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Apple Keeps Slipping as New iPhone Orders Start

September 17, 2013 10:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple shares continued to slip Monday on concerns about early demand for the company's newest iPhone. Apple is now taking orders for one of its newest iPhones. The stripped-down, lower-cost 5C model is expected to help boost sales in China and other areas.  

More than a Toy

September 17, 2013 9:40 am | by Chris Fox, Managing Editor | News | Comments

Though sphero has the RC-esque appearance of a toy, the design really has tinkerers in mind. With two different layers of software programmability, the Sphero has an array of games and utilities. Sphero comes with access to an open-source SDK (software development kit) that allows users to interface with the robot at very high levels with, through an Android or iOS app.

Graphene Photodetector Integrated into Computer Chip

September 17, 2013 9:34 am | by Florian Aigner, Vienna University of Technology | News | Comments

Scientists at the Vienna University of Technology have now managed to combine a graphene photodetector with a standard silicon chip. It can transform light of all important frequencies used in telecommunications into electrical signals. The scientific results have now been published in the journal “Nature Photonics”.

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Google Buys File Transfer App Bump

September 17, 2013 9:32 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Google has acquired Bump, the maker of a smartphone app that allows users to share files by bumping devices together. The two companies did not release financial terms of the deal. In a blog post announcing the acquisition Monday, Bump CEO David Lieb said the company's apps, which also include a photo sharing service, Flock, will keep working for now.

Lansdale Sole Source for Motorola SPS

September 16, 2013 3:00 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Lansdale Semiconductor has announced the continued availability of the ML3371 and ML3372 Low Power Narrowband FM IF (Frequency Modulation) (Intermediate Frequency) circuits originally designed and built by Motorola Semiconductor.

HotSpot Episode 30: Detecting Heartbeats in Rubble

September 16, 2013 12:39 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD’s HotSpot, brought to you by Components Corporation, a new radar-based technology that detects heartbeats under cement; a superior technique that makes sense of the vast quantities of video; a new high-speed cellular solution designed to fast track M2M application development on mobile networks; and a secure safety network for children.

Guardian, World’s First Wearable Designed Specifically for Children’s Security.

September 13, 2013 9:55 am | by BeLuvv | News | Comments

With love as its starting point, a new startup, BeLuvv has combined wearable devices with software applications and created Guardian, the world’s first wearable designed specifically for children and their safety. Featuring replaceable outer cases, Guardian wearables come in vibrant colors to match children’s clothing. Not only does Guardian represent milestone in children’s safety, it is also a fashion statement.

NASA: Voyager 1 Probe Has Left the Solar System

September 13, 2013 9:35 am | by ALICIA CHANG, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

NASA's Voyager 1 probe has left the solar system, boldly going where no machine has gone before. Thirty-six years after it rocketed away from Earth, the plutonium-powered spacecraft has escaped the sun's influence and is now cruising 11 1/2 billion miles away in interstellar space, or the vast, cold emptiness between the stars, NASA said Thursday.

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Twitter Titillates Users, Investors with IPO Tweet

September 13, 2013 9:31 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writers MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writers | News | Comments

witter, the short messaging service named after chirping birds, is finally ready to migrate to Wall Street. Fittingly enough, the company resorted to a tweet to titillate its more than 200 million users and a flock of potential investors with its long-awaited plans to pursue an initial public offering of stock.

Lantronix and Wyless Partner to Deliver Custom 3.5G Cellular Solution Bundle for M2M Market

September 12, 2013 5:25 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Lantronix announced a marketing and sales partnership with Wyless -- a global M2M wireless connectivity solution provider -- to provide customers with a bundled 3.5G wireless solution.

New FCI Video Explains Maintenance Cost Advantages Of VeriCal In-Situ Calibration with ST100 Flow Meter

September 12, 2013 2:55 pm | by Fluid Components International | News | Comments

A video from Fluid Components International illustrates the VeriCal In-Situ Calibration System for the ST100 Series Flow Meter, which enables periodic field validation and verification of a flow meter’s measuring performance without extracting the meter from the pipe or process.

Engineering Newswire 55: Hotrod in the Hot Heat

September 12, 2013 1:15 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Mouser Electronics, the electronic components distributor with the widest selection of the newest products, we’re watching Gabrielle with a hawk, calling out curiosity, testing a McLaren P1 in the Arctic Circle, and riding a motorcycle, at 400-miles per hour.

