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Feature Stops Apps From Stealing Phone Users' Passwords

June 27, 2013 9:12 am | by Ashley Yeager, Duke University | News | Comments

Imagine downloading a NetFlix app to your phone so that you can watch movies on the go. You would expect the app to request your account's username and password the first time it runs. Most apps do.But, not all apps are what they appear to be. They can steal log-in and password information.

Review: Windows 8.1 Widens Gap with Older PCs

June 27, 2013 9:03 am | by RYAN NAKASHIMA, Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer says the latest update to Windows is a "refined blend" of its older operating system for PCs and its new touch-enabled interface for more modern, mobile devices. After some hands-on time with it, the update seems to me like a patch over an ever-widening chasm.

PayPal Looks to Conquer Space (Payments)

June 27, 2013 8:55 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

PayPal wants to explore space — or at least begin to figure out how payments and commerce will work beyond Earth's realm once space travel and tourism take off.PayPal, which is eBay Inc.'s payments business, says it is launching an initiative called PayPal Galactic with the help of the nonprofit SETI Institute in Mountain View, Calif., and the Space Tourism Society.

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Making NY's Lake George the World's 'Smartest'

June 27, 2013 8:52 am | by MICHAEL HILL, Associated Press | News | Comments

An unprecedented project to turn New York's Lake George into the "smartest lake in the world" is being launched and will monitor the lake from its sun-dappled shores to its dark depths in hopes of keeping the Adirondack attraction pristine.

Obama: No Wheeling or Dealing to Extradite Snowden

June 27, 2013 8:46 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama says he won't engage in wheeling, dealing and trading to get NSA leaker Edward Snowden extradited to the U.S. Obama says he also won't be scrambling military jets to go after a 29-year-old hacker, rejecting suggestions the U.S. might send the Air Force to force down a plane carrying Snowden from Russia to another country.

Emerson Network Power Connectivity Solutions Announces New Partnership with Newark element14

June 26, 2013 5:49 pm | by Emerson Network Power | News | Comments

Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson [NYSE: EMR] has announced the extension of our partnership with Newark element14. Newark element14 is already a distributor of the Johnson and Trompeter product lines and will now serve as a global distributor of the Semflex and AIM-Cambridge product lines.

Agilent Technologies' 3-D EM Simulation Software Selected by Millitech

June 26, 2013 4:34 pm | by Agilent Technologies Inc. | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. [NYSE: A] hasannounced that Millitech Inc., a leading provider in millimeter-wave components, assemblies and subsystems for applications in satellite communications, radiometry, radar and remote sensing, has selected Agilent's Electromagnetic Professional (EMPro) and Advanced Design System (ADS) software for use in developing mixers, multipliers and various passive devices.

Sierra Wireless Introduces the First 4G LTE Module for Sprint

June 26, 2013 4:31 pm | by Sierra Wireless | News | Comments

ierra Wireless [NASDAQ: SWIR] has announced that the AirPrime MC7355 embedded module is now Sprint-certified – the first 4G LTE embedded wireless module to be certified on the Sprint network. Demonstrating technical leadership in the LTE space, the MC7355 joins a wide range of Sierra Wireless modules available for Sprint.

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Optical Communications Group Installs Substantial Dark Fiber Infrastructure

June 26, 2013 4:14 pm | by Optical Communications Group (OCG) | News | Comments

Optical Communications Group (OCG) announces the installation of the first of four high-count dark fiber cables in to the new Meet Me Room (MMR) at 325 Hudson Street, the carrier-neutral core network interconnection facility strategically located on the fiber-dense crossroads of Hudson Street and the Holland Tunnel in New York City.

Modelithics Signs Tactron Elektronik as New Sales Representative for Germany, Austria and Switzerland

June 26, 2013 4:06 pm | by Modelithics | News | Comments

Modelithics announces a new partnership with Tactron Elektronik in Martinsried, Germany for Modelithics library sales and services representation. Larry Dunleavy, President and CEO of Modelithics, and Georg Schmidt, President of Tactron Elektronik, have signed a representation and reseller agreement for new business in Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

PEG Bandwidth Announces 473 New Cell Sites Through Ethernet Backhaul Agreement

June 26, 2013 1:44 pm | by PEG Bandwidth, LLC | News | Comments

PEG Bandwidth, LLC, a provider of high-capacity Ethernet backhaul networks and other wireless infrastructure services, announces it has signed an Ethernet backhaul agreement with a large wireless carrier to support their rollout of 4G mobile broadband services. As the one of the nation’s largest 4G networks, the wireless carrier will leverage PEG Bandwidth’s backhaul expertise to support additional market growth.

Spirent Builds on Mobile Device Test Leadership with LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation Capabilities

June 26, 2013 1:43 pm | by Spirent Communications | News | Comments

Spirent Communications, the leader in testing wireless networks, devices, and services has announced support for Carrier Aggregation testing on its CS8 Mobile Device Tester. As the industry’s simplest and fastest tool for testing and verifying the design of mobile devices, the CS8 helps ensure LTE-Advanced (3GPP Release 10) Carrier Aggregation functionality meets the performance expectations of operators who plan to deploy the technology.

