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Nitero’s 60GHz Wi-Fi Solution Named 2015 CES Innovation Awards Honoree

November 13, 2014 9:14 am | Comments

Nitero announced that its NT4600 module has been named 2015 International CES Innovation Awards Honoree in the Embedded Technology category. The first product from Nitero’s 60G ® family of 60GHz Wi-Fi solutions, the NT4600 is the industry's only...

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PayPal Isn't Worried About Apple Pay

November 12, 2014 4:04 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, Wireless Week | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO – PayPal isn’t worried about Apple Pay taking away its long-earned reputation in and share of the e-commerce market. Speaking at the Open Mobile Summit in San Francisco, PayPal CPO Hill Ferguson said his company and Apple’s new mobile payment app have different goals in the payment space.

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$17 Billion to Maintain Verizon Wireless Network

November 12, 2014 3:29 pm | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, Wireless Week | Comments

Verizon will likely keep its spending for 2014 in the $17 billion range, according to CFO Fran Shammo. Speaking at an investor conference today, Shammo said that consistency in spending in necessary to maintain a wireless network. Speaking at...

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Using "Smart Spaces" to Wirelessly Send Data

November 12, 2014 3:23 pm | by Eurekalert! | Comments

One of the problems in the high-tech field of visible light communication (VLC) - or using light to send data wirelessly - is decidedly low tech: The data transmission stops whenever the light is blocked by people's movements, shadows or other obstacles.

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New Army Priority: Lighter Communications Systems

November 12, 2014 3:03 pm | by U.S. Army | Comments

The Army's general in charge of all things tied to the network said one of his top priorities is to build lighter communications systems. Lt. Gen. Robert S. Ferrell, the Army's chief information officer/G-6, spoke at the monthly Association of the U.S...

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NASA’s Orion Spacecraft Arrives at Launch Pad, Hoisted onto Rocket Ahead of its First Spaceflight

November 12, 2014 2:17 pm | by NASA | Comments

NASA’s new Orion spacecraft now is at its launch pad after completing its penultimate journey in the early hours Wednesday. It arrived at Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 3:07 a.m. EST, where the spacecraft then was lifted onto a United Launch Alliance Delta...

Cosmic 1st: Spacecraft Sends Lander Toward Comet

November 12, 2014 10:13 am | by FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press | Comments

Hundreds of millions of miles from Earth, a speeding European spacecraft released a lander toward the icy, dusty surface of a comet on Wednesday, setting off a seven-hour countdown to an audacious attempt to answer some of the biggest...

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Drone Sightings Up Dramatically

November 12, 2014 10:10 am | by JOAN LOWY Associated Press | Comments

The government is getting near-daily reports — and sometimes two or three a day — of drones flying near airplanes and helicopters or close to airports without permission, federal and industry officials tell The Associated Press. It's a sharp increase...

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Board Designed for Wearables and IoT

November 12, 2014 9:56 am | by Alexandru Voica Technology PR Specialist | Comments

Earlier this year I reported about Ingenic Newton, a new MIPS-based platform targeting a wide range of connected consumer devices, including wearables, smart appliances and e-health sensors. This board was powered by an Ingenic JZ4775 chip...

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Silicon in Space

November 12, 2014 9:51 am | by American Institute of Physics | Comments

Silicon, which is one of the most common elements in the Earth's crust, is also sprinkled abundantly throughout interstellar space. The only way to identify silicon-containing molecules in the far corners of the cosmos - and to understand the...

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Venturing Into the Upper Atmosphere of Venus

November 11, 2014 3:17 pm | by European Space Agency | Comments

As the end of its eight-year adventure at Venus edges ever closer, ESA scientists have been taking a calculated risk with the Venus Express spacecraft in order to carry out unique observations of the planet's rarefied outer atmosphere. First results from this aerobraking campaign were reported...

Texas A&M Joins the European Wind Energy Master Program

November 11, 2014 1:19 pm | by Texas A&M University | Comments

The Department of Aerospace Engineering (AERO) at Texas A&M University has accepted an invitation to join the European Wind Energy Master (EWEM) program as an Associate Partner.  This collaborative effort will bring the department into the midst of a very active wind energy research and...

Rosetta Space Probe Features Insulating Products

November 11, 2014 11:49 am | Comments

From the time of its launch on March 2, 2004 – and continuing through its mission for the last ten years – DUNMORE Corporation's insulating products have protected the European Space Agency's Rosetta space probe, its sensitive instruments...

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GaN Systems Inc Offering Devices for Google's Little Box Challenge

November 11, 2014 11:47 am | Comments

GaN Systems Inc is one of a number of manufacturers offering its devices to contestants entering the Little Box Challenge launched by Google and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).  The Little Box Challenge is an open...

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Microsoft Drops Nokia Name with Newest Lumia Phone

November 11, 2014 9:24 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Microsoft has unveiled a cheaper smartphone, costing about 110 euros ($135), as it eyes emerging and other low-cost markets for growth. The new model is the first Lumia smartphone under Microsoft's own brand name. The company has released...

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