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NASA's Software Application to Increase Astroid Detection

March 19, 2015 9:25 am | by Sarah Ramsey, NASA | News | Comments

During a panel Sunday at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas, NASA representatives discussed how citizen scientists have made a difference in asteroid hunting. They also announced the release of a desktop software application developed by NASA in partnership with ...

Cutting the Cord Could Save Money on Online TV Watching

March 19, 2015 9:12 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

There are more ways to watch television online than ever. Even HBO and ESPN — two channels often cited as reasons people keep expensive cable or satellite TV packages — will be available for streaming on their own. All these offerings make it possible to drop your pay-TV service without giving up favorite shows ...

Live from the EMC 2015 Symposium

March 18, 2015 3:29 pm | by Janine Mooney, Editor in Chief, @JMooneyWDD | Blogs | Comments

I'm writing live from the 2015 EMC Show in Santa Clara. First perk--the weather. Boy is it beautiful! On the show floor are some very nice looking booths, and even nicer people ...

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Photos of the Day: Walking the Tradeshow Floor at EMC 2015

March 18, 2015 3:29 pm | by Janine Mooney, Editor in Chief, @JMooneyWDD | News | Comments

On the show floor are some very nice looking booths, and even nicer people. It seems as if a lot of companies have some exciting products and solutions coming out soon, but aren't quite ready to announce yet ...

Photos of the Day: The Satellite 2015 Expo

March 18, 2015 2:24 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | News | Comments

SATELLITE 2015 had "communications solutions for every end-user of satellite communications and serves a wide range of markets including: commercial, enterprise, broadcast, broadband, scientific research, maritime ...

Inflatable Satellite Antennas Reduce the Military’s Burden

March 18, 2015 2:24 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Blogs | Comments

GATR Technologies’ portable satellite antennas aren’t hot off the presses, but seeing them in person at the Satellite 2015 Expo in Washington DC was mesmerizing. The inflatable communications hubs are amongst ...

Stanford SystemX Seeks to Make Information Technologies More Pervasive

March 18, 2015 12:33 pm | by Andy Myers and Tom Abate, Stanford | News | Comments

The university that pioneered research collaborations between academia and industry has expanded from a device-driven to a systems-level view of how to ignite innovation. The shift involves a change in name and philosophy at what had been the Stanford Center for Integrated Systems (CIS) ...

Photos of the Day: Wearable Devices & Cartoon Avatars at SXSW

March 18, 2015 12:17 pm | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor, @MZiembaWDD | News | Comments

My last day at SXSW I cruised the showroom floor and tried out some of the wearable devices on display, made a cartoon avatar of myself, and learned more about the Internet of Tomorrow ...

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Wireless Minutes: Lully-By Vibrating Pod Prevents Night Terrors

March 18, 2015 11:41 am | by Eric Sorensen, Meaghan Ziemba | Videos | Comments

Lully, a new device that works on the idea of "scheduled awakenings," has been proven to stop 90 percent of night terrors in a landmark clinical study ...

Playing Games to Come Up with Original Ideas

March 18, 2015 11:20 am | by Shimpei Takahashi, TED Talks | Videos | Comments

Shimpei Takahashi always dreamed of designing toys. But when he started work as a toy developer, he found that the pressure to use data as a starting point for design quashed his creativity. In this short, funny talk, Takahashi describes how he got his ideas flowing again, and shares a simple game anyone can play to generate new ideas ...

The Latest Way to Pay Someone from Your Phone: Facebook

March 18, 2015 11:16 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Facebook's Messenger app will soon let you send your friends money, the latest in a crowded field of services aimed at an increasingly wireless and cashless generation ...

Google's Moonshots, Gender Bias at South by Southwest

March 18, 2015 11:15 am | by MAE ANDERSON, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Music flooded into the streets around Austin's convention center as South by Southwest's music festival kicked off and the interactive portion wrapped up. The head of Google's (X) division talked about testing driverless cars and delivery drones, gender bias in tech was a hot topic and event-goers checked out the latest products and companies on the trade show floor ...

40GHz Edge Connector Enhances PCB Performance

March 17, 2015 2:33 pm | by RFMW, Ltd. | RFMW, Ltd. | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, announces design and sales support for the Rosenberger 02K243-40ME3, 2.92 mm female, clamp-on, PCB edge launch connector. Perfect for prototyping or production design where frequencies up to 40 GHz are required, this Rosenberger connector is compatible with SMA and 3.5 mm connectors. The 02K243-40ME3 body is brass with gold over nickel plating and the center contact is beryllium copper ...

