September 24, 2013 9:51 am | by Florian Aigner, Vienna University of Technology | News | Comments

A lot of energy is wasted when machines turn hot, unnecessarily heating up their environment. Some of this thermal energy could be harvested using thermoelectric materials; they create electric current when they are used to bridge hot and cold objects. At the Vienna University of Technology (TU Vienna), a new and considerably more efficient class of thermoelectric materials can now be produced.

New Surface Expected from Microsoft at NYC Event

September 23, 2013 9:06 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft is expected to announce new Surface tablet computers, including a version with a smaller screen to compete with Google's Nexus 7 and Apple's iPad Mini. The company has an announcement event scheduled in New York on Monday. It comes about a month before Microsoft releases an update to its Windows 8 operating system.

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