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Big Banks Fear Losing Consumers to Mobile Wallets

June 5, 2012 8:01 am | Comments

There’s more bad news for the beleaguered banking industry, and it has nothing to do with regulatory scrutiny or shareholder displeasure: Consumers who are interested in mobile wallets would consider using alternative players to their primary bank for both mobile wallets and banking. Mobile wallets are smartphones or tablet apps that store a consumer’s payment details on his or her devices or online to fund digital and in-store purchases.

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Thinfilm Extends Relationship with PARC to Accelerate Delivery of Integrated Printed Electronic Systems

June 5, 2012 6:59 am | Comments

Thin Film Electronics ASA today announced it has extended its relationship with PARC for the delivery of integrated printed electronic systems. The two companies are now working together on the physical prototypes of a fully printed temperature sensor. The project begins extending Thinfilm’s Addressable Memory™ to support the integration of sensors and batteries.

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New Hirose VIP Partnership Makes DF36 Series Easier to Design In

June 5, 2012 6:53 am | Comments

Hirose has announced a new partnership with Micro Interconnects that will help design engineers specify and design in the DF36 board-to-fine coaxial cable connectors. The 0.4mm pitch, 1.5mm mated height board-to-fine coaxial cable connector for displays, instrumentation and high definition imaging applications offers high contact reliability and enhanced shielding, making it ideal for applications in space-restricted areas, such as hand-held devices.

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LynxSecure Support for 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Family

June 5, 2012 6:47 am | Comments

In conjunction with the launch of the 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ processor family, LynuxWorks, Inc. announced LynxSecure 5.1 support of the 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i7 and Intel® Core™ i5 processor families. LynxSecure is a separation kernel and embedded type 1 hypervisor that provides an environment in which multiple guest operating systems (OSes) and their applications can execute at the same time, in their own virtual partitions, without compromising security, reliability or data integrity.

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iPavement Puts a World of Knowledge Beneath Your Feet

June 4, 2012 1:07 pm | Comments

Now that the United Nations has declared internet access a human right , any small step that helps get more people online is worth celebrating. That's why iPavement , the latest creation from Spanish tech company Via Inteligente, is so genius. Constructed of a calcium carbonate stone, iPavement looks like your average piece of square tile.

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Report: Two Solar Technologies That Will Thrive; Two On the Demise

June 4, 2012 12:55 pm | Comments

For every revolutionary advance in solar, there are countless evolutionary dead-ends — technologies that were well worth exploring, but ones that ultimately failed to live up to the mantra of "cut costs or die." These are the Solyndras of the world. Their science may have raised the bar, but ultimately they were judged by the market, which measures the bar on cost alone.

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Energy Innovation: Snails and Griddies

June 4, 2012 12:44 pm | Comments

Ask most people to describe vanguard energy technology, and they’ll name LED lights, certain forms of solar energy and new electric storage methods. But how about this — generating energy from a living body? The Journal of the American Chemical Society is reporting a “real-life scientific tail of the first electrified snail.

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Green Apple: The Tech Giant Moves Toward Renewable Power

June 4, 2012 12:39 pm | Comments

Steve Jobs' legacy at Apple doesn't include much of an environmental commitment: In environmental rankings , technology companies like IBM, Dell, and Hewlett-Packard have outperformed Apple for years. But under Jobs' successor Tim Cook, the company appears poised to become one of the greenest large companies in the world.

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GoldenGate Software Release Accelerates Design Verification

June 4, 2012 12:14 pm | Comments

Agilent Technologies announced the latest release of its RFIC simulation, verification and analysis software, GoldenGate 2012. Raising the bar on performance and usability, the 2012 release offers RFIC designers a host of technology enhancements for accelerated design verification, extended design-for-manufacturing solutions and improved links to system design.

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Google Bots Take the Wheel in Nevada - After Hitting the DMV

June 4, 2012 11:47 am | Comments

We’re another day closer to thinking about people who own cars the same way do we think about people who own horses: A nice hobby, but no way to get to work. The state of Nevada announced yesterday that it has granted Google the nation’s first-ever license for a driverless vehicle; previously, Nevada and California had only allowed limited testing in specific areas.

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What's Killing the Electric Car? The Price of Batteries

June 4, 2012 11:04 am | Comments

At last week's Electric Vehicle Symposium in Los Angeles, a consortium of automakers from the United States and Europe unveiled a speedy new standardized charger for electric vehicles. Under the old system, a full charge would take two to three hours; with the new system, put together by Big Three American automakers Ford, GM and Chrysler and their German counterparts—Audi, BMW, Daimler, Porsche and Volkswagen—a vehicle could charge in as little as 15 or 20 minutes, while you’re in the grocery store or the doctor’s office.

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Can Mind-Reading Robots Help Students Pay Attention?

June 4, 2012 11:00 am | Comments

Even the best teachers have moments where their students start to lose focus in class. But what if they had a robot that could help them keep kids engaged? It sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie but according to New Scientist , researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have created a robot teacher that can regain the attention of even the most daydream-prone student.

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Dear Aspiring Tech Entrepreneur and Tech Start-ups, You Won't Want To Miss This

June 4, 2012 10:22 am | Comments

If you are an aspiring tech entrepreneur with an innovative concept worth developing, or a fledgling tech start-up who just needs the critical support to transform your dream into reality, don’t miss the bus!  TechLaunch, New Jersey’s Technology Accelerator, is still taking applications at www.

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5 Ways Mobile Tech Can Improve Your Health

June 1, 2012 12:28 pm | by Edna Boone, Senior Director of mHIMSS | Comments

J ust a decade ago, if someone had said that Steve Jobs would have a huge effect on how medical professionals administer care, that prediction would have been met with an eye roll. But the reality is people increasingly access healthcare services via mobile, or “mHealth.” The result: Mobile is having a transformative effect on the way physicians and nurses care for patients.

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MU to Help Rebuild Engineering Education in Iraq

June 1, 2012 11:17 am | Comments

For thousands of years, the area that is now Iraq has been a center of learning, but after decades of tyranny and war, Iraqi educational institutions face the challenge of rebuilding their programs and reentering the global academic community. Recently, the University of Missouri College of Engineering received a grant from the U.

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