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New Technology May Double Radio Frequency Data Capacity

March 13, 2015 4:00 pm | by Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science | News | Comments

A team of Columbia Engineering researchers has invented a technology--full-duplex radio integrated circuits (ICs)--that can be implemented in nanoscale CMOS to enable simultaneous transmission and reception at the same frequency in a wireless radio. Up to now, this has been thought ... 

Photos of the Day: Programming a Robot with Stickers

March 12, 2015 10:27 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Not only could the system introduce children to programming principles, but it could also serve as a research tool, to help determine which computational concepts children can grasp at what ages, and how interactive robots can best be integrated into educational curricula ...

DARPA “Brandeis” Program Aims to Ensure Online Privacy Through Technology

March 12, 2015 10:18 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

DARPA announced plans to research and develop tools for online privacy, one of the most vexing problems facing the connected world as devices and data proliferate beyond a capacity to be managed responsibly. Named for former Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, who while a student at Harvard law school co-developed the concept of a “right to privacy” ...

China Sells Apple Watch Lookalikes

March 12, 2015 10:05 am | by JOE McDONALD, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

A month before Apple Inc.'s smartwatch hits the market, China's thriving copycat manufacturers are selling lookalikes, some openly advertised as Apple copies ...

Google Adds Ammunition to its Technological Artillery

March 12, 2015 10:00 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The latest weapon is aimed at websites riddled with "unwanted software" — a term that Google uses to describe secretly installed programs that can change a browser's settings without a user's permission ...

Stanford Launches Smartphone App to Study Heart Health

March 11, 2015 3:39 pm | News | Comments

A free iPhone app allows users to contribute to a study of human heart health while learning about the health of their own hearts, and uses a new software framework developed by Apple ...

Dialog Semiconductor’s Bluetooth Smart Development Kits

March 11, 2015 12:55 pm | by Dialog Semiconductor | News | Comments

Dialog Semiconductor announces a global distribution agreement with Digi-Key Corporation. Digi-Key has Dialog’s SmartBond Basic and Pro development kits in stock for immediate delivery. The kits offer engineers the fastest and easiest route to developing intelligent connected devices, particularly where small size and low power consumption are critical, such as in battery-powered wearables and other IoT applications ...

Alarming Old & Young Drivers

March 11, 2015 10:39 am | by Albert Ang, Inderscience Publishers | News | Comments

An in-car alarm that sounds when sensors on the vehicle detect an imminent crash could cut crash rates from 1 in 5 to 1 in 10 for drivers over the of 60 suffering tiredness on long journeys, according to a study published in the International Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics ...

Mid-IR Frequency Combs Enable High-Res Spectroscopy for Sensitive Gas Sensing

March 11, 2015 10:32 am | by Bart Kuyken, Ghent University | News | Comments

A frequency comb source is a light source with a spectrum containing thousands of laser lines. The development of these sources has been revolutionary for fundamental science. It has allowed the construction of a link between the optical part of the electromagnetic spectrum and the radio frequency part. As such, it has allowed researchers to determine optical frequencies with an unprecedented precision ...

MIT Spinout’s Electric-Propulsion System Improves Maneuverability of Small Satellites

March 11, 2015 10:24 am | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Small satellites are becoming increasingly popular tools for Earth-imaging, communications, and other applications. But they have major control issues: Once in space, they can’t accurately point cameras or change orbit, and they usually crash and burn within a few months ...

Snowden Proved NSA Internet Spying Harms Americans

March 11, 2015 10:13 am | by JULIET LINDERMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

The American Civil Liberties Union and other groups sued the National Security Agency and the Justice Department on Tuesday, challenging the government's practice of collecting personal information from vast amounts of data harvested directly from the Internet's infrastructure ...

SXSW Highlights Flying Cars & Robotic Petting Zoo

March 11, 2015 10:09 am | by MAE ANDERSON, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Flying cars and a robot petting zoo. Mobile wallets and net neutrality. The most outlandish ideas of the future and tech trends shaping the world today will be in focus as the freewheeling South by Southwest Interactive Festival kicks off Friday ...

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