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Cyberwar Manual Lays down Rules for Online Attacks

March 20, 2013 10:16 am | by RAPHAEL SATTER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Their handbook, due to be published later this week, applies the practice of international law to the world of electronic warfare in an effort to show how hospitals, civilians and neutral nations can be protected in an information-age fight.

The Mind Behind Tesla, SpaceX, SolarCity

March 20, 2013 10:08 am | Videos | Comments

Entrepreneur Elon Musk is a man with many plans. The founder of PayPal, Tesla Motors and SpaceX sits down with TED curator Chris Anderson to share details about his visionary projects, which include a mass-marketed electric car, a solar energy leasing company, and a fully reusable rocket.

Lady Brains: Dumbing Down Technology for Women

March 20, 2013 9:27 am | by Kasey Panetta, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Manufacturers are constantly trying to find ways to appeal specifically to women. The justification is often that their product—be it pens, cars, or toys—sells with men, but they’re trying to attract more women. It’s a logical thought process...

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Internet Connected Devices Surpass Half a Billion in U.S. Homes

March 20, 2013 12:19 am | by C0nnected Intelligence; NPD Group | News | Comments

There are now more than half a billion devices in U.S. homes that are connected to the Internet and deliver apps, according to new findings from the Connected Intelligence Connected Home Report from global information company The NPD Group. Increases in tablet and smartphone...

Ericsson & STMicroelectronics Agree on Strategic Way Forward

March 19, 2013 3:34 pm | by STMicroelectronics; Ericsson | News | Comments

As communicated by the parent companies in December 2012, both have been working together toward a strategic solution for the JV.  After months of intensive joint work, the parent companies have selected the strategic option which maximizes their respective future prospects and growth plans.

Tektronix Demonstrates MIPI Alliance M-PHY Test Solution

March 19, 2013 2:48 pm | by Tektronix, Inc. | News | Comments

Tektronix, Inc. has announced the industry’s first demonstration of a M-PHY test solution for silicon-proven HS-Gear3 IP, a key part of the MIPI Alliance M-PHY physical layer specification for mobile devices.

Agilent Technologies Integrates Device Modeling Flow

March 19, 2013 2:43 pm | by Agilent Technologies Inc. | News | Comments

MBP and MQA 2013 feature major enhancements designed to enable device modeling engineers to deliver higher-quality models to their customers. Chief among them are a fully integrated data flow across Agilent's device modeling platform and the ability...

IEEE OnlineGreenComm 2013 to be held October 29 - 31

March 19, 2013 2:12 pm | by IEEE | News | Comments

IEEE Online Conference on Green Communications (OnlineGreenComm 2013), the virtual forum dedicated to the advancement of energy-efficient communications and green networking technologies, will hold its third annual event from October 29 - 31, 2013.

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Aeroflex and RELM Wireless Announce Availability of the Aeroflex 3920 Digital Radio Test Set

March 19, 2013 1:54 pm | by Aeroflex Incorporated | News | Comments

Aeroflex Incorporated, a wholly owned subsidiary of Aeroflex Holding Corp. [NYSE:ARX], has announced the addition of support for the RELM Wireless KNG Portable Command Series radios to its expanding capabilities for the Aeroflex 3920 Auto-Test II system.

Analysys Mason & Industry Stakeholders to Accelerate National Broadband Agendas in Africa

March 19, 2013 1:49 pm | by Analysys Mason | News | Comments

David Eurin, Partner and Head of Analysys Mason’s Africa operations, will be chairing the “Operator Strategies, Supporting National Growth” session, including panellists such as MTN Group CEO Sifiso Dabengwa and Airtel CEO Manoj Kohli...

Wireless Charging for Devices Smaller than Mobile Phones

March 19, 2013 9:58 am | by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland | News | Comments

Wireless charging will soon be available for more and more mobile phones. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is working with the industry's leading technological companies and standardisation bodies to expand the scope of application of wireless charging technology...

Electrical Signals Dictate Optical Properties

March 19, 2013 9:50 am | by University of Southampton | News | Comments

Photonic metamaterials are artificial materials created by precise and extremely fine structuring of conventional media using nanotechnology. They offer numerous new applications from cloaking to radically improved solar cells. However, the properties of metamaterials are usually fixed.

Man Gets over 3 Years in iPad Data Breach Case

March 19, 2013 9:42 am | by DAVID PORTER, Associated Press | News | Comments

An admitted online "troll" was sentenced Monday to the maximum prison term under federal guidelines — more than three years — for illegally gaining access to AT&T's servers and stealing more than 100,000 email addresses of iPad users.

