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US says NKorea sanctions step 1 in Sony response

January 5, 2015 9:02 am | by Josh Lederman, Associated Press | Comments

The United States says its new round of sanctions against North Korea is just the opening salvo in its response to an unprecedented cyberattack on Sony. Yet there may be little else the U.S. can do to further isolate a country that already has few friends in the world.Even the latest...

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N. Korea blasts US for sanctions over Sony attack

January 5, 2015 8:59 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

North Korea on Sunday criticized the United States for slapping sanctions on Pyongyang officials and organizations for a cyberattack on Sony Pictures — the latest fallout from a Hollywood movie depicting the fictional assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un...

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Las Vegas airport preps for tech-savvy travelers

January 5, 2015 8:56 am | by KIMBERLY PIERCEALL, Associated Press | Comments

While the gadgets of the future are only just arriving in Las Vegas for the annual International CES show, officials at the city's main airport are updating a decades-old terminal to cater to legions of tech-savvy travelers. By Friday at McCarran International Airport, a couple...

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Raise your home's IQ: smart gadgets take center stage at CES

January 5, 2015 8:54 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Imagine a world in which your garage door opens automatically as you pull into the driveway. The living room lights and heater turn on — perhaps the oven starts warming up, too. In the so-called "smart home," cars, appliances and other devices all have sensors and Internet...

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How to build your own laser blaster

January 2, 2015 4:37 pm | by Qfusion Labs | Comments

Stop the Grinch from reaching Santa! We love to build fun things and for this Christmas season, we spent a couple of hours creating this holiday-themed Laser Blaster game. How the gameplay works: Squeeze the trigger on the gun to start the game. The Grinch...  

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'Super Grid' to disperse wind power across Europe

January 2, 2015 4:33 pm | by European Commission, CORDIS | Comments

EU-funded researchers are involved in the development of a pan-European ‘super grid’ capable of dispersing wind power across Member States. This will bring more renewable energy into homes and businesses, help reduce reliance on fossil fuels and enable Europe to move closer towards achieving energy independence.

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Home is where the Smart is: CES 2015

January 2, 2015 11:14 am | by Sander Arts, VP of Corporate Marketing, Atmel Corp. | Comments

It’s that time of the year again. The exciting rush right after the holidays as we await the 2015 International CES in Las Vegas. As we look back at the last few years, the smart home category has always been prominent, particularly in 2013 and 2014. 

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11 Technologies that could shape the future

January 2, 2015 10:41 am | by GE Reports | Comments

When GE opened its first research center in 1900, it employed three people and fit inside a barn behind the chief engineer’s house in Schenectady, N.Y. It burned down a year later. The lab then relocated to “safer premises” and become a dynamo...  

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Second missile defense radar deployed to Japan

January 2, 2015 10:33 am | by U.S. Department of Defense | Comments

The U.S. Department of Defense and Japanese Ministry of Defense announced last week (Dec. 26) the deployment of a second Army Navy/Transportable Radar Surveillance (AN/TPY-2) radar in Japan to Kyogamisaki to enhance sensor coverage for ballistic missile defense of Japan and the U.S. homeland.

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Boeing completes successful 1st flight in KC-46 program

January 2, 2015 10:26 am | by Daryl Mayer, 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs | Comments

The KC-46 Pegasus development program completed its first flight of Engineering, Manufacturing and Development (EMD) aircraft #1 Dec. 28. EMD #1 is a provisioned 767-2C freighter and the critical building block for the KC-46 missionized aerial refueler. The maiden flight...

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NACA's space legacy: The Cold War and beyond

January 2, 2015 10:19 am | by Mark Wright, NASA | Comments

Engineers from the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), who joined NASA after its creation, tested, developed, and recommended one of the most vital technologies that the United States needed in order to successfully launch the Saturn rockets in the 1960s.

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2014: The year in ideas from TED Talks

January 2, 2015 10:10 am | by TED Talks | Comments

What were the most powerful ideas of 2014? Watch TED's 8-minute highlight reel of the Year in Ideas. Explore a fun, interactive playlist of the TED Talks of the year at http://yearinideas.ted.com/2014. Including: Chris Hadfield: What I learned from going blind in space 

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Poland to search for its famous WWII submarine

January 2, 2015 10:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Two Polish teams will search this year for the Polish submarine ORP Orzel, which disappeared in the North Sea in May 1940 during a mission with the Allies in World War II. The two searches will be conducted by the Culture Ministry and the Maritime Museum in the Baltic port of Gdansk.

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Samsung TVs to use company's own Tizen software

January 2, 2015 10:01 am | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co. said its Internet-connected televisions will this year use its internally developed operating system known as Tizen, in the company's latest attempt to boost its software power. The company said Friday that the first Tizen-equipped smart TVs will be unveiled next week at a trade show in Las Vegas...

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iPhone user returns to BlackBerry

January 2, 2015 9:46 am | by Scott Mayerowitz, AP Business Writer | Comments

The BlackBerry's blinking red light used to haunt me. Just when I thought I could relax, enjoy a nice dinner or go for a run, my BlackBerry would start blinking again, signaling a new message. I was an addict. Typing with one hand, hiding the BlackBerry under the dinner table...

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