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New Book Shares Insights from Steve Jobs' 1st Boss

March 28, 2013 9:23 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Nolan Bushnell never appeared in those tributes, even though Apple was riffing on an iconoclastic philosophy he embraced while running video game pioneer Atari in the early 1970s. Atari's refusal to be corralled by the status quo was one of the reasons Jobs went to work there in 1974 as an unkempt, contemptuous 19-year-old.

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RIM Sells a Million New BlackBerry 10 Phones in 4Q

March 28, 2013 9:15 am | by ROB GILLIES, Associated Press | Comments

The earnings provide a first glimpse of how RIM's new touch-screen Z10 is selling internationally and in Canada since its debut Jan. 31. Details on the U.S. launch are not part of the fiscal fourth quarter's financial results because the Z10 just went on sale in the U.S. last week.

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Azimuth Systems Enhances Field-to-Lab Test Capabilities with AzMapper 2.5

March 27, 2013 7:17 pm | by Azimuth Systems, Inc. | Comments

AzMapper, a critical component of Azimuth’s Field-to-Lab solution, enables raw data collected with drive test scanners to be thoroughly analyzed and used to recreate that same radio environment through intelligent mapping of the logged field conditions to the available lab testbed.

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Macro Sensors Offers Online Position Sensor Guide

March 27, 2013 7:06 pm | by Macro Sensors | Comments

Now there’s help quickly identifying the right LVDT Linear Position Sensor for an application. Replacing the need for customers to peruse numerous web pages and review product specifications, Macro Sensors offers an online Position Sensor Guide.

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Emerson Network Power Connectivity Solutions Announces the Semflex Quick Turn Cable Assembly Program

March 27, 2013 7:03 pm | by Emerson Network Power Connectivity Solutions | Comments

The Quick Turn program, offers the precision low-loss Semflex HP series cable assemblies, to ship from the factory within 48 hours of receipt of order. The cable assemblies offered consist of the HP120, 160, 190 and 305 series with available connectors of SMA, 2.92mm, 2.4mm and Type N. Performance is up to 50 GHz.

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APL Backpack-Sized Mini-mapper Captures Intel in Tight Spots

March 27, 2013 10:25 am | by Applied Physics Laboratory | Comments

Produced for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), the Enhanced Mapping and Positioning System (EMAPS) captures a floor-plan-style map of the area traversed, as well as 360-degree photos and sensor readings of that area using a combination of lasers and sensors.

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States Answer Help Wanted Ad to Be Drone Test Site

March 27, 2013 9:58 am | by ALICIA CHANG, AP Science Writer | Comments

Before that can become reality, the Federal Aviation Administration last month put out a call to test fly drones at half a dozen to-be-determined sites before they can share the same space as commercial jetliners, small aircraft and helicopters.

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Google Picks 8,000 Winners of 'Glass' Contest

March 27, 2013 9:54 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | Comments

The pool selected by Google won a contest conducted last month requiring U.S. residents to submit 50-word applications through Twitter or Google's Plus to explain how they would use a technology that is being hailed as the next breakthrough in mobile computing.

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T-Mobile to Start Selling iPhones on April 12

March 27, 2013 9:48 am | by PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Writer | Comments

The company will charge $100 up front for the iPhone 5, then another $20 per month for two years. That's on top of service fees for voice, text and data that start at $50 per month. The total monthly cost starts at $70 per month, a substantial discount to prices offered by bigger companies.

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SVForum Announces "Call for Companies" for Launch: Silicon Valley 2013

March 26, 2013 4:06 pm | by SVForum | Comments

Launch: Silicon Valley 2013 is designed to uncover and showcase products and services from the most exciting of the newest startups in information technology, mobility, digital media, next generation internet, life sciences and clean energy.

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TagWell - Cloud-Based Remote Asset Management

March 26, 2013 12:55 pm | by SoftPLC Corporation | Comments

Combined with SoftPLC's industrial controller and communication gateway products, the TagWell solution provides a secure, simple and low-cost way to remotely monitor, control, acquire data, and troubleshoot remote systems, machines, and other devices via a combination of the Internet and a cellular network.

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Hybrid Ribbons a Gift for Powerful Batteries

March 26, 2013 9:44 am | by Rice University | Comments

The Rice University lab of materials scientist Pulickel Ajayan determined that the well-studied material is a superior cathode for batteries that could supply both high energy density and significant power density. The research appears online this month in the American Chemical Society journal Nano Letters.

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Dell Drama Takes New Twist with 2 New Buyout Bids

March 26, 2013 9:29 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | Comments

The two new suitors pursuing Dell have a message for Wall Street: Don't allow Michael Dell to hoard potential gains from the PC maker's expansion into more profitable technology products and services. Competing bidders Carl Icahn and the Blackstone Group LP are wooing Dell shareholder...

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Apple Buys WiFi-Location Startup

March 26, 2013 9:22 am | by PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Apple has bought WiFiSLAM, a startup that has been developing a way to use WiFi hotspots to help smartphones navigate large indoor spaces, like stores, airports and conference centers. The purchase is part of Apple's efforts to bolster its own mapping and location capabilities, after breaking up with Google Inc. last year.

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British Teenage Whiz Strikes Deal with Yahoo

March 26, 2013 9:13 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Seventeen-year-old Nick d'Aloisio, who dreamed up the idea for the content-shortening program when he was studying for his exams, said he was surprised by the deal. As with its other recent acquisitions, Yahoo didn't disclose how much it is paying for Summly, although British newspapers suggested the deal's value at several million dollars.

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