device device  /dɪ ˈvaɪs/


  1. (n) an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
  2. (n) something in an artistic work designed to achieve a particular effect
  3. (n) any clever maneuver
  4. (n) any ornamental pattern or design (as in embroidery)
  5. (n) an emblematic design (especially in heraldry)



  1. Dashboard GPS devices are thieves' hot new target.
  2. A new generation of devices is moving computing power off the desktop and into everyday items--TVs, phones and even park benches--making access quick, easy and less costly.
  3. Read THE PAGE on your Mobile Device.


  1. Medical device startup raises $13.1 million

    Medical device startup NeuroTronik, which was spun out of a Chapel Hill business accelerator just 11 months ago, has raised its first round of outside funding: $13.1 million that is earmarked for continued development of a system to treat heart failure.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The News & Observer

  2. Medical-Device Makers Urged by FDA to Boost Cybersecurity

    Hospitals and medical-device makers are being urged by the U.S. government to boost safeguards against computer hackers and malware that can disrupt the use of life-saving technology.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  3. Music device doesn't drop diabetics' blood pressure

    By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A device that plays a melody in an attempt to slow people's breathing didn't lower the blood pressure of people with diabetes, according to a new study. "Given the results and the studies available, you can conclude that there is not enough evidence to use this device," said Dr. Gijs Landman, the study's lead author from the Isala Clinics in The ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

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