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'Smart Wallet' Buzzes Like a Phone When Lost

April 1, 2015 4:42 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Losing one’s wallet is a common fear in the modern world, but with a new product currently up on Kickstarter your phone will be able to track your wallet – as long as they’re not both lost in the same place ...

Today in Engineering History: Apple Computer Founded

April 1, 2015 1:18 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, 1976, Apple Computer was founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and...

Quantum Teleportation on a Chip

April 1, 2015 12:23 pm | by University of Bristol | News | Comments

The core circuits of quantum teleportation, which generate and detect quantum entanglement, have...

6 Hilarious Tech Pranks for April Fools'

April 1, 2015 11:45 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Blogs | Comments

Today is April Fool’s day, and many companies are taking advantage of the date to release a...

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Google, Microsoft Battle Drives Down Prices for PCs, Tablets

April 1, 2015 9:50 am | by Michael Liedtke & Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writers | News | Comments

Google is releasing its cheapest Chromebook laptops yet, two versions priced at $149 aimed at undercutting Microsoft's Windows franchise and gaining ground in even more classrooms. Various PC manufacturers have been working with ...

Obama Signs Order Creating Cyber Sanctions Regime

April 1, 2015 9:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama is creating the first sanctions program that would allow the U.S. to penalize individuals overseas who engage in cyberattacks and cyber spying. Obama signed an executive order Wednesday establishing ...

Wearable Tech Can Help with Public Speaking

March 31, 2015 10:38 am | by University of Rochester | News | Comments

Speaking in public is the top fear for many people. Now, researchers from the Human-Computer Interaction Group at the University of Rochester have developed an intelligent user interface for "smart glasses" that gives real-time feedback to ...


Why Now Is the Time to Invest in Security

March 31, 2015 9:44 am | by Alan Grau, President & Co-Founder, Icon Labs | Articles | Comments

The IoT and IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) are comprised of a wildly diverse range of system and device types – from wearables and consumer gadgets to sophisticated systems found in DoD, utility and industrial/manufacturing systems ...

3D Printing Tech Providing 'Robohand' to 7-Year-Old Girl

March 31, 2015 9:39 am | by John Rogers, Associated Press | News | Comments

Seven-year-old Faith Lennox never thought she needed a left hand; after all, she couldn't remember losing hers when she was only 9 months old. But when it came to getting one custom made in a day by a ...

IBM to Invest $3 Billion in Internet of Things Unit

March 31, 2015 9:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

IBM is investing $3 billion to build an "Internet of Things" division aimed at harnessing the massive trove of data collected by smartphones, tablets, connected vehicles and appliances and using it to ...

China Behind Cyberattacks on U.S. Sites

March 31, 2015 9:25 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chinese authorities have taken over computers both inside and outside the country to launch cyberattacks against the website of an anti-online censorship group and a U.S.-based web resource that hosts some of the group's data, according ...

Microsoft Makes Cheaper Version of Surface Pro 3 Tablet

March 31, 2015 9:22 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft is making a cheaper version of its Surface Pro 3 tablet computer in an effort to reach students and budget-conscious families. Graphic artists, engineers and finance professionals needing to run complex ...


Molecular Backbone of Bendable Displays Developed

March 30, 2015 11:29 am | by American Friends of Tel Aviv University | News | Comments

From smartphones and tablets to computer monitors and interactive TV screens, electronic displays are everywhere. As the demand for instant, constant communication grows, so too does the urgency for more convenient portable devices ...  

Not All Clouds Are the Same

March 30, 2015 10:23 am | by Milos Zupanski, Solidworks | Blogs | Comments

Every day, cloud-based services are playing bigger and more important role in our personal and work lives. Cloud offerings are becoming so much more than just renting and accessing hardware, owned by someone else, while you provide ...    

Metals Used in High-Tech Products Face Future Supply Risks

March 27, 2015 11:10 am | by Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies | News | Comments

In a new paper, a team of Yale researchers assesses the "criticality" of all 62 metals on the Periodic Table of Elements, providing key insights into which materials might become more difficult to find in the coming decades, which ones ...

