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Docs to Parents: Limit Kids' Texts, Tweets, Online

October 29, 2013 10:02 am | by Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

The recommendations are bound to prompt eye-rolling and LOLs from many teens, but an influential pediatricians group says parents need to know that unrestricted media use can have serious consequences. It's been linked with violence, cyberbullying, school woes, obesity, lack of sleep...                          

Review: Curved Phone Falls Flat, Literally

October 29, 2013 9:51 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The Galaxy Round created some buzz in tech circles when Samsung announced it earlier this month, but no one in the downtown Seoul cafe where I played with the curved screen smartphone asked me about it or even gave a curious glance. That is likely because the curve is so subtle it is not apparent...

New Technology Optimizes Ear Infection Diagnosis & Management

October 29, 2013 9:36 am | by American Academy of Pediatrics | News | Comments

A new, smartphone-enabled otoscope provides clear, transmittable images of the ear drum, or tympanic membrane, which someday may allow for ear infection diagnosis without a visit to the doctor's office...                                        


The Cyber-Centipede: From Linnaeus to Big Data

October 29, 2013 9:30 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The new approach to taxonomic descriptions combines several techniques, including next generation molecular methods, barcoding, and novel computing and imaging technologies, that will test the model for big data collection, storage... 

Nanomaterials Database Improved to Help Consumers, Scientists Track Products

October 29, 2013 9:19 am | by Susan Trulove, Associated Press | News | Comments

Nanomaterials are the heart of the smaller, better electronics developed during the last decade, as well as new materials, medical diagnostics and therapeutics, energy storage, and clean water. However, exposure to nanomaterials may have unintended consequences for human health...

Photo of the Day: Super-Thin Silicon Membranes

October 29, 2013 9:12 am | by Peter Iglinski, University of Rochester | News | Comments

A super-thin silicon membrane could now make it possible to drastically shrink the power source, paving the way for diagnostic devices the size of a credit card. The thin pnc Si membranes allow the electrodes to be placed much closer to each other, creating a much stronger electric field with a much...

Super-Thin Membranes Clear the Way for Chip-Sized Pumps

October 29, 2013 9:10 am | by Peter Iglinski, University of Rochester | News | Comments

The ability to shrink laboratory-scale processes to automated chip-sized systems would revolutionize biotechnology and medicine. For example, inexpensive and highly portable devices that process blood samples to detect biological agents such as anthrax are needed by the U.S. military...

AVX Announces Strategic Alliance with Master Distributor Waldom Electronics

October 28, 2013 5:04 pm | by AVX | News | Comments

AVX has signed an agreement with leading authorized master distributor, Waldom Electronics. Waldom, which caters to the unique needs of distributors, will offer an extensive portfolio of AVX’s best-in-class tantalum, ceramic, film, and niobium oxide capacitors to its vast network of small to medium sized regional distributors...


RFS Radiating Cables Enable Communications in China’s Tallest Building

October 28, 2013 5:01 pm | by Radio Frequency Systems | News | Comments

The elevators in China’s tallest building will support complete wireless communications all the way to the top of the skyscraper because of a high-performance, in-building coverage solution enabled by Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), the global wireless and broadcast infrastructure specialist.

N-trig DuoSense Technology selected for Sony’s VAIO Tap 11 and VAIO Fit 13A/14A/15A

October 28, 2013 4:58 pm | by N-trig | News | Comments

N-trig announced that the company’s pen-and-touch controller chipsets are an integral part of Sony’s new VAIO Tap 11 Windows 8 tablet PC, as well as its innovative VAIO® Fit multi-flip PC. Sony’s new devices provide a robust and accurate multi-touch and pen experience for personal and enterprise users...

Xplore Technologies Selects Red Bend Software to Provide Rugged Tablet Software

October 28, 2013 4:09 pm | by Xplore Technologies | News | Comments

Xplore Technologies has selected Red Bend to provide firmware over-the-air (FOTA) updates to Xplore’s RangerX rugged Android tablet with Red Bend’s OTA Updating Service for Android. The software will ensure that RangerX users will always have the most updated device, increasing efficiency and enhancing user experience.

LogMeIn's Xively and Linear Technology Partner to Spur Development on the Internet of Things

October 28, 2013 3:20 pm | by Xively an Linear Technology | News | Comments

Xively announced they have entered a partnership to accelerate the availability of ultra-low power cloud-connected products. By integrating Linear Technology's Dust Networks SmartMesh IP(TM) wireless sensor networking Starter Kit with Xively Cloud Services, the companies are providing developers and OEMs with a highly cost-effective, end-to-end IoT solution...

Agilent Technologies Offers Application Note on LTE Conformance Testing

October 28, 2013 3:15 pm | by Agilent Technologies | News | Comments

The Solutions for LTE Conformance Testing application note explains how to overcome the challenges of testing LTE UE conformance to the 3GPP specifications by using a flexible test system based on a single hardware platform. It is the newest in the series of Agilent Power of X application notes created to provide insight...


