As the variety and complexity of communication systems in the modern RF battlefield increase, the need to quickly design, deploy and field upgrade spectrum monitoring and direction finding solutions becomes paramount.Software Defined Radio (SDR) platforms for these applications need to cover wide frequency ranges, process high bandwidth data in real-time, provide synchronization scalable across multiple channels, and support flexible development tools.SDRs with user programmable FPGAs are uniquely positioned to keep pace with the rapidly changing ecosystem of algorithms and technologies to effectively carry out SIGINT, EW and multi-mission operations.Join National Instruments (NI) for an in-depth discussion of the next generation of flexible and powerful COTS SDRs that enable direction finding, spectrum monitoring and radio functionality.This webinar includes discussion of key RF system requirements, an overview of multiple software tool flows, and a demonstration of a reference direction finding application.Watch as we highlight how communication systems in the modern RF battlefield increase the need to quickly design, deploy and field upgradable spectrum monitoring and direction-finding solutions.
Apple has announced the WWDC 2018 dates, its annual Worldwide Developer Conference at which we’re expecting to see the next versions of iOS and macOS.That’s because it’s invariably our first, official glimpse of what’s in store for the software those devices will each run.Given Apple’s typical yearly upgrade cycle for major iOS and macOS releases, and the fact that it pushes those updates out free of charge for existing users, it’s an early look at the sudden influx of new apps and features we can expect.However, Apple hasn’t been shy about teasing new hardware at the event too, even with its software focus.This year, WWDC 2018 will take place from June 4th to June 8th.It will be held in San Jose, California, at the McEnery Convention Center.
Warhammer: Vermintide 2 launched on PC just last week, but it has already surpassed 500,000 copies sold.Developer Fatshark debuted the cooperative melee action adventure March 8 for $30, and fans and critics have praised it for building on the original’s gameplay with refinements and more substance.And now that praise has turned into brisk sales.Fatshark chief executive officer Martin Wahlund explained that the rate of sales has exceeded the studio’s expectations.“We are proud and happy that gamers worldwide have taken Warhammer: Vermintide 2 to their hearts,” Fatshark chief executive officer Martin Wahlund said in a statement.“500,000 games sold was a milestone that we had, but not less than a week after release.”
This year is off to a rousing start for Chinese tech companies listing overseas, with multiple companies already planning to go public in Hong Kong, and US$110 million raised and nearly US$2 billion filed for the US.“Institutional investors are increasing their allocations to Chinese ‘new economy’ companies,” he says, referring to a broad term for high-growth industries, including tech.“And even if there is an IPO from one of the unicorns, there should still be plenty of capital remaining for other companies.”China’s appetite for public listings isn’t new.Last year, Greater China, which includes mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan, issued a total of US$49 billion in IPO proceeds – or a quarter of the global total – from both domestic and cross-border listings.But tech will be a particularly important sector to watch this year, as Chinese companies eye the global market and tech-savvy investors.
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This is particularly true when repairing or replacing a part would be difficult, impossible or very expensive, for example in a nuclear plant or a satellite.Or a racing car: not knowing about a weakness in a £52 spark plug in his multi-million pound Ferrari arguably cost Sebastian Vettel the Formula 1 Championship.Micro-accurate digital replicas of a component are created, which include any manufacturing flaws, and then assessed to see how they perform.As a result, it becomes more viable for the industrial sector to use the technique.An additional benefit is that automated processing of the images reduces the risk of human error.But to make it worth companies' while using it on their production lines, it has to be quick enough to work on the large scale they need.
There’s been yet another twist in the ongoing saga of Broadcom’s attempt to take over Qualcomm.Last we heard, Qualcomm had set an asking price of $160 billion for the buyout after months of back–and–forth between the two tech giants, but now any possible deal may have completely hit the rocks due to outside interference.According to a CNBC report, the US Treasury Committee on Foreign Investment (CFIUS) has raised security concerns over what could become the largest pure tech deal in history.In a letter sent to both Broadcom and Qualcomm lawyers, the CFIUS – a committee made up of representatives from various US government agencies – cited Broadcom’s reputation for research spending cuts and potential national security risks, with the latter concern centered around Broadcom’s business relationships with “foreign entities”.Qualcomm has pushed a crucial shareholder vote scheduled for March 6 back by 30 days as a result of the national security review.While the intervention could scupper the deal, Broadcom is apparently still “optimistic” the CFIUS will approve any final deal, according to CNBC’s sources, and the Singapore-based firm said in a statement that it is “fully cooperating” with the review.
