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Wireless Network Detects Falls by the Elderly

September 9, 2013 10:18 am | by Aditi Risbud, University of Utah | News | Comments

For people age 65 and older, falling is a leading cause of injury and death. Most fall-detection devices monitor a person's posture or require a person to push a button to call for help. However, these devices must be worn at all times. A 2008 study showed 80 percent of elderly adults who owned call buttons didn't use the device when they had a serious fall, largely because they hadn't worn it at the time of the fall.

Strike Ends at World's Largest Radio Telescope

September 9, 2013 10:05 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The world's largest radio telescope is resuming operations after workers decided to end a 17-day strike. The installation known as the Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array is to reopen Monday because workers reached an agreement with Associated Universities Inc., which employs the Chilean staff.

NY Judge Orders Apple to Modify e-Book Contracts

September 9, 2013 9:56 am | by LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Looking to force Apple to obey antitrust laws, a judge on Friday ordered the technology giant to modify contracts with publishers to prevent electronic book price fixing and said she will appoint an external compliance monitor to review the company's antitrust policies and training.

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EU: Google Submits New Proposals in Antitrust Case

September 9, 2013 9:53 am | by JUERGEN BAETZ, Associated Press | News | Comments

Google has submitted new proposals to address concerns by Europe's antitrust watchdog that the U.S. internet giant is stifling competition, the European Commission said Monday. The new concessions offered by Google come two months after the Commission, which acts as the 28-bloc's antitrust authority, rejected the company's initial proposals as insufficient.

Microsoft Launches Xbox Music on Web for Free

September 9, 2013 9:52 am | by RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The expansion beyond Windows 8 devices and Xbox game consoles starting Monday is intended to bring new customers into the software giant's ecosystem of devices and services and could help it compete with other digital music offerings like Pandora, Spotify and iTunes. It's also an acknowledgement that the music service hasn't done much to drive sales of the Windows 8 operating system.

Koch Industries Buying Molex for about $6.86B

September 9, 2013 9:39 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Koch Industries is buying electronic components and cables maker Molex for approximately $6.86 billion. Koch — run by the billionaire brothers Charles and David — said Monday that it will pay $38.50 per Molex Inc. share. That's a 31 percent premium to the company's common stock price of $29.34 on Friday.

Ex-NASA Engineer Gets Probation in Software Piracy

September 6, 2013 8:43 am | by Randall Chase, Associated Press | News | Comments

A former NASA engineer who pleaded guilty to conspiracy in a copyright infringement scheme was sentenced to probation Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Leonard Stark credited Cosburn Wedderburn, 40, for his substantial assistance to federal authorities investigating the website called "Crack 99," which sold pirated, industrial-level software in which the access control mechanisms had been "cracked," or circumvented.

NBA to Install Motion Cameras in Every Arena

September 6, 2013 8:34 am | by JON KRAWCZYNSKI, AP Basketball Writer | News | Comments

The NBA has partnered with STATS on the SportVU cameras, and the relationship has grown from a single arena during the 2009 NBA Finals into a league-wide initiative that will be up and ready for the start of this season. The technology can monitor every move a player makes on the court, gauge how tired he is and can even keep an eye on the job referees are doing.

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The Value of Information: Best Practices for Choosing a Wireless Network for Connecting the Internet of Things

September 5, 2013 5:21 pm | by Jake Rasweiler, Chief Strategy Officer, On-Ramp | Articles | Comments

Whether it is called the Internet of Things (IoT), the Industrial Internet, or the Internet of Everything, the vision is relatively the same – achieve value by connecting billions of previously unconnected devices or objects to a network for the automation of insights that can be used to solve existing business problems, improve efficiencies, or create new business opportunities.

GE Launches Grid IQ Insight Innovative Utility Program to Tackle Big Data Challenges

September 5, 2013 4:13 pm | by GE | News | Comments

Bringing industry-leading utilities together, GE launched its Grid IQTM Insight Innovative Utility Program (IUP) to focus on combining ideas and sharing expertise in big data, visualization and advanced analytics specific to distribution, transmission, customer service and consumer-related operations.

Tech Valley Communications to Attend Tri-City Expo 2013

September 5, 2013 4:08 pm | by Tech Valley Communications | News | Comments

Tech Valley Communications announced that it will attend Tri-City Expo , New Hampshire’s largest business to business expo, on September 26, 2013 in Manchester, New Hampshire. TVC is a leading provider of high speed Internet, voice and data services to enterprise, carrier and wholesale customers...

Engineers Make Breakthrough to Improve Electronic Devices Based on Molybdenum Disulfide

September 5, 2013 4:07 pm | by Vikas Berry, Kansas State University | News | Comments

Vikas Berry, William H. Honstead professor of chemical engineering, and his research team have studied a new three-atom-thick material -- molybdenum disulfide -- and found that manipulating it with gold atoms improves its electrical characteristics. Their research appears in a recent issue of Nano Letters.

Rovi and Nuance to Bring Voice-Enabled Content to Devices

September 5, 2013 4:05 pm | by Rovi Corporation | News | Comments

Rovi Corporation has announced that Rovi and Nuance Communications have expanded their relationship to advance voice activated guidance and content discovery applications for digital entertainment customers across the globe. Nuance has signed a multi-year data licensing agreement for Rovi Video and Rovi Music...

