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Solair Offers 'Intelligent' Software Platform

February 18, 2014 5:44 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Solair is offering Solair Platform, an innovative software platform for those who wish to develop business applications in the cloud as well as those seeking to position themselves in the "Internet of Things." Solair Platform is a cloud platform, entirely developed in Italy...

Low PIM Adapters from P1dB

February 18, 2014 5:36 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

P1dB has introduced a full line of low-PIM adapters within their P1LP-ADP line. Available for 7/16 and Type N within-series applications and 7/16 between-series (Type N and SMA) applications, the new high-performance line of adapters complements P1dB’s high quality low-PIM cable assemblies...

Xiaomi Selects Three SABIC Materials to Develop Ultra-slim Mi2A Smartphone

February 18, 2014 4:51 pm | by SABIC | News | Comments

SABIC’s Innovative Plastics business enabled mobile internet company Xiaomi to develop its Mi2A smartphone that addresses growing consumer requirements such as thinner, more durable walls, and an antenna-integrated frame. Since their inception...

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Crowdsourced Testers Prefer New Cyber Search Method

February 18, 2014 12:27 pm | by Case Western Reserve University | News | Comments

Computer scientists at Case Western Reserve University have developed a new tool to search and fetch electronic files that saves users time by more quickly identifying and retrieving the most relevant information on their computers and hand-held devices...

Technology to Link Patient Records Being Developed

February 18, 2014 12:22 pm | by Case Western Reserve University | News | Comments

Although trauma, heart and stroke patients benefit from being transferred from a local hospital to a higher-level care facility, it’s unclear why patients transferred with non-urgent medical conditions show at least a 30 percent higher death rate than had they stayed put, according to researchers from Case Western Reserve University’s nursing school.

HotSpot Episode 50: Blinking Beacons Help Planes Miss Wind Turbines

February 18, 2014 10:54 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, a low-power, signal-processing chip that could lead to a chochlear implant with not external hardware; synthetic motors that live inside human cells; a sensor solution for blinking beacons on wind turbines; and a clever detector array...                    

NSA: Co-worker Provided a Digital Key to Snowden

February 14, 2014 1:04 pm | by Stephen Braun, Associated Press | News | Comments

A National Security Agency employee resigned from the agency after admitting to federal investigators that he gave former National Security Agency analyst Edward Snowden a digital key that allowed him to gain access to classified materials, the NSA has told Congress...

Miami Hotels Use Technology to Help Sick Guests

February 13, 2014 5:16 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Some Miami hotels are teaming up with a program to offer out-of-town guests who are feeling under the weather a convenient way to hook up with a doctor. If travelers are suffering from anything from an earache to the flu, they can contact the hotel concierge or front desk to coordinate a new medical technology platform.

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Molex SpeedStack Mezzanine Connectors Achieve 40 Gbps Data Rates

February 13, 2014 3:28 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The SpeedStack mezzanine connector system from Molex provides a low profile solution for PCB space savings and a narrow body width for optimized airflow in high-speed and very dense applications...

Macro Sensors LVDTs Replace Proximity Sensors

February 13, 2014 3:11 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The LVDT Linear Position Sensors from Macro Sensors are replacing proximity sensors in the automated control systems of hot air, heat staking machinery used by many high technology and manufacturing industries in the manufacture of thermoplastic assemblies...

Fairview Microwave’s New Line of Variable RF Switch Attenuators

February 13, 2014 2:18 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Fairview Microwave has released a new line of compact hot-switchable variable attenuators. RF attenuators are used to reduce the amplitude of an electronic signature in many common electronic scenarios including lab testing equipment, distributed antenna systems and power and signal monitoring systems...

Clever Technology Decodes More Information from Single Photons

February 13, 2014 11:57 am | by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | News | Comments

It's not quite Star Trek communications—yet. But long-distance communications in space may be easier now that researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and Jet Propulsion Laboratory have designed a clever detector array that can extract more information than usual from single particles of light...

Nokia Touts Video Recording in New Lumia Phone

February 13, 2014 9:59 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Nokia is selling a new Windows phone that promises enhanced video-recording capabilities. The new Lumia Icon sports four microphones, compared with the one or two typically found in smartphones. The two on the front are activated when making phone calls...

