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12-31-2007
Top 10 Wireless Trends for 2008
Tech Predictions for 2008
Integrated Receiver for High Frequency Applications on a Tiny Chip
Tech Companies Clean up by Lobbying
Personal Data Theft Reaches Unprecedented Levels in 2007
Students' Cell Phone Texting After Classmate's Suicide Sparks Panic in Arkansas Town
Universities Worldwide Offer Free Open Courseware
iBiquity Asks FCC to Require HD in Satellite Receivers
Aspiring Radio Talk Show Hosts Need Only a Computer & Phone
CommScope Completes $2.65B Acquisition of Andrew Corporation
BAE Systems Enters Agreement to Acquire MTC Technologies
Vodafone CEO in Line for $90 Million Bonus Payout
Semi Sales up 2.3% in November, Says SIA
Poor Outlook for UMB, but Qualcomm's Future Still Secure
China Tweaks Rules on Foreign Brokerage Joint Ventures
12-29-2007
USPTO Looking for Prior Art on IBM Patent Application
Beijing Air Pollution 'As Bad As It Can Get' (good thing China is exempt from Kyoto)
World's Only Ultrafast Electron Microscope Takes 4-D 'Movies' of Molecules
US Shuttle Atlantis Won't Fly on January 10
12-28-2007
A 'Frightening' Mountain of Used Handsets
In 2008, Trust but Verify
Boston Underground Railway Gets Cellphone Coverage
India Preps Nanotechnology Policy
In-Stat Says UWB Beginning to Take Off
Apple Seeks Patent for Wireless Order Processing for Cafes
Daredevil Professor Tops iTunes Chart After Making Physics Cool
Americans More Wired
Huawei Sells First U.S. Phone to MetroPCS
RIM Patents Crazy-Paving Keyboard
Think Twice Before Clicking on Holiday E-mails
Amtech Systems Receives $3.9 Million Solar Order
My Aching Back! Ergonomics Targets Worker Health
Can a Vibrating Mouse Prevent Computer-Related Injuries?
NASA Delays Mars Scout Mission to 2013
12-27-2007
New Book Claims Bell Stole Key Telephone Idea
Woman Jailed for Using Cameraphone in Court
In-Flight Internet Might Mean More Turbulence
Nasdaq Gives Watkins Johnson Six Months to Recover to $1 Share Price
Looking for Cool Tech When Buying a Car
Japanese Lunar Probe Begins Full Operation
Metal Foam Has a Good 'Memory'
Apple Posts Record Breaking Year
FCC Votes to Allow Newspaper-Broadcast Cross Ownership
API Nanotronics Wins Order from U.S. Defense Contractor
Electricity Costs Attacked Through XML
U.S. Aims to Edge Out Russia in Big Arms Sales to India
Middle East Governments Step up Net Censorship
IBM Reveals Crystal Ball For Next Five Years
A Good Year for Missile Defense
12-26-2007
Sanyo Threatened with Delisting after Understating Losses
Russia Launches Final Satellites for Its Own GPS (GLONASS)
Electronics Manufacturing Capacity to See Global Rebalancing
Microsoft Sues Domain Name Registrar for Cybersquatting
Ford: Hydrogen Fuel Feasible
Japan's Raytheon-Built Standard Missile-3 Successfully Hits Satellite
New NASA Contracts to Boost New Orleans Katrina Recovery
E-Greetings Traffic up 9% in 2007
IEEE Fellow up for Next Challenge
Taiwan Handheld Device Shipments to Surge
Electric Warship - Navy's Nautilus
Researcher: Info Overload Costs Economy
12-25-2007
Russian Rocket Delivers Christmas Presents to Space Station
Towards Cloaking Visible Light: Three-Dimensional Metamaterials for the Optical Wavelength Range
World's Largest Silicon Tracking Detector Installed at CERN
Cincinnati Diocese Collects Tithe Online
Messenger Zeros in on Mercury
12-24-2007
Student Gets Inflamed Thumb from Excessive Texting
Dynamic Spectrum Access Could Allow Regulators to Take a New Approach to Spectrum Allocation
USPTO and JPO to Implement Patent Prosecution Highway on Full-Time Basis
Explosives on a Chip: Unique Structure Enables New Generation of Military Micro-Detonators
