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The World Braces For Impending Retirement Crisis

December 31, 2013 9:20 am | by David McHugh, Elaine Kurtenbach and Paul Wiseman, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

A global retirement crisis is bearing down on workers of all ages. Spawned years before the Great Recession and the 2008 financial meltdown, the crisis was significantly worsened by ...           

Privacy Advocate Exposes NSA Spy Gear at Gathering

December 31, 2013 9:09 am | by RAPHAEL SATTER, Associated Press | News | Comments

A well-known privacy advocate has given the public an unusually explicit peek into the intelligence world's tool box, pulling back the curtain on the National Security Agency's arsenal of high-tech spy gear...                           

Review: New Camera Phones Notable in 2013

December 31, 2013 9:01 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

It's become clear that one brand rarely stands out any more in whatever product category you look at. Competition is more intense than ever, which means consumers have more choices than ever. That's why coming up with a "best of" list for 2013 proved difficult...           

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Feds Announce Test Sites for Drone Aircraft

December 31, 2013 8:49 am | by MICHELLE RINDELS, Associated Press | News | Comments

Six states were named Monday by federal officials to develop test sites for drones — a critical next step for the burgeoning industry that could one day produce thousands of unmanned aircraft for use by businesses, farmers and researchers...                     

Artificial Heart with Norwegian Sensor

December 30, 2013 9:22 am | by Åse Dragland, SINTEF | News | Comments

France is going to test an artificial heart on patients. The heart will contain a Norwegian pressure sensor...                                                              

Photo of the Day: Artificial Heart Ready for Human Testing

December 30, 2013 9:14 am | by Åse Dragland, SINTEF | News | Comments

The French company Carmat will now proceed with full-scale testing on patients. It could save the lives of people who have been waiting many years for a heart transplant...                                  

Touchscreens that Touch Back

December 30, 2013 8:45 am | by CNN | Videos | Comments

Developers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology demonstrate touchscreen technology that could one day...                                              

Samsung Sells 110-Inch Ultra-HD TV for $150,000

December 30, 2013 8:26 am | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung said a 110-inch TV that has four times the resolution of standard high-definition TVs is going on sale for about $150,000 in South Korea...                                    

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The Age of the Industrial Internet

December 29, 2013 9:43 pm | by Marco Annunziata, TED Talk | Videos | Comments

Everyone's talking about the "Internet of Things," but what exactly does that mean for our future? In this thoughtful talk, economist Marco Annunziata looks at how technology is transforming the industrial sector, creating machines that can see, feel, sense and react...             

NSA Phone Surveillance Legal, Federal Judge Rules

December 29, 2013 9:22 pm | by LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press | News | Comments

The debate over the National Security Agency's collection of millions of Americans' telephone records fell squarely into the courts when a federal judge in Manhattan upheld the legality of the program, citing its need in the fight against terrorism, just days after another federal judge concluded it was likely unconstitutional...

Report: NSA Intercepts Computer Deliveries

December 29, 2013 9:11 pm | by RAPHAEL SATTER, Associated Press | News | Comments

A German magazine lifted the lid on the operations of the National Security Agency's hacking unit Sunday, reporting that American spies intercept computer deliveries, exploit hardware vulnerabilities, and even hijack Microsoft's internal reporting system to spy on their targets...

Solitons in a Crystal

December 27, 2013 1:10 pm | by Nik Papageorgiou, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne | News | Comments

Soliton water waves can travel several kilometers without any significant change in their shape or amplitude, as opposed to normal waves, which widen as they travel, and eventually disappear. Discovered over 150 years ago in water canals, solitons represent a surprising phenomenon of wave propagation and have been observed in natural phenomena including moving sand dunes and space plasmas...

New Approach to Vertex Connectivity Maximizes Networks’ Bandwidth

December 27, 2013 12:43 pm | by Helen Knight, MIT | News | Comments

A new approach to understanding a basic concept in graph theory, known as “vertex connectivity,” could ultimately lead to communications protocols — the rules that govern how digital messages are exchanged — that coax as much bandwidth as possible from networks...         

