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BYU's Smart Object Recognition Algorithm Doesn't Need Humans

January 16, 2014 9:11 am | by Todd Hollingshead, Brigham Young University Homepage | News | Comments

BYU engineer Dah-Jye Lee isn’t interested in that development, but he has managed to eliminate the need for humans in the field of object recognition. Lee has created an algorithm that can accurately identify objects in images or video sequences without human calibration...                    

Photos of the Day: Object Recognition without Human Calibration

January 16, 2014 9:10 am | by Todd Hollingshead, Brigham Young University Homepage | News | Comments

Lee likens the idea to teaching a child the difference between dogs and cats. Instead of trying to explain the difference, we show children images of the animals and they learn on their own to distinguish the two. Lee’s object recognition does the same thing: Instead of telling...             

HotSeat 14: Laser Phosphor Displays

January 16, 2014 8:54 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Since 2005, Roger has pioneered Laser Phosphor Display (LPD) technology, working with multidisciplinary technologists and business people in the U.S. and around the globe. Dr. Hajjar has filed more than 75 U.S. and worldwide patents and has a proven record of success in taking optical-based technologies...                  

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UK Court Rejects Google Bid to Stop Privacy Suit

January 16, 2014 8:17 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Britain's High Court has rejected a bid by Google Inc. to stop a group of Internet users suing it for breach of privacy. Several users of the Apple Safari Internet browser claim Google bypassed security settings in order to track their online activity and target them with personalized advertisements...

Apple Agrees to Refund $32.5M for Kids' Purchases

January 16, 2014 8:16 am | by JENNIFER C. KERR, Associated Press | News | Comments

Plenty of parents have been there — handing over the iPhone or iPad to a child while waiting in the doctor's office, standing in line at Starbucks or sitting in the car for a long road trip with the family. The youngster is playing a game on a fun mobile app and then hands you the phone saying he needs your password...        

Woman to Testify against Google Glass Citation

January 16, 2014 8:12 am | by JULIE WATSON, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

A California woman believed to be the first cited for wearing Google's computer-in-an-eyeglass while driving says she was within her rights and violated no law...                                     

Cybersecurity Chief Had Qualms Over Health Website

January 16, 2014 8:09 am | by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press | News | Comments

The top cybersecurity officer for the Health and Human Services Department said he was concerned about potential vulnerabilities ahead of the launch of the Obama administration's health care website...                                      

Potential Future Data Storage at Domain Boundaries

January 15, 2014 8:36 pm | by Forschungszentrum Jülich | News | Comments

Storing more and more in an ever-smaller space – what sounds impossible is in fact just part of the daily routine in information technology, where for decades, increasing amounts of data have been successfully stored on media with ever higher densities...                                    

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Top 10 from CES 2014

January 15, 2014 1:32 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

CES 2014 broke records, as CES seems to do every year, and with the massive amount of people and the overflowing number of vendors, it’s easy to miss a lot. That’s why editors Chris Fox and Jason Lomberg traveled to Las Vegas and compiled the Top Ten from CES 2014...

Agilent Technologies Reveals Name of Electronic Measurement Spin-Off Company

January 15, 2014 12:34 pm | by Agilent Technologies, Keysight Technologies | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies has revealed the name of the electronic measurement company it expects to spin off in early November 2014 as Keysight Technologies...                                            

Photos of the Day: Wireless Robots Search Drug Smuggling Tunnels

January 15, 2014 9:34 am | by BRIAN SKOLOFF, Associated Press JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press | News | Comments

Authorities found a 600-yard tunnel in Southern California during November 2011 that resulted in seizures of 32 tons of marijuana on both sides of the border, with 26 tons found on the U.S. side, accounting for one of the largest marijuana busts in U.S. history...              

Major Change Unlikely Despite Open-Internet Ruling

January 15, 2014 9:24 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Don't expect major changes to how you access your favorite websites and services despite a federal appeals court's decision to set aside rules meant to ensure equal access to entertainment, news, and other online content...                    

