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Social Media Editor Charged in Hacking Conspiracy

March 15, 2013 9:31 am | by GARANCE BURKE, Associated Press PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press | Comments

Federal authorities allege that Matthew Keys provided hackers with login information to access the Tribune Company's computer system in December 2010. Keys had been fired months before from a Sacramento television station owned by Tribune. Keys was a web producer for KTXL. Tribune also owns the Times.

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Researchers Find German-Made Spyware across Globe

March 14, 2013 10:04 am | by RAPHAEL SATTER, Associated Press | Comments

The discovery of a group of servers linked to an elusive espionage campaign is providing new details about a high-tech piece of spy software that some fear may be targeting dissidents living under oppressive regimes.  A Canadian research center said Wednesday that it had identified 25 different countries...

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Apple CEO Required to Testify in NY e-Books Case

March 14, 2013 10:02 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Apple CEO Tim Cook has been ordered to testify in a New York court case the Justice Department brought against the company over the pricing of e-books for consumers. Federal Judge Denise Cote on Wednesday granted a government request to depose Apple Inc.'s chief executive.

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BlackBerry Gets Biggest Order Ever

March 14, 2013 10:02 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

BlackBerry, formerly known as Research In Motion Ltd., says it has received an order for one million of its new smartphones, marking the largest ever single purchase in the company's history. The Canadian company is relying on the redesigned BlackBerry to fuel a comeback.

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Google Paying Bonuses Totaling $15M to 4 Top Execs

March 13, 2013 9:59 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Google is paying nearly $15 million in bonuses to four of the Internet search company's top executives for their performances last year. Documents filed Tuesday disclosed Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt will get the biggest award at $6 million to supplement his estimated fortune of $8 billion.

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High-Performance, Organic Nanowire Phototransistors Open the Way for Optoelectronic Device Miniaturization

March 13, 2013 9:55 am | by Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology | Comments

Research team of Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Ulsan, South Korea, developed high-performance organic phototransistors based on single-crystalline n-channel organic nanowires. Phototransistors are a kind of transistors in which the incident light intensity can modulate the charge-carrier density in the channel.

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FCC Approves T-Mobile-MetroPCS Deal

March 13, 2013 9:51 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The Justice Department cleared the merger last week, meaning that the last hurdle will be a vote by MetroPCS shareholders, who convene in a month. Regulatory approval of the deal was expected. The FCC applied no significant conditions to its approval.

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Pentagon Forming Cyber Teams to Prevent Attacks

March 13, 2013 9:43 am | by RICHARD LARDNER, Associated Press | Comments

The Defense Department is establishing a series of cyber teams charged with carrying out offensive operations to combat the threat of an electronic assault on the United States that could cause major damage and disruption to the country's vital infrastructure, a senior military official said Tuesday.

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The Inside Track to Safety

March 12, 2013 3:40 pm | by Cambridge Consultants | Comments

A number of sensors and a custom algorithm determine the location, with an accuracy of within approximately 1 percent of the distance travelled. Yet the technology uses low-power, low-cost sensors and the device concept is small enough to clip on a belt.

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Open Source RF Hardware Project to Further Innovation using Wireless Communications Spectrum

March 12, 2013 2:35 pm | by Lime Microsystems | Comments

Launched as a non-profit initiative, Myriad-RF aims to give both hobbyists and experienced design engineers a range of low-cost RF boards and free design files available for general use. Future board designs will come from the wider Myriad-RF community, with the first board (Myriad-RF 1) designed by Taiwanese distributor Azio Electronics.

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New BlackBerry Coming to the U.S. Public on March 22

March 12, 2013 9:44 am | by ROB GILLIES, Associated Press | Comments

BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion will begin selling its new touchscreen smartphone to U.S. consumers with AT&T on March 22. The release will come several weeks after RIM launched the much-delayed devices elsewhere. AT&T said Monday that the Z10 will be available for $199.99 with a two-year contract...

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HP's Autonomy Allegations Trigger Another Inquiry

March 12, 2013 9:25 am | by Assocaited Press | Comments

British authorities have opened an investigation into Hewlett-Packard's allegations that the personal computer maker was duped when it bought business software maker Autonomy, according to regulatory documents filed Monday. The inquiry by the U.K. Serious Fraud Office is the latest legal fallout from a dea...

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Creating Indestructible Self-Healing Circuits

March 12, 2013 9:23 am | by California Institute of Technology | Comments

Imagine that the chips in your smart phone or computer could repair and defend themselves on the fly, recovering in microseconds from problems ranging from less-than-ideal battery power to total transistor failure. It might sound like the stuff of science fiction...

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China Willing to Talk with U.S. over Cyberattacks

March 12, 2013 9:17 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying repeated China's assertion that it is firmly opposed to cyberattacks and one of the countries that has suffered most from them. She says the country cracks down on such hackers according to the law.

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GLOBO Signs U.S. and Canada Agreement with Ingram Micro

March 11, 2013 2:20 pm | by GLOBO | Comments

GLOBO has announced it has signed a distribution agreement with Ingram Micro Inc, the world's largest technology distributor and a global leader in IT supply-chain, mobile device lifecycle services and logistics solutions. Under the terms of the agreement, the Ingram Micro Mobility division will...

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