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Made in IBM Labs: Ensuring the Security of Cloud Apps Accessed by Mobile Devices

December 9, 2013 12:59 pm | by IBM | News | Comments

IBM inventors have patented a technique that enables businesses to improve cloud security and support secure transactions by preventing mobile devices from accessing software code that has been maliciously or inadvertently modified after it was encrypted.

Cypress TrueTouch Solutions Add Support for Fujifilm Metal Mesh Sensors

December 9, 2013 12:56 pm | by Cypress Semiconductor | News | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor announced its TrueTouch capacitive touchscreen controllers support usage of metal mesh sensors from Fujifilm. Metal mesh sensors deliver better scanning performance than traditional indium tin oxide (ITO) sensors, and they are easier to manufacture, cutting cost and design time.

Microchip Expands Arduino Compatible chipKIT Ecosystem

December 9, 2013 12:53 pm | by Microchip Technology | News | Comments

Microchip Technology announced the expansion of its Arduino compatible chipKIT ecosystem, with two new development tools from Digilent, and an embedded cloud software framework. Digilent’s chipKIT WF32 board minimizes the need for users to purchase additional hardware or shields...

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Agilent’s Award-Winning, Ultrafast Express Test Now Compatible with All G200 Stages and DCM II, XP Heads

December 9, 2013 12:49 pm | by Agilent Technologies | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies announced that its high-speed Express Test option, a recent recipient of the prestigious R&D 100 Award, is compatible with all Nano Indenter G200 stages and DCM II and XP heads. Innovative Express Test technology enables the world’s fastest nanoindentation for mechanical-properties mapping.

Agilent Technologies Introduces Next-Generation Atomic Force Microscope

December 9, 2013 12:43 pm | by Agilent Technologies | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies announced the availability of its 7500 atomic force microscope (AFM), a highly advanced instrument that establishes new performance, functionality and ease-of-use benchmarks for nanoscale measurement, characterization and manipulation.

IEEE ComSoc to Present Annual Career and Service Awards at IEEE GLOBECOM 2013

December 9, 2013 12:41 pm | by IEEE Communications Society | News | Comments

The IEEE Communications Society will announce this year’s Career and Service Awards at IEEE GLOBECOM 2013 to be held  December 9 – 13, 2013 at the Hilton Atlanta Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. Themed the Power of Global Communications, the five-day global event is expected to host thousands of industry professionals...

Elliptic Technologies Announces Hardware Enforced End-to-End Content Protection for Microsoft PlayReady

December 9, 2013 12:37 pm | by Elliptic Technologies | News | Comments

Elliptic Technologies announced the availability of tVault DRM for Microsoft PlayReady to secure premium content on connected devices. Along with this launch, Elliptic has fully integrated the tVault DRM solution on the NVIDIA Tegra 4i mobile processor.

Photos of the Day: Mini Microscopes

December 9, 2013 11:14 am | by Dr. Johan Lundin, University of Helsinki | News | Comments

Researchers at the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland, FIMM, University of Helsinki and Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, have now shown that novel techniques for high-resolution imaging and image transfer over data networks may be utilized to solve these diagnostic problems...

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Stripped Mobile Phone Camera Turned into a Mini-Microscope for Low-Cost Diagnostics

December 9, 2013 11:13 am | by Dr. Johan Lundin, University of Helsinki | News | Comments

Microscopy, being relatively easy to perform at low cost, is the universal diagnostic method for detection of most globally important parasitic infections. Methods developed in well-equipped laboratories are, however, difficult to maintain at the basic levels of the health care system due to lack of adequately trained...

Pioneering Path to Electrical Conductivity in 'Tinker Toy' Materials to Appear in Science

December 9, 2013 10:56 am | by Mike Janes, DOE/Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

Sandia National Laboratories researchers have devised a novel way to realize electrical conductivity in metal-organic framework (MOF) materials, a development that could have profound implications for the future of electronics, sensors, energy conversion and...

Tech Giants Call for Controls on Gov't Snooping

December 9, 2013 10:32 am | by DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press | News | Comments

Major technology companies, stung by poor publicity for having helped the U.S. government access personal data, on Monday issued an open letter to President Barack Obama asking for tighter controls on surveillance...                     

EU Warns Nokia Not to Become 'Patent Troll'

December 9, 2013 10:29 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Europe's top regulator has warned Nokia not to try to become a "patent troll" after the Finnish company sold most of its cellphone-making business to Microsoft Corp. this year but retained its patent portfolio...                 

