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Provo, Utah, Next City for Ultra-Fast Google Fiber

April 18, 2013 9:31 am | by PAUL FOY, Associated Press | Comments

The Provo deal is the first time Google plans to acquire an existing fiber-optic system. The city of 115,000 created the fiber-optic network, iProvo, in 2004. It planned to operate the system itself for Internet, television and phone service but found the operation too daunting...

Chipmaker TSMC Gets Tablet, Smartphone Boost in 1Q

April 18, 2013 9:21 am | by ANNIE HUANG, Associated Press | Comments

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the world's largest contract chip manufacturer, reported an 18 percent jump in first quarter profit as increased global sales of smartphones and tablet computers boosted demand for sophisticated processors.

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Microsoft Offers Security Enhancement for Sign-Ins

April 18, 2013 9:19 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | Comments

People who turn on the new feature will be asked not just for a username and password, but also a second piece of information, such as a temporary code sent as a text message to a phone on file. Google Inc. and Facebook Inc. already allow two-step verification as an option.

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International Network, IX Reach, Opens Global Carrier Centre in Heart of London Docklands

April 17, 2013 1:40 pm | by IX Reach Ltd | Comments

IX Reach Ltd has announced the opening of its new colocation suite, the Global Carrier Centre, in the heart of the London Docklands. Housed in TelecityGroup’s Harbour Exchange (HEX) facility and with over 150 global and local carriers available, it’s an ideal location for networks looking to open a physical...

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Tekelec Virtualizes the Diameter Signaling Router for Elastic Scalability, Adds New Voice over LTE Services.

April 17, 2013 12:43 pm | by Tekelec | Comments

LTE Latin America 2013 Conference —Mobile operators can more efficiently create and manage LTE and 3G mobile data services with the latest version of Tekelec’s Diameter Signaling Router (DSR), available this quarter. The newest release introduces virtualization and adds new emergency Voice over LTE (VoLTE) services...

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RFMW Ltd., Announces 10 Year Anniversary

April 17, 2013 11:29 am | by RFMW, Ltd. | Comments

RFMW Ltd., has announced that July 1, 2013 will mark the 10-year anniversary of their company. With worldwide headquarters in San Jose, CA. and sales offices throughout North America, Europe and the Middle East, the company has seen a continual acceptance of their “niche” philosophy in that “RFMW, Ltd.

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Wireless "Smart Skin" Sensors Could Provide Remote Monitoring of Infrastructure

April 17, 2013 9:57 am | by John Toon, Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

Major bridge failures in recent years have focused attention on the need to monitor America’s highway bridges and other infrastructure. As thousands of bridges, parking garages and other structures age, improved methods for detecting deterioration could save lives and prevent economic disruption.

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Layered '2D Nanocrystals' Promising New Semiconductor

April 17, 2013 9:50 am | by Emil Venere, Purdue University | Comments

Researchers are developing a new type of semiconductor technology for future computers and electronics based on "two-dimensional nanocrystals" layered in sheets less than a nanometer thick that could replace today's transistors. The layered structure is made of a material called molybdenum disulfide ...

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New Microbatteries a Boost for Electronics

April 17, 2013 9:46 am | by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | Comments

Though they be but little, they are fierce. The most powerful batteries on the planet are only a few millimeters in size, yet they pack such a punch that a driver could use a cellphone powered by these batteries to jump-start a dead car battery – and then recharge the phone in the blink of an eye.

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Taiwan Tech Industry Faces up to Samsung

April 17, 2013 9:19 am | by ANNIE HUANG, Associated Press | Comments

Taiwanese companies have long viewed tech giant Samsung as a major threat and the battle has recently appeared to tilt in favor of the South Korean rival as Taiwan's smartphone, memory chip and display panel makers suffered sagging exports.

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HP Will Integrate Leap Motion Controllers with PCs

April 17, 2013 9:14 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Leap Motion's 3D motion controllers will be included in some personal computers from Hewlett-Packard Co. this year, a move that the San Francisco startup hopes is a first step toward bringing touch-free computing to the masses. Plugged into a computer, the 3-inch-long device tracks people's fingers...

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To Save Endangered Languages, Tribes Turn to Tech

April 17, 2013 9:11 am | by MICHELLE RINDELS, Associated Press | Comments

But these are no Silicon Valley techies in town for one of the city's massive electronics shows. Many are from far-flung American Indian reservations, and their high-tech devices are serving a decidedly old-school purpose: trying to save their languages from the brink of extinction.

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Engineers Craft New Material for High-Performing 'Supercapacitors'

April 16, 2013 10:18 am | by Bill Kisliuk, University of California - Los Angeles | Comments

Taking a significant step toward improving the power delivery of systems ranging from urban electrical grids to regenerative braking in hybrid vehicles, researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have synthesized a material that shows high capability for both the rapid storage and release of energy.

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Multitasking Runners Can Read On a Treadmill Using New System

April 16, 2013 10:15 am | by Purdue University | Comments

A new innovation allows treadmill users to work their bodies and brains at the same time. The system, called ReadingMate, adjusts text on a monitor to counteract the bobbing motion of a runner's head so that the text appear still, said Ji Soo Yi, an assistant professor of industrial engineering at Purdue University.

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Loved Ones Seek Word on Boston Runners after Blast

April 16, 2013 10:13 am | by TAMMY WEBBER, Associated Press | Comments

Far-flung family members, co-workers and friends frantically used social media, cellphones and even a "people finder" website Monday to try to learn the fate of participants and spectators at the Boston Marathon, where three people were killed and dozens injured after a pair of bombs...

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