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Review: LG Tablet Has Phone Alerts, Multitasking

November 4, 2013 9:16 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

For a short time, LG had the distinction of having the rare 8-inch tablet with a high-resolution screen. But then Apple came along and stole the spotlight when it unveiled a new iPad Mini with an even better screen. That doesn't mean you should dismiss LG Electronics' new tablet outright...

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel Talks Sexts and Growth

November 4, 2013 9:15 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Evan Spiegel dropped out of Stanford University in 2012, three classes shy of graduation, to move back to his father's house and work on Snapchat. Spiegel's fast-growing mobile app lets users send photos, videos, and messages that disappear a few seconds after they are received. Founded in 2011...

Google Invests $608M in Finnish Data Center

November 4, 2013 9:13 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Google says it is investing $608 million to expand a data center in southern Finland as part of Europe-wide development plans totaling hundreds of millions of euros. The investment comes on top of the 350 million euros Google Inc. has spent converting an old paper mill, which...

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AP-CNBC Poll: Twitter Faces Skeptical Investors

November 4, 2013 9:12 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Some 36 percent of Americans say buying stock in the 7-year-old short messaging service would be a good investment, while 47 percent disagree. Last May, ahead of Facebook's IPO, 51 percent of Americans said Facebook Inc. would be a good investment. Just 31 percent...

White House, Lawmakers: No Clemency for Snowden

November 4, 2013 9:11 am | by KIMBERLY DOZIER, AP Intelligence Writer | News | Comments

The White House and the leaders of the congressional intelligence committees are rejecting former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden's plea for clemency. Snowden made the plea in a letter given to a German politician and released Friday. In his one-page typed letter, he asks for clemency for charges over allegedly leaking classified information about...

Sente Group CEO to Present Proven, Profitable Approach to Managing the Test Environment

November 1, 2013 3:28 pm | by Sente Group | News | Comments

Paul McNamara, founder and CEO of The Sente Group, will present proven methods that cut costs and maximize efficiency in the test environment at the 30th Annual International Test and Evaluation Symposium, Nov. 13-15 in Arlington, Virginia. McNamara’s presentation from at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14 will address...

FANUC Unveils CNC & Robot Automotive Architecture with Connectivity to Rockwell's Automation Environment

November 1, 2013 3:18 pm | by FANUC | News | Comments

FANUC America unveiled a CNC and robot integrated automotive architecture demonstrating connectivity to Rockwell Automation programmable automation controller (PAC) environments for an easy, simplified automation solution at Automation Fair 2013. As a result of the release of EtherNet/IP field bus connectivity for its Series 3xi-B CNCs...

Quintron DICES VoIP Selected as New Range Voice Solution at NASA Dryden

November 1, 2013 3:07 pm | by Quintron Systems | News | Comments

Quintron Systems announced that it will provide the technology upgrade at NASA Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC) to expand to IP-based mission command voice. This decision follows successful support at DFRC for over twenty years by earlier versions of the Quintron DICES product line.

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Agilent Announces LTE-A Carrier Aggregation Support on Conformance and Design Verification Systems

November 1, 2013 2:59 pm | by Agilent Technologies | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies announced new software options for the T4010S LTE RF and T4020S LTE RRM test systems. The new capabilities provide coverage for LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation test cases as defined by the 3GPP. The Agilent T4000S series enables user equipment (UE) developers to stress-test their designs and prepare for certification prior to deployment.

SanDisk Ventures Invests in Magisto, Leader in Mobile Video Storytelling

November 1, 2013 2:21 pm | by SanDisk Corporation | News | Comments

SanDisk announced it is helping improve the mobile video storytelling experience by investing in Magisto, creator of the popular video editing app with more than 13 million users on iOS and Android platforms. While pervasive use of mobile devices is enabling the recording of billions of videos annually, most user-generated content is not very engaging.

Primary GOES-R Instrument Ready to be Installed onto Spacecraft

November 1, 2013 9:23 am | by NASA | News | Comments

A key instrument that will fly on the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite – R (GOES-R) spacecraft, NOAA’s next-generation of geostationary satellites, is cleared for installation on the spacecraft. The Advanced Baseline Imager, or ABI, is GOES-R’s primary instrument for scanning Earth’s weather, oceans, and environment and...

Google Releases 1st Phone Powered by 'Kit Kat'

November 1, 2013 9:06 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google is selling a new Android smartphone that it hopes will become more like a clairvoyant friend than a piece of hardware.  The Nexus 5 phone unveiled Thursday is the first device to run on Kit Kat, the latest version of Google's Android operating system. As with previous Nexus phones...

FAA Eases Rules on Electronic Devices on Planes

November 1, 2013 9:01 am | by JOAN LOWY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Airline passengers won't have to "turn off all electronic devices" anymore — they'll be able to read, work, play games, watch movies and listen to music from gate to gate under new guidelines from the Federal Aviation Administration. But they still can't talk...