Ariane Rocket Launches African, N. American Satellites
Mobile Handsets Top Tech Executives Holiday Wish Lists
Department of Defense Acquisition Reform Holds Promise, Threat Acquisition
EDN Hot 100 Products of 2007
Arizona State Wins DARPA Grant for Green Lasers
Microsoft Shares Secret Data on How Windows Works
U.S. Eases Rules for Foreign Firms That Get U.S. Technology (another nail in our coffin)
FBI Aims for World's Largest Biometrics Database
High-Brightness LEDs Usher in New Applications and Standards
Protons Extracted into New Transfer Beamline from ISIS Accelerator
12-22-2007
Astronomers Monitor Asteroid to Pass Near (or hit) Mars on January 30
Ariane 5 Rocket Puts Africa's First Satellite into Space
China's Rolls out First Home-Made Commercial Jet
12-21-2007
Website Eases Phone Memory Transfers This Christmas
Congress Bans Incandescent Bulbs by 2014
NXP Buys U.S. GPS Semiconductor Company GloNav
Weapons Guidance GPS Satellite Launched
MIT Students Claim Record by Running Supercomputer on Bicycle Power
Blackberry Maker Hit with Patent Lawsuit
FCC Votes to Allow Newspaper-Broadcast Cross Ownership
HelioVolt Plans Thin Film Solar Factory
Mathematicians Show Randomly Guessing NCAA Outcome Is Extremely Improbable
SIA Maintains Rosy 2008 Semiconductor Forecast, Others Expect Recession
Apple Forces Shutdown of 'Think Secret' Site
Over 400 Prominent Scientists Disputed Man-Made Global Warming Claims in 2007
Dutch Cops to Ditch Helicopters for Airships in Green Bid (I want to see a blimp chase a speeding car)
White House May Shift Most Wartime Funding into Base Budget
Family Crisis Forces Red Hat CEO to Resign
Christmas Eve Sky Show
Active Computer Games No Substitute for Playing Real Sports
12-20-2007
'Tis the Season for Electronic Greetings, but Don't Text Your Boss
RFMD to Acquire Filtronic Compound Semiconductors
UK Drivers Who Use Mobile Phones Face Jail
NY Emergency Radio Network Fails First Major Test
Chicago's Law Banning Cellphone Use While Driving Challenged in Court
Semi Capital Equipment Spending to Drop 10% in 2008
Sandia's Synthetic-Fuel Recipe: Mix CO2 , H2O; Heat with Sun
RFID to Converge with Other Wireless Techs
Safety Trumps Fun When Kids Receive Mobile Phones as Holiday Gifts
U.S. Delays Troop Drawdown in Europe
IE 8 and the New Browser War
Free Wi-Fi in Mecca for the Hajj
Evidence of China's Rise Everywhere in 2007
Budget Bill Puts the Brakes on Spaceship Contest
Two Years in Space for Galileo Satellite
TV Viewers Turn to Web for Entertainment
Interactive Computing Experts Design New Devices for Everyday Uses
Lockheed Martin Awarded Contract for GOES-R Geostationary Lightning Mapper
12-19-2007
New Phone Device Allows You to 'Speak' Through Your Ear
New Li-Ion Battery Holds 10x the Charge of Existing Batteries
U.S. R&D Funding Faces Shortfall
UK Researchers Win Lion's Share of European Grants
InGaAs Emerging as Material for Future NMOS Channels
Paul Allen Applies to Bid in U.S. Wireless Auction
'Routine Maintenance' Leads to Virgin Broadband Outage
Google's Wireless Head Departs to Launch VC Fund
EADS May Buy Saab Space
Britain 'To Have Complete 3G Coverage by End of 2008'
FCC Chairman is Owned by Media Conglomerates (per John Oram, anyway)
India Installs Antennas for Planned Robotic Moon Mission
Norway Parking Sticker Shock: $148,000
FCC Imposes 30% National Ownership Cap on Cable
Norsat Secures $750k U.S. DoD Contract Morgan Stanley Getting $5B Investment from China Investment
12-18-2007
Tricycle Driver Climbs Cellphone Tower in Apparent Suicide Bid
Cell Phone Spending Surpasses Land Lines
Small Businesses Expect to Increase Technology Spending in 2008
