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NSC Backs Disclosing Software Vulnerabilities

April 14, 2014 9:59 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Disclosing vulnerabilities in commercial and open source software is in the national interest and shouldn't be withheld from the public unless there is a clear national security or law enforcement need, President Barack Obama's National Security Council said Saturday...                

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Robotic Submarine Deployed in Search for Plane

April 14, 2014 9:33 am | by MARGIE MASON, Associated Press | Comments

Search crews sent a robotic submarine deep into the Indian Ocean for the first time Monday after failing to pick up any signals from the missing Malaysian airliner's black boxes for six days, the leader of the search effort said...                       

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Uber Meets Local Lookalikes in Asia Taxi-App Wars

April 14, 2014 9:31 am | by KAY JOHNSON, AP Business Writer | Comments

Riding on its start-up success and flush with fresh capital, taxi-hailing smartphone app Uber is making a big push into Asia. There's a twist, though: Instead of being the game-changing phenomena it was in the U.S., Uber faces a slew of competitors using similar technology...                   

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New Research on Gigabit Wireless Communications

April 11, 2014 10:31 am | by Joanne Fryer, University of Bristol | Comments

The two research papers, led by Andrew Nix, Professor of Wireless Communication Systems and Dr Simon Armour, Senior Lecturer in Software Radio, from the University's Communication Systems and Networks research group in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, could have significant implications for the future of mobile devices...             

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Catching the (Invisible) Wave

April 11, 2014 10:01 am | by Sonia Fernandez, UCSB Public Affairs | Comments

UC Santa Barbara researchers create a unique semiconductor that manipulates light in the invisible infrared/terahertz range, paving the way for new and enhanced applications...                                   

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Photo of the Day: A Compound Semiconductor of Nearly Perfect Quality

April 11, 2014 10:01 am | by Sonia Fernandez, UCSB Public Affairs | Comments

In a feat that may provide a promising array of applications, from energy efficiency to telecommunications to enhanced imaging, researchers at UC Santa Barbara have created a compound semiconductor of nearly perfect quality with embedded nanostructures containing ordered lines of atoms that can manipulate light energy in the mid-infrared range...               

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Air Force Launches Spy Satellite from Florida

April 11, 2014 9:47 am | by Associated Press | Comments

An unmanned blasted off Thursday from Cape Canaveral with a satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office. No details about the classified satellite were divulged. It's intended for national security...                

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Google to Sell Glass to Bigger Pool of Consumers

April 11, 2014 9:46 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | Comments

A lot more people are about to get a chance to buy Google Glass, the Internet-connected eyewear that has become the hottest accessory in geek fashion...                         

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Bezos Offers Update on Groceries, Drones

April 11, 2014 9:44 am | by MAE ANDERSON, AP Retail Writer | Comments

CEO Jeff Bezos' annual letter to shareholders offers a glimpse into Amazon's internal workings and what it is aiming for in the future, including more grocery services and the much-discussed drone delivery...                

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Environmental Conditions, Standards & Certification

April 11, 2014 9:43 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor | Comments

Data from a recent Wireless Design & Development (WDD) reader survey suggests that frequency tolerance is the most important specification to consider when implementing oscillators into their designs. The survey also offers reader thoughts on design challenges, trends, and future developments...                 

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Heartbleed Bug Causes Major Security Headache

April 10, 2014 10:20 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writers MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writers | Comments

A confounding computer bug called "Heartbleed" is causing major security headaches across the Internet as websites scramble to fix the problem and Web surfers wonder whether they should change their passwords to prevent theft of their email accounts, credit card numbers and other sensitive information...                       

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What You Need to Know about the Heartbleed Bug

April 10, 2014 10:20 am | by BREE FOWLER, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other personal information may be at risk as a result of a major breakdown in Internet security revealed earlier this week...                   

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Review: S5 Features Useful, Less about Gimmicks

April 10, 2014 10:11 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | Comments

There's a lot to like about Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone —among them, its relative lack of features...                                   

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Call of Cyber Duty: Military Academies Take on NSA

April 10, 2014 9:41 am | by MICHAEL HILL, Associated Press | Comments

If Douglas MacArthur or Ulysses S. Grant went to the U.S. Military Academy today, they might be testing their defensive skills hunched in front of a computer screen...                                    

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The Brainstorm: Editorial Advisory Board

April 9, 2014 4:23 pm | by WDD Staff | Comments

WDD's editorial advisory board discusses the major challenges that they face on a daily basis withing their market sectors...                                 

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