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RIM Shares Plunge in Premarket after Posting Loss

June 28, 2013 8:21 am | by ROB GILLIES, Associated Press | Comments

Shares of BlackBerry maker Research In Motion slid in premarket trading after the company posted a loss in the first quarter and failed to break out how many of its new BlackBerrys were sold. Analysts were hoping to see how BlackBerry's new touchscreen Z10 phone sold for a full quarter in the U.S. market. RIM only said it 6.8 million phones overall versus 7.8 million last year. That includes older models.

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Cambridge Nanotherm Delivers the First Commercial Order for its Ground-Breaking Chip-on-Heatsink Technology in Partnership with Optocap

June 27, 2013 1:55 pm | by Cambridge Nanotherm | Comments

Cambridge Nanotherm has announced, in partnership with Optocap, an advanced microelectronic and optoelectronic packaging design and assembly company, that the first ever Chip-on-Heatsink modules ordered have been shipped to a customer in the LED industry.

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IAR Systems Launch Updated Version of Tools for Renesas M16C and R8C

June 27, 2013 1:13 pm | by IAR Systems | Comments

IAR Systems has released a new version of its development toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench for Renesas M16C and R8C. Developers working with microcontrollers based on these cores will now benefit from working with IAR Systems’ new user-friendly editor and source browser, as well as several new debugging features and integration with the version control system Subversion.

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GE Helps Utilities Manage Stressed Grids; Launches Technology to Improve Grid Efficiency and Reliability

June 27, 2013 12:54 pm | Comments

GE [NYSE: GE] has announced the availability of its MultilinTM DGCM Field Remote Terminal Unit (RTU) to help utilities improve network efficiency and reliability by monitoring and automating distribution assets. With the world’s demand for electricity growing almost twice as fast as its total energy consumption[1]...

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Data Translation Announces Signal Processing Library

June 27, 2013 11:43 am | by Data Translation Inc. | Comments

Data Translation Inc. has announced the release of the Signal Processing Library for .NET.  This hardware-independent software library contains extensive DSP algorithms that can be seamlessly integrated into many measurement applications, such as sound and vibration.

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RFMW Announces 10 Year Anniversary

June 27, 2013 11:02 am | by RFMW, Ltd. | Comments

RFMW Ltd., July 1, 2013 will mark the 10-year anniversary of their company. With worldwide headquarters in San Jose, CA. and sales offices throughout North America, Europe and the Middle East, the company has seen a continual acceptance of their “niche” philosophy in that “RFMW, Ltd. is a specialty electronics distribution company focused on RF and Microwave technology”.

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Keeping Networks Under Control

June 27, 2013 9:20 am | by Megan Fellman, Northwestern University | Comments

As the world becomes increasingly connected, the need to ensure the proper functioning of its many underlying networks -- such as the Internet, power grids, global air transportation, and ecological networks -- also is increasing. But controlling networks is very difficult.

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Feature Stops Apps From Stealing Phone Users' Passwords

June 27, 2013 9:12 am | by Ashley Yeager, Duke University | Comments

Imagine downloading a NetFlix app to your phone so that you can watch movies on the go. You would expect the app to request your account's username and password the first time it runs. Most apps do.But, not all apps are what they appear to be. They can steal log-in and password information.

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Review: Windows 8.1 Widens Gap with Older PCs

June 27, 2013 9:03 am | by RYAN NAKASHIMA, Associated Press | Comments

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer says the latest update to Windows is a "refined blend" of its older operating system for PCs and its new touch-enabled interface for more modern, mobile devices. After some hands-on time with it, the update seems to me like a patch over an ever-widening chasm.

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PayPal Looks to Conquer Space (Payments)

June 27, 2013 8:55 am | by Associated Press | Comments

PayPal wants to explore space — or at least begin to figure out how payments and commerce will work beyond Earth's realm once space travel and tourism take off.PayPal, which is eBay Inc.'s payments business, says it is launching an initiative called PayPal Galactic with the help of the nonprofit SETI Institute in Mountain View, Calif., and the Space Tourism Society.

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Making NY's Lake George the World's 'Smartest'

June 27, 2013 8:52 am | by MICHAEL HILL, Associated Press | Comments

An unprecedented project to turn New York's Lake George into the "smartest lake in the world" is being launched and will monitor the lake from its sun-dappled shores to its dark depths in hopes of keeping the Adirondack attraction pristine.

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Obama: No Wheeling or Dealing to Extradite Snowden

June 27, 2013 8:46 am | by Associated Press | Comments

President Barack Obama says he won't engage in wheeling, dealing and trading to get NSA leaker Edward Snowden extradited to the U.S. Obama says he also won't be scrambling military jets to go after a 29-year-old hacker, rejecting suggestions the U.S. might send the Air Force to force down a plane carrying Snowden from Russia to another country.

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Emerson Network Power Connectivity Solutions Announces New Partnership with Newark element14

June 26, 2013 5:49 pm | by Emerson Network Power | Comments

Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson [NYSE: EMR] has announced the extension of our partnership with Newark element14. Newark element14 is already a distributor of the Johnson and Trompeter product lines and will now serve as a global distributor of the Semflex and AIM-Cambridge product lines.

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Agilent Technologies' 3-D EM Simulation Software Selected by Millitech

June 26, 2013 4:34 pm | by Agilent Technologies Inc. | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. [NYSE: A] hasannounced that Millitech Inc., a leading provider in millimeter-wave components, assemblies and subsystems for applications in satellite communications, radiometry, radar and remote sensing, has selected Agilent's Electromagnetic Professional (EMPro) and Advanced Design System (ADS) software for use in developing mixers, multipliers and various passive devices.

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Sierra Wireless Introduces the First 4G LTE Module for Sprint

June 26, 2013 4:31 pm | by Sierra Wireless | Comments

ierra Wireless [NASDAQ: SWIR] has announced that the AirPrime MC7355 embedded module is now Sprint-certified – the first 4G LTE embedded wireless module to be certified on the Sprint network. Demonstrating technical leadership in the LTE space, the MC7355 joins a wide range of Sierra Wireless modules available for Sprint.

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