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Modular Pressure Transducer Provides Low-cost Flexibility

March 18, 2014 8:19 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Measurement Specialties now offers the M5200, a low-cost, durable pressure transducer with exceptional modularity that provides an accuracy of ±0.25% F.S. BFSL in harsh environments...

WPC 1.1 and PMA 1.1 Dual-mode Wireless Power Receiver

March 18, 2014 8:07 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Integrated Device Technology has announced the industry’s first dual-mode wireless power receiver compatible with both the Wireless Power Consortium’s 1.1 Qi standard, as well as the Power Matter’s Alliance 1.1 standard...

Sierra Wireless Introduces Legato

March 18, 2014 7:58 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Sierra Wireless has introduced the Legato platform, an open source embedded platform built on Linux and designed to simplify the development of machine-to-machine applications from the device to the cloud.

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Durable, Low Pressure Overmolded Backshell Cable Assemblies

March 18, 2014 7:48 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

API Technologies now offers durable, low pressure overmolded backshells on connector interfaces from its Electromagnetic Integrated Solutions product line, the leader in EMI/RFI components and interconnects. This simplified backshell design is readily available and more cost-effective than its metal counterpart...

Google Redesigns Android to Power Smartwatches

March 18, 2014 6:45 pm | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google thinks it's time for an Internet-connected watch that performs many of the same tasks as a smartphone but with fewer distractions and rude interruptions. The Internet's most influential company is trying to unleash a new era in mobile computing with a version of its Android software...

Reducing Anxiety With a Smartphone App

March 18, 2014 6:34 pm | by Association for Psychological Science | News | Comments

Playing a science-based mobile gaming app for 25 minutes can reduce anxiety in stressed individuals, according to research. The study suggests that “gamifying” a scientifically-supported intervention could offer measurable mental health and behavioral benefits for people with relatively high levels of anxiety...

Hotseat Episode17: Personal Satellite Hotspot

March 18, 2014 4:22 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

For this HotSeat interview, Josh Miner, the Director of Product Management, Land Mobile, for Iridium Communications, will be discussing the IridiumGO, a new personal satellite hotspot that enables unprecedented satellite communications access for consumers...           

Marlow Introduces Thermal Management for Industry

March 18, 2014 2:00 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Marlow Industries has announced the Climatherm range of Air to Air heat exchangers. The new Climatherm range of Air to Air heat exchangers from Marlow brings increased heat power transfer...

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Vishay's New Thin Film Chip Resistor Lab Sample Kits

March 18, 2014 1:06 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Intertechnology has announced that the company is now offering laboratory sample kits of its high-stability thin film chip resistors. The TNPW0402 e3 (LTW0402 e3 96/4)...

QuickLogic Announces KitKat Compliance of Ultra-low Power Sensor Hub

March 18, 2014 10:28 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

QuickLogic has announced the immediate availability of its new Always-on Context Aware Sensor Hub catalog CSSP, which gives OEMs an out-of-the-box solution for the Android 4.4 (KitKat) operating system...

Why Do Airplane Transponders Have an 'Off Switch?'

March 18, 2014 10:20 am | by Joan Lowy & Scott Mayerowitz, Associated Press | News | Comments

Ever since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared, a fascinated public has asked: Why can somebody in the cockpit shut off the transponder? It turns out there are several legitimate reasons why a pilot might want to shut off this key form of communication...

Meaghan's Minute: CMicrotek's Micro-Current Probe & Micro-Power Analyzer

March 18, 2014 8:50 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, CMicrotek is developing a family of instruments for very low current/power measurements to meet the demands of today’s low-power electronic products...                                    

Phone Record Surveillance Yields Vast Amounts of Information

March 17, 2014 5:04 pm | by Stanford School of Engineering | News | Comments

Two computer science graduate students have found that the NSA's mass collection of phone records can yield much more information about people's private lives than the U.S. government claims. The National Security Agency's mass surveillance of telephone metadata could yield detailed information...

