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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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NASA's RapidScat: Some Assembly Required -- in Space

September 5, 2014 10:52 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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Motorola Emphasizes Design in Circular Smartwatch

September 5, 2014 9:55 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Motorola rolled out a circular smartwatch Friday, counting on a more traditional design to win over consumers who have so far shunned other computerized wrist devices. Smartwatches so far have had rectangular faces, a shape that has ...  

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New York Police Officers to Test Body-Worn Cameras

September 5, 2014 9:46 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The New York Police department announced Thursday it's launching a pilot program to test 60 cameras worn by officers, becoming the latest and largest police department in the country to accept the technology as a tool of modern law enforcement. At a news conference, Police Commissioner William Bratton predicted that the cameras...

Face It, the Selfie Phone Was Bound to Happen: Tech Giants Bank on Snap-Happy Consumers

September 4, 2014 4:28 pm | by Frank Jordans & Anick Jesdanun, The Associated Press | Comments

Visit any tourist destination, and you're bound to see individuals and groups taking photos of themselves for sharing on social media. It's a declaration to the world that they were there. Pop stars such as Rihanna and Justin Bieber have helped popularize the trend, too, by posting stylized selfies...

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