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ASML Sees Lull In Orders From Chip Makers

April 16, 2014 3:28 pm | News | Comments

ASML Holding NV, the largest supplier of equipment to computer chip makers such as Intel and Samsung, says it sees only incremental sales gains in the coming two quarters.              

GE Selects Louisville For First ‘Micro-Factory’

April 16, 2014 11:22 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

The micro-factory philosophy aims to bring an open platform and co-creation to the appliances...

Atari Getting Into Real-Money Gambling

April 16, 2014 8:28 am | News | Comments

Atari, the maker of classic video games like "Pong" and "Centipede," is about to make things a...

Wireless Industry To Add Anti-Theft Tools

April 16, 2014 8:24 am | by Terry Collins, Associated Press | News | Comments

A trade group for wireless providers said Tuesday that the biggest mobile device manufacturers...

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Are Smartphones The Future Of Thermal Imaging?

April 15, 2014 11:33 am | by Rachel Hemsley | Blogs | Comments

Thermal imaging has been found to have numerous applications within various industries — within the manufacturing world, it has been widely utilised for predictive maintenance. But is it about to get cheaper and more accessible than ever before?

Zebra Buying Motorola Business For $3.45B

April 15, 2014 9:49 am | News | Comments

Zebra Technologies will spend more than $3 billion to buy the enterprise business of Motorola Solutions in a considerable expansion that is both technological and geographical.                

Google Buys Drone Maker

April 15, 2014 7:49 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google has bought Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones, saying it could help bring Internet access to remote parts of the world as well as solve other problems.               

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Politics Test Silicon Valley's Ties To Russia

April 14, 2014 8:37 am | by Martha Mendoza, AP National Writer | News | Comments

Entrepreneurs and investors say Silicon Valley's fast-growing financial ties with Russia's tech sector are being slowed down by current political tensions between the White House and the Kremlin.           

Sony Recalling Some Vaio Laptops

April 11, 2014 9:37 am | News | Comments

Sony is recalling some of its VAIO laptop computers, saying that it's possible that its non-removable battery pack could overheat.                    

French IT Staff Win Right To Unplug

April 11, 2014 8:05 am | News | Comments

A new agreement with employers gives more than 300,000 tech-sector workers added guarantees that the "always connected" lifestyle enabled by smartphones won't infringe on their rights under France's famous 35-hour workweek.      

Google To Sell Glass To More Consumers

April 11, 2014 7:42 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google will sell the "Explorer" version of Glass to any U.S. resident who places an online order for the device beginning at 9 a.m. PDT (1800 GMT) April 15.                  

50 Cent Ordered To Pay In Headphone Case

April 10, 2014 3:07 pm | News | Comments

Federal court records show that rapper 50 Cent has been ordered to pay a Bradenton earphone manufacturer more than $16 million in connection with a failed partnership to produce the entertainer's line of headphones.      

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HP Paying $108M To End Inquiry

April 10, 2014 7:51 am | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard will pay the U.S. government $108 million to settle charges that former employees paid bribes to officials in Russia, Mexico and Poland.                   

Physicist Wins $1.3M Prize For Data Storage

April 9, 2014 12:30 pm | by Matti Huuhtanen, Associated Press | News | Comments

British-American physicist Stuart Parkin won the $1.3 million Millennium Technology Prize for discoveries leading to a thousand-fold increase in digital data storage on magnetic disks.            

Swedish Court Orders Sony To Pay $46K

April 8, 2014 3:33 pm | News | Comments

Lund's district court on Tuesday ruled that Sony's mobile phone model W715, which includes and MP3 player, should be considered as equipment aimed at copying copyright protected material.             

China OKs Nokia-Microsoft Deal

April 8, 2014 8:30 am | News | Comments

Nokia has received regulatory approval from Chinese authorities to sell its mobile phone unit to Microsoft Corp., removing one of the last major hurdles to the $7.3 billion deal.              

