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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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Notable Macs over the Years, from 1984 to the Pro

January 24, 2014 9:31 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

From the start, Apple's Macintosh shattered conventional notions of what a computer should be...                                    

Apple's Mac Still Influences, 30 Years after Debut

January 24, 2014 9:25 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Computers at the time typically required people to type in commands. Once the Mac came out 30 years ago Friday, people could instead navigate with a graphical user interface. Available options were organized into menus. People clicked icons to run programs and...                       

NASA Launches Newest Communication Satellite

January 24, 2014 9:20 am | by MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

An unmanned rocket blasted into a chilly, clear sky Thursday night carrying the latest, third-generation Tracking and Data Relay Satellite...                                 

Opportunity Still Roving on Mars after a Decade

January 24, 2014 9:15 am | by ALICIA CHANG, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

A decade after 10 years a Mars exploration rover would continue to operate and operate productively," project manager John Callas said Thursday...                                

How to Build an Information Time Machine

January 23, 2014 9:18 am | by Frederic Kaplan, TED Talk | Videos | Comments

Imagine if you could surf Facebook ... from the Middle Ages. Well, it may not be as far off as it sounds. In a fun and interesting talk, researcher and engineer Frederic Kaplan shows off the Venice Time Machine, a project to digitize 80 kilometers...                      

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Cooling Microprocessors with Carbon Nanotubes

January 23, 2014 9:14 am | by Lynn Yarris, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | News | Comments

Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a “process friendly” technique that would enable the cooling of microprocessor chips through carbon nanotubes...                     

Nighttime Smartphone Use Zaps Workers’ Energy

January 23, 2014 9:02 am | by Andy Henion, Russell Johnson, Michigan State University | News | Comments

Using a smartphone to cram in more work at night results in less work the next day, indicates new research co-authored by a Michigan State University business scholar...                                            

Portable Sensor for Nitrous Oxide, Methane

January 23, 2014 8:38 am | by David Ruth, Rice University | News | Comments

Rice University scientists have created a highly sensitive portable sensor to test the air for the most damaging greenhouse gases...                                         

Icahn Raises Apple Stake, Now Owns $3B in Stock

January 23, 2014 8:30 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Activist investor Carl Icahn has raised his stake in Apple as he escalates his campaign to pressure the company into buying back more of its stock while the shares remain stuck far below their peak price...                           

Verizon Reports 1,000-1,999 Security Data Orders

January 23, 2014 8:27 am | by MARCY GORDON, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Verizon Communications says it received between 1,000 and 1,999 government requests for customer information related to national security last year...                               

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App Watch: Will You Be My Between? App for Lovers

January 23, 2014 8:25 am | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

A growing number of young couples in Asia are sharing special moments in the privacy of Between, a tight networking app that links only two people...                             

Lenovo Buys Part of IBM Server Business for $2.3B

January 23, 2014 8:24 am | by JOE McDONALD, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

China's Lenovo Group is buying IBM's server business for $2.3 billion, expanding a product line-up dominated by PCs, tablets, and smartphones...                                            

Government Panel Urges End to Phone Data Spying

January 23, 2014 8:23 am | by STEPHEN BRAUN, Associated Press | News | Comments

A sharply divided government task force that reviewed the National Security Agency's surveillance program for four months has urged President Barack Obama to shut down the agency's bulk collection of phone data and purge its massive inventory of millions of Americans'...               

SecurityCoverage Launches Tech Home to US Communications Marketplace

January 22, 2014 11:32 am | by SecurityCoverage | News | Comments

SecurityCoverage launched the country's first turnkey solution to the complexities of today's connected home. The managed service offering will be marketed through cable and ISP providers across the US. Tech Home is an innovative, three-tiered solution offering protection, technical support and warranty solutions on a subscription basis.

ITC Recommends Exclusion Order to Prevent Mellanox and FCI from Further Importing Fiber Optic Products Infringing Avago Patent

January 22, 2014 11:14 am | by Avago Technologies | News | Comments

Avago Technologies announced its successful assertion of a patent related to its VCSEL technology used in datacenter, enterprise network and high-performance computing applications. On Friday, December 13, 2013, the International Trade Commission issued the Initial Determination finding a violation of Section 337...

Greater Presence at MWC 2014: Rohde & Schwarz Adds New Booth

January 22, 2014 11:10 am | by Rohde & Schwarz | News | Comments

This year for the first time, the Rohde & Schwarz group of companies will have an additional booth (B50, hall 6) dedicated to network operators and infrastructure manufacturers at the Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona. At its main booth (C40, hall 6), the T&M specialist will showcase innovations and test applications...

IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Innovation Continues with Launch of New Projects

January 22, 2014 11:06 am | by IEEE | News | Comments

IEEE announced initiation of three new standards-development projects and an IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Industry Connections activity that are all intended to expand the capabilities and relevance of the IEEE 802.3 “Standard for Ethernet.” Work is underway to amend the base standard in multiple ways...

New Transparent Display System Provide Heads-Up Data

January 22, 2014 10:27 am | by David L. Chandler, MIT | News | Comments

Transparent displays have a variety of potential applications — such as the ability to see navigation or dashboard information while looking through the windshield of a car or plane, or to project video onto a window or a pair of eyeglasses. A number of technologies have been developed for such displays, but all have limitations...               

Turkeys Inspire Smartphone-Capable Early Warning System for Toxins

January 22, 2014 10:19 am | by Sarah Yang, University of California – Berkeley | News | Comments

Some may think of turkeys as good for just lunch meat and holiday meals. But bioengineers at the University of California, Berkeley, saw inspiration in the big birds for a new type of biosensor that changes color when exposed to chemical vapors. This feature makes the sensors valuable detectors of toxins or airborne pathogens...

Photos of the Day: Turkey Inspired Bio Sensors

January 22, 2014 10:19 am | by Sarah Yang, University of California - Berkeley | News | Comments

The turkey-inspired biosensors were exposed to a range of volatile organic compounds, including hexane, isopropyl alcohol and methanol, as well as vapor of the explosive chemical TNT, at concentrations of 300 parts per billion...                 

Texas Instruments Cutting 1,100 Jobs; 4Q Profit Up

January 22, 2014 10:09 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Chipmaker Texas Instruments said Tuesday that it will cut 1,100 jobs worldwide, about 3 percent of its workforce, to trim costs and will reduce its investments in certain markets...                                 

Ohio Man Questioned over Google Glass in Theater

January 22, 2014 10:08 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal authorities say they questioned an Ohio man they suspected of recording a movie in a theater with his Google Glass computer-in-eyeglass device....                               

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