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What Do We Do with All this Big Data?

October 20, 2014 10:43 pm | by Susan Etlinger, TED Talk | Videos | Comments

Does a set of data make you feel more comfortable? More successful? Then your interpretation of it is likely wrong. In a surprisingly moving talk, Susan Etlinger explains why, as we receive more and more data, we need to deepen...                              

LVDT Linear Position Sensors Provide Critical Feedback on Gas Turbine Valve Status

October 20, 2014 10:23 pm | by Macro Sensors | White Papers

The abundance of shale gas has increased demand for gas turbines throughout the world. To...

Cisco and Sensity Systems Deliver IoT Applications Platform

October 20, 2014 5:21 pm | by Sensity | News | Comments

Cisco and Sensity Systems, announced that the two...

Mobile Interference Hunting System Makes Locating Interferers Easier, Faster, More Economical

October 20, 2014 5:02 pm | by Anritsu Company | News | Comments

Anritsu Company introduced mobile interference...

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SimpleLink Wi-Fi Devices Wi-Fi Certified at Chip Level

October 20, 2014 3:02 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments announced that its SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3100 and CC3200 devices, designed for the Internet of Things, are now Wi-Fi CERTFIED at the chip level...

The Brainstorm: Electronica 2014

October 20, 2014 1:03 pm | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

What are the main wireless, RF, and microwave trends we will see displayed at Electronica 2014?                             

Microsoft CEO Launches Diversity Training Effort

October 20, 2014 12:12 pm | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has again apologized to employees and announced in a company-wide memo that all workers will receive expanded training on how to foster an inclusive culture as he works to repair damage caused by his gaffe about...         

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U.S. FCC to Look Into New-Generation Wireless Networks

October 20, 2014 10:56 am | by Alina Selyukh and Marina Lopes; Editing by Andrew Hay | News | Comments

U.S. regulators will look "to infinity and beyond" to harness new technology that can help build a new generation of mobile wireless connections. The FCC on Friday voted unanimously to open a so-called "notice of inquiry" into what it and the industry can do to turn a new swath of very high-frequency airwaves, previously deemed unusable for mobile networks, into mobile-friendly frequencies...

HotSpot Episode 85: The Problem with Electric Cars

October 20, 2014 10:47 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, a Wi-Fi connected, voice operated computer that is finally available; a tool that broadcasts and receives information to truly bring to life one’s personal environment; the problem with electric cars; a universal control system for iRobot's line of defense and security robots; the RP6V2-C autonomous mobile robot syste; and welcome... 

iPads Detect Early Signs of Glaucoma

October 20, 2014 10:03 am | by American Academy of Ophthalmology | News | Comments

Using a tablet screening app could prove to be an effective method to aid in the effort to reduce the incidence of avoidable blindness in populations at high-risk for glaucoma with limited access to health care, according to a study released today at AAO 2014, the 118th annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology...              

6 GHz 100 W Switch from RFMW

October 20, 2014 9:58 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW announced design and sales support for a 6GHz GaN SPDT switch supporting commercial and military Radar, communications, EW, and general purpose applications handling pulsed power levels up to 100W...

Biological Debate Resolved with Electrostatic Force Microscopy

October 20, 2014 9:47 am | by Janet Lathrop, University of Massachusetts at Amherst | News | Comments

The claim by microbiologist Derek Lovley and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Amherst that the microbe Geobacter produces tiny electrical wires, called microbial nanowires, has been mired in controversy for a decade, but the researchers say a new collaborative study provides stronger evidence than ever to support their claims...          

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Sprint Cuts 452 Jobs at its Kansas Headquarters

October 20, 2014 9:23 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Sprint Corp. has cut 452 jobs from its Overland Park headquarters as part of a previously announced cost-cutting effort, the nation's third-biggest cellphone carrier disclosed in a filing with the Kansas Department of Commerce...                            

IBM to Hand Over its Costly Chip Division to Globalfoundries

October 20, 2014 9:05 am | by Michelle Chapman, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

IBM will pay $1.5 billion to Globalfoundries in order to shed its costly chip division. IBM Director of Research John E. Kelly III said in an interview Monday that handing over control of the semiconductor operations...                         

What Is the Internet of Things & What Does It Mean for Design?

October 20, 2014 8:54 am | by Diego Tamburini, Line/Shape/Space | Blogs | Comments

Is the tech buzz around 3D printing giving way to a new-media darling? Sure looks like it. What is the Internet of Things (IoT) fervor all about? While the idea of connecting products such as mobile devices, TVs, and even refrigerators to the...                                 

