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Mouser and Marquardt Enter Global Distribution Agreement

December 18, 2012 4:49 am | Comments

Mouser Electronics , Inc . today announced a global agreement to partner with Marquardt , a world innovator in switching solutions. The Marquardt product line-up includes switches, sensors, and control devices. The Marquardt name represents a rich history in product pioneering. Some of Marquardt’s innovations include the first German-made snap-action switch, the first electronic systems for power tools, and the first specialty rocker and snap-action switches for the automotive market.

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Apple and Samsung Agree To No More Nastiness, What Does It Mean

December 18, 2012 4:22 am | Comments

They say there’s a thin line between love and hate. In the world of business however, the lines are clear and they are bold – you can’t miss them. This is especially true in the tech sector where companies fight every day trying to put each other out of business. There has been no better example of this than with tech giants Apple and Samsung and their on-going legal dispute over copyrights.

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FoxConn Making An Amazon Phone For 2013

December 18, 2012 4:19 am | Comments

Adding a little more weight to rumours have been around for almost a year now: a report from Taiwan suggests Amazon really is prepping a smartphone for launch in mid-2013. According to Taiwan Economic News , the e-commerce giant has contracted Taiwanese manufacturer FoxConn Technology to assemble 5 million smartphones, in preparation for launch between the second and third quarters of 2013.

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30 Under 30: Young Pioneers In Technology

December 18, 2012 4:15 am | Comments

  Josh Miller 22 CEO Branch It's easy to get people talking to each other on the Internet. It's harder to get them to be civil, much less produce aomething other people want to read. That was the problem Josh Miller and his two cofounders, Hursh Agrawal and Cemre Gungor, are trying to solve with Branch.

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Air Travelers Say Low Ticket Price Trumps Wi-Fi

December 18, 2012 4:10 am | Comments

In-flight Wi-Fi is one perk you're willing do without this holiday season , according to a new study. With all the presents and food you'll need to buy this holiday season, if you're buying airfare too, you're looking for just a bare-bones flight. According to a recent survey, holiday travelers are most concerned with the price of airfare tickets -- not whether the airline has perks like Wi-Fi and on-board snacks and beverages.

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Judge Rejects Apple's Request for Permanent Ban of Samsung Smartphones

December 18, 2012 4:07 am | Comments

Judge Lucy Koh has denied Apple 's request for a permanent injunction against Samsung smartphones, Reuters reported. Apple had been awarded $1.05 billion in damages in an August verdict . The trial's jury found that Samsung willfully copied features of Apple's iPhone and iPad. The Cupertino, Calif.

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Yog's App Makes Sure You'll Always Have Someone to Go Jogging With

December 18, 2012 4:05 am | Comments

Name: Yog One-Liner Pitch: An app that connects you with runners around the world so you'll never have to jog alone again. Why It's Taking Off: Yog is working to make running -- and exercise in general -- more social. If you're planning to go jogging more as part of your New Year's resolution, you might want to give Yog a try.

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iPhone 5 Sales Top 2 Million on First Weekend in China

December 17, 2012 6:53 am | Comments

Apple has sold more than 2 million units of the iPhone 5 in China , setting a new record for best first-weekend sales in the country. The Cupertino, Calif. company made the announcement Monday, just three days after the iPhone's Chinese launch on Dec. 14. "Customer response to iPhone 5 in China has been incredible," Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a statement.

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Internet Explorer Vulnerability Allows Hackers to Track Mouse Movements

December 17, 2012 6:50 am | Comments

A vulnerability in different versions of Microsoft 's widely used browser Internet Explorer can allow hackers to track the movements of your mouse. This can potentially reveal sensitive data introduced via virtual keyboards, which are used precisely to avoid data theft via another online threat: key stroke loggers.

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Lapka for iPhone: Five Sensors to Measure the World, Inspired by NASA and Yves Saint Laurent

December 17, 2012 6:47 am | Comments

Lapka’s tagline may be the “Personal Environment Monitor,” but its name is rooted in the Russian word for paw . “We want to be the rabbit’s foot that you bring with you all day to make sure everything will be fine,” Creative Director and co-founder Vadik Marmeladov says. “It’s like a talisman, which you hold to be safe.

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IBM: Computers Will See, Hear, Taste, Smell and Touch in 5 Years

December 17, 2012 6:20 am | Comments

Today's PCs and smartphones can do a lot -- from telling you the weather in Zimbabwe in milliseconds, to buying your morning coffee. But ask them to show you what a piece of fabric feels like, or to detect the odor of a great-smelling soup, and they're lost. That will change in the next five years, says IBM .

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U.N. Summit Rejects U.S., Europe Hands-off-the-Internet Plea

December 17, 2012 5:58 am | Comments

Delegates to a United Nations summit agreed today that a U.N. body should take a more "active" role in shaping the future of the Internet, a move that had been opposed by the United States and its allies that had warned of greater government control. The agreement by delegates from the International Telecommunication Union's 192 member nations, a majority of whom raised their placards in support of the language, took place after 1:30 a.

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FCC Wants Texting Apps Like iMessage in Text-to-911 Plan

December 17, 2012 5:56 am | Comments

The Federal Communications Commission wants to require all cellular carriers and Internet-based messaging providers to support text-to-911 messages. While the four largest U.S. wireless carriers have already signed on to the plan , the U.S. agency today proposed guidelines that would require "over the top" text messaging apps -- those capable of sending text messages to phones -- to be part of the initiative, which is expected to operational by 2014.

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Why It's Important for Electric Cars to Feel Familiar

December 17, 2012 5:54 am | Comments

If you think about it, the electric car is an incredible act of deception. Sure, the vehicles may look pretty much exactly like the sedans that have filled our roads for the past hundred years, but once you scrape away the shell, their streamlined electric drivetrains and battery packs have almost nothing in common with the pistons and gears of a gasoline-powered car.

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UN Telecom Chief 'Surprised' by US-Led Treaty Snub

December 14, 2012 4:43 am | Comments

Brian Murphy, Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Envoys from nearly 90 nations signed Friday the first new U.N. telecommunications treaty since the Internet age, but the U.S. and other Western nations refused to join after claiming it endorses greater government control over cyberspace.

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