European 3G Penetration Passes 10%
Senate Pulls Telco Immunity Vote
Qualcomm Buys Firm to Reduce Phone Noise
Nellis Air Force Base Powers Up 72000 Solar Panels
Japan to Introduce Vehicles with New Accident Prevention System
NIST Aims at 32 nm
Astronauts Hook Up Huge Module to Space Station
Japan Intercepts Missile in Milestone Test
New Property Found in Ancient Mineral Lodestone (natural magnets)
Superspeed USB 3.0 Arrives
Army Knife Innovates to Stay Swiss-Made
Relume to Supply 1000 LED Lights to Ann Arbor
Russian General Says Missiles Could Target U.S. Shield
Japan's Top Government Spokesman: UFOs 'Definitely' Exist
12-17-2007
UK Shoppers Terrified by Christmas Shopping
Atheros Enters GPS Arena with $54M Purchase of u-Nav
Wanted: Indian EE Professors
FISA Bill with Telco Immunity to Be Debated Monday
The Human Factor Could Be Derailing RFID
Call to Divide, Conquer Unlicensed Bands
iPod Speaker Angering Animal Rights Whackos
One in Five IBM Employees Now in India
LEDs Set to Light up Cars in Daylight
Frustrated Saudi Youth Take a Shine to YouTube
Alltel Feature Turns Voicemail to Text
Obama, Kerry Threaten FCC Funding over Ownership Vote
5 Wireless Trends to Watch in 2008
Explosives at the Microscopic Scale Produce Shocking Results
Trimble Introduces Mobile Software Solution for Field Service Technicians
12-15-2007
Motorola to Be Taken Over by RIM, HP or Dell: CNBC
Astronauts Deck the Halls with Boughs of Nylon
Russia Soon to View Two Space Transport Projects
12-14-2007
Carve up Unlicensed Bands, Says WiMedia Chief
Free Wi-Fi Takes Off in U.S. Airports
Decreasing Technology Skills Worries MoD
Panasonic Unveils GaN Power Transistor with 10 kV Breakdown Voltage
Brazil: Mobile Market to Grow 10-12% in 2008
Icahn Renews Pressure to Break up Motorola
Optical Supercontinua Finally Explained
Micronetics Wins Development Order for Airborne Electronic Warfare Subassembly
Lovers Turn to Text Message to Say It's Over
Lightning Protection for the Next Generation Spacecraft
Microfuel Cell Enables Ubiquitous Computing
Bangladeshi Operator Testing Solar Powered Base Stations
Students Who Pull All-Nighters Have Lower GPAs
NASA Targets Space Shuttle Atlantis Launch for January 10
Microsoft Starts Public Test of Rival to VMware
Closing of the USPTO on Monday, December 24, 2007
12-13-2007
Canadian Gets $85,000 Phone Bill for Internet Access
Electric Eel Powers Christmas Lights at Japanese Aquarium
Palm Confirms 500 Layoffs Amid Falling Profits
Revised EU Patent Convention Takes Effect
Powerline Battles WiFi to Network the Broadband Home
Wireless E-Mail Set for Prime Growth in Europe
Elektra European Electronics Industry Awards 2007 Winners
Ten of Millions will be Tracked by Mobile Phone within Years
Navteq Investors Approve Nokia Deal
Best Meteor Shower (Geminids) of 2007 Peaks Tonight
FCC Commish Martin Responds to Dingell on FCC Practices
U.S. Trade Judge Rules for Nokia over Qualcomm
China Chip Market to Grow 15% in 2007, 12% in 2008
Bandwidth Semi Renamed to Spire Semiconductor
Brain Stem Cells Sensitive to Space Radiation
The Hi-Tech Football that Tells Referees When It Has Crossed the Line
Researchers Clone Fluorescent Cats (greener than the old incandescent cats)
12-12-2007
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Year: 'w00t'
UK Electronics Graduate Numbers Plummet
Ownership on Agenda at FCC December Meeting
Wireless Network System Links Car to Traffic Flow
Ice Storm Brings Down Illinois Tower
Ford Sees Rollout of Next-Generation Hybrid Battery
Plastic Computer Memory's Secret is Gold Nanoparticles
India Still Leads as Preferred Offshore Destination
Northrop Grumman Develops World's Fastest Transistor to Support Military's Need for Higher Frequency and Bandwidth
