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Northeastern University researchers develop novel method for working with nanotubes

An inter­dis­ci­pli­nary team of researchers led by North­eastern Uni­ver­sity has devel­oped a novel method for con­trol­lably con­structing pre­cise inter-​​nanotube junc­tions and a variety of nanocarbon struc­tures in carbon nan­otube arrays.  … 
Updated: 1 day ago

Weird New Graphene Effect Makes Electrons Scoot Sideways

"Neutral currents" could mean lower-power devices  … 
Updated: 1 day ago

Avago Shows Off DataON’s CiB-9224

Last week at IDF we got to stop by the Avago booth and check out their new file server platform the DataON CiB-9224.Read more ▶  … 
Updated: 1 day ago

Larry Ellison Steps Down As Oracle CEO

Larry Ellison steps down as Oracle's chief executive, with the former boss of HP appointed to as joint CEO  … 
Updated: 1 day ago

Two Weeks With Dell's First Business Class 2-in-1 And The Intel Core M Processor

Two weeks ago, Dell offered me the chance to try out one of the first Dell Latitude 13 7000 2-in-1s right off the final prototype line. What is significant about Dell’s new 2-in-1 is two fold- it is the first Latitude branded, or commercial grade 2-in-1 they have developed, and also one of the first systems … 
Updated: 2 days ago

Freescale opens Discovery Lab in Toulouse to foster innovation

 Shortly after the company celebrated the first year of existence of its Austin-based Freescale Discovery Lab, an incubator where inventors of the next big thing pursue high risk, high reward ideas, Freescale has opened a European equivalent.  … 
Updated: 3 days ago

iPhone’s NFC Tech Will Only Work With Apple Pay

The near-field communication technology in the new iPhones will only work with Apple Pay, the company’s just-announced mobile-payments service.  … 
Updated: 4 days ago

Launch Of Apple's iPhone Payments Fails To Dazzle China's More Advanced Mobile Market

Chinese companies competing with Apple don't be afraid of Apple's newest launches. They're not breakthroughs compared to what's happening in China's mobile market, Silicon Dragon VCs agree.  … 
Updated: 6 days ago

Forward Concepts Wireless/DSP Newsletter 7-15-2013

Nokia Goes Bold with Lumia 1020  … 
Updated: 1 year ago

NVIDIA unveils Maxwell GPU architecture

In a major leap forward for gaming, NVIDIA  today introduced the first high-end products based on its Maxwell chip architecture — the new GeForce GTX 980 and 970 GPUs — delivering unmatched performance, major new graphics capabilities and twice the energy efficiency of the previous generation.  … 
Updated: 1 day ago

Nvidia’s GTX 980 Takes the Triple Crown

Today’s the day and Nvidia’s GM204 in the guise of the GTX 980 and GTX 970 is finally here.Read more ▶ The post Nvidia’s GTX 980 Takes the Triple Crown appeared first on SemiAccurate.  … 
Updated: 1 day ago

Avago Shows Off DataON’s CiB-9224

Last week at IDF we got to stop by the Avago booth and check out their new file server platform the DataON CiB-9224.Read more ▶  … 
Updated: 1 day ago

Energy-rich Weld County leads the nation's big counties for job gains

Colorado's Weld County, which has seen a recent surge in oil and gas development, enjoyed the biggest percentage job gain among 339 of the largest U.S. counties over the one-year period ending March 31, according to a federal report Thursday. Two other Colorado counties were in the top 25 for job gains, and Denver County … 
Updated: 2 days ago

Beauprez jumps to 10-point lead over Hickenlooper in Colorado governor's race, poll says

Republican challenger Bob Beauprez has pulled to a 10 percentage point lead over Democratic incumbent John Hickenlooper in the latest survey of Colorado voters by Quinnipiac University. The poll of 1,211 likely voters shows former congressman Beauprez favored by 50 percent and Hickenlooper by 40 percent, with Libertarian candidate Matthew Hess and Green Party candidate … 
Updated: 3 days ago

Oracle will buy Colorado's Front Porch Digital

Tech giant Oracle Corp. says it has a deal to buy Front Porch Digital Inc., a Lafayette-based company that helps clients such as major TV networks, sports leagues and the Library of Congress store and manage digital content. Terms were not announced. Privately held Front Porch was founded in 2000.  … 
Updated: 3 days ago

