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Forget the watch: Apple's iPhones are still the main event

April 28, 2015 9:45 am | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The iPhone is still the engine behind Apple's phenomenal success, even if attention lately has been focused on its new smartwatch. While skeptics question whether the company's future is tied too much to one product, the iPhone's popularity was the ...

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Wireless Minute: NailO turns your fingernail into a tiny trackpad

April 28, 2015 9:40 am | by Jon Dipierro, Janine Mooney | Videos | Comments

Whenever I'm cooking, it's always difficult to actually prepare the meal, hold seven hundred things in your hand, and then flip the page on the recipe book to see what the next step is. The NailO wants to help. A team at the MIT Media Lab is ...

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Linear position sensors designed for metrology and dimensional gauging

April 28, 2015 9:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

H G. Schaevitz LLC, Alliance Sensors Group is pleased to announce it has released a line of spring-extend AC-LVDT based dimensional gauging probes (aka pencil probes) for QC metrology, X-Y tables, and automotive/medical/aerospace test stands. These dimensional gauging probes are regularly used with ...

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Army leaders stress industry partnership on network, cyber needs

April 28, 2015 8:01 am | by U.S. Army | News | Comments

Urging industry partners to look beyond current budget constraints and plan to deliver technologies Soldiers will need in the future, Army senior leaders hosted an industry feedback forum focused on modernizing tactical network and mission command capabilities for Force 2025 and Beyond.

Motion-sensing gloves teach proper technique to wheelchair users

April 28, 2015 7:02 am | by University of Illinois | News | Comments

“Arms are a wheelchair user’s legs,” says Cubitus team leader, Chandra Jayaraman.   As the sole source of movement for manual wheelchairs, it makes sense that we should keep arms and shoulders as safe from injury as...

What Does IoT + Big Data Mean to You?

April 27, 2015 4:38 pm | by David Belanger, Senior Research Fellow in the Business Intelligence and Analysis Program at Stevens Institute of Technology and co-leader of the IEEE Big Data Initiative | Blogs | Comments

As you think these through, I have a piece of advice. Think very broadly about the data that you have or might generate. There is a wealth of open source data available from the government and many other sources.

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New York begins effort to help startups navigate regulations

April 27, 2015 2:22 pm | by JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press | News | Comments

Technology startups and New York authorities will get each other's input on dealing with regulations under an initiative the state attorney general and New York City's chief lawyer announced Friday. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, city Corporation Counsel Zachary Carter, and some ...

Winners and losers of the demise of the big Comcast deal

April 27, 2015 2:18 pm | by TALI ARBEL, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

In the aftermath of Comcast's decision to walk away from buying Time Warner Cable, some winners and losers are emerging. The combined company would have created an Internet and TV behemoth with unprecedented power over ...

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Mystery abounds when it comes to 'neuroscouting' in baseball

April 27, 2015 2:07 pm | by JAY COHEN, AP Sports Writer | News | Comments

Baseball's most compelling video game is not offered in any store. Exactly how many people are playing is unclear. When it comes to the sticker price, no one wants to talk about it. With runs at a premium in the major leagues, a handful ...

Internet billionaires face off in renewed Texas space race

April 27, 2015 2:03 pm | by MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press | News | Comments

An isolated edge of vast West Texas is home to a highly secretive part of the 21st-century space race, one of two being directed in the Lone Star State by Internet billionaires whose personalities and corporate strategies seem worlds apart.

Discover discovers Apple Pay for its US cardholders

April 27, 2015 1:59 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. users of Discover cards are getting their Apple Pay, the last holdout among major credit card networks in the country. After months of complaints from customers, Discover Financial Services announced Monday that it has reached ...

High court to consider lawsuits over personal data

April 27, 2015 1:54 pm | by SAM HANANEL, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Supreme Court said Monday it will decide whether Web sites and other firms that collect personal data can be sued for publishing inaccurate information even if the mistakes don't cause any actual harm. The case is being watched closely by Google, Facebook, and ...

Power inductors ideal for electric vehicle applications

April 27, 2015 1:47 pm | Coilcraft | Product Releases | Comments

Coilcraft’s new AGP4233 Series shielded power inductors offer a unique combination of high current handling and high inductance, making them ideal for high-current power supply and filtering applications such as those used in electric vehicle start-stop systems. They are offered in twelve standard inductance values from ...

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Test instrument features operational frequency range of 100 Hz to 100 kHz

April 27, 2015 1:10 pm | by Global Specialties | Global Specialties | Product Releases | Comments

The LCR-600 is a high-precision test instrument used for measuring the inductance (L), capacitance (C), and resistance (R) of an electrical component. The LCR-600 has an operational frequency range of 100 Hz to 100 kHz and a basic measurement accuracy of 0.3%. There is a dual LCD display, measurement voltage fixed at 0.6 V ...

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Duke receives $9.75 million for ‘Big Data’ initiative

April 27, 2015 1:03 pm | by Duke University | News | Comments

The initiative focuses on harnessing massive amounts of information to tackle society’s biggest challenges Duke University has received $9.75 million in gifts and matching funds to support an initiative that focuses on harnessing....

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