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Iridium Revolutionizes Personal Communications with Industry’s First Global Portable Satellite Hotspot, Iridium GO!

February 4, 2014 1:19 pm | by Iridium Communications | News | Comments

Iridium Communications announced Iridium GO!, the industry’s first portable satellite hotspot that connects to any smartphone or tablet, dramatically extending voice and data coverage for personal devices when they are out of range of cellular networks. Iridium GO! creates a satellite-backed Wi-Fi zone anywhere on the planet...

New Technique Could Be Used to Search Space Dust for Life's Ingredients

February 4, 2014 9:36 am | by Bill Steigerwald, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center | News | Comments

While the origin of life remains mysterious, scientists are finding more and more evidence that material created in space and delivered to Earth by comet and meteor impacts could have given a boost to the start of life. Some meteorites supply molecules that can be used as building blocks to make certain kinds of larger molecules that are critical for life... 

Google Told to Move SF Bay 'Mystery' Barge

February 4, 2014 9:24 am | by MARTHA MENDOZA, Associated Press MICHAEL LIEDTKE, Associated Press | News | Comments

Google does not have the proper permits for a mystery barge at a construction site on an island in San Francisco Bay, a state official said, and must move the floating, four-story building that drew wide attention and fueled weeks of speculation when it was erected last fall...                    

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Car-to-Car Talk Offers Warning on Collisions

February 4, 2014 9:10 am | by JOAN LOWY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Your car might see a deadly crash coming even if you don't, the government says, indicating it will require automakers to equip new vehicles with technology that lets cars warn each other if they're plunging toward peril...                

Internet Firms Release Data on NSA Requests

February 4, 2014 9:07 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, Associated Press STEPHEN BRAUN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Major technology firms have released new data on how often they are ordered to turn over customer information to the government for secret national security investigations, resulting in the collection of data on thousands of Americans...                           

Obama Secures $750M in Pledges to Get Kids Online

February 4, 2014 9:04 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Claiming progress in his campaign to get American schools wired for the future, President Barack Obama is announcing commitments from U.S. companies totaling about $750 million to connect more students to high-speed Internet...                         

Rise of Wireless Technology Poses Security Risks for Manufacturers

February 3, 2014 11:23 am | by IHS | News | Comments

Increasing networking of manufacturing equipment is opening up factories to the benefits of flexible production and wireless mobile communications. However, the rising use of connected devices is also exposing production sites to security breaches and cyber-attacks, compelling companies to seek ways to protect their networks...

Wary NKorea Struggles to Stay Afloat in Info Age

February 3, 2014 10:46 am | by ERIC TALMADGE, Associated Press | News | Comments

It's late afternoon at the e-library in North Korea's Kim Il Sung University, where row after row of smartly dressed students sit quietly, their faces bathed in the glow of computer displays as they surf the Internet. On the surface, it's a familiar-seeming scene, which is exactly why officials are offering it up for a look...

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Photo of the Day: Controlling Photons with Quantum Dots

January 31, 2014 10:42 am | by Linköping University | News | Comments

By emitting photons from a quantum dot at the top of a micropyramid, researchers at Linköping University are creating a polarized light source for such things as energy-saving computer screens and wiretap-proof communications. Polarized light forms the foundation for technology...

Quantum Dots Provide Complete Control of Photons

January 31, 2014 10:33 am | by Linköping University | News | Comments

By emitting photons from a quantum dot at the top of a micropyramid, researchers at Linköping University are creating a polarized light source for such things as energy-saving computer screens and wiretap-proof communications. Polarized light forms the foundation for technology...

Exclusive: Proximity Sensing in Mobile Phones

January 31, 2014 9:16 am | by Sivaguru Noopuran, Product Marketing Engineer and Priyadeep Kaur, Application Engineer, Cypress Semiconductor | Articles | Comments

Proximity sensing technology is becoming popular across a wide range of industries, especially in consumer electronics, because OEMs introduce new products to market every year. The largest application within consumer electronics is the mobile phone. Given the competition in this particular market, it is important for OEMs to adopt the latest technology and offer unique features to differentiate their products...

CEOs Seek Better Internet Access in Classrooms

January 30, 2014 10:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The top officers at more than 40 companies are asking the Federal Communications Commission to act quickly to help get more high-speed Internet into America's classrooms. The FCC is weighing changes to a program called E-rate that provides discounts to help schools with telecommunications and Internet access...

