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Google Embraces 'Mobile-Friendly' Sites in Search Shake-Up

April 17, 2015 10:20 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google is about to change the way its influential search engine recommends websites on smartphones and tablets in a shift that's expected to sway where millions of people shop, eat and find information. The revised formula ...


Verizon Slices Up Bundle, Lets Customers Choose

April 17, 2015 10:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Verizon is giving its customers more control over the channels they pay for as the cacophony of cord cutting reshapes cable TV. Large cable bundles laden with dozens of channels and big price tags have pushed more ...


Spacecraft Circling Mercury Will Crash into Planet

April 17, 2015 10:14 am | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

After years of orbiting Mercury, NASA's Messenger spacecraft will crash into the planet at the end of this month. NASA announced Messenger's impending demise Thursday. But instead of mourning, scientists and ...


Photos of the Day: Second NASA MUTT Makes First Flight

April 17, 2015 10:09 am | by NASA | News | Comments

The X-56A Multi-Utility Technology Testbed (MUTT) is greeted on an Edwards Air Force Base runway by a U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) team member. NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center and the AFRL, along with ...


5 Traits of Exceptional Engineering Managers

April 17, 2015 10:01 am | by Amanda Orson, Director of Communications, | Blogs | Comments

Case studies on exceptional leaders are abundant – but specific, and narrow in scope. Rather than distill what makes a great manager through the lens of a specific individual, we asked engineers of all stripes to share what the best ...


SpaceX Shipment Arrives at Space Station

April 17, 2015 9:55 am | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

The SpaceX supply ship arrived at the International Space Station on Friday, delivering the world's first espresso machine designed exclusively for astronauts. Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti captured the Dragon capsule ...


Civia Cycles Recalls Bicycles & Aluminum Fenders

April 17, 2015 9:48 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Civia Cycles is recalling about 1,000 Hyland bicycles and aluminum Civia fenders due to a potential crash hazard. The company said that the fender mounting bracket can break or bend, potentially causing the rider to fall ...


VW Recalls Chrysler-Made Minivans to Fix Ignition Switches

April 17, 2015 9:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Volkswagen is recalling nearly 21,000 minivans for a second time to fix faulty ignition switches that can cause the vans to stall. The recall covers roughly 18,500 Routan minivans from the 2009 model year and another ...


Air Bag Recall Expanded After Injury

April 17, 2015 9:42 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Nissan is adding 45,000 small cars to a previous recall after a Louisiana woman was injured by flying shrapnel from an exploding air bag. The incident also raises questions about whether ...


Emirates to Buy $9.2B Worth of Rolls Royce Engines

April 17, 2015 9:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Emirates airline says it will buy $9.2 billion worth of Rolls Royce engines, the largest ever order for the engine maker. The deal announced Friday calls for the purchase of Trent 900 engines and a long term maintenance package ...


Volkswagen Board Leaders Back CEO After Struggle

April 17, 2015 9:37 am | by Geir Moulson, Associated Press | News | Comments

Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn will remain in his job and can look forward to having his contract extended, the leadership of the board said Friday, after a comment by chairman Ferdinand Piech raised widespread doubts about his future ...


Why Latency Management Will Decide the Future of the IoT

April 17, 2015 9:13 am | by Fergal Toomey, Chief Scientist & Co-Founder of Corvil | Articles | Comments

Acceptable response times on the web have steadily been decreasing. While 10 seconds used to be considered reasonable, a 2009 study showed that 40 percent of visitors will abandon a web page if it takes more than three seconds to ...


TALIS Group Chooses SIGFOX IoT Network For Smart-City Fire Hydrant Monitoring

April 16, 2015 5:19 pm | by TALIS Group | News | Comments

TALIS and SIGFOX have announced that TALIS will use the SIGFOX network in its new smart-city fire hydrant monitoring solution. Called COPERNIC, the solution allows water utility officials and companies to monitor the ...

China Raises Taxes on Batteries, Paints

April 16, 2015 5:10 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

In an effort to improve its energy conservation, China has increased a consumption tax on a variety of paints and batteries ...


Sparton Acquires Hunter Technology Corporation

April 16, 2015 5:07 pm | by Sparton Corporation | News | Comments

Sparton Corporation has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Sparton Hunter Corporation, completed a merger with Hunter Technology Corporation in a $55 million all-cash transaction. The merger is subject to certain and conditional ...



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