The second-gen Mi MIX 2 was announced in September on the same date when the iPhone X was uncovered.Something like this going to happen for the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S.The MWC 2018 is over, and we didn’t see new products announced by Xiaomi.This is the same date when the Huawei P20 will release.The aforementioned date is getting closer, so it’s quite reasonable to see more leaks and rumors concerning the appearance and hardware of the Mi MIX 2S.It is showing how the upcoming model will look like.
Enterprises get a helping hand with delivery, as CloudBees invests heavily in Kubernetes technology.CloudBees has announced it investing in Kubernetes technology throughout all areas of the business, to boost delivery within enterprises and the cloud.The adoption of the technology is part of CloudBees long-term plan to assist enterprises and customers in cloud environments.Now, CloudBees is offering a Kubernetes-based, enterprise-ready continuous delivery solution that will help to deliver multi-cloud portability for enterprises.Acting as a cloud orchestration layer, Kubernetes reduce the barriers to cloud adoption and remove vendor lock-in for enterprises that wish to use cloud service providers.Additionally, CloudBees has incorporated the Kubernetes Engineering leadership of three important figures in the business; James Stracha, James Rawlings and Robert Davies.
Huawei’s rumored P20 phone lineup is becoming clearer.Today, VentureBeat reporter Evan Blass published an image of the P20 Lite, which is expected to round out the full phone lineup, which includes the P20 and P20 Pro.All the devices will likely feature a notch at the top, similar to the iPhone X, as well as 18:9 displays.Blass reports that the P20 Lite will be a 5.6-inch phone with a 1080 x 2250 display and a rear fingerprint scanner.It’ll feature an octa-core Kirin 659 chipset, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, a 3,520mAh battery, and will run Android 8.0 Oreo.Huawei has previously suggested that one of its phones would feature a three-camera system, which would probably show up in the P20 Pro, if at all.
50 years after Neil Armstrong first stepped on the moon, another step for man is set to be achieved.Vodafone is partnering with Nokia to launch a 4G network on the moon.The plan is backed by Berlin-based PTScientists who are looking to achieve the first privately funded moon landing next year.Robert Böhme, CEO and Founder of PTScientists, said:“This is a crucial first step for sustainable exploration of the solar system.In order for humanity to leave the cradle of Earth, we need to develop infrastructures beyond our home planet.
The Huawei MateBook X Pro is an impressive device that packs a lot of high-end features into a compact body - and even has some smart innovation.A little camera pops out of the F6 key when needed, removing the issue of having to cover your webcam if you’re ever worried about being watched secretly.When this feature was announced at Huawei's MWC press conference, the audience audibly gasped - it's such a tiny little change, yet it was seen as incredibly innovative.If you get that kind of reaction, surely you don’t need to make such a big deal about how much better you are than Apple’s high-end notebook?The press conference wasn’t just a blow-by-blow explanation as to why the MateBook is better than the Macbook, though - it was filled with proof that Huawei has taken more than a little ‘style-inspo’ from Apple for its latest laptop.CPU: 8th-generation Intel Core i5 / i7
Since the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals in June of 2015, roboticists at the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) have been working to improve the capabilities of their custom made humanoid disaster robot, WALK-MAN.After a solid five years of work, the WALK-MAN project is now at its final validation phase, and it’s gotten one last major upgrade to help it prepare to be helpful in the disasters we’re certain to have in the future.These lightweight materials shaved 31 kilograms off of WALK-MAN, bringing its down from 133 kg to just 102 kg.With less mass to haul around, especially upper body mass, the robot is now faster, more dynamic, and better able to balance itself, all very important things for moving around the sorts of disaster areas it’s intended for.The original WALK-MAN was perhaps not the slimmest of robots, but the new version is more compact in both width and depth, making it easier to go through doorways.To demonstrate the robot’s new capabilities, WALK-MAN took part in a validation scenario representing an industrial plant damaged by an earthquake, where gas leaks and fire are present.
