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Jazz Wireless Data Receives 2012 M2M Evolution Product of the Year Award

August 12, 2013 2:35 pm | by Jazz Wireless Data | News | Comments

Jazz Wireless Data (Jazz) has announced that their M2M Prepaid Solution has received a 2012 M2M Evolution Product of the Year Award from M2M Evolution Magazine, a leading publication covering the machine-to-machine movement. The innovative prepaid offering is available through Jazz distribution partner Digi-Key.  

Microscan’s AutoVISION 2.0 Wins 2013 Ringier Technology Innovation Award for Food and Beverage

August 12, 2013 2:31 pm | by Microsan | News | Comments

Microscan has announced that its AutoVISION 2.0 machine vision software has won a 2013 Ringier Technology Innovation Award in the Food and Beverage Industry category. Richard Cheng, China Country Manager, accepted the award for Microscan during a ceremony at the 2013 Food Ingredients, Health Ingredients, and Natural Ingredients...

Cima NanoTech Launches Ultra Low Resistance SANTE EMI Shielding Film for Transparent, Lightweight and Thinner EMI Shielding

August 12, 2013 2:22 pm | by Cima NanoTech | News | Comments

Cima NanoTech, a smart materials company and developer of the ‘SANTE(R) Self-Assembling Nanoparticle Technology’, will unveil its new lightweight, thin and transparent EMI shielding film, ‘SANTE(R) FS100-LR-1N’, at IEEE EMC 2013 Symposium from August 6-8, 2013.

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M2M Evolution Conference Selects B&B Electronics’ Bill Conley for oneM2M Special General Session

August 12, 2013 2:19 pm | by B&B Electronics | News | Comments

B&B Electronics has announced that its M2M business development manager and wireless expert, Bill Conley, was selected by the conference organizers to address the audience about the oneM2M initiative during the M2M Evolution Conference in Las Vegas, Nev., August 27 – 29, 2013.

Barcoding’s Third Annual Executive Forum to Highlight Latest Supply Chain Mobile Technologies and Strategies

August 12, 2013 2:10 pm | by Barcoding, Inc. | News | Comments

Barcoding, Inc. has announced the agenda for its third annual Executive Forum: Accelerating the Supply Chain with Barcoding and RFID. The one-day conference will connect industry leaders to share best practices, proven strategies and lessons learned in improving supply chain efficiencies with mobile technologies.

World's First Pop-Art Satellite Headed to Space

August 12, 2013 11:09 am | by JOHN ROGERS, Associated Press | News | Comments

If aliens ever target Earth, Jon Gibson and Amanda White are counting on them having an appreciation for pop art and a sense of humor. The duo created an elaborate, Andy Warhol-like design that has been etched into a satellite's panel, transforming the spacecraft into a replica of an oversized electrical charging device.

BlackBerry Weighs Putting Itself Up for Sale

August 12, 2013 11:03 am | by ROB GILLIES, Associated Press | News | Comments

Struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry will consider selling itself. The company said Monday that its board has formed a special committee to explore "strategic alternatives" in hopes of boosting the adoption of its BlackBerry 10 smartphone. The company said its options could also include joint ventures, partnerships, or other moves.

In Battle to Protect Power Grid, Trees often Lose

August 12, 2013 11:02 am | by THOMAS J. SHEERAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

In the part of Ohio where a high-voltage line sagging into a tree in startled residents with a boom and burned out appliances in August 2003, utility workers and contractors have been threatened, and some property owners have even been thrown into jail, according to Akron-based FirstEnergy Corp.

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UK: Firm Must Stop Tracking People with Trash Cans

August 12, 2013 11:01 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Officials say that an advertising firm must immediately stop using its network of high-tech trash cans to track people walking through London's financial district. The City of London Corporation says it has demanded Renew pull the plug on the program, which measures the Wi-Fi signals emitted by smartphones to follow commuters as they pass the garbage cans.

ITC Issues Import Ban on some Samsung Products

August 12, 2013 11:00 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple won a partial victory in its long-running patent dispute with Samsung on Friday when a federal administrative panel found Samsung in violation of two Apple patents and blocked imports of some Samsung devices. Even as the U.S. International Trade Commission found Samsung in violation of the two patents, it cleared the South Korean company on four other patents in dispute.

Views You Can Use? How Online Ratings Affect Your Judgment

August 9, 2013 11:45 am | by Peter Dizikes, MIT News Office | News | Comments

A new study co-authored by an MIT professor suggests that many people are, in fact, heavily influenced by the positive opinions other people express online — but are much less swayed by negative opinions posted in the same venues. Certain topics, including politics, see much more of this “herding” effect than others.

German Companies to Automatically Encrypt emails

August 9, 2013 11:37 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Two of Germany's biggest Internet service providers say they will encrypt customers' emails by default following reports that the U.S. National Security Agency monitors international electronic communications. Deutsche Telekom AG and United Internet AG say emails sent by their customers will be automatically encrypted starting Friday.

