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U.S. Woman Questions Ticket for Wearing Google Glass

November 1, 2013 8:58 am | by JUSTIN PRITCHARD, Associated Press | News | Comments

An early adopter of Google's Internet-connected eyeglasses may soon become a guinea pig of a different sort. Cecilia Abadie was pulled over for speeding Tuesday evening in San Diego, and a California Highway Patrol officer noticed she was wearing Google Glass. The officer tacked on...

Dell Laptop Buyers Make a Stink Over Cat Smell

November 1, 2013 8:56 am | by BREE FOWLER, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

A noxious feline odor has some Dell customers caterwauling. People who own Dell Latitude 6430u laptops are complaining that their pricey new computers are emitting a smell similar to cat urine. Some of them said on the company's online customer forums that the odor...

Germany: Prepared to Speak with Snowden

November 1, 2013 8:52 am | by GEIR MOULSON, Associated Press KIRSTEN GRIESHABER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Germany's top security official said Friday he will try and find a way for Edward Snowden to speak to German officials if the former National Security Agency contractor is willing to provide details about the NSA's activities including the alleged surveillance of Chancellor...

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Balluff Announces its New Full Line Sensor Catalog

October 31, 2013 5:08 pm | by Balluff | News | Comments

Balluff released its new full line object detection sensor catalog. With over 1000 pages and new products, this new catalog contains Balluff’s complete sensor line, including: photoelectric, inductive, capacitive, and magnetic cylinder sensors, along with accessories and cables.

Interop Technologies Accredited by GSMA as Hosted RCS Solution Provider

October 31, 2013 5:04 pm | by Interop Technologies | News | Comments

Interop Technologies announced that the GSM Association (GSMA) has designated Interop as an accredited Hosted Rich Communication Services (RCS) solution provider. Accredited solutions fully comply with RCS specification version 1.2.2, which enables operators to compete directly with popular over-the-top (OTT) services.

Agilent Technologies Announces RF and Microwave Industry-Ready Student Certification Program

October 31, 2013 5:01 pm | by Agilent Technologies | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies announced the RF and Microwave Industry-Ready Student Certification program, developed in conjunction with the University of South Florida, a founding partner. The program, a collaboration between universities and industry, recognizes students who have demonstrated RF/MW design and measurement expertise.

QuickLogic and SPI Collaborate to Deliver Context Awareness for Smartphones

October 31, 2013 4:59 pm | by QuickLogic | News | Comments

QuickLogic announced the company is collaborating with Sensor Platforms, Inc. (SPI) to address the mobile device OEM demand for always-on sensor capability enabling context awareness while consuming considerably less than 1% of typical smartphone system battery capacity.

America Semiconductor Appoints David Geltman New VP of Sales and Marketing

October 31, 2013 4:51 pm | by American Semiconductor | News | Comments

America Semiconductor named David Geltman to the newly created position of vice president of sales and marketing.  In this role, Mr. Geltman is responsible for all aspects of sales, as well as franchised distribution management programs and strategic partnerships throughout North and South America, Asia and Europe.

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Cloud Audio and Network Streaming Hi-fi Speaker Employs Nordic Bluetooth Low Energy Remote

October 31, 2013 4:46 pm | by Nordic Semiconductor | News | Comments

Ultra low power (ULP) RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor ASA announced that Swedish design specialist, Teenage Engineering, has specified a pair of Nordic nRF51822 Systems-on-Chip (SoC) in the Bluetooth low energy RF remote control of its 100-Watt OD-11 cloud audio and network streaming active (self-amplifying) hi-fi speaker.

Wireless Microcurrent Generating Wound Dressing for Army Rangers

October 31, 2013 10:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Vomaris Wound Care, Inc., a regenerative medical device company specializing in microcurrent field generating technologies for the wound care market, announced that in an effort to identify improved options for wound care, a clinical study to...

Breakthrough Research Produces Brighter, More Efficient Lighting

October 31, 2013 9:43 am | by Sonia Fernandez, University of California - Santa Barbara | News | Comments

By determining simple guidelines, researchers at UC Santa Barbara's Solid State Lighting & Energy Center (SSLEC) have made it possible to optimize phosphors –– a key component in white LED lighting –– allowing for brighter, more efficient lights. LED lighting has been a major topic of research due to the many benefits it offers over traditional incandescent...

