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Don’t Microwave Your iPhone

September 29, 2014 11:30 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, a Head Mounted Dispaly made to work with an iPad Mini; controlling the surface tension of liquid metals by applying very low voltages; Sony announces SmartEyeglasses; and getting to the bottom of some recent hoax ads about Apple's new iPhone 6...    

New Technology May Lead to Prolonged Power in Mobile Devices

September 29, 2014 11:09 am | by University of Texas at Dallas | News | Comments

Researchers from The University of Texas at Dallas have created technology that could be the first step toward wearable computers with self-contained power sources or, more immediately, a smartphone that doesn’t die after a few hours of heavy use.

Photos of the Day: Structural Health Monitoring Sensors

September 29, 2014 11:01 am | by Heather Clark, DOE/Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

Delta Air Lines Inc. and a foreign aircraft manufacturer have partnered with Sandia researchers in two separate programs to install about 100 sensors on their commercial aircraft. These teams worked together to provide the installation procedures for technicians and now oversee monitoring of the in-flight tests...            

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In-Flight Sensor Tests a Step Toward Structural Health Monitoring for Safer Flights

September 29, 2014 11:01 am | by Heather Clark, DOE/Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

Nine commercial aircraft flying regular routes are on the frontier of aviation safety, carrying sensors that monitor their structural health along with their routine maintenance. These flight tests are part of a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification process that will make the sensors widely available to U.S. airlines...

Constant Phone Calls Allowed on European Flights

September 29, 2014 11:00 am | by DAVID RISING, Associated Press | News | Comments

European skies may soon be alive with the sound of small talk with new safety rules allowing the use of all portable electronics, including cell phones, at any time during flights...                          

Tech-Friendly Cities Struggle with New Biz Rules

September 29, 2014 11:00 am | by PHILIP MARCELO, Associated Press | News | Comments

A renowned technology hub that is home to some of the country's top universities, Boston is emerging as an unlikely battleground for web-based businesses like Airbnb and Uber, with some saying more regulations are needed to prevent the upstarts from disrupting communities and more established industries...              

5 Questions, Answers on 'Net Neutrality'

September 29, 2014 11:00 am | by ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Federal Communications Commission is considering whether Internet providers should be allowed to cut deals with online services like Netflix, Amazon or YouTube to move their content faster...                    

European Space Agency Sets Date for Comet Landing

September 29, 2014 11:00 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The European Space Agency says it will attempt to land the first spacecraft on a comet on Nov. 12.It says the maneuver will take about seven hours starting from the moment its unmanned...                 

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Lenovo Looks to Expand after IBM Acquisition

September 29, 2014 11:00 am | by JOE McDONALD, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Lenovo Group has received U.S. and European approval to complete its acquisition of IBM Corp.'s low-end server business and plans to use it to grow faster outside its personal computer business, Lenovo's chairman said Monday...                   

Government Takes on the Internet

September 29, 2014 11:00 am | by ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Should the company that supplies your Internet access be allowed to cut deals with online services such as Netflix, Amazon or YouTube to move their content faster?...                

SEGGER Announces Support for ARM Cortex-M7

September 29, 2014 10:41 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

SEGGER is one of the first tool vendors to announce their support for the new ARM Cortex-M7 architecture...

Top 5 Beacon Applications of the Future

September 26, 2014 11:17 am | by Alan Simkowski, VP of Mobile Solutions, GMR Marketing | Blogs | Comments

Beacons are among the most talked about topics in the tech world right now, and we’re already seeing some of the biggest retailers in the world integrate the devices into their brick-and-mortar operations. So what’s next for proximity marketing? These five beacon applications of the future may very well be it...           

New EMI and RFI Filters from Astrodyne

September 26, 2014 10:47 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Astrodyne has expanded its Mil/Aero product line to include custom and off-the-shelf military filters. Designed to meet all necessary Mil/Aero certifications, requirements, and EMI testing, including MIL-STD-461, MIL-STD-220, TEMPEST, RTCA-DO160, and manufactured in ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100 C registered facilities...           