Developers of bots that enable simultaneous tweets, retweets, likes or follows will have to go back to the drawing board before March 23.Twitter announced last month that it would be “limiting the ability of users to perform coordinated actions across multiple accounts in TweetDeck and via the Twitter API [application-programming interface],” and Yoel Roth, who works on API policy and product trust for the social network, provided more details in a blog post.With the exception of apps “that broadcast or share weather, emergency or other public-service announcements of broad community interest (for example, earthquake or tsunami alerts), apps using Twitter’s API must comply with the following rules by March 23 or face “enforcement action, up to and including the suspension of associated apps and accounts”:Do not allow users to simultaneously post identical or substantially similar content to multiple accounts, or to schedule such posts.Roth said content can be retweeted from one account to other accounts, but “this should only be done from a small number of distinct accounts that you directly control.”Do not allow users to simultaneously perform actions such as likes, retweets or follows from multiple accounts.
Did you know that Facebook Messenger allows you to archive or delete your conversations when you’re done with them?Our guide will show you how this is done.Note: These screenshots were captured in the Messenger application on iOS.Step 1: Tap and hold on the conversation you wish to archive or delete until a menu appears at the bottom of the screen.Step 2: Tap “Delete Conversation.”Step 3: Tap either “Delete Conversation” or “Archive Conversation,” depending on the action you wish to take.
This audio show is just the first part of a marathon podcast we put together to celebrate our 359th episode.Instead of our typical 3 minutes and 59 seconds of tech headlines, we went live for 3 hours and 59 minutes.Plus, we partnered with the tech education nonprofit Mouse for the show.Watch the super-long podcast here.On this podcast, we talk about:
Yes, the iconic symbol of American steel and piston popping internal combustion is shifting to voltage.“You’ve heard us talk about Project LiveWire…it’s an active project we’re preparing to bring to market within 18 months.”The Milwaukee based company didn’t provide much more detail on its e-motorcycle plans.CFO John Olin added HD “expects to spend an incremental $25 million to $50 million per year” on EV infrastructure.But per the CEO’s comments, it will likely be an extension of HD’s LiveWire concept bike.It has 74 horsepower, a 93 mph top speed, 50 mile ride time, and automatic drivetrain (i.e., no clutch or shifting),.
The Federal Communications Commission’s new regulations, which abandon rules against blocking, throttling, or otherwise discriminating against lawful content, are scheduled to be published in the Federal Register Thursday.Five governors have issued executive orders banning state agencies from doing business with broadband providers that don't promise to protect net neutrality, and at least 26 state legislatures are considering net neutrality rules as well."Blocking is straightforward," says Ernesto Falcon, a lawyer with the Electronic Frontier Foundation.None of the five governors’ offices responded to our questions about how they plan to monitor broadband providers for net neutrality violations.That's part of the motivation behind Northeastern University's Wehe project, which helps users check to see how neutral their connections are.Wehe offers apps for both Android and iOS that test the speeds of several popular apps, including Netflix, YouTube, Spotify, and Skype, by downloading data cloned from those apps and sending that data from Wehe's servers.
East Hanover, NJ - February 13, 2018 - N. Erkut Kucukboyaci, PhD, postdoctoral fellow in Traumatic Brain Injury Research at Kessler Foundation, has been awarded $35,000 from New Jersey Health Foundation to study ways to improve new learning and memory in individuals with moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI).This one-year award funds a pilot study assessing the efficacy of the combined cognitive rehabilitation therapies: training in the application of memory strategies to facilitate new learning abilities, developed at Kessler Foundation, and the RehaCom, a self-adaptive, computerized cognitive therapy tool that has been shown to improve cognitive deficits in individuals with neurological compromise."Memory and learning problems are very common in people with moderate to severe TBI," explained Dr. Kucukboyaci."Our goal is to improve patient care for this population," he continued, "by devising and teaching TBI-tailored memory strategies that can boost work or school functioning, and monitoring cognitive changes over time."Researchers plan to enroll 20 participants with moderate-to-severe TBI.The project, titled "RCT of RehaCom Memory Modules in Moderate-to-Severe TBI," will examine participants' attention, processing speed, verbal and non-verbal NLM, and executive control pre/post interventions.
How people interact with Wi-Fi hotspots gives us valuable information about how they behave, move, and use their devices.As demand for Wi-Fi continues to grow, hotspots are increasingly becoming a valuable source of data as well.How people interact with Wi-Fi hotspots gives us valuableinformation about how they behave, move, and use their devices, as well as about the Wi-Fi hotspot itself.It’s no surprise then that all kinds of businesses are scrambling to leverage this data for various objectives, none more important than forging better relationships with customers and partnersUnlike other sources of location data, which can be unreliable, Wi-Fi data is incredibly accurate.