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Stanford Lab Yields New Privacy-Based Social Network

March 17, 2014 4:39 pm | by Stanford School of Engineering | News | Comments

  Amid much fanfare, word came last week that Facebook was acquiring messaging application WhatsApp for $19 billion. In the days that followed, competitors saw a flood of traffic. Industry watchers heralded the move as a bellwether of the deep public distrust of the largest...

SmartWatch: Masayoshi Son Slams U.S. Wireless Industry

March 17, 2014 12:43 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Welcome to this weeks episode of SmartWatch, where we take a look at Softbank President and CEO Masayoshi Son’s quest for a unified Sprint and T-Mobile. We’ll also hear from BlackBerry CEO John Chen on his plans to turn around the Canadian handset maker...                  

Rechargeable Nano-Generator

March 17, 2014 12:28 pm | by American Chemical Society | Videos | Comments

Zhong Lin Wang and his colleagues at Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new rechargeable nano-generator that can power smart phones, and many other portable electronic devices...                                       

Fairchild Launches a New Brand, Symbolizing a Major Company Transformation

March 17, 2014 12:15 pm | by Fairchild Semiconductor | News | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor has engaged in a major transformation that focuses all of the company’s resources on the development of products and services that help engineers around the world shorten time-to-market for new mobile devices, wearable technologies, and all other products where energy management is a priority...

HotSpot Episode 54: Floating Sphere Sonically Responds to Environment

March 17, 2014 11:17 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, a floating sphere that responds sonically to its environment; a ground-breaking diagnostic system based on smart cards and skin patches; and catching satellites with radio-frequency sensors...                         

FirstLight Fiber Upgrades IP Core Network

March 17, 2014 11:17 am | by Jaymie Scotto & Associates | News | Comments

FirstLight Fiber, a facilities-based telecommunications service provider operating fiber optic networks in Upstate New York and Northern New England, has announced the upgrade of its IP core network to further support area businesses demanding high quality Internet connectivity...

Global Wireless Technology & 5G Infrastructure Advancements to be Addressed at IEEE ICC 2014

March 17, 2014 10:47 am | by Heather Ann Sweeney, IEEE Communications Society | News | Comments

The IEEE International Conference on Communications will highlight its next annual event to be held from June 10 – 14 in the dynamic cultural hub of Sydney, Australia, with the presentation of hundreds of leading communications experts addressing the latest worldwide advancements in voice, data, image, and multimedia technologies...

Siemens Convergence Creators walletXpress Ready to Run on Oracle Database

March 17, 2014 10:28 am | by Siemens Convergence Creators | News | Comments

Siemens Convergence Creators has announced that its next-generation mobile payment platform, walletXpress version  2.1, has achieved Oracle Database Ready status through Oracle PartnerNetwork, demonstrating that Siemens Convergence Creators has tested and supports walletXpress version 2.1 on Oracle Database...

Searchers Relying on Satellite Data to Find Plane

March 17, 2014 9:46 am | News | Comments

Finding a missing Malaysia Airlines plane may hinge on whether searchers can narrow down where they need to look using satellite data that is inexact and has never been used for that purpose before, search and rescue experts say ...                   

U.S. Lags as Commercial Drones Take off Around Globe

March 16, 2014 9:25 pm | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

A small, four-rotor drone hovered over Washington Nationals baseball players for a few days during spring training in Florida last month, taking publicity photos impossible for a human photographer to capture. But no one got the Federal Aviation Administration's permission first...

3 Pieces of Evidence Point to Jet's Takeover

March 16, 2014 9:17 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

There are three pieces of evidence that aviation safety experts say make it clear the missing Malaysia Airlines jet was taken over by someone who was knowledgeable about how the plane worked. One clue is that the plane's transponder was shut off about an hour into the flight...

U.S. Goes High-Tech to Help Oversee Afghan Aid Work

March 16, 2014 9:08 pm | by Deb Riechmann, Associated Press | News | Comments

The main U.S. foreign assistance agency wants to step up use of smartphones, satellite imagery and GPS cameras to oversee tax-funded development projects in Afghanistan that aid workers no longer will be able to observe firsthand as American troops leave the country...

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