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A Smart Watch Controlled by Twists, Tilts & Clicks

May 14, 2014 11:17 am | by MIT Technology Review | News | Comments

A project at Carnegie Mellon University suggests a better way to control smart watches: allowing users to physically tilt, click, and twist the watch’s bezel, the area around the screen. This could make it much easier to do things like set up appointments, play music, or navigate a map on the tiny display...

Photos of the Day: Mechanical Watch Face Tilts & Twists

May 14, 2014 11:14 am | by MIT Technology Review | News | Comments

A project at Carnegie Mellon University suggests a better way to control smart watches: allowing users to physically tilt, click, and twist the watch’s bezel, the area around the screen. This could make it much easier to do things like set up appointments, play music, or navigate a map on the tiny display...

Samsung Apologizes to Sickened Chip Workers

May 14, 2014 10:17 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co. apologized and promised compensation to chip factory workers who suffered cancers linked to chemical exposure, a rare win for families and activists seven years after the death of a 23-year-old employee from leukemia galvanized a movement to hold the company to account...

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Bumble Bee, Herbie & K.I.T.T. Cruise into a Bar

May 14, 2014 9:03 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor | Blogs | Comments

Connected cars, is receiving a lot of attention from design engineers and OEMs due to the safety possibilities and travel efficiencies Vehicle-to-vehicle communication (V2V) presents. This technology gives cars the ability to exchange data and interact with one another and...             

BlackBerry Launches New Smartphone for Indonesia

May 13, 2014 3:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BlackBerry launched a new lower-cost smartphone designed specifically for Indonesia on Tuesday in an attempt to win back market share that has plunged in recent years but remains higher than in many other nations.The BlackBerry Z3, Jakarta Edition, was launched at a glitzy hotel in the capital, Jakarta...

Agilent Technologies Names Jay Alexander as Chief Technology Officer of Keysight Technologies

May 13, 2014 12:11 pm | by Janet Smith, Agilent Technologies | News | Comments

Santa Clara, CA – Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that Jay Alexander has been named Keysight Technologies’ chief technology officer. Agilent announced in September 2013 that it would separate into two publicly traded companies in 2014...

Vertix to Discuss Small Cell Architecture Deployment at PCIA Wireless Infrastructure Show

May 13, 2014 11:28 am | by Jaymie Scotto & Associates | News | Comments

Oakton, VA – Vertix Consulting announces that its partner, Greg Weiner, will speak at the PCIA Wireless Infrastructure Show at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, May 19-22...                

B&B Electronics Partners with SeeControl on Monitoring Solutions for IoT Applications

May 13, 2014 11:06 am | by Michelle Moody, Moody & Associates | News | Comments

B&B Electronics (Ottawa, IL), a developer of mission-critical network connectivity solutions, has partnered with SeeControl (Redwood City, CA), an IoT platform company, to deliver intelligent, predictive monitoring solutions for Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) applications...

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Pulse Electronics to Present Two Papers at PCIM 2014

May 13, 2014 10:29 am | by Andrea Roberts, A R Marketing Inc. | News | Comments

San Diego, CA - Pulse Electronics Corporation (NYSE: PULS) will present papers at two poster sessions at the PCIM Europe Conference in Nuremberg, Germany...

How to Increase Battery Life in VoLTE Devices to Ensure QoE

May 13, 2014 10:19 am | by Andreas Roessler, Rohde & Schwarz | Articles | Comments

Companies within the wireless industry, and network operators in particular, are investing significant resources worldwide to implement Voice over LTE (VoLTE) in currently deployed 4G LTE networks. Besides the concern of achieving at least the same high-standard audio quality...

LPRS Introduces IoT Low Power Consumption Integrated Wireless Controller

May 13, 2014 9:59 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

LPRS (UK) now offers Internet of Things (IoT) system builders a system-on-chip fully integrated wireless controller suitable for remote, battery powered sensor systems, which can offer current consumption as low as 32 µA...

