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Online Translation on the Rise, Changing Lives

April 8, 2013 9:49 am | by MARTHA MENDOZA, AP National Writer | Comments

You might use Google Translate to read a hard-to-find Manga comic book or to decipher an obscure recipe for authentic Polish blintzes. Or, like Phillip and Niki Smith in rural Mississippi, you could use it to rescue a Chinese orphan and fall in love at the same time.

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Judge Deals Blow to High-Tech Workers' Lawsuit

April 8, 2013 9:38 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | Comments

A federal judge on Friday struck down an effort to form a class action lawsuit to go after Apple, Google and five other technology companies for allegedly forming an illegal cartel to tamp down workers' wages and prevent the loss of their best engineers during a multi-year conspiracy broken up by government regulators.

Broadcasters Worry about 'Zero TV' Homes

April 8, 2013 9:35 am | by RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writer | Comments

Some people have had it with TV. They've had enough of the 100-plus channel universe. They don't like timing their lives around network show schedules. They're tired of $100-plus monthly bills. A growing number of them have stopped paying for cable and satellite TV service...

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Senator: NASA to Lasso Asteroid, Bring it Closer

April 8, 2013 9:16 am | by SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer | Comments

The ship would capture the 500-ton, 25-foot asteroid in 2019. Then using an Orion space capsule, a crew of about four astronauts would nuzzle up next to the rock in 2021 for spacewalking exploration, according to a government document obtained by The Associated Press.

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Sierra Wireless Introduces a Compact 3G Wireless Gateway

April 7, 2013 8:26 pm | by Sierra Wireless | Comments

AirLink Raven, Raven X, and Raven XE gateways have been successfully integrated into a wide variety of M2M deployments, enabling customers to do everything from monitoring soil conditions in vineyards or vibrations in historic buildings, to managing SCADA equipment remotely...

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Zfone Communications is Now Element Telecom

April 7, 2013 7:15 pm | by Element Telecom | Comments

Element Telecom, a leading provider of scalable and affordable VoIP solutions to residential and business customers, announces today the formal rebranding of Zfone Communications as Element Telecom. The announcement reflects the evolution of Element Telecom into a multi-national provider...

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RACO Now Included in Rockwell Automation Support Center

April 7, 2013 7:08 pm | by RACO Manufacturing and Engineering Co. Inc. | Comments

Customers can resolve their technical issues easily and efficiently with 24/7 support from the Rockwell Automation Support Center. Customers can search for public answers, request notification updates, read forums, submit questions and chat live as part of this full-service support center.

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Master Electronics Signs Distribution Agreement with Panasonic

April 7, 2013 6:55 pm | by Master Electronics; Panasonic Industrial Devices | Comments

Master Electronics announces the company has been awarded the prestigious Panasonic Industrial Devices franchise. The expanded Panasonic offering builds on decades of success between the two companies selling and promoting Panasonic Electric Works products.

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Openet Global Policy Management Revenue Leader for Third Consecutive Year

April 7, 2013 6:32 pm | by Openet | Comments

Openet, a global leader of high performance transaction management software for network operators, was again recognized as the global revenue leader in Infonetics Research's Policy Management market share, size and forecast report.

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Omron Network Products Debuts and Offers Demonstrations of Industry's Most Compact and Versatile SDI Subsystem

April 7, 2013 6:23 pm | by Omron Network Products, LLC | Comments

Omron Network Products, LLC (ONP) has announced the company will offer an exclusive demonstration of the SX4-SDI subsystem, the industry's only stand-alone optical subsystem that can transmit four 3G-SDI signals simultaneously over 500m on a single fiber. ONP will debut the SX4-SDI at the 2013 NAB show in booth SL4329 from April 8-11.

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Jab Broadband Utilizes Cambium GIGATOWER to Meet Subscriber and Growth Demands

April 7, 2013 5:58 pm | by Cambium Networks | Comments

Cambium Networks has announced that JAB Broadband, the largest fixed wireless broadband service provider in the U.S., is the first to deploy the Canopy point-to-multipoint (PMP) 450 platform in a 1 Gbps GIGATOWER configuration to support its network upgrade, growth and maintenance initiatives.

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Remote Sensor Monitoring and Process Control

April 5, 2013 9:47 am | by XSenso | Comments

xSenso is a compact DIN-rail or wall mount solution that enables sensors (voltage or current) to easily and transparently send real-time data to any node on the Internet or to a cloud based application. The options of two analog outputs (voltage or current) or two mechanical relays (AC or DC) make the xSenso a complete industrial process controller.

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Facebook Barges into Google Turf with Home

April 5, 2013 9:38 am | by PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Facebook Home, the new application that takes over the front screen of a smartphone, is a bit of a corporate home invasion. Facebook is essentially moving into Google's turf, taking advantage of software the search giant and competitor created.

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Facebook Tweaks Android Phones to Build New 'Home'

April 5, 2013 9:37 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writers | Comments

With its new "Home" on Android gadgets, Facebook is trying to prove that a company doesn't have to make a smartphone or operating system to define how people interact with mobile technology. The audacious move will provide further insights into how pervasive Facebook has become, testing whether people want to be greeted with content from the social network every time they look at their phones.

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PC, Tablet, Phone Shipments to hit 2.4B in 2013

April 5, 2013 9:36 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Gartner expects desktop and notebook PC shipments to continue to decline as people move toward more portable devices like tablets and "ultramobile" electronics that fall somewhere between a laptop and a tablet, such as the MacBook Air. The research firm says that tablet shipments will likely reach 197 million...

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