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In Worldwide Surveillance Age, U.S. Has Big Edge

July 3, 2013 8:38 am | by RAPHAEL SATTER, Associated Press | Comments

The saga of Edward Snowden and the NSA makes one thing clear: The United States' central role in developing the Internet and hosting its most powerful players has made it the global leader in the surveillance game. Other countries, from dictatorships to democracies, are also avid snoopers, tapping into the high-capacity fiber optic cables to intercept Internet traffic.

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German Minister: Drop Google if you Fear U.S. Spying

July 3, 2013 8:37 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Germany's top security official says Internet users worried about their data being intercepted by U.S. intelligence agencies should stop using American websites such as Google and Facebook. Leaked revelations about the U.S. National Security Agency's wholesale information on foreign web users has prompted outrage in Europe.

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A GaN on GaN LED is now Available on the market

July 2, 2013 1:32 pm | by element14 | Comments

As one of the hottest topics in global technology and with the first products starting to appear on the market, element14 is challenging engineers and developers to design and develop their own piece of wearable technology. The global competition will focus entirely on technology integrated within clothing and wearable accessories, and aims to encourage a deeper level of integration...

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The first GaN on GaN LED is now available on the market

July 2, 2013 1:30 pm | by Yole Développement | Comments

Yole Développement announces the new reverse costing study,SORAA: Tri-LED & Lightchip. This analysis has been developed by System Plus Consulting, Yole Développement’s partner. SORAA Tri LED &Lightchip analysis is a complete teardown of the LED and the package with detailed photos, material analysis, detailed structure of dies and package, manufacturing process flow...

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Court: No Class-Action Status in Google Book Case

July 2, 2013 8:49 am | by LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press | Comments

Google got a friendly ruling Monday from a federal appeals panel that stripped a group representing authors of class-action status as the search engine defends itself against claims that its plan to create the world's largest digital library will violate copyrights. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said it was too early for authors to be considered as a group in a lawsuit brought against the Mountain View, CA-based company.

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Apple Applies for 'iWatch' Trademark in Japan

July 2, 2013 8:47 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Apple has applied for a trademark in Japan for "iWatch" as rumors suggest it may be developing a smart wristwatch. A document obtained Monday from the Japan Patent Office's website said the application was made June 3 and made public June 27. It was not immediately clear when the application might be approved. Patent office and Apple officials in Japan were not available for comment late Monday.

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Nokia Buys Network Operations from Siemens

July 2, 2013 8:45 am | by MATTI HUUHTANEN, Associated Press | Comments

Nokia is turning to the stronger-performing parts of its business to help bolster its struggling smartphone arm, as it offered Siemens $2.22 billion for its half of the networks joint venture. Finland's Nokia said Monday that the transaction will be completed during the third quarter this year, meaning that the company formed in 2007 — Nokia Siemens Networks — will become Nokia's wholly owned subsidiary.

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Snowden Hits Hurdles in Search for Asylum

July 2, 2013 8:44 am | by NATALIYA VASILYEVA, Associated Press | Comments

NSA leaker Edward Snowden's best chance of finding refuge outside the United States may hinge on the president of Venezuela, who was in Moscow on Tuesday meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela told Russian reporters on Tuesday that his country has not received an application for asylum from Snowden and dodged the question of whether he would take Snowden away with him.

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Molex Celebrates 75 Years of Innovation

July 1, 2013 8:22 pm | by Molex Incorporated | Comments

As Molex Incorporated [NASDAQ: MOLX and MOLXA], begins its new fiscal year, the company proudly celebrates its 75th year in business serving customers in the global electronics industry. Providing innovative interconnect solutions to the world’s leading manufacturers, the company’s primary markets include data communications, telecommunications, consumer electronics, industrial, automotive, aerospace and defense, medical and lighting.

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Tech Valley Communications Complete Acquisition og TelJet Longhaul Assets

July 1, 2013 7:42 pm | by Tech Valley Communications | Comments

Tech Valley Communications (TVC), a facilities-based telecommunications service provider operating advanced fiber networks in Upstate New York and Northern New England, have announced it has completed the purchase of substantially all of the assets of Vermont-based TelJet Longhaul, LLC, including TelJet’s Vermont and New Hampshire fiber networks and its recently built colocation facility  As a result of this transaction.

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FalTech GPS and Syrinix Ltd Partner to Provide GPS Signal Inside Crossrail Tunnels

July 1, 2013 7:16 pm | by FalTech GPS and Syrinix Ltd | Comments

When faced with an unusual and challenging technical requirement, FalTech GPS and Syrinix Ltd partnered to design and install a system to monitor the integrity of large-diameter water main pipes deep under the capital’s landscape. FalTech’s GPS repeater systems are deployed in a wide variety of locations where GPS satellite signals are required inside a building,

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Large-Scale Quantum Chip Validated

July 1, 2013 9:47 am | by Robert Perkins, University of Southern California | Comments

A team of scientists at USC has verified that quantum effects are indeed at play in the first commercial quantum optimization processor. The team demonstrated that the D-Wave processor housed at the USC-Lockheed Martin Quantum Computing Center behaves in a manner that indicates that quantum mechanics plays a functional role in the way it works. The demonstration involved a small subset of the chip's 128 qubits.

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Microscopy Technique Could Help Computer Industry Develop 3D Components

July 1, 2013 9:43 am | by Chad Boutin, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | Comments

A technique developed several years ago at the National Institute of Standards and Technology for improving optical microscopes now has been applied to monitoring the next generation of computer chip circuit components, potentially providing the semiconductor industry with a crucial tool for improving chips for the next decade or more.

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New NASA Satellite to Begin Sun-Watching Mission

July 1, 2013 9:27 am | by Associated Press | Comments

From its perch in low-Earth orbit, NASA's newest satellite will soon get a close-up look at a little-explored region of the sun that's thought to drive space weather that can affect Earth. The Iris satellite was boosted into orbit about 400 miles above Earth by a Pegasus rocket Thursday evening after a sunset launch. Engineers will test the satellite first before turning on its telescope to stare at the sun.

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Germany Asks U.S. Envoy for Talks after Spying Claim

July 1, 2013 9:24 am | by FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press | Comments

The German government on Monday invited the U.S. ambassador in Berlin for talks, as European countries angry over reports that Washington bugged EU offices piled on to demand answers about the scope of U.S. surveillance. The Obama administration is facing a breakdown in confidence from key allies over secret surveillance programs that reportedly installed the covert listening devices in EU offices.

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