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European Court Lawyer Sides with Google

June 25, 2013 8:39 am | by TOBY STERLING, Associated Press | Comments

A top lawyer at the European Court of Justice said Tuesday that Google and other search engines should not have to remove web pages containing personal information from their search indexes. In a blow for the "right to be forgotten" privacy principle in Europe, the court's independent Advocate General, Niilo Jaaskinen, said in a formal opinion that websites, not Google, should bear responsibility for information they publish.

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Agilent Technologies Adds Scanning Microwave Microscopy Mode to Flagship 5500 AFM System

June 24, 2013 5:50 pm | by Agilent Technologies | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. [NYSE: A] has announced the availability of scanning microwave microscopy (SMM) capabilities for its premier-performance atomic force microscope, the 5500 AFM. Agilent’s second-generation SMM nose cone makes this unique electrical measurement option compatible with the 5500 system.

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Agilent Technologies Introduces a Solution for Modeling Power Devices

June 24, 2013 5:48 pm | by Agilent Technologies | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. [NYSE: A] has announced that its Integrated Circuits Characterization and Analysis Program (IC-CAP) software has been enhanced to provide full support for the B1505A Power Device Analyzer/Curve Tracer, including the instrument's new high-power, high-current source monitor unit modules.

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Understanding 802.11ad Physical Layer and Measurement Challenges

June 24, 2013 5:36 pm | by IEEE Communication Society | Comments

View this tutorial presented by Agilent experts for a modest overview of standards and market trends followed by an in-depth description of the physical layer construction. Included are explanations of framing, modulation, encoding, and error correction using example signals and measurements to emphasize principles.

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IG Extended the Adoption of the Lightstreamer Technology for Real-Time Data Streaming in its CFD and Spread Betting Platforms

June 24, 2013 5:25 pm | by Weswit, IG Group | Comments

Weswit has announced that its flagship product Lightstreamer has been rolled out as the streaming engine at the heart of the client applications by IG Group.London-headquartered IG Group plc, a FTSE250 company with a market capitalisation in excess of GBP2bn, was founded in 1974 as the world's first financial spread betting company, and recorded GBP366.8m in trading revenues in 2012.

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Knowlarity Selects Voxbone Numbers to Extend Cloud-Based VoIP Services Worldwide

June 24, 2013 4:57 pm | by Voxbone | Comments

India’s VoIP market will grow 27 percent annually over the next five years, some analysts estimate, as the government and service providers invest heavily in wired and wireless broadband expansion. To capitalize on that growing installed base, Knowlarity Communications will use Voxbone DID numbers to provide cloud-based VoIP services to small and medium businesses throughout India and the rest of the world.

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The Phoenix Company of Chicago Appoints East Coast Microwave Distributors: Authorized – Global Franchised Distributor

June 24, 2013 4:54 pm | by East Coast Microwave Distributors Inc. | Comments

East Coast Microwave Distributors Inc. has annouced that it has been appointed an Authorized –Global Franchised Distributor for The Phoenix Company of Chicago’s product line of RF/Microwave contacts and connectors.

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U.S. Department of Defense Prime Contractor Awards Product Development Contract to NuWaves

June 24, 2013 4:43 pm | by NuWaves Engineering | Comments

NuWaves Engineering, an international Radio Frequency (RF) and Embedded Systems solutions provider, has been awarded a contract to design, develop, and fabricate a high-efficiency, lightweight Bidirectional RF Power Amplifier (PA). The new amplifier will augment the customer’s existing tactical communication systems, allowing for greater operational flexibility.

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LORD MicroStrain Introduces MathEngine: Wins Best of Sensors Expo Innovation Award

June 24, 2013 4:21 pm | by LORD MicroStrain | Comments

Now users can schedule and run custom scripts to distill big sensor data, pull web-based data at custom intervals, and perform advanced data processing algorithms for generating indicator metrics such as vibration frequencies, watt-hours, metal fatigue, or bearing failure.

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Northrop Grumman Begins Sampling New Gallium Nitride Packaged Power Amplifier for Military, Commercial High-Power Amplifier Needs

June 24, 2013 4:11 pm | by Northrop Grumman Corporation | Comments

Northrop Grumman Corporation [NYSE: NOC] 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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Beyond Silicon: Transistors without Semiconductors

June 24, 2013 11:20 am | by Marcia Goodrich, Michigan Technological University | Comments

But transistors based on semiconductors can only get so small. “At the rate the current technology is progressing, in 10 or 20 years, they won’t be able to get any smaller,” said physicist Yoke Khin Yap of Michigan Technological University. “Also, semiconductors have another disadvantage: they waste a lot of energy in the form of heat.”

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First Apple Computer Could Fetch $500,000 or More

June 24, 2013 10:42 am | by VERENA DOBNIK, Associated Press | Comments

An Apple 1 from 1976, one of the first Apple computers ever built and forerunner of today's MacBooks, IPads and IPhones, goes on the auction block at Christie's next week. The bidding starts at $300,000, with a pre-sale estimated value of up to $500,000.

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FAA Moving Toward Easing Electronic Device Use

June 24, 2013 10:42 am | by JOAN LOWY, Associated Press SCOTT MAYEROWITZ, Associated Press | Comments

Relief may be on the way for airline passengers who can't bear to be separated even briefly from their personal electronic devices. The government is moving toward allowing gate-to-gate use of music players, tablets, laptops, smartphones and other gadgets, although it may take a few months.

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Innovative New ATIV Tablets

June 21, 2013 10:41 am | by Samsung Electronics | Comments

Samsung Electronics has unveiled two new tablets, giving consumers more ways than ever to create, consume and share content, and blurring the industry boundaries. The two new Windows 8 tablets, the ATIV Q and ATIV Tab 3, include several innovative new features that set them apart from other mobile tablets, including incredibly versatile form factors and extremely thin and light bodies.

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Low-Noise Timing Chipset for Wireless Base Station Radio Cards

June 21, 2013 10:39 am | by IDT | Comments

Integrated Device Technology has announced a low-noise timing chipset optimized for use in wireless base transceiver station radio cards. The new chipset complements IDT’s extensive communication signal chain portfolio, offering engineers the tools needed to solve phase noise-related challenges and build cutting-edge wireless systems.

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