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Apple's New iPhones Simultaneously Aim High, Low

September 11, 2013 9:29 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writers MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writers | News | Comments

For the first time since introducing the device that has reshaped technology and culture, Apple will offer two distinct versions of its latest iPhones — a cheaper model made of colorful plastic and another one that aims to be "the gold standard of smartphones" with a faster processor, fancier camera, and fingerprint scanner for better security.

Review: Slick iOS 7 Shines on Apple's New iPhones

September 11, 2013 9:27 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

One of the best things about Apple's latest iPhones is the slick new iOS 7 software that runs the devices. But that souped-up operating system could end up hurting sales because the free software upgrade will also work on iPhones released since 2010, giving owners of the older models less incentive to buy Apple's newest products.

The NSA Machine: Too Big for Anyone to Understand

September 11, 2013 9:25 am | by MATT APUZZO, Associated Press | News | Comments

The National Security Agency set it in motion in 2006 and the vast network of supercomputers, switches, and wiretaps began gathering Americans' phone and Internet records by the millions, looking for signs of terrorism. But every day, NSA analysts snooped on more American phone records than they were allowed to.


$500M Google Forfeiture Helps Fund RI Police

September 11, 2013 9:23 am | by MICHELLE R. SMITH, Associated Press | News | Comments

Investigators from local agencies are entitled to the money because they helped a federal investigation into the search engine's distribution of ads for illegal prescription drug sales. In 2011, Google agreed to forfeit $500 million, and last year the U.S. attorney announced the agencies that helped would receive shares ranging from $5 million to $60 million.

Agilent Technologies’ Universal Testing Machine Now at Deakin University’s Prestigious Institute for Frontier Materials

September 10, 2013 5:41 pm | by Agilent Technologies | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies has announced the installation of an Agilent T150 UTM at the world-renowned Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin University, Australia. The T150 is a state-of-the-art universal testing machine that provides superior nanomechanical characterization...

Ventev Wireless Infrastructure Eases Transition to Fifth-Generation Wi-Fi with Industry’s Broadest Line of 802.11n/ac Antennas

September 10, 2013 5:36 pm | by Ventev Wireless Infrastructure | News | Comments

Ventev Wireless Infrastructure has announced a comprehensive line of TerraWave Solutions 802.11n/ac antennas that support both existing 802.11n networks and new 802.11ac networks. The new line enables IT managers to future-proof their wireless infrastructure investment...

Saguna Networks to Present at LTE Asia 2013 Conference

September 10, 2013 5:33 pm | by Saguna Networks | News | Comments

Saguna Networks has announced that the company will be participating in the upcoming LTE Asia 2013 conference at the Suntec Convention Centre in Singapore on September 17-19. At the LTE Asia 2013 conference, Saguna Networks’ Vice President of Products, Ofer Talmor, will be participating in a panel discussion...

NCI Building Systems Breaks into 2013 InformationWeek 500 List with New Mobile Application

September 10, 2013 5:31 pm | by NCI Building Systems | News | Comments

NCI Building Systems is celebrating its recognition in this year’s InformationWeek 500 – a list of the top technology innovators in the U.S. InformationWeek tracks the technology, strategies, investments and administrative practices of some of the best-known organizations in the country and this year...


IAR Systems Extends US Operations with Official Opening of Office in Dallas

September 10, 2013 5:29 pm | by IAR Systems | News | Comments

The world-leading embedded development tools provider IAR Systems has announced the official opening of a new office in Dallas, Texas. The Texas office will function as the company’s home base in the central United States, adding to the reach of the US headquarters in Foster City, California and the east coast office in Boston, Massachusetts.

2013/2014 Distribution Line Card from RFMW

September 10, 2013 5:25 pm | by RFMW | News | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. has updated their distribution line card with the addition of Scintera Networks, RFCI and Sunny Electronics. “The addition of these suppliers strengthens our RF and Microwave product offerings and allows our customers one-stop-shopping for their design and procurement needs...”

Agilent Technologies Introduces Infinite Playtime and Multichannel Support for Arbitrary Waveform Generator

September 10, 2013 5:23 pm | by Agilent Technologies | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies has introduced streaming and multichannel synchronization functionality for its M8190A high-speed arbitrary waveform generator. For engineers working on applications like low-observable radar or high-density communications, the new functionality makes testing more realistic...

Agilent Technologies Announces Latest Protocol Analysis Solutions for Devices Using NVM Express Storage Technology

September 10, 2013 5:21 pm | by Agilent Technologies | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies has released three new solutions for advanced protocol analysis of devices using NVM Express (Non-Volatile Memory Express) storage technology. The analysis tools, designed as options for use with Agilent’s U4301A PCIe protocol analyzer and U4305 PCIe exerciser...

