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No-phone policy at Masters forces break from social media

April 9, 2015 1:07 pm | by TERESA M. WALKER, AP Sports Writer | News | Comments

Derek Jensen's profile picture features Rae's Creek and the Ben Hogan Bridge, and a picture of the Masters logo. It'll stay that way for several hours. No more tweets, nothing on Instagram or Facebook. Not while he's on the golf course at Augusta National....

Baltimore police often surveil cellphones amid US secrecy

April 9, 2015 1:04 pm | by JACK GILLUM and JULIET LINDERMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Baltimore Police Department has an agreement with the U.S. government to withhold certain information about secretive cellphone surveillance technology from the public and even the courts, according to a confidential agreement obtained by The Associated Press. On Wednesday ...

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YouTube to give viewers ad-free option for monthly fee

April 9, 2015 1:02 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

YouTube will soon give viewers the option of paying a monthly fee to skip ads. On Wednesday, the online video service sent a letter to its most-popular content creators asking them to sign off on new contract terms to allow for the change....

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Cybercrime fighting group takes down Beebone botnet

April 9, 2015 1:00 pm | by RAPHAEL SATTER, Associated Press | News | Comments

A new group of international cybercrime fighters claimed one of its first kills Thursday, pulling the plug on malicious servers that hijacked at least 12,000 machines, most of them in the United States. The elimination of the Beebone botnet is an early success chalked ...

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This is why arming domestic drones is a very bad idea

April 9, 2015 12:56 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Blogs | Comments

UAVs represent a potential goldmine, with commercial and scientific functions and a treasure trove of DIY applications on the docket. But for every hobbyist tinkering in their lab, there’s a police force planning surveillance activities and untold privacy concerns....

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Your guide to trying on, ordering Apple Watch

April 9, 2015 12:49 pm | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Buying an Apple Watch won't be as simple as walking into an Apple store and handing over your credit card. The smartwatch is Apple's first new product category in five years and comes in 54 configurations - more than any other Apple gadget....

Pressure transmitters and switches designed for hazardous environments

April 9, 2015 12:30 pm | by Gems Sensors & Controls | Gems Sensors & Controls | Product Releases | Comments

Gems Sensors & Controls (Gems) has announced the global market launch of its Model 3800/3820 Series. The new Gems Model 3800/3820 Series is a family of reliable, accurate, compact OEM pressure transmitters and switches for hazardous area and other hostile environments. The new Model 3800 Series pressure transmitter ...

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Rectifiers feature a power capacity of 6 kW

April 9, 2015 12:23 pm | by Ge Energy | Ge Energy | Product Releases | Comments

GE's new GP100 line of power rectifiers provide data- and power-intensive three-phase applications with the industry’s first compact, 1U , 6-kilowatt (kW) 54-volt AC-to-DC power rectifiers. The new GP100 line includes GE’s GP100R for data center and telecommunications rack or cabinet mounting and its GP100M for embedded data ...

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Oscilloscope preserves signal-to-noise ratio for higher fidelity

April 9, 2015 12:09 pm | by Tektronix | Tektronix | Product Releases | Comments

Key innovations delivered in the DPO70000SX ATI Performance Oscilloscope that set it apart from traditional ultra-high bandwidth oscilloscopes include world’s first 70 GHz real-time oscilloscope with Tektronix’ patented Asynchronous Time Interleaving (ATI) technology that preserves signal-to-noise ratio for higher fidelity....

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Bluetooth smart SoC aimed at high volume consumer markets

April 9, 2015 11:39 am | by Dialog Semiconductor (Dialog North America) | Dialog Semiconductor (Dialog North America) | Product Releases | Comments

Dialog Semiconductor announces three additions to its successful SmartBond family of ultra-low power, Bluetooth Smart System-on-Chip (SoC) integrated circuits. The devices, aimed at high volume, high growth consumer markets, are the smallest and lowest power wireless connectivity solutions for the Internet-of-Things (IoT)....

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Engineering Update #105: Driverless vehicle makes a cross-country trek

April 9, 2015 10:47 am | by Jon Dipierro, Kasey Panetta, Jason Lomberg, & Janine E. Mooney | Videos | Comments

There has been a lot of enthusiasm and quite a bit of criticism when it comes to self-driving cars. They’ve proven themselves capable on shorter trips,  but Delphi has undertaken a whole other challenge. An across-the-country road trip....

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USB enclosures designed for a wide range of OEM applications

April 9, 2015 9:05 am | Teko Enclosures Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Following popular demand from design engineers, TEKO has launched its new TEK-USB standard USB enclosure. TEK-USB is perfect for a wide range of OEM applications including USB dongles, pen drives and wireless transmitters. The enclosures have an attractive snap-together design with an integrated soft touch protection ring in the middle....

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Army center shows glimpse of next-generation synthetic training

April 9, 2015 9:03 am | by U.S. Army | News | Comments

Army training will likely always involve Soldiers going to the field and firing their weapons. But in the near future, it will also involve a lot more training in "synthetic" environments to make time in the field more productive and meaningful....

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Making smart systems that interact with the physical world

April 9, 2015 9:03 am | by Duke University | News | Comments

Connecting electronics embedded in everything around us to make the world a better place. Miroslav Pajic , an expert in cyber-physical systems, which merge physical processes with information systems, will join Duke University’s...

Wet tantalum capacitor offers improved vibration capability

April 9, 2015 8:12 am | by Vishay Intertechnology | Vishay Intertechnology | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a new tantalum-cased wet tantalum capacitor with a glass-to-tantalum hermetic seal that is approved to Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) drawing 15005. For avionics and aerospace systems, the device is the industry's first wet tantalum capacitor approved to ...

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