New Poll Suggests Apple iPhone 5S Fails to Get UK iPhone Users Excited

September 12, 2013 1:07 pm | by Usurv | News | Comments

According to a consumer survey conducted by Usurv immediately after news of the product was released on Monday, 31 percent of existing UK iPhone users say they want the new Apple iPhone 5S. The survey results indicate a drop in enthusiasm for the Apple phone brand since last year, when a similar survey (conducted after the iPhone 5 launch) showed that 44 percent of iPhone users were willing to upgrade straight away.

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Myanmar to Stage First Ever Telecommunications Infrastructure and Mobile Technology Event in 2014

September 12, 2013 12:35 pm | by CommuniCast | News | Comments

The Allworld Exhibitions Alliance, whose Asian event experience includes CommunicAsia show in Singapore, is to stage the first ever major telecoms event in Myanmar – providing a showcase for one the world’s largest undeveloped markets to play host to the international telecoms industry.

B&B Electronics’ M2M Connectivity Equipment Passes NEMA TS2

September 12, 2013 12:27 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

B&B Electronics Manufacturing Company has announced that a broad range of its M2M connectivity and data communications equipment has passed the NEMA TS2 standard environmental requirements, making them safe and reliable for use in Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) networks.

SouthernLINC Wireless Announces Plans to Build Regional 4G LTE Network for Southern Company Utilities

September 12, 2013 11:59 am | by SouthernLINC Wireless, Southern Company | News | Comments

SouthernLINC Wireless will build a 4G LTE network to meet the growing data needs of its largest customer, Southern Company's electric utilities. Following the request for proposal process, the project was awarded to Ericsson as the preferred provider for radio access network and evolved packet cores and to Cisco to provide the multi-protocol label switching equipment.

Experience the Freedom of Hands-Free Bluetooth Technology with Any Home or Business Phone with ClearSounds QH2 Bluetooth HUB

September 12, 2013 11:03 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The ClearSounds QH2 Bluetooth HUB is designed to make life just a little easier by turning almost any landline phone into a hands-free Bluetooth device.

New Telit 3G Module to Accelerate Market’s Move to Higher Speeds

September 12, 2013 10:25 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Telit Wireless Solutions has announced the introduction of the company’s first 3G-cellular module to employ the versatile VQFN mounting technology at this year’s M2M Summit.

ON Semiconductor's Newest Integrated Slave Tranceiver Meets the Challenging Demands of M-BUS Remote Metering Applications

September 12, 2013 10:05 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Efficient and rugged NCN5150 transceiver is ideal for remote meter reading applications including multi-energy, heating and cooling, water meters and gas meters.

CAS DataLoggers Introduces New Wireless LAN Monitors: Automatic Data Downloads Send Your Data to Mobile and PC

September 12, 2013 9:49 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

CAS DataLoggers and popular manufacturer T&D are proud to announce their latest product launch— the new TR-71wf/72wf Series Wireless Temperature and Humidity Data Loggers.

$150,000 Car of the Future: Driver Not Needed

September 12, 2013 9:37 am | by Rachel Leisemann Immel, Associate Editor, IMPO | Blogs | Comments

If you had a chance to “drive” to work tomorrow without having to touch the steering wheel or press down a pedal, would you do it? Technology is getting closer and closer to making this a possibility. Think of the amount of time commuters everywhere could gain back – without having to actually think about driving, commuters can now safely take a phone call, catch up on the news.

How Technology Allowed me to Read

September 12, 2013 9:28 am | by TED | Videos | Comments

Months after he was born, in 1948, Ron McCallum became blind. In this charming, moving talk, he shows how he is able to read -- and celebrates the progression of clever tools and adaptive computer technologies that make it possible. With their help, and that of generous volunteers, he's become a lawyer, an academic, and, most of all, a voracious reader.

AT&T, Others Stumble Over Sept. 11 Tweets

September 12, 2013 9:15 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

AT&T and some other companies learned quickly on Wednesday, the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, that it's sometimes best to stay out of the conversation. Even if everyone else is talking. Twitter was aflutter with American flags, bald eagles, and photos of the New York City skyline on Wednesday, and the hashtag "neverforget" was one of the top trends on the microblogging site all day.

Peregrine Enables New Approach to RF Switching in High-Power Wireless Systems

September 11, 2013 5:03 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation has announced the PE42820 and PE42821 single-pole double throw switches for high-power wireless applications. The new switches provide an unprecedented combination of high-power handling and excellent linearity.

New Surface Mount OCXO from Fox Electronics Holds Tight Stabilities

September 11, 2013 3:23 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Fox Electronics now offers the FTM Series of surface mount OCXOs that is ideally suited as the timing reference for network synchronization.

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