Samsung Adds Anti-Theft Safeguards To Smartphones

April 7, 2014 8:00 am | by Terry Collins, Associated Press | News | Comments

The world's largest mobile-phone maker said users will be able to activate for free its "Find My Mobile" and "Reactivation Lock" anti-theft features to protect the soon-to-be-released Galaxy 5 S.           

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Patrolling The Patent Trolls

April 4, 2014 3:16 pm | by Karl Stephan, Consulting Engineer, Texas State University, San Marcos | Blogs | Comments

If you ask someone at Apple Computer, which is named as the defendant in more cases filed by patent trolls than any other U. S. firm, Apple will probably tell you that a patent troll is a person or organization that acquires a patent solely for the purpose of suing a deep-pocketed firm such as Apple.

White House Objects To Samsung Use Of Obama Selfie

April 3, 2014 2:37 pm | News | Comments

The White House is not amused that Samsung is promoting a selfie with the president taken by Boston Red Sox player David Ortiz on a Samsung phone.                   

Microsoft Reveals Siri-Like Feature For Windows Phone

April 3, 2014 2:34 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft unveiled a new virtual assistant for Windows Phone devices Wednesday as it seeks to gain traction in a highly competitive and lucrative market for smartphones.               

Old Habits Embarrass Samsung, LG Abroad

April 3, 2014 8:00 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

How could an international company that wants to be seen as an innovator and spends more than $11 billion a year on advertising and promotions so badly misjudge its audience?              

Samsung Says Patents Were Developed By Google Engineers

April 2, 2014 7:40 am | by Martha Mendoza, AP National Writer | News | Comments

Samsung fired back at Apple's accusations of patent theft Tuesday, saying the South Korean tech giant didn't write any of the Android software on its smartphones and tablets, Google did.               

CMU Awarded $1.54B In Marvell Patent Dispute

April 1, 2014 2:04 pm | News | Comments

A U.S. court has awarded Carnegie Mellon University $1.54 billion in a patent dispute with chip maker Marvell Technology.                        

The Benefits And Risks Of Mobile Access To Manufacturing Information

March 31, 2014 8:48 am | by Mika Javanainen, Senior Director, Product Management, M-Files Corporation | Articles | Comments

The use of mobile devices for content and process management has raised questions about information security in demanding and heavily regulated manufacturing environments where protecting confidential data is of the utmost importance.           

Another $1 For Google Co-Founders

March 31, 2014 8:37 am | News | Comments

Google paid co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin their customary $1 salaries last year while Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt's compensation more than doubled to $19.3 million.             

Another Apple-Samsung Battle Heads To Court

March 31, 2014 8:22 am | by Martha Mendoza, AP National Writer | News | Comments

The trial will mark the latest round in a long-running series of lawsuits between the two tech giants that underscore a much larger concern about what is allowed to be patented.              

BlackBerry Revenue Falls Below $1B

March 28, 2014 8:22 am | by Rob Gillies, Associated Press | News | Comments

BlackBerry reported a dive in profit and revenue as the company transitions itself from a smartphone company to a software business.                       

AT&T, Cisco, GE, IBM, Intel Band For A Better Internet

March 27, 2014 2:26 pm | by Industrial Internet ConsortiumTM (IIC) | News | Comments

An ecosystem of companies, researchers and public agencies is emerging to help drive adoption of Industrial Internet applications, a foundational element for accelerating the Internet of Things. The IIC is a newly formed not-for-profit group with an open membership that will take the lead in establishing interoperability across various industrial environments for a more connected world.

Facebook Buys Up Virtual-Reality Designers For $2 Billion

March 26, 2014 9:41 am | by Barbara Ortutay and Ryan Nakashima, AP Technology Writers | News | Comments

Beyond games, Zuckerberg said virtual reality headsets might someday be used to enjoy a courtside seat at a basketball game, study in a classroom, consult with a doctor face-to-face or shop in a virtual store. The technology also has social applications, he said.

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