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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.

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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.

Researchers develop new method for analyzing cell function

June 26, 2012 12:00 pm | by Eurekalert! | News | Comments

Researchers in Finland and Germany have developed an open-source software that will make it significantly easier to process bioimaging data. The software, named BioImageXD, will help in analysing cell and tissue functions.

Oscilloscope named in top 100 technologically significant products

June 26, 2012 10:13 am | News | Comments

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK –June 21, 2012-- Oscium's oscilloscope has been recognized as one of the 100 most technologically significant products introduced into the marketplace over the past year. An independent judging panel and the editors of R&D Magazine selected Oscium’s iPad oscilloscope (iMSO-104) for the prestigious R&D 100 Award.

In UK court, 2 LulzSec hackers plead guilty to attacks on CIA, PBS, and News International

June 25, 2012 2:36 pm | by Rapheal Satter, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Two British hackers linked to the notorious Lulz Security group pleaded guilty to a slew of computer crimes Monday, the latest blow against online miscreants whose exploits have grabbed headlines and embarrassed governments around the world.

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Extruded aluminum enclosures feature wall mounting

June 25, 2012 1:53 pm | Product Releases | Comments

TEKO Enclosure Solutions extends the TEKAL series of extruded aluminum enclosures with TEKAL-E.

Lenovo shares hit 4-month low on concern over PC outlook

June 25, 2012 9:37 am | by Vikram Subhedar and Lee Chyen Yee, Reuters | News | Comments

Shares of Lenovo Group Ltd, the world's No.2 PC maker, fell by more than 6 percent to a more than four-month intraday low on market concern over the outlook for the PC market amid the global economic slowdown.

"Flame" can sabotage computers, attack Iran: expert

June 22, 2012 9:10 am | News | Comments

The powerful Flame computer virus is not only capable of espionage but it can also sabotage computer systems and likely was used to attack Iran in April, according to a leading security company, Symantec Corp.

Tablet computers use only trickles of electricity; could help lower overall power consumption

June 22, 2012 9:07 am | by JONATHAN FAHEY AP Energy Writer | News | Comments

That coffee you're drinking while gazing at your iPad? It cost more than all the electricity needed to run those games, emails, videos and news stories for a year. The annual cost to charge an iPad is just $1.36, according to the Electric Power Research Institute, a non-profit research and development group funded by electric utilities.

6 must-have apps for a stress-free summer

June 22, 2012 8:51 am | by Kasey Panetta, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Between the heat, the busy weekends, and the school-free kids, summer can be more stressful than stress-free. Don’t worry, like every problem these days, there’s an app for that. For the sake of sanity, we’ve compiled a list of the best apps to keep your summer from feeling like a punishment. Nothing kills a day at the beach like an unexpected, hostile Facebook message from your mom...

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Insight: Look, no hands! Augmented reality gets a grip

June 21, 2012 3:27 pm | by Harro Ten Wolde and Tarmo Virki | News | Comments

One day in March 2000, just days before the dot-com bubble began its journey back to earth, German engineer Thomas Alt first glimpsed the future of technology.

Rise of gadgets doubles costs of lightning damage

June 21, 2012 2:27 pm | News | Comments

The cost of insurance claims for lightning strikes nearly doubled between 2004 and 2011, even as the actual number of claims shrank dramatically, and an industry trade group says fancy new TVs and videogame consoles are to blame.

SSD designed to withstand harsh conditions

June 21, 2012 12:16 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Greenliant Systems, is now sampling its e.MMC NANDrive GLS85VM embedded solid state drive (SSD) product family to select customers. The new NANDrive devices support the JEDEC e.MMC 4.4 standard and are backward compatible with 4.3. While the JEDEC operating temperature range specification is -25 to +85 degrees Celsius, e.MMC NANDrive operates at full industrial temperatures between -40 and +85 degrees Celsius, giving customers data storage that can withstand the most severe conditions.

Why I won’t trade my iPad for a Windows tablet

June 21, 2012 9:13 am | by Kasey Panetta, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

When Microsoft announced their not-so-secret news that they were releasing a tablet on Monday, it didn’t really take anyone by surprise. It was only a matter of time before the big-name competitor delivered a platform for Windows 8. For the sake of full disclosure, I am an Apple fan(atic). I haven’t owned a non-mac computer in years—after watching every single Dell laptop crash in college...

LNAs offer enhanced wireless receiver sensitivity

June 20, 2012 11:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. unveiled two new series of  high performance and low power LNAs for multiple industrial, scientific, medical (ISM) bands and next generation cellular infrastructure applications.  Skyworks’ newest low noise amplifiers enable enhanced wireless receiver sensitivity, wider dynamic range and a high level of design flexibility.  With the addition of these latest devices, Skyworks now powers solutions with continuous coverage from 30 to 3000 MHz.  Various customers are already leveraging Skyworks’ devices for power line monitoring and security systems, government radio networks, in-building wireless devices and cell signal boosters.

Single board computer ideal for military, communications, industrial applications

June 20, 2012 11:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Extreme Engineering Solutions, Inc. (X-ES) introduces the XCalibur1600, a 6U CompactPCI Single Board Computer (SBC) supporting Freescale QorIQ P4080 processor. Available in either conduction- or air-cooled versions, the XCalibur1600 utilizes the eight Power Architecture e500mc cores running at up to 1.5 GHz, making it an ideal solution for high-end military, communications, and industrial applications.

Integrated drive+motor offers 125 ounce inches of torque

June 20, 2012 10:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Applied Motion Products is pleased to announce the addition of eight integrated drive+motors to their line of Ethernet and EtherNet/IP motion control products. The new STM23 models fuse a high performance motion controller with 100 MBit Ethernet communications to a high torque NEMA23 step motor. Connecting to an Allen-Bradley ControlLogix, CompactLogix or MicroLogix PLC. EtherNet/IP is also available.

Outlet outrage, peeping techs top travel peeves: survey

June 20, 2012 9:00 am | by By Joseph O'Leary, Reuters | News | Comments

American travelers don't want to leave home without their laptops and smartphones, fear the devices will be stolen, and suffer outlet outrage if they can't find somewhere to recharge them, according to a new survey released on Wednesday.

Samsung, LG hope billion dollar bets on new wafer-thin TV display will boost flagging sales

June 20, 2012 8:54 am | by By YOUKYUNG LEE AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korean TV manufacturers are making billion dollar bets on a new display technology that promises an even thinner screen and imagery of eye-popping clarity. It might prove to be a costly last gasp of innovation from an industry finding it ever harder to excite consumers who've been wowed by smartphones and tablets.

Moving 3D computer model of key human protein is powerful new tool in fight against cancer

June 19, 2012 4:51 pm | by Margaret Allen, Southern Methodist University | News | Comments

SMU biochemist John G. Wise at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, has brought to life in a moving 3D computer model the structure of human P-glycoprotein, which is thought to contribute to the failure of chemotherapy in many recurring cancers.

BGI's second HPC Innovation Excellence Award marks its impetus in biocomputing

June 19, 2012 12:01 pm | by Eurekalert! | News | Comments

International Data Corporation (IDC) announced the new winners of the HPC Innovation Excellence Award at the 2012 International Supercomputing Conference (ISC'12) in Hamburg, Germany.

Duolingo.com users will translate web as they learn a new language

June 19, 2012 11:52 am | by Eurekalert! | News | Comments

Users of a new, free website, Duolingo.com, will help tackle the gargantuan task of translating the Web even as they learn a new language.

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