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Mobile Wallets: How to Safeguard against an Evolving Hacker Threat

November 5, 2013 4:15 pm | by Lynn Price, IT Security Strategist, IBM | Blogs | Comments

What would you do if your wallet was stolen? Anyone who has experienced the headache and frustration of canceling credit cards or reordering a driver’s license will affirm the importance of knowing where your wallet is at all times, and being extra wary of having it pilfered by a pickpocket when...

BlackBerry Abandons Bid to Sell Itself, CEO Out

November 5, 2013 9:43 am | by Rob Gillies, Associated Press | News | Comments

Fairfax Financial, BlackBerry's largest shareholder with a 10 percent stake, said Monday it won't buy the struggling smartphone company and take it private. Instead, Fairfax and other investors will inject $1 billion as part of a revised investment proposal...

BlackBerry to Focus on Software - Not Devices

November 5, 2013 9:35 am | by Rob Gillies, Associated Press | News | Comments

The device that was so addictive that it was dubbed the "CrackBerry" might not have much of a future: Its new chairman and interim chief executive says he wants to emphasize software and services — not devices. That could mean the company might ultimately get out of the business of selling...

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Strep Scorecard Might Help Tell if You Need a Doc

November 5, 2013 9:30 am | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Debating whether to seek a strep test for that sore throat? One day there could be an app for that: Researchers are developing a home scorecard that aims to prevent thousands of unnecessary trips to the doctor for this common complaint...

Twitter Just One Symptom of IPO Fever's Return

November 5, 2013 9:24 am | by Joshua Freed, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Five years after the financial crisis dampened enthusiasm for initial public offerings, investors are again eager to buy shares when companies start trading. Twitter is the star this week, but the number of offerings shows that it's not just social-media darlings that are seeking and attracting...

What is Google Building Out in San Francisco Bay?

November 5, 2013 9:19 am | by Martha Mendoza, AP National Writer | News | Comments

Google is erecting a four-story structure in the heart of the San Francisco Bay but is managing to conceal its purpose by constructing it on docked barges instead of on land, where city building permits and public plans are mandatory. Construction became obvious a few...

EcoFactor Broadens Patent Portfolio for Home Energy Services

November 4, 2013 5:16 pm | by EcoFactor | News | Comments

EcoFactor was awarded a United States patent (No. 8,556,188) for the use of geolocation data from smart phones and other mobile devices to optimize home energy management services. This is the 14th patent for EcoFactor, boosting its patent portfolio in the residential energy management sector.

Microchip Technology Announces Record Net Sales and Financial Results

November 4, 2013 5:07 pm | by Microchip Technology | News | Comments

Microchip Technology reported results for the three months ended September 30, 2013. GAAP net sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2014 were $492.7 million, up 6.5% sequentially from net sales of $462.8 million in the immediately preceding quarter, and up 28.5% from GAAP net sales of $383.3 million in the prior year’s second fiscal quarter.

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Agilent Technologies Engineers Author X-Parameters Book

November 4, 2013 4:51 pm | by Agilent Technologies | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies announced the release of “X-Parameters: Characterization, Modeling, and Design of Nonlinear RF and Microwave Components,” a book on the company’s breakthrough nonlinear X-parameters measurement, modeling and simulation technology.

Avery Dennison Performance Tapes Introduces Online Document Finder for Easy Access to Product Documents

November 4, 2013 4:20 pm | by Avery Dennison | News | Comments

Design engineers in need of documentation on pressure-sensitive adhesive tape solutions can now turn to a new tool called Document Finder at www.tapes.averydennison.com. Document Finder delivers instant and easy access to technical and application product documentation on adhesive tape solutions from Avery Dennison Performance Tapes.

Redline Communications to Unveil High Speed Wireless SCADA System at OilComm 2013

November 4, 2013 4:10 pm | by Redline Communications Group | News | Comments

Redline Communications Group will showcase its newest lineup of rugged and secure wireless broadband network systems at OilComm 2013 in booth 327 (George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, November 6-8). Redline’s newest product family delivers secure, high speed connectivity for SCADA systems, unleashing the potential for real-time data collection and control of these widely used machine-to-machine sensor networks.

The Evolution of the Internet of Things

November 4, 2013 3:52 pm | by Scott Hublou, EcoFactor SVP Product and Customer Operations | Blogs | Comments

The Internet of Things (IoT) is all about Internet-connected devices. It’s a huge and important technology trend that is catapulting new services and innovation in various industries including energy, healthcare, retail, and manufacturing. Like all technology, IoT...

