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Olympic Torch Blasts into Space for 1st Spacewalk

November 7, 2013 9:59 am | by LAURA MILLS, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Russian rocket soared into the cosmos Thursday carrying the Sochi Olympic torch and three astronauts to the International Space Station ahead of the first-ever spacewalk for the symbol of peace. Video streamed by the U.S. space agency NASA reported a flawless docking with the space station about...

Review: New Kindle is Strong Challenge to iPad Air

November 7, 2013 9:46 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

On the heels of Apple's new, lighter iPad, Amazon has come out with a full-size tablet that weighs even less yet sports a sharper display and a lower price tag. Although Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 hasn't received as much attention as the iPad Air, it is emerging as the strongest...

Georgia Tech Warns of Threats to Cloud Data Storage

November 7, 2013 9:45 am | by Phil Taylor, Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

As more businesses find their way into the cloud, few engage in security measures beyond those provided by the associated cloud storage firm, a new report from Georgia Tech notes. Even fewer seek heightened data protection because of concerns that usability and access to remote...

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Georgia Tech Develops Inkjet-Based Circuits

November 7, 2013 9:42 am | by Georgia Tech | News | Comments

Researchers from Georgia Tech, the University of Tokyo and Microsoft Research have developed a novel method to rapidly and cheaply make electrical circuits by printing them with commodity inkjet printers and off-the-shelf materials. For about $300 in equipment costs, anyone can produce working...

Infinite Peripherals Introduces Infinea Tab M, the First Mobile POS Device Compatible with the Apple iPad mini

November 6, 2013 5:06 pm | by Infinite Peripherals | News | Comments

Infinite Peripherals introduced the Infinea Tab M, the first mobile POS device compatible with the iPad mini. The new MFi-certified offering from IPC meets retailer needs for a lightweight, portable solution with ample screen space to transform the customer experience and increase traffic to positively impact conversion rates directly on the sales floor.

A Sight for Sore Eyes: New Accuracy for 60 mm Mortars

November 6, 2013 5:05 pm | by Office of Naval Research | News | Comments

The handheld mortar has long been a staple for the U.S. Marine Corps, and yesterday the weapon got a major boost as combat instructors at Marine Corps Base Quantico successfully conducted a live-fire demonstration of a new mortar sight, sponsored by the...

Redline Communications Unveils RTG Connect Super High-Speed Wireless System for Industrial SCADA

November 6, 2013 5:00 pm | by Redline Communications | News | Comments

Redline Communications announced the availability of Redline Transport Gateway (RTG) Connect, a new family of wireless networking products specifically designed to securely connect industrial SCADA systems. SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) is a type of M2M communication used for the monitoring and control of industrial processes...

MaxLinear and Peregrine Semiconductor Team on Dual-RF-Input Digital TV Reference Design

November 6, 2013 4:49 pm | by MaxLinear | News | Comments

MaxLinear announced a collaboration with Peregrine Semiconductor to produce a dual-RF-input digital TV (DTV) front-end reference design. Television sets incorporating this dual-RF-input front end will support reception of both digital terrestrial TV and cable TV for seamless channel browsing.

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HTC and Samsung Leveraging Revolutionary Front-end Solution

November 6, 2013 4:46 pm | by Skyworks Solutions | News | Comments

Skyworks Solutions announced that HTC and Samsung are ramping SkyOne, a highly customizable, fully optimized front-end solution, in several of their recent smartphone launches. The SkyOne platform, which integrates all RF and analog content between the transceiver and antenna...

SFW Capital Partners Makes a Strategic Investment in Industrial Dynamics Company

November 6, 2013 4:42 pm | by SFW Capital Partners | News | Comments

SFW Capital Partners announced an investment in Industrial Dynamics Company, Ltd. which does business as filtec. SFW is partnering in this investment with filtec’s CEO, Steve Calhoun and its management team. As a team, the partners at SFW have supported some of the most successful and well-regarded companies in the analytical instrumentation and inspection markets.

Stratus and Quintron Ensure Continuous Operation of US Government Space Launch Communications

November 6, 2013 4:38 pm | by Quintron Systems | News | Comments

Quintron Systems, along with Stratus Technologies, announced that the latest version of Quintron’s DICES VoIP equipment, containing Stratus’s availability solution, will be deployed at United Launch Alliance (ULA) starting later this year.

Prysmian Group Invests in the Managers of Tomorrow

November 6, 2013 4:35 pm | by Prysmian Group | News | Comments

Prysmian Group continues to invest in developing talent and has launched the selection process for an additional 50 young candidates for Build the Future. The international recruiting and training program is aimed at new graduates with degrees in Engineering and Business Administration from all around the world, with the goal of placing them in the Group’s R&D, Operations, Sales and Marketing functions.

