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Time-Lapse Studies of Crystallization

April 28, 2014 9:28 am | by Gaurav Giri, Stanford University | Videos | Comments

The process of crystallization normally occurs in the blink of an eye, and the researchers needed to understand it at the nanoscale. To do this they had to create a way to record and visualize molecules as they formed crystals in slow motion...                  

Discrimination Potential Seen in 'Big Data' Use

April 28, 2014 9:04 am | by EILEEN SULLIVAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

A White House review of how the government and private sector use large sets of data has found that such information could be used to discriminate against Americans on issues such as housing and employment even as it makes their lives easier in many ways...                              

Supreme Court Takes on Privacy in Digital Age

April 28, 2014 9:03 am | by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Two Supreme Court cases about police searches of cellphones without warrants present vastly different views of the ubiquitous device. Is it a critical tool for a criminal or is it an American's virtual home?                           

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Closing Arguments Set in Apple-Samsung Trial

April 28, 2014 9:00 am | by MARTHA MENDOZA, AP National Writer | News | Comments

The high-stakes battle between the world's largest smartphone makers is scheduled to wrap up this week after a month-long trial that has pulled the curtain back on just how very cutthroat the competition is between Apple and Samsung...                               

Google: Driverless Cars are Mastering City Streets

April 28, 2014 8:59 am | by JUSTIN PRITCHARD, Associated Press | News | Comments

Google says it has turned a corner in its pursuit of a car that can drive itself.The tech giant's self-driving cars already can navigate freeways comfortably...                                             

Compact Footprint, Reliable Operating Performance

April 25, 2014 11:32 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Fox Electronics now offers the low power FTP Series, a surface mount OCXO featuring a compact footprint of 14.3 (L) x 9.3 (W) x 6.7 (H) mm...                                       

Teseq Enhances NSG 438 ESD Simulator

April 25, 2014 11:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Teseq has enhanced its NSG 438 electrostatic discharge (ESD) simulator to include a brand new color touch display, allowing changes to settings and features right on the pistol. The upgraded NSG 438 is easy to use and offers a long battery life...                      

Turnkey Demo Kit for High-Speed Connection to the World

April 25, 2014 11:04 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Lantiq and Würth Elektronik eiSos have announced the availability of a jointly developed demonstration kit to provide an easy and fast way for implementing Ethernet in a broad range of products. The Evaluation Kit paves the way to easily add Ethernet hardware...            

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LTE Innovation Summit: The Tremendous Trio

April 25, 2014 10:33 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

In its fifth year, the LTE Innovation Summit brought together technology leaders, companies and engineers from across the mobile wireless ecosystem to focus on the key design and testing challenges facing the industry today – and well into the future...                          

Meet the Board: Matt Lee – Oscium

April 25, 2014 9:53 am | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

Today, Wireless Design and Development (WDD) is introducing Matt Lee, founder and technical lead at Oscium, a company that delivers personal instrumentation that leverages the easy-to-use interface of the iPad, iPhone and iPod...                       

Nokia, Microsoft Complete $7.5B Cellphone Deal

April 25, 2014 9:37 am | by MATTI HUUHTANEN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Nokia said Friday it has completed the 5.44 billion-euro ($7.5 billion) sale of its troubled cellphone and services division to Microsoft Corp., ending a chapter in the former world leading cellphone maker's history that began with paper making in 1865...                     

Cloud Strength Helps Microsoft Earnings Top Street

April 25, 2014 9:35 am | by RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Results from Microsoft's first quarterly earnings release under new CEO Satya Nadella offered fresh justification for his focus on cloud computing...                              

Google, Apple Settle High-Tech Workers' Lawsuit

April 25, 2014 9:33 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google, Apple, Intel, and Adobe Systems have settled a class-action lawsuit alleging they conspired to prevent their engineers and other highly sought technology workers from getting better job offers from one another...                    

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U.S. Proposes Pay-for-Priority Internet Standards

April 25, 2014 9:27 am | by RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The nation's top telecoms regulator is proposing to allow a pay-for-priority fast lane on the Internet for movies, music and other services to get to people's homes...                              

Anritsu Names Alexander Vice President and General Manager of Americas Sales Region

April 24, 2014 4:20 pm | by Kim Collins, Director, Americas Marketing | News | Comments

Richardson, TX – Anritsu has announced the appointment of Pete Alexander, PhD, as Vice President and General Manager of Anritsu Company, the United States subsidiary of Anritsu Corporation...                                                  

RFS Announces Orthogonal Mode Transducer for Microwave Antennas

April 24, 2014 3:14 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Radio Frequency Systems (RFS) (Meriden, CT), the global wireless and broadcast infrastructure specialist, has announced the availability of an OMT compatible with multiple antennas in the company’s portfolio of microwave products. Designed for maximum flexibility and future-proofing, RFS OMT enables users to implement a “pay as you grow” scheme for up to four outdoor units (ODUs)...

CellPac BLOX System Provides Semi-Custom Soft Pack Battery Solutions

April 24, 2014 2:45 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

VARTA Microbattery has announced the CellPac BLOX system, a design program implemented to offer OEMs a semi-custom power solution when off-the-shelf lithium ion (li-ion) or lithium polymer (LiPO) soft pack battery assemblies do not meet the design criteria...

Pasternack Releases High Gain Amplifiers for Commercial and Military Radar

April 24, 2014 2:05 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pasternack Enterprises, Inc., a manufacturer and supplier of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, releases a new portfolio of L and S band high gain amplifiers covering 1.2 - 1.4 GHz and 3.1 – 3.5 GHz specifically used for commercial and military radar applications as well as observation satellites and communications systems...

Improving Drowsy Driver Detection

April 24, 2014 12:52 pm | by Judith Van Dongen, WSU Spokane | Videos | Comments

Researchers at Washington State University Spokane have developed a new way to detect when drivers are about to nod off behind the wheel...                     

Superconducting Qubit Array Points the Way to Quantum Computers

April 24, 2014 11:53 am | by Julie Cohen | News | Comments

A fully functional quantum computer is one of the holy grails of physics. Unlike conventional computers, the quantum version uses qubits (quantum bits), which make direct use of the multiple states of quantum phenomena...                    

TI Brings Bluetooth Smart to Automobiles for Smartphone and Wire-Replacement Applications

April 24, 2014 10:53 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments has announced the SimpleLink Bluetooth low energy CC2541-Q1, a highly-integrated wireless microcontroller (MCU) that delivers low power, low cost, and simplified automotive connectivity to emerging smartphone-controlled and wire-replacement applications.

Your T-shirt’s Ringing: Telecommunications in the Spaser Age

April 24, 2014 10:41 am | by Monash University | News | Comments

A new version of “spaser” technology being investigated could mean that mobile phones become so small, efficient, and flexible they could be printed on clothing...                            

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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