34% of Saudi Users Use WiFi
Google Now Handles 65% of All U.S. Search Requests
U.S. Lacks Plan for Digital TV Switch
In-Flight Internet Too Tempting for Some
Scientists Find Energy Source of Northern Lights
Russia and France Developing New Satellite Platform
12-11-2007
22% of Companies to Add Jobs in Next 3 Months, According to Survey of 14,000
Young, Poor Choose Cell Phones over Landlines
Sony to Cut Jobs, Sell Plant in France
Wireless Network System Links Car to Traffic Flow
Boeing Installs High-Energy Laser on Laser Gunship Aircraft
Sony Says U.S. Electronics Unaffected by Economy
Femtocell Industry Plans Push on Problem Issues
Beijing Olympics Will Use IBM High-Tech Surveillance System
Asian Outfits to Enter Scrap for 700 MHz Spectrum
Nanotube-Producing Bacteria Show Manufacturing Promise
Unprecedented View of Mysterious 'Night-Shining' Clouds
Backup Power Boom Expected after FCC Ruling
Researchers Aren't Resistant to Properties of 'Supersolid'
Is Human Evolution Speeding Up?
RADAR: Radio Reaches 233 Million Listeners Weekly
Microsoft Offers Ads on MSN Mobile in U.S.
12-10-2007
Google Conducts Its "White Space" Device Testing
Four of Ten Cell Phones Worldwide Made in China
IEDM Group Examines the Impact of Electronic Devices
Satellite Firm Demonstrates the Power of Galileo
U.S. Authorizers Approve $692.3B for 2008
Hackers Blamed for Cyber Attacks on U.S. Military Research Facility
Swedish Space Takes Major Role in Galileo Satellite Navigation Project
Nobel Laureates Predict Science's Future Vodafone India Unveils Cost Cuts, IBM Deal
Tech Executives Upbeat Despite Slower U.S. Economy
FCC Releases 2007 EAS Handbooks
Poll: Nationwide WiMax Unlikely in 2008
Scientists Snap Images of Solar Wind Sweeping Past Earth
LED's Help Queen Cut Energy Bills
Wikipidiots are Not Nazis After All
Shuttle Launch Now Targeted for 2nd January
Sunshine-to-Petrol Project Seeks Fuel From Thin Air
Microsoft's 27 MHz Wireless Keyboard Hacked 12-9-2007
Israeli Study Says Regular Mobile Use Increases Tumor Risk
Car Prototype Generates Electricity, and Cash
12-7-2007
Low-Defect GaN Nanowires Could Replace Quartz-Crystal Resonators
Some Airlines to Offer In-Flight Internet Service
Jet Blue to Test Restricted In-Flight Internet Service
Free Wi-Fi Coming to Trains, Planes and Automobiles
Using GPS Handsets to Monitor Network Performance
AIA Expects U.S. Aerospace, Defense to Roll up Record $211B in 2008
2007 Disappointing for Semi, 2008 to be More Respectable
Shrinking Manufacturing Threatens Supply Chain
Analyst: Radio a 'No Growth Medium'
Cellular Nets Must Get Smarter, Says CTO
Hackers Break into Top Government Research Lab
RFMD Completes Qualification of First Generation GaN Process Technology
India Rolls out Nanotech Initiative
Over 70% of Households in Hong Kong Connected to Internet
Science Getting an Orbital Boost
Glitch Delays Shuttle Launch Until at Least Saturday
Political Power and Economic Wealth go Together in China
12-6-2007
Hams Assist in Pacific Northwest Disaster (looks like New Orleans - without the looting)
Microsoft Pulls Plug on 'Naughty' Santa Interactive Program
Smartpen Aids Blind Engineering Students
House Vote on Illegal Images Sweeps in Wi-Fi, Web Sites
Move to Allocate 'Spectrum' Without Auction Challenged
IBM Says Breakthrough Speeds Supercomputer on Chip
IBM Unveils Smallest Silicon Modulator (they've been busy)
EDRI Statement on RFID Usage and Informed Consent
Wi-Fi Hits Milestone at 300 Million Chipsets in 2007
U.S. Army Tests Wireless Sensors for Future Combat Systems
Global Tech Spending Growth to Slow in 2008 (aren't these predictions always wrong?)
