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Making Smartphones Smarter with See-through Sensors

June 19, 2014 2:00 pm | by The Optical Society | Comments

Your smartphone's display glass could soon be more than just a pretty face, thanks to new technology developed by researchers. A team has created the first laser-written light-guiding systems that are efficient enough to be developed for commercial use...

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New Manufacturing Methods Needed for 'Soft' Machines, Robots

June 19, 2014 1:56 pm | by Purdue University | Comments

Researchers have developed a technique that might be used to produce "soft machines" made of elastic materials and liquid metals for potential applications in robotics, medical devices and consumer electronics. Such an elastic technology could make possible...

Thousands of Secret Keys Found in Android Apps

June 19, 2014 1:51 pm | by Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science | Comments

A team of engineers at Columbia reported that they have discovered a crucial security problem in Google Play, the official Android app store where millions of users of Android, the most popular mobile platform, get their apps. "Google Play has more than one million..."

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Bezos: Fire Phone Offers 'Something Different'

June 19, 2014 1:45 pm | by Ryan Nakashima & Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press | Comments

There are two ways to view the smartphone Amazon introduced to the world on Wednesday: It's either the latest in a long line of phones with fancy new features that some people will never use or a magic wand for shopaholics. The phone's most significant feature...

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Harley-Davidson Reveals Project LiveWire

June 19, 2014 1:39 pm | by PR Newswire | Comments

Spurred by this heritage, the Project LiveWire Experience invites customers to test ride, provide feedback and learn more about the story of the motorcycle. Even those who don't yet ride will have the opportunity to feel the power of ...

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New Push to Get Girls into Computer Sciences

June 19, 2014 11:32 am | by Martha Mendoza, AP National Writer | Comments

Diana Navarro loves to code, and she's not afraid to admit it. But the 18-year-old Rutgers University computer science major knows she's an anomaly: Writing software to run computer programs in 2014 is — more than ever — a man's world...

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Lego to Introduce Mixed Digital-Physical Blocks

June 19, 2014 11:30 am | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | Comments

On the heels of success with "The Lego Movie," the Danish toy company is giving kids a chance to put their own blocks on the screen, with a new product line that copies their creations into phone and tablet games. The Lego Fusion line will launch in August...

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US Supreme Court Tosses out Software Patent

June 19, 2014 11:25 am | by Sam Hananel, Associated Press | Comments

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday tossed out an Australian company's patent for business software in a closely watched case that clarifies standards for awarding patents. The justices ruled unanimously that the government should not have issued a patent to Alice Corp...

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UN Says Unmanned Drones Will Be Deployed in Mali

June 19, 2014 11:07 am | by Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press | Comments

The U.N. peacekeeping force in Mali will be getting unmanned drones to help protect civilians and U.N. troops in the volatile north, the peacekeeping chief said Wednesday. Herve Ladsous told the U.N. Security Council that the unmanned aerial vehicles will provide critical information for peacekeepers...

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Photo of the Day: Expedition 38 Tests Free-Flying Satellites

June 19, 2014 10:08 am | by NASA | Comments

The International Space Station is critically important to NASA's future exploration missions. The orbiting outpost provides a platform to test technologies in a long-duration weightless environment; conditions which are impractical to replicate on Earth...

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International Space Station: A Technology Test Bed

June 19, 2014 9:48 am | by NASA | Comments

The International Space Station is critically important to NASA's future exploration missions. The orbiting outpost provides a platform to test technologies in a long-duration weightless environment; conditions which are impractical to replicate on Earth...

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Telco Systems Introduces SDN & NFV Solutions for Transitioning to IT Aware Networks

June 19, 2014 9:29 am | by Moshe Shimon, Telco Systems | Comments

Telco Systems has announced their new strategy focused on their innovative Open Metro Edge (OME) SDN & NFV solutions supporting their network evolution approach for transitioning from Carrier Ethernet 2.0 to SDN and NFV architectures...

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B&K Precision Acquires Teknix S.A.

June 19, 2014 9:09 am | by Geisa Mello, B&K Precision | Comments

B&K Precision Corporation has announced the acquisition of Teknix S.A., a service and calibration company based in São Paulo, Brasil. Under the new name of B&K Precision Brasil, the subsidiary company will become B&K Precision’s headquarters for South American operations...

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Cypress and EverPro Extend USB 3.0 Performance Up to 100 Meters

June 18, 2014 2:51 pm | by EverPro Technologies | Comments

EverPro Technologies and Cypress Semiconductor announced the completion of successful interoperability testing between both Cypress’s EZ-USB FX3 USB 3.0 peripheral controller and EZ-USB CX3 camera controller and EverPro’s U3C A0A0-100 USB 3.0 active optical cable...

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TIA Releases Network of the Future Conference Videos

June 18, 2014 2:45 pm | by TIA | Comments

The Telecommunications Industry Association announced the availability of an extensive line-up of videos from its recently concluded Network of the Future Conference. The videos include keynote presentations and in-depth interviews with top ICT executives...

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