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3 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle
Two northern Nevada fire chiefs have asked the Public Utilities Commission to investigate the safety of NV Energy's residential "smart" meters, saying they believe the meters are associated with a string of recent fires. Fire Chiefs Michael Hernandez of Reno and Tom Garrison of Sparks say four fires in Reno and five blazes in Sparks have been linked to smart meters since 2012.
6 hrs ago | South China Morning Post
The Asahi Shimbun , under fire for erroneous reports on Japan's wartime military brothels and the testimony of the late chief of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, revealed yesterday yet another scandal, saying it fabricated an interview with the president of Nintendo. In a statement yesterday, the newspaper said it produced a story in June 2012 that appeared to be an interview with Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, though the paper actually compiled remarks he had posted on Nintendo's website.
10 hrs ago | Dallas Morning News
In the ornate Senate chamber, bedecked with brass chandeliers and life-size portraits of Texas heroes, Republican Dan Patrick sits directly in front of Democrat Leticia Van de Putte. And in the GOP-heavy state, Patrick also appears a step ahead of Van de Putte in their scramble for lieutenant governor, who presides over the Senate in one of the state's most powerful jobs.
14 hrs ago | Reuters
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has accused the head of rival LG Electronics Inc's home appliances business of damaging Samsung washing machines at retail stores in Germany and asked Seoul prosecutors to investigate. Samsung, in a statement on Sunday, said it asked the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office to investigate LG employees who the company says were seen deliberately destroying several of its premium washing machines on display at two stores earlier this month ahead of the IFA electronics show in Berlin.
The high-tech company, which makes microchips found in cars and electronic devices like cellphones, announced it would close its Wright Twp. facility in 2009.
The Pikmin animated movie - a compilation of three shorts produced by Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto - will premiere at the Tokyo International Film Festival at the end of October. "Pikmin Short Movies" comprises three shorts films: "The Night Juicer," in which Captain Olimar makes his favorite beverage; "Treasures in a Bottle," in which Pikmin discover a strange treasure and "Occupational Hazards," which is an adventure at a construction site.
Corning Director Hansel E. Tookes II unloaded 8,611 shares of Corning stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $21.09, for a total value of $181,605.99.
The firm set a "buy" rating and a $5.25 price target on the stock. Ascendiant Capital Markets' price target points to a potential upside of 50.00% from the stock's previous close.
Steve Hill, executive director of the governor's office of economic development, addresses the senate Thursday morning in Carson City. $1.1 billion in tax abatements.
As an intern at Texas Instruments Inc. two years ago, Gautham Ramachandran had an idea to build a touch-screen robot to use for testing. As an employee, he helped develop technology to send special vibration alerts from a smartphone to a smartwatch when an email or text comes from mom or a friend.
Teradek, a manufacturer of professional wireless video products, today announced collaboration with Sony Corporation to integrate Sony's wireless camera adapter with Teradek's T-Rax and Slice H.264 decoders. The integration offers broadcasters a powerful point-to-point MPEG-2 solution for HD live video transmission from the field to TV stations or ENG trucks.
With a cash position of more than $3 billion and another $2 billion in operating cash flow, Broadcom now has its eye set on the emerging "Internet of Things" market, or IoT. This makes sense and could push the stock towards $50 in the next 12 to 18 months.
It's easier to govern if you have a mandate, and you build the mandate while you're campaigning. So far, the agenda for the next set of officeholders is a little murky.
The demonstration at Rovi's booth at IBC 2014 marks the first commercially deployable set-top box reference design to showcase Rovi Guide, and highlights the flexibility of the solution. Rovi Guide is an HTML5-based, multi-platform media programming guide that can deliver rich, advanced entertainment search and discovery capabilities through Rovi's cloud-based technologies and services.
The rapid growth of the BYOD market, coupled with an explosion in 4G networks fed by small cell deployment, is creating an IT security threat that the global market needs to urgently address. This was the message given today at 4G World by Dr. Martin Nuss, CTO of Vitesse Semiconductor , a leading provider of advanced IC solutions for Carrier , Enterprise and Internet of Things networks worldwide.
David Aldrich, CEO of Skyworks Solutions, was named CEO of the Year at the Mass Technology Leadership Council's 17th annual gala celebration on Thursday evening. Entrepreneurs and businesses in the Boston-area technology industry were honored Thursday evening at the Mass Technology Leadership Council's 17th annual Leadership Awards Gala at the Westin Boston Waterfront hotel.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 05:48 pm
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