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IBM Multi-Touch Smart Floor Calls 911 When You Fall

April 11, 2012 11:59 am | Comments

The kitchen floors of the future are here. IBM has been granted a U.S. patent for a multi-touch smart floor that can detect home intruders or call “911? when you’ve fallen down. The multi-touch floor will be all-knowing thanks to a database of objects and blanket of sensors. The sensors will track the number, weight, shape and location of objects in a room.

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Registration Opens for Microchip's MASTERs Conference; Premiere Technical Training Event for Embedded-Control Engineers

April 11, 2012 10:04 am | by Posted by Ron M. Seidel, Editorial Intern | Comments

Conference Held August 6 – 11, 2012 at Phoenix Resort; Classes Available for All Experience Levels, From Beginner to Expert Microchip Technology Inc. has announced it is accepting registrations for its 16th annual Worldwide MASTERs Conference at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort in Phoenix, Arizona, with the Main Conference taking place from August 8 – 11, and a Pre-Conference on August 6 and 7, 2012.

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Wireless Emergency Alerts Will Warn of Imminent Threats Without Subscription

April 11, 2012 6:13 am | Comments

Galain Solutions released a white paper that navigates the new Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) system, which will be operational beginning this spring. Wireless Emergency Alerts are emergency messages sent by government agencies through mobile carriers. Government partners include local and state public safety agencies, FEMA, the FCC and the National Weather Service.

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Intel Releases Rugged Education Tablet for the Developing World

April 10, 2012 11:40 am | Comments

Intel has launched the latest device in its line of classroom computers: a tablet, Intel studybook. The Intel studybook is built to be both a rigorous education tool and a sturdy playmate. It comes loaded with Intel’s Learning Series software, including an interactive ereader and LabCam applications.

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Buffalo Showcases Cutting-Edge Wireless Technology

April 10, 2012 11:19 am | Comments

Buffalo Technology is validating its commitment to innovation by showcasing 802.11ac technology on the show floor at the Gadget Show, at the NEC in Birmingham. Operating in the 5 GHz space, the next generation wireless technology boasts unmatched wireless speeds of 1300 Mbps, approximately three times faster than its predecessor, 802.

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A New Year Brings New Warehouse Strategies

April 9, 2012 11:14 am | Comments

As we say goodbye to 2011 and start 2012 organizations are reviewing current processes and asking "how can we do this better?". To stay competitive in these tough economic times companies are looking for solutions that will positively impact the bottom line. Implementing new strategies for warehousing and distribution will not only improve your current process, but they can give you a competitive edge over your competition.

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M/A-COM Showcases New Products at Fiber Optics Expo

April 9, 2012 11:09 am | Comments

What : M/A-COM Technology Solutions (M/A-COM Tech), a leading supplier of high performance analog semiconductor solutions, is showcasing a broad portfolio of new products for optical communications and networks at the Fiber Optics Expo (FOE) tradeshow, in Tokyo, Japan. Product solutions on display at M/A-COM Tech’s Booth # 29-35 include two new modulator drivers and transimpedance amplifiers for 10G, 40G, and 100G systems.

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How Subaru Is Making Cruise Control Smarter Than You

April 6, 2012 7:16 am | Comments

Ever veer out of your lane while driving, only to be jolted into noticing by the loud honk of the car you’re about to hit? What if your car could actually “see” the lines on the pavement and warn you when you start to move outside them? That’s the idea behind Subaru’s EyeSight system, debuting at the New York Auto Show .

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Identive and WPG Americas Team to Deliver NFC Pairing Solution for Transferring Medical X-Rays

April 6, 2012 6:55 am | Comments

WPG Americas and Identive Group announced that they have teamed to deliver a near field communications (NFC) solution that allows data from high-end medical imaging devices to be transferred to multiple exam room monitors throughout a provider's office, without cables, wires or additional network investment.

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Intel and Nissan Bring Multitasking to Infiniti Vehicles

April 6, 2012 6:42 am | Comments

Intel and Nissan have revealed an in-car infotainment system that will bring an interesting array of features to some Infiniti vehicles. The system was revealed at the New York Auto Show and showcased within Nissan’s concept car, the Infiniti LE. It will sport an Intel ATOM CPU and bring multitasking to the car: for example, the driver could receive traffic or navigation information, while feeding a movie to the passengers at the same time.

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NASA's TRMM Satellite Sees Tornadic Texas Storms in 3-D

April 6, 2012 5:45 am | Comments

NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite provides a look at thunderstorms in three dimensions and shows scientists the heights of the    The TRMM satellite passed above northeastern Texas on April 3, 8:33 p.m. CDT and gathered rainfall and cloud height data from a line of thunderstorms moving through the area.

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Pirates, Beware: Navy’s Smart Robocopters Will Spy You in the Crowd

April 6, 2012 5:21 am | Comments

By Grace Jean, Office of Naval Research Navy unmanned aircraft will be able to distinguish small pirate boats from other vessels when an Office of Naval Research (ONR)-funded sensor starts airborne tests this summer, officials said April 5. Called the Multi-Mode Sensor Seeker (MMSS), the sensor is a mix of high-definition cameras, mid-wave infrared sensors and laser-radar (LADAR) technology.

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Simulation Software Optimizes Networks

April 6, 2012 5:13 am | Comments

By the year 2020, thousands of kilometers of new grids will be operating in Germany to permit even more extensive use of power from renewable sources. However, these new “smart grids” also come with increased complexity, costs and vulnerability. Fraunhofer researchers developed new software that can be used to analyze and optimize transport grids for electricity, gas and water even at the planning stage, based on numerical simulations.

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Best Marketing for Renewable Energies

April 6, 2012 5:07 am | Comments

Transmission system operators must assess precisely the supply of electricity from renewable energies for the next day in order to market this electricity on the European Power Exchange (EPEX) as effectively as possible. The sharply fluctuating supply of solar and wind energy makes reliable forecasts even more difficult.

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RFID Chipmakers Align on Industry-Wide Serialization Schema

April 5, 2012 6:03 am | Comments

Alien Technology announced industry alignment on a chip-based serialization schema, termed MCS (Multi-Vendor Chip-Based Serialization), to facilitate serialization for brand-owners using passive RFID tags for item level tagging. MCS is designed to address applications using the Serialized Global Trade Identification (SGTIN-96) for universally identifying products in the supply chain and complies with the guidelines set forth by GS1, the standards body for Electronic Product Code (EPC).

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