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TagWell - Cloud-Based Remote Asset Management

March 26, 2013 12:55 pm | by SoftPLC Corporation | Comments

Combined with SoftPLC's industrial controller and communication gateway products, the TagWell solution provides a secure, simple and low-cost way to remotely monitor, control, acquire data, and troubleshoot remote systems, machines, and other devices via a combination of the Internet and a cellular network.

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Hybrid Ribbons a Gift for Powerful Batteries

March 26, 2013 9:44 am | by Rice University | Comments

The Rice University lab of materials scientist Pulickel Ajayan determined that the well-studied material is a superior cathode for batteries that could supply both high energy density and significant power density. The research appears online this month in the American Chemical Society journal Nano Letters.

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Dell Drama Takes New Twist with 2 New Buyout Bids

March 26, 2013 9:29 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | Comments

The two new suitors pursuing Dell have a message for Wall Street: Don't allow Michael Dell to hoard potential gains from the PC maker's expansion into more profitable technology products and services. Competing bidders Carl Icahn and the Blackstone Group LP are wooing Dell shareholder...

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Apple Buys WiFi-Location Startup

March 26, 2013 9:22 am | by PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Apple has bought WiFiSLAM, a startup that has been developing a way to use WiFi hotspots to help smartphones navigate large indoor spaces, like stores, airports and conference centers. The purchase is part of Apple's efforts to bolster its own mapping and location capabilities, after breaking up with Google Inc. last year.

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British Teenage Whiz Strikes Deal with Yahoo

March 26, 2013 9:13 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Seventeen-year-old Nick d'Aloisio, who dreamed up the idea for the content-shortening program when he was studying for his exams, said he was surprised by the deal. As with its other recent acquisitions, Yahoo didn't disclose how much it is paying for Summly, although British newspapers suggested the deal's value at several million dollars.

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Techie Fired After Tweeting About Men's Comments

March 25, 2013 11:30 am | by Martha Mendoza and Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press | Comments

A female developer was fired after tweeting about a group of men she said were making sexual comments at a computer programming conference, fueling an already vigorous debate about gender equality and culture in Silicon Valley. Adria Richards wrote on her blog at http://butyoureagirl.com that she was seated...

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Experts: NKorea Training Teams of 'Cyber Warriors'

March 25, 2013 11:24 am | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Investigators have yet to pinpoint the culprit behind a synchronized cyberattack in South Korea last week. But in Seoul, the focus is fixed on North Korea, which South Korean security experts say has been training a team of computer-savvy "cyber warriors" as cyberspace becomes a fertile battleground in the nations' rivalry.

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Dell Board Will Deal with Icahn, Blackstone

March 25, 2013 11:15 am | by TOM MURPHY, AP Business Writer | Comments

A special committee of independent Dell Inc. directors said Monday that it will negotiate with buyout specialist Blackstone Group and activist investor Carl Icahn over bids that rival an offer of more than $24 billion from CEO and Chairman Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners.

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Compact Radar Takes an Inside View

March 25, 2013 11:06 am | by German Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP | Comments

The W-band radar is equipped with a 3-channel antenna with dielectric lenses. © Fraunhofer IAFThe human eye cannot see through wood, paper, or plastic. But a compact radar with a modular design now makes it possible to see the invisible:The millimeter wave sensor penetrates non-transparent material.

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Google Exec Urges Myanmar to Embrace Free Speech

March 22, 2013 9:40 am | by ERIKA KINETZ, Associated Press | Comments

Google on Thursday launched a local homepage, www.google.com.mm, which will allow the tailoring of Myanmar content. On Wednesday it unblocked the Google Apps store to allow access from within Myanmar. The U.S. lifted most sanctions on doing...

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BlackBerry CEO Says iPhone is Outdated

March 22, 2013 9:35 am | by ROB GILLIES, Associated Press | Comments

Thorsten Heins made the comment Thursday on the eve of the much-delayed launch of the new touchscreen BlackBerry in the United States. AT&T begins selling the Z10 touchscreen BlackBerry on Friday, more than six weeks after RIM launched the devices elsewhere.

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SKorea Misidentifies China as Cyberattack Origin

March 22, 2013 9:33 am | by SAM KIM, Associated Press | Comments

In an embarrassing twist to a coordinated cyberattack on six major South Korean companies this week, investigators said Friday they wrongly identified a Chinese Internet Protocol address as the source. A joint team of government and private experts still...

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Deal to Sell Dell May Be About to Face Competition

March 22, 2013 9:32 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | Comments

The answer could come Friday. That's the end of a 45-day period that Dell Inc.'s board of directors set to allow for offers that might top a Feb. 5 deal to sell the personal computer maker to CEO Michael Dell and a group of investors for $24.4 billion.

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IEEE ICC 2013 to Explore Latest Advances for “Bridging the Broadband Divide” in Budapest, Hungary from June 9 – 13

March 21, 2013 1:19 pm | by IEEE International Conference on Communications | Comments

The IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2013), the leading international venue dedicated to the advancement of wireless and wireline communications worldwide, will hold its next annual event in the Central European cultural and industrial center of Budapest Hungary...

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Dartmouth Researchers Invent Real Time Secondhand Smoke Sensor

March 21, 2013 9:59 am | by Dartmouth College | Comments

Making headway against a major public health threat, Dartmouth College researchers have invented the first ever secondhand tobacco smoke sensor that records data in real time, a new study in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research shows.

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