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Mobile Tools Boost Tobacco Screening & Cessation Counseling

March 31, 2014 9:31 am | by Lisa Rapaport, Columbia University Medical Center | Comments

Smartphones and tablets may hold the key to getting more clinicians to screen patients for tobacco use and advise smokers on how to quit. Even though tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the U.S...                                  

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Microsoft Reverses, Vows Not To Snoop on Emails

March 31, 2014 9:27 am | Comments

A week after saying it was justified in snooping through a blogger's Hotmail account to track down a leaker of company software, Microsoft has changed course, saying it will refer such matters to law enforcement starting immediately...                  

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Another Apple-Samsung Skirmish Heads to Court

March 31, 2014 9:26 am | by MARTHA MENDOZA, AP National Writer | Comments

The fiercest rivalry in the world of smartphones is heading back to court this week in the heart of the Silicon Valley, with Apple and Samsung accusing each other, once again, of ripping off designs and features...                  

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Objects Seen in Jet Search are Fishing Equipment

March 31, 2014 9:23 am | by GILLIAN WONG, Associated Press ROB GRIFFITH, Associated Press | Comments

A cluster of orange objects spotted by a search plane was just fishing equipment and not related to the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, officials said Monday, in the latest disappointment in the three-week hunt that Australia's prime minister said will continue indefinitely...                     

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Photos of the Day: Bryan, The European Mars Rover

March 28, 2014 11:14 am | by GREGORY KATZ, Associated Press | Comments

The European Mars rover unveiled Thursday at a "Mars Yard" testing ground in Britain is designed to drill beneath the surface of the Red Planet searching for signs of life. It's been dubbed 'Bryan' by its creators — earlier versions were...                 

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2018 Mission: Mars Rover Prototype Unveiled in UK

March 28, 2014 11:13 am | by GREGORY KATZ, Associated Press | Comments

It looks like a giant sandbox — except the sand has a reddish tint and the "toys" on display are very expensive prototypes designed to withstand the rigors of landing on Mars...                                         

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Microsoft's Office Apps for iPad Ushers in New Era

March 28, 2014 10:35 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Microsoft has released an iPad version of its popular Office software suite, a breakthrough heralding a new era under a CEO who promises to focus more on the devices that people are using instead of trying to protect the company's lucrative Windows franchise...              

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Facebook Launches Lab to Bring Internet Everywhere

March 28, 2014 10:30 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Facebook is giving more details about its effort to connect remote parts of the world to the Internet — and it involves drones, lasers and satellites...                        

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Technology Hindered, Helped Search for Flight 370

March 28, 2014 10:27 am | by SCOTT MAYEROWITZ, AP Airlines Writer | Comments

The limitations of tracking and communications devices allowed the plane to vanish from sight for nearly three weeks. But satellites' advanced capabilities have provided hope that the mystery won't go unsolved...                   

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New Malaysia Plane Search Area Turns Up Objects

March 28, 2014 9:49 am | by GILLIAN WONG, Associated Press ROB GRIFFITH, Associated Press | Comments

Australian officials moved the search area for the lost Malaysian jetliner 1,100 kilometers (680 miles) to the northeast Friday, following a new analysis of radar data, and a plane quickly found objects that a ship set out to investigate...                             

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Scientists Track 3D Nanoscale Changes in Rechargeable Battery Material

March 27, 2014 5:49 pm | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have made the first 3D observations of how the structure of a lithium-ion battery anode evolves at the nanoscale in a real battery cell as it discharges and recharges....                    

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Democratizing Data Visualization

March 27, 2014 5:18 pm | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | Comments

In 2007, members of the Haystack Group in MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory released a set of Web development tools called “Exhibit.” Exhibit lets novices quickly put together interactive data visualizations, such as maps with sortable data...                           

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NetHero App Enables Remote Management of Home Internet & Connected Devices

March 27, 2014 4:37 pm | Comments

Consumers now have access to a free home network and device management app, NetHero, on iOS and Android devices, and Mac and Windows PCs. Created by the developer of cloud-based software for network and device management, Pie Digital, NetHero is the first free app to let consumers manage and optimize their home network and device...

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IDTechEx Forecasts a Multi-Billion Dollar Future for E-Textiles

March 27, 2014 4:16 pm | by Dr. Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx | Comments

The brand new IDTechEx Research report E-Textiles: Electronic Textiles 2014-2024 has a particular focus on the narrow definition of those entirely reliant on e-fibers for electronic, electro-optic, and electrical functionality. Today, only conductive weavable fibers are widely available commercially. Include in that embroidery and other interleaving technologies using ribbon or fiber...

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Nex-Tech Wireless Selects TrueCall RAN Geoanalytics Platform for New LTE Network

March 27, 2014 3:56 pm | by Newfield Wireless & Nex-Tech Wireless | Comments

Newfield Wireless has announced Nex-Tech Wireless has deployed its TrueCall platform to support the operator’s LTE network. Nex-Tech is the 10th deployment of Newfield Wireless’ TrueCall LTE covering a combined total of more than 100 million subscribers...

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