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Eastern US storm hobbles Netflix and Instagram

July 2, 2012 9:59 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Netflix, Instagram and Pinterest are using Twitter and Facebook to update subscribers after violent storms across the eastern U.S. caused server outages for hours.

China court: Apple pays $60M to settle iPad case

July 2, 2012 9:43 am | by Joe McDonald, Business Writer, Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple has paid $60 million to settle a dispute in China over ownership of the iPad name, a court announced Monday, removing a potential obstacle to sales of the popular tablet computer in the key Chinese market.

Iconic Atari turns 40, tries to stay relevant

July 2, 2012 9:27 am | by Barbara Ortutay, Technology Writer, Associated Press | News | Comments

Atari, the iconic video game company which turns 40 years old this week, may have difficulty staying relevant in the age of "Angry Birds" and "Words With Friends," but its influence on today's video games is pervasive.

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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.

Soyuz spacecraft ends mission with smooth landing

July 2, 2012 9:02 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

A Russian Soyuz capsule landed on the Kazakh steppes on Sunday, safely delivering a trio of astronauts who helped to dock the first privately owned spacecraft during a six-month stint on the International Space Station.

Exclusive: Amazon to take on Brazil's ecommerce jungle

July 2, 2012 8:49 am | by Esteban Israel, Reuters | News | Comments

Amazon.com Inc 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.

Multilayer band pass filter comes in 1005 size

June 29, 2012 12:28 pm | Product Releases | Comments

TDK Corporation has developed a multilayer band pass filter in size 1005 with dimensions of 1.0 mm x 0.5 mm x 0.37 mm. The insertion height of the new DEA102450BT-1278A1 band pass filter has been reduced by more than a third and its volume by 75 percent. The filters are

Enjoy the long weekend, if only for a second

June 29, 2012 9:11 am | by Chris Wickham, Reuters | News | Comments

The world is about to get a well-earned long weekend but don't make big plans because it will only last an extra second.

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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

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.

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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.

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.

Promoting health? It's all in the game

June 27, 2012 9:08 am | by Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent, Reuters | News | Comments

Meet Roxxi - a feisty and fully-armed virtual nanobot. Billed as "medicine's mightiest warrior", she's fighting an epic battle deep inside the human body where she launches rapid-fire assaults on malignant cells.

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...

Musical robot companion enhances listener experience

June 26, 2012 4:24 pm | by Eurekalert! | News | Comments

Shimi, a musical companion developed by Georgia Tech's Center for Music Technology, recommends songs, dances to the beat and keeps the music pumping based on listener feedback.

Microcontrollers feature ARM Cortex-M core for projects needing digital signal control

June 26, 2012 3:42 pm | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics is now delivering the first samples of its new STM32 F3 series of microcontrollers, featuring the ARM Cortex-M core, to major OEM customers.

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.

For Samsung, Galaxy halo effect comes with supply crunch

June 26, 2012 9:16 am | by Miyoung Kim, Reuters | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics' struggle to keep pace with rampant demand for its new Galaxy S III smartphone may have cost the South Korean firm some 2 million units of sales in just a month.

SBA Communications to buy tower sites for $1.45 billion

June 26, 2012 9:14 am | by Supantha Mukherjee, Reuters | News | Comments

Wireless tower operator SBA Communications Corp will buy 3,252 mobile phone tower sites in the United States and Puerto Rico from privately held TowerCo for about $1.45 billion to benefit from an explosion in data traffic.

Facebook draws user ire with quiet switcheroo in email contact listing

June 26, 2012 9:01 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Facebook has changed your email address. At least that's how many felt after a quiet but vast change in the way the company displays users' contact information.

Microsoft to buy Yammer for $1.2 billion

June 25, 2012 4:31 pm | by Bill Rigby, Reuters | News | Comments

Microsoft Corp agreed to buy online social network firm Yammer Inc for $1.2 billion in cash, which will allow the software company to offer a service like Facebook Inc's to corporate customers.

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