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'Metasurfaces' to Usher in New optical Technologies

March 15, 2013 10:04 am | by Emil Venere; Purdue University | Comments

New optical technologies using "metasurfaces" capable of the ultra-efficient control of light are nearing commercialization, with potential applications including advanced solar cells, computers, telecommunications, sensors and microscopes.

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Samsung Refreshes iPhone-Challenging Galaxy Line

March 15, 2013 10:03 am | by PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Samsung trumpeted the much-anticipated phone's arrival Thursday at an event accompanied by a live orchestra while an audience of thousands watched the theatrics unfold on a four-level stage at Radio City Music Hall. Summoning up a touch of Broadway...

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Review: Tech in Galaxy S 4 Doesn't Come Together

March 15, 2013 10:03 am | by PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Writer | Comments

The Galaxy S 4, Samsung's latest and greatest, has a cute feature we'll probably see in a lot of phones soon: You can shoot both yourself and your surroundings at the same time, using the front- and back-mounted cameras. It's a bit like having a two-camera film crew follow you around.

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Lots of Tech but Few Breakout Hits at SXSW Confab

March 15, 2013 9:34 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer | Comments

This year, though, chatter focused on hardware rather than software, and on big ideas rather than coming out parties. The most-used mobile app was the festival's own application, which helped attendees keep track of South By Southwest's barrage of panels, talks, meet-ups and parties.

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Social Media Editor Charged in Hacking Conspiracy

March 15, 2013 9:31 am | by GARANCE BURKE, Associated Press PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press | Comments

Federal authorities allege that Matthew Keys provided hackers with login information to access the Tribune Company's computer system in December 2010. Keys had been fired months before from a Sacramento television station owned by Tribune. Keys was a web producer for KTXL. Tribune also owns the Times.

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Researchers Find German-Made Spyware across Globe

March 14, 2013 10:04 am | by RAPHAEL SATTER, Associated Press | Comments

The discovery of a group of servers linked to an elusive espionage campaign is providing new details about a high-tech piece of spy software that some fear may be targeting dissidents living under oppressive regimes.  A Canadian research center said Wednesday that it had identified 25 different countries...

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New Samsung Phone to Face Stronger Competition

March 14, 2013 10:02 am | by PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Writer | Comments

The Korean company has rented New York's Radio City Music Hall for an event Thursday evening. The company has hinted that it will reveal the Galaxy S IV phone. Judging by the announcement of the S III in last May, this means the new phone will be available in stores in a month or two.

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Apple CEO Required to Testify in NY e-Books Case

March 14, 2013 10:02 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Apple CEO Tim Cook has been ordered to testify in a New York court case the Justice Department brought against the company over the pricing of e-books for consumers. Federal Judge Denise Cote on Wednesday granted a government request to depose Apple Inc.'s chief executive.

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Google's Top Android Exec Unexpectedly Steps Down

March 14, 2013 10:02 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Andy Rubin has stepped down as the executive in charge of Google's Android operating system for smartphones and tablet computers, ending a seven-year reign that reshaped the technology industry. The unexpected change announced Wednesday...

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BlackBerry Gets Biggest Order Ever

March 14, 2013 10:02 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

BlackBerry, formerly known as Research In Motion Ltd., says it has received an order for one million of its new smartphones, marking the largest ever single purchase in the company's history. The Canadian company is relying on the redesigned BlackBerry to fuel a comeback.

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Review: 'Smart' LED Bulbs Controlled by iPhones

March 14, 2013 10:02 am | by PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Writer | Comments

LED bulbs seem to be the future of home lighting: They save electricity, they're durable and they don't contain mercury like compact fluorescents. But having them produce white light like any old light bulb is like using a computer as a doorstop.

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Google Paying Bonuses Totaling $15M to 4 Top Execs

March 13, 2013 9:59 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Google is paying nearly $15 million in bonuses to four of the Internet search company's top executives for their performances last year. Documents filed Tuesday disclosed Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt will get the biggest award at $6 million to supplement his estimated fortune of $8 billion.

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High-Performance, Organic Nanowire Phototransistors Open the Way for Optoelectronic Device Miniaturization

March 13, 2013 9:55 am | by Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology | Comments

Research team of Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Ulsan, South Korea, developed high-performance organic phototransistors based on single-crystalline n-channel organic nanowires. Phototransistors are a kind of transistors in which the incident light intensity can modulate the charge-carrier density in the channel.

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Report: More Youth use Smartphones as Route to Web

March 13, 2013 9:52 am | by MARTHA IRVINE, AP National Writer | Comments

Keep computers in a common area so you can monitor what your kids are doing. It's a longstanding directive for online safety — but one that's quickly becoming moot as more young people have mobile devices, often with Internet access. A new report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project...

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FCC Approves T-Mobile-MetroPCS Deal

March 13, 2013 9:51 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The Justice Department cleared the merger last week, meaning that the last hurdle will be a vote by MetroPCS shareholders, who convene in a month. Regulatory approval of the deal was expected. The FCC applied no significant conditions to its approval.

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