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Emerson Network Power Connectivity Solutions Achieves Occupational Health and Safety Certification

September 5, 2013 4:01 pm | by Emerson Network Power | News | Comments

Emerson Network Power has announced the Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) 18001:2007 certification at their Chelmsford, U.K. facility. Emerson Network Power Connectivity Solutions has gained their certification for OHSAS 18001:2007; following an audit which took place at the Chelmsford location.

Emerson Network Power Connectivity Solutions Achieves Occupational Health and Safety Certification

September 5, 2013 4:01 pm | by Emerson Network Power | News | Comments

Emerson Network Power has announced the Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) 18001:2007 certification at their Chelmsford, U.K. facility. Emerson Network Power Connectivity Solutions has gained their certification for OHSAS 18001:2007; following an audit which took place at the Chelmsford location.

AudioCodes and Gigaset Bring IP DECT Mobility to Microsoft Lync

September 5, 2013 3:58 pm | by AudioCodes | News | Comments

AudioCodes has announced a cooperation with Gigaset Communications GmbH, a European market leader. The AudioCodes SIP Phone Support (SPS) software, which enhances AudioCodes Enterprise Session Border Controllers (E-SBC) and Gateways, connects the GigaSet pro N720 IP DECT Multicell System to Lync servers

New Biogas Flow Measurement White Paper: Overcoming the Challenges of Changing Gas Composition

September 5, 2013 3:54 pm | by Sierra Instruments | News | Comments

Sierra Instruments announced their new biogas measurement white paper available now for free download. Sierra’s new white paper offers engineers, as well as plant and facilities managers, solutions for precise biogas measurement even with the changing gas composition, an inherent application challenge in biogas energy flow measurement.

Gallium Nitride Power Switching Devices to be Shown by GaN Systems at ECCE Europe Conference

September 5, 2013 3:50 pm | by GaN Systems | News | Comments

GaN Systems is exhibiting at the 15th ECCE European Conference and Exhibition taking place in the historic city of Lille, France from 3–5 September. GaN Systems develops the most complete range of gallium nitride power switching solutions available and is focussed on the easy adoption of gallium nitride by design and systems engineers.

Ingram Micro Earns Microsoft Operational Excellence Award

September 5, 2013 3:46 pm | by Ingram Micro | News | Comments

Ingram Micro has announced it has been recognized by Microsoft with a Transaction-Level Operational Excellence Award in honor of its market-leading support for Microsoft technology. The award was announced by Microsoft earlier this month and recognizes Ingram Micro’s U.S. Microsoft business unit...

Authentic Brain Waves Improve Driver Security

September 5, 2013 12:38 pm | by Albert Ang, Inderscience Publishers | News | Comments

One-time entry authentication methods, such as passwords, iris scanners and fingerprint recognition are fine for simple entry whether to a protected building or a private web page. But, a continuous biometric system is needed in some circumstances such as authenticating drivers of vehicles carrying valuable commodities and money, and even public transport vehicles and taxis

Study Finds Online Privacy Concerns on the Rise

September 5, 2013 9:44 am | by ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press | News | Comments

The study reported that privacy concerns among Americans are on the rise, with 50 percent of Internet users saying they are worried about the information available about them online, up from 33 percent in 2009. Meanwhile, 86 percent of people surveyed have tried at least one technique to hide their activity online or avoid being tracked, such as clearing cookies or their browser history or using encryption.

Computer-Operated Car Transports PA Congressman

September 5, 2013 9:38 am | by KEVIN BEGOS, Associated Press | News | Comments

The so-called driverless Cadillac SRX was designed by Carnegie Mellon University researchers who have been working on the project since 2008. The car uses inputs from radars, laser rangefinders, and infrared cameras to maneuver in traffic. Shuster is the chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and he was accompanied by Barry Schoch, secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

Sony Launches Camera Phone with Add-On Lenses

September 5, 2013 9:36 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Sony Mobile unveiled a new addition to its Xperia smartphone lineup Wednesday: a device that sports a massive 20.7-megapixel camera and is capable of attaching better lenses. The Xperia Z1, presented in Berlin two days before the annual IFA consumer electronics show there, is Sony's attempt to leapfrog rivals such as Nokia and Samsung in the race for the phone with the best camera.

Samsung Unveils New Smartwatch That Makes Calls

September 5, 2013 9:35 am | by FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press | News | Comments

Nearly 70 years after Dick Tracy began wearing a two-way wrist radio in the funny pages, the technology that once seemed impossibly futuristic will be widely available by Christmas. Samsung on Wednesday introduced a digital watch for the holiday season that will let users check messages with a glance at their wrists and have conversations secret agent-style.

Yahoo Unveils New Logo

September 5, 2013 9:34 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The redesigned look unveiled late Wednesday is part of a makeover that Yahoo Inc. has been undergoing since the Sunnyvale, Calif., company hired Google executive Marissa Mayer to become Yahoo's CEO 14 months ago. Mayer has already spruced up Yahoo's front page.

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