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Tax-Free Internet Shopping Jeopardized by Bill

April 23, 2013 9:03 am | by STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press | Comments

Under current law, states can only require stores to collect sales taxes if the store has a physical presence in the state. As a result, many online sales are essentially tax-free, giving Internet retailers a big advantage over brick-and-mortar stores.


Telefónica chooses TOA Technologies for Mobile Field Service Management Solutions

April 22, 2013 5:54 pm | Comments

As a central piece of its global business transformation project, Telefónica selected TOA Technologies and its mobile workforce management solution to manage its worldwide field technician workforce. Based in Spain, Telefónica is one of the largest telecom providers...


Agilent Technologies’ PXT Wireless Communications Test Set Selected by Tri-L Solutions for LTE Over-the-Air Test

April 22, 2013 5:48 pm | by Agilent Technologies Inc. | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. has announced that Tri-L Solutions Inc. has selected Agilent’s PXT wireless communications test set and integrated it with Tri-L Solutions SmarTest measurement software for testing LTE over the air. The Tri-L anechoic chamber-based OTA test system provides an accurate...


Multi-Tech Systems Offers Sprint IDEN Customers Quick Migration Path

April 22, 2013 5:47 pm | by Multi-Tech Systems | Comments

Multi-Tech Systems, a leading machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions provider, has teamed up with Sprint to deliver a quick and seamless migration from iDEN to Sprint’s robust CDMA services.  Multi-Tech’s MultiModem rCell Intelligent Wireless Router is pre-validated by Sprint...


Allied Electronics Names Two New Executive Management Team Members

April 22, 2013 5:42 pm | by Allied Electronics | Comments

Allied Electronics has announced on two new vice presidents to its executive management team (EMT) – Vice President of Product Management Frank Cantwell and Vice President of Marketing Dan Stewart. Both Cantwell and Stewart were promoted from within the organization after recent leadership changes.


Southco Acquires Uniley Industrial Components

April 22, 2013 5:34 pm | by Southco, Inc. | Comments

Southco, Inc. has announced its acquisition of Unikey Industrial Components. With this acquisition, Southco expands its broad range of engineered access hardware solutions and extends the company’s global market presence into South America.


Revolutionary New Device Joins World of Smart Electronics

April 22, 2013 10:41 am | by University of Exeter | Comments

Smart electronics are taking the world by storm. From techno-textiles to transparent electronic displays, the world of intelligent technology is growing fast and a revolutionary new device has just been added to its ranks. Researchers at the University of Exeter...


In Boston Manhunt, Online Detectives Flourish

April 22, 2013 10:24 am | by MANUEL VALDES, Associated Press | Comments

Fueled by Twitter, online forums like Reddit and 4Chan, smartphones and relays of police scanners, thousands of people played armchair detective as police searched for men who turned out to be suspects Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, ethnic Chechen brothers who had immigrated from southern Russia years ago.


Sprint Forms Committee to Evaluate Dish Offer

April 22, 2013 10:08 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Dish Network Corp., the third-largest U.S. pay-TV provider, made an unsolicited offer for Sprint earlier this month. It's attempting to block the sale of 70 percent of Sprint to Softbank Corp. of Japan, a deal which Sprint agreed to in October.


Beleaguered Caregivers Getting Help from Apps

April 22, 2013 10:06 am | by JIM FITZGERALD, Associated Press | Comments

Now she has an app for that. With a tap or two on her iPhone, D'Auria can access a "pillbox" program that keeps it all organized for her and other relatives who share in the caregiving and subscribe to the app. From GPS devices and computer programs that help relatives track a wandering Alzheimer's patient to iPad apps...


Former Google CEO Shares Vision in Tech Treatise

April 22, 2013 10:05 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | Comments

The ability for anyone with an Internet-connected device to broadcast revelatory information and video is one of the reasons why Schmidt and Cohen wrote the book. The two met in Baghdad in 2009 and were both struck by how Iraqis were finding resourceful ways to use Internet services to improve their lives, despite war-zone conditions.


Google Fined by German Data Protection Agency

April 22, 2013 10:01 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A German data protection agency fined Google Inc. 145,000 euros ($189,000) for illegally recording information from unsecured wireless networks — an amount it acknowledged is "totally inadequate" as a deterrent to the multinational giant.


New App Helps Icelanders Avoid Accidental Incest

April 19, 2013 9:50 am | by JENNA GOTTLIEB,Associated Press JILL LAWLESS,Associated Press | Comments

A new smartphone app is on hand to help Icelanders avoid accidental incest. The app lets users "bump" phones, and emits a warning alarm if they are closely related. "Bump the app before you bump in bed," says the catchy slogan. Some are hailing it as a welcome solution to a very Icelandic form of social embarrassment.


Discovery Paves the Way for Ultra-Fast, High Resolution Imaging in Real Time

April 19, 2013 9:44 am | by University of Melbourne | Comments

In work published in Nature Communications, researchers from the University of Melbourne and the ARC Centre for Excellence in Coherent Xray Science have demonstrated that ultra short durations of electron bunches generated from laser-cooled atoms can be both very cold and ultra-fast.


Big Questions for Big Data

April 19, 2013 9:39 am | by Kelly Servick | Stanford Engineering | Comments

But for Stanford Computer Science Professor Jure Leskovec, the most interesting answers are under the hood, in the data of our online habits. His research uses information collected from sites like Twitter, Wikipedia and Facebook to tackle big questions about how society works.



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