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Record-Breaking Cyberattack Hits Anti-Spam Group

March 28, 2013 9:23 am | by RAPHAEL SATTER, Associated Press | Comments

Spamhaus, a site responsible for keeping ads for counterfeit Viagra and bogus weight-loss pills out of the world's inboxes, said it had been buffeted by the monster denial-of-service attack since mid-March, apparently from groups angry at being blacklisted by the Swiss-British group.

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RIM Sells a Million New BlackBerry 10 Phones in 4Q

March 28, 2013 9:15 am | by ROB GILLIES, Associated Press | Comments

The earnings provide a first glimpse of how RIM's new touch-screen Z10 is selling internationally and in Canada since its debut Jan. 31. Details on the U.S. launch are not part of the fiscal fourth quarter's financial results because the Z10 just went on sale in the U.S. last week.

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Azimuth Systems Enhances Field-to-Lab Test Capabilities with AzMapper 2.5

March 27, 2013 7:17 pm | by Azimuth Systems, Inc. | Comments

AzMapper, a critical component of Azimuth’s Field-to-Lab solution, enables raw data collected with drive test scanners to be thoroughly analyzed and used to recreate that same radio environment through intelligent mapping of the logged field conditions to the available lab testbed.

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Macro Sensors Offers Online Position Sensor Guide

March 27, 2013 7:06 pm | by Macro Sensors | Comments

Now there’s help quickly identifying the right LVDT Linear Position Sensor for an application. Replacing the need for customers to peruse numerous web pages and review product specifications, Macro Sensors offers an online Position Sensor Guide.

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Emerson Network Power Connectivity Solutions Announces the Semflex Quick Turn Cable Assembly Program

March 27, 2013 7:03 pm | by Emerson Network Power Connectivity Solutions | Comments

The Quick Turn program, offers the precision low-loss Semflex HP series cable assemblies, to ship from the factory within 48 hours of receipt of order. The cable assemblies offered consist of the HP120, 160, 190 and 305 series with available connectors of SMA, 2.92mm, 2.4mm and Type N. Performance is up to 50 GHz.

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APL Backpack-Sized Mini-mapper Captures Intel in Tight Spots

March 27, 2013 10:25 am | by Applied Physics Laboratory | Comments

Produced for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), the Enhanced Mapping and Positioning System (EMAPS) captures a floor-plan-style map of the area traversed, as well as 360-degree photos and sensor readings of that area using a combination of lasers and sensors.

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SVForum Announces "Call for Companies" for Launch: Silicon Valley 2013

March 26, 2013 4:06 pm | by SVForum | Comments

Launch: Silicon Valley 2013 is designed to uncover and showcase products and services from the most exciting of the newest startups in information technology, mobility, digital media, next generation internet, life sciences and clean energy.

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TagWell - Cloud-Based Remote Asset Management

March 26, 2013 12:55 pm | by SoftPLC Corporation | Comments

Combined with SoftPLC's industrial controller and communication gateway products, the TagWell solution provides a secure, simple and low-cost way to remotely monitor, control, acquire data, and troubleshoot remote systems, machines, and other devices via a combination of the Internet and a cellular network.

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Hybrid Ribbons a Gift for Powerful Batteries

March 26, 2013 9:44 am | by Rice University | Comments

The Rice University lab of materials scientist Pulickel Ajayan determined that the well-studied material is a superior cathode for batteries that could supply both high energy density and significant power density. The research appears online this month in the American Chemical Society journal Nano Letters.

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British Teenage Whiz Strikes Deal with Yahoo

March 26, 2013 9:13 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Seventeen-year-old Nick d'Aloisio, who dreamed up the idea for the content-shortening program when he was studying for his exams, said he was surprised by the deal. As with its other recent acquisitions, Yahoo didn't disclose how much it is paying for Summly, although British newspapers suggested the deal's value at several million dollars.

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Techie Fired After Tweeting About Men's Comments

March 25, 2013 11:30 am | by Martha Mendoza and Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press | Comments

A female developer was fired after tweeting about a group of men she said were making sexual comments at a computer programming conference, fueling an already vigorous debate about gender equality and culture in Silicon Valley. Adria Richards wrote on her blog at http://butyoureagirl.com that she was seated...

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Compact Radar Takes an Inside View

March 25, 2013 11:06 am | by German Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP | Comments

The W-band radar is equipped with a 3-channel antenna with dielectric lenses. © Fraunhofer IAFThe human eye cannot see through wood, paper, or plastic. But a compact radar with a modular design now makes it possible to see the invisible:The millimeter wave sensor penetrates non-transparent material.

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Google Exec Urges Myanmar to Embrace Free Speech

March 22, 2013 9:40 am | by ERIKA KINETZ, Associated Press | Comments

Google on Thursday launched a local homepage, www.google.com.mm, which will allow the tailoring of Myanmar content. On Wednesday it unblocked the Google Apps store to allow access from within Myanmar. The U.S. lifted most sanctions on doing...

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BlackBerry CEO Says iPhone is Outdated

March 22, 2013 9:35 am | by ROB GILLIES, Associated Press | Comments

Thorsten Heins made the comment Thursday on the eve of the much-delayed launch of the new touchscreen BlackBerry in the United States. AT&T begins selling the Z10 touchscreen BlackBerry on Friday, more than six weeks after RIM launched the devices elsewhere.

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SKorea Misidentifies China as Cyberattack Origin

March 22, 2013 9:33 am | by SAM KIM, Associated Press | Comments

In an embarrassing twist to a coordinated cyberattack on six major South Korean companies this week, investigators said Friday they wrongly identified a Chinese Internet Protocol address as the source. A joint team of government and private experts still...

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