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Midwestern Companies Showcase Cutting-Edge Technologies at 2014 International CES

December 4, 2013 4:46 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

More than 150 technology companies based in the Midwestern region of the United States (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin) will debut their latest consumer technology innovations at the 2014 International CES.

Tech Gurus Help Boost Speedy Internet in Schools

December 4, 2013 4:35 pm | by Kimperly Hefling, AP Education Writer | News | Comments

Needed to keep a school building running these days: Water, electricity — and broadband. Interactive digital learning on laptops and tablets is replacing traditional textbooks in many cases. Students are taking computer-based tests instead of fill-in-the bubble exams. Teachers are accessing far-off resources for lessons.

New ARCOS Mobile App Gives Utilities Faster Way to Get Crews to Outages, Leaks

December 4, 2013 4:17 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

ARCOS LLC has launched the ARCOS Mobile application for the DROID, iPhone, and Samsung Galaxy smartphones and other Android and iOS devices to speed up the call out of utility crews for emergencies such as electric outages, gas leaks or a power plant boiler tube leak.

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CTS Expands Frequency Portfolio to Include Semiconductors

December 4, 2013 12:37 pm | by CTS Electronic Components | News | Comments

CTS Electronic Components announces the addition of frequency related Semiconductors to its product offering. CTS’ new line of integrated circuits includes buffers and dividers, capacitive tuning, cable driver and PECL/ECL logic that are complementary to its current Frequency Control portfolio.

Infographic: Graphite: The Driving Force Behind Green Technology

December 4, 2013 11:56 am | by Lomiko Metals | News | Comments

An infographic delineates the driving force behind green technology.                                                                                                   

Blue Origin Test-Fires New Rocket Engine

December 4, 2013 11:03 am | by NASA | News | Comments

      NASA commercial crew partner Blue Origin of Kent, Wash., announced it has tested a new, hydrogen- and oxygen-fueled engine designed to lift the company's crewed Space Vehicle on future missions out of Earth's atmosphere. Blue Origin is one of the American companies developing next generation rockets and spacecraft capable of carrying humans to low-Earth orbit.

Communications Satellite Launched Aboard Falcon Rocket

December 4, 2013 10:38 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Orbital Sciences Corporation, one of the world’s leading space technology companies, today announced that the SES-8, a communications satellite built by the company for SES S.A. of Luxembourg, was successfully launched into orbit yesterday aboard a Falcon 9 rocket operated by Space Exploration Technologies from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

SBA Communications Buys Brazil Wireless Sites

December 4, 2013 10:29 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

SBA Communications said Wednesday that it reached a deal to expand its presence in Brazil with the purchase of about 2,000 wireless sites from Oi SA, one of Brazil's largest telecommunications service providers, for about $645 million.                                      

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Voice Hub Designed for the Connected Home

December 4, 2013 10:15 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Interactive Voice, a pioneer in voice-controlled electronics, is excited to announce that its newest Internet-connected device, ivee Sleek, is now available for retail purchase, shipping to Staples nationwide this month.                          

Project Produces Graphene Supercapacitor Prototype

December 4, 2013 10:04 am | by Marketwire | News | Comments

The prototype of the supercapacitor was made using graphene composite material prepared using a proprietary technology developed at Graphene Labs. The measured specific capacitance of the prototype was found to be around...    

Eagle Ray Acquires Kore Federal; Expands Technology Solutions for Federal Customers

December 4, 2013 9:56 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Eagle Ray, a strategic enterprise consulting and IT management services company that supports the intelligence community and Department of Defense clients, announced today it has acquired Kore Federal of Falls Church, Va. Terms of the acquisition were not made public.

How Changing the Way We Study Gold Could Boost Communication Tech

December 4, 2013 9:50 am | by Matt Shipman, NC State University | News | Comments

Under the right circumstances, pushing on nothing is harder than pushing on something – at least when that “something” is gold. That’s the finding from a new materials science paper, and it’s a finding that could expedite the development of new wireless communication technologies.

Dynamic Path Control Optimizes Hybrid WANs

December 4, 2013 9:43 am | by Silver Peak | News | Comments

Silver Peak today announced Dynamic Path Control that helps IT organizations maximize investments in hybrid wide area network (WAN) services. Dynamic Path Control uses real-time network intelligence to determine the fastest, most-reliable, and most-available path for application performance and data mobility.

