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U.S. Goes High-Tech to Help Oversee Afghan Aid Work

March 16, 2014 9:08 pm | by Deb Riechmann, Associated Press | News | Comments

The main U.S. foreign assistance agency wants to step up use of smartphones, satellite imagery and GPS cameras to oversee tax-funded development projects in Afghanistan that aid workers no longer will be able to observe firsthand as American troops leave the country...

Review: Uneasy First Steps with Google Glass

March 16, 2014 9:03 pm | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Shaped like a lopsided headband, Google Glass is an unassuming piece of technology when you're holding it in your hands. You feel as if you can almost break it, testing its flexibility. Putting it on, though, is another story. Once you do, this Internet-connected eyewear takes on a life of its own...

NASA's Latest Smartphone Satellite Ready for Launch

March 14, 2014 9:27 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA's preparing to send its fifth in a series of smartphone-controlled small spacecraft into orbit. PhoneSat 2.5 will ride into space as part of the SpaceX-3 commercial cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. SpaceX-3 is scheduled to lift off ...

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Zuckerberg Frustrated with Obama Over NSA

March 14, 2014 9:24 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he has called President Barack Obama to express his frustration over what he says is long-lasting damage caused by the U.S. government's surveillance programs. Posting on his Facebook page Thursday, Zuckerberg wrote that ...

R&S CMW-ATE Test Platform 97

March 13, 2014 5:07 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The IMS and VoLTE test platform 97 from Rohde & Schwarz is the first certification platform to fulfill the test platform approval criteria of the Global Certification Forum...

Engineering Newswire: Phantom Boat Flies Above the Water

March 13, 2014 2:11 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re 3D printing documentaries, talking toilet lights, and riding the flying phantom above the water ...                  

Apple iPhone Chemicals Under Fire

March 13, 2014 10:17 am | by Michael LiedtkeI, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple's labor practices are under attack by two activist groups who contend the company makes its iPhones with a hazardous mix of chemicals that threaten the health of factory workers assembling the devices in China. The campaign began Wednesday with an online petition...

Quantum Physics Secures New Cryptography Scheme

March 12, 2014 3:51 pm | by Centre for Quantum Technologies at the National University of Singapore | News | Comments

The way we secure digital transactions could soon change. An international team has demonstrated a form of quantum cryptography that can protect people doing business with others they may not know or trust – a situation encountered often on the internet and in everyday life, for example at a bank's ATM...

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Government Surveillance — This is just the Beginning

March 12, 2014 2:51 pm | by TED Talk, Christopher Soghoian | Videos | Comments

Privacy researcher Christopher Soghoian sees the landscape of government surveillance shifting beneath our feet, as an industry grows to support monitoring programs. Through private companies, he says...                                    

New Balluff White Paper – What Makes RFID Systems Industrial Strength?

March 12, 2014 11:03 am | by Balluff | White Papers

In Balluff's new White Paper, Balluff experts explain the three fundamental qualities that determine if RFID systems will perform reliably in demanding production environments. It answers three main questions...                       

HotSeat Episode 16: Incoming Call Management

March 12, 2014 10:10 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

In this episode of the HotSeat, Michael Unetich, President of Chicago-based TIP Solutions, discusses the new downloadable app...                                               

Inventor of Web Calls for Digital Bill of Rights

March 12, 2014 10:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The British inventor of the World Wide Web wants a digital bill of rights to protect Internet users from surveillance. Speaking on the 25th anniversary of his creation, Tim Berners-Lee says he hopes to spark a global conversation about the need to defend principles that have made the Web successful...

Metallurgical Challenges in Microelectronic 3D IC Packaging Technology

March 11, 2014 7:31 pm | by Science China Press | News | Comments

Mobile hand-held consumer electronic products have a rapid growing market today, witnessed by the popularity of Apple products. Most people make their first contact to internet, not by a PC, rather by a smart phone. The phone is no longer a phone, but it provides various functions...