How Tunnels are Built, Used Along U.S.-Mexico Border

January 15, 2014 9:24 am | by BRIAN SKOLOFF, Associated Press JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Border Patrol is unveiling its latest technology in the underground drug war — a wireless, camera-equipped robot that can do the job in a fraction of the time...                                          

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Report: NSA Maps Pathway into Computers

January 15, 2014 9:23 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The National Security Agency has implanted software in nearly 100,000 computers around the world — but not in the United States — that allows the U.S. to conduct surveillance on those machines, The New York Times reported Tuesday...                                  

Google Builds a 'Nest' for Future of Smart Homes

January 15, 2014 9:23 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

When our Internet-connected gadgets and home appliances all learn to talk to each other, Google wants to be at the center of the conversation...                                  

TÜV Rheinland Acquires OpenSky, Expands IT Infrastructure, Security Services

January 14, 2014 4:15 pm | by TÜV Rheinland | News | Comments

TÜV Rheinland has acquired OpenSky Corporation, a provider of information technology (IT) consulting services. Merging OpenSky into TÜV Rheinland will allow both companies to draw on each other’s strengths, combine services and expertise for the benefit of their customers and advance their positions in the IT market.

Travis Bonfigli Earns CWNE

January 14, 2014 4:11 pm | by Certified Wireless Network Professional | News | Comments

Certified Wireless Network Professional (CWNP) has announced Travis Bonfigli as one of the newest Certified Wireless Network Experts (CWNE), obtaining the most advanced skills available in the current enterprise Wi-Fi market. Bonfigli is the 131st person worldwide to hold this prestigious title...

Nordson to Demonstrate Manufacturing Line Solution Technologies at InterNEPCON Japan 2014

January 14, 2014 3:52 pm | by Nordson Corporation | News | Comments

Nordson has announced that its Advanced Technology Systems' operation in Japan will be exhibiting new products and technologies for precision fluid dispensing, test and inspection, and surface treatment at the 43rd InterNEPCON tradeshow in Tokyo, Japan in East Hall Booth 4-20. As part of a complete production line, these products can solve many of today's application challenges.

Agilent Reveals Name of Electronic Measurement Spin-Off Company

January 14, 2014 3:17 pm | by Agilent Technologies | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies has revealed the name of the electronic measurement company it expects to spin off in early November 2014 as Keysight Technologies. The name Keysight conveys the ability to see what others cannot, offering the critical or key insights to understand and unlock the changing technology landscape.

Detector for the Measurement of the Waveforms of Pulsed Laser Radiation

January 14, 2014 10:15 am | by Technische Universitaet Muenchen | News | Comments

A team at the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics (LAP) in Garching (Germany) has constructed a detector, which provides a detailed picture of the waveforms of femtosecond laser pulses (1 fs = 10-15 seconds)...                          

Photo of the Day: Towards Perfect Control of Light Waves

January 14, 2014 10:15 am | by Technische Universitaet Muenchen | News | Comments

Knowledge of the exact waveform of these pulses enables scientists to reproducibly generate light flashes that are a thousand times shorter – lasting only for attoseconds – and can be used to study ultrafast processes at the molecular and atomic levels...                    

Review: Niche Appeal in 2 New Android Phones

January 14, 2014 9:53 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

One of the reasons Android phones have become popular is the choice they offer: Want a big screen? There's a phone for you. Want cheap? There's one for you, too...                      

Fox Sports Tests Weather Gadgets for Super Bowl

January 14, 2014 9:52 am | by BETH HARRIS, AP Sports Writer | News | Comments

Fox Sports has a few weather-related tricks up its sleeve for next month's Super Bowl telecast, and the network plans to test them out before the Feb. 2 game that will be the first played in a cold-weather climate...                       

Google Says It Will Buy Nest Labs for $3.2B

January 14, 2014 9:50 am | by MARLEY JAY, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Google will pay $3.2 billion to buy Nest Labs, which develops high-tech versions of devices like thermostats and smoke detectors, in its second-largest acquisition ever...                                   

Proposed Spy Phone Record Shift Draws Resistance

January 14, 2014 9:49 am | by STEPHEN BRAUN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Telephone companies are quietly balking at the idea of changing how they collect and store Americans' phone records to help the National Security Agency's surveillance programs...                        

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