5 Predictions for HPC from the 2013 PBS Works User Group

November 4, 2013 12:39 pm | by Bill Nitzberg, CTO, PBS Works division at Altair | Blogs | Comments

For me, what makes the PBS Works User Group fun is the really great group of people that come together across a broad spectrum of the HPC community.  I thought this was an excellent forum in which to get real insights from the real community. So, this year, we closed the event with a general customer feedback session, during which...

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Synaptic Transistor Learns While it Computes

November 4, 2013 11:20 am | by Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences | News | Comments

Our brains have upwards of 86 billion neurons, connected by synapses that not only complete myriad logic circuits; they continuously adapt to stimuli, strengthening some connections while weakening others. We call that process learning, and it enables the kind of rapid, highly efficient...

Quantum 'Sealed Envelope' System Enables 'Perfectly Secure' Information Storage

November 4, 2013 10:58 am | by Adrian Kent, University of Cambridge | News | Comments

A breakthrough in quantum cryptography demonstrates that information can be encrypted and then decrypted with complete security using the combined power of quantum theory and relativity - allowing the sender to dictate the unveiling of coded information without any possibility of intrusion...

Gravity and the Robot Satellite Attitude Problem

November 4, 2013 10:50 am | by Albert Ang, Inderscience Publishers | News | Comments

Using an in-orbit robot to capturing a malfunctioning satellite that is tumbling out of control is currently just a theoretical idea. However, research inspired by nature to be published in the forthcoming issue of International Journal of Mechanisms and Robotic Systems, could take us a small step towards...

Nanotube-Based Sensors Can Be Implanted Under the Skin for a Year

November 4, 2013 9:35 am | by Sarah McDonnell, Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Nitric oxide (NO) is one of the most important signaling molecules in living cells, carrying messages within the brain and coordinating immune system functions. In many cancerous cells, levels are perturbed, but very little is known about how NO behaves in both healthy and cancerous...

India Vies for Elite Role in Space with Mars Trip

November 4, 2013 9:25 am | by KATY DAIGLE, Associated Press | News | Comments

India is aiming to join the world's deep-space pioneers with a journey to Mars that it hopes will showcase its technological ability to explore the solar system while seeking solutions for everyday problems on Earth. With a Tuesday launch planned for Mangalyaan...

Review: LG Tablet Has Phone Alerts, Multitasking

November 4, 2013 9:16 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

For a short time, LG had the distinction of having the rare 8-inch tablet with a high-resolution screen. But then Apple came along and stole the spotlight when it unveiled a new iPad Mini with an even better screen. That doesn't mean you should dismiss LG Electronics' new tablet outright...

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel Talks Sexts and Growth

November 4, 2013 9:15 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Evan Spiegel dropped out of Stanford University in 2012, three classes shy of graduation, to move back to his father's house and work on Snapchat. Spiegel's fast-growing mobile app lets users send photos, videos, and messages that disappear a few seconds after they are received. Founded in 2011...

Google Invests $608M in Finnish Data Center

November 4, 2013 9:13 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Google says it is investing $608 million to expand a data center in southern Finland as part of Europe-wide development plans totaling hundreds of millions of euros. The investment comes on top of the 350 million euros Google Inc. has spent converting an old paper mill, which...

AP-CNBC Poll: Twitter Faces Skeptical Investors

November 4, 2013 9:12 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Some 36 percent of Americans say buying stock in the 7-year-old short messaging service would be a good investment, while 47 percent disagree. Last May, ahead of Facebook's IPO, 51 percent of Americans said Facebook Inc. would be a good investment. Just 31 percent...

White House, Lawmakers: No Clemency for Snowden

November 4, 2013 9:11 am | by KIMBERLY DOZIER, AP Intelligence Writer | News | Comments

The White House and the leaders of the congressional intelligence committees are rejecting former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden's plea for clemency. Snowden made the plea in a letter given to a German politician and released Friday. In his one-page typed letter, he asks for clemency for charges over allegedly leaking classified information about...

Sente Group CEO to Present Proven, Profitable Approach to Managing the Test Environment

November 1, 2013 3:28 pm | by Sente Group | News | Comments

Paul McNamara, founder and CEO of The Sente Group, will present proven methods that cut costs and maximize efficiency in the test environment at the 30th Annual International Test and Evaluation Symposium, Nov. 13-15 in Arlington, Virginia. McNamara’s presentation from at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14 will address...

FANUC Unveils CNC & Robot Automotive Architecture with Connectivity to Rockwell's Automation Environment

November 1, 2013 3:18 pm | by FANUC | News | Comments

FANUC America unveiled a CNC and robot integrated automotive architecture demonstrating connectivity to Rockwell Automation programmable automation controller (PAC) environments for an easy, simplified automation solution at Automation Fair 2013. As a result of the release of EtherNet/IP field bus connectivity for its Series 3xi-B CNCs...

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