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Software May Be Able to Take Over from Hardware in Managing Caches

September 16, 2013 9:12 am | by Andrew Carleen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

In today's computers, moving data to and from main memory consumes so much time and energy that microprocessors have their own small, high-speed memory banks, known as "caches," which store frequently used data. Traditionally, managing the caches has required fairly simple algorithms that can be hard-wired into the chips.

UK police: Cyber Crooks Could Have Stolen Millions

September 16, 2013 9:10 am | by RAPHAEL SATTER, Associated Press | News | Comments

A daring attempt to graft a rogue piece of hardware onto a computer at a London branch of Spanish bank Santander could have drained millions from its coffers, police said Friday, an indication of the potential for electronic crime to tear huge chunks off financial institutions' balance sheets.

Twitter Flies from Obscurity to the Height of Fame

September 16, 2013 9:09 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writers MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writers | News | Comments

When Twitter started seven years ago as an obscure medium for geeks, critics dismissed it as an exercise in narcissism. Some thought it would be as intriguing as watching people gaze at their bellybuttons. But it quickly matured into a worldwide messaging service used by everyone from heads of state to revolutionaries to companies trying to hawk products.


The '50-50' Chip: Memory Device of the Future?

September 13, 2013 3:11 pm | by Jason Socrates Bardi, American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

A new, environmentally-friendly electronic alloy consisting of 50 aluminum atoms bound to 50 atoms of antimony may be promising for building next-generation "phase-change" memory devices, which may be the data-storage technology of the future, according to a new paper published in the journal Applied Physics Letters, which is produced by AIP Publishing.

Managing Multicore Memory

September 13, 2013 10:00 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

In today’s computers, moving data to and from main memory consumes so much time and energy that microprocessors have their own small, high-speed memory banks, known as “caches,” which store frequently used data. Traditionally, managing the caches has required fairly simple algorithms that can be hard-wired into the chips.

Guardian, World’s First Wearable Designed Specifically for Children’s Security.

September 13, 2013 9:55 am | by BeLuvv | News | Comments

With love as its starting point, a new startup, BeLuvv has combined wearable devices with software applications and created Guardian, the world’s first wearable designed specifically for children and their safety. Featuring replaceable outer cases, Guardian wearables come in vibrant colors to match children’s clothing. Not only does Guardian represent milestone in children’s safety, it is also a fashion statement.

NASA: Voyager 1 Probe Has Left the Solar System

September 13, 2013 9:35 am | by ALICIA CHANG, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

NASA's Voyager 1 probe has left the solar system, boldly going where no machine has gone before. Thirty-six years after it rocketed away from Earth, the plutonium-powered spacecraft has escaped the sun's influence and is now cruising 11 1/2 billion miles away in interstellar space, or the vast, cold emptiness between the stars, NASA said Thursday.

Twitter Titillates Users, Investors with IPO Tweet

September 13, 2013 9:31 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writers MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writers | News | Comments

witter, the short messaging service named after chirping birds, is finally ready to migrate to Wall Street. Fittingly enough, the company resorted to a tweet to titillate its more than 200 million users and a flock of potential investors with its long-awaited plans to pursue an initial public offering of stock.


FTC Looking into Proposed Facebook Changes

September 13, 2013 9:23 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The Federal Trade Commission is looking into a set of policy changes that Facebook proposed in late August, though the agency says it's part of a routine monitoring of the company's privacy practices. The changes, which have not yet gone into effect, have drawn criticism from privacy groups concerned about how the world's largest online social network uses its members' photos and other information in advertisements.

America Semiconductor Inks Authorized Distribution Agreement with America II

September 13, 2013 9:21 am | by America Semiconductor, American II Electronics | News | Comments

Under the terms of the agreement, America II will stock and distribute America Semiconductor’s extensive offering of high-power standard, fast and super-fast recovery rectifiers, bridge rectifiers, and low-power semiconductors throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia, with an emphasis on US markets. Additionally covered in the agreement are America Semiconductor’s innovative portfolio of discrete semiconductor parts.

Lantronix and Wyless Partner to Deliver Custom 3.5G Cellular Solution Bundle for M2M Market

September 12, 2013 5:25 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Lantronix announced a marketing and sales partnership with Wyless -- a global M2M wireless connectivity solution provider -- to provide customers with a bundled 3.5G wireless solution.

New FCI Video Explains Maintenance Cost Advantages Of VeriCal In-Situ Calibration with ST100 Flow Meter

September 12, 2013 2:55 pm | by Fluid Components International | News | Comments

A video from Fluid Components International illustrates the VeriCal In-Situ Calibration System for the ST100 Series Flow Meter, which enables periodic field validation and verification of a flow meter’s measuring performance without extracting the meter from the pipe or process.

Zain and Ericsson Launch Innovative Billing Solution in Jordan

September 12, 2013 2:11 pm | by Ericsson, Zain Jordan | News | Comments

Zain Jordan recently announced that it has selected the Ericsson Charging & Billing in One (CBIO) solution as part of the operator’s ongoing efforts to provide subscribers with additional billing flexibility. This marks a success story with Zain in Jordan to implement Ericsson’s single rating convergence and swapping out five different rating engines.


