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Interop Technologies Partners with Tango Telecom to Introduce Policy and Charging Control Solution

September 17, 2013 9:56 am | by Interop Technologies, Tango Telecom | News | Comments

Interop Technologies and Tango Telecom announced a partnership to provide a cloud-based policy and charging control solution to United States-based mobile network operators. The technology enables operators to monetize growing demand for mobile data while optimizing their use of network resources.

Agilent Technologies Announces Tutorial Videos on Infoline Web Services for Test and Measurement Calibration and Repair Service Records

September 17, 2013 9:45 am | by Agilent | News | Comments

Agilent’s Infoline web services are an online tool with pre-populated asset list and service records for test and measurement instruments calibrated and repaired by Agilent.  The features of web service include reports, snapshots, and related tools to assist customers to more effectively manage their instruments and coordinate services.

More than a Toy

September 17, 2013 9:40 am | by Chris Fox, Managing Editor | News | Comments

Though sphero has the RC-esque appearance of a toy, the design really has tinkerers in mind. With two different layers of software programmability, the Sphero has an array of games and utilities. Sphero comes with access to an open-source SDK (software development kit) that allows users to interface with the robot at very high levels with, through an Android or iOS app.

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NuWaves Receives ISP 9001 and AS9100 Quality Management System Certifications

September 17, 2013 9:36 am | by NuWaves | News | Comments

NuWaves Engineering announces it has achieved both ISO9001:2008 and AS9100:2009 Rev C certifications for its Quality Management System by EAGLE Registrations. With an effective date of August 15, 2013, the registration is valid for three years, its scope including research and development as well as design and production of RF systems and subsystems.

Graphene Photodetector Integrated into Computer Chip

September 17, 2013 9:34 am | by Florian Aigner, Vienna University of Technology | News | Comments

Scientists at the Vienna University of Technology have now managed to combine a graphene photodetector with a standard silicon chip. It can transform light of all important frequencies used in telecommunications into electrical signals. The scientific results have now been published in the journal “Nature Photonics”.

Google Buys File Transfer App Bump

September 17, 2013 9:32 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Google has acquired Bump, the maker of a smartphone app that allows users to share files by bumping devices together. The two companies did not release financial terms of the deal. In a blog post announcing the acquisition Monday, Bump CEO David Lieb said the company's apps, which also include a photo sharing service, Flock, will keep working for now.

On the Road to Fault-Tolerant Quantum Computing

September 17, 2013 9:26 am | by Lynn Yarris, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | News | Comments

Using premier beams of ultraviolet light at the ALS, a DOE national user facility for synchrotron radiation, the collaboration has reported the first demonstration of high-temperature superconductivity in the surface of a topological insulator – a unique class of advanced materials that are electrically insulating on the inside but conducting on the surface.

Graphene Could Yield Cheaper Optical Chips

September 16, 2013 9:22 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

In the latest issue of Nature Photonics, researchers at MIT, Columbia University and IBM’s T. J. Watson Research Center describe a promising new application of graphene, in the photodetectors that would convert optical signals to electrical signals in integrated optoelectronic computer chips.

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Software May Be Able to Take Over from Hardware in Managing Caches

September 16, 2013 9:12 am | by Andrew Carleen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

In today's computers, moving data to and from main memory consumes so much time and energy that microprocessors have their own small, high-speed memory banks, known as "caches," which store frequently used data. Traditionally, managing the caches has required fairly simple algorithms that can be hard-wired into the chips.

UK police: Cyber Crooks Could Have Stolen Millions

September 16, 2013 9:10 am | by RAPHAEL SATTER, Associated Press | News | Comments

A daring attempt to graft a rogue piece of hardware onto a computer at a London branch of Spanish bank Santander could have drained millions from its coffers, police said Friday, an indication of the potential for electronic crime to tear huge chunks off financial institutions' balance sheets.

Twitter Flies from Obscurity to the Height of Fame

September 16, 2013 9:09 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writers MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writers | News | Comments

When Twitter started seven years ago as an obscure medium for geeks, critics dismissed it as an exercise in narcissism. Some thought it would be as intriguing as watching people gaze at their bellybuttons. But it quickly matured into a worldwide messaging service used by everyone from heads of state to revolutionaries to companies trying to hawk products.

The '50-50' Chip: Memory Device of the Future?

September 13, 2013 3:11 pm | by Jason Socrates Bardi, American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

A new, environmentally-friendly electronic alloy consisting of 50 aluminum atoms bound to 50 atoms of antimony may be promising for building next-generation "phase-change" memory devices, which may be the data-storage technology of the future, according to a new paper published in the journal Applied Physics Letters, which is produced by AIP Publishing.

Managing Multicore Memory

September 13, 2013 10:00 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

In today’s computers, moving data to and from main memory consumes so much time and energy that microprocessors have their own small, high-speed memory banks, known as “caches,” which store frequently used data. Traditionally, managing the caches has required fairly simple algorithms that can be hard-wired into the chips.

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Guardian, World’s First Wearable Designed Specifically for Children’s Security.