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Obama Gets More Tech Help to Fix Healthcare Site

November 1, 2013 9:00 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Obama administration has recruited engineers from several prominent technology companies to help fix the problems preventing people from signing up for government-mandated health insurance. Oracle and Red Hat are pitching in as well as Michael Dickerson, an engineer on leave from Google, according to a blog post...

U.S. Woman Questions Ticket for Wearing Google Glass

November 1, 2013 8:58 am | by JUSTIN PRITCHARD, Associated Press | News | Comments

An early adopter of Google's Internet-connected eyeglasses may soon become a guinea pig of a different sort. Cecilia Abadie was pulled over for speeding Tuesday evening in San Diego, and a California Highway Patrol officer noticed she was wearing Google Glass. The officer tacked on...

Dell Laptop Buyers Make a Stink Over Cat Smell

November 1, 2013 8:56 am | by BREE FOWLER, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

A noxious feline odor has some Dell customers caterwauling. People who own Dell Latitude 6430u laptops are complaining that their pricey new computers are emitting a smell similar to cat urine. Some of them said on the company's online customer forums that the odor...

Germany: Prepared to Speak with Snowden

November 1, 2013 8:52 am | by GEIR MOULSON, Associated Press KIRSTEN GRIESHABER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Germany's top security official said Friday he will try and find a way for Edward Snowden to speak to German officials if the former National Security Agency contractor is willing to provide details about the NSA's activities including the alleged surveillance of Chancellor...

Balluff Announces its New Full Line Sensor Catalog

October 31, 2013 5:08 pm | by Balluff | News | Comments

Balluff released its new full line object detection sensor catalog. With over 1000 pages and new products, this new catalog contains Balluff’s complete sensor line, including: photoelectric, inductive, capacitive, and magnetic cylinder sensors, along with accessories and cables.

Interop Technologies Accredited by GSMA as Hosted RCS Solution Provider

October 31, 2013 5:04 pm | by Interop Technologies | News | Comments

Interop Technologies announced that the GSM Association (GSMA) has designated Interop as an accredited Hosted Rich Communication Services (RCS) solution provider. Accredited solutions fully comply with RCS specification version 1.2.2, which enables operators to compete directly with popular over-the-top (OTT) services.

Agilent Technologies Announces RF and Microwave Industry-Ready Student Certification Program

October 31, 2013 5:01 pm | by Agilent Technologies | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies announced the RF and Microwave Industry-Ready Student Certification program, developed in conjunction with the University of South Florida, a founding partner. The program, a collaboration between universities and industry, recognizes students who have demonstrated RF/MW design and measurement expertise.

QuickLogic and SPI Collaborate to Deliver Context Awareness for Smartphones

October 31, 2013 4:59 pm | by QuickLogic | News | Comments

QuickLogic announced the company is collaborating with Sensor Platforms, Inc. (SPI) to address the mobile device OEM demand for always-on sensor capability enabling context awareness while consuming considerably less than 1% of typical smartphone system battery capacity.

America Semiconductor Appoints David Geltman New VP of Sales and Marketing

October 31, 2013 4:51 pm | by American Semiconductor | News | Comments

America Semiconductor named David Geltman to the newly created position of vice president of sales and marketing.  In this role, Mr. Geltman is responsible for all aspects of sales, as well as franchised distribution management programs and strategic partnerships throughout North and South America, Asia and Europe.

Cloud Audio and Network Streaming Hi-fi Speaker Employs Nordic Bluetooth Low Energy Remote

October 31, 2013 4:46 pm | by Nordic Semiconductor | News | Comments

Ultra low power (ULP) RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor ASA announced that Swedish design specialist, Teenage Engineering, has specified a pair of Nordic nRF51822 Systems-on-Chip (SoC) in the Bluetooth low energy RF remote control of its 100-Watt OD-11 cloud audio and network streaming active (self-amplifying) hi-fi speaker.

Wireless Microcurrent Generating Wound Dressing for Army Rangers

October 31, 2013 10:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Vomaris Wound Care, Inc., a regenerative medical device company specializing in microcurrent field generating technologies for the wound care market, announced that in an effort to identify improved options for wound care, a clinical study to...

Breakthrough Research Produces Brighter, More Efficient Lighting

October 31, 2013 9:43 am | by Sonia Fernandez, University of California - Santa Barbara | News | Comments

By determining simple guidelines, researchers at UC Santa Barbara's Solid State Lighting & Energy Center (SSLEC) have made it possible to optimize phosphors –– a key component in white LED lighting –– allowing for brighter, more efficient lights. LED lighting has been a major topic of research due to the many benefits it offers over traditional incandescent...

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