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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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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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Pentagon Forming Cyber Teams to Prevent Attacks

March 13, 2013 9:43 am | by RICHARD LARDNER, Associated Press | Comments

The Defense Department is establishing a series of cyber teams charged with carrying out offensive operations to combat the threat of an electronic assault on the United States that could cause major damage and disruption to the country's vital infrastructure, a senior military official said Tuesday.

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The Inside Track to Safety

March 12, 2013 3:40 pm | by Cambridge Consultants | Comments

A number of sensors and a custom algorithm determine the location, with an accuracy of within approximately 1 percent of the distance travelled. Yet the technology uses low-power, low-cost sensors and the device concept is small enough to clip on a belt.

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Open Source RF Hardware Project to Further Innovation using Wireless Communications Spectrum

March 12, 2013 2:35 pm | by Lime Microsystems | Comments

Launched as a non-profit initiative, Myriad-RF aims to give both hobbyists and experienced design engineers a range of low-cost RF boards and free design files available for general use. Future board designs will come from the wider Myriad-RF community, with the first board (Myriad-RF 1) designed by Taiwanese distributor Azio Electronics.

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New BlackBerry Coming to the U.S. Public on March 22

March 12, 2013 9:44 am | by ROB GILLIES, Associated Press | Comments

BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion will begin selling its new touchscreen smartphone to U.S. consumers with AT&T on March 22. The release will come several weeks after RIM launched the much-delayed devices elsewhere. AT&T said Monday that the Z10 will be available for $199.99 with a two-year contract...

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HP's Autonomy Allegations Trigger Another Inquiry

March 12, 2013 9:25 am | by Assocaited Press | Comments

British authorities have opened an investigation into Hewlett-Packard's allegations that the personal computer maker was duped when it bought business software maker Autonomy, according to regulatory documents filed Monday. The inquiry by the U.K. Serious Fraud Office is the latest legal fallout from a dea...

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Creating Indestructible Self-Healing Circuits

March 12, 2013 9:23 am | by California Institute of Technology | Comments

Imagine that the chips in your smart phone or computer could repair and defend themselves on the fly, recovering in microseconds from problems ranging from less-than-ideal battery power to total transistor failure. It might sound like the stuff of science fiction...

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China Willing to Talk with U.S. over Cyberattacks

March 12, 2013 9:17 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying repeated China's assertion that it is firmly opposed to cyberattacks and one of the countries that has suffered most from them. She says the country cracks down on such hackers according to the law.

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GLOBO Signs U.S. and Canada Agreement with Ingram Micro

March 11, 2013 2:20 pm | by GLOBO | Comments

GLOBO has announced it has signed a distribution agreement with Ingram Micro Inc, the world's largest technology distributor and a global leader in IT supply-chain, mobile device lifecycle services and logistics solutions. Under the terms of the agreement, the Ingram Micro Mobility division will...

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Microwave Development Labs Shows Satcom Waveguide Components At Satellite 2013 Exhibition

March 11, 2013 1:43 pm | by Microwave Development Labs, Inc. | Comments

Microwave Development Labs, Inc., one of the leading suppliers of high-frequency rotary joints, castings, and waveguide components for satellite-communications systems, will be joining a host of exhibitors at one of the largest major events for satcom system developers, the Satellite 2013 Conference & Exhibition.

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JDSU Acquires Location-Aware Mobility Solutions Provider Arieso

March 11, 2013 1:41 pm | by JDSU | Comments

JDSU [NASDAQ: JDSU] has announced it has acquired Arieso, a global leader in location-aware software solutions that enable mobile network operators to boost 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE network performance and enrich the mobile subscriber experience. JDSU acquired Arieso.

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Ericsson and InterDigital join Hypervoice Consortium in Creating New Standards in Voice Communications

March 11, 2013 1:35 pm | by Hypervoice Consortium | Comments

InterDigital and Ericsson join Telefonica Digital, HarQen, Voxeo Labs, and Martin Geddes Consulting Ltd. as industry leaders who have come together to redefine the future of voice services.  The founding partners aim to fulfill the consortium’s mission of articulating and advancing standards.

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Freescale Exceeds 175M Plastic-Packaged RF Power Transistors Shipped

March 11, 2013 1:24 pm | by Freescale Semiconductor | Comments

Freescale Semiconductor [NYSE: FSL], the worldwide leader in high-power radio frequency (RF) power transistors, recently reached a milestone unparalleled in the industry – shipment of more than 175 million high-power, high-frequency RF power transistors in plastic packages.

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