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Laser Demonstration Reveals Bright Future for Space Communication

December 27, 2013 12:12 pm | News | Comments

Hosted aboard the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer known as LADEE, for its ride to lunar orbit, the LLCD was designed to confirm laser communication capabilities from a distance of almost a quarter-of-a-million miles...               

Batteries as They are Meant to Be Seen

December 27, 2013 12:00 pm | by Mary Beckman, Pacific Northewest National Laboratory | News | Comments

Researchers have developed a way to microscopically view battery electrodes while they are bathed in wet electrolytes, mimicking realistic conditions inside actual batteries...                      

Anritsu Company Teams with Wild River Technology to Develop Signal Integrity Test Solutions

December 26, 2013 8:13 pm | by Anritsu | News | Comments

Anritsu Company, as part of its commitment to develop innovative test solutions to meet the needs of signal integrity engineers, announces a working cooperation with Wild River Technology. The two companies are collaborating to provide test solutions that meet the rigorous test requirements...

LTE Innovation Summit Announces 2014 Call for Papers in All Areas Driving the Convergence of Wireless Networks, Devices, Services & Applications

December 26, 2013 8:08 pm | by Rohde & Schwarz | News | Comments

The 5th annual LTE Innovation Summit has issued a Call for Papers seeking presenters from all stages of the mobile wireless ecosystem. The 2014 LTE Innovation Summit will focus on the underlying technologies that are driving the convergence of wireless networks, devices, services & applications.

IAR Systems Further Simplifies Designing and Testing of State Machine-based Embedded Applications

December 26, 2013 8:03 pm | by IAR Systems | News | Comments

Today, IAR Systems has launched a new version of its state machine tool suite IAR visualSTATE. Version 7.2 includes several new features for further simplifying large design projects for embedded applications based on state machines, as well as updated user guides and a new license management system.

WiLink 8Q and Green Hills Software's INTEGRITY Real-Time Operating System

December 26, 2013 7:56 pm | by Clarinox Technologies | News | Comments

Clarinox Technologies announced support for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, optimized for use with the Texas Instruments (TI) low-power, highly integrated WiLink 8Q platform. This complements Clarinox existing support of a number of TI solutions based on ARM cores...

Z-Wave Alliance Extends International Footprint and Market Milestones for Next-Gen Z-Wave

December 26, 2013 2:29 pm | by Z-Wave Alliance | News | Comments

The Z-Wave Alliance completed a round of international activities that have extended Z-Wave's  position as the world's leading wireless control technology. The events provided connected product experts across three continents with their first in-depth experience...

AVX Adds New Capacitance Values & Voltage Ratings to C0G (NP0) MLCCS

December 26, 2013 2:24 pm | by AVX Corporation | News | Comments

AVX Corporation has expanded its range of high reliability C0G (NP0) dielectric multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs). Available in case sizes spanning 01005 to 2225, voltages up to 500V, and capacitance tolerances as low as ±0.1pF, AVX’s C0G (NP0) MLCCs provide one of the most stable capacitor dielectrics...

Nordic Semiconductor announces Bluetooth Smart solution for Rezence Wireless Charging

December 26, 2013 2:18 pm | by Nordic Semiconductor | News | Comments

Ultra low power (ULP) RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor ASA announced the immediate availability of the S120 8-link central protocol stack and the nRF51 Wireless Charging Software Development Kit (SDK) for wireless charging applications based on the Rezence...

Apple Lands Elusive iPhone Deal with China Mobile

December 26, 2013 1:21 pm | by JOE McDONALD, AP Business Writers MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

A long-sought deal to sell the iPhone through China Mobile should enable Apple to boost its profits and build customer loyalty in an important, growing market...                                  

BlackBerry Co-Founder Trims Stake after Huge Loss

December 26, 2013 1:02 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BlackBerry co-founder Michael Lazaridis has trimmed his stake in the troubled smartphone pioneer to just below 5 percent after selling 3.5 million shares during the past two days...                                

Tablets a Hit with Kids, but Experts Worry

December 26, 2013 12:47 pm | by BREE FOWLER, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Since navigating a tablet generally doesn't require the ability to type or read, children as young as toddlers can quickly learn how to stream movies, scroll through family photos or play simple games...                                   

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