5 Things to Know About Galaxy S6 Phones

March 27, 2015 9:10 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

A better design, sharper camera and easier to use software make the new Galaxy S6 phones the best Samsung has yet to offer. Although Samsung has been praised for its improved hardware, much of what I like is in the software ...           

Offer Paid Vacation, Microsoft Tells Suppliers

March 26, 2015 3:43 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Microsoft announced on March 26 that it will be working only with suppliers who offer their employees a minimum of 15 days of paid time off per year...


Engineering Newswire 133: New Rube Goldberg Designs Violin Playing Machine

March 26, 2015 10:24 am | by David Mantey, Melissa Fassbender, Kaylie Duffy | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re controlling headlights with our eyes, learning how the bench top factory will change our lives, and building kinetic sculptures with the new Rube Goldberg ...

New Samsung, HTC Phones Coming April 10

March 26, 2015 9:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

New phones from Samsung and HTC will be available in U.S. stores starting April 10. Advance orders for the new HTC One begin Friday, and those customers might receive their phones before April 10. Orders for Samsung's Galaxy S 6 phones ...

Ideas Wanted for Processing Paradigms That Accelerate Computer Simulations

March 25, 2015 12:59 pm | by DARPA | News | Comments

Whether designed to predict the spread of an epidemic, understand the potential impacts of climate change, or model the acoustical signature of a newly designed ship hull, computer simulations are an essential tool of scientific discovery ...

Mobile Battery Life Can Be Prolonged with System Settings

March 25, 2015 12:53 pm | by University of Helsinki | News | Comments

Mobile devices have a large number of different adjustable system settings whose energy impact can be difficult to understand for the average user, and even for the expert. Some system settings have a direct and significant correlation with ...

Building Energy Efficient Products for a Better Tomorrow Using CFD

March 25, 2015 9:23 am | by Mehul Patel, CFD Consultant, Hi-Tech CFD | Articles | Comments

The world is badly in a need of products that are energy efficient, as global energy consumption levels increase at an alarming rate. It is the only reason why government agencies and manufacturing organizations are strained to look for ...

Researchers Apply Graphene to Smart Phones

March 24, 2015 11:35 am | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

The German-based Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF plans to use graphene, the world’s thinnest material, in smart phones. Fraunhofer plans to use the eco-friendly graphene and its impressive properties ...          

Heating Homes with Computer Servers

March 24, 2015 9:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Dutch energy company is joining forces with a tech startup to harness computing power to heat homes. Eneco said Tuesday it is installing "e-Radiators" — computer servers that generate heat while crunching numbers ...                   

Oven Operates Completely Via Mobile App

March 23, 2015 11:50 am | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

JENN-AIR is releasing a dual convection oven which can be completely operated via a mobile app. The wall oven is slated to be released in September and will feature total compatibility with IOS and Android devices. With the app ...      

Space Gun Among 3 Patents This Week

March 20, 2015 3:15 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Blogs | Comments

QuickLaunch is a company attempting to launch payloads into low Earth orbit using a type of “space gun.” In their recently assigned patent, the company describes “a gas gun launcher having a ...

Human Brain Inspires Wearable Micro-Sensors

March 20, 2015 1:06 pm | by New Mexico State University (NMSU) | News | Comments

Wei Tang, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at New Mexico State University, is taking a cue from nature to devise the next generation of integrated low-power, wearable micro-devices. The human brain inspired his ...

Intelligent Computers Solving Trust Equation

March 20, 2015 12:53 pm | by The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) | News | Comments

Socially intelligent computers can turn difficult online negotiations into win - win situations through tactical information disclosure. Programming fundamental 'social intelligence' skills into software agents can make humans substantially ...

Superfast Computers a Step Closer

March 20, 2015 11:10 am | by University of Surrey | News | Comments

The team demonstrated a quantum on/off switching time of about a millionth of a millionth of a second - the fastest-ever quantum switch to be achieved with silicon and over a thousand times faster than previous attempts ...              

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