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Industry Weapon Examines When 4K is an Appropriate Application
September 15, 2014
Industry Weapon reported that it spoke with Rich Ventura, Vice President of Product Marketing and Solutions Operations of NEC Display Solutions, about how the 4K revolution might not become mainstream in the next few years but will eventually take place of the 1080p, even more so for particular industries.

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.

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.

Scientists discover Superhenge, may have finally figured out what Stonehenge really is
September 12, 2014
Out of all the mysterious structures in the world, the Easter Island Moai and the large slabs of Stonehenge are perhaps the most famous. They achieved their fame for similar reasons - being too large to have been dragged from far away, then somehow constructed using the limited technology available at the time. Stonehenge is arguably more famous - perhaps due to its more easily accessible location as a tourist attraction - and now, it just got much more mysterious. Using high-tech mapping techniques, scientists have discovered a host of monuments, burial mounds, ritual circles, and even a near-mile-long Superhenge located beneath the circle of stones we all know and love.

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.

Report on new water district issued to Town Board
September 12, 2014
FREDONIA - A report on the new North End water district in the Town of Pomfret was provided to board members at the regular meeting Wednesday in Town Hall. Representatives from Wendel Engineering said that they have spoken to residents about previous problems with low water pressure and that the problems should be resolved with the installation of the new pump station. The new North End District is in the Webster Road area and provides municipal water from the Village of Fredonia to homes that previously had private wells.

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."

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.

Mamiya Leaf Announces 50-Megapixel Credo Back
September 08, 2014
The new Mamiya Leaf Credo 50 medium format back is another in a series of new cameras and backs we've seen this year that utilize Sony's 50-megapixel CMOS image sensor. Like the IQ250, which is manufactured by Leaf's parent company Phase One, the Credo 50 is a removable digital back that works with the Mamiya/Phase One 645 DF+ camera body.

SCG upgrading meter-reading process
September 06, 2014
The Southern Connecticut Gas Co. is spending $18 million to change the way it reads customers' gas meters. The Orange-based utility, which is owned by UIL Holdings Corp., has begun replacing a meter reading system it installed 17 years ago with a newer model. Installation of the new meter reading units got underway this week in Orange and Milford. A total of 190,000 new meter reading modules will be installed by the time the work is completed next August, according to company officials.


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