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A Better Way to Track Your Every Move

November 6, 2013 9:25 am | by Erin White | News | Comments

Physical activity tracking apps on smart phones are a potentially important tool for doctors who want to collect data and create treatment or intervention plans to improve the health of patients who struggle with activity and movement -- such as those with...

Photo of the Day: On-Demand, Cloud-Computing

November 6, 2013 9:05 am | by Lynn Nystrom, Virginia Tech | News | Comments

The first, an abbreviation for the words "sequencing in the clouds", combined with the Microsoft cloud computing platform and infrastructure, provides a portable cloud solution for next-generation sequence analysis. This resource optimizes data management, such as data partitioning and...

New Computing Model Could Lead to Quicker Advancements in Medical Research

November 5, 2013 5:30 pm | by Lynn Nystrom, Virginia Tech | News | Comments

With the promise of personalized and customized medicine, one extremely important tool for its success is the knowledge of a person's unique genetic profile. This personalized knowledge of one's genetic profile has been facilitated by the advent of next-generation sequencing (NGS), where sequencing a...


IEEE Standards Association Launches 'I Spy Ethernet IEEEE 802.3' Contest

November 5, 2013 5:27 pm | by IEEE | News | Comments

IEEE announced that the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) is commemorating the 40th anniversary of Ethernet and the 30th anniversary of IEEE 802.3 “Standard for Ethernet” by launching its “I Spy Ethernet IEEE 802.3” contest. Open to both young and experienced technology innovators, inventors, and architects around the world

Weak Demand and Expanding Capacity Lead to Ongoing ASP Declines for Smartphone Displays

November 5, 2013 5:14 pm | by NPD DisplaySearch | News | Comments

Weak demand from white-box brands and expanding production capacity for smartphone panels led to a month over month decline in ASPs for smartphone displays in September 2013. According to the NPD DisplaySearch Monthly Smartphone and Tablet PC FPD Pricing Report, strong competition...

CyPhy Works Raises $7Mi to Build Flying Robots for Big Industries

November 5, 2013 4:46 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

CyPhy Works has announced the close of a $7 million financing round led by Lux Capital, with participation from General Catalyst Partners, Felicis Ventures, and several undisclosed prominent angel investors. The UAV industry in the U.S., and around the world, is seeing rapid growth and CyPhy Works has a leading position and the best-of-class...

NetMotion Wireless and FierceMarkets Release Results of 2013 Healthcare Survey

November 5, 2013 4:29 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

NetMotion Wireless and FierceMarkets have announced the results of their "Healthcare Goes Mobile" survey. Carefully analyzing responses from nearly 200 healthcare executives, they discovered tablets and smartphones are fast becoming an indispensible part of hospital and...

Apptio Helps Companies Compare IT Costs Against Industry Peers

November 5, 2013 4:24 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

At the Technology Business Management (TBM) Conference, Apptio unveiled product updates that, for the first time, allowed enterprises to measure costs of their IT assets in standard categories, and automatically compare these categories against industry peers...


Mobile Wallets: How to Safeguard against an Evolving Hacker Threat

November 5, 2013 4:15 pm | by Lynn Price, IT Security Strategist, IBM | Blogs | Comments

What would you do if your wallet was stolen? Anyone who has experienced the headache and frustration of canceling credit cards or reordering a driver’s license will affirm the importance of knowing where your wallet is at all times, and being extra wary of having it pilfered by a pickpocket when...

BlackBerry Abandons Bid to Sell Itself, CEO Out

November 5, 2013 9:43 am | by Rob Gillies, Associated Press | News | Comments

Fairfax Financial, BlackBerry's largest shareholder with a 10 percent stake, said Monday it won't buy the struggling smartphone company and take it private. Instead, Fairfax and other investors will inject $1 billion as part of a revised investment proposal...

BlackBerry to Focus on Software - Not Devices

November 5, 2013 9:35 am | by Rob Gillies, Associated Press | News | Comments

The device that was so addictive that it was dubbed the "CrackBerry" might not have much of a future: Its new chairman and interim chief executive says he wants to emphasize software and services — not devices. That could mean the company might ultimately get out of the business of selling...

Strep Scorecard Might Help Tell if You Need a Doc

November 5, 2013 9:30 am | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Debating whether to seek a strep test for that sore throat? One day there could be an app for that: Researchers are developing a home scorecard that aims to prevent thousands of unnecessary trips to the doctor for this common complaint...

Twitter Just One Symptom of IPO Fever's Return

November 5, 2013 9:24 am | by Joshua Freed, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Five years after the financial crisis dampened enthusiasm for initial public offerings, investors are again eager to buy shares when companies start trading. Twitter is the star this week, but the number of offerings shows that it's not just social-media darlings that are seeking and attracting...


