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GaN Evaluation Kit from GaN Systems at PCIM Exhibition

April 28, 2013 5:18 pm | by GaN Systems Inc | Comments

GaN Systems Inc, a leading developer of gallium nitride power switching semiconductors, will exhibit at the PCIM conference and exhibition and conference. Visitors to stand 523, Hall 9 will be able to take advantage of a special introductory offer covering the company’s soon-to-be-available evaluation.


CTIA's John Walls: My Experience at the Boston Marathon

April 26, 2013 2:59 pm | by John Wall, Vice President of public affairs, CTIA | Comments

This following is John Walls' firsthand account of his experience at the Boston Marathon and the tragic events that unfolded at the finish line on April 15. John is vice president of public affairs for CTIA. Like most of us, I use my wireless device every day—email, text, talk, “surf”. All of the usual stuff.


Tracking Gunfire with a Smartphone

April 26, 2013 10:22 am | by David Salisbury, Vanderbilt University | Comments

You are walking down the street with a friend. A shot is fired. The two of you duck behind the nearest cover and you pull out your smartphone. A map of the neighborhood pops up on its screen with a large red arrow pointing in the direction the shot came from.


Toyota, Microsoft Beef up Net Service

April 26, 2013 10:17 am | by YURI KAGEYAMA, AP Business Writer | Comments

Toyota is teaming up with Microsoft for an Internet service that links cars, home computers and smartphones so users can find nearby tourist spots, connect on social networks and learn about new models. The beefed up version of Toyota's Internet site starts May 30 in Japan...


High-Performance Semiconductor Spray Paint for Organic Electronics

April 26, 2013 10:15 am | by Wake Forest University | Comments

Researchers at Wake Forest University's Organic Electronics group have come up with a novel solution to one of the biggest technological barriers facing the organic semiconductor industry today. Oana Jurchescu, an assistant professor of physics, and a team of researchers developed a high performance organic semiconductor 'spray paint'...


Military Grooms New Officers for War in Cyberspace

April 26, 2013 10:00 am | by BRIAN WITTE, Associated Press, DAN ELLIOTT, Associated Press | Comments

The U.S. service academies are ramping up efforts to groom a new breed of cyberspace warriors to confront increasing threats to the nation's military and civilian computer networks that control everything from electrical power grids to the banking system.


Samsung to Block Access to App Store in Iran

April 26, 2013 9:55 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Iranian users of Samsung mobile applications said Thursday that the company had notified them that they will no longer have access to the company's online store as of May 22.The move is seen as part of international sanctions on the country over its disputed nuclear program.


Samsung Profit at Record High on Smartphone Boost

April 26, 2013 9:53 am | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co. said Friday its first quarter profit jumped to a record high as smartphone sales remained strong despite the April launch of an updated version of its flagship Galaxy phone.Sales of consumer electronics usually slow in the first three months...


AT&T to Sell Home Automation, Security Packages

April 26, 2013 9:40 am | by PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Writer | Comments

AT&T Inc. is launching its home security and automation service in 15 cities Friday, with an eye toward getting customers hooked on security cameras, thermostats and locks they can control from phones and tablets.AT&T's "Digital Life" packages will be sold in cellphone stores in markets including Los Angeles...


Battery and Memory Device in One

April 25, 2013 9:31 am | by Prof. Rainer Waser, Jülich Aachen Research Alliance (JARA) | Comments

Resistive memory cells (ReRAM) are regarded as a promising solution for future generations of computer memories. They will dramatically reduce the energy consumption of modern IT systems while significantly increasing their performance. Unlike the building blocks of conventional hard disk drives and memories...


Twitter Co-Founder Says More Techy Leaders Needed

April 25, 2013 9:22 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey thinks there needs to be more leaders who understand how to use technology. Speaking at a New York City campaign event for a local political hopeful Wednesday, Dorsey said more leaders are needed who get technology and know how to use it.


How a Phony Tweet and Computer Trades Sank Stocks

April 25, 2013 9:22 am | by BERNARD CONDON, AP Business Writers MATTHEW CRAFT, AP Business Writers | Comments

For a few surreal minutes, a mere 12 words on Twitter caused the world's mightiest stock market to tremble. No sooner did hackers send a false Associated Press tweet reporting explosions at the White House on Tuesday than investors started dumping stocks — eventually unloading $134 billion worth.


Internet Sales Tax Embraced By No-Tax Republicans

April 25, 2013 9:13 am | by STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press | Comments

Anti-tax guru Grover Norquist isn't happy about it and the conservative Heritage Foundation is questioning the senators' conservative credentials. But the issue of taxing Internet sales is getting strong support from Republicans and Democrats alike.

Google Makes Concessions to EU Antitrust Body

April 25, 2013 9:11 am | by JUERGEN BAETZ, Associated Press | Comments

Google is offering major concessions on how it displays search results in Europe — including a better labeling of its own promoted content and displaying links to its competitors — to appease concerns it might be abusing its dominant market position, the European Union's antitrust body said Thursday.


Energy Harvesting Road Test Design Challenge Gets into Gear

April 24, 2013 10:29 am | by element14 | Comments

element14 launches its latest green design challenge Energy Harvesting Solutions with seven competitors from around the world competing to develop an innovative energy harvesting solution with the most...



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