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Web-Based High-Performance Remote Application Access Solution Unveiled

December 4, 2013 9:36 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

OpenTextT today announced OpenText Exceed VA TurboX (ETX), a faster and more secure web-based remote application access solution that allows enterprise users to work and collaborate virtually using Linux and UNIX applications and desktops anywhere in the world.

Hitachi Communication Technologies America and AirHop Communications Announce Partnership

December 3, 2013 5:22 pm | by Hitachi Communication Technologies America | News | Comments

Hitachi Communication Technologies America (Hitachi CTA) and AirHop Communications announced they have partnered to deliver AirHop’s advanced eSON solution to manage interference and optimize system capacity on Hitachi’s ER5000 Small Cell Gateway. 

Amazon's Delivery Drones: An Idea That May Not Fly

December 3, 2013 10:14 am | by Scott Mayerowitz, Associated Press | News | Comments

Jeff Bezos' idea to let self-guided drones deliver packages may be too futuristic for Washington to handle. The Amazon CEO is working on a way to use the small aircraft to get parcels to customers in 30 minutes or less. While flight technology makes it feasible, U.S. law and society's attitude toward drones haven't caught up with Bezos' vision.

BlackBerry Head Says Company is 'Very Much Alive'

December 3, 2013 10:06 am | by Rob Gillies, Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO (AP) — BlackBerry's interim chief executive said Monday reports of the death of the company "are greatly exaggerated." Former Sybase CEO John Chen says in a letter to customers that BlackBerry is returning to its roots, refocusing on delivering devices and services to business users.

Telescope to Track Space Junk Using Youth Radio Station

December 3, 2013 9:57 am | by International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research | News | Comments

A combination of pop songs, talkback radio, and cutting-edge science has enabled Australian astronomers to identify a way to prevent catastrophic, multi-billion dollar space junk collisions, a new study has revealed.                         

Uncovering Hidden Structures in Massive Data Collections

December 3, 2013 9:49 am | by John Sullivan, Princeton University | News | Comments

Advances in computer storage have created collections of data so huge that researchers often have trouble uncovering critical patterns in connections among individual items, making it difficult for them to realize fully the power of computing as a research tool. Now, computer scientists at Princeton University have developed a method that offers a solution to this data overload.

Amazon.com Sees Delivery Drones as Future

December 2, 2013 3:23 pm | by SCOTT MAYEROWITZ, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Amazon.com said it's working on the so-called Prime Air unmanned aircraft project in its research and development labs. But the company says it will take years to advance the technology and for the Federal Aviation Administration to create...

Photos of the Day: Magnetic Tongue Piercing Controls Wheelchair

December 2, 2013 9:32 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Researchers reported Wednesday that 11 people paralyzed from the neck down rapidly learned to use the tongue device to pilot their wheelchairs through an obstacle course full of twists and turns, and to operate a computer, too...                

Tongue Piercing Lets the Paralyzed Drive Wheelchairs

December 2, 2013 9:31 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

An experimental device is letting paralyzed people drive wheelchairs simply by flicking their tongue in the right direction. Key to this wireless system: Users get their tongue pierced with a magnetic stud that resembles jewelry and acts like a joystick...      

Small Company Helps Twitter Make Money

December 2, 2013 9:16 am | by P. SOLOMON BANDA, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Twitter just issued its IPO but a lingering question is how the popular worldwide microblog company will turn a profit. One Colorado-based company thinks it has found one way to help Twitter, and itself, make money...                       

China Launches First Moon Rover, the 'Jade Rabbit'

December 2, 2013 9:16 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

China launched its first rover mission to the moon Monday, sending a robotic craft named Jade Rabbit to trundle across the lunar landscape, examine its geology and beam images back to Earth...            

Indian Craft Leaves Earth's Orbit on Way to Mars

December 2, 2013 9:13 am | by ASHOK SHARMA, Associated Press | News | Comments

India's Mars orbiter mission left Earth's sphere of influence early Sunday after performing a maneuver to put it on its way to orbit the red planet...                                 

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