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Vortex Pinning could Lead to Superconducting Breakthroughs

February 14, 2013 11:48 am | by Louise Lerner | Comments

A team of researchers from Russia, Spain, Belgium, the U.K. and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory announced findings last week that may represent a breakthrough in applications of superconductivity.


A New System Improves the Precision of GPS

February 14, 2013 10:31 am | by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid | Comments

Researchers at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) have developed a new system which improves the ability of a GPS to determine a vehicle’s position as compared to that of conventional GPS devices by up to 90 percent, and which can be installed in any vehicle at a very low cost.


Brazil: Local Company has Patent on iPhone Brand

February 14, 2013 10:05 am | by JULIANA BARBASSA, Associated Press | Comments

Brazil's patent authority has taken a bite out of Apple with an announcement Wednesday that the iPhone name in Brazil belongs to a local company called Gradiente SA, not to the global computer giant. The official publication of the verdict doesn't forbid Apple from using the name in Brazil.


Tech Data & Brocade Initiative’s Partnership Focuses on Recruiting, Educating, & Enabling Resellers

February 13, 2013 5:46 pm | by Tech Data Corporation; Brocade | Comments

Expanding its advanced technical support capabilities and enablement tools, Tech Data Corporation has announced the launch of a Campus network-focused initiative in collaboration with Brocade. Through the initiative, Tech Data will focus on recruiting, educating, and enabling networking resellers.


Master Electronics & Panasonic Industrial Devices Sign Distribution Agreement

February 13, 2013 5:19 pm | by Master Electronics; Panasonic Industrial Devices | Comments

Master Electronics announces the company has been awarded the prestigious Panasonic Industrial Devices franchise. The expanded Panasonic offering builds on decades of success between the two companies selling and promoting Panasonic.

Comcast Doubles Down on TV in $16.7B Deal for NBCU

February 13, 2013 10:22 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE,AP Business Writers RYAN NAKASHIMA,AP Business Writers | Comments

Comcast's $16.7 billion deal to buy the remaining half of NBCUniversal ahead of schedule represents a resounding vote of confidence in the future of TV, even as the growth of Internet video reshapes the entertainment landscape. The decision was driven largely by Comcast Corp.'s belief that it would end up paying substantially more.


White House Revealing Obama's Cybersecurity Plan

February 13, 2013 10:09 am | by ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press | Comments

White House officials are revealing details of President Barack Obama's initial plans for protecting the computer networks of crucial American industries from cyberattacks. Their description of Obama's executive order was planned for Wednesday, a day after the president signed it.


Humans and Robots Work Better Together Following Cross-Training

February 12, 2013 9:49 am | by Helen Knight, MIT News correspondent | Comments

Spending a day in someone else’s shoes can help us to learn what makes them tick. Now the same approach is being used to develop a better understanding between humans and robots, to enable them to work together as a team. Robots are increasingly being used in the manufacturing industry to perform tasks that bring them into closer contact with humans.


Latest Earth Satellite Launches from CA Coast

February 12, 2013 9:45 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A satellite launched into space Monday will keep closer tabs on Earth's glaciers, crops, forests and shorelines, continuing a tradition that began four decades ago. The Landsat satellite was boosted into orbit by an Atlas V rocket shortly before 11:30 a.m. local time, more than an hour after lifting off from the seaside Vandenberg Air Force Base under mostly clear skies.


No Need to Leave the Room: Bet by TV at NJ Casino

February 12, 2013 9:30 am | by WAYNE PARRY, Associated Press | Comments

The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City said it will become the first casino in the United States to let guests gamble over hotel room TV sets, starting Feb. 18.Its E-Casino program will let guests with player's cards set up electronic accounts and risk up to $2,500 a day. Slots and four kinds of video poker will be the first games offered.


AT4 wireless Takes Leading Market Position by Investing in Anritsu 3G and LTE Test Equipment

February 11, 2013 5:31 pm | by AT4 wireless; Anritsu Company | Comments

AT4 wireless and Anritsu Company announce an agreement to bring Anritsu test equipment for 3G and LTE conformance and carrier testing to the AT4 wireless leading network of testing laboratories.


TIA's New M2M Standards Designed for Easy Adoption

February 11, 2013 5:28 pm | by Telecommunications Industry Association | Comments

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, has announced the publication of key updates to its easy to understand TR-50 Machine-to-Machine (M2M) protocol standards series (TR-50 TIA 4940.020 and TR-50 TIA 4940.000).


No to Internet Tracking

February 11, 2013 5:20 pm | by Ovum | Comments

Digital consumers around the world are starting to tire of their personal data being collected across the Internet, says Ovum. The global industry analysts paint a threatening scenario for the Internet economy, as consumers seek out new tools that allow them to remain “invisible” – untraceable and impossible to target by data means.


Richardson RFPD and Cree Sign Distribution Deal

February 11, 2013 5:17 pm | by Richardson RFPD, Inc | Comments

Richardson RFPD, Inc. has announced it has completed an agreement to distribute Silicon Carbide power products from Cree, Inc. ("Cree"), a U.S.-based manufacturer that specializes in semiconductor products for power and radio-frequency (RF) applications, lighting-class LEDs and LED lighting solutions.


Legislative Auditors Slam $24M W.VA Router Deal

February 11, 2013 10:04 am | by LAWRENCE MESSINA - Associated Press | Comments

West Virginia officials wasted millions of federal stimulus dollars by insisting on buying more than 1,000 high-capacity routers as part of a $24 million deal meant to boost Internet access statewide, a report presented Sunday to lawmakers concluded.


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