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Meggitt Sensing Systems Announces Discounted Endevco® Product Availability

November 4, 2010 8:14 am | Comments

Meggitt Sensing Systems, a Meggitt group division, announces the availability of more than 230 Endevco® product models and services at specially discounted rates to U.S. government customers, as part of the company’s U.S. General Services Administration Schedule Program, or GSA Advantage. The GSA Advantage, also referred to as Multiple Award Schedules and Federal Supply Schedules, establishes long-term U.

U.S. Sales of Xbox 360 Kinect Sensors and PlayStation 3 Move Motion Controllers to Surpass 4.5 million this Holiday Season

November 4, 2010 8:14 am | Comments

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- International Data Corporation (IDC) recently released results from a prediction market survey that found Americans will buy 2.5 million to 3 million Kinect sensors for their Microsoft Xbox 360 video game consoles in the fourth calendar quarter of 2010. The number of Sony PlayStation 3 (PS3) Move motion controllers sold should range between 2 million and 2.

CEVA Partners with eyeSight to Offer Hand Gesture Recognition Solution for Portable Devices

November 4, 2010 8:14 am | Comments

CEVA, Inc. and eyesight announced a partnership to offer eyeSight’s Hand Gesture Recognition Technology on CEVA’s portable multimedia platforms. The partnership enables Touch Free user interface solutions for a range of portable multimedia devices, including smartphones, feature phones, tablets, eReaders, portable game consoles, digital picture frames, pico projectors, and more.

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Verizon Requests to Stop Automatic Delivery of Printed Residential White Pages for Two Years in Florida

November 2, 2010 12:27 pm | Comments

TAMPA, Fla., /PRNewswire/ -- The Florida Public Service Commission has issued its final order granting Verizon's request to provide customers with an online, electronic version of the Verizon White Pages directory as the primary means to access residential telephone directory information.   In September, the commission passed a temporary order granting a two-year waiver period.

Corporations Going Totally Wireless

November 2, 2010 12:23 pm | Comments

Source: Technology Review, Published by MIT By Tom Simonite During the first wave of the wireless revolution, businesses realized that being out of the office didn't mean being out of action. BlackBerrys, iPhones, and 3G dongles for laptops let businesspeople stay connected on the move. But the second wave, ushered in by the development of 4G mobile broadband, will take the mobile revolution indoors.

Get More Out of Your Smartphone!

November 2, 2010 12:23 pm | Comments

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., /PRNewswire/ -- In order to fully benefit from telephone and navigation capabilities of Smartphones, Parrot created the first Bluetooth hands-free and multifunction kit adapted to all models and compatible with all operating systems: Parrot MINIKIT Smart. The Parrot MINIKIT Smart is a Bluetooth® hands-free kit for the vehicle with a docking bay designed for all Smartphones, whatever their size (from 56mm to 70mm width).

OASIS Demonstrates Interoperability of Standards Using EDXL Suite of Standards

November 2, 2010 12:23 pm | Comments

SAN ANTONIO -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- This week, members of the OASIS open standards consortium demonstrated their ability to transmit information using the Emergency Data Exchange Language (EDXL) suite of standards including the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP). CAP was recently adopted by the DHS Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as the new digital message format for the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS).

Contraband Cell Phone Detectors Continue to Win Industry Awards

November 2, 2010 12:23 pm | Comments

METUCHEN, N.J., /PRNewswire/ -- Berkeley Varitronics Systems, Inc. (BVS), has won additional awards for the Wolfhound family of security products.  On October 24th, in Orlando, Florida the International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference had their annual ceremony that included the 2010 Innovation Awards.

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Four Keys to Unlock and Access the Benefits that M2M Can Deliver

November 2, 2010 12:23 pm | Comments

CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Speaking at IPEXPO (Earls Court October 20-21) Paul Green, Director of Technology and Marketing at remote internet firm, Arkessa has said that there are four keys that firms need to hold if they’re to unlock success when implementing M2M networks. In a presentation, Paul described the keys critical to success in reaping the commercial benefits offered by wireless connectivity and remote Internet services, such as M2M.

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European Specialists Team Up to Define Security Standards for Next-Generation Mobile Devices

November 2, 2010 6:46 am | Comments

Five partners from industry and academia have joined forces in a European research project, SEPIA (Secure Embedded Platform with advanced Process Isolation and Anonymity capabilities), to define security standards for next-generation mobile devices including high-end cell phones and tablet devices. As financial services, such as banking and payment, become increasingly accessed from mobile devices, it becomes increasingly critical to provide secure, certified cell-phone platforms to ensure such sensitive applications are efficiently protected from security threats.

Microsoft to Acquire 3-D Chipmaker, Price Unknown

November 2, 2010 6:46 am | Comments

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) -- Canesta Inc., which makes 3-D imaging chips, has agreed to be bought by Microsoft Corporation for an undisclosed amount. The deal announced Friday comes less than a week before Microsoft is set to start selling Kinect, an add-on for Xbox 360 that can interpret players' body movements, using them to control what happens in the game.

Tools for Model-Based Design Reduce Project Development Time by 50 Percent

November 2, 2010 6:46 am | Comments

MathWorks announced that Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) reduced by 50 percent the development time of its Prisma project, which tests and validates guidance, navigation, and control (GNC) strategies for advanced autonomous formation flying. SSC adopted Model-Based Design with MATLAB and Simulink to help model and simulate the GNC system, perform real-time closed-loop simulations, and generate production flight code.

New National Study Measures American Perceptions of Internet Safety Versus Actual Behaviors

November 2, 2010 6:46 am | Comments

NEW YORK, /PRNewswire/ -- The National Cyber Security Alliance and Symantec released this week a major study examining the online safety perceptions and behaviors of U.S. adults. The study, released as part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, reveals that most Americans feel safe when going online from their personal computers, but that confidence does not translate to mobile devices.

CTIA November Webcast and Blog to Focus on mHealth

November 2, 2010 6:46 am | Comments

Innovative wireless technology is reshaping the healthcare landscape in America and around the world, and the November “Wonder of Wireless” (WOW) webcast (http://www.ctia.org/) focuses on new applications, developments, and policies which can provide consumers even more value and better health. This is particularly true in chronic disease treatment, since more than 45 percent of the U.

Tweet it from Everest: "OMG! We're Halfway Up!"

November 2, 2010 6:46 am | Comments

By Binaj Gurubacharya and George Tibbits, Associated Press KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- You can't get away from a cell phone call, even at the top of the world. Thanks to 3G towers newly installed near Mount Everest's base camp, explorers can surf the Web, tweet and post Facebook updates without worrying that their signals will disappear into thin air.

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