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Group: Apps Not Effective Tool for Teaching Babies

August 8, 2013 11:35 am | by ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press | Comments

Smartphones don't make smart babies, an advocacy group declared Wednesday in a complaint to the government about mobile apps that claim to help babies learn. The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, whose allegations against "Baby Einstein" videos eventually led to nationwide consumer refunds, is urging federal regulators to examine the marketing practices of Fisher-Price's "Laugh & Learn" mobile apps and Open Solutions' games.


Samsung Seeks Smart Watch Trademarks in U.S., SKorea

August 8, 2013 11:33 am | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Samsung has applied for U.S. and South Korean trademarks for a watch that connects to the Internet in the latest sign that consumer technology companies see wearable devices as the future of their business. Samsung described "Samsung Galaxy Gear" as a wearable digital electronic device in the form of a wristwatch, wrist band, or bangle in its July 29 application with U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.


Amnesty: Satellite Images Show Aleppo Devastation

August 8, 2013 11:31 am | by RAPHAEL SATTER, Associated Press | Comments

Satellite images have laid bare the suffering inflicted on Syria's largest city, a London-based rights group said Wednesday, cataloguing hundreds of damaged or destroyed houses and more than 1,000 roadblocks. Amnesty International said it had worked with the American Association for the Advancement of Science to analyze pictures of Aleppo taken by aerospace imagery providers DigitalGlobe and Astrium.


High-Performance Mobile Communication for New NI CompactRIO Module

August 7, 2013 4:06 pm | by S.E.A. Datentechnik | Comments

Datentechnik has launched a series of mobile communication modules that are designed specifically for the NI CompactRIO platform equipped with the new Zynq-based NI cRIO-9068 controller. The innovative SEA 9751 and SEA 9754 modules enable users developing monitoring and measurement systems...

IEEE Launches New 'MentorCentre' Program for Photonics Society Members and Others

August 7, 2013 4:02 pm | by IEEE | Comments

IEEE recently debuted a new mentoring program that facilitates the matching of IEEE members and establishes a mentoring partnership among members of participating societies, such as the IEEE Photonics Society. The IEEE MentorCentre program enables participating individuals to connect globally with other IEEE engineering professionals...


PEG Bandwidth Acquires Contact Network InLine

August 7, 2013 3:57 pm | by PEG Bandwidth, LLC | Comments

PEG Bandwidth, LLC, announced that it has closed on the acquisition of the broadband operations of Contact Network, Inc. d/b/a InLine.  InLine currently provides broadband services in Mississippi and Alabama to small and medium-sized businesses, government entities, educational institutions and large carriers.


Smarter Remote Weight Sensing with Bluetooth-enabled Technology

August 7, 2013 3:49 pm | by Transcell Technology | Comments

The Smarter Weigh Bluetooth Scale Kit from Transcell Technology allows a scale load cell to be positioned up to 300 feet (100m) away from its weight display, free of connecting cables.  In many weight-sensing applications, there is a need to locate the measurement load cells a distance away from the display or interface.


Averna and National Instruments Team up to Offer a Cost-Effective Solution for Recording and Playback of RF Signals

August 7, 2013 3:30 pm | by Averna | Comments

Averna, an industry-leading developer of test solutions and services for communications and electronics device-makers worldwide, announced the availability of RF Studio for National Instruments Software Defined Radio Platform (USRPTM)...


Gemalto and KORE Enable Global Connectivity and M2M Applications with Cloud-based Service Platform

August 7, 2013 3:24 pm | by Gemalto | Comments

Gemalto joined forces to offer global M2M application enablement services with the Cinterion solution. The cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) platform transforms real-time data from equipment and device sensors into actionable intelligence that improves operational efficiency and optimizes costs for better business outcomes.


Agilent Technologies Enhances X-Series Signal Analyzers with Improved Phase-Noise Performance, Sweep Speed

August 7, 2013 2:40 pm | by Agilent Technologies | Comments

Agilent Technologies has announced greater core performance in two of its X-Series signal analyzers, the midrange MXA and general-purpose EXA. The respective improvements in phase noise allow engineers to more precisely characterize the frequency stability of oscillators and synthesizers.


"Out-of-Band" Authentication Utilizing Mobile Devices

August 7, 2013 9:55 am | by StrikeForce Technologies | Comments

StrikeForce Technologies, a company that specializes in Cyber Security for the prevention of Data Breaches, has announced that it has been granted its second patent for "Multi-Channel Device Utilizing A Centralized Out-of-Band Authentication System" from the United States Patent Office.


Reliable Communication, Unreliable Networks

August 7, 2013 9:46 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT | Comments

Now that the Internet’s basic protocols are more than 30 years old, network scientists are increasingly turning their attention to ad hoc networks — communications networks set up, on the fly, by wireless devices — where unsolved problems still abound.


A Layer of Tiny Grains Can Slow Sound Waves

August 7, 2013 9:35 am | by David L. Chandler, MIT | Comments

In some ways, granular material — such as a pile of sand — can behave much like a crystal, with its close-packed grains mimicking the precise, orderly arrangement of crystalline atoms. Now researchers at MIT have pushed that similarity to a new limit, creating two-dimensional arrays of micrograins that can funnel acoustic waves, much as specially designed crystals can control the passage of light or other waves.


Agilent Technologies Introduces Industry’s Most Comprehensive Compliance Testing for 10GBASE-KR and 40GBASE-KR4 Ethernet Backplane Standards

August 6, 2013 5:37 pm | by Agilent Technologies | Comments

Agilent Technologies has introduced compliance testing support for 10GBASE-KR Ethernet backplane standards used in networking applications. The N8814A 10GBASE-KR Ethernet compliance application is Agilent’s solution for transmitter tests.

Understanding Interface Properties of Graphene Paves Way for New Applications

August 6, 2013 8:58 am | by Matt Shipman, Dr. Yong Zhu, North Carolina State University | Comments

Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of Texas have revealed more about graphene’s mechanical properties and demonstrated a technique to improve the stretchability of graphene – developments that should help engineers and designers come up with new technologies that make use of the material.



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