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Microsoft Now Making Even More Money From Android

April 26, 2012 6:38 am | Comments

  Microsoft just signed a deal with one of the biggest electronics makers in the world to license technologies related to Android and Chrome . The agreement is with Taiwan’s Pegatron, and with it, Microsoft now has patent-licensing deals with four out of the five top Taiwanese manufacturers, the company announced on Wednesday.

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Pebble Watch Seamlessly Connects Your Whole Smartphone Life

April 26, 2012 6:30 am | Comments

Product: Pebble Price: From $150 (check the product website for pricing) What It’s Good For: Accessing your smartphone while on the go, from your wrist. Who It’s Good For: Smartphone owners who love to use apps for running, swimming, biking and multitasking. Limitations: It’s still in production and the first round of orders is closing soon.

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Behold the Exynos 4 Quad, the Chip That Powers Samsung Galaxy S3

April 26, 2012 6:12 am | Comments

  We still have no idea what Samsung’s next-generation Galaxy smartphone will look like, but we now know what processor will power it: Samsung Exynos 4 Quad. It’s a 32nm, 1.4GHz quad-core beast with twice the processing capability of the older Exynos 4 Dual, while consuming 20 percent less power.

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Lemos International Expands Its Services to Include a State of the Art RF Design Department

April 25, 2012 9:11 am | Comments

Since its inception in 1996, Lemos International has been the wireless device distributor of choice for businesses and industrial customers that require high-quality RF solutions. Today, Lemos International provides those that do business in the government and private sectors with reliable RF products that range from low-power ZigBee network devices to long-range VHF radio modules.

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Oscium's RF Test Equipment Crowned Most Innovative & Best Value

April 25, 2012 8:39 am | Comments

Oscium is honored to announce their WiPry family of products ( WiPry-Combo ,  WiPry-Power  &  WiPry-Spectrum ) has been recognized by Frost & Sullivan for the New Product Innovation Award in the category of Low Frequency Portable RF Test Equipment. This prestigious award places the WiPry family of products in respected company as a certified tool for professionals.

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Neul Launches World's First City-Wide White Space Network

April 25, 2012 6:35 am | by Highlights Smart City use cases by demonstrating the world’s first smart meter reading over white space | Comments

Neul, the world leader in technologies for the Internet of the Things, today announced the deployment in Cambridge of the world’s first city-wide, fully-functional wireless network in white space, enabling a whole host of Smart City applications. To demonstrate this network Neul, in collaboration with Bglobal Metering, is today, showcasing the world’s first-ever smart electricity meter reading over a white space network.

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Vibrating Steering Wheel Guides Drivers While Keeping Their Eyes on the Road

April 24, 2012 9:38 am | Comments

  A vibrating steering wheel is an effective way to keep a driver's eyes safely on the road by providing an additional means to convey directions from a car's navigation system, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and AT&T Labs have shown. The study, one of the first to evaluate combinations of audio, visual and haptic feedback for route guidance, found that younger drivers in particular were less distracted by a navigation system's display screen when they received haptic feedback from the vibrating steering wheel.

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Affordable SMB Wireless Solution Featuring Polycom SpectraLink 8400 Wireless Business Telephones

April 24, 2012 9:34 am | Comments

Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division, announced an affordable wireless solution for small to medium-sized businesses featuring the Polycom SpectraLink(R) 8400 series of wireless telephones. Now available through Toshiba's Authorized Dealer Network nationwide, the wireless business solution is compatible with Toshiba's IPedge(R) and Strata(R) CIX(TM) business telephone systems and works with SpectraLink 8400 wireless telephones to give SMBs an affordable choice for in-building wireless communications without the need for a base station.

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Wireless I/O Solution for Automated Monitoring and Control of Circuit Breakers in the Smart Grid

April 24, 2012 9:32 am | Comments

Circuit breakers serve critical functions in both the protection system and the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system used for power switching FreeWave Technologies announced its wireless I/O radios are enabling real-time automated monitoring and control of circuit breaker technology in Smart Grid systems.

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Apple iPhone Offers Little Growth to AT&T

April 24, 2012 9:28 am | Comments

AT&T remains the king of the iPhone, but that distinction means less with each passing quarter.   The Dallas telecommunications giant sold 4.3 million iPhones in the first quarter, more than 1 million more than Verizon Wireless, and almost certainly more than Sprint Nextel, which sold 1.

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Google Drive Joins the Battle of the Cloud

April 24, 2012 9:23 am | Comments

Google Drive is finally in gear.   The oft-rumored and delayed data-storage service made its debut today, joining a growing list of high-tech players serving consumers and small businesses.   Drive lets people store photos, documents and videos on Google's servers so that they are accessible from any Web-connected device and easily shared with others.

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Norton Solves Password Pain with Identity Safe

April 24, 2012 9:12 am | Comments

For many consumers, keeping track of their online user names and passwords across all of their different devices feels like an impossible task.  In fact, when given a list of potentially challenging activities, 40 percent of people surveyed by Norton by Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC) indicate remembering all of their passwords is among the top three most difficult – more than those who selected balancing their checkbook.

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What Can RFID Do for You? Unique Uses of RFID - Part Two

April 24, 2012 7:23 am | Comments

In part one of our two part series we examined several ‘unique’ ways in which RFID is being implemented around the world. Alas, we present to you, part two! Refrigerators are nerds too. ‘ Smart refrigerators ’ recently introduced in their beta phase, use RFID to track what’s inside of your fridge.

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What Can RFID Do for You? Unique Uses of RFID - Part One

April 24, 2012 7:20 am | Comments

RFID continues to become an increasingly popular trend worth monitoring as its capabilities seem to be limitless at this point.  In part one of this two-part article, we have identified some of the more “interesting” ways in which people are beginning to incorporate RFID in to their daily lives.

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Where Does Your Kobe Beef Come From?

April 24, 2012 7:06 am | by Nigel Harbott, http://rfid.net | Comments

It may be time to think or even rethink about that delicious Kobe beef burger you recently ate. There’s a problem you see. The problem is not that it isn’t on the menu, it’s on plenty of menus, it is widely advertised throughout the whole of the United States. The problem is Kobe beef is not available in America – at all – full stop.

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