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IBM Buys Fraud Protection Software Maker Trusteer

August 15, 2013 10:13 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

IBM is buying fraud protection software maker Trusteer, amid the growing threat of cyberattacks. The Armonk, NY, technology services company announced the acquisition Thursday, but didn't disclose how much it paid for Trusteer. In connection with the deal, IBM said it's forming a new software lab in Israel where Trusteer and IBM researchers and developers will work together on cybersecurity issues.

Crowdsourcing Weather Using Smartphone Batteries

August 14, 2013 5:35 pm | by Thomas Sumner, American Geophysical Union | News | Comments

A group of smartphone app developers and weather experts discovered a way to use the temperature sensors built into smartphone batteries to crowdsource weather information. These tiny thermometers usually prevent smartphones from dangerously overheating, but the researchers discovered the battery temperatures tell a story about the environment around them.

HotSeat Episode 7: Developing Mobile Applications

August 14, 2013 4:05 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist, WDD | Videos | Comments

Rachel has over 15 years in the mobile industry, with experience working for companies ranging in size from startups to multinational corporations. She was recently the vice president for product management at DeviceAnywhere, before it was acquired by Keynote. Rachel has also managed the wireless data quality products at Telephia, which is now part of Nielsen.


Peregrine Semiconductor and LG Electronics Team Up for Antenna Tuning in Optimus G Pro Smartphone

August 14, 2013 2:48 pm | by Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation | News | Comments

Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation has announced they have teamed up to develop the high-performance antenna tuning design solution in the LG Optimus G Pro smartphone that was recently introduced to the Korean market. The Optimus G Pro features a 5.5-inch full High Definition (HD) In-Plane Switching (IPS) display...

TriQuint Acquires CAP Wireless and its Spatium Technology

August 14, 2013 2:45 pm | by TriQuint Semiconductor | News | Comments

TriQuint Semiconductor has announced that it has acquired CAP Wireless and its patented Spatium RF power combining technology that replaces traveling wave tube amplifiers (TWTAs) in communications and defense systems. TriQuint estimates that the TWTA market opportunity will be about $600 million by 2015.

MEN Micro Strengthens Global Commitment to Quality Management

August 14, 2013 2:38 pm | by MEN Micro | News | Comments

MEN Micro has recently achieved two notable certifications related to its product development and manufacturing quality. The company successfully obtained renewal of its IRIS certification on the first audit as well as implemented the EFQM Excellence Model to ensure the continued quality management of its embedded products and services worldwide.

IBM Placed in Leaders Quadrant by Leading Analyst Firm for IBM MobileFirst

August 14, 2013 2:33 pm | by IBM | News | Comments

IBM has announced that Gartner has positioned IBM as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms. The new report places IBM in the Leaders Quadrant, as measured by completeness of vision and execution ability of IBM Worklight, IBM’s mobile application development platform.

And the Winner is…GE’s Grid IQ Customer Experience Center

August 14, 2013 2:28 pm | by GE | News | Comments

GE recently won three prestigious audiovisual (AV) awards for its advanced technology at the company’s Grid IQ Global Innovation Center in Markham, Ontario. At the centerpiece of the center is a 60-foot-wide, seven-foot-high, 180-degree curved laser phosphor display videowall, designed by Prysm...


Agilent Technologies Offers New Application Note on Testing NFC Devices

August 14, 2013 2:16 pm | by Agilent Technologies | News | Comments

The Solutions for Testing NFC Devices application note explains how to use an accurate, configurable and versatile test bench with qualified test tools to address test challenges throughout the NFC product development cycle. It is the newest in the series of Agilent Power of X application notes created to provide insight...

Wireless Devices Go Battery-Free with New Communication Technique

August 14, 2013 10:28 am | by Michelle Ma, University of Washington | News | Comments

University of Washington engineers have created a new wireless communication system that allows devices to interact with each other without relying on batteries or wires for power. The new communication technique, which the researchers call “ambient backscatter,” takes advantage of the TV and cellular transmissions that already surround us around the clock.

UK Bars Trash Cans from Tracking People with Wi-Fi

August 14, 2013 9:49 am | by RAPHAEL SATTER, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Renew ad firm has been using technology embedded in the hulking receptacles to measure the Wi-Fi signals emitted by smartphones, and suggested that it would apply the concept of "cookies" — tracking files that follow Internet users across the Web — to the physical world.

BlackBerry Shares Jump on Sale Speculation

August 14, 2013 9:47 am | by ROB GILLIES, Associated Press | News | Comments

BlackBerry shares surged Tuesday on a report that its largest shareholder is looking to take the company private and on speculation about how much the company could fetch. The struggling smartphone maker said Monday it will consider selling itself. The long-awaited debut of its new phones this year has failed to turn around the struggling smartphone maker.

Icahn Sets Sights on Apple, Talks to CEO Tim Cook

August 14, 2013 9:46 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Icahn, an outspoken billionaire renowned for pouncing on out-of-favor stocks, signaled he has Apple in his sights in two short messages posted Tuesday on his Twitter account. Until now, he had been deploying Twitter as a weapon in his attack on Dell's proposed sale to a group led by its CEO, Michael Dell.