AT&T and Equinix Enter Alliance to Speed Enterprise Adoption of Cloud Services

January 29, 2014 11:36 am | by Equinix, Inc. | News | Comments

AT&T and Equinix are working to speed up the adoption of cloud services. The companies today agreed to embed AT&T NetBond into select Equinix data centers.AT&T NetBond enables customers to connect to their cloud services using their private AT&T VPN networks, which deliver highly secure connections...

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Barcoding, Inc. Establishes RFID by Barcoding Practice

January 29, 2014 11:30 am | by Barcoding, Inc. | News | Comments

Barcoding, Inc. announced the establishment of RFID by Barcoding, a new, dedicated practice for the design, development, implementation, and advancement of Radio Frequency Identification Technology (RFID). “Barcoding has long offered and supported RFID systems, but as we continue to grow and expand..."

Smart Statistics to Fight Crime

January 29, 2014 9:44 am | by Anne Milgram, TED Talk | Videos | Comments

When she became the attorney general of New Jersey in 2007, Anne Milgram quickly discovered a few startling facts: not only did her team not really know who they were putting in jail, but they had no way of understanding if their decisions were actually making the public safer...                             

Massive Open Online Courses (Still) Matter

January 29, 2014 9:41 am | by Anant Agarwal, TED Talk | Videos | Comments

2013 was a year of hype for MOOCs (massive open online courses). Great big numbers and great big hopes were followed by some disappointing first results. But the head of edX, Anant Agarwal, makes the case that MOOCs still matter...                             

Report: Spies Use Smartphone Apps to Track People

January 28, 2014 10:31 am | by RAPHAEL SATTER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Documents leaked by former NSA contactor Edward Snowden suggest that spy agencies have a powerful ally in Angry Birds and a host of other apps installed on smartphones across the globe...                      

Gov't, Internet Companies Reach Deal on Disclosure

January 28, 2014 10:25 am | by JESSE J. HOLLAND, Associated Press | News | Comments

Technology companies and privacy advocates are praising a new government compromise that will allow the Internet's leading companies to disclose more information about how often they are ordered to turn over customer information to the government in national security investigations...          

Mobile Phone Indoor Positioning Systems Reinvented

January 27, 2014 1:01 pm | by IDTechEx | News | Comments

Indoor positioning systems (IPS) is a term confined to indoor positioning presented on mobile/cell phones, or the like, to create added value services. For example, the derivatives of smart phones taking the form of glasses or eyepieces will have the ability to superimpose all manner of information across the items being viewed.

NASA Science Instruments to be Aboard the European Space Agency's Rosetta

January 27, 2014 10:08 am | by NASA, European Space Agency | News | Comments

Three NASA science instruments are being prepared for check-out operations aboard the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft, which is set to become the first to orbit a comet and land a probe on its nucleus in November...                         

Live Feed into Our Bodies

January 27, 2014 9:21 am | by Sonia Fernandez, University of Santa Barbara, California | News | Comments

A device that can monitor the levels of specific drugs as they flow through the bloodstream may soon take the guesswork out of drug dosing and allow physicians to tailor prescriptions to their patients’ specific biology. Developed by UC Santa Barbara researchers...                  

Speeding up Underwater Communications with Fast-Blinking LED systems

January 27, 2014 9:13 am | by Daniel Kane, University of California, San Diego | News | Comments

University of California, San Diego electrical engineering professor Zhaowei Liu and colleagues have taken the first steps in a project to develop fast-blinking LED systems for underwater optical communications...                          

Google Buys Artificial Intelligence Startup in UK

January 27, 2014 9:01 am | News | Comments

Google says that it has purchased the British startup DeepMind, an artificial intelligence company founded by a 37-year old former chess prodigy and computer game designer...                    

U.S. to NY court: Reject Apple's Monitor Challenge

January 27, 2014 8:59 am | by LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Justice Department asked a federal appeals court Friday to let a monitor continue reviewing Apple's antitrust policies over the company's objections...                            

Agilent Installs Atomic Force Microscope with Scanning Microwave Microscopy Capabilities at Cambridge Graphene Centre

January 24, 2014 3:58 pm | by Agilent Technologies | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies has announced the recent installation of an Agilent 5600LS atomic force microscope at the Cambridge Graphene Centre (CGC) in the United Kingdom. The CGC, one of the key consortium partners in the ambitious Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Graphene Flagship project...

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