Court Case Could Mean 'Death' of Software Patents

December 9, 2013 10:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Supreme Court decided Friday to hear an appeal of a lower court decision that a federal judge called the "death" of software patents. In a worst-case scenario for the high-tech industry, if the Supreme Court upholds the ruling it could invalidate many existing software patents or...

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MTS Selects JDSU to Launch Canada’s First 3G-LTE Geolocation Solution

December 6, 2013 2:52 pm | by JDSU | News | Comments

JDSU announced that MTS, Manitoba's leading full-service telecommunications provider, has selected its ariesoGEOTM platform to provide subscriber centric network design, planning and optimisation across its HSPA and LTE networks. MTS is wholly-owned by Manitoba Telecom Services...

Tageos Named a Red Herring Top 100 Global

December 6, 2013 2:50 pm | by Tageos | News | Comments

RFID label maker Tageos announced that is was named a Red Herring Top 100 Global. Red Herring’s Top 100 Global list has become a mark of distinction for identifying promising new companies and entrepreneurs. Red Herring editors were among the first to recognize that companies...

Prysmian Enters Cooperation Agreement with Rosseti

December 6, 2013 2:47 pm | by Prysmian Group | News | Comments

On the occasion of the Italy-Russia Business Forum, Trieste, Prysmian Group signed a technical cooperation agreement with JSC “Rosseti”, Russia's largest power grid company, to develop power transmission and distribution technology in Russia. The agreement, signed by Valerio Battista, Prysmian Group CEO...

IAR and Renesas Announce Safety-compliant Development Tools for RX

December 6, 2013 2:37 pm | by IAR Systems | News | Comments

IAR Systems and Renesas Electronics Europe have teamed up to offer a development toolchain for Renesas’ 32-bit RX microcontroller platform that facilitates compliance with the international umbrella standard for functional safety IEC 61508.

Averna Selected as Test Equipment Supplier by the Power Matters Alliance

December 5, 2013 5:18 pm | by Averna | News | Comments

Averna announced it has been selected by the Power Matters Alliance as test equipment supplier for the PMA certification program of wireless charging devices. Averna will provide best-in-class automated testing equipment for certifying finished products and for validating products during development.

Trimble Introduces ThingMagic Mercury xPRESS Platform to Simplify Integration of Embedded RFID

December 5, 2013 5:15 pm | by Trimble | News | Comments

Trimble announced the ThingMagic Mercury xPRESS Platform, a flexible development platform designed to simplify the process of bringing application specific RFID readers and embedded RFID solutions to market. Mercury xPRESS provides market-leading embedded RFID technology...

Midwestern Companies Showcase Cutting-Edge Technologies at 2014 International CES

December 4, 2013 4:46 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

More than 150 technology companies based in the Midwestern region of the United States (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin) will debut their latest consumer technology innovations at the 2014 International CES.

Tech Gurus Help Boost Speedy Internet in Schools

December 4, 2013 4:35 pm | by Kimperly Hefling, AP Education Writer | News | Comments

Needed to keep a school building running these days: Water, electricity — and broadband. Interactive digital learning on laptops and tablets is replacing traditional textbooks in many cases. Students are taking computer-based tests instead of fill-in-the bubble exams. Teachers are accessing far-off resources for lessons.

New ARCOS Mobile App Gives Utilities Faster Way to Get Crews to Outages, Leaks

December 4, 2013 4:17 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

ARCOS LLC has launched the ARCOS Mobile application for the DROID, iPhone, and Samsung Galaxy smartphones and other Android and iOS devices to speed up the call out of utility crews for emergencies such as electric outages, gas leaks or a power plant boiler tube leak.

CTS Expands Frequency Portfolio to Include Semiconductors

December 4, 2013 12:37 pm | by CTS Electronic Components | News | Comments

CTS Electronic Components announces the addition of frequency related Semiconductors to its product offering. CTS’ new line of integrated circuits includes buffers and dividers, capacitive tuning, cable driver and PECL/ECL logic that are complementary to its current Frequency Control portfolio.

Infographic: Graphite: The Driving Force Behind Green Technology

December 4, 2013 11:56 am | by Lomiko Metals | News | Comments

An infographic delineates the driving force behind green technology.                                                                                                   

Blue Origin Test-Fires New Rocket Engine

December 4, 2013 11:03 am | by NASA | News | Comments

      NASA commercial crew partner Blue Origin of Kent, Wash., announced it has tested a new, hydrogen- and oxygen-fueled engine designed to lift the company's crewed Space Vehicle on future missions out of Earth's atmosphere. Blue Origin is one of the American companies developing next generation rockets and spacecraft capable of carrying humans to low-Earth orbit.

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