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Big data: Searching in Large Amounts of Data Quickly and Efficiently   

March 4, 2013 10:24 am | by Saarland University | Comments

The term "big data" is defined as a huge amount of digital information, so big and so complex that normal database technology cannot process it. It is not only scientific institutes like the nuclear research center CERN that often store huge amounts of data ("Big Data").

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Man-Made Material Pushes the Bounds of Superconductivity

March 4, 2013 10:12 am | by University of Wisconsin - Madison | Comments

The researchers can tailor the material, which seamlessly alternates between metal and oxide layers, to achieve extraordinary superconducting properties — in particular, the ability to transport much more electrical current than non-engineered materials.

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NASA Mars Rover in Safe Mode; Science Halted

March 4, 2013 10:05 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Curiosity landed last summer in Gale Crater near the Martian equator to examine whether environmental conditions were favorable for microbes. It recently drilled into a rock and transferred a pinch of powder to its onboard laboratories to study the chemical makeup. It won't be able to finish the analysis until its systems are back to normal.

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China Targets 15 Percent of Satellite Launch Market

March 4, 2013 10:02 am | by Associated Press | Comments

China hopes to increase its market share by establishing strategic alliances with major launch services providers and satellite manufacturers, along with developing its own technology, the deputy head of the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology, Liang Xiaohong, told the official Xinhua News Agency.

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Samsung's $1B Bill in Apple Case Reduced by $450M

March 4, 2013 10:01 am | by PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press | Comments

The two biggest — and bitterest — rivals in the smartphone market will have to endure another bruising trial after a federal judge ruled that jurors miscalculated nearly half the $1 billion in damages it found Samsung Electronics owed Apple Inc. for patent infringement.

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Pentagon Unveils Plan to Tap Potential of Mobile Devices

March 1, 2013 9:27 am | by Reuters | Comments

The Pentagon unveiled a plan on Tuesday to ultimately enable the Defense Department's 600,000 users of smartphones, computer tablets and other mobile devices to rapidly share classified and protected data using the latest commercial technologies.

Companies Struggle to Popularize Mobile Money

March 1, 2013 9:14 am | by PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Writer | Comments

At the world's largest cellphone trade show, the 70,000 attendees are encouraged to use their cellphones —instead their keycards— to get past the turnstiles at the door. But very few people took the chance to do that. The process of setting up the phone to act as a keycard proved too much of a hassle.

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Tokyo Court Rules Apple Did Not Infringe Samsung Patent

March 1, 2013 9:12 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Presiding Judge Ichiro Otaka rejected Samsung's claim for damages over a data transmission technology patent. The latest ruling in the ongoing global legal battle between the two rivals concerned Apple's iPhone 3GS and 4 smartphones as well as two types of iPads.

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Google Clings to Cash for Acquisitions, Says CFO

March 1, 2013 9:08 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Google plans to cling to its bulging stash of cash to pay for potential acquisitions and other technology investments that might boost future profits, a top executive said Thursday. Patrick Pichette, who oversees Google Inc.'s bank accounts as the company's chief financial officer.

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HyperCloud Memory Break the 1M Transaction Per Minute Barrier

February 28, 2013 5:02 pm | by Netlist, Inc. | Comments

Along with the latest server hardware technologies and Linux software running Hypervisor on an x86 platform, 768GB of HyperCloud memory enabled a server system for the first time to surpass the one million transaction per minute barrier in a virtualized x86 platform.

element14 Celebrates Raspberry Pi’s fFirst Birthday

February 28, 2013 4:50 pm | by elment14 | Comments

Raspberry Pi made its European debut on the element14 stand at Embedded World 2012. To celebrate an extraordinary year for the category defining ARM based microcomputer, element14 presented key innovators behind Raspberry Pi, Co-Founder Pete Lomas, and ecosystem developer and PiFace designer Dr Andrew Robinson

AT&T and OnAsset Bring Connectivity to Airplane Cargo

February 28, 2013 4:46 pm | by AT&T network | Comments

The new service will combine OnAsset’s hardware and software with the power of the global AT&T network. In addition to tracking devices, customers will have access to OnAsset’s cloud-based VisionTM platform, which gives users insight into the location and condition of cargo while it’s in transit.

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Boeing Subsidiary Unveils Tool to Improve Testing of Wireless Networks

February 28, 2013 4:42 pm | by Boeing | Comments

Boeing [NYSE: BA] subsidiary Digital Receiver Technology Inc. (DRT) today debuted an easier, faster way for wireless carriers and infrastructure providers to assess their cellular network and identify areas where upgrades may be required.

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Richardson RFPD Announces Avionics & Radar Tech Hub

February 28, 2013 4:22 pm | by Richardson RFPD, Inc. | Comments

The new Avionics & Radar Tech Hub brings together all of Richardson RFPD's avionics and radar suppliers, including Microsemi, which has released the highest power GaN on SiC RF transistors for avionics and radar available on the market today.

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Newtec’s Broadband Platform

February 28, 2013 4:21 pm | by Newtec | Comments

Satellite equipment specialist Newtec has been selected by California-based X2nSat to provide the equipment for a new B2B broadband and SCADA service. Under the new brand name ST4G, X2nSat will offer reliable and fast connectivity for the enterprise and government markets.

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