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Suntech Announces Default, Search for Financing

March 19, 2013 9:39 am | by JOE McDONALD, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Suntech Power Holdings Ltd.'s announcement was a severe setback for a company lauded by China's Communist government as a leader of efforts to make the country a center of the renewable energy industry. Its founder, Shi Zhengrong, became one of the industry's most prominent entrepreneurs...

AVX’S Tantalum Corporation Receives ISO 13485 Certification

March 18, 2013 6:49 pm | by AVX Corporation | News | Comments

“All AVX plants are committed to producing the highest quality components, operating in a safe and environmentally responsible manner, and continually improving manufacturing processes, efficiency, and product quality,” says Bob Fairey, General Manager, AVX Tantalum Corporation. 

Self-Assembled Nanostructures Enable Low-Power Phase-Change Memory

March 18, 2013 10:42 am | by The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology | News | Comments

Nonvolatile memory that can store data even when not powered is currently used for portable electronics such as smart phones, tablets, and laptop computers. Flash memory is a dominant technology in this field, but its slow writing and erasing speed has led to extensive research into a next-generation nonvolatile memory...

HotSpot Episode 4: Leap Motion Control

March 18, 2013 10:34 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, Neurowear has adapted its brainwave-reading technology to create Micro Headphones; the newly EU-funded Mindwalker project is routing brain signals directly to a robotic exoskeleton; Qualcomm is putting wireless charging platforms through real-world tests...

Researchers Trap Light, Improve Laser Potential of MEH-PPV Polymer

March 18, 2013 9:34 am | by North Carolina State University | News | Comments

Researchers from North Carolina State University have come up with a low-cost way to enhance a polymer called MEH-PPV’s ability to confine light, advancing efforts to use the material to convert electricity into laser light for use in photonic devices.

Mobile LIDAR Technology Expanding Rapidly

March 18, 2013 9:28 am | by Oregon State University | News | Comments

Such is the potential of mobile LIDAR, a powerful technology that’s only a few years old and promises to change the way we see, study and record the world around us. It will be applied in transportation, hydrology, forestry, virtual tourism and construction – and almost no one knows anything about it.

Carnegie Mellon, NSA Seek High School Hackers

March 18, 2013 9:15 am | by KEVIN BEGOS, Associated Press | News | Comments

Their goal with "Toaster Wars" is to cultivate the nation's next generation of cyber warriors in offensive and defensive strategies. The free, online "high school hacking competition" is scheduled to run from April 26 to May 6, and any U.S. student or team in grades six through 12 can apply and participate.

Monitoring Your Kids on Facebook? That's so 2009

March 18, 2013 9:12 am | by ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press | News | Comments

The number of popular social media sites available on kids' mobile devices has exploded in recent years. The smartest apps now enable kids to chat informally with select groups of friends without bumping up against texting limits and without being monitored by parents...

Anritsu Launches Toughest Site Competition 2013

March 15, 2013 5:29 pm | by Anritsu Company | News | Comments

Anritsu Company announces the Toughest Site Competition 2013 that recognizes the challenges faced every day by field engineers and technicians responsible for deploying, installing, and maintaining wireless networks. The contest, which runs until June 30, 2013, highlights how

Aeroflex and Harris Announce Availability of the Aeroflex 3920 Digital Radio

March 15, 2013 5:26 pm | by Aeroflex Inc | News | Comments

Aeroflex Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Aeroflex Holding Corp. [NYSE:ARX], HAS announced the addition of support for Harris P25 P7300, P5500 and XG-75 Series portable radios to its expanding capabilities for the Aeroflex 3920 Auto-Test II system.

B&K Precision Adds Four Channels and 7" Widescreen Displays to DSO Offerings

March 15, 2013 5:23 pm | by B&K Precision | News | Comments

B&K Precision (Yorba Linda, CA) has expanded its digital storage oscilloscope (DSO) portfolio with the release of their new 2550 Series. This new series of scopes adds four 2-channel models (2552, 2554, 2556, 2558) and four 4-channel models (2553, 2555, 2557, 2559) ranging from

Digi-Key Expands Global Footprint into EMEA

March 15, 2013 5:11 pm | by Digi-Key Corporation | News | Comments

Digi-Key Corporation is expanding its global footprint with new sales and customer support resources covering the EMEA region. The company announced its regional sales leadership team and the opening of a new European sales and support office in Munich. 

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