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Review: Pay by Phone or Just Keep Using Plastic?

October 2, 2014 10:15 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Trying to use my phone to pay at restaurants and retailers has been frustrating. It's easier just to pull out my plastic credit card than to figure out which card works with which app and which app works with which store...                                    

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Germany's Rocket Internet Makes Bumpy Market Debut

October 2, 2014 10:13 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Germany's Rocket Internet AG, which specializes in launching e-commerce startups, has made a bumpy market debut — with its shares falling on their first day of trading in Frankfurt...                   

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San Francisco Expands Free Public Wi-Fi Access

October 2, 2014 10:11 am | by Associated Press | Comments

San Francisco launched free Wi-Fi access at more than 30 public parks, plazas and recreation areas on Wednesday, thanks to a grant from Google...                   

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Firm Says Phone Apps Spy on Hong Kong Protesters

October 2, 2014 10:05 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The Chinese government might be using smartphone apps to spy on pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, a U.S. security firm said...                               

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Trimble Expands Functionality of ThingMagic Mercury xPRESS Sensor Hub

October 1, 2014 5:25 pm | by Trimble | Comments

Trimble announced today the ThingMagic Mercury xPRESS Sensor Hub now supports network interfaces (PoE and Wi-Fi) as well as GPS, enabling the integration of positioning services into solutions. The xPRESS Sensor Hub is a flexible development platform designed to enable customers to rapidly create cost effective finished reader products...

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Finnish Researchers Developing Digital Maternity Kit

October 1, 2014 5:24 pm | by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland | Comments

Every Finnish expectant mother can choose to receive a free of charge maternity package containing baby clothes and other useful items. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is currently developing a digital maternity package with ... 

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DARPA Tech Identifies Counterfeit Microelectronics

October 1, 2014 5:21 pm | by DARPA | Comments

Advanced software and equipment to aid in the fight against counterfeit microelectronics in U.S. weapons and cybersecurity systems has been transitioned to military partners under DARPA’s Integrity and Reliability of Integrated Circuits ...

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'Smart' Bandage Emits Glow for Healing Below

October 1, 2014 5:15 pm | by Angela Stark, The Optical Society | Comments

Inspired by a desire to help wounded soldiers, an international, multidisciplinary team of researchers led by Assistant Professor Conor L. Evans at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and ...  

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Raytheon Awards Lansdale Four Stars for Excellence

October 1, 2014 5:14 pm | by Lansdale Semiconductor | Comments

Lansdale Semiconductor received a 4-Star Supplier Excellence Award from Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems business. The prestigious award was presented to R. Dale Lillard, Lansdale’s president...

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U.S., India to Collaborate on Mars Exploration, Earth-Observing Mission

October 1, 2014 5:12 pm | by NASA | Comments

In a meeting Tuesday in Toronto, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and K. Radhakrishnan, chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), signed two documents to launch a NASA-ISRO satellite mission to observe Earth and ...  

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Building a Helmet to Peer Deep into the Brain

October 1, 2014 5:10 pm | by GE Reports | Comments

GE scientists are working on a wearable, high-resolution imaging “helmet” that would allow doctors to observe our brains on the cellular level. The portable device could also allow doctors to study motor activity in the brain, since patients will ...

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Photos of the Day: SkyOrbiter UAVs Give Internet to Everyone

October 1, 2014 11:03 am | by ECN Staff | Comments

The SkyOrbiter HA75 UAV operates at 22,000 meters with a 75 meter wingspan. And it can fly for 5 years, covering 5 million km without stopping. Quarkson plans to use unmanned aerial vehicles to transmit internet access to every inch of the planet....

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'Autotune' Software Makes it Easier to Model Building Energy Use

October 1, 2014 10:56 am | by Oak Ridge National Laboratory | Comments

There are many ways to save energy in residential and commercial buildings. There are products that use less energy for lighting, heating and cooling; materials that better insulate and seal building envelopes; and architectural and engineering ...

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From Diamonds to Supercomputers

October 1, 2014 10:50 am | by Investigación y Desarrollo | Comments

By exchanging specific atoms inside the mineral structure, quantum bits, required to process complex operations faster, could be stabilized. Gustavo López Velázquez, researcher at the University of Guadalajara (UDG), proposes to construct a ...

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Airlines Look for an Edge with Weather-Radar Systems

October 1, 2014 10:44 am | by David Koenig, AP Airlines Writer | Comments

As their plane climbed away from Belize City, American Airlines pilot Brian Will and his co-pilot were ready to detour several hundred miles to avoid a wall of bad weather in front of them. Then, looking at the display on a new ...  

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