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Net Providers Begin Warning of Illegal Downloads

February 26, 2013 9:02 am | by ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Internet users who illegally share music, movies or television shows online could soon receive warning notices from the nation's five major Internet service providers. The Copyright Alert System, organized by the recording and film industry, is being activated this week to target consumers using peer-to-peer software.

Mid-2013 Expansion for Internet Names Targeted

February 26, 2013 9:01 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Hundreds of Internet address suffixes to rival ".com" should be available for people and businesses to use by the end of the year, the head of an Internet oversight agency said Monday. The initial ones, expected in mid-2013, will likely be in Chinese and other languages besides English, said Fadi Chehade, CEO of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.

HP Finally Parts with webOS in LG Electronics Deal

February 26, 2013 9:00 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard is selling its webOS software to South Korean electronics company LG Electronics, securing a new home for a technological orphan. The deal announced Monday rids HP of the centerpiece of its ill-fated, $1.8 billion purchase of Palm Inc. three years ago. HP used webOS as its springboard into the smartphone and tablet computer market in 2011.

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GM Announces Widest Deployment of 4G LTE Services in Vehicles

February 25, 2013 2:59 pm | by General Motors | News | Comments

General Motors [NYSE:GM] has announced a broad global strategy to deliver a new generation of connected cars and trucks with embedded 4G LTE mobile broadband, the largest deployment in the automotive industry to date. The first GM cars, trucks and crossovers to get....

Wireless Show Expected to Draw Crowds to Barcelona

February 25, 2013 10:25 am | by PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

That idea of empowering new devices with wireless connections has been percolating for years. General Motors cars have had wireless OnStar connections for more than a decade. But the push is intensifying now that most people have cellphones —and the wireless industry's future growth depends on it.

Judge Blocks Shareholder Vote on Apple Proposal

February 25, 2013 10:21 am | by PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

A federal judge is blocking Apple from conducting a shareholder vote on a package of governance proposals, handing a victory to a rebel investor who is trying to persuade the company to share more of its cash with its investors. U.S. District Judge Richard Sullivan in New York ruled Friday that Apple Inc. was wrong to bundle four amendments to its corporate charter into one proposal for a vote.

Telecom CEOs: U.S. Regulators Better Than Europe

February 25, 2013 10:16 am | by PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The CEOs of AT&T, Vodafone, and Telefonica — three of the world's largest cellphone companies — had some rare words of praise for U.S. regulators Monday, saying they're doing better than their European counterparts in promoting faster wireless data networks.

Chinese Hackers Seen as Increasingly Professional

February 25, 2013 10:12 am | by CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Beijing hotly denies accusations of official involvement in massive cyberattacks against foreign targets, insinuating such activity is the work of rogues. But at least one element cited by Internet experts points to professional cyberspies: China's hackers take the weekend off.

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AT&T Snags OnStar Wireless Contract from Verizon

February 25, 2013 10:03 am | by PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

AT&T Inc. is scoring a win over rival Verizon Wireless as it takes over the contract to supply wireless connections to cars with General Motors' OnStar service. Verizon Wireless and its predecessor companies have supplied the network for OnStar since the service launched in the 1990s, but AT&T will take over with the 2015 model year, AT&T and GM said Monday.

Huawei Reveals 'Fastest Smartphone in the World'

February 25, 2013 9:59 am | by PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Huawei, a Chinese company that recently became the world's third-largest maker of smartphones, calls its new flagship product "the fastest smartphone in the world" and wants to use it to expand global awareness of its brand. Parts of the presentation of the phone at a press conference Sunday in Barcelona, Spain.

HP to Make $169 Android Tablet, Eschewing Windows

February 25, 2013 9:49 am | by PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Co. is making a tablet computer that uses Google's Android operating system, steering clear of Microsoft's latest tablet-oriented version of Windows, the company said Sunday. The HP Slate 7 will have a 7-inch screen, making it similar in size to the Amazon Kindle Fire.

Cambium Networks Deploys IP Wireless GIGATOWER to Expand Global Service Provider Broadband Reach

February 24, 2013 10:30 am | by Cambium Networks | News | Comments

Cambium Networks has introduced the GIGATOWER, a new wireless broadband access solution that delivers the industry’s highest level of throughput for enterprises and triple-play service providers worldwide. Based on the Canopy point-to-multipoint (PMP) 450 platform.

Agilent Technologies Introduces Industry's First Universal Flash Storage Protocol-Decoding Software

February 22, 2013 5:07 pm | by Agilent Technologies Inc. | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. [NYSE: A] has introduced the industry's first software solution for decoding the Universal Flash Storage protocol on oscilloscopes. The new protocol decoder provides design and validation engineers with a fast.

