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Olympic technology center confident it can handle threat of cyber-attacks

July 5, 2012 8:40 am | by DAVID STRINGER, AP | News | Comments

LONDON (AP) -- Vital computer systems for London's 2012 Olympic Games have come under repeated cyber-attacks - but only from hackers who were invited to join in thousands of hours of security tests.

A well-trained dog: Twitter helps Irishwoman find Patch, the terrier who took train to Dublin

July 5, 2012 8:38 am | by SHAWN POGATCHNIK, AP | News | Comments

When Patch hopped aboard the train to Dublin, it took the power of Twitter to reunite the dog with his owner.

WikiLeaks says it has obtained 2.4 million emails from Syria, claims revelations forthcoming

July 5, 2012 8:37 am | by Rapheal Satter, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The secret-spilling group WikiLeaks said Thursday it was in the process of publishing material from 2.4 million Syrian emails - many of which it said came from official government accounts.

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Mobile payment apps: Good for the seller, good for the buyer

July 2, 2012 4:35 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

A few months ago, I was buying a large photograph for my dad at a Christmas market in Bethlehem, PA. When it came time to pay, the vendor gave me the “cash or credit” option.  Intrigued by the lack of a credit card machine and rarity of having the credit option at a craft show, I went for my card. The vendor whipped out his iPad, swiped the card through a Square card reader attachment...

Dell buying Quest Software for $2.36 billion

July 2, 2012 10:04 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Dell said Monday that it's buying Quest Software for about $2.36 billion, ending recent speculation about who the unnamed bidder was in the battle for the company with investment firm Insight Venture Partners.

Exclusive: Amazon to take on Brazil's ecommerce jungle

July 2, 2012 9:04 am | by Esteban Israel, Reuters | News | Comments

Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) is expected to set up a digital bookstore in Brazil in the fourth quarter, as it seeks to get a piece of the fast-growing online retail market in the country that inspired its name.

Poland's Lech Walesa a big fan of social media, wishes it existed when he founded Solidarity

June 29, 2012 12:50 pm | by Monika Scislowska | News | Comments

Lech Walesa is a big fan of social media - and says if he had it back when he founded the Solidarity rights movement in 1980, he wouldn't have had to keep meeting opposition colleagues in stadiums.

APU targets embedded designs that are low power, small form factor, cost-sensitive

June 29, 2012 10:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

AMD introduced the latest entry to the AMD Embedded G-Series processor family with the AMD Embedded G-T16R Accelerated Processing Unit (APU). The AMD G-T16R is targeted at very low power, small form factor and cost-sensitive embedded designs that require a combination of x86 compatibility and graphics. The optimized design of the AMD Embedded G-T16R sips power, with power consumption of just 2.3 watts[iv] on average or 4.5 watts thermal design power (TDP).

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Application server enables allows remote access to virtually any serial device via a GSM/GPRS or Ethernet network

June 29, 2012 10:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lantronix today announced the launch of its new PremierWave XC, a unique, hybrid GSM/GPRS and Ethernet dual-port serial device server that allows remote access to, and management of, virtually any serial device via a GSM/GPRS or Ethernet network. PremierWave XC, which is the company's most recent Linux-based application server product...

GPGPU embedded DSP module is AFT-cooled

June 29, 2012 10:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions (CWCDS) announced what is said to be the industry’s first rugged Air Flow Through (AFT) cooled GPGPU embedded DSP module. The announcement of the AFT version of CWCDS’ VPX6-490 GPU Application Accelerator, a dual NVIDIA GPU-based 6U VPX module

Scientists develop spray-on battery

June 28, 2012 2:12 pm | by Chris Wickham, Reuters | News | Comments

Scientists in the United States have developed a paint that can store and deliver electrical power just like a battery.

Digital compasses integrate motion and magnetic sensing in a small package for portables

June 28, 2012 12:03 pm | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics expanded its sensor portfolio with a compact e-compass module. The integration of motion and magnetic sensing in a 3 mm x 3 mm x1 mm package is positioned as opening new possibilities for advanced navigation and location-based services

Software design suite designed for wide range of machines

June 28, 2012 11:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

ach SPEED program itself is intended for designing and calculating a wide range of electro-magnetic machine performances.  The design processes used in all of SPEED’s programs are fast and efficient.  A number of templates are used to establish the machine’s dimensions, to assist in laying out the winding, to select the desired materials, and to compute the machine’s performance at a single operating point, or over a whole speed/torque range.