September 13, 2013 9:55 am | by BeLuvv | News | Comments

With love as its starting point, a new startup, BeLuvv has combined wearable devices with software applications and created Guardian, the world’s first wearable designed specifically for children and their safety. Featuring replaceable outer cases, Guardian wearables come in vibrant colors to match children’s clothing. Not only does Guardian represent milestone in children’s safety, it is also a fashion statement.

NASA: Voyager 1 Probe Has Left the Solar System

September 13, 2013 9:35 am | by ALICIA CHANG, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

NASA's Voyager 1 probe has left the solar system, boldly going where no machine has gone before. Thirty-six years after it rocketed away from Earth, the plutonium-powered spacecraft has escaped the sun's influence and is now cruising 11 1/2 billion miles away in interstellar space, or the vast, cold emptiness between the stars, NASA said Thursday.

Twitter Titillates Users, Investors with IPO Tweet

September 13, 2013 9:31 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writers MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writers | News | Comments

witter, the short messaging service named after chirping birds, is finally ready to migrate to Wall Street. Fittingly enough, the company resorted to a tweet to titillate its more than 200 million users and a flock of potential investors with its long-awaited plans to pursue an initial public offering of stock.

FTC Looking into Proposed Facebook Changes

September 13, 2013 9:23 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The Federal Trade Commission is looking into a set of policy changes that Facebook proposed in late August, though the agency says it's part of a routine monitoring of the company's privacy practices. The changes, which have not yet gone into effect, have drawn criticism from privacy groups concerned about how the world's largest online social network uses its members' photos and other information in advertisements.

America Semiconductor Inks Authorized Distribution Agreement with America II

September 13, 2013 9:21 am | by America Semiconductor, American II Electronics | News | Comments

Under the terms of the agreement, America II will stock and distribute America Semiconductor’s extensive offering of high-power standard, fast and super-fast recovery rectifiers, bridge rectifiers, and low-power semiconductors throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia, with an emphasis on US markets. Additionally covered in the agreement are America Semiconductor’s innovative portfolio of discrete semiconductor parts.

Lantronix and Wyless Partner to Deliver Custom 3.5G Cellular Solution Bundle for M2M Market

September 12, 2013 5:25 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Lantronix announced a marketing and sales partnership with Wyless -- a global M2M wireless connectivity solution provider -- to provide customers with a bundled 3.5G wireless solution.

New FCI Video Explains Maintenance Cost Advantages Of VeriCal In-Situ Calibration with ST100 Flow Meter

September 12, 2013 2:55 pm | by Fluid Components International | News | Comments

A video from Fluid Components International illustrates the VeriCal In-Situ Calibration System for the ST100 Series Flow Meter, which enables periodic field validation and verification of a flow meter’s measuring performance without extracting the meter from the pipe or process.

Zain and Ericsson Launch Innovative Billing Solution in Jordan

September 12, 2013 2:11 pm | by Ericsson, Zain Jordan | News | Comments

Zain Jordan recently announced that it has selected the Ericsson Charging & Billing in One (CBIO) solution as part of the operator’s ongoing efforts to provide subscribers with additional billing flexibility. This marks a success story with Zain in Jordan to implement Ericsson’s single rating convergence and swapping out five different rating engines.

New Poll Suggests Apple iPhone 5S Fails to Get UK iPhone Users Excited

September 12, 2013 1:07 pm | by Usurv | News | Comments

According to a consumer survey conducted by Usurv immediately after news of the product was released on Monday, 31 percent of existing UK iPhone users say they want the new Apple iPhone 5S. The survey results indicate a drop in enthusiasm for the Apple phone brand since last year, when a similar survey (conducted after the iPhone 5 launch) showed that 44 percent of iPhone users were willing to upgrade straight away.

Myanmar to Stage First Ever Telecommunications Infrastructure and Mobile Technology Event in 2014

September 12, 2013 12:35 pm | by CommuniCast | News | Comments

The Allworld Exhibitions Alliance, whose Asian event experience includes CommunicAsia show in Singapore, is to stage the first ever major telecoms event in Myanmar – providing a showcase for one the world’s largest undeveloped markets to play host to the international telecoms industry.

DfR Solutions Announces ITAR Registration

September 12, 2013 12:14 pm | by DfR Solutions | News | Comments

DfR Solutions announced that the U.S. Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) has approved its International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) registration. The U.S. Government requires all manufacturers, exporters, and brokers of defense articles, defense services, or related technical data to be ITAR registered and fully compliant.

SouthernLINC Wireless Announces Plans to Build Regional 4G LTE Network for Southern Company Utilities

September 12, 2013 11:59 am | by SouthernLINC Wireless, Southern Company | News | Comments

SouthernLINC Wireless will build a 4G LTE network to meet the growing data needs of its largest customer, Southern Company's electric utilities. Following the request for proposal process, the project was awarded to Ericsson as the preferred provider for radio access network and evolved packet cores and to Cisco to provide the multi-protocol label switching equipment.

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