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HTC Shows off New Phone for 'One' Line

February 20, 2013 8:31 am | by PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Writer | Comments

HTC Corp., the struggling Taiwanese maker of smartphones, is taking a page from longtime partner Microsoft Corp. as it launches a new phone under the One brand. The phone runs Google Inc.'s Android software, but HTC is grafting its own home screen on the phone, one that's similar to that of Microsoft's Windows Phone software.

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Future Science: Using 3D Worlds to Visualize Data

February 20, 2013 8:28 am | by CARLA K. JOHNSON, AP Medical Writer | Comments

Take a walk through a human brain? Fly over the surface of Mars? Computer scientists at the University of Illinois at Chicago are pushing science fiction closer to reality with a wraparound virtual world where a researcher wearing 3D glasses can do all that and more.

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Administration Developing Penalties for Cybertheft

February 20, 2013 8:26 am | by LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press | Comments

Evidence of an unrelenting campaign of cyberstealing linked to the Chinese government is prompting the Obama administration to develop more aggressive responses to the theft of U.S. government data and corporate trade secrets. A report being released Wednesday considers fines and other trade actions against China.

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Commercial Cyber Spying Offers Rich Payoff

February 20, 2013 8:25 am | by JOE McDONALD, AP Business Writer | Comments

For state-backed cyber spies such as a Chinese military unit implicated by a U.S. security firm in a computer crime wave, hacking foreign companies can produce high-value secrets ranging from details on oil fields to advanced manufacturing technology.

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Teseq’s New Jersey Calibration Laboratory Renews A2LA Accreditation

February 19, 2013 5:51 pm | by Teseq Inc. | Comments

Teseq Inc. (Edison, NJ), a leading developer and provider of instrumentation and systems for EMC emission and immunity testing, has announced its calibration laboratory in Edison, NJ has gained renewed accreditation to the international standard ISO/IEC 17025 in an assessment by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA). 

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Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

February 19, 2013 1:07 pm | by Polygon Solutions Inc. | Comments

On February 21, 2013, women engineers, along with their male counterparts, will engage and mentor as many as one million girls around the country during National Engineers Week Foundation’s 12th Annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day.

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EnergyUnited Electric Membership Corporation chooses MeterSense

February 19, 2013 9:33 am | by EnergyUnited Electric Membership Corporation; Harris Utilities | Comments

EnergyUnited Electric Membership Corporation has chosen MeterSense, the meter data management (MDM) solution from Harris Utilities, to enhance operational efficiencies, analyze smart grid data and improve customer service.

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Facebook Gets Unwelcome Look at Hackers' Dark Side

February 19, 2013 8:58 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Facebook is getting an unwelcome look at the shady side of the hacking culture that CEO Mark Zuckerberg celebrates. Intruders recently infiltrated the systems running the world's largest online social network but did not steal any sensitive information about Facebook's more than 1 billion users, according to a blog posting Friday by the company's security team.

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LG to Release Full HD Smartphone in SKorea

February 19, 2013 8:57 am | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer | Comments

LG Electronics Inc. said Monday its new smartphone with a full high-definition screen will go on sale in South Korea this week before hitting shelves in Japan in April.  The Optimus G Pro smartphone features a 5.5-inch screen that packs over 2 million pixels, or twice as many as smartphones with HD screens.

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Microsoft's Outlook Takes Aim at Google's Gmail

February 19, 2013 8:56 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Microsoft is so confident it has the Internet's best email service that it is about to spend at least $30 million to send its message across the U.S. The barrage begins Tuesday when Microsoft's twist on email, Outlook.com, escalates an assault on rival services from Google Inc., Yahoo Inc., AOL Inc. and a long list of Internet service providers.

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U.S. Security Firm Alleges Massive Chinese Hacking

February 19, 2013 8:54 am | by CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, Associated Press | Comments

Cyberattacks that stole massive amounts of information from military contractors, energy companies and other key industries in the U.S. and elsewhere have been traced to the doorstep of a Chinese military unit, a U.S. security firm alleged Tuesday.

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A Cooler Way to Protect Silicon Surfaces

February 15, 2013 9:23 am | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | Comments

Silicon, the material of high-tech devices from computer chips to solar cells, requires a surface coating before use in these applications. The coating “passivates” the material, tying up loose atomic bonds to prevent oxidation that would ruin its electrical properties.

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Quantum Cryptography put to Work for Electric Grid Security

February 15, 2013 9:07 am | by Los Alamos National Laboratory | Comments

Recently a Los Alamos National Laboratory quantum cryptography (QC) team successfully completed the first-ever demonstration of securing control data for electric grids using quantum cryptography. The demonstration was performed in the electric grid test bed that is part of the Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid (TCIPG) project.

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My Classmate, the Robot: NY Pupil Attends Remotely

February 15, 2013 8:52 am | by CAROLYN THOMPSON, Associated Press | Comments

In an elementary school hallway, a teacher takes her second-graders to the library, leading a single-file line of giggling boys and girls that's perfectly ordinary until you get to a sleek white robot with a video screen showing the face of a smiling, chubby-cheeked boy.

Researchers Invent “Acoustic-Assisted” Magnetic Information Storage

February 15, 2013 8:47 am | by Oregon State University | Comments

Electrical engineers at Oregon State University have discovered a way to use high- frequency sound waves to enhance the magnetic storage of data, offering a new approach to improve the data storage capabilities of a multitude of electronic devices around the world.

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