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Senaptic Turns IoT into Real-world Revenue Streams

April 3, 2014 2:51 pm | by Senaptic | Comments

Senaptic is a new company focussing on ultra-scalable private network solutions for smart cities and utilities. It has an innovative business model providing end-to-end solutions that are already turning the promise of the Internet of Things (IoT) into significant revenue streams in global markets...

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Tiny Power Generator Runs on Spit

April 3, 2014 2:27 pm | by Justine E. Mink, Penn State | Comments

Saliva-powered micro-sized microbial fuel cells can produce minute amounts of energy sufficient to run on-chip applications, according to an international team of engineers. Bruce E. Logan, Evan Pugh Professor and Kappe Professor of Environmental Engineering, Penn State, credited the idea to fellow researcher Justine E. Mink...

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Advantech Announces Partnership with Linear Technology

April 3, 2014 1:29 pm | by Advantech | Comments

Global Intelligent Systems leader Advantech has announced that it is partnering with Linear Technology’s Dust Networks product group to develop Smart City and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions based on Dust’s SmartMesh IP embedded wireless sensor networks (WSN)...

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Eurotech Everyware Software Framework (ESF) Overlay to Intel Internet of Things (IoT) Software Stack

April 3, 2014 1:16 pm | by Allison Yrungaray & Giuliana Vidoni, Eurotech | Comments

Eurotech has announced it has completed validation of the Everyware Software Framework (ESF) for the Intel Gateway Solutions for Internet of Things (IoT). Eurotech’s ESF creates a Java-based IoT software stack for enterprises choosing that development environment...

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Telit Launches New OEM Automotive Business Unit

April 3, 2014 12:59 pm | by Telit Wireless Solutions | Comments

Telit Wireless Solutions has announced it has concluded the acquisition of the Automotive Telematics On-board unit Platform (ATOP) business. Netherlands-based NXP Semiconductors [Nasdaq NXPI]. ATOP is an automotive grade solution for vehicle manufacturers to implement eCall or similar functionality from a single compact...

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Cornell Dubilier Announces Purchase of Axial Film Capacitor Lines from SB Electronics

April 3, 2014 12:34 pm | by Cornell Dubilier | Comments

Cornell Dubilier Electronics has announced that it has acquired the axial film capacitor product lines from capacitor maker, SB Electronics. The acquisition will expand the company’s film capabilities by adding a 125 °C rated series and higher voltage ratings up to 5000 volts DC...

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ESA Launching Satellite for New Monitoring System

April 3, 2014 11:43 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The European Space Agency is launching the first of six satellites for a new system designed to better monitor climate change, environmental disasters and catastrophes like floods, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes...                           

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Photos of the Day: Monitoring System Satellite

April 3, 2014 11:42 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The satellites will collect data and then share it with their ground stations for immediate distribution where it is needed...                                  

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U.S. Secretly Created 'Cuban Twitter' to Stir Unrest

April 3, 2014 11:36 am | by ALBERTO ARCE, Associated Press DESMOND BUTLER, Associated Press JACK GILLUM, Associated Press | Comments

In July 2010, Joe McSpedon, a U.S. government official, flew to Barcelona to put the final touches on a secret plan to build a social media project aimed at undermining Cuba's communist government...                                

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Old Habits at Samsung, LG Embarrass them Abroad

April 3, 2014 11:31 am | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer | Comments

When Samsung unveiled a new smartphone at the storied Radio City Music Hall, the Broadway-style spectacle was memorable not for technology but for a cast of giggling female characters who fantasized about marrying a doctor, fretted about eating too much cake, and needed a man's help to understand how to work the phone...

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Yahoo Adds More Security to Thwart Surveillance

April 3, 2014 11:13 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Yahoo has added more layers of security in its effort to shield people's online lives from government spying and other snooping...                                     

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European Parliament Adopts 'Net Neutrality' Law

April 3, 2014 11:11 am | by TOBY STERLING, Associated Press | Comments

The European Parliament adopted a "net neutrality" bill on Thursday, barring Internet service providers from giving preference to some kinds of traffic on their networks — such as streaming video — when it profits them...                      

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How Electrodes Charge & Discharge

April 3, 2014 10:46 am | by David Chandler, MIT News Office | Comments

The electrochemical reactions inside the porous electrodes of batteries and fuel cells have been described by theorists, but never measured directly. Now, a team at MIT has figured out a way to measure the fundamental charge transfer rate — finding some significant surprises...

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Photos of the Day: AUVs to Search for Malaysian Air 370

April 2, 2014 10:12 am | by ADAM GELLER, AP National Writer | Comments

Before unmanned subs can be sent down to look for the Malaysian jet, the search zone must be narrowed considerably. The size of the search area changes daily because of factors such as currents; on Wednesday it was 85,000 square miles...                        

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Deep Water Search for Jet could Turn on Robot Subs

April 2, 2014 10:06 am | by ADAM GELLER, AP National Writer | Comments

If the wreckage of a missing Malaysian airliner rests somewhere in the Indian Ocean's depths, then investigators will likely need to entrust the hunt at least partly to robot submarines and the scientists who deploy them to scan remote swaths of the seafloor...                 

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