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Report: Spies Use Smartphone Apps to Track People

January 28, 2014 10:31 am | by RAPHAEL SATTER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Documents leaked by former NSA contactor Edward Snowden suggest that spy agencies have a powerful ally in Angry Birds and a host of other apps installed on smartphones across the globe...                      

Gov't, Internet Companies Reach Deal on Disclosure

January 28, 2014 10:25 am | by JESSE J. HOLLAND, Associated Press | News | Comments

Technology companies and privacy advocates are praising a new government compromise that will allow the Internet's leading companies to disclose more information about how often they are ordered to turn over customer information to the government in national security investigations...          

Apple's 1Q Results Highlight Need for New Products

January 28, 2014 10:23 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

It's going to take more than brisk sales of the iPhone and iPad to convince investors that Apple still has the magic touch...                                                


Photos of the Day: Google Glass Prescription Frames

January 28, 2014 10:20 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google plans to make various attachments available. Starting Tuesday, the Mountain View, CA, company is offering four styles of prescription frames and two new types of shades available to its "explorers"...                        

Google Hopes Designer Frames Will Sharpen Glass

January 28, 2014 10:17 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google is adding prescription frames and new styles of detachable sunglasses to its computerized, Internet-connected goggles known as Glass...                                               

After Loss, LG Sees Lower Profit, Currency Risks

January 27, 2014 1:30 pm | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

LG Electronics is forecasting lower earnings from its mobile business this quarter and risks from swings in Latin American currencies after posting an unexpected loss in the final three months of 2013. The latest results from LG Electronics underline how it is being squeezed between Japanese competitors...

Mobile Phone Indoor Positioning Systems Reinvented

January 27, 2014 1:01 pm | by IDTechEx | News | Comments

Indoor positioning systems (IPS) is a term confined to indoor positioning presented on mobile/cell phones, or the like, to create added value services. For example, the derivatives of smart phones taking the form of glasses or eyepieces will have the ability to superimpose all manner of information across the items being viewed.

NASA Science Instruments to be Aboard the European Space Agency's Rosetta

January 27, 2014 10:08 am | by NASA, European Space Agency | News | Comments

Three NASA science instruments are being prepared for check-out operations aboard the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft, which is set to become the first to orbit a comet and land a probe on its nucleus in November...                         


Live Feed into Our Bodies

January 27, 2014 9:21 am | by Sonia Fernandez, University of Santa Barbara, California | News | Comments

A device that can monitor the levels of specific drugs as they flow through the bloodstream may soon take the guesswork out of drug dosing and allow physicians to tailor prescriptions to their patients’ specific biology. Developed by UC Santa Barbara researchers...                  

Speeding up Underwater Communications with Fast-Blinking LED systems

January 27, 2014 9:13 am | by Daniel Kane, University of California, San Diego | News | Comments

University of California, San Diego electrical engineering professor Zhaowei Liu and colleagues have taken the first steps in a project to develop fast-blinking LED systems for underwater optical communications...                          

Samsung, Google Sign Patent Agreement

January 27, 2014 9:02 am | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics has signed an agreement with Google Inc. to cross-license their patents, reducing the risk of costly legal disputes over intellectual property and likely fostering greater collaborate between the two tech giants...                                

Google Buys Artificial Intelligence Startup in UK

January 27, 2014 9:01 am | News | Comments

Google says that it has purchased the British startup DeepMind, an artificial intelligence company founded by a 37-year old former chess prodigy and computer game designer...                    

U.S. to NY court: Reject Apple's Monitor Challenge

January 27, 2014 8:59 am | by LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Justice Department asked a federal appeals court Friday to let a monitor continue reviewing Apple's antitrust policies over the company's objections...                            


Agilent Installs Atomic Force Microscope with Scanning Microwave Microscopy Capabilities at Cambridge Graphene Centre

January 24, 2014 3:58 pm | by Agilent Technologies | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies has announced the recent installation of an Agilent 5600LS atomic force microscope at the Cambridge Graphene Centre (CGC) in the United Kingdom. The CGC, one of the key consortium partners in the ambitious Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Graphene Flagship project...