Review: Google Glass Could Be Peek at Tech Future

August 9, 2013 11:37 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google believes it has the perfect accessory for the next phase of technology, the mind-boggling and appearance-shifting category already being described as "wearable computing." The widely anticipated evolution hatched Google Glass, a spectacle-like device that contains a hidden computer, a thumbnail-size transparent display screen above the right eye and other digital wizardry.

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Pass the Salt: Common Condiment Could Enable New High-Tech Industry

August 9, 2013 11:33 am | by Oregon State University | News | Comments

Chemists at Oregon State University have identified a compound that could significantly reduce the cost and potentially enable the mass commercial production of silicon nanostructures – materials that have huge potential in everything from electronics to biomedicine and energy storage.

Email Service Linked to Edward Snowden Shuts Down

August 9, 2013 11:33 am | by RAPHAEL SATTER, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Texas-based email service reportedly used by National Security Agency systems analyst Edward Snowden said it was shutting down Thursday, explaining in a cryptic message that it would rather go out of business than "become complicit in crimes against the American people."

Fast Detector for a Wide Wavelength Range

August 8, 2013 11:46 am | by Dr. Christine Bohnet, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf | News | Comments

Free-electron lasers are extremely versatile research tools because their intense, super short light flashes permit a closer look at new materials and even biological molecules; thus, allowing effects to be observed that had not been known previously.

Scientists Create Tiny Bendy Power Supply for Even Smaller Portable Electronics

August 8, 2013 11:44 am | by Victoria Steven, Royal Society of Chemistry | News | Comments

Scientists have created a powerful micro-supercapacitor, just nanometres thick, that could help electronics companies develop mobile phones and cameras that are smaller, lighter and thinner than ever before. The tiny power supply measures less than half a centimetre across and is made from a flexible material, opening up the possibility for wearable electronics.

Microsoft Billionaire Donates to Gorilla Research

August 8, 2013 11:43 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen is giving $1 million to the Jane Goodall Institute to study and protect gorillas in Africa, and the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation says wildlife conservation projects in Africa will be a major initiative.

Review: Google Photo Tools Won't Replace Humans

August 8, 2013 11:36 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

It can take months, even years, for me to share photos from a trip. The more shots I take, the more I dread going through them to delete bad shots and perform tweaks such as brightening dark shots. So I was intrigued when Google promised to automate much of this photo editing as part of enhancements to its Google Plus social network.

Group: Apps Not Effective Tool for Teaching Babies

August 8, 2013 11:35 am | by ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Smartphones don't make smart babies, an advocacy group declared Wednesday in a complaint to the government about mobile apps that claim to help babies learn. The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, whose allegations against "Baby Einstein" videos eventually led to nationwide consumer refunds, is urging federal regulators to examine the marketing practices of Fisher-Price's "Laugh & Learn" mobile apps and Open Solutions' games.

Samsung Seeks Smart Watch Trademarks in U.S., SKorea

August 8, 2013 11:33 am | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung has applied for U.S. and South Korean trademarks for a watch that connects to the Internet in the latest sign that consumer technology companies see wearable devices as the future of their business. Samsung described "Samsung Galaxy Gear" as a wearable digital electronic device in the form of a wristwatch, wrist band, or bangle in its July 29 application with U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Amnesty: Satellite Images Show Aleppo Devastation

August 8, 2013 11:31 am | by RAPHAEL SATTER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Satellite images have laid bare the suffering inflicted on Syria's largest city, a London-based rights group said Wednesday, cataloguing hundreds of damaged or destroyed houses and more than 1,000 roadblocks. Amnesty International said it had worked with the American Association for the Advancement of Science to analyze pictures of Aleppo taken by aerospace imagery providers DigitalGlobe and Astrium.

IEEE Launches New 'MentorCentre' Program for Photonics Society Members and Others

August 7, 2013 4:02 pm | by IEEE | News | Comments

IEEE recently debuted a new mentoring program that facilitates the matching of IEEE members and establishes a mentoring partnership among members of participating societies, such as the IEEE Photonics Society. The IEEE MentorCentre program enables participating individuals to connect globally with other IEEE engineering professionals...

PEG Bandwidth Acquires Contact Network InLine

August 7, 2013 3:57 pm | by PEG Bandwidth, LLC | News | Comments

PEG Bandwidth, LLC, announced that it has closed on the acquisition of the broadband operations of Contact Network, Inc. d/b/a InLine.  InLine currently provides broadband services in Mississippi and Alabama to small and medium-sized businesses, government entities, educational institutions and large carriers.

Agilent Technologies Enhances X-Series Signal Analyzers with Improved Phase-Noise Performance, Sweep Speed

August 7, 2013 2:40 pm | by Agilent Technologies | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies has announced greater core performance in two of its X-Series signal analyzers, the midrange MXA and general-purpose EXA. The respective improvements in phase noise allow engineers to more precisely characterize the frequency stability of oscillators and synthesizers.

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