Spreadtrum Licenses CEVA-TeakLite-4 Audio/Voice DSP

November 6, 2013 4:32 pm | by CEVA | News | Comments

CEVA announced that Spreadtrum Communications has licensed the CEVA-TeakLite-4 DSP to support advanced audio and voice capabilities in its next-generation smartphone platform System-on-Chip (SoCs). This enables Spreadtrum to enhance their audio and voice processing capabilities, leveraging the latest generation of the world’s most widely deployed DSP architecture. 

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Advanced Thermal Batteries Awarded Contract from Lockheed Martin

November 6, 2013 4:28 pm | by Advanced Thermal Batteries | News | Comments

Advanced Thermal Batteries has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract from Lockheed Martin Company, Dallas, TX, for the qualification of a thermal battery system. ATB has been working with US prime defense contractors since 2006. This major award from Lockheed Martin acknowledges ATB as a key supplier of high performance thermal batteries to the defense industry.

Samsung Aims to Topple Apple as No. 1 in Tablets

November 6, 2013 9:44 am | by Youkyoung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics has a new goal after overtaking Apple in smartphones: it wants to be world No. 1 in tablet computers too. A top executive, Shin Jong-kyun, told analysts on Wednesday that Samsung's tablet business is growing rapidly and the company will become the biggest maker of...

Google Opens How-to Shop with Live Video Advice

November 6, 2013 9:39 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google has opened a how-to shop that sells expert advice on everything from cosmetics to the cosmos in live video sessions streamed on computers and smartphones.The service, called Helpouts, began taking calls for help Tuesday and offer connections to more than 1,000 merchants, instructors, websites and...

Apple Cuts Cost to Make iPad Air by 13 Percent

November 6, 2013 9:32 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple seems to have trimmed the bill for making its latest iPad along with the tablet computer's width and weight. The iPad Air that sells for $499 costs Apple $274 to make, based on an analysis released Tuesday by the research firm IHS Inc. That's a 13 percent decrease from the estimated $316 that it cost Apple to make...

A Better Way to Track Your Every Move

November 6, 2013 9:25 am | by Erin White | News | Comments

Physical activity tracking apps on smart phones are a potentially important tool for doctors who want to collect data and create treatment or intervention plans to improve the health of patients who struggle with activity and movement -- such as those with...

Photo of the Day: On-Demand, Cloud-Computing

November 6, 2013 9:05 am | by Lynn Nystrom, Virginia Tech | News | Comments

The first, an abbreviation for the words "sequencing in the clouds", combined with the Microsoft cloud computing platform and infrastructure, provides a portable cloud solution for next-generation sequence analysis. This resource optimizes data management, such as data partitioning and...

New Computing Model Could Lead to Quicker Advancements in Medical Research

November 5, 2013 5:30 pm | by Lynn Nystrom, Virginia Tech | News | Comments

With the promise of personalized and customized medicine, one extremely important tool for its success is the knowledge of a person's unique genetic profile. This personalized knowledge of one's genetic profile has been facilitated by the advent of next-generation sequencing (NGS), where sequencing a...

IEEE Standards Association Launches 'I Spy Ethernet IEEEE 802.3' Contest

November 5, 2013 5:27 pm | by IEEE | News | Comments

IEEE announced that the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) is commemorating the 40th anniversary of Ethernet and the 30th anniversary of IEEE 802.3 “Standard for Ethernet” by launching its “I Spy Ethernet IEEE 802.3” contest. Open to both young and experienced technology innovators, inventors, and architects around the world

Weak Demand and Expanding Capacity Lead to Ongoing ASP Declines for Smartphone Displays

November 5, 2013 5:14 pm | by NPD DisplaySearch | News | Comments

Weak demand from white-box brands and expanding production capacity for smartphone panels led to a month over month decline in ASPs for smartphone displays in September 2013. According to the NPD DisplaySearch Monthly Smartphone and Tablet PC FPD Pricing Report, strong competition...

CyPhy Works Raises $7Mi to Build Flying Robots for Big Industries

November 5, 2013 4:46 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

CyPhy Works has announced the close of a $7 million financing round led by Lux Capital, with participation from General Catalyst Partners, Felicis Ventures, and several undisclosed prominent angel investors. The UAV industry in the U.S., and around the world, is seeing rapid growth and CyPhy Works has a leading position and the best-of-class...

NetMotion Wireless and FierceMarkets Release Results of 2013 Healthcare Survey

November 5, 2013 4:29 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

NetMotion Wireless and FierceMarkets have announced the results of their "Healthcare Goes Mobile" survey. Carefully analyzing responses from nearly 200 healthcare executives, they discovered tablets and smartphones are fast becoming an indispensible part of hospital and...

Apptio Helps Companies Compare IT Costs Against Industry Peers

November 5, 2013 4:24 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

At the Technology Business Management (TBM) Conference, Apptio unveiled product updates that, for the first time, allowed enterprises to measure costs of their IT assets in standard categories, and automatically compare these categories against industry peers...

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