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Global Tech Spending Seen slipping 1 Percent in 2014

January 6, 2014 10:43 am | by RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The Consumer Electronics Association estimates that global spending on technology will slip 1 percent this year to $1.06 trillion as the lower average selling price of smartphones and tablets offsets unit growth in markets like China...                       

Wave of Wearable Gadgets Expected at CES Event

January 6, 2014 10:31 am | by RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Several companies are expected to unveil wearable devices that are easier to use, extend battery life, and tap into the power of gestures, social networks and cloud computing...                                     

Photo of the Day: Computer Chip Crop Circle

January 6, 2014 10:17 am | by PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The crop circle near Chualar, CA, contained a stylized image of a computer chip and the number "192" in Braille. On Sunday, the company announced the Tegra K1, a new chip for tablets and smartphones that contains 192 computing "cores," or mini-computers, for graphics applications...          

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Nvidia Promotes New Chip with Crop Circle

January 6, 2014 10:16 am | by PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

A 310-foot "crop circle" in a California barley field that mystified locals this week was explained Sunday: it was a publicity stunt by Nvidia, a maker of chips for PCs and smartphones...                    

T-Mobile to Buy Spectrum Licenses from Verizon

January 6, 2014 10:10 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

T-Mobile said Monday that it's reached deals to buy spectrum licenses from Verizon Wireless for $2.37 billion in cash, allowing it to improve certain kinds of cellular service in markets across the U.S...                        

Rydeen to Bring New In-vehicle Technology to CES

January 3, 2014 4:36 pm | by Rydeen Mobile Electronics | News | Comments

Rydeen Mobile Electronics is celebrating the New Year with its fourth exhibition at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), to be held January 7-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas. The premier innovator and supplier of safety and convenience technology for the aftermarket will showcase its 2014 product line...

100th Satellite Equipped with Saft Li-ion Batteries Launched

January 3, 2014 4:30 pm | by Saft | News | Comments

Saft achieved a milestone when the 100th satellite to use the company’s pioneering Li-ion battery technology launched this month. The Inmarsat 5 F-1 satellite lifted off from the Proton M rocket in Baikonour, Kazakhstan on December 8. The takeoff also marks the 75th GEO satellite in orbit using Saft batteries.

Meet the Maker

December 31, 2013 9:46 am | by Rob Matheson, MIT | News | Comments

MIT alumna Limor Fried has become a pioneer of the ‘maker movement’ with her multimillion-dollar company. Since childhood, Fried has built, tweaked and otherwise modified (or “hacked”) electronic devices, sometimes creating her own unique gadgets. Eventually, at MIT and beyond, she would sell these products while ...   

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New Innovation Enhances Information Storage in Electronics

December 31, 2013 9:41 am | by Kimberley Wang, National University of Singapore | News | Comments

A team of researchers from the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Engineering has developed a new Magnetoresistive Random Access Memory (MRAM) technology that ...                          

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...           

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...                     

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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...                                    

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...         

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...

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