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UC Riverside Scientists Discovering New Uses for Tiny Carbon Nanotubes

May 15, 2013 10:58 am | by Iqbal Pittalwala, University of California, Riverside | Comments

The atom-sized world of carbon nanotubes holds great promise for a future demanding smaller and faster electronic components. Nanotubes are stronger than steel and smaller than any element of silicon-based electronics—the ubiquitous component of today's electrical devices—and have better conductivity, which means they can potentially process information faster while using less energy.

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TV-Over-Internet Service Hits Atlanta Next Month

May 15, 2013 10:52 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Aereo, the startup that offers live television broadcasts over the Internet starting at $8 a month, said it will start service in the Atlanta market on June 17, following an expansion to Boston on Wednesday. Until this week, the service had been available only in the New York City area.

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RIM Unveils Cheaper BlackBerry

May 15, 2013 10:50 am | by KYLE HIGHTOWER, Associated Press ROB GILLIES, Associated Press | Comments

Research In Motion unveiled a lower-cost BlackBerry aimed at consumers in emerging markets on Tuesday, stepping up its efforts to regain market share lost to Apple's iPhone and Android devices powered by Google's software. The lower-cost gadget, called the Q5, is the company's third smartphone to run the new BlackBerry 10 system. It will have a physical keyboard, something that sets RIM's devices apart from ...

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Hedge Fund Boss Loeb Lobbies for Breakup of Sony

May 15, 2013 10:27 am | by RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writers YURI KAGEYAMA, AP Business Writers | Comments

The U.S. hedge fund manager renowned for shaking up Yahoo Inc. has set his sights on Sony Corp., proposing that the Japanese electronics giant spin off up to 20 percent of its movie, TV and music division and use the money to strengthen its ailing device manufacturing unit. Sony rejected the plan, but analysts latched onto the idea as a way for Sony to unlock hidden value.

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Russians Attempt to Topple Google in Vietnam

May 15, 2013 10:24 am | by CHRIS BRUMMITT, Associated Press | Comments

Vietnam's booming Internet scene is littered with failed startups that tried to take on Google and other entrenched U.S web companies. That's not deterring a newly launched Russian-Vietnamese outfit which believes it can unseat the American search engine in this fast-growing Asian market and also contend with a jittery, authoritarian government seeking to clamp down on freedom of expression online.

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Google Poised to Show off Latest Devices, Services

May 15, 2013 10:20 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Google is expected to use its annual software developers' conference to showcase the latest mobile devices running on its Android software, while also unveiling other features in its evolving product line-up. The gathering, scheduled to begin Wednesday morning in San Francisco, provides Google Inc. with an opportunity to flex its technological muscle in front of a sold-out audience...

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SIMalliance Collaboration with IEEE Brings Mobile and Internet Authorities Together

May 14, 2013 4:51 pm | by SIMalliance | Comments

“As mobile connectivity drives the development of more advanced and secure web-based services for smartphones, tablets, cars and a number of new connected devices, including sensors for home or medical appliances, the worlds of mobile and internet technologies are drawing ever closer,” comments Frédéric Vasnier, Chairman of the SIMalliance.

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New Triple-Play Platform Connects Raspberry Pi, Arduino and 32-bit Embedded ARM

May 14, 2013 4:41 pm | by Newark, element14 | Comments

One of a strong pipeline of exclusive Raspberry Pi accessories to be launched this year, Embedded Pi is available through Newark element14 and MCM in North America, Farnell element14 in Europe, CPC in the UK and Ireland and element14 in Asia Pacific.

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Balluff Continues to Expand, Opens New Office in Chicago

May 14, 2013 4:32 pm | by Balluff, Inc. | Comments

The Midwest Region Sales Team for Balluff, Inc. has recently expanded and moved into a new facility located at 500 Park Blvd, Suite 160C in Itasca, IL 60143. This new office features areas for customer testing and validation of advanced control system architectures and sensing packages.

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Three Anritsu Company Test Solutions Nominated for CTIA Emerging Technology Awards

May 14, 2013 4:27 pm | Comments

Anritsu Company announces its MD8475A Signaling Testing, MG3710A Vector Signal Generator, and PIM Master MW82119A have been nominated for the 2013 CTIA Emerging Technology (E-Tech) Awards, which celebrate and promote the most innovative wireless products and services in the consumer, enterprise, application, and network technology segments.

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Agilent Technologies Announces Enhancements to Automate Verizon IMS VoIP Compliance Test Plan

May 14, 2013 4:21 pm | by Agilent Technologies Inc. | Comments

Agilent N5973A software is used in conjunction with the Agilent PXT wireless communications test set and the 8960 wireless communications test set. The new N5973A-4FP scripts provide full automation for voice-over-LTE functional tests such as call setup and teardown, call waiting and handovers to eHRPD.

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NY Attorney General Seeks Help for Cell Thefts

May 14, 2013 9:50 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

New York state's attorney general asked smartphone makers on Monday to do more to protect consumers from violent street crimes known as "Apple picking," or cellphone thefts. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said he sent letters to top executives at Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Samsung Electronics seeking information about security efforts and asking them to work with his office to find ways to reduce theft.

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Improving Communication During Disasters

May 14, 2013 9:46 am | by SINTEF | Comments

A small armband which can be attached to the injured. An information board containing a complete visual record of events. This is technology helping to improve communications during major national disasters.               

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Micromachining: Inclinations Sounded Out

May 14, 2013 9:36 am | by A*STAR - Institute of Microelectronics | Comments

Echolocation is a powerful technique that uses sound or ultrasound waves to locate objects and surfaces. Ships and submarines, for example, use it to avoid collisions, and dolphins and microbats use it to locate prey.

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NRL Shatters Endurance Record for Small Electric UAV

May 14, 2013 9:28 am | by U.S. Naval Research Laboratory | Comments

Researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory flew their fuel cell powered Ion Tiger UAV for 48 hours and 1 minute on April 16-18 by using liquid hydrogen fuel in a new, NRL-developed, cryogenic fuel storage tank and delivery system.

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