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Top 5 Turkey Day Trinkets

November 26, 2014 11:38 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor, @MZiembaWDD | Blogs | Comments

Preparing for the big meal isn’t always an easy task, especially if are cooking for a large group, so here are five turkey day trinkets to help make the process easier ...            

AAM Asks Americans to Buy American-Made Over Holidays

November 26, 2014 11:35 am | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor, Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operations | News | Comments

Thanksgivings is almost upon on. Families are getting ready to sit down for turkey dinners, the...

5 Kitchen Gadgets You Need for Thanksgiving

November 26, 2014 11:33 am | by Janine E. Mooney, Editor in Chief, Wireless Design & Development | Blogs | Comments

Thanksgiving is the best time of year for friends, family, cooking, and technology. Yes — you...

Engineering Newswire 118: Musk Unveils Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship

November 26, 2014 10:53 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re bringing sports car sounds to the minivan, landing drones...

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Gift Guide: Lots of Tablet Choices

November 26, 2014 9:29 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Time for a tablet? People tend to hold onto tablets longer than smartphones, so take time to weigh your options. A major consideration is what phone you or your gift recipient already has. Although it's possible for Android owners to ... 

HP Earnings Show Continued Struggle

November 25, 2014 6:02 pm | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Co.'s latest earnings report shows that despite three years of efforts to turn its business around, the venerable tech giant still has a lot more work ahead. CEO Meg Whitman has decided to split the ...     

Sizing Up What Apple's $700B Market Cap Could Buy

November 25, 2014 6:02 pm | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple's market value surpassed $700 billion in Tuesday trading, an unprecedented milestone among U.S. companies. The iPhone and iPad maker is worth so much that it stretches the imagination. Consider the buying power of $700 billion ...  

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Are Virtual Money Transactions Really Anonymous?

November 25, 2014 2:07 pm | by University of Luxembourg | News | Comments

Bitcoin is the new money: minted and exchanged on the Internet. Faster and cheaper than a bank, the service is attracting attention from all over the world. But a big question remains: are the transactions really anonymous ...   

Flexible Electronics Breakthrough Enabled by Inorganic-Based Laser Lift-Off

November 25, 2014 2:01 pm | by The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) | News | Comments

Flexible electronics have been touted as the next generation in electronics in various areas, ranging from consumer electronics to bio-integrated medical devices. In spite of their merits, insufficient performance of organic materials arising ...

Blu-Ray Disc Can Be Used to Improve Solar Cells

November 25, 2014 1:35 pm | by Northwestern University | News | Comments

Who knew Blu-ray discs were so useful? Already one of the best ways to store high-definition movies and television shows because of their high-density data storage, Blu-ray discs also improve the performance of solar cells - suggesting a ...

One of the World’s Smallest 3D Resin Printers

November 25, 2014 12:17 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Articles | Comments

The iBox Nano is one of the world’s smallest 3D resin printers, and weighing in at three pounds, it may also be one of the world’s lightest. Designed for portability, the printer can be controlled via a ...       

Nobel Prize-Winning Material Used to Improve Digital Memory

November 25, 2014 11:56 am | by University of Nebraska-Lincoln | News | Comments

The improvements in random access memory that have driven many advances of the digital age owe much to the innovative application of physics and chemistry at the atomic scale. Accordingly, a team led by UNL researchers has ...   

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New Supercomputers Increase Nation's Computational Capacity

November 25, 2014 10:40 am | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

Tens of thousands of researchers nationwide currently harness the power of massive supercomputers to solve research problems that cannot be answered in the lab. However, studies show this represents only a fraction of the potential users ...

New Device Could Make Large Biocircuits Practical

November 25, 2014 9:52 am | by David Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Researchers have made great progress in recent years in the design and creation of biological circuits — systems that, like electronic circuits, can take a number of different inputs and deliver a particular kind of output. But while individual ...

HotSpot: Mercedes' Self-Driving Cars

November 25, 2014 9:45 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD’s HotSpot, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices: NVIDIA unveiled a new addition to the NVIDIA Tesla Accelerated Computing Platform: the Tesla K80 dual-GPU accelerator, designed for a wide range of ...    