Apple CEO Dares to Be Different from Steve Jobs

May 12, 2014 10:25 pm | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

"Think different" became Apple's creed during the late Steve Jobs' reign as CEO. Now, chief executive Tim Cook is embracing the idea while making decisions that would have seemed crazy to his fabled predecessor. Apple's pending purchase of headphone maker and streaming music company Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion...

Cost-Effective Data Acquisition with Elsys' New High Resolution PCIe Cards

May 12, 2014 12:12 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Elsys Instruments has expanded its family of LAN-controlled transient recorders with a new, cost-effective series of high resolution PCIe data acquisition cards...

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Fox Electronics Announces Ultra-Precision Oscillator Technology

May 12, 2014 11:23 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Fox Electronics has offered an LVDS version, in addition to the recently released LVPECL version, of its next generation ultra-precision oscillator technology, XpressO-ULTRA...

HotSpot Episode 62: Unmanned Combat Air System

May 12, 2014 11:20 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by Components Corporation, an energy harvesting phone case for smartphones; SanDisk's alternative to traditional HDDs; an unmanned combat air system; a virtual keyboard that works with Google Glass; and a car fund from Nokia...

Saelig's New Spread-Spectrum Oscillators

May 12, 2014 11:13 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Saelig now offers a new oscillator from the Euroquartz range of low-EMI oscillators that use spread-spectrum (dithered) techniques to reduce electromagnetic interference by up to 15 dB...

Precision Devices Announces New High Temperature, Reduced Power Crystal Oscillators

May 12, 2014 10:46 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Precision Devices has announced the high temperature VN01 and VN03 series of oven controlled crystal oscillators (OCXO), ideal for applications like satellite communications and a variety of military systems where extremely high temperature operating environments are the normal...

Connectivity Announces High Power Contacts

May 12, 2014 10:38 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Connectivity (Harrisburg, PA) has announced its new DEUTSCH 5015 high power contacts that deliver improved performance and reliability...

Court Sides with US in Cell-Tracking Records Case

May 12, 2014 10:31 am | by Eric Tucker, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Justice Department does not have to turn over information on cases involving warrantless cellphone tracking if the cases ended without a defendant's conviction, a divided federal appeals court ruled Friday in upholding privacy protections for people acquitted of crimes...

Amphenol Offers Explosion Proof Heavy Duty Connector Series

May 12, 2014 10:26 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Amphenol Industrial Products Group offers a heavy duty connector series that is explosion proof and certified for use in IECEx Group 1 mining hazardous locations...

Police Add Texting to Crisis Negotiation Arsenal

May 12, 2014 10:18 am | by Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press | News | Comments

The suspect in a gas station robbery and 100 mph chase kept pointing his handgun to his head, and police negotiator Andres Wells was doing all he could to keep the man from committing suicide. But he kept cutting Wells' phone calls short...

ERNI Adds PCI Express Connector Series

May 12, 2014 10:16 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

ERNI has expanded its 100 ohms PCIe product line with the new 85 ohms right-angle PCI Express connector series, which provides design flexibility and space savings where low clearance above the PCB prohibits the use of vertical configurations...

Abracon's ASGTX Series of Fixed and Voltage Controlled Oscillators

May 12, 2014 9:19 am | by WDD Wireless | Product Releases | Comments

Abracon Corporation has introduced its new ASGTX series of factory configurable, high performance, fixed and voltage controlled crystal oscillators...

Apple on Verge of Buying Beats for $3.2B

May 9, 2014 10:31 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple is orchestrating a $3.2 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics, the headphone maker and music streaming distributor founded by hip-hop star Dr. Dre and record producer Jimmy Iovine, according to a published report. Citing people familiar with the negotiations...

Nation's Data Capital Poised to Advance Leadership Position

May 9, 2014 10:14 am | by George Washington University | News | Comments

The Northern Virginia Technology Council, the George Washington University, and Attain, LLC, today released a research report conducted by Chmura Economics & Analytics highlighting the depth and breadth of big data experience, expertise and assets in Northern Virginia and the Potomac region...

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