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Wary NKorea Struggles to Stay Afloat in Info Age

February 3, 2014 10:46 am | by ERIC TALMADGE, Associated Press | News | Comments

It's late afternoon at the e-library in North Korea's Kim Il Sung University, where row after row of smartly dressed students sit quietly, their faces bathed in the glow of computer displays as they surf the Internet. On the surface, it's a familiar-seeming scene, which is exactly why officials are offering it up for a look...

HotSpot Episode 48: High-Tech Bra Tracks True Love

February 3, 2014 9:57 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, an electronic, beer-tasting tongue; a high-tech bra that only opens for true love; smart shorts that tracks how you're working your muscles; and bionic contact lens that produce tactile sensations to help guide the blind...                       

Feds to Decide on Car-to-Car Communications

February 3, 2014 9:51 am | by JOAN LOWY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal officials are planning to announce whether automakers should be required to equip new cars and light trucks with technology that enables vehicles to communicate with each other to prevent collisions. Such vehicle-to-vehicle communication promises to transform traffic safety...

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Fujitsu Introduces Grounding Springs for Mobile Devices

February 3, 2014 9:20 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Fujitsu Components America has released a new series of grounding springs featuring a patented, robust structure and a wide working range for use in emerging mobile devices. The FCN-118X grounding spring series is designed to provide frame grounding between the pc board and chassis of smart phones, tablet PCs, PDAs...

Photo of the Day: Controlling Photons with Quantum Dots

January 31, 2014 10:42 am | by Linköping University | News | Comments

By emitting photons from a quantum dot at the top of a micropyramid, researchers at Linköping University are creating a polarized light source for such things as energy-saving computer screens and wiretap-proof communications. Polarized light forms the foundation for technology...

Quantum Dots Provide Complete Control of Photons

January 31, 2014 10:33 am | by Linköping University | News | Comments

By emitting photons from a quantum dot at the top of a micropyramid, researchers at Linköping University are creating a polarized light source for such things as energy-saving computer screens and wiretap-proof communications. Polarized light forms the foundation for technology...

Exclusive: Proximity Sensing in Mobile Phones

January 31, 2014 9:16 am | by Sivaguru Noopuran, Product Marketing Engineer and Priyadeep Kaur, Application Engineer, Cypress Semiconductor | Articles | Comments

Proximity sensing technology is becoming popular across a wide range of industries, especially in consumer electronics, because OEMs introduce new products to market every year. The largest application within consumer electronics is the mobile phone. Given the competition in this particular market, it is important for OEMs to adopt the latest technology and offer unique features to differentiate their products...

Engineering Newswire 75: First Porsche Ever Made Found 115 Years Later

January 31, 2014 8:08 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re printing multi-material in color, detecting mines with our shoes, cutting catalytic converter costs, and riding the first Porsche ever made. This episode features ...                      

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Vishay Intertechnology Announces HML, New Miniature Axial-Leaded Thick Film Resistor

January 30, 2014 5:45 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology has introduced a new miniature axial-leaded thick film resistor designed for hearing aids and high-frequency probe tips for testing in industrial applications. Encapsulated in a robust plastic housing, the Vishay Techno HML combines an ultra-compact 1.85 mm by 0.91 mm case size with high-temperature performance...

High Power Goes Low PIM

January 30, 2014 5:28 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW has announced design and sales support for low Passive Inter-Modulation (PIM) terminations from EMC Technology. The 32P7197F, 110W flange mount termination boasts a PIM spec of -127dBc with two 20W input tones. The 32P7197F features...

Storage System for 'Big Data' Dramatically Speeds Access to Information

January 30, 2014 4:10 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

As computers enter ever more areas of our daily lives, the amount of data they produce has grown enormously. But for this "big data" to be useful it must first be analyzed, meaning it needs to be stored in such a way that it can be accessed quickly when required...

Molex Provides Medical Device Design Engineers with Advanced Technology Solutions

January 30, 2014 1:00 pm | by Molex Incorporated | News | Comments

Molex Incorporated is committed to helping medical design engineers meet the growing demand for smaller, more portable devices without sacrificing performance and reliability.  The company will showcase a wide range of its advanced products at MD&M West, February 11 – 13, Anaheim, CA...

