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Advancing Secure Communications

April 10, 2013 9:17 am | by University of Michigan | Comments

In a development that could make the advanced form of secure communications known as quantum cryptography more practical, University of Michigan researchers have demonstrated a simpler, more efficient single-photon emitter that can be made using traditional semiconductor processing techniques.

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A Step Toward Optical Transistors?

April 10, 2013 9:17 am | by McGill University | Comments

As demand for computing and communication capacity surges, the global communication infrastructure struggles to keep pace, since the light signals transmitted through fiber-optic lines must still be processed electronically, creating a bottleneck in telecommunications networks.

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Ericsson to Buy Microsoft's TV Software Unit

April 9, 2013 9:35 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Ericsson, the Swedish maker of telecommunications equipment, has agreed to buy Microsoft's Mediaroom business, which makes the software that powers AT&T's U-Verse TV service, the companies said Monday. Neither company said how much Ericsson is paying.

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U.S. Says Hacking Undermines China's Interests

April 9, 2013 9:30 am | by CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, Associated Press | Comments

Hacking that originates inside China is undermining its relationship with the United States and harms Beijing's long-term interests, a top U.S. diplomat said Tuesday, in the latest high-level public expression of concern over a problem that has prompted threats of commercial retaliation from Washington.

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Review: HTC One Impresses but Software Disappoints

April 9, 2013 9:29 am | by PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Ready for the battle of the phones? This year's crop of high-end smartphones is starting to emerge, like bear cubs crawling out of their burrows, sniffing the spring air. First out is the HTC One, a handsome, powerful animal that should do well this year.

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Google's Android Target of New Antitrust Complaint

April 9, 2013 9:22 am | by JUERGEN BAETZ, Associated Press | Comments

The "FairSearch" initiative of 17 companies — which includes Microsoft, Nokia, and Oracle — claims Google is acting unfairly by giving away its Android operating system to mobile device companies on the condition that the U.S. online giant's own software applications like YouTube and Google Maps are installed and prominently displayed.

Robot Hot Among Surgeons but FDA Taking a New Look

April 9, 2013 9:16 am | by LINDSEY TANNER, AP Medical Writer | Comments

The biggest thing in operating rooms these days is a million-dollar, multi-armed robot named da Vinci, used in nearly 400,000 surgeries nationwide last year — triple the number just four years earlier. ut now the high-tech helper is under scrutiny over reports of problems...

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NASA Selects MIT-led TESS Project for 2017 Mission

April 8, 2013 10:09 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

Following a three-year competition, NASA has selected the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) project at MIT for a planned launch in 2017. The space agency announced the mission — to be funded by a $200 million grant to the MIT-led team — this afternoon.

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Online Translation on the Rise, Changing Lives

April 8, 2013 9:49 am | by MARTHA MENDOZA, AP National Writer | Comments

You might use Google Translate to read a hard-to-find Manga comic book or to decipher an obscure recipe for authentic Polish blintzes. Or, like Phillip and Niki Smith in rural Mississippi, you could use it to rescue a Chinese orphan and fall in love at the same time.

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Judge Deals Blow to High-Tech Workers' Lawsuit

April 8, 2013 9:38 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | Comments

A federal judge on Friday struck down an effort to form a class action lawsuit to go after Apple, Google and five other technology companies for allegedly forming an illegal cartel to tamp down workers' wages and prevent the loss of their best engineers during a multi-year conspiracy broken up by government regulators.

Broadcasters Worry about 'Zero TV' Homes

April 8, 2013 9:35 am | by RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writer | Comments

Some people have had it with TV. They've had enough of the 100-plus channel universe. They don't like timing their lives around network show schedules. They're tired of $100-plus monthly bills. A growing number of them have stopped paying for cable and satellite TV service...

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Senator: NASA to Lasso Asteroid, Bring it Closer

April 8, 2013 9:16 am | by SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer | Comments

The ship would capture the 500-ton, 25-foot asteroid in 2019. Then using an Orion space capsule, a crew of about four astronauts would nuzzle up next to the rock in 2021 for spacewalking exploration, according to a government document obtained by The Associated Press.

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Sierra Wireless Introduces a Compact 3G Wireless Gateway

April 7, 2013 8:26 pm | by Sierra Wireless | Comments

AirLink Raven, Raven X, and Raven XE gateways have been successfully integrated into a wide variety of M2M deployments, enabling customers to do everything from monitoring soil conditions in vineyards or vibrations in historic buildings, to managing SCADA equipment remotely...

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Zfone Communications is Now Element Telecom

April 7, 2013 7:15 pm | by Element Telecom | Comments

Element Telecom, a leading provider of scalable and affordable VoIP solutions to residential and business customers, announces today the formal rebranding of Zfone Communications as Element Telecom. The announcement reflects the evolution of Element Telecom into a multi-national provider...

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RACO Now Included in Rockwell Automation Support Center

April 7, 2013 7:08 pm | by RACO Manufacturing and Engineering Co. Inc. | Comments

Customers can resolve their technical issues easily and efficiently with 24/7 support from the Rockwell Automation Support Center. Customers can search for public answers, request notification updates, read forums, submit questions and chat live as part of this full-service support center.

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