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To combat fraud, Visa wants to track your smartphone

February 17, 2015 10:28 am | by KEN SWEET, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Those days of calling your bank to let them know that, yes, you really are in Thailand, and yes, you really did use your credit card to buy $200 in sarongs, may be coming to an end. The payment processing company Visa will roll out ...

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Obama calls for public debate over encryption

February 17, 2015 10:23 am | by DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama said Friday that he probably leans more toward strong computer data encryption than many in law enforcement, but added that he understands investigators' concerns over the matter because of their need to protect people from attacks....

Rectifiers combine ESD capability with a wide range of current ratings

February 17, 2015 10:21 am | by Vishay Intertechnology | Vishay Intertechnology | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced new AEC-Q101-qualified 100 V to 600 V standard rectifiers that combine ESD capability with a wide range of current ratings from 10 A to 20 A. For space-constrained applications, the new SE10DxHM3/1, SE12DxHM3/1, and SE20DxHM3/1 are offered in ...

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Altera announces virtual prototyping through collaboration with Mentor Graphics

February 17, 2015 10:19 am | News | Comments

Altera Corporation today announced its collaboration with Mentor Graphics to provide embedded software developers access to best-in-class Vista® virtual platforms that support Altera’s entire SoC FPGA portfolio, including its third-generation 14 nm ...

Report: Apple has hundreds working on electric car project

February 17, 2015 9:09 am | by BERNARD CONDON, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

You've heard of the iPhone and iPad. How about the iCar? The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple has hired hundreds of people to work on a secret project - code name "Titan" ...

Hackers steal up to $1 billion from banks, security co. says

February 17, 2015 9:07 am | by MAE ANDERSON, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

A hacking ring has stolen up to $1 billion from banks around the world in what would be one of the biggest banking breaches known, a cybersecurity firm says in a report scheduled to be delivered Monday....

A look at proposed drone rules

February 17, 2015 9:06 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Some highlights of rules proposed Sunday on routine flights by small, commercial drones and on privacy protections when the government uses drones to collect information....

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Tighter online controls in China point to wider clampdown

February 17, 2015 8:54 am | by JACK CHANG, Associated Press | News | Comments

Working out of a Beijing office full of video game designers from around the world, Chinese-born Pin Wang and his startup Substantial Games should be the face of the innovative, forward-looking China ...

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Fuel cell cars: Caution needed

February 17, 2015 8:39 am | by Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx | Blogs | Comments

Launches of fuel cell cars are reportedly planned by up to six carmakers from 2015 including Tata Motors of India, owners of Jaguar Land Rover. They are portrayed as pivotal in creating success for ...

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Ground reference component presents viable method of grounding electricity

February 17, 2015 8:32 am | by ColossusEPC Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

ColossusEPC Inc., has developed a ground reference component that utilizes light energy to present a viable method of grounding electricity that improves the operation of electronics, while providing unlimited adaptability and efficiency in amplifying, generating, converting, transforming ...

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Surface-mount resistor chips offer a “T” level failure rate

February 17, 2015 8:27 am | by Vishay Intertechnology | Vishay Intertechnology | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. announced that it has enhanced its E/H series of precision MIL-PRF-55342-qualified thin film surface-mount resistor chips to offer a “T” level failure rate for critical space applications. The QPL devices are qualified to ...

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Next stop: Bringing a literary train to life with a 3D printer

February 17, 2015 8:24 am | by Yale University | News | Comments

Readers may say a great novel “leaps off the page,” but that phrase took on new meaning when a Yale professor and three of her students set out to create a 3D-printed train based entirely on descriptions from Emile Zola’s 1890 novel “La Bête humaine” (“The Beast Within”)....

Novel crumpling method takes flat graphene from 2D to 3D

February 17, 2015 8:20 am | by University of Illinois | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, led by SungWoo Nam, an assistant professor of mechanical science and engineering, have developed a unique single-step process to achieve ...

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Computer system to reserve vehicles, send reminders to veterans

February 16, 2015 12:15 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A University of Texas at Arlington computer scientist is designing a reservation/reminder software system as part of a project that will eventually lead to veterans on military bases being driven to doctor appointments via driverless cars....

Controlling genes with light

February 13, 2015 4:44 pm | by Duke University | News | Comments

Duke University researchers have devised a method to activate genes in any specific location or pattern in a lab dish with the flip of a light switch by crossing a bacterium’s viral defense system with a flower’s response to sunlight....

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