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This App Will Revolutionize the NYC Taxi Experience

June 7, 2012 6:58 am | Comments

City dwellers, we’ve all been there: It’s the after-work rush hour, the heavens have opened up in a torrential downpour and all you want is a taxi, but there’s none to be found. Good news: A revolutionary digital service called GetTaxi, which has hit it big in Russia, Israel and the U.K., aims to make sure that never happens again.


VATN Displays Offer Key Advantages as Medical LCD Displays

June 6, 2012 8:42 am | Comments

The medical industry continues to grow at a very fast pace. This is creating a greater demand for new medical equipment that requires an LCD display module. Medical equipment needs to operate in a variety of environmental conditions. VATN looks to meet the needs of these environments. A V ATN (Vertically Aligned Twisted Nem atic) display is a new display technology that offers the brightness of an LED (light-emitting diode), a viewing angle that exceeds FSTN (Film compensated Super Twisted Nematic) and a life time that is 20x longer than EL (Electro Luminescent) or the blue color found in a OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode).


Software Helps Strengthen Security of Mobile Devices in the Workplace

June 6, 2012 7:43 am | Comments

IBM announced new software to help organizations develop mobile applications that are more secure by design. Now, clients can build security into the initial design of their mobile applications so that vulnerabilities will be detected early in the development process. Today's announcement further expands IBM's strategy to provide clients with a mobile platform that spans application development, integration, security and management.


Help the Homeless? There's an App for That

June 6, 2012 6:11 am | Comments

Just over a decade ago, Boston doctors began monitoring a population of 119 homeless people with health problems. The subjects’ average age was 47. Today roughly half of them are dead. That toll is not atypical: a homeless person of any medical background is roughly four times more likely to die than a housed person of the same age.


A Motorcyle-Car Hybrid Wants to Be Urban Transit's Next Big Thing

June 6, 2012 5:43 am | Comments

In the effort to revolutionize modern transportation, there are those who put their eggs in the low-tech basket, advocating for ways to make cities more friendly to biking and walking. And then there are the visionaries dreaming up the next big idea in transit, like Google with its self-driving cars.


Big Banks Fear Losing Consumers to Mobile Wallets

June 5, 2012 8:01 am | Comments

There’s more bad news for the beleaguered banking industry, and it has nothing to do with regulatory scrutiny or shareholder displeasure: Consumers who are interested in mobile wallets would consider using alternative players to their primary bank for both mobile wallets and banking. Mobile wallets are smartphones or tablet apps that store a consumer’s payment details on his or her devices or online to fund digital and in-store purchases.


Thinfilm Extends Relationship with PARC to Accelerate Delivery of Integrated Printed Electronic Systems

June 5, 2012 6:59 am | Comments

Thin Film Electronics ASA today announced it has extended its relationship with PARC for the delivery of integrated printed electronic systems. The two companies are now working together on the physical prototypes of a fully printed temperature sensor. The project begins extending Thinfilm’s Addressable Memory™ to support the integration of sensors and batteries.


New Hirose VIP Partnership Makes DF36 Series Easier to Design In

June 5, 2012 6:53 am | Comments

Hirose has announced a new partnership with Micro Interconnects that will help design engineers specify and design in the DF36 board-to-fine coaxial cable connectors. The 0.4mm pitch, 1.5mm mated height board-to-fine coaxial cable connector for displays, instrumentation and high definition imaging applications offers high contact reliability and enhanced shielding, making it ideal for applications in space-restricted areas, such as hand-held devices.


LynxSecure Support for 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Family

June 5, 2012 6:47 am | Comments

In conjunction with the launch of the 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ processor family, LynuxWorks, Inc. announced LynxSecure 5.1 support of the 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i7 and Intel® Core™ i5 processor families. LynxSecure is a separation kernel and embedded type 1 hypervisor that provides an environment in which multiple guest operating systems (OSes) and their applications can execute at the same time, in their own virtual partitions, without compromising security, reliability or data integrity.


iPavement Puts a World of Knowledge Beneath Your Feet

June 4, 2012 1:07 pm | Comments

Now that the United Nations has declared internet access a human right , any small step that helps get more people online is worth celebrating. That's why iPavement , the latest creation from Spanish tech company Via Inteligente, is so genius. Constructed of a calcium carbonate stone, iPavement looks like your average piece of square tile.


Report: Two Solar Technologies That Will Thrive; Two On the Demise

June 4, 2012 12:55 pm | Comments

For every revolutionary advance in solar, there are countless evolutionary dead-ends — technologies that were well worth exploring, but ones that ultimately failed to live up to the mantra of "cut costs or die." These are the Solyndras of the world. Their science may have raised the bar, but ultimately they were judged by the market, which measures the bar on cost alone.


Energy Innovation: Snails and Griddies

June 4, 2012 12:44 pm | Comments

Ask most people to describe vanguard energy technology, and they’ll name LED lights, certain forms of solar energy and new electric storage methods. But how about this — generating energy from a living body? The Journal of the American Chemical Society is reporting a “real-life scientific tail of the first electrified snail.


Green Apple: The Tech Giant Moves Toward Renewable Power

June 4, 2012 12:39 pm | Comments

Steve Jobs' legacy at Apple doesn't include much of an environmental commitment: In environmental rankings , technology companies like IBM, Dell, and Hewlett-Packard have outperformed Apple for years. But under Jobs' successor Tim Cook, the company appears poised to become one of the greenest large companies in the world.


GoldenGate Software Release Accelerates Design Verification

June 4, 2012 12:14 pm | Comments

Agilent Technologies announced the latest release of its RFIC simulation, verification and analysis software, GoldenGate 2012. Raising the bar on performance and usability, the 2012 release offers RFIC designers a host of technology enhancements for accelerated design verification, extended design-for-manufacturing solutions and improved links to system design.


Google Bots Take the Wheel in Nevada - After Hitting the DMV

June 4, 2012 11:47 am | Comments

We’re another day closer to thinking about people who own cars the same way do we think about people who own horses: A nice hobby, but no way to get to work. The state of Nevada announced yesterday that it has granted Google the nation’s first-ever license for a driverless vehicle; previously, Nevada and California had only allowed limited testing in specific areas.



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