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Obama to create new agency to examine cyberthreats

February 11, 2015 1:02 pm | by KEN DILANIAN, AP Intelligence Writer | Comments

The White House is setting up a new agency designed to coordinate cyberthreat intelligence that currently is spread across the federal government. The agency will be modeled after the National Counter Terrorism Center, which was ...

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Students 3D-print rocket for NASA contest

February 11, 2015 12:57 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | Comments

High school students partnered with a local 3D printing facility to create lighter, stronger parts for the rocket they’ll take to a NASA competition in April. St. Vincent- St. Mary in Akron, Ohio was one of eight high schools selected for ...

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Apple building big solar energy farm in California

February 11, 2015 11:22 am | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Apple will spend nearly $850 million on a solar energy project that will generate enough power for the computer giant's new corporate headquarters, retail stores and other operations in California. The tech company will be the biggest ...

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Britain starts public trial of driverless cars

February 11, 2015 11:12 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Britain began testing driverless cars in four cities Wednesday, launching the first official trials ahead of a series of planned rule reviews to accommodate the new technology. Four types of autonomous vehicles under trial - including a shuttle ...

New clean diesel cars see a future in Paris

February 11, 2015 9:53 am | by Diesel Technology Forum | Comments

The Diesel Technology Forum issued the following statement today on the adoption of the energy transition law by Le Conseil de Paris in France. “This week, government leaders in Paris have taken bold and decisive action to ...

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Long-range anti-ship missile completes flight test

February 11, 2015 9:03 am | by DARPA | Comments

Initiated in 2009 in collaboration with the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force, DARPA’s Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) program has been investing in advanced technologies to provide a leap ahead in U.S. surface warfare capability....

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Robots replacing human factory workers at faster pace

February 11, 2015 8:34 am | by PAUL WISEMAN, AP Economics Writer | Comments

Cheaper, better robots will replace human workers in the world's factories at a faster pace over the next decade, pushing manufacturing labor costs down 16 percent, a report Tuesday said. The Boston Consulting Group predicts that investment in industrial robots will ...

America II signs distribution agreement with CEC Panda

February 10, 2015 4:58 pm | Comments

America II Electronics, Inc. announced it has entered into a franchise distribution agreement with CEC Panda Crystal Technology Corporation, a leading manufacturer of quartz-based timing devices used in the telecommunications, automotive, security, Internet of Things ...

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Flipboard magazines not just for mobile anymore

February 10, 2015 3:52 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Smartphones and tablets have been pushing the personal computer aside, thanks in part to popular apps made by mobile-first entrepreneurs like Flipboard CEO Mike McCue. Just don't tell McCue the desktop is dead. In fact, the PC remains the mode of ...

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Lower-cost metal 3-D printing solution available

February 10, 2015 1:47 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

3D printing of plastic parts to prototype or manufacture goods is becoming commonplace in industry, but there is an urgent need for lower-cost 3D printing technology to produce metal parts. New substrate release solutions that offer easy, less expensive alternatives to ...

Samsung reveals potential for smart TVs to eavesdrop

February 10, 2015 1:44 pm | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Watch what you say in your living room. Samsung's smart TV could be listening. And sharing. Voice recognition technology in the South Korean company's Internet connected TVs captures and transmits nearby conversations. The potential for TVs to eavesdrop ...

Let hackers in: Experts say traps might be better than walls

February 10, 2015 1:41 pm | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Ever since the Internet blossomed in the 1990s, cybersecurity was built on the idea that computers could be protected by a digital quarantine. Now, as hackers routinely overwhelm such defenses, experts say cybersecurity is beyond due an overhaul. Their message ...

Softbank to add learning technology to empathetic robot

February 10, 2015 1:38 pm | by YURI KAGEYAMA, AP Business Writer | Comments

Japanese mobile carrier Softbank said Tuesday it will incorporate artificial intelligence technology from IBM into its empathetic robot Pepper that will be available to Japanese consumers around midyear. The AI engine "Watson" is already used in health care, travel ...

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Independent smartwatches lead market predictions

February 10, 2015 1:26 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | Comments

Android leads the charge as the global smartwatch market grows. The market is predicted to reach $32.9 billion by 2020, a growth of 67.6 percent in six years, said a report from Allied Market Research. Extension smartwatches, those like the Pebble Steel ...

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Scientists devise breakthrough technique for mapping temperature in tiny devices

February 9, 2015 4:04 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Overheating is a major problem for the microprocessors that run our smartphones and computers. But a team of UCLA and USC scientists have made a breakthrough that should enable engineers to design microprocessors that minimize that problem: They have developed ...

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