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Microsoft's Office Apps for iPad Ushers in New Era

March 28, 2014 10:35 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Microsoft has released an iPad version of its popular Office software suite, a breakthrough heralding a new era under a CEO who promises to focus more on the devices that people are using instead of trying to protect the company's lucrative Windows franchise...              

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Facebook Launches Lab to Bring Internet Everywhere

March 28, 2014 10:30 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Facebook is giving more details about its effort to connect remote parts of the world to the Internet — and it involves drones, lasers and satellites...                        

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Technology Hindered, Helped Search for Flight 370

March 28, 2014 10:27 am | by SCOTT MAYEROWITZ, AP Airlines Writer | Comments

The limitations of tracking and communications devices allowed the plane to vanish from sight for nearly three weeks. But satellites' advanced capabilities have provided hope that the mystery won't go unsolved...                   

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New Malaysia Plane Search Area Turns Up Objects

March 28, 2014 9:49 am | by GILLIAN WONG, Associated Press ROB GRIFFITH, Associated Press | Comments

Australian officials moved the search area for the lost Malaysian jetliner 1,100 kilometers (680 miles) to the northeast Friday, following a new analysis of radar data, and a plane quickly found objects that a ship set out to investigate...                             

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Scientists Track 3D Nanoscale Changes in Rechargeable Battery Material

March 27, 2014 5:49 pm | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have made the first 3D observations of how the structure of a lithium-ion battery anode evolves at the nanoscale in a real battery cell as it discharges and recharges....                    

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Democratizing Data Visualization

March 27, 2014 5:18 pm | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | Comments

In 2007, members of the Haystack Group in MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory released a set of Web development tools called “Exhibit.” Exhibit lets novices quickly put together interactive data visualizations, such as maps with sortable data...                           

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NetHero App Enables Remote Management of Home Internet & Connected Devices

March 27, 2014 4:37 pm | Comments

Consumers now have access to a free home network and device management app, NetHero, on iOS and Android devices, and Mac and Windows PCs. Created by the developer of cloud-based software for network and device management, Pie Digital, NetHero is the first free app to let consumers manage and optimize their home network and device...

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IDTechEx Forecasts a Multi-Billion Dollar Future for E-Textiles

March 27, 2014 4:16 pm | by Dr. Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx | Comments

The brand new IDTechEx Research report E-Textiles: Electronic Textiles 2014-2024 has a particular focus on the narrow definition of those entirely reliant on e-fibers for electronic, electro-optic, and electrical functionality. Today, only conductive weavable fibers are widely available commercially. Include in that embroidery and other interleaving technologies using ribbon or fiber...

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Nex-Tech Wireless Selects TrueCall RAN Geoanalytics Platform for New LTE Network

March 27, 2014 3:56 pm | by Newfield Wireless & Nex-Tech Wireless | Comments

Newfield Wireless has announced Nex-Tech Wireless has deployed its TrueCall platform to support the operator’s LTE network. Nex-Tech is the 10th deployment of Newfield Wireless’ TrueCall LTE covering a combined total of more than 100 million subscribers...

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Econais Presents the Ease of Connecting Devices to the Internet of Things

March 27, 2014 3:45 pm | by Brent Ward, Econais | Comments

At the upcoming EELive! Conference, Econais has announced it will be demonstrating how easy it is for device developers to wirelessly connect their Internet of Things (IoT) devices to the internet. Think WiSmart. At EELive! Booth Number 634, Econais will be demonstrating how almost any kind of device, no matter how simple or complex...

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AVX to Deliver a Session at the 2014 CARTS International Conference

March 27, 2014 3:30 pm | by Callie Baldwin, AVX | Comments

AVX has announced that it will deliver eight technical presentations and chair a technical session at the 2014 CARTS International Conference, which will take place March 31–April 3, 2014 at the Biltmore Hotel in Santa Clara, Calif. and will focus on the use of electronic components in embedded systems with an emphasis on automotive, aerospace, and energy exploration...

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Future Electronics & Crocus Technology Sign Global Distribution Agreement

March 27, 2014 3:16 pm | by Martin H. Gordon, Future Electronics | Comments

Future Electronics has announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Crocus Technology. “Considering the ever increasing demand for non-volatile memories and products capable of enhancing the performance and security of chips for smart cards, mobile phones, and data servers...

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PSA Peugeot Citroën and IBM to Launch “Connected Services” for the Car of the Future

March 27, 2014 3:08 pm | by PSA Peugeot Citroën & IBM | Comments

PSA Peugeot Citroën has announced plans to use IBM Big Data and Analytics and IBM MobileFirst solutions to launch a new era of connected vehicles that deliver customized services. The rapid adoption of mobile devices is redefining customer expectations in all areas of life, including transportation. The need to be constantly connected is transforming...

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RFMD Awarded Contract to Produce Millimeter Wave GaN Integrated Circuits

March 27, 2014 2:40 pm | by RFMD | Comments

RFMD has announced it has signed a $9.7 million agreement with the Manufacturing and Industrial Technologies Directorate within the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to transfer and produce a 0.14 micron GaN MMIC technology. The technology will be scaled to 6-inch diameter wafers using RFMD's 6-inch GaN-on-Silicon Carbide (SiC) manufacturing line...

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Sunrise Micro Devices Offering Radio Design in IP Form

March 27, 2014 2:27 pm | by Sunrise Micro Devices | Comments

Sunrise Micro Devices (SMD) has announced that it is now a wireless intellectual property (IP) company delivering complete radio solutions to help accelerate the deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Standards-based wireless technologies offer interoperability and enable low-power wireless sensor nodes to connect to the Internet. Enabling a range of semiconductor companies...

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