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EAG Expands Microelectronic Test and Engineering Services

October 14, 2013 12:31 pm | by Evans Analytical Group | News | Comments

Evans Analytical Group announced that it has launched a comprehensive electronics system failure analysis service. Extending its proven microelectronic test and engineering services portfolio, EAG is now one of the only companies to focus on the entire system, from electronics to materials, all the way down to failure mechanisms occurring at the IC transistor level.

Agilent Technologies’ Bluetooth RF Conformance Test System Selected by AT4 Wireless

October 14, 2013 12:28 pm | by Agilent Technologies | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies announced that AT4 wireless’ Bluetooth Qualification Test Facility in Malaga, Spain, has upgraded its laboratory with an Agilent T1111S Bluetooth RF Conformance Test System. This system will increase AT4 wireless’ capacity for Bluetooth RF qualification testing to better serve the global market.

Thoma Bravo Announces Acquisition of Empirix

October 14, 2013 12:26 pm | by Thoma Bravo | News | Comments

Thoma Bravo announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Empirix Inc., the recognized leader in end-to-end network testing, monitoring and analytics solutions. Financial terms were not disclosed. Empirix helps service providers, mobile operators and enterprises master complexities within their networks...

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Farsens Launches a New Website

October 14, 2013 12:23 pm | by Farsens S.L. | News | Comments

Farsens S.L. has launched a new website to help customers find more information about their active and battery free wireless sensor solutions. This new website is divided in two main areas: battery free sensor solutions and wireless sensor solutions. The first area includes wireless battery-less sensor products...

Barcoding’s Jay Steinmetz Wins SmartCEO Circle of Excellence Award

October 14, 2013 12:19 pm | by Barcoding | News | Comments

Barcoding has announced CEO and Founder Jay Steinmetz a winner of Baltimore SmartCEO’s 2013 Circle of Excellence awards. In its fifth year of celebration in Baltimore, the Circle of Excellence awards program honors the area’s most accomplished business leaders who have successfully taken their companies to the forefront of their chosen industries.

How will ZigBee Open Up the Sentroller Markets for Smart Home Device Developers?

October 14, 2013 10:27 am | by Elly Schietse, General Manager, GreenPeak Belgium | Articles | Comments

According to a recent report from Nextmarket Insights, the current home automation systems and services market is about 3.6 billion and is forecast to grow to around 15 billion by 2017. This market growth will be driven by a newly emerging homes service market where various cable MSOs,  broadband service providers, and telcos will be offering a variety of new home automation and connected home services.

Photo of the Day: Bionic Man

October 14, 2013 9:57 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A team of engineers has assembled a robot using artificial organs, limbs and other body parts that comes tantalizingly close to a true "bionic man." For real, this time. The artificial "man" is the subject of a Smithsonian Channel documentary that airs Sunday, Oct. 20 at 9 p.m. Called "The Incredible Bionic Man," it chronicles engineers' attempt to assemble a functioning body using artificial parts.

'Bionic Man' Walks, Breathes with Artificial Parts

October 14, 2013 9:50 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The artificial "man" is the subject of a Smithsonian Channel documentary that airs Sunday, Oct. 20 at 9 p.m. Called "The Incredible Bionic Man," it chronicles engineers' attempt to assemble a functioning body using artificial parts that range from a working kidney and circulation system to cochlear and retina implants.

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Growing Backlash to Government Surveillance

October 14, 2013 9:48 am | by MARTHA MENDOZA, AP National Writer | News | Comments

From Silicon Valley to the South Pacific, counterattacks to revelations of widespread National Security Agency surveillance are taking shape, from a surge of new encrypted email programs to technology that sprinkles the Internet with red flag terms to confuse would-be snoops.

Microsoft's Phone Update to Feature Driving Mode

October 14, 2013 9:46 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft is updating its Windows software for cellphones to accommodate larger devices and make it easier for motorists to reduce distractions while driving.It's the third update to Windows Phone 8 software since the system's release a year ago. Devices with this update will start appearing in the coming weeks, and older phones will be eligible for a free upgrade, too.

Google to Change Terms to Use Your Identity in Ads

October 14, 2013 9:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Your reviews of restaurants, shops, and products, as well as songs and other content bought on the Google Play store could show up in ads that are displayed to your friends, connections, and the broader public when they search on Google. The company calls that feature "shared endorsements."

Dead Loved Ones' Voices Fall Victim to Technology

October 14, 2013 9:36 am | by TOM COYNE, Associated Press | News | Comments

Technology has given families a way to hear their loved ones' voices long after they've passed, providing them some solace during the grieving process. But the voices aren't saved forever. Many people have discovered the voices unwittingly erased as part of a routine service upgrade to voice mail services.

