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New iPhones run into software, bending complaints

September 25, 2014 9:52 am | by BRANDON BAILEY AP Technology Writer | Comments

Apple's new iPhones have run into some glitches as users complained that a new software update blocked their calls, while a widely circulated video showed the larger of the two new models is vulnerable to bending. Late Wednesday, Apple offered users a way to manually reverse the update provided earlier in the day.

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Georgia manufacturers boost profits, but reduce long-term investment

September 24, 2014 5:35 pm | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

September 24, 2014 Atlanta, GA Georgia manufacturers are enjoying higher profits, but in the rush to meet the demands of a rebounding economy, they may be shortchanging investment in future-focused technology and innovation, a new survey of the state’s manufacturing companies has found.

Logic PD Joins Telefónica’s M2M Global Partner Programme

September 24, 2014 5:19 pm | by Logic PD | Comments

Logic PD has partnered with Telefónica to provide customers with global wireless coverage for Internet of Things (IoT) solutions and the ability to bring connected products to market quicker. “With this partnership Logic PD will be able to ...

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Samsung to launch new phone in China before Apple

September 24, 2014 3:32 pm | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co. said Wednesday its latest Galaxy Note 4 smartphone will go on sale in China and South Korea later this month as its flagging mobile business tries to defend sales from Apple's new iPhones. Samsung said all three ...

Struggling BlackBerry releases new phone

September 24, 2014 3:29 pm | by ROB GILLIES, Associated Press | Comments

BlackBerry launched a new smartphone Wednesday as the embattled Canadian company hopes for a comeback. Chief executive John Chen unveiled a large-screen, square sized phone called the Passport to a Toronto audience. London and Dubai ...

Drivers, don't trade in your smartphone for Google Glass yet

September 24, 2014 3:05 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Texting while driving with Google Glass is clearly a distraction, a new University of Central Florida study has concluded -- but there is a twist. In the study, texting Glass users outperformed smartphone users when regaining control of their vehicles....

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Most metal-poor star hints at universe's first supernovae

September 24, 2014 3:00 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

A team of researchers, led by Miho N. Ishigaki, at the Kavli IPMU, The University of Tokyo, pointed out that the elemental abundance of the most iron-poor star can be explained by elements ejected from supernova explosions of the universe's first stars....

Project aims to turn mobile phones into detectors of disease-spreading insects

September 24, 2014 2:56 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Insects transmit many of the world's most infectious diseases, but there has been a decline in the expertise needed to recognize species of insects most likely to transmit illness to people. In a new effort to safeguard human populations ...

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German man banned from Yellowstone in drone crash

September 24, 2014 2:50 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

A German citizen who crashed a drone into a lake in Yellowstone National Park this summer has been banned from the park for a year and was ordered to pay $1,600 in fines and restitution. Andreas Meissner of Koenigswinter, Germany, was charged....

Protecting our processors

September 24, 2014 2:44 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) today announced nine research awards to 10 universities totaling nearly $4 million under a joint program focused on Secure, Trustworthy, Assured and Resilient ...

Solar energy-driven process could revolutionize oil sands tailings reclamation

September 24, 2014 1:57 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Edmonton—Cleaning up oil sands tailings has just gotten a lot greener thanks to a novel technique developed by University of Alberta civil engineering professors that uses solar energy to accelerate tailings pond reclamation efforts by industry....

Grant to help find why people reveal information online

September 24, 2014 1:53 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Penn State researchers have received a $262,383 grant from the National Science Foundation to better understand why people disclose or withhold private information during online transactions. Researchers from Penn State's College of Communications ...

2-D materials' crystalline defects key to new properties

September 24, 2014 1:48 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Understanding how atoms "glide" and "climb" on the surface of 2D crystals like tungsten disulphide may pave the way for researchers to develop materials with unusual or unique characteristics, according to an international team of researchers....

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Nanotechnology leads to better, cheaper LEDs for phones and lighting

September 24, 2014 12:56 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Princeton University researchers have developed a new method to increase the brightness, efficiency and clarity of LEDs, which are widely used on smartphones and portable electronics as well as becoming increasingly common in lighting....

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Cyber Week 2014: Netanyahu, Kaspersky, and Gold tackle cyber 'game-changers'

September 24, 2014 12:49 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

"I don't think it's an exaggeration to say that cyber defense solutions will serve as the essential basis for human development and economic growth in this century — I think it's happening before our very eyes," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told ...

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