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Allied Electronics Names Two New Executive Management Team Members

April 22, 2013 5:42 pm | by Allied Electronics | Comments

Allied Electronics has announced on two new vice presidents to its executive management team (EMT) – Vice President of Product Management Frank Cantwell and Vice President of Marketing Dan Stewart. Both Cantwell and Stewart were promoted from within the organization after recent leadership changes.

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Southco Acquires Uniley Industrial Components

April 22, 2013 5:34 pm | by Southco, Inc. | Comments

Southco, Inc. has announced its acquisition of Unikey Industrial Components. With this acquisition, Southco expands its broad range of engineered access hardware solutions and extends the company’s global market presence into South America.

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Revolutionary New Device Joins World of Smart Electronics

April 22, 2013 10:41 am | by University of Exeter | Comments

Smart electronics are taking the world by storm. From techno-textiles to transparent electronic displays, the world of intelligent technology is growing fast and a revolutionary new device has just been added to its ranks. Researchers at the University of Exeter...

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In Boston Manhunt, Online Detectives Flourish

April 22, 2013 10:24 am | by MANUEL VALDES, Associated Press | Comments

Fueled by Twitter, online forums like Reddit and 4Chan, smartphones and relays of police scanners, thousands of people played armchair detective as police searched for men who turned out to be suspects Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, ethnic Chechen brothers who had immigrated from southern Russia years ago.

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Sprint Forms Committee to Evaluate Dish Offer

April 22, 2013 10:08 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Dish Network Corp., the third-largest U.S. pay-TV provider, made an unsolicited offer for Sprint earlier this month. It's attempting to block the sale of 70 percent of Sprint to Softbank Corp. of Japan, a deal which Sprint agreed to in October.

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Beleaguered Caregivers Getting Help from Apps

April 22, 2013 10:06 am | by JIM FITZGERALD, Associated Press | Comments

Now she has an app for that. With a tap or two on her iPhone, D'Auria can access a "pillbox" program that keeps it all organized for her and other relatives who share in the caregiving and subscribe to the app. From GPS devices and computer programs that help relatives track a wandering Alzheimer's patient to iPad apps...

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Google Fined by German Data Protection Agency

April 22, 2013 10:01 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A German data protection agency fined Google Inc. 145,000 euros ($189,000) for illegally recording information from unsecured wireless networks — an amount it acknowledged is "totally inadequate" as a deterrent to the multinational giant.

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New App Helps Icelanders Avoid Accidental Incest

April 19, 2013 9:50 am | by JENNA GOTTLIEB,Associated Press JILL LAWLESS,Associated Press | Comments

A new smartphone app is on hand to help Icelanders avoid accidental incest. The app lets users "bump" phones, and emits a warning alarm if they are closely related. "Bump the app before you bump in bed," says the catchy slogan. Some are hailing it as a welcome solution to a very Icelandic form of social embarrassment.

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Discovery Paves the Way for Ultra-Fast, High Resolution Imaging in Real Time

April 19, 2013 9:44 am | by University of Melbourne | Comments

In work published in Nature Communications, researchers from the University of Melbourne and the ARC Centre for Excellence in Coherent Xray Science have demonstrated that ultra short durations of electron bunches generated from laser-cooled atoms can be both very cold and ultra-fast.

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Big Questions for Big Data

April 19, 2013 9:39 am | by Kelly Servick | Stanford Engineering | Comments

But for Stanford Computer Science Professor Jure Leskovec, the most interesting answers are under the hood, in the data of our online habits. His research uses information collected from sites like Twitter, Wikipedia and Facebook to tackle big questions about how society works.

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Pong Game Will Be Writ Large on Philly Skyscraper

April 19, 2013 9:23 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Hundreds of built-in LED lights embedded in the north face of the Cira Centre will replicate the familiar paddles and ball with gamers controlling giant, table-mounted joysticks across the Schuylkill River from the building. The event starts at 8 p.m. It just might be the world's largest "Pong" game...

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Blackstone Drops Out of Race to Buy Dell

April 19, 2013 9:16 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Dell says buyout specialist Blackstone Group is ending a bid to buy the slumping computer maker, less than a month after pitching a plan to trump an offer from the company's CEO and founder. A letter to Dell Inc. from Blackstone and others involved in the bid says a steep...

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New Keyboard for Touchscreens

April 18, 2013 10:18 am | by Max Planck Institute for Informatics | Comments

The research team of Antti Oulasvirta at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics has created a new keyboard called KALQ that enables faster thumb-typing on touchscreen devices. They used computational optimization techniques in conjunction with a model of thumb movement...

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NIST Tests in New York City Suggest How to Improve Emergency Radio Communications

April 18, 2013 9:56 am | by National Institute of Standards and Technology | Comments

Radio communications can be unreliable in underground tunnels and other large, complicated structures, posing a safety hazard for emergency responders. New tests of wireless emergency safety equipment by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have...

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Provo, Utah, Next City for Ultra-Fast Google Fiber

April 18, 2013 9:31 am | by PAUL FOY, Associated Press | Comments

The Provo deal is the first time Google plans to acquire an existing fiber-optic system. The city of 115,000 created the fiber-optic network, iProvo, in 2004. It planned to operate the system itself for Internet, television and phone service but found the operation too daunting...

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