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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...

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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...

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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...

Webinar on Connected Car Services to Drivers

February 5, 2014 3:13 pm | by Telematics Update | Events

Speakers from General Motors and Harman will explore how to use contextual data to create a connected car experience that makes driving safer, more efficient and ultimately more enjoyable...                                   

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TE Connectivity Announces FlexWave Prism High-Density Module

February 4, 2014 4:56 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

TE Connectivity (TE) announced additional high-density modules for their FlexWave Prism distributed antenna system (DAS). The new FlexWave Prism modules are an excellent long-term investment in DAS infrastructure because they support so many different frequencies with high power output...

Vishay Intertechnology Releases RCP, Thick Film Chip Resistors

February 4, 2014 4:33 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology introduced a new series of thick film chip resistors for high-power, surface-mount RF applications. Optimized for high-power aerospace, military, industrial, and telecom systems, RCP series resistors feature a stable thick film resistive element on an aluminum nitride (AlN) substrate and an epoxy encapsulation...

Osram Introduces Super Small and Highly Versatile Infrared LED

February 4, 2014 3:59 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The new Oslon Compact infrared light-emitting diode (IRED) from Osram Opto Semiconductors closes the gap between high-power and low-power IREDs. It offers high output in a very small package, barely larger than the chip itself, and it can be used for applications such as surveillance, digital image processing...

Iridium Revolutionizes Personal Communications with Industry’s First Global Portable Satellite Hotspot, Iridium GO!

February 4, 2014 1:19 pm | by Iridium Communications | News | Comments

Iridium Communications announced Iridium GO!, the industry’s first portable satellite hotspot that connects to any smartphone or tablet, dramatically extending voice and data coverage for personal devices when they are out of range of cellular networks. Iridium GO! creates a satellite-backed Wi-Fi zone anywhere on the planet...

Target Data Breach Pits Banks against Retailers

February 4, 2014 9:11 am | by MARCY GORDON, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Banks and big retailers are locked in a debate over the breach of consumer data that gripped Target Corp. during the holiday season. At issue: Which industry bears more responsibility for protecting consumers' personal information...                           

Car-to-Car Talk Offers Warning on Collisions

February 4, 2014 9:10 am | by JOAN LOWY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Your car might see a deadly crash coming even if you don't, the government says, indicating it will require automakers to equip new vehicles with technology that lets cars warn each other if they're plunging toward peril...                

Internet Firms Release Data on NSA Requests

February 4, 2014 9:07 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, Associated Press STEPHEN BRAUN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Major technology firms have released new data on how often they are ordered to turn over customer information to the government for secret national security investigations, resulting in the collection of data on thousands of Americans...                           

Obama Secures $750M in Pledges to Get Kids Online

February 4, 2014 9:04 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Claiming progress in his campaign to get American schools wired for the future, President Barack Obama is announcing commitments from U.S. companies totaling about $750 million to connect more students to high-speed Internet...                         

Wary NKorea Struggles to Stay Afloat in Info Age

February 3, 2014 10:46 am | by ERIC TALMADGE, Associated Press | News | Comments

It's late afternoon at the e-library in North Korea's Kim Il Sung University, where row after row of smartly dressed students sit quietly, their faces bathed in the glow of computer displays as they surf the Internet. On the surface, it's a familiar-seeming scene, which is exactly why officials are offering it up for a look...

HotSpot Episode 48: High-Tech Bra Tracks True Love

February 3, 2014 9:57 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, an electronic, beer-tasting tongue; a high-tech bra that only opens for true love; smart shorts that tracks how you're working your muscles; and bionic contact lens that produce tactile sensations to help guide the blind...                       

Feds to Decide on Car-to-Car Communications

February 3, 2014 9:51 am | by JOAN LOWY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal officials are planning to announce whether automakers should be required to equip new cars and light trucks with technology that enables vehicles to communicate with each other to prevent collisions. Such vehicle-to-vehicle communication promises to transform traffic safety...

Photo of the Day: Controlling Photons with Quantum Dots

January 31, 2014 10:42 am | by Linköping University | News | Comments

By emitting photons from a quantum dot at the top of a micropyramid, researchers at Linköping University are creating a polarized light source for such things as energy-saving computer screens and wiretap-proof communications. Polarized light forms the foundation for technology...

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