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Amazon Asks OK for Drone Deliveries

Amazon has officially asked the FAA for permission to use drones to deliver packages to customers in half an hour or less as part of its Amazon Prime Air service.

IBM Investing $3 Billion in Chip Research

IBM will invest $3 billion over the next five years in silicon chip R&D in hopes of finding a game-changing breakthrough to revive its slumping hardware unit.

Joseph Swedish: WellPoint Readies for Tech Wave

WellPoint CEO Joseph Swedish says that when people ask what a doctor's appointment will be like in the future, they assume they'll physically have to visit an office.

China Annoyed by Hacking Allegations

Chinese hackers gained access to some of the databases of the Office of Personnel Management before federal authorities detected the threat and blocked them from the network, the New York Times reported.

Sales Show Samsung Needs Next Big Thing

The next wave of Galaxy smartphones and mobile devices cannot come fast enough for Samsung.

Are Kids Spending Too Much Time on Computers?

Only 27 percent of kids ages 12-15 meet the recommended limit of two hours or less of TV plus computer use daily, new government statistics show.

Hispanics Lag on Internet Access in High Tech Calif.

Broadband adoption rates have stagnated over the past few years, with access by Hispanics, seniors and others lagging behind that of younger adults and those with higher incomes.

Samsung Earnings Hit by Slowing China Sales

A slowdown for smartphones in China put the squeeze on earnings for South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co.

Infosys seeks revival with more tech investments, staff

Newly appointed CEO Vishal Sikka is expected to drive the strategy change in Infosys. India's second largest IT services provider Infosys Ltd said on Friday it would boost investment in cloud computing, smartphone apps and other new technologies to win more high-margin outsourcing contracts. The move towards these more lucrative deals heralds a change in focus by Infosys, once a trendsetter in ...

U.S. Department of Energy Projects Win 31 R&D 100 Awards for 2014

WASHINGTON, July 11 -- The U.S. Department of Energy issued the following news release: U.S. Department of Energy researchers have won 31 of the 100 awards given out this year by R&D Magazine for the most outstanding technology developments with promising commercial potential. The R&D 100 awards, sometimes called the "Oscars of Innovation," are given annually in recognition of exceptional new ...

Argonne Wins Three R&D 100 Awards

ARGONNE, Ill., July 11 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory issued the following news release: Three inventions created by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory have received 2014 R&D 100 awards. The awards, organized by R&D magazine, have been given out annually since 1962 for the top technologies of the year and are widely ...

UOIT Researchers Receive $1.9 Million Boost from NSERC

OSHAWA, Ontario, July 11 -- University of Ontario Institute of Technology issued the following news release: Seventeen researchers at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) have collectively received more than $1.9 million as part of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada's (NSERC) Discovery Grants Program. "We would like to thank Industry Canada and ...

Russian National Pleads Guilty To Conspiring To Smuggle Night Vision Technology To Russia

WILMINGTON, Del., July 10 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement issued the following news release: A Russian national pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiring to export high-tech military technology, including night vision devices and thermal imaging scopes, to Russia. The investigation was conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's ...

Caribbean cellular providers under fire for blocking free call apps

July 12--KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Caribbean cellular providers Digicel and LIME are facing a backlash from consumers and investigations from regulatory agencies over blocking customers from using popular third party Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) applications. Last month, Digicel, which promotes itself as "The Bigger, Better Network" and tells consumers to "Expect More, Get More", blocked all ...

Saab and ETPS sign new multi-year agreement for continued Gripen training

Defence and security company Saab and the Empire Test Pilotsí School (ETPS), operated by QinetiQ, have strengthened their unique test pilot training partnership with the signature of a new multi-year cooperative agreement. Saab will support ETPS flight operations with the Gripen D fighter over a four-year period, from 2015 to 2018. ETPS and Saab have signed a new, multi-year framework ...

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