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Turning Smartphones into Microscopes with Droplet Lens

April 24, 2014 10:30 am | by ANU Media, Australian National University | News | Comments

Australian scientists have invented a simple and cheap way of making a high-powered lens that can transform a smartphone into a high-resolution microscope...                          

Russian Social Media CEO Quits, Flees Country

April 24, 2014 10:27 am | by LAURA MILLS, Associated Press | News | Comments

The founder of Russia's leading social media network — a wunderkind often described as Russia's Mark Zuckerberg — has left his post as CEO and fled the country as cronies of President Vladimir Putin have made steady inroads into the company's ownership...              

Memory Lane: Traveling Through Time on Google Maps

April 24, 2014 10:26 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Trips down memory lane are now available on Google's digital maps.The new twist on time travel is debuting Wednesday as part of the "Street View" feature in Google's maps, a navigational tool that...                   

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Tech Tips: Add 2nd Layer of Protection Online

April 24, 2014 10:25 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

If the Heartbleed security threat teaches us anything, it's that passwords don't offer total protection...                         

Russia's Putin Calls the Internet a 'CIA Project'

April 24, 2014 10:19 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

President Vladimir Putin has mocked the Internet as a CIA project and pledged to protect Russia's interests online...                                  

Apple Increases Stock Buyback, Will Split Stock

April 24, 2014 10:17 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple is doling out more of its cash to shareholders and preparing to split its stock for the first time in nine years in an attempt to win back investors fretting about the iPhone maker's slowing sales growth and pace of innovation...            

FCC to Propose Pay-for-Priority Internet Standards

April 24, 2014 10:13 am | by RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new open Internet rules that would allow content companies to pay for faster delivery over the so-called "last mile" connection to people's homes, but enhance scrutiny of such deals so they don't harm competition or limit free speech...         

How Trustworthy is the Data You’re Using?

April 23, 2014 2:49 pm | by Rich Garvin, Training & Development Manager, Knovel | Blogs | Comments

When I began my mechanical engineering career in the materials handling industry 30 years ago, go-to resources primarily included engineering books and handbooks on the bookshelf in your office. Experienced engineers were adept at... 

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The Flower-Shaped Starshade to Detect Earth-Like Planets

April 23, 2014 2:23 pm | by Jeremy Kasdin, TED Talk | Videos | Comments

Astronomers believe that every star in the galaxy has a planet, one fifth of which might harbor life. Only we haven't seen any of them — yet. Jeremy Kasdin and his team are looking to change that with the design and engineering of an extraordinary piece of equipment...              

Photo of the Day: Mobile Data Crunch

April 23, 2014 1:55 pm | by CommScope | News | Comments

CommScope outlines the “mobile data crunch” with this infographic...                                

Meet the Board: Janine R. Whitacre – Agilent Technologies

April 23, 2014 10:38 am | by WDD Staff | Articles | Comments

Wireless Design and Development is excited for its newest editorial advisory board. From Agilent Technologies, we are honored to introduce Janine R. Whitacre, LTE Mkt Program Manager, Electronic Measurement Group...           

Remote Surveillance May Increase Chance of Survival for ‘Uncontacted’ Tribes

April 23, 2014 10:02 am | by Jeff Sossamon, University of Missouri | News | Comments

Lowland South America, including the Amazon Basin, harbors most of the last indigenous societies that have limited contact with the outside world. Studying these tribes, located deep within Amazonian rainforests, gives scientists a glimpse at what tribal cultures may have been like before the arrival of Europeans...         

Attacks on Payment Systems Trail other Cybercrimes

April 23, 2014 9:34 am | by BREE FOWLER, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

While the theft of millions of credit card numbers from Target customers last year drew attention to Internet crime, a new study finds that breaches of retail payment systems are less common than other kinds of attacks...                     

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Internet TV Case: Justices Skeptical, Concerned

April 23, 2014 9:25 am | by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in the use of the Internet...                               

Michigan Man among 1st in U.S. to Get 'Bionic Eye'

April 23, 2014 9:22 am | by MIKE HOUSEHOLDER, Associated Press | News | Comments

A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision. Now, thanks to a high-tech procedure that involved the surgical implantation of a bionic eye...                            

Microsoft Expands Ad-Free Bing Search for Schools

April 23, 2014 9:16 am | by Associate Press | News | Comments

Microsoft is expanding a program that gives schools the ability to prevent ads from appearing in search results when they use its Bing search engine. The program, launched in a pilot program earlier this year, is now available to all U.S. schools, public or private, from kindergarten through the 12th grade...

Pentek Introduces Onyx Virtex-7 Software Radio Module

April 22, 2014 12:57 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pentek has announced the newest member of its highly popular Onyx family of high-speed data converter XMC FPGA modules: the Onyx Model 71741, a 1-channel, 3.6 GHz 12-bit A/D or 2-channel, 1.8 GHz 12-bit A/D XMC module based on the high density Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGA...

Rohde & Schwarz Achieves LTE-A Cat6 Carrier Aggregation Full Stack Throughput

April 22, 2014 12:30 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

In a joint effort, Rohde & Schwarz and Qualcomm Technologies have extensively tested the user plane throughput of the new Qualcomm® Gobi™ 9x35 chipset in compliance with 3GPP Release 10 for LTE-Advanced...

Avago's Latest 100 G MicroPOD and MiniPOD

April 22, 2014 11:57 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Avago Technologies has announced its latest series of MicroPOD(TM) and MiniPOD(TM) solutions support 100GbE data transmission over a 550 meter link distance...

Measurement Specialties Offers 86BSD Media-Isolated Digital Output Pressure Sensor

April 22, 2014 11:18 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Measurement Specialties now offers the 86BSD, a media-isolated digital output pressure sensor. Combining a low-profile, 16 mm diaphragm diameter with a rugged 316L stainless steel housing, the new sensor is ideal for high performance, low pressure applications in hostile environments...

FCI Announces PwrBlade+ has Completed Reliability Tests

April 22, 2014 10:17 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

FCI (Singapore), a leading supplier of connectors and interconnect systems, is proud to announce the PwrBlade+™ power connector has completed its long-term reliability tests when cross-mated with the TE Connectivity Multi-Beam XLE connector series...

Meet the Board: Tom Donofrio – Central Semiconductor Corp.

April 22, 2014 10:08 am | by WDD Staff | Articles | Comments

Tom Donofrio is responsible for Central’s worldwide marketing efforts including: marketing strategies, brand management, marcom, new product introductions, and trade shows. He has over 20 years of B2B technical marketing and product management experience and holds a BS degree from Dowling College in...

Skyworks Unveils Varactor Diodes

April 22, 2014 9:50 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks introduces a series of surface-mount, silicon, hyperabrupt junction tuning varactor diodes for automotive, consumer, defense and infrastructure markets...

Carnegie Mellon System Lets iPad Users Explore Data with Their Fingers

April 22, 2014 9:44 am | by Byron Spice, Carnegie Mellon University | News | Comments

Spreadsheets may have been the original killer app for personal computers, but data tables don't play to the strengths of multi-touch devices such as tablets. So researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a visualization approach that allows people to explore complex data with their fingers...          

Progress Made in Developing Nanoscale Electronics

April 22, 2014 9:41 am | by Peter Iglinski, University of Rochester | News | Comments

Scientists are facing a number of barriers as they try to develop circuits that are microscopic in size, including how to reliably control the current that flows through a circuit that is the width of a single molecule...            

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