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High Court Takes Cases on Cellphone Searches

January 20, 2014 9:36 am | by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Supreme Court agreed Friday to decide whether police need a warrant to search the cellphones of people they have arrested. The court will hear two cases in which criminal defendants were convicted and sentenced to lengthy prison terms at least in part on the strength of evidence obtained by...             

Vietnam's 'Cyber Troops' Take Fight to U.S., France

January 20, 2014 9:32 am | by CHRIS BRUMMITT, Associated Press | News | Comments

Working on her blog in California one day, Vietnamese democracy activist Ngoc Thu sensed something was wrong. It took a moment for a keystroke to register. Cut-and-paste wasn't working. She had "a feeling that somebody was there" inside her computer. Her hunch turned out to be right...                 

Scientists Hope Comet-Chaser Spacecraft Wakes Up

January 20, 2014 9:28 am | by FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press | News | Comments

Europe's Rosetta probe is due to wake up from years of hibernation Monday, but scientists face an agonizing wait of several hours until the first signal reaches Earth and they can celebrate a new milestone in their unprecedented mission to land a spacecraft on a comet...                           

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Energy Storage in Miniaturized Capacitors Boost Green Energy Technology

January 20, 2014 9:20 am | by Jason Socrates Bardi, American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

The capacitors of electronic circuits function something like batteries – storing electrical charge that can be quickly dumped to power devices like camera flashes. So-called "supercapacitors" take the energy-storing abilities of capacitors a step further, storing a far greater charge in a much smaller package...              

CEA Joins Industry Groups in Sponsoring Educational Series

January 17, 2014 10:20 am | by Consumer Electronics Association | News | Comments

ArlThe Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has announced its sponsorship of an educational program series called the “Mobile Medical Apps (MMA) Roadshow: Managing App Development under FDA Regulation,” joining a consortium of six leading universities, more than a dozen industry trade...            

Europe Launches RoboEarth: 'Wikipedia for Robots'

January 17, 2014 10:08 am | by TOBY STERLING, Associated Press | News | Comments

Expectations are high for RoboEarth, a new European-funded system to speed the development of human-serving robots. Scientists from five major European technical universities have gathered in the Netherlands this week for its launch and to demonstrate possible applications...           

Google Contact Lens Could Be Option for Diabetics

January 17, 2014 10:04 am | by MARTHA MENDOZA, AP National Writer | News | Comments

Brian Otis gingerly holds what looks like a typical contact lens on his index finger. Look closer. Sandwiched in this lens are two twinkling glitter-specks loaded with tens of thousands of miniaturized transistors...                  

Photos of the Day: Contact Lens for Diabetics

January 17, 2014 10:03 am | by MARTHA MENDOZA, AP National Writer | News | Comments

Researchers also had to build in a system to pull energy from incoming radio frequency waves to power the device enough to collect and transmit one glucose reading per second. The embedded electronics in the lens don't obscure vision because they lie outside the eye's pupil and iris...            

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AP Source: NSA Phone Data Control to Come to End

January 17, 2014 9:46 am | by JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent | News | Comments

Seeking to calm a furor over U.S. surveillance powers, President Barack Obama on Friday will call for ending the government's control of phone data from hundreds of millions of Americans and require intelligence agencies to get a secretive court's permission before accessing the records, a senior administration official said...                

What’s Next for Wireless Networks in 2014?

January 17, 2014 9:27 am | by Morgan Kurk, Senior Vice President, CommScope | Blogs | Comments

The continued implementation of LTE and the ongoing data boom mean that most wireless operators are focused on modernizing and enhancing the capacity of their networks with the most efficient architectures and equipment. Increasing network capacity also intensifies their focus on metrocells and indoor coverage. With that said, here’s what I see as the major trends in wireless infrastructure for 2014...

Life-Saving Shoes Feature GPS Tracking Technology

January 16, 2014 2:13 pm | by Peter Händel, KTH Royal Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Fire, smoke and zero visibility – a firefighter’s working environment is extreme. Now, with sensor-equipped footwear developed at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, firefighters can be even more effective at saving lives and property...                               

HotSeat 15: Coin Cell Developments

January 16, 2014 1:59 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Troy David is a graduate of Boston University’s School Of Management where he majored in Production Operations Management...                                

