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Obama Govt Defends Collecting Phone Records

June 6, 2013 12:40 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The U.S. government has been secretly collecting the telephone records of millions of Americans under a top secret court order, according to a document disclosed by a British newspaper. The Obama administration defended the government's need to collect telephone records of U.S. citizens, but critics said it was a huge over-reach.

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Automotive-Grade LTE Embedded Module for Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Network

June 6, 2013 12:33 pm | by Business Wire | Comments

Sierra Wireless has introduced the Sierra Wireless AirPrime AR7550 embedded wireless module, the first in the AirPrime AR7 series of automotive-grade modules for LTE networks. The AirPrime AR7550 features the next generation multicore architecture Sierra Wireless introduced earlier this year.

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'Temporal Cloaking' Could Bring More Secure Optical Communications

June 6, 2013 11:59 am | by Purdue University | Comments

Researchers have demonstrated a method for "temporal cloaking" of optical communications, representing a potential tool to thwart would-be eavesdroppers and improve security for telecommunications.            

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Long-Awaited Keyboard BlackBerrys Hit US Stores

June 6, 2013 10:25 am | by Rob Gillies, Associated Press | Comments

Modern BlackBerrys with physical keyboards are now available in the U.S., months after the touch-screen versions went on sale. T-Mobile USA began selling the BlackBerry Q10 on Wednesday. It has Research In Motion Ltd.'s new BlackBerry 10 operating system, which addresses shortcomings that allowed the iPhone and Android devices to surpass the once-pioneering BlackBerry in sales and prestige.

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Wi-Fi Signals Enable Gesture Recognition Throughout Entire Home

June 6, 2013 10:14 am | by Michelle Ma | Comments

Forget to turn off the lights before leaving the apartment? No problem. Just raise your hand, finger-swipe the air, and your lights will power down. Want to change the song playing on your music system in the other room? Move your hand to the right and flip through the songs.

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Cloud Computing Rains Billion-Dollar Deals

June 5, 2013 10:16 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | Comments

A decade ago, the mere idea of cloud computing was a difficult concept to explain, let alone sell. Today, the technology is spurring a high-stakes scramble to buy some of the early leaders in the cloud-computing movement.        

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Cyber Experts Say Calling out China May be Working

June 5, 2013 10:14 am | by Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press | Comments

After years of quiet and largely unsuccessful diplomacy, the U.S. has brought its persistent computer-hacking problems with China into the open, delivering a steady drumbeat of reports accusing Beijing's government and military of computer-based attacks against America.

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ITC Rules for Samsung, Bans iPhone 4 Imports

June 5, 2013 9:53 am | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | Comments

A U.S. trade agency on Tuesday issued a ban on imports of Apple's iPhone 4 and a variant of the iPad 2 after finding the devices violate a patent held by South Korean rival Samsung Electronics. Because the devices are assembled in China, the import ban would end Apple's ability to sell them in the U.S.

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White House Tries to Encourage High Tech Patents

June 5, 2013 9:51 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The White House is taking steps to encourage innovation in high tech patents that it calls "a key driver of economic growth." The White House on Tuesday announced five executive actions and seven recommendations for Congress to protect innovators from lawsuits.

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Analog Devices Unveils RF and Microwave Innovations at IMS2013

June 5, 2013 9:38 am | by Analog Devices | Comments

Analog Devices (ADI) has introduced three RF and microwave ICs designed for high-performance transmitters and receivers used in high-dynamic-range applications, such as wireless infrastructure, defense systems, industrial, and microwave point-to-point radios.

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Unicoi Video Engine Selected by Ericsson-LG

June 5, 2013 9:34 am | by Unicoi Systems | Comments

Unicoi Systems (Unicoi) has announced that their Fusion Video Engine is being used by Ericsson-LG in their next generation IPECS videophones. The Fusion Video Engine is designed to be the highest quality low-latency video solution on the market, enabling business class low latencies on Android based products.

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Freescale Delivers Six New Airfast RF Power Solutions

June 5, 2013 9:31 am | by Freescale | Comments

Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL) has introduced six new Airfast RF power solutions designed specifically for TD-LTE base stations at the 2.3/2.6 GHz frequency bands. High throughput capacity and the ability to support a large number of simultaneous users makes the 2.3/2.6 GHz frequency bands preferred for LTE deployments worldwide.

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Freescale’s RF Business Makes Long-Term Commitment to Aerospace and Defense Market

June 4, 2013 10:12 am | by Freescale | Comments

Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL) has announced a major initiative focused on demonstrating how its new and existing commercial RF power and microwave RF devices can meet the requirements of the U.S. aerospace and defense (A&D) market.

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Electric Wheelchairs Become Communication Hubs

June 4, 2013 10:05 am | by Fraunhofer | Comments

With modern communication aids, users of electric powered wheelchairs can operate a PC and cellphone without human assistance. A new module is set to transform electric powered wheelchairs into communication hubs.      

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NXP Achieves Breakthrough Noise Figure Performance

June 4, 2013 9:48 am | by NXP Semiconductors | Comments

NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) hasannounced the availability of a new family of extreme-broadband amplifiers, applicable for CATV, broadcast TV, satellite systems, and general ISM applications – the BGA3012, BGA3015, and BGA3018.

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