National Instruments joins CROWD; NTT DoCoMo releases API for wearables

Wireless tech news from across the web:

> National Instruments (NI) has joined the European Union research project CROWD to define 5G wireless technologies. Article

> The FCC decided to delay the start of the 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum incentive auction from mid-2015 to early 2016. Article

> Huawei and the Washington Redskins announced Huawei Enterprise USA as a multi-year team sponsor and official technology partner for the football club, with Huawei set to provide a Wi-Fi network at FedExField in Landover, Md. Article

> NTT DoCoMo released Device Connect WebAPI, an open source application programming interface (API) that connects mobile phones to wearable devices such as Vuzix' M100 Smart Glasses. Release (PDF)

> Nest, the Google-owned company known for its smart thermostat, is acquiring home automation hub Revolv. Article

> The multi-state 911 outage could lead to changes in emergency calling regulations and operations. Blog

> Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have taken a step forward in developing batteries that can store 10 times more energy than existing lithium-ion batteries. Story

> Rite Aid stopped accepting Apple Pay and Google Wallet at 4,600 stores across the United States. Story

> And finally… Google executive sets record for highest parachute jump. Article