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Secret Service Conducting Middle-of-the-Night Drone Flights

March 10, 2015 10:48 am | by ALICIA A. CALDWELL, Associated Press JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Mysterious, middle-of-the-night drone flights by the U.S. Secret Service during the next several weeks over parts of Washington — usually off-limits as a strict no-fly zone — are part of secret government testing intended to find ways to interfere with rogue drones or knock them out of the sky, The Associated Press has learned ...

App Lets You Create Animated Videos Starring You

March 9, 2015 1:23 pm | by Plotagon | News | Comments

Plotagon, the creative app that allows anyone to tell stories as 3D animated videos, will be at SXSW at booth #1147 from March 13 to 19th, to unveil an exciting new feature. Users will be able to create themselves, their friends, and famous people as 3D animated characters ...       

Think Your Email's Private? Think Again

March 9, 2015 12:32 pm | by Andy Yen, TED Talk | Videos | Comments

Sending an email message is like sending a postcard, says scientist Andy Yen in this thought-provoking talk: Anyone can read it. Yet encryption, the technology that protects the privacy of email communication, does exist. It's just that until now it has been difficult to install and a hassle to use ...

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Quantum Sensor’s Advantages Survive Entanglement Breakdown

March 9, 2015 12:04 pm | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

The extraordinary promise of quantum information processing — solving problems that classical computers can’t, perfectly secure communication — depends on a phenomenon called “entanglement,” in which the physical states of different quantum particles become interrelated ...

HotSpot Episode 104: Boeing Launches First All-Electric Propulsion Satellites

March 9, 2015 11:16 am | by Eric Sorensen, Meaghan Ziemba, David Mantey | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, a portable monitoring system for Parkinson's patients; a smart lock that needs a secret knock password to open; Boeing launches the first all-electric propulsion satellites; and a prototype prosthetic ankle that features a low-cost camera and a computer-controlled actuator ...

Photos of the Day: Human-Robot Teams Attempt Simulated Disaster Response

March 9, 2015 10:53 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

To qualify for the DRC Finals, the new teams had to submit videos showing successful completion of five sample tasks: engage an emergency shut-off  switch, get up from a prone position, locomote ten meters without falling, pass over a barrier, and rotate a circular valve 360 degrees ...

25 Teams Make the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals

March 9, 2015 10:47 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

The international robotics community has turned out in force for the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) Finals, a competition of robots and their human supervisors to be held June 5-6, 2015, at Fairplex in Pomona, CA, outside of Los Angeles. In the competition, human-robot teams will be tested on capabilities that could enable them to provide assistance in future natural and man-made disasters ...

MH370 Report Reveals Underwater Locator Beacon Battery Had Expired

March 9, 2015 10:13 am | by EILEEN NG, Associated Press | News | Comments

The first comprehensive report into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 revealed Sunday that the battery of the locator beacon for the plane's data recorder had expired more than a year before the jet vanished on March 8, 2014 ...

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Apple Watch's Features & Functions Unveiled

March 9, 2015 10:07 am | by Technology Writer Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Apple Watch. CEO Tim Cook is expected to unveil the company's newest device and make the case for why it's a must-have gadget at a San Francisco event later Monday ...                              

Five Take Aways from MWC 2015

March 6, 2015 4:02 pm | by Ovum | News | Comments

MWC 2015 welcomed a record number of visitors and exhibitors through its doors. The event has morphed from a mobile industry congress to a broader ICT–TMT–mobility fair at which telecoms meets digital media, IT, and entertainment. The extent to which the telecoms industry is part of this broader technology and entertainment landscape is a moot point ...

17W GaN Amplifier Powers Radar Systems

March 6, 2015 11:27 am | by RFMW, Ltd. | RFMW, Ltd. | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW announces design and sales support for a 17 W Psat amplifier supporting Radar applications in the 10-11 GHz frequency range. The Qorvo TGA2625-CP offers >40 percent PAE and up to 28 dB of gain ...

Internet Invades Everything at Gadget Fair in Barcelona

March 6, 2015 10:25 am | by JOSEPH WILSON, Associated Press | News | Comments

The pervasive creep of the Internet from computers and phones to all kinds of objects is the theme of this year's edition of the Mobile World Congress wireless show. For those who couldn't join the tens of thousands in Barcelona for the four-day event, here is a look at some of the quirkiest innovations on display ...                