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Blackout? Robots to the Rescue

September 26, 2014 10:34 am | by Michigan Technological University | News | Comments

Big disasters almost always result in big power failures. Not only do they take down the TV and fridge, they also wreak havoc with key infrastructure like cell towers. That can delay search and rescue operations at a time when minutes count. Now, a team has developed a tabletop model of a robot team that can bring power...

OKW’s SYNERGY Enclosures

September 26, 2014 10:11 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

OKW’s SYNERGY is a range of plastic and extruded aluminum enclosures for desktop and wall mounted electronics. There are four shapes: round, oval, square, and rectangular in 36 individual sizes. Battery compartments for AA cells and PCB mounting pillars...        

Apple's Response to iPhone Glitches Is Key

September 26, 2014 9:28 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple's response to a high-profile gaffe involving its iPhone software may be more important than the glitch itself. As the giant tech company scrambled to fix a software glitch that left some of its new iPhones unable to make calls, some analysts said Thursday that Apple is doing the right thing by quickly...

'Skin-Like' Device Monitors Cardiovascular and Skin Health

September 25, 2014 9:58 am | by Megan Fellman, Northwestern University | News | Comments

A new wearable medical device can quickly alert a person if they are having cardiovascular trouble or if it's simply time to put on some skin moisturizer, reports a Northwestern University and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign study...                    

New iPhones Run Into Software, Bending Complaints

September 25, 2014 9:56 am | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple's new iPhones have run into some glitches as users complained that a new software update blocked their calls, while a widely circulated video showed the larger of the two new models is vulnerable to bending...                            

Live Long and Phosphor: Blue LED Breakthrough for Efficient Electronics

September 25, 2014 9:50 am | by Kate McAlpine, University of Michigan | News | Comments

In a step that could lead to longer battery life in smartphones and lower power consumption for large-screen televisions, researchers at the University of Michigan have extended the lifetime of blue organic light emitting diodes by a factor of 10...                 

TE Connectivity’s High-Speed, Energy Efficient Fiber Connectivity

September 24, 2014 4:34 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

TE Connectivity (TE) has announced its new Coolbit optical engine – the driving technology behind TE's soon-to-be-released 100G, 300G and 400G active fiber optics portfolio...                                 

Per Vices' Crimson Full Duplex Transceiver

September 24, 2014 3:03 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Per Vices’ Crimson is a full duplex transceiver with an operating frequency from 100 kHz to 6 GHz with 4 independent receive and 4 independent transmit channels, each having 200 MHz of instantaneous RF bandwidth and the ability to control each chain separately...                        

Big New iPhone Brings Apple More Profit

September 24, 2014 1:38 pm | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple's largest iPhone is selling for $100 more than its other new model, but an outside research firm estimated Tuesday that it costs Apple only $15.50 more to make the more expensive version. Apple said it sold more than 10 million of ...

Interop Receives U.S. Patenet for Rich Communications Services Solution

September 24, 2014 12:42 pm | by Interop Technologies | News | Comments

Interop Technologies announced the issuance of U.S. Patent No. 8,856,356 covering the deployment of rich communication services without any reliance on underlying IP Multimedia Subsystem architecture. Interop Technologies was granted intellectual property rights pertaining to RCS without IMS and RCS interworking with the legacy network...

Communications Vertical with Acquisition of Incognito Software

September 24, 2014 12:07 pm | by Volaris Group | News | Comments

Volaris Group announced that it has acquired Incognito Software and Interactive Enterprises a communications Operations Support Systems solutions business. The acquisition is Volaris’ first acquisition in the Communications vertical market...

GE Helps Ireland’s Top Telecom Provider Deliver Faster Speeds

September 24, 2014 11:21 am | by GE | News | Comments

GE’s Smallworld Network Inventory solution has been selected by eircom, Ireland’s national telecommunications provider to roll out its new broadband network across Ireland. eircom chose the Smallworld Network Inventory solution to manage its entire physical network in a single system, enabling them to replace multiple disparate systems, including their legacy geospatial platform...

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