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Celcite CTO Ajay Khanna receives SmartCEO Executive Management Award

April 2, 2013 2:14 pm | by Celcite | Comments

Celcite has announced that its CTO and Senior Vice President, Ajay Khanna, has been named as one of 40 top executives in Washington to be recognised in SmartCEO's Executive Management Awards program. The Executive Management Awards program recognises the achievements of Greater Washington's leading management star...

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SecurityCoverage Launches the Ultimate Mobile Accessory

April 2, 2013 2:10 pm | by SecurityCoverage | Comments

Responding to consumer demand for device security and data protection, SecurityCoverage has introduced a series of new products that bundles apps and support to create the Ultimate Mobile Accessory.The new products feature apps that secure user smartphones and tablets, protect critical user data, backup contacts and files...

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Apple Apologizes in China after Service Criticism

April 2, 2013 9:04 am | by CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, Associated Press | Comments

A statement Apple posted in Chinese on its website Monday said the complaints had prompted "deep reflection" and persuaded the company of the need to revamp its repair policies, boost communication with Chinese consumers and strengthen oversight of authorized resellers.

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Lawsuit over Verizon Pensions Goes Class Action

April 2, 2013 9:01 am | by Associated Press | Comments

In December, New York-based Verizon transferred the obligation to pay pensions for 41,000 retirees to Prudential, along with $7.5 billion in funds. The Association of BellTel Retirees tried to stop the deal, on the grounds that it would weaken the legal protections for retirees.

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April Fools: YouTube Shut down, Google Adds Smells

April 2, 2013 9:00 am | by JAKE COYLE, AP Entertainment Writer | Comments

The digital world celebrated April Fools' Day with the rollout of mock innovations and parody makeovers. Many of the top online destinations spent Monday mocking themselves and, in Google's case, playfully trying to lure users into pressing their noses against their computer screens.

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A Low-Power 60 GHz Radio Frequency Chip

April 2, 2013 8:48 am | by The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology | Comments

As the capacity of handheld devices increases to accommodate a greater number of functions, these devices have more memory, larger display screens, and the ability to play higher definition video files. If the users of mobile devices, including smartphones, tablet PCs, and notebooks...

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Acoustic Time Delay Device Could Reduce Size and Cost of Phased Array Systems

April 2, 2013 8:40 am | by Georgia Tech | Comments

Radar systems today depend increasingly on phased-array antennas, an advanced design in which extensive grids of solid state components direct signal beams electronically. Phased array technology is replacing traditional electro-mechanical radar antennas...

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Virtual Reality, Goggles and All, Attempts Return

April 1, 2013 10:08 am | by DERRIK J. LANG, AP Entertainment Writer | Comments

The virtual reality headset, the gizmo that was supposed to seamlessly transport wearers to three-dimensional virtual worlds, has made a remarkable return at this year's Game Developers Conference, an annual gathering of video game makers in San Francisco.

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Apple Patents iPhone with Wraparound Display

April 1, 2013 9:55 am | by PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Writer | Comments

The patent application reveals that Apple has put some thought into a device that takes advantage of a new generation of displays, which don't have to be flat and rigid like today's liquid-crystal displays, or LCDs. At a trade show in January, chief competitor Samsung Electronics Co ...

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End of the Line for Roadrunner Supercomputer

April 1, 2013 9:53 am | by SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated Press | Comments

The reason? The world of supercomputing is evolving and Roadrunner has been replaced with something smaller, faster, more energy efficient and cheaper. Still, officials at Los Alamos National Laboratory say it's among the 25 fastest supercomputers in the world.

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Dell Opens Window on Efforts to Sell Company

April 1, 2013 9:34 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Dell 's financial advisers tried to persuade 71 potential bidders to make an offer for the troubled personal computer maker before two of them emerged to challenge a proposed $24.4 billion deal with the company's founder, according to documents filed Friday.

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Tech Firms Bumping Up Perks to Recruit, Retain

April 1, 2013 9:31 am | by MARTHA MENDOZA, AP National Writer | Comments

Apple's ring-shaped, gleaming "Spaceship Headquarters" will include a world class auditorium and an orchard for engineers to wander. Google's new Bay View campus will feature walkways angled to force accidental encounters. Facebook, while putting final touches on a Disney-inspired campus including a Main Street with a B-B-Q shack...

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Researchers Unveil Large Robotic Jellyfish

March 29, 2013 11:30 am | by Virginia Tech | Comments

The prototype robot, nicknamed Cyro, is a larger model of a robotic jellyfish the same team – headed by Shashank Priya of Blacksburg, Va., and professor of mechanical engineering at Virginia Tech – unveiled in 2012. The earlier robot, dubbed RoboJelly, is roughly the size of a man's hand, and typical of jellyfish found along beaches.

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Swarming Robots Could Be the Servants of the Future

March 29, 2013 11:20 am | by University of Sheffield | Comments

Researchers in the Sheffield Centre for Robotics, jointly established by the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University, have been working to program a group of 40 robots, and say the ability to control robot swarms could prove hugely beneficial in a range of contexts, from military to medical.

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Sensory Helmet Could Mean Firefighters are Not Left in the Dark

March 29, 2013 11:01 am | by University of Sheffield | Comments

The helmet is fitted with a number of ultrasound sensors that are used to detect the distances between the helmet and nearby walls or other obstacles. These signals are transmitted to vibration pads that are attached to the inside of the helmet, touching the wearer's forehead.

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