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Smartwatches threaten Swiss pride
August 31, 2014
Switzerland, the headquarters of the global watch industry, is starting to get worried. The latest smartwatches from Motorola (the Moto 360) and LG have round faces and look just like ordinary watches. Once more models, including Apple's iWatch, hit the stores, their relatively low price and attractive looks could pose a real threat to the mid-range Swiss brands. One Swiss brand that has the look and feel of a smartwatch and is priced around the same is Swatch. Swatch chief executive officer Nick Hayek says that Swatch has been making interactive watches for 20 years and sees no great threat. Other Swiss brands have been producing watches with electronic touchscreens. Back in the 70s, Switzerland's watchmakers were almost put out of business when they underestimated the importance of Japanese quartz watches. Though the industry recovered, thanks to Hayek's father, the legendary Nicholas Hayek, it certainly faces a new technological challenge from the more efficient and attractive smartwatches. Boston Consulting Group has warned the Swiss watch industry that it should brace for the arrival of smartwatches. Current estimates say that smartwatches will achieve global sales of 7 million this year, once Apple hits the market with the iWatch later this year.

Huntkey Officially Announces X-MAN DIY Chassis at ChinaJoy 2014
August 30, 2014
Huntkey Enterprise Group, a global professional power supply provider, has demonstrated the colorful X-MAN DIY chassis to the gamers for the first time at ChinaJoy 2014. (Image:http://dealer.huntkey.com/UserFiles/uploadfiles/images/20140828161344975.jpg)

Paralegal/Legal Assistant II (Tampa, FL)
August 29, 2014
National Defense Industrial Association has issued the following news release: Company: Lockheed Martin Location: Tampa, FL 99999 Industries: Aerospace and Defense Job Type: Full Time Employee Career Level: Experienced (Non-Manager) Job Category: Legal Occupations: General/Other: Legal Paralegal & Legal Secretary Reference Code: 300133BR Date Posted: 8/29/2014 Job DescriptionThis position is in support of the United States Attorneys Office in Tampa, FL at 400 North Tampa Street, Suite 3200.

Paralegal/Legal Assistant II (Tampa, FL)
August 29, 2014
National Defense Industrial Association has issued the following news release: Company: Lockheed Martin Location: Tampa, FL 99999 Industries: Aerospace and Defense Job Type: Full Time Employee Career Level: Experienced (Non-Manager) Job Category: Legal Occupations: General/Other: Legal Paralegal & Legal Secretary Reference Code: 300133BR Date Posted: 8/29/2014 Job DescriptionThis position is in support of the United States Attorneys Office in Tampa, FL at 400 North Tampa Street, Suite 3200.

ROBERT HULL NAMED DIRECTOR OF CENTER FOR MATERIALS, DEVICES, AND INTEGRATED SYSTEMS AT RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE
August 29, 2014
The following information was released by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: By Michael Mullaney Advanced materials leader Robert Hull, the Henry Burlage Jr. Professor of Engineering and head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been named the first director of the Institute's new Center for Materials, Devices, and Integrated Systems (cMDIS). The appointment is effective October 1, 2014. As cMDIS director, Hull will help lead the Institute's strategic basic and applied research efforts across the broad spectrum of fields in engineering and the physical sciences, in leading-edge areas such as lightweight composite materials, nanostructured materials, sensors and sensor networks, power electronics, and wide bandgap semiconductors, as well as the integration of these technologies into complex systems. He will be responsible for driving the new frontiers of research and technology with emphasis on the development of large sponsored research proposals, grants, and programs, as well as forging partnerships with other universities, industry, and federal laboratories. Additionally, Hull will have overall responsibility for the Institute's Micro- and Nanofabrication Clean Room, the Nanoscale Materials Characterization Core, and other core research facilities.

Livermore Team Awarded for Hydrogen Production Research.SD 2813 Industrial gasesPR 2813720 (Hydrogen)
August 29, 2014
  Livermore, California (PRWEB) August 29, 2014           Three Lawrence Livermore researchers have received the Department of Energy's 2014 Hydrogen Production R&D Award for their research in producing hydrogen photoelectrochemically -- by splitting water using sunlight.     Shared with collaborators from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), the award recognizes the team for its work developing models of photoelectrochemical solar-hydrogen production and corrosion processes.           These models have been crucial in the development of corrosion mitigation strategies for high-efficiency devices based on III-V semiconductor materials, offering a viable pathway to meet DOE's ultimate cost targets in renewable hydrogen production.

EJL Wireless Research adds the Ericsson FDD/TDD LTE +GSM Unit to its DesigN Analysis Infrastructure; DNA-I series of teardown reports.
August 29, 2014
  Salem, NH (PRWEB) August 29, 2014           EJL Wireless Research is announcing a new report within its proprietary DNA-I series, an Ericsson FDD/TDD LTE+GSM DUS 31 01 multi-mode eNodeB.       "This is our first opportunity to look into the multi-mode digital baseband unit for Ericsson's RBS6000 platform. The DUS is the convergence of the first generation DUL unit for LTE and the DUG unit for GSM. Specifically, the DUS 31 01 versions offers mobile operators a 2x capacity increase as compared with the DUL 20 01 along with the ability to free up one DU slot within the RBS6000 cabinet" said founder and President, Earl Lum.

NanoMarkets Projects Next-Generation Solar PV Materials to Become a $2 Billion Market by 2021.
August 29, 2014
  Glen Allen, VA (PRWEB) August 29, 2014       The total market value of emerging PV technologies -- advanced crystalline silicon cell architectures, thin films, organic and dye-sensitized technologies, and various nanomaterials -- will surge to $262 million in 2017 and nearly $2.1 billion by 2021, up from just $20 million today, according to a new report from industry analyst firm NanoMarkets. Details of the new report "Materials for Next-Generation Photovoltaics – 2014-2021," including a downloadable excerpt, are available at:

Obama Resurrects Intel Advisory Panel
August 29, 2014
The Obama administration is resuscitating a small intelligence council after membership dwindled to four people a year ago. The President's Intelligence Advisory Board -- not to be confused with the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board -- is intended to enhance the effectiveness of surveillance activities.

Smartphone kill switch mandate raises privacy, civil liberty concerns
August 29, 2014
WASHINGTON _ Megan Boken was chatting with her mom on her new iPhone on August 18, 2012, when a thief shot her dead on the street in St. Louis, Mo. He wanted the 23-year-old's smartphone. A new law signed in California this week is designed to eliminate the incentive for smartphone-related crimes like the one that killed Boken. The law requires all cellphones sold in the state to come with a "kill switch" that allows phones to be remotely disabled, rendering them useless to thieves. Since there's little point in making only smartphones in California comply with the new law, the legislation likely will push the wireless industry to adopt kill switches as a default feature on all phones in the United States and worldwide. Most major smartphone manufacturers and cellular providers in the United States already are moving in that direction, with Apple, Google, Microsoft and others announcing their intention to equip all phones built after July 2015 with anti-theft software, at no cost to consumers.


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