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Small, Portable Sensors Allow Users to Monitor Exposure to Pollution on Their Smart Phones

December 18, 2012 9:58 am | Comments

Computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego have built a small fleet of portable pollution sensors that allow users to monitor air quality in real time on their smart phones. The sensors could be particularly useful to people suffering from chronic conditions, such as asthma, who need to avoid exposure to pollutants.

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Strokes of Genius

December 18, 2012 9:16 am | Comments

Fourteen U.S. Olympians trained with it prior to this summer’s London games. College swim teams from coast to coast (Harvard, USC, Michigan, Northwestern University, and the U.S. Naval Academy, to name a few) have added it to their training arsenal. The first high school team to embrace the technology won its state championship, and numerous other high school programs now use it.

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Transit Wireless Selects RFS to Support Wireless Services for New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA) Riders

December 18, 2012 5:42 am | Comments

Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), the global wireless and broadcast infrastructure specialist, today announced that Transit Wireless has selected RFS products to support the architecture of its distributed antenna system (DAS) for the  New York City subway system. RFS products that will be used in the project include HYBRIFLEX conduit cable, transmission line cabling with low smoke, and zero-halogen jackets and jumpers.

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Bicycle of the Future Heralds Smart-tech Era

December 18, 2012 5:29 am | Comments

Innovative product development firm Cambridge Consultants is making the future of smart technology a reality with its ability to make everyday products digitally intelligent. The company’s latest design concept is the world’s first wireless automatic gear-changing bicycle.  This bicycle of the future – controlled by smartphone technology – is the latest example of how Cambridge Consultants is using its expertise in wireless technology to showcase the next stage of product evolution in the smart-tech era.

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Mouser and Marquardt Enter Global Distribution Agreement

December 18, 2012 4:49 am | Comments

Mouser Electronics , Inc . today announced a global agreement to partner with Marquardt , a world innovator in switching solutions. The Marquardt product line-up includes switches, sensors, and control devices. The Marquardt name represents a rich history in product pioneering. Some of Marquardt’s innovations include the first German-made snap-action switch, the first electronic systems for power tools, and the first specialty rocker and snap-action switches for the automotive market.

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Apple and Samsung Agree To No More Nastiness, What Does It Mean

December 18, 2012 4:22 am | Comments

They say there’s a thin line between love and hate. In the world of business however, the lines are clear and they are bold – you can’t miss them. This is especially true in the tech sector where companies fight every day trying to put each other out of business. There has been no better example of this than with tech giants Apple and Samsung and their on-going legal dispute over copyrights.

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FoxConn Making An Amazon Phone For 2013

December 18, 2012 4:19 am | Comments

Adding a little more weight to rumours have been around for almost a year now: a report from Taiwan suggests Amazon really is prepping a smartphone for launch in mid-2013. According to Taiwan Economic News , the e-commerce giant has contracted Taiwanese manufacturer FoxConn Technology to assemble 5 million smartphones, in preparation for launch between the second and third quarters of 2013.

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30 Under 30: Young Pioneers In Technology

December 18, 2012 4:15 am | Comments

  Josh Miller 22 CEO Branch It's easy to get people talking to each other on the Internet. It's harder to get them to be civil, much less produce aomething other people want to read. That was the problem Josh Miller and his two cofounders, Hursh Agrawal and Cemre Gungor, are trying to solve with Branch.

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Air Travelers Say Low Ticket Price Trumps Wi-Fi

December 18, 2012 4:10 am | Comments

In-flight Wi-Fi is one perk you're willing do without this holiday season , according to a new study. With all the presents and food you'll need to buy this holiday season, if you're buying airfare too, you're looking for just a bare-bones flight. According to a recent survey, holiday travelers are most concerned with the price of airfare tickets -- not whether the airline has perks like Wi-Fi and on-board snacks and beverages.

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Judge Rejects Apple's Request for Permanent Ban of Samsung Smartphones

December 18, 2012 4:07 am | Comments

Judge Lucy Koh has denied Apple 's request for a permanent injunction against Samsung smartphones, Reuters reported. Apple had been awarded $1.05 billion in damages in an August verdict . The trial's jury found that Samsung willfully copied features of Apple's iPhone and iPad. The Cupertino, Calif.

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Yog's App Makes Sure You'll Always Have Someone to Go Jogging With

December 18, 2012 4:05 am | Comments

Name: Yog One-Liner Pitch: An app that connects you with runners around the world so you'll never have to jog alone again. Why It's Taking Off: Yog is working to make running -- and exercise in general -- more social. If you're planning to go jogging more as part of your New Year's resolution, you might want to give Yog a try.

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iPhone 5 Sales Top 2 Million on First Weekend in China

December 17, 2012 6:53 am | Comments

Apple has sold more than 2 million units of the iPhone 5 in China , setting a new record for best first-weekend sales in the country. The Cupertino, Calif. company made the announcement Monday, just three days after the iPhone's Chinese launch on Dec. 14. "Customer response to iPhone 5 in China has been incredible," Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a statement.

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Internet Explorer Vulnerability Allows Hackers to Track Mouse Movements

December 17, 2012 6:50 am | Comments

A vulnerability in different versions of Microsoft 's widely used browser Internet Explorer can allow hackers to track the movements of your mouse. This can potentially reveal sensitive data introduced via virtual keyboards, which are used precisely to avoid data theft via another online threat: key stroke loggers.

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Lapka for iPhone: Five Sensors to Measure the World, Inspired by NASA and Yves Saint Laurent

December 17, 2012 6:47 am | Comments

Lapka’s tagline may be the “Personal Environment Monitor,” but its name is rooted in the Russian word for paw . “We want to be the rabbit’s foot that you bring with you all day to make sure everything will be fine,” Creative Director and co-founder Vadik Marmeladov says. “It’s like a talisman, which you hold to be safe.

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IBM: Computers Will See, Hear, Taste, Smell and Touch in 5 Years

December 17, 2012 6:20 am | Comments

Today's PCs and smartphones can do a lot -- from telling you the weather in Zimbabwe in milliseconds, to buying your morning coffee. But ask them to show you what a piece of fabric feels like, or to detect the odor of a great-smelling soup, and they're lost. That will change in the next five years, says IBM .

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