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Firm Finds Security Holes in Mobile Bank Applications

November 5, 2010 7:18 am | Comments

By Elinor Mills Source: CNET A security firm disclosed holes yesterday in mobile apps from Bank of America, USAA, Chase, Wells Fargo and TD Ameritrade, prompting a scramble by most of the companies to update the apps. Since Monday (11/01/2010), we have been communicating and coordinating with the financial institutions to eliminate the flaws," research firm viaForensics wrote in a post on its site.

Tegal Receives Repeat Order from Leading Commercial MEMS Image Sensor Maker

November 4, 2010 8:14 am | Comments

PETALUMA, Calif. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Tegal Corporation, announced it has received an order for an additional Tegal 3200 SE DRIE cluster tool process module from a leading supplier of MEMS image sensors. The Tegal 3200 SE DRIE process module will be shipped and installed at the customer's site in early CY2011, and will support the customer's plans for quickly ramping production capacity for High Volume Manufacturing of MEMS image sensors.

Average Traffic per Smartphone User will Increase 8-Fold by 2015

November 4, 2010 8:14 am | Comments

Smartphone users are generating two-thirds of total mobile cellular traffic worldwide despite the fact that only 13% of mobile subscribers use smartphones, according to the latest research from Informa Telecoms & Media. And as these smartphone users spend more time on the Internet, the traffic that each one generates - their average traffic per user (ATPU) - will increase by a staggering 700% over the next five years.

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Future Trends in Microelectronics: From Nanophotonics to Sensors to Energy

November 4, 2010 8:14 am | Comments

DUBLIN -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of John Wiley and Sons Ltd's new book "Future Trends in Microelectronics: From Nanophotonics to Sensors to Energy" to their offering. In the summer of 2009, leading professionals from industry, government, and academia gathered for a free-spirited debate on the future trends of microelectronics.

Meggitt Sensing Systems Announces Discounted Endevco® Product Availability

November 4, 2010 8:14 am | Comments

Meggitt Sensing Systems, a Meggitt group division, announces the availability of more than 230 Endevco® product models and services at specially discounted rates to U.S. government customers, as part of the company’s U.S. General Services Administration Schedule Program, or GSA Advantage. The GSA Advantage, also referred to as Multiple Award Schedules and Federal Supply Schedules, establishes long-term U.

U.S. Sales of Xbox 360 Kinect Sensors and PlayStation 3 Move Motion Controllers to Surpass 4.5 million this Holiday Season

November 4, 2010 8:14 am | Comments

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- International Data Corporation (IDC) recently released results from a prediction market survey that found Americans will buy 2.5 million to 3 million Kinect sensors for their Microsoft Xbox 360 video game consoles in the fourth calendar quarter of 2010. The number of Sony PlayStation 3 (PS3) Move motion controllers sold should range between 2 million and 2.

CEVA Partners with eyeSight to Offer Hand Gesture Recognition Solution for Portable Devices

November 4, 2010 8:14 am | Comments

CEVA, Inc. and eyesight announced a partnership to offer eyeSight’s Hand Gesture Recognition Technology on CEVA’s portable multimedia platforms. The partnership enables Touch Free user interface solutions for a range of portable multimedia devices, including smartphones, feature phones, tablets, eReaders, portable game consoles, digital picture frames, pico projectors, and more.

Verizon Requests to Stop Automatic Delivery of Printed Residential White Pages for Two Years in Florida

November 2, 2010 12:27 pm | Comments

TAMPA, Fla., /PRNewswire/ -- The Florida Public Service Commission has issued its final order granting Verizon's request to provide customers with an online, electronic version of the Verizon White Pages directory as the primary means to access residential telephone directory information.   In September, the commission passed a temporary order granting a two-year waiver period.

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Corporations Going Totally Wireless

November 2, 2010 12:23 pm | Comments

Source: Technology Review, Published by MIT By Tom Simonite During the first wave of the wireless revolution, businesses realized that being out of the office didn't mean being out of action. BlackBerrys, iPhones, and 3G dongles for laptops let businesspeople stay connected on the move. But the second wave, ushered in by the development of 4G mobile broadband, will take the mobile revolution indoors.

Get More Out of Your Smartphone!

November 2, 2010 12:23 pm | Comments

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., /PRNewswire/ -- In order to fully benefit from telephone and navigation capabilities of Smartphones, Parrot created the first Bluetooth hands-free and multifunction kit adapted to all models and compatible with all operating systems: Parrot MINIKIT Smart. The Parrot MINIKIT Smart is a Bluetooth® hands-free kit for the vehicle with a docking bay designed for all Smartphones, whatever their size (from 56mm to 70mm width).

OASIS Demonstrates Interoperability of Standards Using EDXL Suite of Standards

November 2, 2010 12:23 pm | Comments

SAN ANTONIO -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- This week, members of the OASIS open standards consortium demonstrated their ability to transmit information using the Emergency Data Exchange Language (EDXL) suite of standards including the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP). CAP was recently adopted by the DHS Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as the new digital message format for the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS).

Contraband Cell Phone Detectors Continue to Win Industry Awards

November 2, 2010 12:23 pm | Comments

METUCHEN, N.J., /PRNewswire/ -- Berkeley Varitronics Systems, Inc. (BVS), has won additional awards for the Wolfhound family of security products.  On October 24th, in Orlando, Florida the International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference had their annual ceremony that included the 2010 Innovation Awards.

Four Keys to Unlock and Access the Benefits that M2M Can Deliver

November 2, 2010 12:23 pm | Comments

CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Speaking at IPEXPO (Earls Court October 20-21) Paul Green, Director of Technology and Marketing at remote internet firm, Arkessa has said that there are four keys that firms need to hold if they’re to unlock success when implementing M2M networks. In a presentation, Paul described the keys critical to success in reaping the commercial benefits offered by wireless connectivity and remote Internet services, such as M2M.

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European Specialists Team Up to Define Security Standards for Next-Generation Mobile Devices

November 2, 2010 6:46 am | Comments

Five partners from industry and academia have joined forces in a European research project, SEPIA (Secure Embedded Platform with advanced Process Isolation and Anonymity capabilities), to define security standards for next-generation mobile devices including high-end cell phones and tablet devices. As financial services, such as banking and payment, become increasingly accessed from mobile devices, it becomes increasingly critical to provide secure, certified cell-phone platforms to ensure such sensitive applications are efficiently protected from security threats.

Microsoft to Acquire 3-D Chipmaker, Price Unknown

November 2, 2010 6:46 am | Comments

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) -- Canesta Inc., which makes 3-D imaging chips, has agreed to be bought by Microsoft Corporation for an undisclosed amount. The deal announced Friday comes less than a week before Microsoft is set to start selling Kinect, an add-on for Xbox 360 that can interpret players' body movements, using them to control what happens in the game.

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