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At odds with Google, US seeks new rule on computer access

March 13, 2015 9:41 am | by ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press | Comments

The Justice Department is at odds with Google and privacy groups over the government's push to make it easier to locate and hack into computers in criminal investigations, a simmering conflict with constitutional and policy implications. Federal prosecutors say better tools ...

NASA spacecraft in Earth’s orbit, preparing to study magnetic reconnection

March 13, 2015 2:01 am | by NASA | Comments

Following a successful launch at 10:44 p.m. EDT Thursday, NASA’s four Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) spacecraft are positioned in Earth’s orbit to begin the first space mission dedicated to the study of a phenomenon called magnetic reconnection....


Computer scientists from Saarland University simplify parallel programming

March 12, 2015 11:34 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Modern software takes computational speed for granted. But modern microprocessors can only speed up by increasing the number of cores. To take full advantage of multiple cores, software developers have to arrange their code in such a way that it is executable in parallel....


Research aboard space station could help those dealing with prolonged inactivity

March 12, 2015 11:32 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Have you ever noticed after lying in bed sick for a few days that standing upright took you a moment to regain your balance? Or perhaps you have an aging grandparent who spends more time lying in bed than standing and you had to help them up because they have not ...

Solar-powered plane lands in India on 2nd leg of world trip

March 12, 2015 11:26 am | by AJIT SOLANKI, Associated Press | Comments

The Swiss pilots of a solar-powered airplane on a historic round-the-world journey said Wednesday that they want the people of India to support their campaign for clean energy, a day after the aircraft landed in the country. Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg spoke to reporters ...


AP sues State Department, seeking access to Clinton records

March 12, 2015 10:58 am | by STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press | Comments

The Associated Press is suing the State Department to force the release of email correspondence and government documents from Hillary Rodham Clinton's tenure as secretary of state. The legal action Wednesday follows repeated requests filed under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act ...


Nokia provides free mapping services app for Apple users

March 12, 2015 10:54 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Nokia says it has started providing mapping services for free download in Apple's App Store, after a successful launch of the service on Android devices. The HERE offline maps, with navigation and search features covering more than 150 countries ...

FTC takes DirecTV to court, alleges deceptive advertising

March 12, 2015 10:52 am | by JENNIFER C. KERR, Associated Press | Comments

The government is taking the nation's biggest satellite TV provider to court, accusing DirecTV of misleading millions of consumers about the cost of its programming. The Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday that its complaint charges DirecTV Inc....


Jamieson Wardall joins Aerovox Corp as Director of Engineering

March 12, 2015 10:46 am | Comments

Aerovox Corp. has announced that Jamieson Wardall has recently joined the company as Director of Engineering. Jamieson has over 15 years’ experience in new product design and development, operations and manufacturing in the semiconductor industry....

America II signs distribution agreement with IQD Frequency Products

March 12, 2015 10:44 am | Comments

America II Electronics, Inc. announced it has entered into a franchise distribution agreement with IQD Frequency Products, a manufacturer of frequency devices used in commercial-grade, professional-grade, and military applications....

Review: Google laptop impresses, but don't try it offline

March 12, 2015 9:39 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | Comments

There's a lot to love about Google's new high-end Chromebook Pixel laptop: a vivid, high-resolution touch screen, powerful speakers and next-generation USB ports meant to standardize power chargers. All for $300 cheaper than the original model. But the Pixel's limitations became clear during ...

Inspector finds State Department lax on preserving emails

March 12, 2015 9:32 am | by CALVIN WOODWARD, Associated Press | Comments

The State Department's internal watchdog has found that many department employees are not preserving emails for the public record as required by the government. That could mean a substantial amount of lost government information....

3 things to know about HBO's new streaming service

March 12, 2015 9:25 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | Comments

In less than a month, people in the U.S. will be able to subscribe to HBO without a cable or satellite TV subscription. The stand-alone HBO Now streaming service unveiled this week will debut in time for the April 12 season premiere ...


Chinese makers roll out wave of Apple watch lookalikes

March 12, 2015 9:16 am | by JOE McDONALD, AP Business Writer | Comments

A month before Apple Inc.'s smartwatch hits the market, China's thriving copycat manufacturers are selling lookalikes, some openly advertised as Apple copies. "Apple Smart Watch with Bluetooth Bracelet," says one vendor on Alibaba Group's ...

Google's safe browsing system targets 'unwanted software'

March 12, 2015 9:10 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Get ready to see more red warning signs online as Google adds ammunition to its technological artillery for targeting devious schemes lurking on websites. The latest weapon is aimed at websites riddled with "unwanted software" - a term that Google uses to describe secretly ...


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