What is Google Building Out in San Francisco Bay?

November 5, 2013 9:19 am | by Martha Mendoza, AP National Writer | News | Comments

Google is erecting a four-story structure in the heart of the San Francisco Bay but is managing to conceal its purpose by constructing it on docked barges instead of on land, where city building permits and public plans are mandatory. Construction became obvious a few...

EcoFactor Broadens Patent Portfolio for Home Energy Services

November 4, 2013 5:16 pm | by EcoFactor | News | Comments

EcoFactor was awarded a United States patent (No. 8,556,188) for the use of geolocation data from smart phones and other mobile devices to optimize home energy management services. This is the 14th patent for EcoFactor, boosting its patent portfolio in the residential energy management sector.

Microchip Technology Announces Record Net Sales and Financial Results

November 4, 2013 5:07 pm | by Microchip Technology | News | Comments

Microchip Technology reported results for the three months ended September 30, 2013. GAAP net sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2014 were $492.7 million, up 6.5% sequentially from net sales of $462.8 million in the immediately preceding quarter, and up 28.5% from GAAP net sales of $383.3 million in the prior year’s second fiscal quarter.

Agilent Technologies Engineers Author X-Parameters Book

November 4, 2013 4:51 pm | by Agilent Technologies | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies announced the release of “X-Parameters: Characterization, Modeling, and Design of Nonlinear RF and Microwave Components,” a book on the company’s breakthrough nonlinear X-parameters measurement, modeling and simulation technology.

Avery Dennison Performance Tapes Introduces Online Document Finder for Easy Access to Product Documents

November 4, 2013 4:20 pm | by Avery Dennison | News | Comments

Design engineers in need of documentation on pressure-sensitive adhesive tape solutions can now turn to a new tool called Document Finder at Document Finder delivers instant and easy access to technical and application product documentation on adhesive tape solutions from Avery Dennison Performance Tapes.

Redline Communications to Unveil High Speed Wireless SCADA System at OilComm 2013

November 4, 2013 4:10 pm | by Redline Communications Group | News | Comments

Redline Communications Group will showcase its newest lineup of rugged and secure wireless broadband network systems at OilComm 2013 in booth 327 (George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, November 6-8). Redline’s newest product family delivers secure, high speed connectivity for SCADA systems, unleashing the potential for real-time data collection and control of these widely used machine-to-machine sensor networks.

The Evolution of the Internet of Things

November 4, 2013 3:52 pm | by Scott Hublou, EcoFactor SVP Product and Customer Operations | Blogs | Comments

The Internet of Things (IoT) is all about Internet-connected devices. It’s a huge and important technology trend that is catapulting new services and innovation in various industries including energy, healthcare, retail, and manufacturing. Like all technology, IoT...

5 Predictions for HPC from the 2013 PBS Works User Group

November 4, 2013 12:39 pm | by Bill Nitzberg, CTO, PBS Works division at Altair | Blogs | Comments

For me, what makes the PBS Works User Group fun is the really great group of people that come together across a broad spectrum of the HPC community.  I thought this was an excellent forum in which to get real insights from the real community. So, this year, we closed the event with a general customer feedback session, during which...

Synaptic Transistor Learns While it Computes

November 4, 2013 11:20 am | by Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences | News | Comments

Our brains have upwards of 86 billion neurons, connected by synapses that not only complete myriad logic circuits; they continuously adapt to stimuli, strengthening some connections while weakening others. We call that process learning, and it enables the kind of rapid, highly efficient...

Quantum 'Sealed Envelope' System Enables 'Perfectly Secure' Information Storage

November 4, 2013 10:58 am | by Adrian Kent, University of Cambridge | News | Comments

A breakthrough in quantum cryptography demonstrates that information can be encrypted and then decrypted with complete security using the combined power of quantum theory and relativity - allowing the sender to dictate the unveiling of coded information without any possibility of intrusion...

Gravity and the Robot Satellite Attitude Problem

November 4, 2013 10:50 am | by Albert Ang, Inderscience Publishers | News | Comments

Using an in-orbit robot to capturing a malfunctioning satellite that is tumbling out of control is currently just a theoretical idea. However, research inspired by nature to be published in the forthcoming issue of International Journal of Mechanisms and Robotic Systems, could take us a small step towards...

Nanotube-Based Sensors Can Be Implanted Under the Skin for a Year

November 4, 2013 9:35 am | by Sarah McDonnell, Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Nitric oxide (NO) is one of the most important signaling molecules in living cells, carrying messages within the brain and coordinating immune system functions. In many cancerous cells, levels are perturbed, but very little is known about how NO behaves in both healthy and cancerous...

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