Cop Cams Ordered to Help Fix NYC Stop-and-Frisk

August 14, 2013 9:45 am | by COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press | News | Comments

Body-worn cameras are being used in hundreds of smaller departments around the country and have been largely successful in reducing complaints against police and controlling the behavior of some suspects. But New York City's mayor has criticized their use as unnecessary for the 35,000-officer department. Police reform advocates cautiously agreed to the idea in theory — with some caveats.

New Twist in the Graphene Story

August 13, 2013 9:38 am | by Lynn Yarris, Berkeley Lab | News | Comments

Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have discovered a unique new twist to the story of graphene, sheets of pure carbon just one atom thick, and in the process appear to have solved a mystery that has held back device development.

Voters Mad about NSA Spying Face Uphill Battle

August 13, 2013 9:18 am | by ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Americans are becoming increasingly concerned about government invasion of privacy while investigating terrorism, and some ordinary citizens are finding ways to push back. They are signing online petitions and threatening lawsuits. Some are pressing their providers to be upfront when data is shared with the government, which federal law allows as long as the person isn't being investigated under an active court order.

NY Investigates Virtual Money to Stem Criminal Use

August 13, 2013 9:18 am | by MICHAEL GORMLEY, Associated Press | News | Comments

New York is trying to corral the "Wild West" atmosphere of virtual currencies such as Bitcoin and may create new regulations to keep the growing technology from being used in crimes. Financial Services Superintendent Benjamin Lawsky's inquiry is confirmed in a memo provided to The Associated Press on Monday.

Thai Police Seek to Monitor Chat App for Crimes

August 13, 2013 9:17 am | by THANYARAT DOKSONE, Associated Press | News | Comments

Thai police asked the operator of the popular "Line" instant messaging app for access to records of online chats, raising concerns about intrusive surveillance despite promising only suspected criminals would be targeted. Technology Crime Suppression division chief Pisit Paoin said Tuesday that police want to review the data of users they suspect are involved in crimes.

Near Field Communication (NFC) Workshop Added to RFID in High Tech 2013 Conference

August 12, 2013 2:38 pm | by RFID Journal | News | Comments

RFID Journal announced that a workshop focused on Near Field Communication (NFC) has been added to the conference program for RFID in High Tech 2013. The conference and exhibition, focused on the use of radio frequency identification technology within the high-tech value chain, will be held on Oct. 2-3...

Jazz Wireless Data Receives 2012 M2M Evolution Product of the Year Award

August 12, 2013 2:35 pm | by Jazz Wireless Data | News | Comments

Jazz Wireless Data (Jazz) has announced that their M2M Prepaid Solution has received a 2012 M2M Evolution Product of the Year Award from M2M Evolution Magazine, a leading publication covering the machine-to-machine movement. The innovative prepaid offering is available through Jazz distribution partner Digi-Key.  

Microscan’s AutoVISION 2.0 Wins 2013 Ringier Technology Innovation Award for Food and Beverage

August 12, 2013 2:31 pm | by Microsan | News | Comments

Microscan has announced that its AutoVISION 2.0 machine vision software has won a 2013 Ringier Technology Innovation Award in the Food and Beverage Industry category. Richard Cheng, China Country Manager, accepted the award for Microscan during a ceremony at the 2013 Food Ingredients, Health Ingredients, and Natural Ingredients...

Cima NanoTech Launches Ultra Low Resistance SANTE EMI Shielding Film for Transparent, Lightweight and Thinner EMI Shielding

August 12, 2013 2:22 pm | by Cima NanoTech | News | Comments

Cima NanoTech, a smart materials company and developer of the ‘SANTE(R) Self-Assembling Nanoparticle Technology’, will unveil its new lightweight, thin and transparent EMI shielding film, ‘SANTE(R) FS100-LR-1N’, at IEEE EMC 2013 Symposium from August 6-8, 2013.

M2M Evolution Conference Selects B&B Electronics’ Bill Conley for oneM2M Special General Session

August 12, 2013 2:19 pm | by B&B Electronics | News | Comments

B&B Electronics has announced that its M2M business development manager and wireless expert, Bill Conley, was selected by the conference organizers to address the audience about the oneM2M initiative during the M2M Evolution Conference in Las Vegas, Nev., August 27 – 29, 2013.

Barcoding’s Third Annual Executive Forum to Highlight Latest Supply Chain Mobile Technologies and Strategies

August 12, 2013 2:10 pm | by Barcoding, Inc. | News | Comments

Barcoding, Inc. has announced the agenda for its third annual Executive Forum: Accelerating the Supply Chain with Barcoding and RFID. The one-day conference will connect industry leaders to share best practices, proven strategies and lessons learned in improving supply chain efficiencies with mobile technologies.

World's First Pop-Art Satellite Headed to Space

August 12, 2013 11:09 am | by JOHN ROGERS, Associated Press | News | Comments

If aliens ever target Earth, Jon Gibson and Amanda White are counting on them having an appreciation for pop art and a sense of humor. The duo created an elaborate, Andy Warhol-like design that has been etched into a satellite's panel, transforming the spacecraft into a replica of an oversized electrical charging device.

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