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IAR Systems Launches Full Support for Freescale Vybrid Controller Solutions

July 12, 2013 10:18 am | by IAR Systems | Comments

Today, IAR Systems launches support for the new Vybrid F series controller solutions available from Freescale Semiconductor. Full support for the Vybrid VF3xx, VF5xx, and VF6xx product families are provided using the development tool suite IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM.

Microsoft Reboots with Sweeping Reorganization

July 12, 2013 10:16 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writers MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writers | Comments

Microsoft has decided its entire business needs a new operating system. CEO Steve Ballmer is restructuring the company to cope with a quickening pace of technological change that has left the world's largest software maker a step behind its two biggest rivals, Apple and Google.

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EtherCAT Technology Group Releases New Device Standard for Semiconductor Industry

July 12, 2013 10:14 am | by EtherCAT Technology Group | Comments

The EtherCAT Technology Group announced the release of the new ETG.5003-1 device standard for the semiconductor industry. With the ETG.5003-1 standard and its corresponding nine specific device profiles, the ETG now provides the ideal starting point for a new generation of tools in the semiconductor industry.

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Agilent Technologies’ Model Extraction and Qualification Software Adopted by Shanghai Consortia

July 11, 2013 5:00 pm | by Agilent Technologies | Comments

Agilent Technologies announced that the Shanghai Integrated Circuit Research and Development Center, a nonprofit research consortia dedicated to advancing the microelectronics industry in China, is using Agilent’s Model Builder Program and Model Quality Assurance software for model extraction and verification at 45-nm process nodes.

Upcoming IEEE Avionics, Fiber-Optics and Photonics Conference Highlights

July 11, 2013 4:53 pm | by IEEE Photonics Society | Comments

The IEEE Photonics Society’s 2013 Avionics, Fiber-Optics & Photonics Conference (AVFOP 2013) is an application-oriented conference designed to cover all aspects of severe environment fiber optic component systems and technology for avionics, vetronics (vehicle electronics) and naval vessels. 

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Hackerspaces and New Frontiers in Wireless Innovation

July 11, 2013 4:42 pm | by Low Power Radio Solutions | Comments

New York is fast becoming a major center for new technology fuelled by an increase of more than 30% in venture capital since 2007 prompting the emergence the natural outgrowth of Hackerspaces. Increasing interest in North America for their easyRadio Advanced range of RF Wireless Modules...

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Writing Programs Using Ordinary Language

July 11, 2013 10:51 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | Comments

In a pair of recent papers, researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have demonstrated that, for a few specific tasks, it’s possible to write computer programs using ordinary language rather than special-purpose programming languages.

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A New Way to Trap Light

July 11, 2013 10:40 am | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | Comments

There are several ways to “trap” a beam of light — usually with mirrors, other reflective surfaces, or high-tech materials such as photonic crystals. But now researchers at MIT have discovered a new method to trap light that could find a wide variety of applications.

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NY judge: Apple Colluded to Raise e-Book Prices

July 11, 2013 10:29 am | by LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press MICHAEL LIEDTKE, Associated Press | Comments

Apple milked the popularity of its iTunes store to form an illegal cartel with publishers to raise electronic book prices, a federal judge decided in a case swayed by the words of the late Steve Jobs. Wednesday's ruling by U.S. District Judge Denise Cote in Manhattan sided with government regulators' contention that Apple joined five major book publishers to gang up Amazon.com in a price-fixing conspiracy.

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Review: Water Resistance Stands Out in Sony Phone

July 11, 2013 10:28 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | Comments

The Xperia Z, unveiled Wednesday in the U.S., helps Sony catch up with offerings from Samsung and HTC, but one feature stands out: Its water-resistant shell means you can submerge the phone. That's great if you're a lifeguard, or if you're prone to dropping your phone in toilets or spilling coffee near it.

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First Apple Computer Sells at Auction for $387,750

July 11, 2013 10:26 am | by Associated Press | Comments

An original Apple computer from 1976 sold Monday for $387,750 at a Christie's online-only auction. Bolaffi, an Italian collections company, says in a statement that it bought the computer. The seller was a retired school psychologist from Sacramento, CA.

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Navy Completes 1st Unmanned Carrier Landing

July 11, 2013 10:24 am | by BROCK VERGAKIS, Associated Press | Comments

The Navy successfully landed a drone the size of a fighter jet aboard an aircraft carrier for the first time Wednesday, showcasing the military's capability to have a computer program perform one of the most difficult tasks that a pilot is asked to do.

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Scooter Synchronizes with Smartphone

July 10, 2013 10:52 am | by Kyodo News International | Comments

Japanese electric motorcycle maker Terra Motors unveiled Wednesday a new scooter that can synchronize with Apple's iPhone smartphone to enable the rider to record data including travel distance, running routes and remaining battery power.

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Sharp to Sell 'Talking' Home Appliances

July 10, 2013 10:50 am | by Kyodo News International | Comments

Sharp said Tuesday it will launch "talking" electronic appliances in Japan next month that are capable of informing users of operational status and reminding them to do daily chores. Among the "talking" white goods, a refrigerator will remind users to check for expired food items.

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TESEQ UK Strengthens Relationship with TATA Power Company

July 10, 2013 10:42 am | by TESEQ | Comments

TESEQ continues to strengthen its relationship with the TATA Power Company in India, following successful recalibration of its Bangalore 10 metre, semi-anechoic EMC chamber to the CISPR 16-1-4 standard.

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