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Powervation Closes $5.5M Funding Round

February 12, 2014 2:36 pm | by Powervation | News | Comments

Powervation announced that it has recently raised a $5.5M C1 funding round which will enable it to further accelerate growth, product development, and market adoption of its Digital Power platform at leading cloud and communications infrastructure OEMs...

Palestinian Women Make Strides in High-Tech

February 12, 2014 11:49 am | by Karin Laub, Associated Press | News | Comments

Growing up in a traditional society, Abeer Abu Ghaith was often told a woman's future is in her husband's kitchen. Quietly, the 29-year-old proved everyone wrong. Abu Ghaith has become the first female high-tech entrepreneur in the West Bank, setting up an Internet employment brokerage and software development firm...

NSA Gets under 30 Percent of Phone Data

February 10, 2014 9:54 am | by Stephen Braun, Associated Press | News | Comments

The National Security Agency collects less than 30 percent of calling data from Americans despite the agency's massive daily efforts to sweep up the bulk of U.S. phone records, two U.S. newspapers reported Friday. Citing anonymous officials and sources, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal both said...

Study: Media Everywhere, Bathroom Included

February 10, 2014 9:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TV viewers increasingly are watching programs on their own schedule, according to a Nielsen company media study released Monday. In the past year, time-shifting of television content grew by almost two hours, averaging 13 hours per month, the study found...

HotSpot Episode 49: Body Odor Identification

February 9, 2014 10:48 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, a portable satellite hotspot; identifying people by their body odors; an ultra-thin power bank for professionals; and an avalanche transceiver that works on a smartphone...                        

Top Secret Computer Battled Nazis

February 7, 2014 11:06 am | by The National Museum of Computing | News | Comments

Colossus veterans and their families gather today at The National Museum of Computing located on Bletchley Park to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Colossus, the world's first electronic computer. They will see a re-enactment of the code-breaking process from intercept to decrypt with a working rebuild of Colossus...

California Leaders Outline 'Kill Switch' Bill

February 7, 2014 11:00 am | by Terry Collins, Associated Press | News | Comments

Officials in California on Friday are set to outline proposed state legislation requiring smartphones and other mobile devices to have a "kill switch" that would render them inoperable if lost or stolen. State Sen. Mark Leno, San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon and other officials scheduled a news conference...

Argentines Become Citizen-Cops with Smartphone App

February 7, 2014 9:56 am | by Paul Byrne, Associated Press | News | Comments

A free smartphone application has encouraged more than 70,000 Argentines to become citizen-cops as they shop. Argentina's government blames escalating inflation on speculators and greedy businesses, and has pressured leading supermarket chains to keep selling more than 80 key products at fixed prices...

Apple Said to Take $14B Bite of Stock Via Buyback

February 7, 2014 9:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple has reportedly repurchased $14 billion of its stock in the two weeks after its first-quarter financial results and second-quarter revenue outlook disappointed investors. Its shares rose almost 2 percent in premarket trading Friday. Late Thursday, The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook said that the company was "surprised..."

AVX Adds Three New High Voltage Ratings SMPS Capacitor Series

February 6, 2014 4:52 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

AVX has expanded its series of high temperature, SXP-style, encapsulated, radial leaded, switch mode power supply (SMPS) multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) to include three new high voltage ratings: 1500V, 2000V, and 3000V...

RFMW Supports 3 New BAW Filters for Wireless Infrastructure

February 6, 2014 3:52 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW announced design and sales support for three new TriQuint Bulk Acoustic Wave (BAW) filters serving the wireless infrastructure market: the TQQ7303, targeted at Band 3 Uplink applications at 1747.5MHz; the TQQ7307, targeted at Band 7 Uplink applications at 2535MHz; and the 885069, targeted at Band 40 applications...

Developing With Embedded Linux

February 6, 2014 1:13 pm | by DigiKey, IEEE | Events

This course will help developers in an OpenEmbedded environment by using the Yocto Project and its underlying technologies as the example. You will learn the infrastructure, processes, and tools required. We will cover the role-based workflows and the tools required for each role to...

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