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Men Are More Likely to Back Up Their Files Than Women

August 7, 2012 4:40 am | Comments

Computer failure happens. The loss of important data can hobble your productivity, your business and leave a hole in your digital memory. While many now conduct their work and play on far-flung servers (we store our messages in Gmail and keep our family photos on Facebook ), there are likely critical files on your PC or smartphone that would not be recoverable in the event of hardware failure.

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Insert Coin: Luminode Dimmer Switch Runs On A Mesh Network, Learns to Light Up Our Lives

August 7, 2012 4:31 am | Comments

In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject line. Just a simple light switch, you say? Look closer. Think Automatic's Luminode dimmer switch hides both a processor and a mesh network connection that lets every switch in the home coordinate with each other.

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Searching for 1,000 Times the Capacity of 4G Wireless

August 3, 2012 6:30 am | Comments

Untitled Document NYU-Poly teams with National Science Foundation and wireless industry leaders to develop promising new spectrum and technology for 5G cellular networks. Researchers at Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) have assembled a powerful consortium of government and business support to advance beyond today's fourth generation (4G) wireless technologies toward 5G cellular networks that could potentially increase cell phone capacity by more than 1,000 times.

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New Tech to Improve On-Chip Networks

August 3, 2012 6:16 am | Comments

Untitled Document Novel technologies are being developed to make computing processors more efficient . Technology being developed by researchers from three universities is expected to improve next-generation integrated circuits called network-on-chip. The work will support the growing demand for computing power and could improve overall performance of multi-core processors by integrating wireless technology with copper wiring on devices.

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Watershed Opportunity for Industrial Wireless Networks

August 3, 2012 6:09 am | by Networcsim, founded by ORNL researchers Phani Teja Kuruganti and James Nutaro, signed an agreement today to license the Radio Channel Simulator software, which won an R&D 100 Award this month. | Comments

Untitled Document A Tennessee company has licensed award-winning software from Oak Ridge National Laboratory that will help industries install wireless networks more cost-effectively in challenging environments such as mines, offshore drilling platforms and factory floors. "Advanced simulation technology — and the RCSim technology in particular — provides a watershed opportunity for industrial wireless networks to be used in a revolutionary new way," ORNL researcher Kuruganti said.

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iPhone 5 Launch Could Cause Supply Crunch in Lithium Market

August 3, 2012 5:52 am | Comments

Untitled Document SAN JOSE, Calif.-- Aug 3, 2012--As Green Technology Solutions' mining subsidiary GTSO Resources works to develop new sources of lithium around the globe, manufacturers are scrambling to secure supplies of the critical element as the launch of Apple’s iPhone 5 device threatens to further strain global stockpiles.

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Samsung Vies for Spotlight Ahead of iPhone Launch

August 3, 2012 5:44 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Untitled Document SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co., the world's largest mobile-phone maker, said Friday it plans to show a new mobile device in late August, trying to stay in the consumer spotlight ahead of Apple's expected release of the latest iPhone in September.

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AT&T to Goes on Spectrum Shopping Binge

August 3, 2012 5:40 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Untitled Document AT&T Inc. has gone on a shopping spree for wireless spectrum, striking three separate deals that should let it increase its capacity for wireless broadband. The Dallas-based phone company said Thursday that it has agreed to buy NextWave Wireless Inc.

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For Wireless Power Market Success, Look to the East

August 1, 2012 7:04 am | Comments

According to an upcoming report from IMS Research , recently acquired by IHS Inc., Japan is forecast to become the leading market for wireless power technology this year, with enabled devices surpassing two million shipments by year’s end. The report points to mobile phone carrier support, in-box packaging, and deployment of wireless power infrastructure as the main reasons for the rapid rise in cable-free charging.

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FDA Approves Edible Electronic Pills That Sense When You Take Your Medication

August 1, 2012 6:58 am | Comments

If you perpetually forget to take your medicine, these new FDA-approved edible sensors might be the first step to regulating your medication patterns. When you hear the term electronic pills, you might be imagining some sort of hardwired chips that you’re supposed to unwillingly ingest. This isn’t quite the case.

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Seven Reasons Business Travelers Need An iPhone Expense App

August 1, 2012 6:55 am | Comments

Traveling for business? Don’t forget to pack an expense tracker app. Traveling for business is a lot different from taking a vacation. While you may get to experience far off cities, meet new people, and have some genuine fun on a business trip, you’ll also need to work, worry about delays that could make you miss critical meetings, ensure you leave your hotel room looking your most presentable, and keep track of every expense related to the trip.

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Report: iPad Accounts for 85% of Tablet Web Usage

August 1, 2012 6:52 am | Comments

It’s high time for some competition in the tablet device space, after new data suggested that Apple holds a whopping 85 percent share of the market. That in mind, the release of Google’s Nexus 7 tablet and unveiling of Microsoft Surface are set to bring a dose of serious competition at right on time.

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Parrot Minikit Neo Rolls Through the FCC

August 1, 2012 6:49 am | Comments

With roughly a month to go before it hits retail channels, Parrot's Minikit Neo is inching towards being ready for mass consumption. This week the hands-free bluetooth accessory made a run through the FCC and received Uncle Sam's seal of approval. The filing isn't hiding any surprises, and we're not even treated to a nice teardown.

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Google Delays Nexus Q Launch

August 1, 2012 6:15 am | Comments

Google announced on Tuesday that it is holding shipments of its Nexus Q “cloud-connect jukebox” gadget while the company “works on making it even better.” To make up for the delay, the company is sending the current model to customers who pre-ordered the device for free. The search engine giant reportedly sent out an email informing customers who pre-ordered the device that the Nexus Q will be delayed as it undergoes improvements.

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Cable-Based Antennas Improve Passenger In-Flight Access To Wireless Networks

July 31, 2012 9:52 am | Comments

W. L. Gore & Associates has developed new cable-based antennas (often referred to as leaky lines or leaky feeders) that improve signal propagation without increasing the amount of hardware required on an airplane. Ideal for both wide-body and single-aisle passenger aircraft, GORE Cable-Based Antennas provide reliable access to different wireless protocols so passengers can easily connect to in-flight entertainment, Internet servers, and email accounts.

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