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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.

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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.

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.

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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...

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.

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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.

Fitness monitors: Moving beyond glorified pedometers to maximize performance

June 25, 2012 4:28 pm | by Clara Ennist, Editorial Intern | Blogs | Comments

Most people overestimate the calories they burn during workouts and underestimate the calories they consume. Even as a longtime ballet dancer and avid devotee of Bikram yoga and Pilates, I too have been guilty of the occasional post-workout overindulgence. Online information, while helpful for a rough estimate of calories burned, is often incorrect or misleading.

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.

Super junction MOSFETs employ ultra-low on-state resistance for reverse recovery performance

June 25, 2012 1:27 pm | Renesas | Product Releases | Comments

Renesas Electronics Corporation today announced the availability of three new super-junction MOSFETs.

T-Mobile USA to buy wireless spectrum rights from Verizon; contingent on Verizon-cable deal

June 25, 2012 9:55 am | by Peter Svensson, Technology Writer, Associated Press | News | Comments

T-Mobile USA says it has agreed to buy wireless spectrum rights from Verizon Wireless and swap other spectrum holdings with the company, bolstering the ability of both to offer faster wireless data services.

Judge blocks Apple in Google smartphone war

June 25, 2012 9:43 am | by Dan Levine and Jessica Dye, Reuters | News | Comments

A U.S. judge on Friday ruled that Apple Inc cannot pursue an injunction against Google's Motorola Mobility unit, effectively ending a key case for the iPhone maker in the smartphone patent wars.

RIM considers splitting business in two: paper

June 25, 2012 9:41 am | by Kylie MacLellan, Reuters | News | Comments

BlackBerry maker Research in Motion is considering splitting its business in two, separating its struggling handset manufacturing division from its messaging network, The Sunday Times reported.

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.

HP may cut up to 1,000 jobs in Germany: magazine

June 25, 2012 9:34 am | by Andreas Cremer, Reuters | News | Comments

Hewlett Packard, the world's largest personal computer maker, may cut as many as 1,000 jobs in Germany as part of planned European-wide redundancies, WirtschaftsWoche reported, citing an unnamed staff representative.

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