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Wireless Industry Day to Debut at IMS2013

May 29, 2013 9:58 am | by International Microwave Symposium | Comments

The IEEE MTT-S 2013 International Microwave Symposium (IMS) is set to debut Wireless Industry Day, which will be held on June 5 at the Washington State Convention Center as part of Microwave Week. Wireless Industry Day is designed to showcase both emerging technologies and provide practical, application-oriented information to attendees and the regional wireless community.

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Pentagon Programs Target of China Cyber Threat

May 29, 2013 9:51 am | by LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press | Comments

New revelations that China used cyberattacks to access data from nearly 40 Pentagon weapons programs and almost 30 other defense technologies have increased pressure on U.S. leaders to take more strident action against Beijing to stem the persistent breaches.

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ALMA’s Thorburn and Microsoft’s Tennenhouse Present to IMS2013 Closing Ceremonies

May 29, 2013 9:49 am | by International Microwave Symposium | Comments

ALMA’s Department of Engineering Head and joint ALMA Observatory Project Manager, Michael Thorburn, and Dr. David Tennenhouse, Corporate Vice President of Technology Policy for Microsoft, will present closing ceremony keynotes on Thursday, June 6 at the 2013 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS) in Seattle.

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Vishay Intertechnology to Showcase MLCCs and Surface-Mount and Wire-Bondable Thin Film Products at IMS 2013

May 29, 2013 9:43 am | by Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. [NYSE: VSH] has announced that it will be showcasing the company's latest industry-leading multi-layer ceramic chip capacitors (MLCCs) and surface-mount and wire-bondable thin film products at the 2013 IEEE MTT International Microwave Symposium (IMS) ...

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Agilent Technologies to Demonstrate Leading-Edge RF/Microwave Design and Test Solutions at IMS 2013

May 29, 2013 9:30 am | by Agilent Technologies Inc. | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. [NYSE: A] will demonstrate 25 of its newest design and measurement solutions at the IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (Booth #1230), June 2-7, at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.

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Laird Technologies to Showcase EMI and Microwave Solutions at IEEE IMS 2013

May 29, 2013 9:27 am | by Laird Technologies, Inc. | Comments

When the IEEE International Microwave Symposium opens, Laird Technologies, Inc. will be there to showcase its best-in-class EMI and microwave materials to design engineers looking for solutions with proven results. Addressing EMI issues early in the design process is critical, and Laird’s customizable solutions are ideal for engineers working at VHF, UHF, microwave, and millimeter wave frequencies

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Facial Recognition Technology Proves its Mettle

May 28, 2013 4:20 pm | by Tom Oswald, Michigan State University | Comments

In a study that evaluated some of the latest in automatic facial recognition technology, researchers at Michigan State University were able to quickly identify one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects from law enforcement video, an experiment that demonstrated the value of such technology.

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Yokogawa Announces Field Wireless Systems Partnership with Petrobras

May 28, 2013 10:18 am | by Yokogawa Electric Corporation | Comments

Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that its subsidiary, Yokogawa America do Sul Ltda., has signed a partnership agreement with Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras) on the evaluation of field wireless technology based on the ISA100.11a*1 industrial automation wireless communications standard.

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Driving and Hands-Free Talking Lead to Spike in Errors

May 28, 2013 9:51 am | by Bryan Alary, University of Alberta | Comments

Talking on a hands-free device while behind the wheel can lead to a sharp increase in errors that could imperil other drivers on the road, according to new research from the University of Alberta. A pilot study by Yagesh Bhambhani, a professor in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, and his graduate student Mayank Rehani, showed that drivers who talk using a hands-free cellular device made significantly more driving errors...

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Communications Satellite Launched into Space

May 28, 2013 9:42 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A new military communications satellite has been launched into space. An unmanned Delta IV rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Friday evening. The satellite was the fifth Wideband Global satcom spacecraft to be launched. The satellite, which is being sent into an orbit that follows the earth's rotation 22,000 miles above the equator...

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U.S. Intelligence Embraces Debate in Security Issues

May 28, 2013 9:29 am | by LARA JAKES, AP National Security Writer | Comments

In the months leading up to the killing of Osama bin Laden, veteran intelligence analyst Robert Cardillo was given the nickname "Debbie Downer." With each new tidbit of information that tracked bin Laden to a high-walled compound in northern Pakistan — phone records, satellite imaging, clues from other suspects — Cardillo cast doubt that the terror network leader and mastermind was actually there.

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Vintage Apple Computer Auctioned Off for $668,000

May 28, 2013 9:29 am | by Associated Press | Comments

An auctioneer says one of Apple's first computers — a functioning 1976 model — has been sold for a record 516,000 euros ($668,000). German auction house Breker said Saturday an Asian client, who asked not to be named, bought the so-called Apple 1, which the tech company's founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak built in a family garage.

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Report: Plans for Australia Spy HQ hacked by China

May 28, 2013 9:29 am | by ROD McGUIRK, Associated Press | Comments

Australian officials on Tuesday refused to confirm or deny whether Chinese hackers had stolen the blueprints of a new spy agency headquarters as a news report claims. A tiny party essential to the ruling coalition's government demanded an inquiry into how much damage may have been done.

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Iran's Approaching Vote Brings Receding Web Access

May 28, 2013 9:29 am | by BRIAN MURPHY, Associated Press NASSER KARIMI, Associated Press | Comments

From a computer keyboard in London, an Iranian emigre plays the role of counselor, social media guru and all-around adviser for Internet users back home seeking ways around the cyber-blocks set up by authorities in Tehran. These have been busy days.His Twitter account — which goes under the handle of Nariman Gharib — registers a steady stream of calls for help from Iran and responses about new proxy servers, dial-up modems and other...

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Ivory Coast Techies Elect New 'Web Mayor'

May 28, 2013 9:28 am | by ROBBIE COREY-BOULET, Associated Press | Comments

A 22-year-old who lives with his parents is the new mayor of Ivory Coast's largest city, at least according to the West African nation's active community of self-described Internet geeks. Abidjan's budding network of bloggers, strategists, designers and Web entrepreneurs organized a separate vote for "Web Mayor," in late April days after Ivorians went to the polls for local elections.

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