New High Resolution Light Array from Balluff

October 17, 2014 11:52 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

If there is a need to identify different objects during the manufacturing process, packing, or quality control, the new BLA high resolution light array from Balluff is the ideal solution...                                

Meaghan's Minute: Optical Frequency Combs

October 17, 2014 11:20 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Keysight Technologies, DARPA has issued a solicitation for proposals responsive to its Spectral Combs from UV to THz (SCOUT) program, which seeks new capabilities for highly sensitive remote detection of multiple biological or chemical agents in liquid or gaseous forms...              

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Photos of the Day: Smart Desk Connects to Wi-Fi

October 17, 2014 11:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Stir Kinetic is probably the world's first "smart" desk. It has a built-in touch screen, so you can see this either as a desk with a smartphone in it or a smartphone with a desk attached...                      

Thinner iPads, Sharper iMacs in Apple's Lineup

October 17, 2014 11:10 am | by BY ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writers BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writers | News | Comments

Apple unveiled a thinner iPad Thursday with a faster processor and a better camera as it tries to drive excitement for tablets amid slowing demand. The company also released an update to its Mac operating system and introduced a high-resolution iMac model that might appeal to heavy watchers of television over the Internet...              

The Social Web of Things

October 17, 2014 11:00 am | by Albert Ang, Inderscience Publishers | News | Comments

Research to be published in the International Journal of Web-Based Communities suggests that the familiar interfaces of online social networking sites might be adapted to allow us to interact more efficiently with our networked devices such as cars, domestic appliances and gadgets. The concept would also extend to the idea of those devices connecting...          

Argentina Launches Its First Home-built Satellite

October 17, 2014 10:14 am | by Debora Rey, Associated Press | News | Comments

Argentina launched its first domestically built communications satellite Thursday. The ARSAT-1 satellite is the first to be constructed with local technology in Latin America. It was built by a crew of about 500 scientists over seven years at a cost of $250 million...

MACOM’s 4–23 GHz Low Noise Active Mixer

October 16, 2014 4:09 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

M/A-COM Technology Solutions (MACOM) has announced its MAMX-011023 low noise active mixer. The 4–23 GHz MAMX-011023 discrete mixer gives system designers unrivaled flexibility to target a wide range of applications with a single mixer component...                        

Pasternack Debuts New Line of High Power Linear RF Amplifiers

October 16, 2014 4:00 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pasternack Enterprises has announced eight new high power linear amplifiers that provide accurate signal amplification across a multitude of commercial and defense applications such as communications, radar and sensors, test instrumentation, telecom infrastructure, fixed microwave backhaul, commercial two-way radio, and many others...              

Intel & IBM's FinFET Strategies on Competing Substrates

October 16, 2014 3:28 pm | by IBM; Intel | News | Comments

The development of increasingly sophisticated and energy-efficient CMOS technology for mobile, client and cloud computing depends on a continuing stream of advances in the process technologies with which the complex integrated circuits are built...                        

Engineering Newswire 112: Boeing UAV Completes Secret Space Mission

October 16, 2014 3:17 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re inverting EV inverters, attempting to destroy an industrial keyboard, and carrying a classified payload to space in a Boeing UAV...                                

Wearable Sensor Market to Expand Sevenfold in Five Years

October 16, 2014 2:57 pm | by IHS Technology | News | Comments

Driven by rising demand for fitness and health monitoring features as well as by improved user interfaces, shipments of sensors used in wearable electronic devices will rise by a factor of seven from 2013 through 2019, according to IHS Technology...        

Meaghan's Minute: Microwave/RF Cable Assemblies

October 16, 2014 2:33 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

A new white paper from W. L. Gore & Associates evaluates the durability and performance over time of several 18-GHz microwave/RF cable assemblies described as having a ruggedized construction with similar specifications...                    

CTS to Showcase Innovative Products at Electronica 2014

October 16, 2014 10:05 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

At Electronica 2014 in Messe München, Germany, CTS Corporation will be showcasing the latest innovations in electromagnetic (EMC) filters, switches and controls, RF filters, frequency and timing devices, thermal management solutions...                   

Superior Phase Noise in X-Band

October 16, 2014 10:03 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Z-Communications has announced a new dielectric resonator VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) model DRO11000A for radar system applications. The DRO11000A is designed to cover 11,000 MHz while incorporating both electrical and mechanical elements for fine and coarse tuning...                             

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