Micron SSD Allows MLC to Mimic SLC

New 128nm lithography enables Micron to offer dynamic write acceleration, enabling MLC NAND to behave as SLC and better meet the demands of mobile computing.  … 
Updated: 4 days ago

Oil and gas industry propels metro Denver economy to top 20 cities

Metro Denver’s economy last year ranked 18th out of 381 metro areas in terms of the value of its goods and services produced, according to a Bureau of Economic Analysis report released Tuesday. Led by the natural resources sector, metro Denver’s GDP (gross domestic product) was $178.8 billion in 2013, up from $168.7 billion in … 
Updated: 4 days ago

Couragent Set to Raise Growth Capital ...

Couragent Set to Raise Growth Capital With Nation’s First Legal Investment Crowdfunding Deal  The Mobile Scanner Manufacturer’s Registered SCOR Offering Open to Consumer Investors in Five States  … 
Updated: 1 year ago

Freescale opens Discovery Lab in Toulouse to foster innovation

 Shortly after the company celebrated the first year of existence of its Austin-based Freescale Discovery Lab, an incubator where inventors of the next big thing pursue high risk, high reward ideas, Freescale has opened a European equivalent.  … 
Updated: 3 days ago

Oracle will buy Colorado's Front Porch Digital

Tech giant Oracle Corp. says it has a deal to buy Front Porch Digital Inc., a Lafayette-based company that helps clients such as major TV networks, sports leagues and the Library of Congress store and manage digital content. Terms were not announced. Privately held Front Porch was founded in 2000.  … 
Updated: 3 days ago

Air France strike is latest turbulence among Europe's airlines

A strike by Air France pilots that has caused widespread cancellations, comes as increased competition from low-cost rivals is forcing European…  … 
Updated: 4 days ago

Oil and gas industry propels metro Denver economy to top 20 cities

Metro Denver’s economy last year ranked 18th out of 381 metro areas in terms of the value of its goods and services produced, according to a Bureau of Economic Analysis report released Tuesday. Led by the natural resources sector, metro Denver’s GDP (gross domestic product) was $178.8 billion in 2013, up from $168.7 billion in … 
Updated: 4 days ago

Nvidia’s GTX 980 Takes the Triple Crown

Today’s the day and Nvidia’s GM204 in the guise of the GTX 980 and GTX 970 is finally here.Read more ▶ The post Nvidia’s GTX 980 Takes the Triple Crown appeared first on SemiAccurate.  … 
Updated: 1 day ago

Oracle will buy Colorado's Front Porch Digital

Tech giant Oracle Corp. says it has a deal to buy Front Porch Digital Inc., a Lafayette-based company that helps clients such as major TV networks, sports leagues and the Library of Congress store and manage digital content. Terms were not announced. Privately held Front Porch was founded in 2000.  … 
Updated: 3 days ago

Oil and gas industry propels metro Denver economy to top 20 cities

Metro Denver’s economy last year ranked 18th out of 381 metro areas in terms of the value of its goods and services produced, according to a Bureau of Economic Analysis report released Tuesday. Led by the natural resources sector, metro Denver’s GDP (gross domestic product) was $178.8 billion in 2013, up from $168.7 billion in … 
Updated: 4 days ago

Air France strike is latest turbulence among Europe's airlines

A strike by Air France pilots that has caused widespread cancellations, comes as increased competition from low-cost rivals is forcing European…  … 
Updated: 4 days ago

CalPERS hires chief investment officer amid big changes in its strategy

The nation’s largest public pension fund has hired Ted Eliopoulos as chief investment officer. Eliopoulos has held the post at the California Public Employees Retirement System as an interim appointee since June and replaces Joseph Dear, who died in February from prostate cancer. The appointment arrives at a time of change for the fund, as … 
Updated: 2 days ago

Wilson Sonsini IT worker charged with insider trading

Federal agents have arrested a senior information systems engineer with national law firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati on a securities fraud charge tied to an insider trading scheme, according to The Recorder. The Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation said in a joint statement Tuesday that Dmitry Braverman carried out eight or … 
Updated: 2 days ago

Calpers: just not that into you

The Californian pension fund ends its relationship with hedge funds  … 
Updated: 4 days ago

Chinese economy faces more pressure

China’s government faces a steeper climb to meet its 7.5% annual economic growth target as industrial production decelerates  … 
Updated: 6 days ago