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Google Adds New Touch to Line of Chrome Laptops

February 22, 2013 10:22 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google is adding a new and more expensive touch to its line of Chrome laptops in an attempt to outshine personal computers running on software made by rivals Microsoft and Apple. The Chromebook Pixel unveiled Thursday includes a nearly 13-inch display screen that responds to the touch or swipe of a finger.

Rebel Apple Investor Tries to Rally Street

February 22, 2013 10:13 am | by PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

A Wall Street maverick who wants Apple Inc. to share more of its wealth with investors took his case to other shareholders Thursday, urging them to send management a message by voting against a company proposal at the upcoming annual meeting.

SD College Tests Fingerprint Purchasing Technology

February 22, 2013 10:09 am | by AMBER HUNT, Associated Press | News | Comments

Futurists have long proclaimed the coming of a cashless society, where dollar bills and plastic cards are replaced by fingerprint and retina scanners smart enough to distinguish a living, breathing account holder from an identity thief.

NKorea to Allow Mobile Internet for Foreigners

February 22, 2013 9:58 am | by JEAN H. LEE, Associated Press | News | Comments

North Korea will soon allow foreigners to tweet, Skype, and surf the Internet from their cellphones, iPads, and other mobile devices in its second relaxation of controls on communications in recent weeks. However, North Korean citizens will not have access to the mobile Internet service to be offered by provider Koryolink within the next week.

IAR Systems Supports XMC1000 ARM Cortex-M0 Microcontrollers from Infineon

February 21, 2013 5:25 pm | by IAR Systems; Infineon Technologies | News | Comments

IAR Systems has announced comprehensive support for the XMC1000 family of 32-bit microcontrollers recently announced by Infineon Technologies. The support is available using IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM, which is a complete set of high-performance tools for embedded development.

LCR Electronics, Inc. Announces New Western Regional Sales Manager

February 21, 2013 5:25 pm | by LCR Electronics, Inc. | News | Comments

LCR Electronics, Inc. has Zoltan Puskas as the new Western Regional Sales Manager for EMI Filters and Electronic Products. Zoltan is based in Santa Barbara, California and is responsible for LCR’s sales in the western territory including California, Oregon, Alaska, Washington, Idaho, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico and Hawaii.

Skyera Closes Over $51M Series B Financing

February 21, 2013 5:16 pm | by Skyera | News | Comments

Skyera has announced it has closed $51.6 million in financing led by Dell Ventures, with participation from other strategic investors.  Skyera, backed by key technology and financial partnerships, is positioned at the forefront of the hyper-growth solid-state storage sector.

Decision Makers’ Views Affect the Mobile Enterprise Device and Application Trends

February 21, 2013 5:11 pm | by Market Analyst, LLC | News | Comments

Market Analyst, LLC, a value-added distributor of market research reports and business information, has announced that the decision makers’ views heavily affected the mobile enterprise device and application trends in 2012.

AT&T and Verizon 4G LTE Certify Red Lion’s Industrial Cellular Routers

February 21, 2013 1:03 pm | by Red Lion Controls | News | Comments

Red Lion Controls, the global experts in communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking, has announced that its Sixnet IndustrialPro 6000 and RAM 6000 series of industrial cellular routers are now certified by and compatible with AT&T and Verizon’s nationwide 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks.

Sony Shows PlayStation 4 Capabilities, But No Box

February 21, 2013 9:00 am | by DERRIK J. LANG, The Associated Press PETER SVENSSON, The Associated Press | News | Comments

But Sony didn't reveal the device itself. Presenters played games that were projected on screens in a converted opera house, but the PlayStations themselves were hidden backstage throughout Wednesday evening's two-hour event. But Sony didn't reveal the device itself.

Google to Sell Internet Glasses to Contest Winners

February 21, 2013 8:59 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The product, dubbed "Google Glass," will be offered to "bold, creative individuals" selected as part of a contest announced Wednesday. Participants must live in the U.S. and submit an application of up to 50 words explaining what they would do with the Google Glass technology.

NYPD, Microsoft Create Crime-Fighting Tech System

February 21, 2013 8:59 am | by COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press | News | Comments

A 911 call comes in about a possible bomb in lower Manhattan and an alert pops up on computer screens at the New York Police Department, instantly showing officers an interactive map of the neighborhood, footage from nearby security cameras, whether there are high radiation levels and whether any other threats have been made against the city.

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