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NSA Whistleblowers Say Agency Casts Wide Net

June 7, 2013 10:58 am | by PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Former employees of the National Security Agency say the publishing of a court order asking Verizon to hand over all its phone calling records for a three-month period opens a new window on an operation that has been in place for years and involves all major U.S. phone companies.

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AT&T Says it's Connecting More Devices

June 7, 2013 10:57 am | by PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Writer | Comments

The nation's second-largest cellphone company said it expects to report adding a net 500,000 new devices on contract-based plans during the April-June period. That would be the best second-quarter figure since 2010. Since most Americans already have phones, the number of new customers added every quarter has been slipping across the industry. AT&T's tallies have been propped up by the addition of tablets...

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Photos of the Day: Earth-Observing Microwave Radiometer

June 6, 2013 2:12 pm | by NASA | Comments

Building the new radiometer took years to accomplish and involved the development of advanced algorithms and an onboard computing system capable of crunching a deluge of data estimated at 192 million samples per second.        

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Photos of the Day: Earth-Observing Microwave Radiometer

June 6, 2013 2:11 pm | by NASA | Comments

Building the new radiometer took years to accomplish and involved the development of advanced algorithms and an onboard computing system capable of crunching a deluge of data estimated at 192 million samples per second.        

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NASA Builds Sophisticated Earth-Observing Microwave Radiometer

June 6, 2013 2:08 pm | by NASA | Comments

A NASA team has delivered a sophisticated microwave radiometer specifically designed to overcome the pitfalls that have plagued similar Earth-observing instruments in the past. Literally years in the making, the new radiometer is designed to measure the intensity of electromagnetic radiation, specifically microwaves.

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API Technologies Receives $1.0 Million Follow-On Order to Support Major Electronic Defense Platform

June 6, 2013 1:04 pm | by Business Wire | Comments

API Technologies has announced that it has won a follow-on order, valued at $1.0 million, to provide critical electronic assemblies for a major electronic defense platform. This joins the competitively won $6.2 million order, from a leading prime contractor, announced last month.

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Toshiba Adds High Gain 200W GaN HEMT Power Amplifier for C-Band RADAR Applications

June 6, 2013 1:01 pm | by PR Newswire | Comments

Toshiba America Electronic Components and its parent company, Toshiba Corp., have announced the addition of a 200W C-Band gallium nitride (GaN) semiconductor High Electron Mobility Transistor to its power amplifier product family. The new device was shown during the conference exhibition portion of the 2013 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium from June 4-6 in Seattle, Washington.

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Amplifier for Military, Commercial High-Power Amplifier Needs

June 6, 2013 12:54 pm | by PR Newswire | Comments

Northrop Grumman Corporation has developed a new gallium nitride (GaN) flange packaged power amplifier, APN180FP, targeting military and commercial Ka-band communication applications. This product represents the first commercial availability of a packaged, GaN-based component from the company.

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Aviation Radio Maker Turns to MtronPTI for RF Design Expertise

June 6, 2013 12:48 pm | by Business Wire | Comments

MtronPTI has announced the TF0111 Tunable Filter for aviation radio. Paul Dechen, Vice President of Aero/Defense Sales, says, “Commercial aircraft radio makers increasingly prefer to focus their energies on architecture and data integration, turning to MtronPTI for RF design help."

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Casinos Ban Gamblers from Using Google Glass

June 6, 2013 12:44 pm | by Wayne Parry, Associated Press | Comments

Casinos in several states are forbidding gamblers from wearing Google Glass, the tiny eyeglasses-mounted device capable of shooting photos, filming video and surfing the Internet. Regulators say the gadgets could be used to cheat at card games.

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Obama Govt Defends Collecting Phone Records

June 6, 2013 12:40 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The U.S. government has been secretly collecting the telephone records of millions of Americans under a top secret court order, according to a document disclosed by a British newspaper. The Obama administration defended the government's need to collect telephone records of U.S. citizens, but critics said it was a huge over-reach.

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Automotive-Grade LTE Embedded Module for Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Network

June 6, 2013 12:33 pm | by Business Wire | Comments

Sierra Wireless has introduced the Sierra Wireless AirPrime AR7550 embedded wireless module, the first in the AirPrime AR7 series of automotive-grade modules for LTE networks. The AirPrime AR7550 features the next generation multicore architecture Sierra Wireless introduced earlier this year.

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'Temporal Cloaking' Could Bring More Secure Optical Communications

June 6, 2013 11:59 am | by Purdue University | Comments

Researchers have demonstrated a method for "temporal cloaking" of optical communications, representing a potential tool to thwart would-be eavesdroppers and improve security for telecommunications.            

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Long-Awaited Keyboard BlackBerrys Hit US Stores

June 6, 2013 10:25 am | by Rob Gillies, Associated Press | Comments

Modern BlackBerrys with physical keyboards are now available in the U.S., months after the touch-screen versions went on sale. T-Mobile USA began selling the BlackBerry Q10 on Wednesday. It has Research In Motion Ltd.'s new BlackBerry 10 operating system, which addresses shortcomings that allowed the iPhone and Android devices to surpass the once-pioneering BlackBerry in sales and prestige.

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Wi-Fi Signals Enable Gesture Recognition Throughout Entire Home

June 6, 2013 10:14 am | by Michelle Ma | Comments

Forget to turn off the lights before leaving the apartment? No problem. Just raise your hand, finger-swipe the air, and your lights will power down. Want to change the song playing on your music system in the other room? Move your hand to the right and flip through the songs.

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