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TNCI Operating Company Acquires Pac-West Telecomm

September 3, 2013 7:49 pm | by TNCI Operating Company | Comments

TNCI Operating Company LLC, an entity formed by Garrison Investment Group (“Garrison”) and Blue Casa Telephone, announced the acquisition of UPH which includes Pac-West Telecomm Inc. With this acquisition, TNCI will operate Pac-West, PointOne and the UPH family of companies under the TNCI brand.

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Peregrine Delivers UltraCMOS Antenna Tuning Switch Optimized for High Performance, Ultra-Thin LTE-Advanced Smartphones

September 3, 2013 7:40 pm | by Peregrine Semiconductor | Comments

Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation has announced a single-pole, single throw (SPST) antenna-tuning switch for LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) smartphones. This latest addition to Peregrine’s series of tuning devices leverages Peregrine’s UltraCMOS process using the HaRP and DuNE enhancements...

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Spotty Record for Chinese Exec with Canal Dream

September 3, 2013 11:52 am | by Michael Weissenstein & Luis Manuel Galeano, Associated Press | Comments

While at least some of the domestic enterprises appear to be successful, outside of China, promises to build revolutionary new telecom networks have yet to materialize. And deals with local partners have been marred by false ...   

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Getting a Grip on Inventory Management Using RF

September 3, 2013 11:38 am | by Fraunhofer | Comments

More and more manufacturers are offering their products cooperatively through small retailers, as well as in web shops. Researchers have developed a new RF clip with which products can be labeled. It helps avoid duplicate sales.   

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Safer Shipping with High-Tech Radar

September 3, 2013 11:34 am | by Fraunhofer | Comments

Traffic volumes are increasing, not only on our roads but also at sea. A new marine radar system with improved antenna technology is set to meet the growing demands of navigation – and protect ships against pirate attacks.   

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Microsoft Buying Nokia Phones, Patents for $7.2B

September 3, 2013 11:17 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Microsoft is buying Nokia's line-up of smartphones and a portfolio of patents and services in an attempt to mount a more formidable challenge to Apple and Google as more people pursue their lives on mobile devices. The 5.44 billion euros ($7.2 billion) deal was announced late Monday.

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Hands-Free Dog Walking for the Digital Age

September 3, 2013 11:15 am | by Inderscience Publishers | Comments

That old "best friend" can get a bit tiresome, all that rolling over, shaking paws, long walks and eating every crumb of food off the floor. But, what if there were a way to command your dog with a remote control, or even via your smart phone...or even without hands?

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Almost As Sensitive As a Dog's Nose

August 29, 2013 1:30 pm | by Hyung Gyu Park, ETH Zurich | Comments

Scientists at ETH Zurich and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California have developed an innovative sensor for surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy. Thanks to its unique surface properties at nanoscale, the method can be used to perform analyses that are more reliable, sensitive, and cost-effective. In experiments with the new sensor.

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50 Years Later, Hotline to Moscow Still Relevant

August 29, 2013 12:18 pm | by DAVID DISHNEAU, Associated Press | Comments

The Washington-Moscow Hotline is not just a Cold War relic, but a system for top-level crisis communications that remains a useful tool for U.S. and Russian leaders at odds over their relations with Syria and Iran, a former director of the Soviet space exploration program says.

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Ultracold Big Bang Experiment Successfully Simulates Evolution of Early Universe

August 29, 2013 12:15 pm | by Steve Koppes, University of Chicago | Comments

Researchers have reproduced a pattern resembling the cosmic microwave background radiation in a laboratory simulation of the big bang, using ultracold cesium atoms in a vacuum chamber at the University of Chicago. "This is the first time an experiment like this has simulated the evolution.

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Space Laser to Prove Increased Broadband Possible

August 29, 2013 9:12 am | by NASA | Comments

When NASA’s Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration begins operation aboard the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer mission managed by NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, CA, it will attempt to show two-way laser communication beyond Earth is possible, expanding the possibility of transmitting huge amounts of data.

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Vodafone in Talks to Sell Verizon Wireless Stake

August 29, 2013 8:55 am | by DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press | Comments

Britain's Vodafone PLC, one of the world's largest cellphone companies, confirmed Thursday that it was talking to Verizon Communications about selling its U.S. operations. The U.K. company is mulling its options for its 45 percent stake in the U.S.'s Verizon Wireless, of which Verizon Communications owns the other 55 percent.

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First U.S. Surgery Transmitted Live Via Google Glass

August 29, 2013 8:45 am | by Ohio State University | Comments

A surgeon at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is the first in the United States to consult with a distant colleague using live, point-of-view video from the operating room via Google Glass, a head-mounted computer and camera device.

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1st U.S.-Made Smartphone Just as Cheap to Produce

August 29, 2013 8:40 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The Moto X is the first smartphone to carry the "Made in the U.S.A." designation. Labor costs are higher in the U.S. compared with Asian factories, where phones are typically made. But IHS said the Moto X is about 5 percent cheaper to make than Samsung Electronic's flagship Galaxy S4 phone.

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Princeton and USDA Researchers Produce New Egg Pasteurization Method

August 29, 2013 8:39 am | by John Greenwald, DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory | Comments

Researchers at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have developed a novel technique and device for rapidly pasteurizing eggs in the shell without damaging the delicate egg white. The process could lead to a sharp reduction in illnesses caused by egg-borne salmonella bacteria, a widespread public health concern.

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