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Man Said to Create Bitcoin Denies It

March 7, 2014 9:36 am | by RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Dorian Prentice Satoshi Nakamoto said Thursday that he is not the creator of bitcoin, adding further mystery to the story of how the world's most popular digital currency came to be...                       

5 Things to Know about Google's Mystery Barge

March 7, 2014 9:29 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

A Google barge built with recycled shipping containers proved its seaworthiness Thursday as it cruised from the San Francisco Bay to Stockton. But many other details about the odd-looking vessel remain a mystery...                        

Photos of the Day: Google's Mystery Barge

March 7, 2014 9:28 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Documents filed by Turner Construction Co. said the Treasure Island project would be part of a three-vessel fleet that would cost Google Inc. about $35 million...                               

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Up-Converted Radio

March 7, 2014 9:18 am | by Phillip F. Schewe, Joint Quantum Institute | News | Comments

Ever worry about losing your mobile-phone reception? The problem is a weak microwave signal. The same problem hampers cosmologists looking at the early universe, a glimpse embodied in the cosmic microwave background...                        

Engineering Newswire 80: Body-Mounted Joystick Gives Astronauts Touch-Feedback

March 7, 2014 9:02 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re getting touchy feely with a body-mounted joystick, 3D printing heart attack predictors, and installing a fifth eye. This episode features ...          

Solving Discrepancies between 3G and 4G

March 6, 2014 4:14 pm | by Anjan Ghosal, President and CEO, Diametriq | Articles | Comments

Today, most of the world still communicates wirelessly over 3G and 2G networks. That’s expected to change as more cellular traffic moves to 4G (for fourth generation) LTE (Long Term Evolution) networks. Meanwhile, the majority of cellular subscribers use pre-paid, rather than...                 

TE Connectivity’s New Hybrid Fiber/Power Cable System

March 6, 2014 1:47 pm | by TE Connectivity | Product Releases | Comments

TE Connectivity (TE) has announced a new solution to speed and simplify the installation, powering, and communication with small cells and other network access devices. The powered fiber cable system from TE eliminates the complexity of small cell installation...

Delta Electronics Releases New MHF/U.FL Series Data Sheet

March 6, 2014 1:16 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The new MHF/U.FL series data sheet from Delta Electronics Manufacturing Corp details the company's latest ultra-miniature coaxial interconnect system that operates from: DC-6 GHz. This connector interface was developed for applications in small form factor wireless mobile electronic devices...

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ReliaSENS Environmental Monitoring System

March 6, 2014 1:05 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Eurotech has announced the ReliaSENS 18-12, a cloud connected environmental monitoring system with high precision air pollution sensors and real time data access. ReliaSENS is a rugged, compact system designed to monitor traffic, industrial, construction and urban areas...

Broadband Shunts in Ultra-Small Plastic Packages

March 6, 2014 12:51 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

MACOM has extended its strong industry position in diodes with a new family of broadband Shunt PIN Diodes for high-power switching applications. The MACOM Shunt PIN Diode series is designed for customers who need a versatile, low cost, ultra-small Shunt PIN diode element...

Virtual AntennaTechnology

March 6, 2014 12:21 pm | by Fractus | White Papers

The fast pace, ever changing evolution of the wireless industry puts an enormous time to market pressure on the engineering of every new mobile device. Being in the heart of every mobile product, the design of the RF front end and in particular, the antenna, becomes...

Dubai Focuses on Technology in 'Smart City' Bid

March 5, 2014 4:29 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

After years of chasing the biggest and the best, the fast-growing Mideast city of Dubai is turning to technology to help the little things in life run more smoothly. Government officials presented a wide range of projects that are aimed at turning Dubai into what they're calling a "smart city" ahead of its hosting of the 2020 World Expo...

Lightning Protection for Fiber-to-the-Antenna

March 5, 2014 3:53 pm | by Paul McClusky, Member IEEE, Product Marketing Manager, TRABTECH, Phoenix Contact USA | Articles | Comments

The telecommunications world is quickly moving from third-generation (3G) to fourth-generation (4G) configurations, with announcements for 5G already starting. The 4G has acted as a stimulus for a paradigm shift of the cell tower structure, which has included the implementation of fiber-to-the-antenna (FTTA) architecture...                

