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Amazon Slashes Price of Its Fire Smartphone

September 9, 2014 10:27 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Amazon slashed the price of its Fire smartphone Monday, a day before Apple is expected to unveil its latest version of the iPhone. The online retailer said the Fire with 32 gigabytes of memory will now cost ...     

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Letting Your Car Find a Spot, Park Itself

September 9, 2014 10:20 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | Comments

With a thumb swipe on a smartphone, your car one day will be able to drive into a parking deck, find an open spot and back into a space — all by itself. Technology being honed by French auto parts maker Valeo uses a dozen ultrasonic ... 

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Apple to Reveal Its Next Big Thing

September 9, 2014 10:14 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Apple is poised to reveal its next big thing Tuesday in a crucial attempt to prove its technological tastemakers still have the power to mesmerize the masses. The trend-setting company is expected to rouse the still-slumbering market for ...

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First-Ever Look Inside a Working Lithium-Ion Battery

September 9, 2014 12:10 am | by Ohio State University | Comments

For the first time, researchers have been able to open a kind of window into the inner workings of a lithium-ion battery. Using a neutron beam, chemists and engineers at The Ohio State University were able to track the flow of lithium atoms ...

Averna Acquires Cal-Bay Systems

September 8, 2014 3:50 pm | by Averna | Comments

 Averna announced that it has acquired U.S.-based Cal-Bay Systems, a privately owned provider of test systems, test and measurement solutions, automated testing, and vibration monitoring tools. This move strengthens Averna’s presence in the medical-device, vibration monitoring, and consumer electronics markets, as well as providing the company with strategic positioning on the U.S. West Coast...

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Telit Introduces Cloud-Ready Modules

September 8, 2014 3:41 pm | by Telit Wireless Solutions | Comments

Telit Wireless Solutions debuted its first m2mAIR Cloud-ready wireless modules, designed to simplify the development and deployment of comprehensive M2M and Internet of Things applications using the m2mAIR Cloud service – an important step toward realizing the company’s vision of the Internet of Things made Plug & Play...

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Apple to Tighten Online Security after Recent Hack

September 8, 2014 9:35 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Apple Inc. will use email and push notifications to alert the hundreds of millions of people using its services when there has been an attempt to restore their iCloud data on a new device, change an account password or log on to an account with a new device...

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Microsoft Revamps MSN to Flow Across Devices

September 8, 2014 9:20 am | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Microsoft is giving its MSN news service a crisper look, new lifestyle tools and seamless syncing across devices. The company says the revamped site fits in with Microsoft's overall strategy of making mobile phones and Internet-based services priorities as its traditional businesses...

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Photos of the Day: Mezzanine Gesture-Control

September 7, 2014 11:11 pm | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | Comments

When you imagine the future of gesture-control interfaces, you might think of the popular science-fiction films “Minority Report” or “Iron Man.” In those films, the protagonists use their hands or wireless gloves to seamlessly scroll through ...

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Ultra-Thin Detector Captures Unprecedented Range of Light

September 7, 2014 10:11 pm | by University of Maryland | Comments

New research could lead to a generation of light detectors that can see below the surface of bodies, walls, and other objects. Using the special properties of graphene, a two-dimensional form of carbon that is only one atom thick, a prototype detector is able to see an extraordinarily broad band of wavelengths...

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Secure Computing for the 'Everyman'

September 7, 2014 9:57 pm | by Los Alamos National Laboratory | Comments

The largest information technology agreement ever signed by Los Alamos National Laboratory brings the potential for truly secure data encryption to the marketplace after nearly 20 years of development at the nation's premier national-security ...

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Bringing Gesture-Control Tech from Hollywood to Conference Rooms

September 7, 2014 9:52 pm | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | Comments

When you imagine the future of gesture-control interfaces, you might think of the popular science-fiction films “Minority Report” or “Iron Man.” In those films, the protagonists use their hands or wireless gloves to seamlessly scroll through ...

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Minkoff Moves into 3D Prints, Wearable Technology

September 7, 2014 9:42 pm | by Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press | Comments

How's this for a young fashionista's dream accessory: A studded bracelet that also serves as a phone charger?That was just one of many millennial-friendly concepts introduced Friday at Rebecca Minkoff's Fashion Week show, always an event that draws a posse of young starlets...

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GM to Offer Car That Will Almost Drive Itself

September 7, 2014 9:40 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | Comments

General Motors says that in two years it will offer cars that talk to each other and can almost drive themselves at freeway speeds.The company announced Sunday that the semi-autonomous freeway system called "Super Cruise" will be an option on a new Cadillac that goes on sale in the summer of 2016...

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Photo of the Day: Wind-Watching Scatterometer Self Assembles in Space

September 5, 2014 10:57 am | by NASA | Comments

NASA's ISS-RapidScat wind-watching scatterometer, which is scheduled to launch to the International Space Station no earlier than Sept. 19, will be the first science payload to be robotically assembled in space since the space station itself. Howard Eisen, the ISS-RapidScat project manager at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, said...

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