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Apple CEO Says Apple Pay a Success

October 28, 2014 | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Apple CEO Tim Cook said Apple's new mobile payment system had over 1 million activations in the first three days after it became available, and is now more widely used than any competing payment system ...                            

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VPG and ES Components Realign Relationship With Focus on High-Reliability, High-Temperature Resistors

October 30, 2014 5:52 pm | by Vishay Precision Group, ES Components | Comments

Vishay Precision Group and ES Components have announced that the two companies have realigned their relationship to focus on meeting the increased demand for high-reliability, high-temperature resistors. Under the new agreement, ES Components ...

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Tim Cook: 'I'm Proud to Be Gay'

October 30, 2014 10:46 am | by MICHELLE CHAPMAN, AP Business Writer | Comments

Apple CEO Tim Cook says he's proud to be gay. The public declaration, in an essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, makes Cook the highest-profile business CEO to come out as gay ...                                  

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Infographic: Security of Cloud Services

October 30, 2014 9:48 am | by NJIT | Comments

With the recent security breaches involving the cloud, consumers are naturally concerned about the privacy and security of information stored there. Though the cloud offers a easy-to-use solution for data storage, it comes with the inherent risks involved in storing information outside of your own hard drive ...

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Prototype EV Powered by Radio Frequency Transmission Demonstrated

October 29, 2014 4:07 pm | by Stu Robarts, Gizmag | Comments

Two issues preventing the widespread uptake of electric vehicles are recharging time and lack of range. Now, scientists have shown one potential means of negating these issues. Their demonstration of electric power transfer via the car-wheel is claimed as the world's first ... 

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Surgical Device Improves Targeting of Radiation Therapy When Treating Breast Cancer

October 29, 2014 3:43 pm | by Focal Therapeutics, Inc. | Comments

A new surgical device enables breast cancer patients to be treated with dramatically improved targeting (precision) of radiation when being treated for breast cancer. Findings were presented at the 18th SIS World Congress on Breast Healthcare. The congress was ...

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Photos of the Day: MIT Wristband Could Make AC Obsolete

October 29, 2014 11:49 am | Comments

A team of students at MIT is busy working on a prototype device that could eliminate much of that demand, and they’re doing it by asking one compelling question: Why not just heat and cool our bodies instead? The Wristify prototype is a personal climate-controlling wearable ... 

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MIT Wristband Could Make AC Obsolete

October 29, 2014 10:28 am | by Kyle Vanhemert | Comments

Keeping indoor spaces at comfortable temperatures requires a huge amount of electricity–especially in sweltering climates like India and Brazil–and in the U.S. alone it accounts for a full 16.5 percent of energy use. All of that adds up to a big problem. At a point when humans need to take a sober look at our energy use ... 

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Helping General Electric Upgrade the US Power Grid

October 29, 2014 10:21 am | Comments

When researchers at General Electric Co. sought help in designing a plasma-based power switch, they turned to the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL). The proposed switch, which GE is developing under contract with the ... 

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Google's Working on a Pill That Can Detect Cancer

October 29, 2014 10:16 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Google's latest "moonshot" project involves detecting cancer by swallowing a pill. The pill is packed with tiny magnetic particles, which can travel through a patient's bloodstream, search for malignant cells and report their findings to a sensor ... 

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Retail Skirmish Blocks Apple Pay at Checkout Line

October 29, 2014 10:02 am | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Plan on paying in stores with your shiny new iPhone 6? Not so fast. Retailer resistance to Apple Pay had been expected because Apple hasn't offered incentives to install pricey point-of-sale terminals and train staff on its new mobile payment system ... 

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Electric-car Drivers Trading Gas for Solar Power

October 29, 2014 9:38 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | Comments

Owners of electric vehicles have already gone gas-free. Now, a growing number are powering their cars with sunlight. Solar panels installed on the roof of a home or garage can easily generate enough electricity to power an electric or plug-in gas-electric hybrid vehicle ... 

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Keysight Sponsors B4G MIMO Lab in Taiwan

October 28, 2014 1:49 pm | by Keysight Technologies | Comments

Keysight Technologies has announced sponsorship of the B4G MIMO Lab, part of National Taiwan University’s (NTU) High-Speed Radio Frequency and mmWave Center. Keysight also announced that is has joined the B4G/5G Technology Forum ...                           

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Photos of the Day: The Royal Navy's New High-Tech Frigate

October 28, 2014 11:54 am | by GE Reports | Comments

The new ships will have hybrid propulsion using gas turbines for sprinting at high speeds and diesel generators powering a pair of powerful electric motors for patrolling and cruising at lower speeds – something that military vessels tend to ...

A Simple Solution for Quantum Technology Challenge

October 28, 2014 11:38 am | by Jacqui Bealing and James Hakner, University of Sussex | Comments

In a paper published today (28 October) in Nature Communications, Professor Barry Garraway and colleagues show how to make a new type of flexibly designed microscopic trap for atoms ...                           

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Beating Battery Drain with Power-Conserving Chip

October 28, 2014 11:31 am | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | Comments

Stream video on your smartphone, or use its GPS for an hour or two, and you’ll probably see the battery drain significantly. As data rates climb and smartphones adopt more power-hungry features, battery life has become a concern. Now a technology developed by MIT spinout Eta Devices ...

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