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Low-Cost Long-Range Radio Solution For M2M and Internet Of Things

March 5, 2014 3:30 pm | by Actility | News | Comments

Actility and Semtech Corporation have unveiled ThingPark Wireless, an innovative, low-cost long-range bidirectional radio solution allowing M2M sensor OEMs and application providers to significantly improve market adoption. ThingPark Wireless is based on Semtech’s ultra-long range, bidirectional LoRa radio transceivers...

Rapid, Network-Ready M2M Solution for Industrial Monitoring

March 5, 2014 3:25 pm | by B&B Electronics | News | Comments

B&B Electronics, a developer of mission-critical network connectivity solutions, announced it has entered into a joint service agreement with KORE, the world’s largest wireless network services provider specializing in machine-to-machine (M2M) communications...

Why is ZigBee Green?

March 5, 2014 3:04 pm | by Cees Links, CEO and Founder of GreenPeak, ZigBee Alliance Member | Blogs | Comments

One of the biggest challenges that consumers and service providers will have in the future is maintaining a wide range of sensor and control devices located throughout the Smart home. For ease of use and installation, it makes much more sense to have these powered by either batteries or by energy harvesting technologies...

Why it’s Time for a Useful Internet of Things

March 5, 2014 2:26 pm | by Matthias Poppel, Chief Operation Officer, EnOcean | Blogs | Comments

It was one of the hot trends at CES show: Communicating devices and objects. There were a toothbrush, a fridge, or even a garbage can that send information to the smart phone. It shows two things: First, there are many technical possibilities today to realize the...                 

New Technique Targets C Code to Spot, Contain Malware Attacks

March 4, 2014 4:06 pm | by NC State University | News | Comments

Researchers have developed a new tool to detect and contain malware that attempts root exploits in Android devices. The tool improves on previous techniques by targeting code written in the C programming language – which is often used to create root exploit malware...

White Paper: Current Activity in 5G

March 4, 2014 3:54 pm | by Agilent Technologies | White Papers

Even as LTE and LTE Advanced (4th Generation cellular systems) are being deployed, work is already starting on their successor: 5G. This paper describes the needs that demand continued development of mobile and fixed-line communications systems, and explains...           

Industry’s First Digital Ultraviolet Index Sensors

March 4, 2014 1:55 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Labs has introduced the industry’s first single-chip digital ultraviolet (UV) index sensor ICs designed to track UV sun exposure, heart/pulse rate and blood oximetry and provide proximity/gesture control for smartphone and wearable computing products...

Voters Using Smartphones Made Fewer Errors in Mock Election

March 4, 2014 10:39 am | by Rice University | News | Comments

Voters who cast their ballots via smartphones made fewer errors than they did when voting via traditional methods in a mock election, according to new research. In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers examined how smartphone-based voting systems can be incorporated into the current large-scale voting process...

Apple Dials Up Effort to Meld iPhone with Cars

March 3, 2014 2:43 pm | by Michael Liedtke & Tom Krisher, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

Apple is accelerating the race to make smartphone applications easier and safer to use in cars. Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo are previewing Apple's iPhone technology for cars this week at an auto show in Geneva. The partnerships give Apple an early lead over Google's loosely knit family of Android phones...

HotSpot Episode 52: WiFi Virus Attacks Belfast and London

March 3, 2014 10:04 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, a mobile network in a backpack for disaster situations; a WiFi virus attacks London and Belfast; a phone that place privacy and control directly in the hands of its users; and smart space spheres receive an upgrade...                    

Promise and Peril in an Ultra-connected World

March 3, 2014 9:35 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

We're in the beginning of a world in which everything is connected to the Internet and with one another, while powerful yet relatively cheap computers analyze all that data for ways to improve lives. Toothbrushes tell your mirror to remind you to floss. Basketball jerseys detect impending heart failure and call the ambulance for you...

Wearable Technology: The $70 Billion Picture

March 3, 2014 9:27 am | by Dr. Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx | Blogs | Comments

Wearable technology mainly concerns devices and apparel/textiles. Devices are discrete electronic and electrical hardware sold on its own for bodywear. It may be utilized by being attached to apparel or by constituting worn accessories such as electronic watches and...                     

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