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O, say can you see Fort Albion?
September 13, 2014
By Diane Tennant The Virginian-Pilot In the morning - every morning - Tommy Eskridge sees that the American flag is flying at his home on Tangier Island, and above his business, the Four Brothers Crab House and Ice Cream Deck. The flags fly above the marsh and the harbor and the town, smack in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay, on an island so convenient to Baltimore and Washington, D.C., that Tangier is where the British built a fort called Albion as a staging area for attacks during the War of 1812. The capital they burned, but Baltimore stood firm, defended by Fort McHenry. The 25-hour attack ended with the American flag still flying at dawn, a sight immortalized in "The Star-Spangled Banner," a song that turns 200 years old this weekend. Defeated, the British sailed back to Tangier and a few months later abandoned their island fort. Since then the bay has taken it, the site now drowned.

Record Searchlight (Redding, California)
September 13, 2014
In 1914: Killing bedbugs with gasoline was the indirect cause of Daniel Haskins being fatally burned in a fire that destroyed the home of his brother, A.R. Haskins, at Kennett. He was taken to the Mammoth Mine Co. hospital, where he died. The burned home stood near the Merrill sanitarium at Kennett.

USB 3.0 Promoter Group Releases Power and Device Class Specifications
September 12, 2014
The USB 3.0 Promoter Group reported the release of the USB Power Delivery v2.0 and USB Billboard Device Class v1.0 specifications. In its release, the USB 3.0 Promoter Group noted that the USB Type-C specification defines Functional Extensions that enable USB Type-C hosts and devices to support optional capabilities. The Functional Extensions include Alternate Modes, an option that permits a vendor or standards organization to utilize the USB Type-C cable and connector and provide additional features.

NEC Display Upgrades PA Series Multimedia Installation Projectors
September 12, 2014
NEC Display Solutions of America introduced its latest generation of PA Series projectors, succeeding NEC's models in the installation projector category. According to a release from the company, the PA521U (1920x1200 resolution), PA571W (1280x800) and PA621X (1024x768) projectors are ideal choices for many applications, including those in business, government and house of worship, but offer the greatest opportunity for instructors in higher education.

NEC Display Debuts New Generation of PA Series Multimedia Installation Projectors
September 12, 2014
NEC Display Solutions of America unveiled its latest generation of PA Series projectors, succeeding NEC's models in the installation projector category.

Control-Tec Unveils CT-600 VDR
September 12, 2014
Control-Tec reported the launch of its latest Vehicle Data Recorder, the CT-600. The company reported that the CT-600, designed to leverage Control-Tec's evolving portfolio of enterprise software products, represents an entry point into holistic data collection, organization and analysis methodologies.

Control-Tec Debuts Vehicle Data Recorder
September 12, 2014
Control-Tec reported the launch of its latest Vehicle Data Recorder. "Our customers were eager to deploy CT software into additional use cases and requested a compact VDR that sacrificed nothing in terms of functionality. The powerful CT-600 is our high value response," said Bill Berghoff, Control-Tec Vice President of Sales and Marketing, in a release. "CT-600 is proof that a powerful, affordable VDR can also be compact. Most important, however, is how seamlessly the CT-600 enables customers to access and exploit our industry-leading analytical software tools built upon our Qualifier platform."

STMicroelectronics to offer Reference Implementation of Frog by Wyplay Middleware for All Its ARM; R Set-Top-Box SoCs.
September 11, 2014
  Marseille, France; Geneva, Switzerland - (PRWEB) September 11, 2014           Wyplay, creator of software solutions for leading pay-TV operators, and STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, today announced the availability of "Bull Frog" middleware, the Frog by Wyplay Set-top-Box middleware version 2.0 on ST's Cannes and Monaco families of ARM(R) System-on-Chip products. The Companies also disclosed their plan for an extension spanning the full ARM/HEVC product range from Liege2 (STiH301) to the latest UHDp60 family members STiH314/318/414/418.

Jason Hope Looks at the Most Surprising New Internet of Things Items.
September 11, 2014
  Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) September 11, 2014   Anybody could predict the Google Glass or the Apple Watch. "There's a lot more to the Internet of Things than strapping an iPhone to someone's wrist, though," said Jason Hope. These items are some of the most interesting, novel, and surprising new developments made possible by IoT technology:     iKettle     The funny thing about iKettle is how it combines high and low tech in one package. The concept is simple: it lets users turn on the tea kettle from their iPhone, so they can hit the snooze button, start the kettle, and have boiling water ready for some tea or coffee by the time they feel like getting up. This is worth highlighting as a reminder that new ways don't always eliminate old ways. Sometimes, the two enhance each other.     Smart Diapers         Smart diapers will notify parents whenever a diaper needs changing, and even check sodium and hydration labels to identify infections and rashes. This invention helps to show that a user with an Internet of Things-enabled iPhone is sort of like a psychic, able to check a diaper without even looking at it.

Bentwood residents concern
September 11, 2014
DURHAM ? While Miriam Velasco takes classes to get a master's degree at N.C. State University, she's living with two siblings at the Bentwood condominium complex at 322 Junction Road. But she's worried her water may be cut off soon, and it's out of her control. The homeowners' association of Bentwood has not been paying the bills for water, she said, because there aren't enough residents in the complex from whom to collect fees.


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