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Data Translation Announces New Data Acquisition Application Software

May 16, 2013 6:07 pm | by Data Translation, Inc. | Comments

Data Translation, Inc. has announced a new software application, QuickDAQ 2013, that is available free and supports all of Data Translation data acquisition modules. Additionally, FFT Analysis and Advanced FFT Analysis add-ons are offered to build onto the capabilities of the base package.

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New World Record in Wireless Data Transmission

May 16, 2013 5:12 pm | by Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics, Karlsruhe Institute for Technology | Comments

Researchers of the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics and the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology have achieved the wireless transmission of 40 Gbit/s at 240 GHz over a distance of one kilometer. Their most recent demonstration sets a new world record and ties in seamlessly with the capacity of optical fiber transmission.

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Making Frequency-Hopping Radios Practical

May 16, 2013 10:13 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | Comments

The way in which radio spectrum is currently allocated to different wireless technologies can lead to gross inefficiencies. In some regions, for instance, the frequencies used by cellphones can be desperately congested, while large swaths of the broadcast-television spectrum stand idle.

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GPS Satellite Launched into Space from Florida

May 16, 2013 10:05 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A new GPS satellite has been launched into space. An unmanned Atlas V rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station this afternoon. It was the fifth time since December that an unmanned Atlas V rocket has been launched. The GPS 2F-4 spacecraft will join a constellation of other satellites circling already orbiting 11,000 miles above Earth.

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Google's Products Dig Deeper into People's Lives

May 16, 2013 9:48 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | Comments

This year's event mostly consisted of upgrades to existing Google services that have already become daily habits for millions of people — one of Page's main goals. The new features assume most people want more help managing their lives from Google's brainy engineers and the sprawling data centers that house its millions of computers around the world.

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Tech, Labor Spar on Immigration

May 16, 2013 9:41 am | by ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press | Comments

To the U.S. technology industry, there's a dramatic shortfall in the number of Americans skilled in computer programming and engineering that is hampering business. To unions and some Democrats, it's more sinister: The push by Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg to expand the number of visas for high-tech foreign workers is an attempt to dilute a lucrative job market with cheap, indentured labor.

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Skyworks Launches Family of Antenna Switches Supporting Carrier Aggregation

May 15, 2013 6:23 pm | by Skyworks Solutions, Inc. | Comments

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. [NASDAQ: SWKS], an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, introduced groundbreaking RF switching  technology that is enabling early adopters to implement carrier aggregation solutions.  Carrier aggregation allows mobile service providers to combine spectrum and increase data rate throughput by utilizing...

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Averna Announces DOCSIS Design-Validation Partnership with Pace for SCTE-40 Certification

May 15, 2013 6:17 pm | by Averna | Comments

Averna has announced a successful design-validation partnership with Pace, a leading global developer of advanced technologies for service providers, to help gain SCTE-40 certification on various customer-premise equipment (CPE) for the cable and broadband industry.

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SCANPAY.IT Brings Credit Card Visual Swipe to Mobile Commerce

May 15, 2013 3:44 pm | by SCANPAY.IT | Comments

SCANPAY.IT launches a new method to pay on smartphones and tablets that makes entering credit card information as easy as taking a picture. SCANPAY.IT aims to integrate this solution in over 10 000 mobile applications worldwide and make it a standard approved by a large majority of users.

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LogMeIn & ARM Announce Collaboration to Accelerate Commercial Products on the Internet of Things

May 15, 2013 3:18 pm | by LogMeIn, Inc. | Comments

LogMeIn, Inc. [NASDAQ: LOGM] has announced its collaboration with ARM to simplify and accelerate commercial development on the Internet of Things (IoT). As part of the agreement, the companies are cooperating on LogMeIn’s Xively Jumpstart Kit, a rapid prototyping-to-production bundle that significantly reduces the cost, complexity and learning curve required to bring IoT-based connected products and solutions to market.

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New Software Spots, Isolates Cyber-Attacks to Protect Networked Control Systems

May 15, 2013 11:00 am | Comments

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a software algorithm that detects and isolates cyber-attacks on networked control systems – which are used to coordinate transportation, power and other infrastructure across the United States.

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UC Riverside Scientists Discovering New Uses for Tiny Carbon Nanotubes

May 15, 2013 10:58 am | by Iqbal Pittalwala, University of California, Riverside | Comments

The atom-sized world of carbon nanotubes holds great promise for a future demanding smaller and faster electronic components. Nanotubes are stronger than steel and smaller than any element of silicon-based electronics—the ubiquitous component of today's electrical devices—and have better conductivity, which means they can potentially process information faster while using less energy.

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TV-Over-Internet Service Hits Atlanta Next Month

May 15, 2013 10:52 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Aereo, the startup that offers live television broadcasts over the Internet starting at $8 a month, said it will start service in the Atlanta market on June 17, following an expansion to Boston on Wednesday. Until this week, the service had been available only in the New York City area.

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RIM Unveils Cheaper BlackBerry

May 15, 2013 10:50 am | by KYLE HIGHTOWER, Associated Press ROB GILLIES, Associated Press | Comments

Research In Motion unveiled a lower-cost BlackBerry aimed at consumers in emerging markets on Tuesday, stepping up its efforts to regain market share lost to Apple's iPhone and Android devices powered by Google's software. The lower-cost gadget, called the Q5, is the company's third smartphone to run the new BlackBerry 10 system. It will have a physical keyboard, something that sets RIM's devices apart from ...

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Hedge Fund Boss Loeb Lobbies for Breakup of Sony

May 15, 2013 10:27 am | by RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writers YURI KAGEYAMA, AP Business Writers | Comments

The U.S. hedge fund manager renowned for shaking up Yahoo Inc. has set his sights on Sony Corp., proposing that the Japanese electronics giant spin off up to 20 percent of its movie, TV and music division and use the money to strengthen its ailing device manufacturing unit. Sony rejected the plan, but analysts latched onto the idea as a way for Sony to unlock hidden value.

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