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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...                

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...

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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...           

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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...

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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...                     

How to Profit from Forward-Looking Strategies

February 28, 2014 2:14 pm | by Corning | Events

By 2015 there will be 6 billion things connected to the Internet. How will the commercial building industry best meet this challenge?                                     

High-reliability Cellular 4G Communication and Monitoring System

February 28, 2014 12:21 pm | by B&B Electronics | News | Comments

B&B Electronics has provided Quatro Electronics with a high-reliability Cellular 4G communication and monitoring system for the oversight of equipment in remote locations. Founded in the UK in 1996, Quatro Electronics have been trusted to protect, manage and monitor remote and vulnerable sites...

Virtual Orchestra

February 28, 2014 11:07 am | by Mendelssohn – Bartholdy museum | Videos | Comments

The Mendelssohn – Bartholdy museum in Leipzig has recently installed a virtual orchestra, Effektorium...                                  

Engineering Newswire 79: AirMule UAV Is a Flying Donkey

February 28, 2014 10:38 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re driving 270 miles per hour at Kennedy, in a car, engineering face melting metal, and saving lives in a flying donkey ...              

Photos of the Day: AllSee Enables 'Internet of Things'

February 28, 2014 10:27 am | by University of Washington | News | Comments

Mute the song playing on your smartphone in your pocket by flicking your index finger in the air, or pause your "This American Life" podcast with a small wave of the hand. This kind of gesture control for electronics could soon become an alternative to touchscreens and sensing technologies...

Meaghan's Minute: Gesture Recognition to All Devices

February 28, 2014 10:25 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

University of Washington computer scientists have built a low-cost gesture recognition system that runs without batteries and lets users control their electronic devices hidden from sight with simple hand movements...                       

Battery-Free Technology Brings Gesture Recognition to All Devices

February 28, 2014 10:20 am | by University of Washington | News | Comments

Mute the song playing on your smartphone in your pocket by flicking your index finger in the air, or pause your "This American Life" podcast with a small wave of the hand. This kind of gesture control for electronics could soon become an alternative to touchscreens and sensing technologies...

Gadget Watch: Fastlane in Nokia X Shows Promise

February 28, 2014 10:05 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

By design, Nokia's new Android smartphones will underwhelm users of high-end phones. The Nokia X line was created with emerging markets in mind, so the company emphasized keeping prices low, meaning the user interface is relatively simple. The home screen resembles the one on Nokia's Windows-based Lumia...

Smartphone Cameras Step Closer to High-end Power

February 28, 2014 10:00 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Expect sharper, clearer selfies this year. Samsung has beefed up the camera in its Galaxy S5 smartphone due for April release and added smarter camera software, following Sony and Nokia in their upgrades of handset cameras. The tweaks mean smartphone photos...  

Yokogawa Develops Multi-Protocol Wireless Adaptor

February 27, 2014 3:33 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Yokogawa Electric Corporation has announced that it has developed a multi-protocol wireless adaptor that enables wired field instruments or analytical sensors to be used as ISA100 Wireless devices, and will release models in May and July that support communications based on the HART and RS485 Modbus standards...

High Power GaN Switches for Wideband Applications

February 27, 2014 3:08 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW has announced design and sales support for a pair of high power GaN SPDT switches from TriQuint. The TGS2352-2-SM covers frequencies from 500MHz to 12GHz and handles input power up to 20W while the TGS2353-2-SM extends frequency coverage to 18GHz and handles up to 10 watts of input power...

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