Agilent and University of Washington to Build Embedded Systems Teaching Laboratory

October 28, 2013 3:12 pm | by Agilent Technologies | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies and the University of Washington announced they will work together to upgrade a laboratory in the school’s Electrical Engineering Department with  the industry’s latest electronic test equipment. Agilent will provide a dozen 350-MHz touch-screen digital oscilloscopes with four analog and 16 digital channels.

Atmel Extends Industry-Leading maXTouch T Series Into Smartphone and Phablet Markets

October 28, 2013 3:09 pm | by Atmel | News | Comments

Atmel announced the Atmel mXT640T, mXT336T, and mXT224T devices, expanding the company’s popular maXTouch T series of touchscreen controllers. The new devices bring the most comprehensive touch features to support touchscreens ranging from 3.2” to 8.3”...

Rick Morse to Lead Laird’s Wireless Automation and Control Solutions Business

October 28, 2013 2:59 pm | by Laird | News | Comments

Laird announced the appointment of Rick Morse as Senior Vice President and General Manager of its Wireless Automation and Control Solutions (WACS) Business, a unit of Laird’s Wireless Systems Division. Laird’s Wireless Automation and Control Solutions have helped prevent serious injury while increasing efficiency and productivity by allowing machine operators to move to a safer, more efficient location.

Beckhoff Automation LLC Wins NAIOP Minnesota Award of Excellence for New Headquarters Office

October 28, 2013 2:55 pm | by Beckhoff Automation | News | Comments

Beckhoff Automation has received a NAIOP Award of Excellence for commercial real estate in Minnesota that recognizes the company’s newly built headquarters facility in Savage, Minn. NAIOP is the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, representing commercial real estate developers, owners and investors of office, industrial, retail and mixed-use properties.

Vitesse Transforms Carrier Model to Monetize Ethernet Business Services

October 28, 2013 2:51 pm | by Vitesse Semiconductor | News | Comments

Vitesse Semiconductor broadened its Carrier Ethernet Switch Engine portfolio with Jaguar-2 (VSC7468), a turnkey, single chip solution for MEF CE 2.0-compliant delivery of business services over public and private cloud networks. Jaguar-2, with Vitesse Service Aware Architecture(ViSAA), delivers the industry's most advanced Operations...

LogMeIn’s Xively and eConais Team to Help Creation of Connected Products on the Internet of Things

October 28, 2013 2:44 pm | by Xively | News | Comments

Xively announced a strategic partnership with eConais, a global leader in ultra-low power embedded Wi-Fi modules and Systems in Packages (SiPs) for IoT Terminals. Together, the companies are providing product designers and businesses with a complete solution for Wi-Fi-enabling, managing and supporting IoT-connected devices at scale.

X-COM Systems to Demonstrate at AOC Convention

October 28, 2013 2:39 pm | by X-COM Systems | News | Comments

X-COM Systems will be exhibiting its products for broadband signal capture, recording, playback, and multi-channel signal generation at the 50th AOC International Symposium and Convention, October 27 to 30 in the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC.

iPad Art Gains Recognition in New Hockney Exhibit

October 28, 2013 9:47 am | by MARTHA MENDOZA, AP National Writer | News | Comments

Happily hunched over his iPad, Britain's most celebrated living artist David Hockney is pioneering in the art world again, turning his index finger into a paintbrush that he uses to swipe across a touchscreen to create vibrant landscapes, colorful forests, and richly...

Crop of High-Tech Farmers Sows Results with Apps

October 28, 2013 9:45 am | by LISA RATHKE, Associated Press | News | Comments

A new cyber tool that helps map crops and monitor irrigation systems came to life after a University of Vermont researcher realized farmers just weren't very good at keeping records. Department of Agriculture this spring to expand the app for use around the Northeast and California...

NYSE Holds 'Successful' Dry Run for Twitter IPO

October 28, 2013 9:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The New York Stock Exchange says its test run of Twitter's initial public offering on Saturday was a success, as the exchange takes pains to avoid the technical problems that marred Facebook's debut. While the NYSE frequently does testing on the weekend, this was the first time the exchange conducted...

Israeli Tunnel Hit By Cyberattack, Experts Say

October 28, 2013 9:39 am | by DANIEL ESTRIN, Associated Press | News | Comments

When Israel's military chief delivered a high-profile speech this month outlining the greatest threats his country might face in the future, he listed computer sabotage as a top concern, warning a sophisticated cyberattack could one day bring the nation...

Report: U.S. Monitored 60M Calls in Spain

October 28, 2013 9:36 am | by CIARAN GILES, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Spanish newspaper published a document Monday that it said shows the U.S. National Security Agency spied on more than 60 million phone calls in Spain in one month alone — the latest revelation about alleged massive U.S. spying on allies...

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