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Hotseat Episode 22: The Internet of Things

May 9, 2014 9:18 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

In this week’s episode of the HotSeat, we are welcoming back Bill Conley, B&B Electronics’ M2M systems development engineering manager. Not only is Bill an industrial wireless industry pioneer, he is also one of the newest...                              

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DARPA's Drop-In Autopilot

May 5, 2014 10:20 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, early dection of heart attacks and strokes; DARPA's ALIAS program overcomes challenges and complex interfaces that military aircraft presents to operators; an affordable and easy-to-install security system; and TDK and Witricity's new licensing agreement enable commercialization of wireless charging...                 

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Meaghan’s Minute: High-Power Uses

May 2, 2014 10:46 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, VARTA Microbattery has developed new hearing aid batteries with unprecedented lifespans that allow for high-power uses, like audio streaming...                                      

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Get Your Next Eye Exam on a Smartphone

May 2, 2014 8:34 am | by Andrew Bastawrous, TED Talk | Comments

Thirty-nine million people in the world are blind, and the majority lost their sight due to curable and preventable diseases. But how do you test and treat people who live in remote areas, where expensive, bulky eye equipment is hard to come by?           

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Animatronic Iron Man Suit

May 2, 2014 8:31 am | by WDD Staff | Comments

Animatronic Iron Man suit with wireless helmet, shoulder rockets, forearm missile, hip pods, light up boots and moving back flaps. The suit has four Arduino microcontrollers, 20 servo motors, a digital sound board and...                         

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WavePoint Platform from FreeWave

May 1, 2014 8:23 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

In this episode of the HotSeat, Wireless Design and Development sits down with Brad Gilbert who is the Senior Product Manager of Licensed and Ethernet radios at FreeWave Technologies...                        

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Auto Radar Systems Get EMI Shielding

May 1, 2014 11:01 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, RTP Company has developed EMI shielding compounds that are ideal for replacing metal or conductive coated plastic housings in automotive sensing systems...             

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A Shape-Shifting Smartphone

April 30, 2014 2:30 pm | by Human Media Lab | Comments

PaperFold is a shape-changing smartphone allows users to fold open up to three flexible electrophoretic displays to provide extra screen real estate when needed. Displays are detachable such that users can fold the device into various shapes that can range from an ultra notebook shape to a foldout map...               

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The Flaws of Graphene

April 30, 2014 12:32 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, there is no disputing that graphene is string and possibly the miracle material for applications, however...              

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Hotseat Episode 20: Global End-to-End Enablement Platform

April 30, 2014 11:11 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

In this episode of the HotSeat, we are speaking with Roger Dewey, Executive Vice President for Device Cloud Networks (DCN). Roger is long-time participant in the wireless telecommunications industry, and came on board DCN from M2MV LLC where he was Managing Director for the international M2M...           

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Flexible Battery, No Lithium Required

April 29, 2014 10:25 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, researchers at Rice University have developed a flexible material with nanoporous nickel-fluoride electrodes layered around a solid electrolyte to deliver battery-like supercapacitor performance that...          

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Circuit Board Mimics the Human Brain

April 28, 2014 4:27 pm | by Tom Abate, Stanford University | Comments

Bioengineer Kwabena Boahen's Neurogrid can simulate one million neurons and billions of synaptic connections. Boahen is working with other Stanford scientists to develop prosthetic limbs that would be controlled by a Neurogrid-like chip...         

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The Best Computer Interface? Maybe ... Your Hands

April 28, 2014 1:51 pm | by James Patten, TED Talks | Comments

"The computer is an incredibly powerful means of creative expression," says designer and TED Fellow James Patten. But right now, we interact with computers, mainly, by typing and tapping. In this nifty talk and demo, Patten imagines a more visceral, physical way...            

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HotSpot Episode 60: Lifelike Sensory Feedback

April 28, 2014 11:07 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by RECOM, multi-sensory technology and bubbles; detecting fatigue drivers; DARPA’s new Hand Proprioception and Touch Interfaces program; and inflatable AirFrame Enclosures  for quick set-up Electromagnetic Interference...              

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Meaghan's Minute: Two Watt DC-DC converter

April 28, 2014 10:47 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, Murata has announced the MGJ2 series of 2 Watt high isolation dual output DC-DC that are suitable for powering “high side” and “low side” gate drives in bridge circuits using insulated-gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs) and MOSFETs...                 

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