Photos of the Day: Google's Spoon Steadies Tremors

November 25, 2014 9:27 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Built with hundreds of algorithms, these specially designed spoons make it much easier for people with tremors and Parkinson’s Disease to eat without spilling. The spoons sense a shaking hand and make instant adjustments to stay balanced ...

Google Designs Balanced Spoon Using Hundreds of Algorithms

November 25, 2014 9:27 am | by Martha Mendoza, AP National Writer | News | Comments

Just in time for the holidays, Google is throwing its money, brain power and technology at the humble spoon. Of course these spoons (don't call them spoogles) are a bit more than your basic utensil: Using hundreds of algorithms, they ... 

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Developing Tomorrow's Degradable Electronics

November 24, 2014 11:15 am | by SINTEF | News | Comments

Norwegian researchers are developing electronics that disappear to order. When the FM frequencies are removed in Norway in 2017, all old-fashioned radios will become obsolete, leaving the biggest collection of redundant electronics ever seen ...

3 Cheap Smartphones to Consider

November 24, 2014 10:29 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The cheapest smartphones don't have all the gizmos of Apple or Samsung models, but I'm impressed by how many features you do get for roughly a third of the price. Processors are slower, yet that's not so noticeable for basic ...   

Ultra-High Density Magnetic Storage for Next-Gen Computers

November 24, 2014 10:25 am | by Emil Venere, Purdue University | News | Comments

Researchers at Nano-Meta Technologies (NMTI) in the Purdue Research Park have shown how to overcome key limitations of a material that could enable the magnetic storage industry to achieve data-recording densities far beyond today's ...  

Photos of the Day: High-Tech Toilet Eliminates Odors

November 24, 2014 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Kohler is introducing a battery-operated deodorizing toilet seat that includes a fan that sucks in air, pushing it through an odor-eating carbon filter and then a scent pack ...           

Kohler Introduces Odor-Eating Toilet Seat

November 24, 2014 10:05 am | by M.L. Johnson, Associated Press | News | Comments

Blow out the candle and ditch the aerosol can. Kohler has introduced a deodorizing toilet seat that it says eliminates embarrassing bathroom odors and the need for candles and sprays to cover them up. A fan hidden in the ...    

End to End 5G for Super, Superfast Mobile

November 24, 2014 10:04 am | by Inderscience Publishers | News | Comments

A collaboration between NEC Electronics, Samsung, and several academic centers in China and Iran, is investigating how software-defined cellular networking might be used to give smart phone users the next generation of super-superfast ...  

Icon Labs Announces the Internet of Secure Things Initiative

November 21, 2014 4:13 pm | by Icon Laboratories | News | Comments

Icon Labs, a provider of embedded networking and security technology, today announced its Internet of Secure Things Initiative. The Internet of Things has become a ubiquitous term to describe the tens of billions of devices that ...  

Mouser & TTI Offer Comprehensive Service

November 21, 2014 3:21 pm | by Mouser Electronics | News | Comments

Mouser Electronics, the global authorized distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, and TTI, one of the world’s leading specialist distributors of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components ...

Mouser to Distribute Products by Advantech

November 21, 2014 2:55 pm | by Mouser Electronics | News | Comments

Mouser Electronics, the global authorized distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, announced it has entered into a distribution agreement for Europe and the Americas with Advantech, an innovator in ...   

Digi International & Mouser Reach Agreement for Global Distribution

November 21, 2014 2:49 pm | by Digi International | News | Comments

Digi International, the M2M solutions expert, and Mouser Electronics, an award-winning authorized semiconductor and electronic component distributor, have announced they have entered into a global distribution agreement ...    

Finger Amputating Stroller Among 3 Design Fails This Week

November 21, 2014 1:36 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | News | Comments

This week in recalls, digital recorders are overheating, BOB-CAT mowers are losing control, and strollers are amputating fingers ...                   

New 2D Quantum Materials for Nanoelectronics

November 21, 2014 8:50 am | by David Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Researchers at MIT say they have carried out a theoretical analysis showing that a family of two-dimensional materials exhibits exotic quantum properties that may enable a new type of nanoscale electronics. These materials are predicted to ...

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