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Smartphone Trial Judge Annoyed by Phones in Court

April 9, 2014 10:18 am | by MARTHA MENDOZA, AP National Writer | News | Comments

So far one of the biggest problems for a federal judge overseeing a patent battle between the world's largest smartphone makers isn't about stolen ideas. It's getting the roomful of smartphone devotees to turn off their devices...                

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Investors Shed Tech, Biotech Stocks

April 9, 2014 10:15 am | by KEN SWEET, AP Markets Writer | News | Comments

Technology and biotechnology companies, high-flying stocks over the last two years, have been beaten down the last three weeks. Many are now in bear territory, which is when a stock falls more than 20 percent from a recent high...                

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Online Security Flaw Exposes Millions of Passwords

April 9, 2014 10:13 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writers MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writers | News | Comments

An alarming lapse in Internet security has exposed millions of passwords, credit card numbers, and other sensitive bits of information to potential theft by computer hackers who may have been secretly exploiting the problem before its discovery...                       

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ROHM Semiconductor and imec Join Forces for Ultra-low Power Radio R&D

April 8, 2014 1:46 pm | by imec & ROHM Semiconductor | News | Comments

Nanoelectronics research center imec and ROHM Semiconductor have announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership for research collaboration on ultra-low power (ULP) radio technology for small battery-operated wireless devices...

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Nordson ASYMTEK Wins Awards for Its Spectrum II Dispensing System

April 8, 2014 1:30 pm | by Nordson ASYMTEK | News | Comments

Nordson ASYMTEK has announced that it received both the Service Excellence Award (SEA) and the New Product Introduction (NPI) Award at IPC APEX 2014. This is the 10th time in the 11-year history of the Service Excellence Awards that Nordson ASYMTEK has won. The NPI Award was presented to Nordson ASYMTEK for its new Spectrum II dispensing system...

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New Insulation Resistance Tester from Megger Rated at 15 kV

April 8, 2014 12:59 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Megger has introduced a versatile insulation resistance tester (IRT) rated at 15 kV. The MIT1525 measures motors and generators above 34,500 V and equipment rated above 35 kV. The 15 kV MIT1525 is compact...

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SV Microwave Releases Application Note for the QuarterBack Connector Series

April 8, 2014 12:39 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

SV Microwave has released a new Application Note for the QuarterBack connector series.  The line utilizes a quarter turn bayonet style coupling nut with a locking feature for standard SMP/SMPM interfaces.  The QuarterBack connectors...

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Times Expands Low Loss UL Listed Plenum Rated Coaxial Cable

April 8, 2014 12:23 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Times Microwave Systems has expanded its SPP-LLPL 50 Ω low loss plenum rated/UL listed coaxial cable assembly family beyond the popular SPP-250-LLPL 1/4” cable to now include SPP-375-LLPL 3/8”...

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Aitech Expands Ethernet Switch Family

April 8, 2014 11:59 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Aitech Defense Systems has expanded its line of rugged, managed Gigabit Ethernet switches to include several new versions. In addition to the original 6U CompactPCI (C660) version, Aitech now offers managed Gigabit...

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Trees Go High-tech: Process Turns Cellulose into Energy Storage Devices

April 8, 2014 11:36 am | by David Stauth, Oregon State University | News | Comments

Based on a fundamental chemical discovery by scientists at Oregon State University, it appears that trees may soon play a major role in making high-tech energy storage devices. OSU chemists have found that cellulose – the most abundant organic polymer on Earth and a key component of trees – can be heated in a furnace in the presence of ammonia, and turned into the building blocks for supercapacitors...

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IBM Named a Worldwide Leader in IDC MarketScape for Mobile Consulting and Technology Services

April 8, 2014 11:19 am | by Fabienne Dawson & Doug Fraim, IBM | News | Comments

IBM has announced that IDC has named IBM a leader in the new MarketScape Worldwide Mobile Application Development, Testing, Management, and Infrastructure (mADTMI) Services 2014 Vendor Assessment. Following an evaluation of 14 companies against 117 criteria, IBM was recognized in the “leaders” category in part for its “training and knowledge sharing, range of service capabilities, innovation/research and development pace...

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IBM Accelerates Mobile Innovation for Businesses with New MobileFirst Services

April 8, 2014 11:07 am | by Fabienne Dawson & Doug Fraim, IBM | News | Comments

To help organizations accelerate and drive more business value from their mobile initiatives, IBM [NYSE: IBM] has announced the expansion of its IBM MobileFirst portfolio with new and enhanced services focused on mobile strategy and security, application development and device procurement, and management...

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Rebar Technique Strengthens Case for Graphene

April 8, 2014 11:04 am | by Mike Williams, Rice University | News | Comments

Carbon nanotubes are reinforcing bars that make two-dimensional graphene much easier to handle in a new hybrid material grown by researchers at Rice University...                                        

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Photos of the Day: Hybrid Nanotube-Graphene Material

April 8, 2014 11:00 am | by Mike Williams, Rice University | News | Comments

The technique should make large, flexible, conductive and transparent sheets of graphene much easier to manipulate, which should be of interest to electronics manufacturers...                     

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Aussie Innovation Leaves NASA in Its Wake

April 8, 2014 10:44 am | by Institute for Telecommunications Research | News | Comments

The University of South Australia’s Institute for Telecommunications Research has won Technology of the Year 2013 for its Global Sensor Network (GSN) and is now looking to commercialize the technology. The GSN won out over tough competition, specifically a communications system designed by NASA to be carried aboard the International Space Station...

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