HotSeat 15: Coin Cell Developments

January 16, 2014 1:57 pm | Videos | Comments

Troy David is a graduate of Boston University’s School Of Management where he majored in Production Operations Management...                                

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BYU's Smart Object Recognition Algorithm Doesn't Need Humans

January 16, 2014 9:11 am | by Todd Hollingshead, Brigham Young University Homepage | News | Comments

BYU engineer Dah-Jye Lee isn’t interested in that development, but he has managed to eliminate the need for humans in the field of object recognition. Lee has created an algorithm that can accurately identify objects in images or video sequences without human calibration...                    

Photos of the Day: Object Recognition without Human Calibration

January 16, 2014 9:10 am | by Todd Hollingshead, Brigham Young University Homepage | News | Comments

Lee likens the idea to teaching a child the difference between dogs and cats. Instead of trying to explain the difference, we show children images of the animals and they learn on their own to distinguish the two. Lee’s object recognition does the same thing: Instead of telling...             

HotSeat 14: Laser Phosphor Displays

January 16, 2014 8:54 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Since 2005, Roger has pioneered Laser Phosphor Display (LPD) technology, working with multidisciplinary technologists and business people in the U.S. and around the globe. Dr. Hajjar has filed more than 75 U.S. and worldwide patents and has a proven record of success in taking optical-based technologies...                  

UK Court Rejects Google Bid to Stop Privacy Suit

January 16, 2014 8:17 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Britain's High Court has rejected a bid by Google Inc. to stop a group of Internet users suing it for breach of privacy. Several users of the Apple Safari Internet browser claim Google bypassed security settings in order to track their online activity and target them with personalized advertisements...

Apple Agrees to Refund $32.5M for Kids' Purchases

January 16, 2014 8:16 am | by JENNIFER C. KERR, Associated Press | News | Comments

Plenty of parents have been there — handing over the iPhone or iPad to a child while waiting in the doctor's office, standing in line at Starbucks or sitting in the car for a long road trip with the family. The youngster is playing a game on a fun mobile app and then hands you the phone saying he needs your password...        

Woman to Testify against Google Glass Citation

January 16, 2014 8:12 am | by JULIE WATSON, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

A California woman believed to be the first cited for wearing Google's computer-in-an-eyeglass while driving says she was within her rights and violated no law...                                     

Cybersecurity Chief Had Qualms Over Health Website

January 16, 2014 8:09 am | by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press | News | Comments

The top cybersecurity officer for the Health and Human Services Department said he was concerned about potential vulnerabilities ahead of the launch of the Obama administration's health care website...                                      

Potential Future Data Storage at Domain Boundaries

January 15, 2014 8:36 pm | by Forschungszentrum Jülich | News | Comments

Storing more and more in an ever-smaller space – what sounds impossible is in fact just part of the daily routine in information technology, where for decades, increasing amounts of data have been successfully stored on media with ever higher densities...                                    

Top 10 from CES 2014

January 15, 2014 1:32 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

CES 2014 broke records, as CES seems to do every year, and with the massive amount of people and the overflowing number of vendors, it’s easy to miss a lot. That’s why editors Chris Fox and Jason Lomberg traveled to Las Vegas and compiled the Top Ten from CES 2014...

Agilent Technologies Reveals Name of Electronic Measurement Spin-Off Company

January 15, 2014 12:34 pm | by Agilent Technologies, Keysight Technologies | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies has revealed the name of the electronic measurement company it expects to spin off in early November 2014 as Keysight Technologies...                                            

Photos of the Day: Wireless Robots Search Drug Smuggling Tunnels

January 15, 2014 9:34 am | by BRIAN SKOLOFF, Associated Press JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press | News | Comments

Authorities found a 600-yard tunnel in Southern California during November 2011 that resulted in seizures of 32 tons of marijuana on both sides of the border, with 26 tons found on the U.S. side, accounting for one of the largest marijuana busts in U.S. history...              

Major Change Unlikely Despite Open-Internet Ruling

January 15, 2014 9:24 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Don't expect major changes to how you access your favorite websites and services despite a federal appeals court's decision to set aside rules meant to ensure equal access to entertainment, news, and other online content...                    

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