B&B Electronics Launches Next Generation 802.11 Dual-Band Wi-Fi Platform for Industrial Wireless M2M

October 11, 2013 5:23 pm | by B&B Electronics | News | Comments

B&B Electronics launched its next generation AirborneM2M 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi platform to provide secure, dual-band (2.4 and 5 GHz) Wi-Fi connectivity to rugged and mission-critical M2M networks. With dual-band support and robust, enterprise-class security options, AirborneM2M is designed to enable integrators, VARs and OEMs to reduce the risk of obsolescence...

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IEEE GLOBECOM 2013 to Explore the 'Power of Global Communications'

October 11, 2013 4:47 pm | by MDT Staff | News | Comments

IEEE GLOBECOM 2013 will hold its 56th annual event from December 9 – 13, 2013 at the Atlanta Hilton and Towers in Atlanta, Georgia. Themed the “Power of Global Communications,” the five-day conference will host thousands of industry experts and more than 1,500 presentations in a global venue located just minutes from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport...

Sequans Announces New Single-mode LTE Module

October 11, 2013 4:08 pm | by Sequans Communications | News | Comments

4G chipmaker Sequans Communications S.A. announced availability of the VZ20M and VZ21M modules, the newest members of its EZLinkLTE family of single-mode LTE modules. The VZ20M, recently certified by Verizon Wireless, is a complete M.2 connectivity solution for the design of tablets, notebooks, and laptop computers,

Meaghan's Minute: A New Microfluidic Approach

October 11, 2013 10:10 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a new approach with applications in materials development for energy capture and storage and for optoelectronic materials.

Photo of the Day: The OTT Opportunity for Operators

October 11, 2013 9:39 am | by Silverstreet | News | Comments

With over-the-top (OTT) messaging overtaking SMS in 2012, mobile operators need to assess their role in this new communications landscape, and gear up to take advantage of this new dynamic. The latest SMS and app messaging stats speak for themselves. OTT messaging is here to stay and mobile operators have ample opportunity to stay ahead of the curve.

Internet of Things Gets Major Distance Boost From IBM and Semtech

October 11, 2013 9:33 am | by IBM, Semtech Corporation | News | Comments

IBM and Semtech Corporation have announced a significant advancement in wireless technology, combining IBM software and Semtech hardware to create a system capable of transmitting data up to a distance of 9 miles, depending on the environment, with significantly improved ease-of-use.

Websites Using Device Fingerprinting to Secretly Track Users

October 11, 2013 9:22 am | by Kuleuven | News | Comments

A new study by KU Leuven-iMinds researchers has uncovered that 145 of the Internet’s 10,000 top websites track users without their knowledge or consent. The websites use hidden scripts to extract a device fingerprint from users’ browsers. Device fingerprinting circumvents legal restrictions imposed on the use of cookies and ignores the Do Not Track HTTP header.

Google: EU Privacy Spat Will 'Play Itself Out'

October 11, 2013 9:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Eric Schmidt, Google's executive chairman, said Thursday that he respects but disagrees with complaints about his company's privacy policies made by data protection authorities in six European countries. Schmidt said the Internet search and ad giant has "very broadly communicated" its policies to authorities in the countries where the complaints have been made.

New Gadget Frees Mobile TV From Blocky Attachment

October 11, 2013 9:13 am | by RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Audiovox's "mobiletv" gizmo allows you to pick up free TV signals and watch them on Apple and Android mobile devices without eating into your cellular data plan. The accessory doesn't have to be attached to the mobile device physically. Previous mobile TV antennas could hang precariously from the charging port.

BlackBerry Founders Looking at Buying Company

October 11, 2013 9:11 am | by ROB GILLIES, Associated Press | News | Comments

BlackBerry founders Mike Lazaridis and Douglas Fregin are weighing taking over the distressed smartphone company as it searches for a savior. Lazaridis said Thursday in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that he and Fregin are looking to potentially acquire the 92 percent of the shares they don't currently own.

Gartner Identifies the Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2014

October 10, 2013 4:58 pm | by Gartner, Inc | News | Comments

Gartner defines a strategic technology as one with the potential for significant impact on the enterprise in the next three years. Factors that denote significant impact include a high potential for disruption to IT or the business, the need for a major dollar investment, or the risk of being late to adopt.

Norsat Secures $6.3M Order from Harris for ATOM Series 100W Ku-band Solid State Power Amplifiers

October 10, 2013 4:32 pm | by Norsat International Inc. | News | Comments

Norsat International Inc. has announced a $6.3M order from Harris Corporation for its compact and efficient ATOM series Solid State Power Amplifiers (SSPAs). Norsat expects to deliver the majority of the products over three quarters commencing Q4 2013.

Carbon's New Champion

October 10, 2013 9:35 am | by David Ruth, Rice University | News | Comments

Carbyne will be the strongest of a new class of microscopic materials if and when anyone can make it in bulk. If they do, they'll find carbyne nanorods or nanoropes have a host of remarkable and useful properties, as described in a new paper by Rice University theoretical physicist Boris Yakobson and his group. The paper appears this week in the American Chemical Society journal ACS Nano.

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