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Microsoft Dynamics Expands Enterprise Resource Planning Line

Apr 12th, 2011 | By
Microsoft Dynamics Expands Enterprise Resource Planning Line

Microsoft unveiled its latest Microsoft Dynamics enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) releases at the Convergence 2011 conference in Atlanta Monday. The presentation outlined Microsoft’s vision for moving Microsoft Dynamics ERP business network solutions from on-site to cloud format, introduced the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, and showcased other recent releases designed to
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FCC Makes Mobile Broadband Carriers Share Roaming Networks

Apr 9th, 2011 | By
FCC Makes Mobile Broadband Carriers Share Roaming Networks

The Federal Communications Commission adopted an order Thursday requiring all mobile broadband service providers to share their national networks with each others’ users. The edict is intended to provide users in rural areas and smaller urban areas with uninterrupted roaming access to mobile phone and Internet service. It also aims to allow smaller providers servicing
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Google Latitude Expands Check-in Feature for Local Discounts

Apr 8th, 2011 | By

Google Latitude, Google’s location-sharing mobile device app, expanded its Check-in local discount offer feature nationwide on Thursday. The new feature allows users to unlock discounts by checking in to locations of select partners hosting Latitude deals. The Check-in feature uses Google’s “status” system to extend discount offer eligibility to users. Offers can only be unlocked
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New NGP Sony PlayStation Portable Release May Be Delayed

Apr 4th, 2011 | By
New NGP Sony PlayStation Portable Release May Be Delayed

With several factories shut down for repair following Japan’s earthquake, Sony announced may delay release of its new NGP PlayStation Portable unit, announced Sony Computer Entertainment of America president Jack Tretton. Sony is considering staggering release by offering the new product in only one region this year, instead of releasing it in all regions in
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17-Year-Old Engineer Builds Portable Drum Set into Jeans

Mar 31st, 2011 | By
17-Year-Old Engineer Builds Portable Drum Set into Jeans

A 17-year-old British engineer, Aseem Mishra, has invented a combination bound to delight aspiring teen musicians and horrify parents: jeans with built-in drums. Now drummers and would-be drummers can carry their drums anywhere by wearing them. Traditional drum sets are heavy and bulky, requiring roomy transportation and a large set-up area. Electronic drum sets are
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Super Glue Inventor Harry Coover Dies at 94

Mar 29th, 2011 | By
Super Glue Inventor Harry Coover Dies at 94

Harry Wesley Coover, Jr., inventor of Super Glue, died of congestive heart failure at his home in Kingsport, Tennessee on Saturday, March 26, 2011. He was 94. Coover was born in Newark, Delaware on March 6, 1917. He earned his Bachelor of Science from Hobart College, and went on to earn his Ph.D. from Cornell
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Google Preparing to Test Mobile Phone Payment System

Mar 15th, 2011 | By
Google Preparing to Test Mobile Phone Payment System

Google is preparing to test a mobile payment system that lets shoppers make purchases with their phones, two inside sources that were familiar with the situation told Bloomberg Tuesday. Google will reportedly test the system at stores in New York and San Francisco within the next four months before expanding to other geographic markets. According
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Apple iPad 2 Sells Out with Half a Million Bought in Hours

Mar 14th, 2011 | By
Apple iPad 2 Sells Out with Half a Million Bought in Hours

Apple’s new iPad 2 sold out within hours of its release Friday, with an estimated 500,000 units disappearing from the shelves of vendors such as Target and Best Buy. Some estimates place the total closer to a million sales. The original iPad, released in April 2010, sold out within 24 hours and sold about 15
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Automate 2011 to Showcase Latest Robotics Applications

Mar 8th, 2011 | By
Automate 2011 to Showcase Latest Robotics Applications

Robotics experts and enthusiasts will be gathering in Chicago March 21 through 24 for Automate 2011, the largest North American trade show for practical applications of automation technology. Attendees can witness new commercial applications of robotics like Anybots, remote-controlled robots with two-way audio and video that can be deployed as “telepresence” representatives to attend business
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Atomtronics Takes a Step Towards Replacing Electronics

Mar 6th, 2011 | By
Atomtronics Takes a Step Towards Replacing Electronics

Atomtronics, a new discipline which aspires to create a more efficient version of electronics, took a step closer to reality recently, when researchers at the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) in Gaithersburg, Maryland reported successfully spinning sodium atoms in a supercooled gas called a Bose-Einstein condensate. Predicted by the same equations that led Einstein to the
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