Abha Dawesar: Life in the "Digital Now"

October 31, 2013 9:29 am | by TED Talk, Abha Dawesar | Videos | Comments

One year ago, Abha Dawesar was living in blacked-out Manhattan post-Sandy, scrounging for power to connect. As a novelist, she was struck by this metaphor: Have our lives now become fixated on the drive to digitally connect, while we miss out on what's real?

Lenovo Hires Kutcher to Design, Pitch New Tablet

October 31, 2013 9:28 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Computer-maker Lenovo has hired tech-savvy actor Ashton Kutcher to help design and pitch its latest line of tablets, dubbing the Hollywood star a "product engineer" who can bring his ideas along with his image. It's the latest tech foray for the "Two and a Half Men" performer who recently starred in a biopic about innovative giant Steve Jobs and has invested venture capital...

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Air Traffic Control Modernization Hits Turbulence

October 31, 2013 9:27 am | by JOAN LOWY, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Next Generation Air Transportation System, or NextGen, was promoted as a way to accommodate an anticipated surge in air travel, reduce fuel consumption and improve safety and efficiency. By shifting from radar-based navigation and radio communications — technologies rooted in the first half of the 20th century — to satellite-based navigation and digital communications...

Report: NSA Broke into Yahoo, Google Data Centers

October 31, 2013 9:25 am | by LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press | News | Comments

The National Security Agency has secretly broken into the main communications links that connect Yahoo and Google data centers around the world, The Washington Post reported Wednesday, citing documents obtained from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. A secret accounting dated Jan. 9, 2013, indicates that NSA sends millions of records...

Report: Snowden Gets Tech Support job in Russia

October 31, 2013 9:25 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Anatoly Kucherena, a lawyer for former NSA systems analyst Edward Snowden, says his client has found a technical support job at a Russian website. Kucherena told the RIA Novosti news agency Thursday that Snowden starts his new job on Friday. Kucherena declined to name the company that has hired...

Review: Lighter iPad Air Narrows Gap with Mini

October 30, 2013 10:15 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

When Apple came out with a smaller iPad last year, the original version suddenly seemed heavy and bulky. The iPad Mini fit more easily in pockets and bags, and it felt more comfortable in my hands. It was also cheaper than the full-size version. This Friday's release of the new iPad Air, along with...

Smartwatches Abound. But Who Really Wants One?

October 30, 2013 10:01 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Computerized wristwatches that display message alerts and weather updates are abound this holiday season: Consumer electronics companies are trying to persuade you to add these smartwatches to your shopping lists...                                                               

Future Internet Aims to Sever Links with Servers

October 30, 2013 9:51 am | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

A revolutionary new architecture aims to make the internet more “social” by eliminating the need to connect to servers and enabling all content to be...                                                                      

Powering Better Online Document Viewing

October 30, 2013 9:41 am | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Viewing PDF and Microsoft Office documents on a Web browser can cause slow loading and messy formatting — and often such documents won’t load at all. Most times, users will simply download the documents to their computers to read and annotate...

Seeing in the Dark

October 30, 2013 9:25 am | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

Thermal infrared (IR) energy is emitted from all things that have a temperature greater than absolute zero. Human eyes, primarily sensitive to shorter wavelength visible light, are unable to detect or differentiate between the longer-wavelength thermal IR "signatures" given off...

Berkeley Scientists Develop Fire Detection Satellite for Wildfires

October 30, 2013 9:21 am | by Robert Sanders, University of California, Berkeley | News | Comments

As firefighters emerge from another record wildfire season in the Western United States, University of California, Berkeley, scientists say it’s time to give them a 21st century tool: a fire-spotting satellite. Such a satellite could view the Western states almost continuously, snapping pictures of the ground every few seconds...

HotSeat Episode 11: xPico Wi-Fi & M2M

October 29, 2013 10:18 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Keith Chu, the senior product line manager at Lantronix, is joining Meaghan Ziemba for this HotSeat interview that focuses on M2M. Keith provides an overview of the current state of M2M, and discusses the challenges that are precluding M2M from being embraced...

Google Expands Sales of Internet-Connected Glasses

October 29, 2013 10:17 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Google is relying on a little social networking to put its Internet-connected glasses on the heads of more people. The expanded sales of the device known as Google Glass will come as part of an invitation-only program announced...                                                                                                        

TW Cable Boosts Top Internet Speed to 100 Mbps

October 29, 2013 10:12 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Time Warner Cable is doubling the Internet speed of its fastest product and more than halving the price of its lowest-speed product to compete with its telecoms rivals AT&T and Verizon. The nation's second-largest cable...                                                                 

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