TÜV Rheinland Upgrades ZigBee Test Tool to Include Home Automation 1.2

September 10, 2013 5:19 pm | by TÜV Rheinland | News | Comments

TÜV Rheinland has upgraded its ZigBee test harness tool with the latest release of ZigBee Home Automation 1.2 (HA 1.2), a popular home automation profile. The test tool allows manufacturers building ZigBee devices to pre-test and de-bug their products in the development phase prior to submitting the items for certification.


Telit Acquires ILS Technology and Expands into M2M Cloud Services

September 10, 2013 5:13 pm | by Telit Wireless Solutions | News | Comments

Telit Wireless Solutions has announced that it acquired ILS Technology LLC (“ILST”). Boca-Raton, FL-based ILST is a leading provider of ready-to-use, off-the-shelf cloud platform services connecting enterprise IT systems to M2M-enabled devices as well as machines for businesses-critical use.

RFMW and Sunny Electronics Announce Distribution Agreement

September 10, 2013 5:09 pm | by RFMW | News | Comments

RFMW and Sunny Electronics has announced a worldwide distribution agreement effective September 3, 2013. Sunny Electronics offers the most comprehensive line of frequency control devices in the industry, supplying products from tuning fork to extremely high end-voltage/temperature controlled crystal oscillators.

RFMW and Sunny Electronics Announce Distribution Agreement

September 10, 2013 5:09 pm | by RFMW | News | Comments

RFMW and Sunny Electronics has announced a worldwide distribution agreement effective September 3, 2013. Sunny Electronics offers the most comprehensive line of frequency control devices in the industry, supplying products from tuning fork to extremely high end-voltage/temperature controlled crystal oscillators.

Agilent Technologies Introduces First Two Families of High-Power System Power Supplies

September 10, 2013 5:06 pm | by Agilent Technologies | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies has introduced two high-power system power-supply families. The APS power supplies with VersaPower architecture offer industry-leading specifications for fast operation, advanced measurements to accurately capture power profiles and integrated features to reduce automated test system development time and support costs.

Motorola Opens First U.S.-Assembled Smartphone Plant

September 10, 2013 9:46 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Gov. Rick Perry and top executives are attending the opening of a Fort Worth plant where cellphone pioneer Motorola will produce the first smartphone ever assembled in the U.S. Motorola is owned by Google, whose Executive Chairman, Eric Schmidt, will be on-hand Tuesday, as will Motorola CEO.

Nokia, Mercedes-Benz in Smart Map Deal

September 10, 2013 9:40 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Nokia says it has teamed up with Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz car division to jointly build and develop digital smart maps for conventional and self-driving cars. Under Wednesday's deal, Nokia's HERE mapping and location services unit and Mercedes will initially provide 3D maps for the Mannheim to Pforzheim route in Germany for cars connected to a computing cloud.

Apple's Next Big Thing May Be Lower-Priced iPhone

September 10, 2013 9:36 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple's much-anticipated update to its line-up of iPhones may leave the impression that the technology pioneer's focus has shifted to making more affordable products than engineering innovative breakthroughs. In keeping with its tight-lipped ways, Apple hasn't disclosed what's on the agenda for the coming-out party scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. PDT Tuesday at its Cupertino, Calif., headquarters.

Facebook, Yahoo Want to Disclose FISA Orders Data

September 10, 2013 9:31 am | by FREDERIC J. FROMMER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Facebook and Yahoo asked a secret court Monday to allow them to disclose data on national security orders the companies have received under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The two tech companies filed separate, similar motions Monday with the secret court that oversees that law. Two other companies, Google and Microsoft, have similar motions pending with the court.

New Kind of Ultraviolet LED could Lead to Portable, Low-Cost Devices

September 10, 2013 9:27 am | by Pam Frost Gorder, Ohio State University | News | Comments

Commercial uses for ultraviolet (UV) light are growing, and now a new kind of LED under development at The Ohio State University could lead to more portable and low-cost uses of the technology. The patent-pending LED creates a more precise wavelength of UV light than today’s commercially available UV LEDs, and runs at much lower voltages and is more compact than other experimental methods for creating precise wavelength UV light.

RF DC-DC Converters for Power Amplifiers Using MIPI RFFE interface

September 9, 2013 3:12 pm | by Sasa Radovanovic, Kevin Kayser, Amanda Alfonso, David van Schravendijk, Texas Instruments | Articles | Comments

The majority of new LTE platforms being released to the market have digital MIPI RFFE interface, which controls radio frequency front-end (RFFE) components, either from an application processor or baseband. One front-end component is a power management device for power amplifiers. There are two types of power management solutions for power amplifiers.

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.

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