Japan to Launch High-Speed Internet Satellite on Feb. 15
Cooler, Faster, Cheaper: Researchers Advance Process to Manufacture Silicon Chips
BSEF Turns Tables on Greenpeace over BFRs in iPhone
BAE Systems' Infrared Seeker Guides THAAD Interceptor to Target
AMD Phenom, Barcelona Chips Hit by Lock-up Bug
Technical Problem Delays Atlantis Shuttle Launch
12-5-2007
Companies Prepare for Young, High-tech Employees
Wi-Fi More Addictive than Coffee?
DoD Manufacturing Program to Fund Chip Packaging Effort
2008 Capital Spending to Shake IC Industry Foundation
Japan Tops World Semiconductor Equipment Spend
U.S. Jet Intercepts Ballistic Missile for 1st Time
Electronic Business' Top 100 Chinese Electronics Companies
MRI Gearing up to Test RFID for Tracking Magazine Usage
Cisco Hires Former Motorola Technology Chief
Huawei Ramps RFMD RF3161 PAs in Multi-mode Handsets, Skyworks RF in Base Stations
Federal Judge Confirms $134M Award Against Samsung
700 MHz Deadline Looms
Shuttle Atlantis Launch Set for Thursday
New Fuel Cell Cleans up Pollution and Produces Electricity
The Unexpected Temperature Profile of Venus's Atmosphere
12-4-2007
BSEF Responds to Greenpeace Greener Electronics Report
Mobile and Wireless - 2007's Biggest Emerging Technology Disappointments
IEEE Members Select John Vig 2008 IEEE President-Elect
BBC Exaggerated Wi-Fi Dangers
FCC Commissioner Adelstein to be Re-nominated for Third Term
Identity Crisis in the Grey Market
More Than Half of Europeans Online
Saints on Cellphones Spark Controversy in Italy
WiFi Chip Sales Soar
Nokia Expects 4 Billion Mobile Phone Subscribers in 2009
Britain's Navy 'Would Struggle to Fight a Major War': Report
German Court Allows IPhone Exclusivity
RFMD Appoints Sirenza's Ocampo and Skrzypczak to Board
S. Korea to Buy Swedish Artillery Radar System
China Defends Space Program as Peaceful (even the tests where it blows target satellites to smithereens, creating millions of pieces of floating debris)
Pilots' 'Out-of-Body Experiences' Responsible for 1/4 of Fatal Air Crashes
Girls Sweep Prizes at Science Contest
Researcher: Divorce Bad for Environment
12-3-2007
Woman Gives Birth by the Light of a Mobile Phone
Toshiba Installs First Tubeless Weather Radar
British Hams Mark Longest-Ever Bicycle-to-Backpack Transmission
AT&T to Drop Pay Phones by End of 2008
Fabless Semiconductor Association Changes Its Name
Filtronic Finds Buyer for Newton Aycliffe Chip Fab
Energy Harvesting Matures
Blue Dye Could Hold the Key to Super Processing Power
EU Rallies Spain to Clinch Unanimous Galileo Deal
U.S. Slump Casts Pall over Media, Entertainment
Dell Sues Three Domain Names for Typo Squatting
October Chip Sales Beat Expectations, PC Sales Help
First Crack in Mobile Carriers' Fortress?
Helium Isotopes Point to New Sources of Geothermal Energy
Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Achieves Record Flight Time with Protonex Fuel Cell System
Young Chimp Beats College Students
Personal Wind Turbines Could Do More Environmental Harm than Good
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