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APNewsBreak: NSA Leaker Snowden Not Welcome in UK

June 14, 2013 9:30 am | by THANYARAT DOKSONE, Associated Press | Comments

The British government has warned airlines around the world not to allow Edward Snowden, who leaked information on top-secret U.S. government surveillance programs, to fly to the United Kingdom. A travel alert, dated Monday on a Home Office letterhead, said carriers should deny Snowden boarding because "the individual is highly likely to be refused entry to the UK."


New Array Measures Vibrations Across Skin May Help Engineers Design Tactile Displays

June 14, 2013 9:28 am | by Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office, Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

In the near future, a buzz in your belt or a pulse from your jacket may give you instructions on how to navigate your surroundings.Think of it as tactile Morse code: vibrations from a wearable, GPS-linked device that tell you to turn right or left, or stop, depending on the pattern of pulses you feel.


Obama to Take Advantage of Advances in Wireless

June 14, 2013 9:26 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The White House says President Barack Obama is taking advantage of new advances in the wireless industry to help create jobs. Obama is expected to announce Friday that he's directing federal agencies to be more efficient in their use of radio spectrum and to make more capacity available to satisfy the growing demand for broadband Internet.


RFID Journal Presents RFID in High Tech 2013

June 13, 2013 5:57 pm | by RFID Journa | Comments

RFID Journal has announced that registration is now open for its RFID in High Tech conference and exhibition. The event, focused on the use of radio frequency identification technology within the high-tech value chain, will be held on Oct. 2-3, 2013, at the Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront hotel, in San Francisco, CA.


Leaker Snowden Alleges NSA Hacking on China, World

June 13, 2013 9:08 am | by KELVIN CHAN, Associated Press | Comments

For months, China has tried to turn the tables on the U.S. to counter accusations that it hacks America's computers and networks. Now, former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden may have handed Beijing a weapon in its cyber war of words with Washington.


Lawmaker Accuses Google of Dodging Taxes

June 13, 2013 8:55 am | by DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press | Comments

An influential committee of British lawmakers accused search giant Google of dodging its taxes on Thursday, issuing a scathing report that said the U.S. Internet company took on highly contrived arrangements serving no purpose other than to avoid paying its fair share.


Utah Home to NSA's New Mega-Warehouse for Data

June 13, 2013 8:50 am | by BRADY McCOMBS, Associated Press | Comments

The nation's new billion-dollar epicenter for fighting global cyberthreats sits just south of Salt Lake City, tucked away on a National Guard base at the foot of snow-capped mountains. The long, squat buildings span 1.5 million square feet, and are filled with super-powered computers designed to store massive amounts of information gathered secretly from phone calls and emails.


Panel Backs Introduction of Digital Learning in U.S.

June 13, 2013 8:44 am | by DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press | Comments

A week after President Barack Obama's call for U.S. schools to be outfitted with high-speed Internet within five years, an independent panel that studied the lack of technology at school says digital learning, including the super-fast Internet connections, can be introduced even sooner.


Microchip Technology Subsidiary SST and Novocell Semiconductor Announce Acquisition of Novocell by SST

June 13, 2013 12:15 am | by Microchip Technology Inc. | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. [NASDAQ: MCHP], a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, through its Silicon Storage Technology (SST) subsidiary, and Novocell Semiconductor, Inc. (Novocell) has announced that Microchip and SST have signed a definitive agreement to acquire Novocell.


GreenPeak Enables Low Power and Low Cost ZigBee Smart Home Applications

June 12, 2013 11:57 pm | Comments

GreenPeak Technologies, a leading low power RF-semiconductor company, today announced the availability of a low cost and low power ZigBee solution for end nodes in the Smart Home, allowing Operators to further accelerate market adoption and enabling ZigBee Smart Home solutions that cover the full home and last for up to 10 years without battery replacement.


The Lighting Quotient Updates and Expands its EnOcean Energy Harvesting Wireless Offering

June 12, 2013 11:46 pm | by Lighting Quotient, EnOcean Alliance | Comments

The Lighting Quotient, a leading architectural lighting manufacturer and member of the EnOcean Alliance, announced today additions and enhancements to its intelligent lighting solutions based on the EnOcean energy harvesting wireless standard. The portfolio enables luminaires in buildings and plug load circuits in modular office furniture to communicate wirelessly and to respond in accordance with occupancy patterns...


Macro Sensors Appoints CMG Sales as LVDT Linear Position Sensor Rep In Midwest

June 12, 2013 10:51 pm | by Macro Sensors | Comments

Macro Sensors announces the appointment of CMG Sales, Inc. as representative for the company’s entire line of linear and rotary position sensors as well as support instrumentation throughout Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. CMG Sales, Inc. is a recognized leader of measurement solutions to manufacturers throughout the Midwest.


KATHREIN TechnoTrend Presents New Generation of Hybrid Receivers

June 12, 2013 10:27 pm | by KATHREIN TechnoTrend (KTT) | Comments

Rohrdorf-Thansau – KATHREIN TechnoTrend (KTT), one of the leading international developers and suppliers of innovative digital technology, is presenting for the first time its new TT-smart device series at this year’s ANGA COM trade fair from 4th to 6th of June in Cologne.


The Body Electric: Researchers Move Closer to Low-Cost, Implantable Electronics

June 12, 2013 10:11 am | by Pam Frost Gorder, Ohio State University | Comments

New technology under development at The Ohio State University is paving the way for low-cost electronic devices that work in direct contact with living tissue inside the body. The first planned use of the technology is a sensor that will detect the very early stages of organ transplant rejection.


Lawsuits over Government Surveillance Languish

June 12, 2013 10:00 am | by PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press | Comments

Before there was Edward Snowden and the leak of explosive documents showing widespread government surveillance, there was Mark Klein — a telecommunications technician who alleged that AT&T was allowing U.S. spies to siphon vast amounts of customer data without warrants.



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