Alpha Micro Wireless Announces U.S. Franchised Distribution Agreement with TS16949/ISO9001

June 26, 2013 10:06 am | by Alpha Micro Wireless, 2J Antenna | News | Comments

Alpha Micro Wireless has announced that it has signed an agreement with, European antenna innovators, 2J Antenna to supply Alpha Micro Wireless customers with a broad range of high quality TS16949/ISO9001 certified external and embedded antenna solutions.

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Rivals Seek Tough EU Antitrust Action on Google

June 26, 2013 8:54 am | by JUERGEN BAETZ, Associated Press | News | Comments

A coalition of Google's competitors urged the European Union's antitrust watchdog Tuesday to reject the Internet giant's proposed concessions on displaying search results. The European Commission, the bloc's antitrust authority, has been investigating since 2010 whether Google is abusing its dominant market position and stifling competition.

Coding Camps for Kids Rise in Popularity

June 26, 2013 8:52 am | by CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY, Associated Press | News | Comments

So-called coding camps for children are becoming more popular amid a growing effort to expand access to computer programming and inspire more youths to seek computer science degrees and careers in technology. Their rise underscores a seeming mismatch in the U.S. economy: people like Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Tumblr founder David Karp illustrate the opportunities programming skills can create.

NASA's Sun Satellite Launch Delayed until Thursday

June 26, 2013 8:50 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Iris satellite was supposed to be carried aloft from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base on Wednesday. But the launch range recently lost electricity after an equipment failure at a utility substation darkened much of the central coast. The problem is expected to be fixed by Thursday evening.

Microsoft to Unveil Latest Windows Adjustments

June 26, 2013 8:47 am | by RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft is giving people a peek into Windows 8.1, a free update that promises to address some of the gripes people have with the latest version of the company's flagship operating system. Although the preview version of Windows 8.1 is meant for Microsoft's partners and other technology developers, anyone will be able to download it for free starting Wednesday.

SKorea Mobile Network Touted as World's Fastest

June 26, 2013 8:46 am | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

South Korea's largest mobile operator is this week launching what it says is the world's fastest wireless network. SK Telecom said Wednesday that the LTE-Advanced network can download data at speeds twice as fast as LTE networks and 10 times faster than third generation services. With a transfer rate of 150 megabits per seconds, the network can download an 800 megabyte movie in just 43 seconds.

Meet BRCK, Internet Access Built for Africa

June 25, 2013 4:36 pm | by Juliana Rotich, TED Talk | Videos | Comments

Tech communities are booming all over Africa, says Nairobi-based Juliana Rotich, cofounder of the open-source software Ushahidi. But it remains challenging to get and stay connected in a region with frequent blackouts and spotty Internet hookups. So Rotich and friends developed BRCK, offering resilient connectivity for the developing world.

Volvo Demonstrates the Ingenious Self-Parking Car

June 25, 2013 8:57 am | by Volvo Car Group | News | Comments

Volvo Car Group has developed an ingenious concept for autonomous parking. The concept car, which will be demonstrated at a media event next week, finds and parks in a vacant space by itself, without the driver inside. The smart, driverless car also interacts safely and smoothly with other cars and pedestrians in the car park.

Finding the Fit for Spintronics

June 25, 2013 8:53 am | by Laura L. Hunt, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee | Articles | Comments

An ongoing collaboration between physicists from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) and the University of York, UK, is focused on probing, tailoring and tuning the electronic behaviors of TIs at nanoscale. In bulk these materials do, in fact, insulate. But on the surface, TIs are conductors.

Websites in 2 Koreas Shut Down On War Anniversary

June 25, 2013 8:45 am | by ELIZABETH SHIM, Associated Press YOUKYUNG LEE, Associated Press | News | Comments

Major government and media websites in South and North Korea were shut down for hours Tuesday on the 63rd anniversary of the start of the Korean War. Seoul said its sites were hacked, while it was unclear what knocked out those north of the border.

European Court Lawyer Sides with Google

June 25, 2013 8:39 am | by TOBY STERLING, Associated Press | News | Comments

A top lawyer at the European Court of Justice said Tuesday that Google and other search engines should not have to remove web pages containing personal information from their search indexes. In a blow for the "right to be forgotten" privacy principle in Europe, the court's independent Advocate General, Niilo Jaaskinen, said in a formal opinion that websites, not Google, should bear responsibility for information they publish.

Agilent Technologies Adds Scanning Microwave Microscopy Mode to Flagship 5500 AFM System

June 24, 2013 5:50 pm | by Agilent Technologies | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. [NYSE: A] has announced the availability of scanning microwave microscopy (SMM) capabilities for its premier-performance atomic force microscope, the 5500 AFM. Agilent’s second-generation SMM nose cone makes this unique electrical measurement option compatible with the 5500 system.

Agilent Technologies Introduces a Solution for Modeling Power Devices

June 24, 2013 5:48 pm | by Agilent Technologies | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. [NYSE: A] has announced that its Integrated Circuits Characterization and Analysis Program (IC-CAP) software has been enhanced to provide full support for the B1505A Power Device Analyzer/Curve Tracer, including the instrument's new high-power, high-current source monitor unit modules.

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