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AT&T Explores Expansion of Super-Fast Internet

April 22, 2014 9:32 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

AT&T plans a major expansion of super-fast Internet services to cover as many as 100 municipalities in 25 metropolitan areas...                              

Gates-Funded Student Data Group to Shut Down

April 22, 2014 9:30 am | by CAROLYN THOMPSON, Associated Press | News | Comments

The student data processing organization inBloom will shut down in the coming months, its chief executive officer said Monday following criticism that led to the recent loss of the startup's last active client — New York state...                

Apple Recycles All Old Products, for Free

April 22, 2014 9:29 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices, and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services...                  

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Drones Unearth More Details about Chaco Culture

April 22, 2014 9:25 am | by SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Recently published research describes how archaeologists outfitted a customized drone with a heat-sensing camera to unearth what they believe are ceremonial pits and other features at the site of an ancient village in New Mexico...                 

BroadWave Technologies’ New Power Dividers

April 21, 2014 9:06 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

BroadWave Technologies’ models 152-045-002 and 152-045-004 are 2- and 4-way power dividers with an operating frequency range from 500 to 4,500 MHz...

Photo of the Day: NASA's MMS Observatories Stacked for Testing

April 21, 2014 2:32 pm | by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center | News | Comments

Engineers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., accomplished another first. Using a large overhead crane, they mated two Magnetospheric Multiscale, or MMS, observatories -- also called mini-stacks -- at a time, to construct a full four-stack of observatories...                   

Photos of the Day: You Won’t Believe What This Machine Can See

April 21, 2014 2:22 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Two days before Christmas 1895, shortly after Wilhelm Röentgen discovered X-rays by experimenting with a cathode tube in his laboratory, he invited his wife to experience the phenomenon. Anna Bertha Ludwig put her left hand inside his apparatus and became the first human to...

Anritsu Spectrum Analyzer/Signal Analyzer Compatible with Monics Satellite Carrier Monitoring System

April 21, 2014 2:12 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Anritsu Company has announced that its MS2830A Spectrum Analyzer/Signal Analyzer is now compatible with the Monics satellite carrier monitoring system from SAT Corporation (SAT), a subsidiary of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions...                                     

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Microchip Unveils 4Kb Serial Presence Detect EEPROM for DDR4 SDRAM Modules

April 21, 2014 1:00 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip has announced a new 4Kb I2C Serial Presence Detect (SPD) EEPROM device, the 34AA04, which is specifically designed to work with the next generation of Double Data Rate 4 (DDR4) SDRAM modules used in high-speed PCs and laptops, while also supporting older DDR2/3 platforms...

Meet the Board: William H. “Bill” Conley III – Industrial Wireless Industry Pioneer

April 21, 2014 12:42 pm | by WDD Staff | Articles | Comments

William H. “Bill” Conley III is B&B Electronics’ M2M systems development engineering manager. As an electrical engineer (EE) with a career spanning almost 30 years, he is an industrial wireless industry pioneer...                                   

National Instruments Announces USRP RIO

April 21, 2014 12:36 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

NI has announced a platform that will enable rapid prototyping of these systems - the NI USRP RIO...

HotSpot Episode 59: Wireless Sensors Track Bridge Deterioration

April 21, 2014 12:15 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, Ti introduces a thirst party ecosystem of IoT cloud service providers; Alliance Sensors Group's LV-45 position sensors help track bridge deterioration; a glass fabric-based TE generator that is light and flexible; and a smart composite human-computer interface...          

Flipping the Switch

April 21, 2014 11:58 am | by Peter Reuell, Harvard University | News | Comments

Harvard researchers have succeeded in creating quantum switches that can be turned on and off using a single photon, a technological achievement that could pave the way for the creation of highly secure quantum networks...              

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Big Data Poses Great Challenges and Opportunities for Databases

April 21, 2014 11:55 am | by CUI Bin, Science China Press | News | Comments

Advances in the technology frontier have resulted in major disruptions and transformations in the massive data processing infrastructures. For the past three decades, classical database management systems, data warehousing and data analysis technologies have been well recognized as effective tools for data management and analysis...

Health Care Site Flagged in Heartbleed Review

April 21, 2014 11:53 am | by JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent | News | Comments

People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed Internet security flaw...                  

Birch Communications Buying Cbeyond for $323M

April 21, 2014 11:50 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Birch Communications Inc. is buying technology and communications equipment provider Cbeyond for about $323 million...                                       

Crystek Offers New Coaxial Resonator Oscillator

April 21, 2014 10:55 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek’s new CVCO55CXT-6000-6075 Coaxial Resonator Oscillator (CRO) is a coaxial-based VCO with an internal proprietary frequency doubler...

TE Connectivity's Rugged, High-Voltage Solutions for Military Applications

April 21, 2014 10:48 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

TE Connectivity (TE) has announced its high-speed, high-reliability products for military marine applications...                                          

Low ESR Aluminum Polymer Capacitors Set a New Standard with up to 125°C, 160 WVDC

April 21, 2014 10:39 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Illinois Capacitor AVG Series Aluminum Polymer Capacitors offer the very-low ESR benefits of polymer with greater maximum operating temperature and voltage rating...

Electric Imp Announces Relationship with Murata

April 18, 2014 1:50 pm | by Murata, Electric IMP | News | Comments

Electric Imp has announced a strategic relationship with Murata to produce and sell its next generation Wi-Fi enabled connectivity module. The collaboration brings together two of the foremost companies in their respective sectors. Electric Imp is an innovative and powerful Internet of Things-based service platform...           

TE Connectivity Acquires SEACON Group

April 18, 2014 12:41 pm | by TE Connectivity, SEACON | News | Comments

TE Connectivity has announces that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the SEACON group, a leading provider of underwater connector technology and systems, for $490 million in cash. The SEACON group serves the military marine and sub-sea sectors for remotely operated vehicles (ROV)/autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV), oil and gas, environmental and oceanographic applications...     

In the HotSeat: Putting the 'Long Term' in Long Term Evolution

April 18, 2014 10:59 am | by WDD Staff | Articles | Comments

Unlike its predecessors, LTE appears to be living up to it long term promise. With only a few murmurs of 5G in the ether, the current iteration of LTE is only the first step in a series of enhancements aimed at not only the air interface, but also at heterogeneous network topologies, advanced services, and for the first time...           

Testing Protocols in Internet of Things by a Formal Passive Technique

April 18, 2014 9:59 am | by CHE Xiaoping, Science China Press | News | Comments

Protocol conformance and performance testing are two branches of testing designed to determine compliance and performance of protocol implementations to their standard. Dr. CHE Xiaoping and Dr. MAAG Stephane from Laboratory UMR 5157 of French Centre national de la recherché scientifique (CNRS) focus on converging these two kinds of testing in a same formal approach...

Long-Distance Wireless Power Transfer: Dipole Coil Resonant System

April 18, 2014 9:50 am | by Lan Yoon, The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) | Videos | Comments

Chun T. Rim, a professor of Nuclear & Quantum Engineering at KAIST, and his team showcased, on April 16, 2014 at the KAIST campus, Daejeon, Republic of Korea, a great improvement in the distance that electric power can travel wirelessly...                 

Wireless Power Transfer Achieved at 5-Meter Distance

April 18, 2014 9:49 am | by Lan Yoon, The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) | News | Comments

The way electronic devices receive their power has changed tremendously over the past few decades, from wired to non-wired. Now, researchers and engineers are trying to remove the last remaining wires altogether by developing wireless power transfer technology...             

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