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Mobile LIDAR Technology Expanding Rapidly

March 18, 2013 9:28 am | by Oregon State University | Comments

Such is the potential of mobile LIDAR, a powerful technology that’s only a few years old and promises to change the way we see, study and record the world around us. It will be applied in transportation, hydrology, forestry, virtual tourism and construction – and almost no one knows anything about it.


Carnegie Mellon, NSA Seek High School Hackers

March 18, 2013 9:15 am | by KEVIN BEGOS, Associated Press | Comments

Their goal with "Toaster Wars" is to cultivate the nation's next generation of cyber warriors in offensive and defensive strategies. The free, online "high school hacking competition" is scheduled to run from April 26 to May 6, and any U.S. student or team in grades six through 12 can apply and participate.


Monitoring Your Kids on Facebook? That's so 2009

March 18, 2013 9:12 am | by ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press | Comments

The number of popular social media sites available on kids' mobile devices has exploded in recent years. The smartest apps now enable kids to chat informally with select groups of friends without bumping up against texting limits and without being monitored by parents...


Anritsu Launches Toughest Site Competition 2013

March 15, 2013 5:29 pm | by Anritsu Company | Comments

Anritsu Company announces the Toughest Site Competition 2013 that recognizes the challenges faced every day by field engineers and technicians responsible for deploying, installing, and maintaining wireless networks. The contest, which runs until June 30, 2013, highlights how


Aeroflex and Harris Announce Availability of the Aeroflex 3920 Digital Radio

March 15, 2013 5:26 pm | by Aeroflex Inc | Comments

Aeroflex Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Aeroflex Holding Corp. [NYSE:ARX], HAS announced the addition of support for Harris P25 P7300, P5500 and XG-75 Series portable radios to its expanding capabilities for the Aeroflex 3920 Auto-Test II system.


B&K Precision Adds Four Channels and 7" Widescreen Displays to DSO Offerings

March 15, 2013 5:23 pm | by B&K Precision | Comments

B&K Precision (Yorba Linda, CA) has expanded its digital storage oscilloscope (DSO) portfolio with the release of their new 2550 Series. This new series of scopes adds four 2-channel models (2552, 2554, 2556, 2558) and four 4-channel models (2553, 2555, 2557, 2559) ranging from


Digi-Key Expands Global Footprint into EMEA

March 15, 2013 5:11 pm | by Digi-Key Corporation | Comments

Digi-Key Corporation is expanding its global footprint with new sales and customer support resources covering the EMEA region. The company announced its regional sales leadership team and the opening of a new European sales and support office in Munich. 


Netlist Expands IP Portfolio with Newly Issued Patents

March 15, 2013 5:06 pm | by Netlist, Inc. | Comments

The newly-issued patents address growing technical bottlenecks in the area of high-density server memory. As density progression of monolithic DRAMs slows, server memory solutions will increasingly require technologies that can integrate a greater number of existing


Aeroflex and Bird Technologies Combine

March 15, 2013 5:01 pm | by Aeroflex Inc. | Comments

The Bird 5017 supports frequency ranges from 25 MHz to 1 GHz, with power accuracy of +/-4 percent of reading. “The addition of the Bird power meter technology to the Aeroflex 3550 enhances the unit’s capabilities and accuracies in field applications,”


Aeroflex Announces Addition of Enhanced VSWR

March 15, 2013 5:00 pm | by Aeroflex Incorporated | Comments

Aeroflex Incorporated [NYSE:ARX] has announced the addition of enhanced VSWR (Return Loss) and Distance to Fault to the tracking generator functionality of the Aeroflex 3550 Digital Radio Test System. By utilizing the sweep of the tracking generator.

IAR Systems Boosts Functionality for STMicroelectronics’ STM8 Tools

March 15, 2013 5:00 pm | by IAR Systems | Comments

IAR Systems has launched a new version of its world-leading development tools for STMicroelectronics’ STM8. The new version 1.40 of IAR Embedded Workbench for STM8 adds user-friendly functionality in the form of a new text editor and source browser...


'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.


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.


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...


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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