New Poll Suggests Apple iPhone 5S Fails to Get UK iPhone Users Excited

September 12, 2013 1:07 pm | by Usurv | News | Comments

According to a consumer survey conducted by Usurv immediately after news of the product was released on Monday, 31 percent of existing UK iPhone users say they want the new Apple iPhone 5S. The survey results indicate a drop in enthusiasm for the Apple phone brand since last year, when a similar survey (conducted after the iPhone 5 launch) showed that 44 percent of iPhone users were willing to upgrade straight away.

Myanmar to Stage First Ever Telecommunications Infrastructure and Mobile Technology Event in 2014

September 12, 2013 12:35 pm | by CommuniCast | News | Comments

The Allworld Exhibitions Alliance, whose Asian event experience includes CommunicAsia show in Singapore, is to stage the first ever major telecoms event in Myanmar – providing a showcase for one the world’s largest undeveloped markets to play host to the international telecoms industry.

DfR Solutions Announces ITAR Registration

September 12, 2013 12:14 pm | by DfR Solutions | News | Comments

DfR Solutions announced that the U.S. Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) has approved its International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) registration. The U.S. Government requires all manufacturers, exporters, and brokers of defense articles, defense services, or related technical data to be ITAR registered and fully compliant.

SouthernLINC Wireless Announces Plans to Build Regional 4G LTE Network for Southern Company Utilities

September 12, 2013 11:59 am | by SouthernLINC Wireless, Southern Company | News | Comments

SouthernLINC Wireless will build a 4G LTE network to meet the growing data needs of its largest customer, Southern Company's electric utilities. Following the request for proposal process, the project was awarded to Ericsson as the preferred provider for radio access network and evolved packet cores and to Cisco to provide the multi-protocol label switching equipment.

How Technology Allowed me to Read

September 12, 2013 9:28 am | by TED | Videos | Comments

Months after he was born, in 1948, Ron McCallum became blind. In this charming, moving talk, he shows how he is able to read -- and celebrates the progression of clever tools and adaptive computer technologies that make it possible. With their help, and that of generous volunteers, he's become a lawyer, an academic, and, most of all, a voracious reader.

AT&T, Others Stumble Over Sept. 11 Tweets

September 12, 2013 9:15 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

AT&T and some other companies learned quickly on Wednesday, the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, that it's sometimes best to stay out of the conversation. Even if everyone else is talking. Twitter was aflutter with American flags, bald eagles, and photos of the New York City skyline on Wednesday, and the hashtag "neverforget" was one of the top trends on the microblogging site all day.

Ex-Banker Ackermann to Resign From Siemens Board

September 12, 2013 9:15 am | by FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press | News | Comments

Former Deutsche Bank chief Josef Ackermann said Thursday he was stepping down from the board of Siemens AG following an argument over the appointment of a new CEO at the German industrial conglomerate. The announcement at an event in Berlin came less than a month after Ackermann resigned as chairman of Switzerland's Zurich Insurance Group days over the suicide of its finance chief.

iPhone Faces Challenge in Crowded Chinese Market

September 12, 2013 9:15 am | by JOE McDONALD, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Last year, eager buyers in Beijing waited overnight in freezing weather to buy the iPhone 4S. Pressure to get it — and the profit to be made by reselling scarce phones — prompted some to pelt the store with eggs when Apple, worried about the size of the crowd, postponed opening.

Google Loses Appeal in Street View Snooping Case

September 11, 2013 9:43 am | by MARTHA MENDOZA, AP National Writer | News | Comments

A federal appeals court said Google wrongly collected people's personal correspondence and online activities through their Wi-Fi systems as it drove down their streets with car cameras shooting photos for its Street View mapping project. The ruling that the practice violates wiretap laws sends a warning to other companies seeking to suck up vast amounts of data from unencrypted Wi-Fi signals.

Apple's New iPhones Simultaneously Aim High, Low

September 11, 2013 9:29 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writers MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writers | News | Comments

For the first time since introducing the device that has reshaped technology and culture, Apple will offer two distinct versions of its latest iPhones — a cheaper model made of colorful plastic and another one that aims to be "the gold standard of smartphones" with a faster processor, fancier camera, and fingerprint scanner for better security.

Review: Slick iOS 7 Shines on Apple's New iPhones

September 11, 2013 9:27 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

One of the best things about Apple's latest iPhones is the slick new iOS 7 software that runs the devices. But that souped-up operating system could end up hurting sales because the free software upgrade will also work on iPhones released since 2010, giving owners of the older models less incentive to buy Apple's newest products.

The NSA Machine: Too Big for Anyone to Understand

September 11, 2013 9:25 am | by MATT APUZZO, Associated Press | News | Comments

The National Security Agency set it in motion in 2006 and the vast network of supercomputers, switches, and wiretaps began gathering Americans' phone and Internet records by the millions, looking for signs of terrorism. But every day, NSA analysts snooped on more American phone records than they were allowed to.

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