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Why Tennessee's DMV is better than yours

June 28, 2012 11:18 am | by Kasey Panetta, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Brace yourself. The Department of Motor Vehicles is catching up with the times. The Tennessee DMV has implemented a system of 71 iPad kiosks, aka automatic self-service electronic terminals, throughout their major metropolitan offices in an attempt to streamline the long lines, unfriendly state employees, and general mayhem that often plagues the department’s reputation.

Rights group says Apple suppliers in China breaking labor laws

June 28, 2012 9:01 am | by Lee Chyen Yee, Reuters | News | Comments

Apple Inc's suppliers in China have violated local labor laws when they imposed excessive overtime and skimped on insurance, a New York-based labor rights group said. Apple and its suppliers such as Taiwanese tycoon Terry Gou's Foxconn Technology Group have been the target of labor rights groups, which say the world's most valuable technology company are making iPhones and iPads in massive sweat shops.

Google provides peek at Internet-connected glasses, begins selling them to US programmers

June 28, 2012 8:58 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google helped create a world brimming with digital distractions for people spending more of their lives tethered to the Internet. It's a phenomenon that seems unlikely to change so Google is working on a way to search for information, read text messages, watch online video and post photos on social networks without having to fumble around with a hand-held device.

New government system will send severe weather warnings straight to Americans' smartphones

June 28, 2012 8:57 am | by Steve Karnowski, AP | News | Comments

Millions of smartphone users will soon begin receiving text messages about severe weather from a sophisticated government system that can send a blanket warning to mobile devices in the path of a dangerous storm.

Data acquisition vendors let users phone-in for increased productivity

June 27, 2012 10:18 am | Articles | Comments

Data acquisition continues to migrate from the desktop to smaller, portable solutions. This portability, combined with advances in USB and wireless connectivity plus applications for smart phones and tablets, has made the process of gathering and analyzing data from remote locations simple and ubiquitous.

LCD module designed for easy reading

June 27, 2012 9:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Electronic Assembly has designed the EA DIP203-4 LCD module for applications where the display has to be clearly legible. The module comes with a high-contrast alphanumeric LCD supertwist display for showing four 20-character lines. LED background lighting supplied as a standard feature makes the text clearly stand out.

Wall Street analysts like, don't love, Facebook

June 27, 2012 9:10 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

A month after Facebook Inc's rocky initial public offering, some of Wall Street's top analysts have published their first assessments of prospects for the world's No. 1 social network. And most are cautiously optimistic.

CEO Interview: Mark Pincus on playing games, playing soccer and running Zynga

June 27, 2012 9:05 am | by Barbara Ortutay AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Mark Pincus - the other Mark of Silicon Valley - helped usher in the Facebook era with catchy games that got people clicking on virtual cows and building virtual cities while staying on Facebook for hours on end.

Why Canon should kill its mixed reality glasses product

June 27, 2012 8:48 am | by Kasey Panetta, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Canon is debuting their Mixed Reality Glasses—just in case you suddenly have the desire to totally throw off your entire vestibular system and sense of reality. You know, like at a fun weekend party. The goggles fall somewhere between Google Glass and RED Classic ViewMaster 3D Viewer and Collector Reel. If you’re still not experiencing a vivid mental image, they look awful, heavy, and awkward...

UCI to lead national social computing research center

June 26, 2012 4:33 pm | by Eurekalert! | News | Comments

UC Irvine will anchor a new $12.5 million, Intel-funded research center that applies social science and humanities to the design and analysis of digital information.

Sifting through a trillion electrons

June 26, 2012 4:27 pm | by Eurekalert! | News | Comments

Berkeley researchers design strategies for extracting interesting data from massive scientific datasets.

Rewriting quantum chips with a beam of light

June 26, 2012 1:18 pm | by Eurekalert! | News | Comments

The promise of ultrafast quantum computing has moved a step closer to reality with a technique to create rewritable computer chips using a beam of light.

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