NextG-Com Announces LTE Host Test Platform for Release 11 Conformance

January 30, 2014 12:20 pm | by Colin Aitken, NextG-Com | News | Comments

NextG-Com has announced the development of a low-cost LTE protocol test platform on host compliant to 3GPP Release 11 specification. XANTHUS 203 is a protocol conformance test framework that allows the execution of TTCN3 36.523 Test Cases as published by ETSI. It has been designed within the current NextG-Com ALPS LTE product development program...

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Balluff Offers New Industrial Ethernet Cables

January 30, 2014 10:45 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Industrial Ethernet has expanded its line of industrial Ethernet cables. While Cat5E is the base requirement for industrial Ethernet, when working with a specific network like EtherNet/IP or PROFINET, higher requirements are a must with the components in the network..

FCI Introduces its Latest Mini-SAS HD Active Optical Cables

January 30, 2014 9:45 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

FCI has introduced its mini-SAS HD Active Optical Cable (MSHD AOC) assembly, the latest addition to its portfolio of optical and electrical cabling solutions. The MSHD AOC solution is a four-channel cable that features...

NYU Researchers Take Magnetic Waves for a Spin

January 29, 2014 11:22 am | by New York University | News | Comments

Researchers at New York University have developed a method for creating and directing fast moving waves in magnetic fields that have the potential to enhance communication and information processing in computer chips and other consumer products. Their method employs "spin waves"...

Pressure Mounts for Apple to Expand its Horizons

January 29, 2014 10:20 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple reshaped technology and society when Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone seven years ago. Now, the trend-setting company is losing ground to rivals that offer what Apple has stubbornly refused to make: smartphones with lower prices and larger screens than the iPhone. The void in Apple's lineup is a major reason why the company's quarterly revenue...

Smart Statistics to Fight Crime

January 29, 2014 9:44 am | by Anne Milgram, TED Talk | Videos | Comments

When she became the attorney general of New Jersey in 2007, Anne Milgram quickly discovered a few startling facts: not only did her team not really know who they were putting in jail, but they had no way of understanding if their decisions were actually making the public safer...                             

HDMI 2.0 Compliance Test Software for Transmitters and Receivers

January 28, 2014 3:02 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies introduced two compliance test software packages for physical-layer testing of devices that use the new High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) 2.0 specification. The transmitter compliance test software allows engineers to use Agilent Infiniium oscilloscopes to test their HDMI 2.0 transmitters...

LINX NoVA Launch Internet Exchange Services at EvoSwitch

January 28, 2014 1:20 pm | by IX Reach | News | Comments

EvoSwitch has announced that LINX NoVA has turned up service at its data center in Manassas, VA, and that the first LINX member networks present at that location have started the exchange of Internet traffic as part of the Acceptance Into Service (AIS) process...

PIMinator Line of Low PIM DAS In-Building Antennas

January 28, 2014 1:05 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pulse Electronics introduced 3 new low passive inter-modulation (PIM) distributed antenna system (DAS) in-building, ceiling mount omni antennas. With an industry-leading PIM spec of -155 dBc at 2x20 watts, Pulse Electronics' line of PIMinators meets the most demanding requirements...

B&K Precision Launches Major pwrApp Update

January 28, 2014 12:49 pm | by James Schada, B&K Precision | News | Comments

B&K Precision has relaunched its iOS application, ‘pwrApp’, for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Adding to the app's value-offering of local wireless control for XLN-GL series power supplies, B&K Precision’s pwrApp now adds support for 9170/9180 series power supplies with LAN interface cards...

New Bike Taillight Features Embedded Tracking Device

January 28, 2014 11:57 am | by Leslie Hart, Telit Wireless Solutions | News | Comments

Nastek Tecnologia has announced the launch of Yon Bike Lamp, a hi-tech GSM/GPS tracker embedded in a bicycle taillight. The company also announced that they selected Telit Wireless Solutions to provide M2M modules for the Yon Bike Lamp...

Choosing the Proper Elastomer for Microwave Absorption

January 28, 2014 11:49 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW has announced the availability of a white paper discussing the proper selection of microwave absorbing and EMI shielding products. This Technical Bulletin from MAST Technologies defines the characteristic properties of various elastomers used in the manufacture of microwave absorbing products...

Report: Spies Use Smartphone Apps to Track People

January 28, 2014 10:31 am | by RAPHAEL SATTER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Documents leaked by former NSA contactor Edward Snowden suggest that spy agencies have a powerful ally in Angry Birds and a host of other apps installed on smartphones across the globe...                      

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