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Court Case Could Mean 'Death' of Software Patents

December 9, 2013 10:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Supreme Court decided Friday to hear an appeal of a lower court decision that a federal judge called the "death" of software patents. In a worst-case scenario for the high-tech industry, if the Supreme Court upholds the ruling it could invalidate many existing software patents or...

MTS Selects JDSU to Launch Canada’s First 3G-LTE Geolocation Solution

December 6, 2013 2:52 pm | by JDSU | News | Comments

JDSU announced that MTS, Manitoba's leading full-service telecommunications provider, has selected its ariesoGEOTM platform to provide subscriber centric network design, planning and optimisation across its HSPA and LTE networks. MTS is wholly-owned by Manitoba Telecom Services...

Tageos Named a Red Herring Top 100 Global

December 6, 2013 2:50 pm | by Tageos | News | Comments

RFID label maker Tageos announced that is was named a Red Herring Top 100 Global. Red Herring’s Top 100 Global list has become a mark of distinction for identifying promising new companies and entrepreneurs. Red Herring editors were among the first to recognize that companies...

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Prysmian Enters Cooperation Agreement with Rosseti

December 6, 2013 2:47 pm | by Prysmian Group | News | Comments

On the occasion of the Italy-Russia Business Forum, Trieste, Prysmian Group signed a technical cooperation agreement with JSC “Rosseti”, Russia's largest power grid company, to develop power transmission and distribution technology in Russia. The agreement, signed by Valerio Battista, Prysmian Group CEO...

IAR and Renesas Announce Safety-compliant Development Tools for RX

December 6, 2013 2:37 pm | by IAR Systems | News | Comments

IAR Systems and Renesas Electronics Europe have teamed up to offer a development toolchain for Renesas’ 32-bit RX microcontroller platform that facilitates compliance with the international umbrella standard for functional safety IEC 61508.

Averna Selected as Test Equipment Supplier by the Power Matters Alliance

December 5, 2013 5:18 pm | by Averna | News | Comments

Averna announced it has been selected by the Power Matters Alliance as test equipment supplier for the PMA certification program of wireless charging devices. Averna will provide best-in-class automated testing equipment for certifying finished products and for validating products during development.

Trimble Introduces ThingMagic Mercury xPRESS Platform to Simplify Integration of Embedded RFID

December 5, 2013 5:15 pm | by Trimble | News | Comments

Trimble announced the ThingMagic Mercury xPRESS Platform, a flexible development platform designed to simplify the process of bringing application specific RFID readers and embedded RFID solutions to market. Mercury xPRESS provides market-leading embedded RFID technology...

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.

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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.

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.

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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.                                      

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.

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.                         

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