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Point tool automates test generation and unit test management

September 24, 2013 9:35 am | Ldra Technology, Inc | Product Releases | Comments

LDRA introduces LDRAunit, an integrated framework for automating the generation and management of unit tests. By separating unit testing capabilities from the rest of the LDRA tool suite, LDRA delivers a focused test management tool that addresses a need for software unit test without requiring investment in a complete tool chain.

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Photos of the Day: Microsoft unveils new Surface at NYC event

September 24, 2013 9:11 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft introduced new Surface tablets, including a professional model that allows people to use it more like a laptop or a desktop computer. The Redmond, Wash. company is trying to boost its tablet business as sales of traditional desktop and laptop computers decline.

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New method uses water, motion to develop delicious military food

September 24, 2013 12:00 am | by U.S. Army | News | Comments

One of life's greatest necessities, water, is a key ingredient for the new gentle motion retort used by the Combat Feeding Directorate at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, Mass., to develop Meals, Ready-to-Eat and Tray Pack products....

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Fairfax reaches tentative deal to buy BlackBerry

September 23, 2013 7:40 pm | by ROB GILLIES - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

BlackBerry's largest shareholder has reached a tentative agreement to pay $4.7 billion for the troubled smartphone maker, even as many investors fret about its potential demise. BlackBerry Ltd. said Monday that Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. has signed a letter of intent that "contemplates"...

Review: Don't ditch Pandora yet for iTunes Radio

September 23, 2013 5:38 pm | by RYAN NAKASHIMA - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Now that iTunes Radio has shipped to millions of iPhone and iPad owners, does that mean you should delete Pandora? Not so fast, I say. Apple's new music service, which comes with new iPhones and the free iOS 7 update, lacks some of the mojo that has helped Pandora become the leader in Internet...

Secret to less smoking? Junior high is one place worth looking

September 23, 2013 5:11 pm | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

Reducing the number of adult smokers in America may require intervening earlier in life and school than previously thought — probably between the ages of 12 and 17 — according to new research....

Apple's sales of new iPhones off to fast start

September 23, 2013 4:36 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Gadget lovers still can't resist the iPhone's seductive call, even amid a bevy of enticing lower-priced alternatives that offer similar features. In a Monday announcement, Apple Inc. said it sold 9 million units of its top-of-the-line iPhone 5S and less-expensive iPhone 5C during their first...

How-to guide to hosting your own website

September 23, 2013 1:54 pm | by Tom Gordon, Contributor | Blogs | Comments

There’s nothing like setting up your own web server and staking out your own little piece of the internet.  When I decided it was time to stop paying for somebody else to host our neighborhood website, a friend suggested looking into the Pogoplug personal cloud server as a possible hardware platform. 

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LED string light system provides high-performance illumination

September 23, 2013 1:22 pm | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics has released a new low voltage string light that provides better performance and reliability than standard incandescent string lights. The WAL-SL-10-LED-25-TXF Work Area LED String Light produces higher light output with cooler operation and can withstand the demanding conditions of tough industrial work environments.

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Domain walls as new information storage medium

September 23, 2013 11:12 am | by Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz | News | Comments

While searching for ever smaller devices that can be used as data storage systems and novel sensors, physicists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) have directly observed magnetization dynamics processes in magnetic nanowires and thus paved the way for further research in the field of nanomagnetism.

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Researchers probe the optical properties of a novel kind of magnetism

September 23, 2013 11:12 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Using low-frequency laser pulses, a team of researchers has carried out the first measurements that reveal the detailed characteristics of a unique kind of magnetism found in a mineral called herbertsmithite. In this material, the magnetic elements constantly fluctuate, leading to an exotic state of fluid magnetism called a "quantum spin liquid."

Densest array of carbon nanotubes grown to date

September 23, 2013 11:07 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Carbon nanotubes' outstanding mechanical, electrical and thermal properties make them an alluring material to electronics manufacturers. However, until recently scientists believed that growing the high density of tiny graphene cylinders needed for many microelectronics applications would be difficult.

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Promising new alloy for resistive switching memory

September 23, 2013 11:05 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Memory based on electrically-induced "resistive switching" effects have generated a great deal of interest among engineers searching for faster and smaller devices because resistive switching would allow for a higher memory density. Researchers have tested a number of oxide materials for their promise in resistive switching memories.

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Microsoft unveils new Surface, fixes shortcomings

September 23, 2013 11:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China criticizes Japan for military radar plans

September 23, 2013 10:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China criticized Japan on Monday for its plans to install a cutting-edge U.S. military radar system to monitor North Korean missile launches, saying that could impact regional stability and upset the strategic balance. The X-band radar system would boost Japan's ability to track and intercept missiles from across the Sea of Japan.

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