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New Microbatteries a Boost for Electronics

April 17, 2013 9:46 am | by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | Comments

Though they be but little, they are fierce. The most powerful batteries on the planet are only a few millimeters in size, yet they pack such a punch that a driver could use a cellphone powered by these batteries to jump-start a dead car battery – and then recharge the phone in the blink of an eye.

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Taiwan Tech Industry Faces up to Samsung

April 17, 2013 9:19 am | by ANNIE HUANG, Associated Press | Comments

Taiwanese companies have long viewed tech giant Samsung as a major threat and the battle has recently appeared to tilt in favor of the South Korean rival as Taiwan's smartphone, memory chip and display panel makers suffered sagging exports.

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To Save Endangered Languages, Tribes Turn to Tech

April 17, 2013 9:11 am | by MICHELLE RINDELS, Associated Press | Comments

But these are no Silicon Valley techies in town for one of the city's massive electronics shows. Many are from far-flung American Indian reservations, and their high-tech devices are serving a decidedly old-school purpose: trying to save their languages from the brink of extinction.

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Engineers Craft New Material for High-Performing 'Supercapacitors'

April 16, 2013 10:18 am | by Bill Kisliuk, University of California - Los Angeles | Comments

Taking a significant step toward improving the power delivery of systems ranging from urban electrical grids to regenerative braking in hybrid vehicles, researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have synthesized a material that shows high capability for both the rapid storage and release of energy.

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Multitasking Runners Can Read On a Treadmill Using New System

April 16, 2013 10:15 am | by Purdue University | Comments

A new innovation allows treadmill users to work their bodies and brains at the same time. The system, called ReadingMate, adjusts text on a monitor to counteract the bobbing motion of a runner's head so that the text appear still, said Ji Soo Yi, an assistant professor of industrial engineering at Purdue University.

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Loved Ones Seek Word on Boston Runners after Blast

April 16, 2013 10:13 am | by TAMMY WEBBER, Associated Press | Comments

Far-flung family members, co-workers and friends frantically used social media, cellphones and even a "people finder" website Monday to try to learn the fate of participants and spectators at the Boston Marathon, where three people were killed and dozens injured after a pair of bombs...

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Softbank Says its Bid for Sprint Nextel Superior

April 16, 2013 10:05 am | by Associated Press | Comments

SoftBank Corp. says it believes its bid for U.S. wireless carrier Sprint Nextel is a better choice than the $25.5 billion counteroffer by Dish Network Corp. Dish says its cash and stock offer beats Softbank's. Softbank said in a statement Tuesday that the agreed terms of its deal "offer Sprint shareholders...

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Ahead of the Bell: Yahoo 1Q Puts Spotlight on CEO

April 16, 2013 10:00 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The numbers, due out after the stock market closes Tuesday, are being released with Yahoo's stock price trading at some of its highest levels since the company squandered an opportunity to sell itself to Microsoft Corp. for $47.5 billion, or $33 per share, in May 2008.

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Ahead of the Bell: Yahoo 1Q Puts Spotlight on CEO

April 16, 2013 10:00 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The numbers, due out after the stock market closes Tuesday, are being released with Yahoo's stock price trading at some of its highest levels since the company squandered an opportunity to sell itself to Microsoft Corp. for $47.5 billion, or $33 per share, in May 2008.

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Wi-Fi Alliance and Wireless Gigabit Alliance to Unify Multi-gigabit WiGig Technology

April 15, 2013 11:57 pm | Comments

Wi-Fi Alliance and the Wireless Gigabit (WiGig) Alliance have executed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) outlining their plans to consolidate activity in Wi-Fi Alliance. The agreement builds on more than two years of collaboration between the organizations...

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Texas Instruments Delivers a Better Way to the Cloud

April 15, 2013 11:14 pm | by Texas Instruments Incorporated | Comments

HP Project Moonshot, a multi-year, multi-phased program, is dedicated to the development of a new family of software-defined servers, including extreme low-energy processing technology purposefully built to address surging infrastructure pressures from emerging application trends.

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SecurityCoverage Signs Distribution Agreement with SYNNEX Canada

April 15, 2013 10:48 pm | Comments

SecurityCoverage Inc. has announced the company has entered into a distribution agreement with SYNNEX Canada. SYNNEX will become the exclusive Canadian distributor for the “Ultimate Mobile Accessories” From SecurityCoverage, extending the strong demand for the firm’s products already seen in the U.S. since their release.

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Fox Electronics Signs Distribution Agreement with Arrow Electronics

April 15, 2013 10:40 pm | by Fox Electronics | Comments

Fox Electronics has signed a worldwide distribution agreement with Arrow Electronics, a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions.

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Google Clears Another Step in EU Antitrust Case

April 15, 2013 10:30 am | by JUERGEN BAETZ, Associated Press | Comments

Google Inc. has submitted a list of remedies in legally binding form to address the concerns voiced by the European Commission, which acts as the 27-nation bloc's antitrust authority, the body's spokesman Antoine Colombani said Monday. He added that they will shortly be put to a market test...

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Local Police Grapple with Response to Cybercrimes

April 15, 2013 10:13 am | by EILEEN SULLIVAN, Associated Press | Comments

If a purse with $900 is stolen, the victim probably would call the police. If a computer hacker steals $900 from that same person's bank account, what then? Call the police? Could they even help? As it is now, local police don't have widespread know-how to investigate cybercrimes.

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