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RF and Microwaves Technologies Seminar - Philadelphia

March 11, 2014 12:49 pm | by National Instruments, AWR Corporation | Events

These events are intended for RF and microwave engineers involved in all phases of the product life cycle – from design and verification to production and field test...           

RF and Microwaves Technologies Seminar - Parsippany, NJ

March 11, 2014 12:47 pm | by National Instruments, AWR Corporation | Events

These events are intended for RF and microwave engineers involved in all phases of the product life cycle – from design and verification to production and field test...           

RF and Microwaves Technologies Seminar - Albany, NY

March 11, 2014 12:40 pm | by National Instruments, AWR Corporation | Events

These events are intended for RF and microwave engineers involved in all phases of the product life cycle – from design and verification to production and field test...                       

Rubio: U.S. Bandwidth Better Used by Cell Providers

March 11, 2014 10:33 am | by Philip Elliott, Associated Press | News | Comments

Pitching himself as an ally to Silicon Valley, presidential hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio proposed giving cellphone companies more access to government-controlled airwaves as part of a package of pro-business initiatives he said would create "thousands upon thousands of high-paying jobs..."

HotSpot Episode 53: Entire Movie Shot with iPhone

March 10, 2014 10:45 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by Components Corporation, an entire movie shot with the iPhone; a fiber cable system that eliminates the complexities of small cell installation; high-frequency electrical stimulus to heal chronic wounds; and taking finger gestures to the next level...                   

Stanford Engineers Create a Software Tool to Reduce the Cost of Cloud Computing

March 10, 2014 10:28 am | by Tom Abate, Stanford Engineering | News | Comments

We hear a lot about the future of computing in the cloud but not much about the efficiency of data centers, those facilities where clusters of server computers work together to host applications ranging from social networks to big data analytics...                      

Inspire Young Women to Pursue Careers in Technology

March 10, 2014 10:12 am | by Tom Abate and Priya Ganesan, Stanford Engineering | Videos | Comments

The videos are aimed at high school and young college students, teachers, and counselors. But the Stanford undergraduates who made the videos hope that parents will share the interviews with children to help them expand their horizons...                   

Silicon Valley Women Star in Video Series Urging Young Women to Study Computing

March 10, 2014 10:07 am | by Tom Abate and Priya Ganesan, Stanford Engineering | News | Comments

Many people talk about encouraging young women to study computer science. Now some female undergraduates at Stanford hope to do just that by starting an online video library that features motivational interviews with Silicon Valley women in computing...                   

Implementing Sub-GHz Wireless Connectivity in Embedded Devices

March 7, 2014 5:21 pm | by Matt Maupin, SoC Marketing Manager, Silicon Labs | Articles | Comments

Wireless connectivity continues to expand across all markets and industries as growing numbers of electronic devices and systems add wireless controls and communications. Consumers desire the convenience of ubiquitous communication so wireless functionality is...               

A Timeline of GPS Technology

March 7, 2014 4:28 pm | by Robert J. Hall, Track Your Truck | Blogs | Comments

As we tool around the countryside under the direction of that helpful box on the dashboard, it's easy to believe that GPS is the latest and greatest invention to hit the pike. It may come as a surprise to learn that the idea actually got off to its rocky start back in 1959...

Wireless Energy Harvesting to Power the Internet of Things

March 7, 2014 3:59 pm | by Marlee Rosen, Principal Analyst, Rosen Associates | Articles | Comments

Internet technology will move from being something that is kind of independent of us to something that is literally woven into our daily existence. From your shoes to your shirt, stove to your toilet, the future may be found in connecting every part of our lives...

Software Analyzes Apps for Malicious Behavior

March 7, 2014 3:39 pm | by Saarland University | News | Comments

Last year at the end of July the Russian software company "Doctor Web" detected several malicious apps in the app store "Google Play." Downloaded on a smartphone, the malware installed — without the permission of the user — additional programs which sent expensive text messages to premium services...

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