For Virtual Reality Creators, a Question of Control

March 6, 2015 10:24 am | by DERRIK J. LANG, AP Entertainment Writer | News | Comments

At the Game Developers Conference, it's easy to imagine what virtual reality will look like when it eventually hits the marketplace. What it will feel like, however, is an entirely different matter ...           

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Unique Phase Coherency

March 5, 2015 5:17 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Keysight Technologies has announced it has developed a highly dense, 64 synchronous multichannel data acquisition system. The system is composed of eight M9703A AXIe high-speed digitizers in a 14-slot chassis and was developed for satellite telecommunication systems ...                   

DIY Printing Custom Touch-Sensitive Displays

March 5, 2015 2:48 pm | by Dr. Jürgen Steimle, Saarland University | News | Comments

The postcard shows a vintage automobile. With the push of a button, the rear axis and the steering wheel rod of the vehicle light up in the same color. This is made possible by two parts of a flexible touchscreen display that match up exactly with the shape of the car parts depicted. A team of computer scientists around Saarland University researcher Jürgen Steimle printed the display on a regular inkjet printer ...

Teardown: Globalstar Satellite Phone

March 5, 2015 2:08 pm | by EEVblog | Videos | Comments

On this episode of the EEVblog Teardown, what's inside a 2000 vintage Globalstar GSP1600 Tri-Band Satellite Phone?

Goddess of Strategic War Blasts a Hole Through a Truck

March 5, 2015 1:10 pm | by David Mantey, Melissa Fassbender, Kaylie Duffy | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re replacing nurses with bear-shaped robots, running marathons with edible wearables, and blasting a hole through a truck with the goddess of strategic war ...

MIMOtech's Air Division Duplexing

March 4, 2015 4:10 pm | by MIMOtech | News | Comments

MIMOtech has announced the launch of the Janus AirDuplex range of ultra-high capacity microwave backhaul radios, challenging traditional assumptions about capacity and bandwidth ...

An Innovative Global Navigation Satellite System Solution for the Communications Market

March 4, 2015 3:55 pm | by Microsemi Corporation | News | Comments

Microsemi Corporation has announced its Integrated GNSS Master (IGM) solution required for small cell synchronization. The IGM is the company’s first solution that fully integrates a 1588v2 PTP grandmaster with a GNSS receiver and antenna ...             

Intertek Partners with Rohde & Schwarz to Expand LTE/4G Operator Test Plan Coverage

March 4, 2015 3:23 pm | by Intertek, Rohde & Schwarz | News | Comments

Intertek has partnered with Rohde & Schwarz to expand their industry conformance and carrier acceptance testing capabilities ...

Database Management in the IoT: Relational, NoSQL…or Both?

March 4, 2015 2:50 pm | by Tom Gregor, KORE Wireless Group | Blogs | Comments

Interested in the Internet of Things (IoT)? Who isn’t these days? For application developers, it’s a chance to chart new territory and design apps that can bring new efficiencies to their favorite vertical markets ...

TE Connectivity Retains Qualification of SAE AS83519/1 and /2 Shield Terminators

March 4, 2015 2:25 pm | by TE Connectivity | News | Comments

TE Connectivity (TE) announces the retention of qualification on the Qualified Products List (QPL) for its 150 degrees Celsius-rated SolderSleeve shield-grounding terminators to SAE-AS-83519/1 and /2 ...

A Mobile Beacon Dedicated to IoT

March 4, 2015 2:14 pm | by TRAQUEUR | News | Comments

TRAQUEUR introduces NANO, an Autonomous Mobile Beacon for the protection of property and objects (not electronically connected - Track and Trace), designed to optimize the potential of the SIGFOX network ...

The Logitech Ultrathin for iPad Air 2 Employs Nordic Semiconductor Bluetooth Smart Wireless Technology

March 4, 2015 2:05 pm | by Nordic Semiconductor | News | Comments

Ultra low power (ULP) RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor ASA has announced that Logitech has specified the multiple-award winning Nordic nRF51822 System-on-Chip (SoC) ...         

Cobham Wireless Demonstrates Network Test Capability at Mobile World Congress

March 4, 2015 1:05 pm | by Cobham Wireless | News | Comments

Stand 6H21 – Cobham Wireless, formerly Aeroflex wireless business unit, has announced that it will demonstrate its technology capability for validating user experience on installed mobile networks under realistic usage scenarios at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, 2 – 5 March 2015. The demonstration will take place on the Cobham Wireless stand, 6H21 in Hall 6 ...

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