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Apple Ordered to Pay $532.9M in Patent Dispute

February 26, 2015 10:19 am | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Apple has been ordered to pay nearly $533 million by a federal jury that found Apple's iTunes music store uses software that infringes on patents held by a Texas company. An attorney for plaintiff Smartflash LLC praised the verdict. Apple immediately announced ... 

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Computer Program Beats Humans at Space Invaders

February 26, 2015 10:18 am | by SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer | Comments

Computers already have bested human champions in "Jeopardy!" and chess, but artificial intelligence now has gone to master an entirely new level: "Space Invaders ..."                      

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FCC Votes for Tougher Rules for Internet Providers

February 26, 2015 10:18 am | by ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press | Comments

Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile would have to act in the "public interest" when providing a mobile connection to your home or phone, under new rules being considered by the Federal Communications Commission ...            

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HPHP Internet of Things Platform Drive New Revenue Opportunities

February 25, 2015 4:50 pm | Comments

HP has announced the HP Internet of Things (IoT) Platform, a new service that allows CSPs to simultaneously manage heterogeneous sets of IoT sensors, operate vertical applications on Machine-to-Machine (M2M) devices, as well as process, analyze and monetize collected data in a single secure cloud platform. HP also announced the new HP Energy Management Pack, the first vertical application developed for the HP IoT Platform ...

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Blu Wireless Technology to Demonstrate HYDRA Modem IP at Mobile World Congress

February 25, 2015 4:47 pm | Comments

Blu Wireless Technology announces the successful validation of the lead implementation in 40 nm CMOS of its HYDRA IP. Blu Wireless’s HYDRA gigabit modem is aimed at millimeter wave communication applications ...   

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CSR Expands Dual-Mode BlueCore Platform with Turnkey SoC for Bluetooth Modules and Embedded IoT Systems

February 25, 2015 4:45 pm | Comments

CSR plc has announced the launch of the BlueCore CSRB5348 dual-mode system on chip (SoC). The new feature rich Bluetooth Smart compliant platform offers a powerful, versatile and cost-effective solution, making it ideal for a variety of next generation embedded systems and modules. This configurable SoC is ideal for a number of emerging applications in the Internet of Things (IoT) space which require ...

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Tagging Drugs to Fight Counterfeit Medicines

February 25, 2015 10:59 am | by Michael Bernstein, American Chemical Society | Comments

The U.S. and other countries are enacting rules to clamp down on the sales of fake pharmaceuticals, which pose a public health threat. But figuring out a system to track and authenticate legitimate drugs still faces significant obstacles, according to an article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society ...

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Photo of the Day: X-Ray Study Points to Higher Energy Yields

February 25, 2015 10:55 am | by Thomas Zoufal, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY | Comments

Magnetic nanoparticles can increase the performance of solar cells made from polymers - provided the mix is right. This is the result of an X-ray study at DESY's synchrotron radiation source PETRA III. Adding about one per cent of such nanoparticles by weight makes the solar cells more efficient, according to the findings of a team of scientists ...    

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Inventing Civilization 2.0 through Wearable Devices

February 25, 2015 9:59 am | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | Comments

Today’s most innovative technologies and tech-driven ideas — such as wearable electronics, the “Internet of things,” big data, and crowdsourcing — are forever changing the way we connect to one another and conduct business ...                 

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Ultra-Thin Nanowires Trap Electron 'Twisters' that Disrupt Superconductors

February 25, 2015 9:42 am | by Phil Sneiderman, Johns Hopkins University | Comments

Superconductor materials are prized for their ability to carry an electric current without resistance, but this valuable trait can be crippled or lost when electrons swirl into tiny tornado-like formations called vortices. These disruptive mini-twisters often form in the presence of magnetic fields, such as those produced by electric motors ...

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New Electrolyte Solution Rids Batteries of Short-Circuiting Fibers

February 25, 2015 9:35 am | by Franny White, DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | Comments

A new electrolyte for lithium batteries that's described in Nature Communications eliminates dendrites while also enabling batteries to be highly efficient and carry a large amount of electric current ...             

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Electrical-Balance Duplexers Pave the Way to Integrated Solution for TX-to-RX Isolation

February 24, 2015 11:05 am | by Imec, Murata, Huawei | Comments

At next week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain (MWC2015), imec, Murata and Huawei will present a stand-alone multiband electrical-balance duplexer in 0.18µm SOI CMOS. This type of duplexer is a promising alternative to the fixed frequency surface-acoustic wave (SAW) filters implemented in mobile phones providing transmit-to-receive (TX-to-RX) isolation ...

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CommScope Revolutionizes Wireless Network Testing with Groundbreaking PIM Solution

February 24, 2015 10:53 am | by CommScope | Comments

CommScope is changing the way operators test for a costly source of interference in advanced wireless networks called passive intermodulation (PIM), turning what is a reactionary procedure into a proactive process with its innovative Optical PIM Tester ...    

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ARQ Names Experienced Telecommunications Executive as Director of Business Development

February 24, 2015 10:47 am | by ARQ | Comments

Phillip Ohler, an experienced telecommunications executive based in Las Vegas, has assumed the role of director of business development for ARQ, an award-winning company that designs, installs and maintains indoor and outdoor wireless solutions ...

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IAR Embedded Workbench used by adidas for MiCoach Elite Team System

February 24, 2015 10:39 am | by IAR Systems | Comments

IAR Systems has announced that adidas AG Germany has selected IAR Systems’ tools for development of their product adidas miCoach Elite Team System: an advanced system for monitoring personal physiological data in real time. For several years, adidas has been using the development toolchain ...

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