Silicon Labs to Unveil Ultra-low-energy Solutions for the Internet of Things at Embedded World

January 24, 2014 3:56 pm | by Silicon Labs | News | Comments

Silicon Labs will showcase an array of semiconductor, software and systems solutions for the Internet of Things market at Embedded World 2014 in Nuremburg, Germany, Feb. 25 – 27 at Booth 4A-118. Targeting connected device applications for the IoT, the mixed-signal technology leader will demonstrate its latest

DfR Solutions Releases Sherlock Version 3.1 to Support FEA Analysis

January 24, 2014 3:42 pm | by DfR Solutions | News | Comments

DfR Solutions announced the newest release of Sherlock Automated Design Analysis software, version 3.1. This version of Sherlock is the first and only reliability tool to seamlessly interface with existing FEA tools. Now engineers can quickly and accurately predict circuit card reliability across different use environments using their own FEA software.

GE and Trilliant Deliver Smarter Energy Benefits through Smart Grid Solutions

January 24, 2014 3:22 pm | by Trilliant | News | Comments

Trilliant has announced that the company’s award-winning Smart Grid Communications Platform, has been chosen by GE (NYSE: GE) to be a part of its innovative Grid IQTM Solutions as a Service (SaaS) offering provided to the City of Holly Springs, Miss. The project, which utilizes Trilliant’s SecureMesh Communication Technology and services...

LTE Innovation Summit Extends 2014 Call for Papers Deadline

January 24, 2014 1:19 pm | by Rohde & Schwarz | News | Comments

The 5th annual LTE Innovation Summit has extended its Call for Papers deadline to February 4, 2014. The LTE Innovation Summit is seeking presenters from all stages of the mobile wireless ecosystem, with a focus on the underlying technologies that are driving the convergence of wireless networks, devices, services & applications. 

FCI to Unveil Three New Connector Solutions at DesignCon 2014

January 24, 2014 1:13 pm | by FCI | News | Comments

FCI will unveil three new connector solutions at this year’s DesignCon 2014. DesignCon is the world’s leading exhibition for electronics design engineers in the communications and semiconductor industries and this is FCI’s 13th time participating in this event.

TIA Announces Priorities for 2014, Seeks Support from President Obama

January 24, 2014 1:09 pm | by Telecommunications Industry Association | News | Comments

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) released its 2014 Innovation Agenda, which identifies the organization’s tech and telecom policy priorities for the year ahead. The Innovation Agenda is focused on three high level goals: Drive Investment, Recapture Global Investment, and Enable Forward-Looking Technologies. 

Stacie Curtis Honored with 2014 Enterprising Women of the Year Award

January 24, 2014 11:55 am | by CW Solutions | News | Comments

CW Solutions President and Founder Stacie Curtis has received the Enterprising Women of the Year award for 2014 from Enterprising Women magazine. This award honors women business owners who have demonstrated that they have fast-growth businesses, mentor or actively support other women and girls involved in entrepreneurship, and stand out as leaders in their communities.

TIA Submits Comments to Department of Defense Rule Amending Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement

January 24, 2014 11:47 am | by Telecommunications Industry Association | News | Comments

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) submitted comments on the Department of Defense’s (DoD) interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS). The interim rule considers the impact of supply chain risk in procurements related to national security systems.

CWNP Security and Expert Certifications Named 'Hot IT Certifications' For 2014

January 24, 2014 11:45 am | by Certified Wireless Network Professional | News | Comments

Certified Wireless Network Professional (CWNP) has announced two of its certifications for Wi-Fi professionals have been named among the 18 Hot IT Certifications for 2014 by Network World. Two of CWNP’s certifications, Certified Wireless Security Professional (CWSP), which ensures individuals understand how to...

Prysmian Group Signs New Contract with Brazilian Petrobras

January 24, 2014 11:40 am | by Prysmian Group | News | Comments

Prysmian Group has been awarded a new contract worth approximately US $ 24 million, by the Brazilian oil company Petrobras. The award refers to special Down Hole Technology (DHT) systems for offshore oil and gas extraction application to be delivered in July 2014...

Near Error-Free Wireless Detection Made Possible

January 24, 2014 9:46 am | by Sarah Collins, University of Cambridge | News | Comments

The accuracy and range of radio frequency identification (RFID) systems, which are used in everything from passports to luggage tracking, could be vastly improved thanks to a new system developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge...                          

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