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OPX Biotechnologies Appoints New Chief Technology Officer

February 8, 2013 4:45 pm | by OPX Biotechnologies Inc. | Comments

OPX Biotechnologies Inc. (OPXBIO) has appointed David Hogsett as vice president of research and development and chief technology officer. Hogsett, who has extensive early-stage and commercial biotech company experience, will lead OPXBIO’s R&D team in using its proprietary EDGE (Efficiency Directed Genome Engineering) technology.

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Smart Satnav Drives around the Blue Highway Blues

February 8, 2013 8:54 am | by California State University | Comments

Endlessly frustrated by congested roads, computer scientists at California State University, in Fullerton have developed a satellite navigation system, GeoTNavi, which hooks into historical traffic data and current vehicle movements to find the shortest commute and avoid the traffic jams.

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New Classes of Magnetoelectric Materials Promise Advances in Computing Technology

February 8, 2013 8:49 am | by Argonne National Laboratory | Comments

Although scientists have been aware that magnetism and electricity are two sides of the same proverbial coin for almost 150 years, researchers are still trying to find new ways to use a material’s electric behavior to influence its magnetic behavior, or vice versa.

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Using Twitter to Predict the Influence of Lifestyle on Health

February 8, 2013 8:45 am | by University of Rochester | Comments

Researchers at the University of Rochester showed last year how Twitter can be used to predict how likely it is for a Twitter user to become sick. They have now used Twitter to model how other factors – social status, exposure to pollution, interpersonal interaction and others – influence health.

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IEEE WCET Certification Program Examination to be Held 7 April – 4 May 2013

February 8, 2013 8:42 am | by IEEE Communications Society | Comments

The IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc), the leading worldwide professional organization dedicated to the advancement of communications technologies, will hold the next IEEE Wireless Communication Engineering Technologies (IEEE WCET) Certification Exam from 7 April to 4 May 2013 at Prometric testing centers located worldwide.

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Investor Sues Apple, Wants More Cash

February 8, 2013 8:38 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writers PETER SVENSSON AP Technology Writers | Comments

With its annual meeting looming and its stock on the decline, Apple is facing a rebellion from an influential investor who wants the company to stop stockpiling cash and give it to shareholders instead. Greenlight Capital said Thursday that it is suing Apple in a New York federal court over the company's proposal to make it more difficult for it to issue preferred stock.

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Mercury Contamination in Water Detected with Mobile Phone

February 7, 2013 9:45 am | by University of Burgos (Spain) | Comments

Chemists at the University of Burgos (Spain) have manufactured a sheet that changes colour in the presence of water contaminated with mercury. The results can be seen with the naked eye but when photographing the membrane with a mobile phone the concentration of this extremely toxic metal can be quantified.

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Vodafone Revenue Falls amid Tougher Competition

February 7, 2013 9:33 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Telecommunications company Vodafone says its revenue dropped 2 percent in the third quarter due to tougher competition, a weak economy, and regulatory changes at home and abroad. The company said that revenue in the quarter ending on Dec. 31 fell to $17.4 billion.

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EU Pushes Plans for Safer, More Secure Internet

February 7, 2013 9:31 am | by Associated Press | Comments

EU officials are pushing a plan to make the Internet safer — more resistant to cyberattacks, freer from cybercrime and safer for children to use. The proposal unveiled Thursday would require each of the European Union's 27 nations to designate an authority to prevent and respond to Internet risks and incidents.

Alcatel-Lucent Boss Leaving as Losses Mount

February 7, 2013 9:31 am | by GREG KELLER, AP Business Writer | Comments

Verwaayen said in a statement Thursday that it was "clear to me that now is an appropriate moment" for Alcatel-Lucent to seek new leadership. Investors cheered the news, with shares jumping 7.7 percent in early trading to €1.40. The Dutchman's surprise departure comes as Alcatel-Lucent reported losing €1.37 billion.

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Sony Trims Quarterly Loss to $115M

February 7, 2013 9:29 am | by YURI KAGEYAMA, AP Business Writer | Comments

Sony Corp. is still struggling but managed to reduce its red ink for the latest quarter as the Japanese electronics and entertainment company aims for a comeback from record yearly losses. Sony on Thursday reported a $115 million loss for the October-December quarter compared with a 158 billion yen loss a year earlier.

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Telit Machine-to-Machine Modules Certified for Use on the Verizon Wireless Network

February 6, 2013 5:52 pm | by Telit Wireless Solutions | Comments

Telit Wireless Solutions has announced two of its M2M modules have received certification to work with the Verizon Wireless network. Now Telit customers can employ the DE910-DUAL and the CE910-DUAL modules to deploy a wide range of M2M applications such as, mobile computing, metering, vending and point-of-sale and telematics.

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SIMCom Renews Contract with Red Bend

February 6, 2013 5:38 pm | by Red Bend Software; SIMCom Wireless Solutions Co. Ltd. | Comments

Red Bend Software has announced that SIMCom Wireless Solutions Co. Ltd. has renewed its license for Red Bend’s vRapid Mobile to provide firmware over-the-air (FOTA) updating software on its machine-to-machine (M2M) modules.

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New Keyboard BlackBerry in U.S. Could Take Months

February 6, 2013 9:29 am | by ROB GILLIES, Associated Press | Comments

A modern BlackBerry with a physical keyboard might not arrive in the U.S. until May or June, a month or two behind other parts of the world, the chief executive of the smartphone maker suggested in an interview. Although Research in Motion Ltd. CEO Thorsten Heins said the exact release date will depend on each wireless provider.

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Using Single Quantum Dots to Probe Nanowires

February 6, 2013 9:23 am | by Joint Quantum Institute | Comments

Modern telecommunications happens because of fast electrons and fast photons. Can it get better? Can Moore's law-the doubling of computing power ever 18 months or so-be sustained? Can the compactness (nm-scale components) of electronics be combined with the speed of photonics?

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