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Starting Today, Find NPR Shows And Newscasts On iTunes Radio


Digital streams of Morning Edition, All Things Considered and hourly newscasts will be available on a new 24-hour streaming NPR station on iTunes Radio. "What you hear today is just the start of what's to come," said Zach Brand, NPR's vice president of digital media. Later this spring, the station will expand to include streams of our member stations from across the country. This collaboration is just one step in the company's larger move to create an expanded digital listening experience — a "Pandora for public radio." That project is st... Read More »

Amazon Web Services introduces global “City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge”


Entries for both awards must be received no later than May 12, 2014 and will be judged based on one or more criteria that include the impact of the solution, likelihood of long-term success, implementation of AWS services, and the potential to help other local governments solve similar challenges. AWS will announce the finalists by the end of May 2014, and the winners of the Best Practices Award and Partners in Innovation Award will be announced on June 25, 2014 at the AWS Government, Education, and Nonprofits Symposium in Washington, DC. “T... Read More »

Landfill gas to build cars and a greener community


Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. has teamed up with Waste Services of the Bluegrass to generate power from local landfill waste, marking the region’s first business to business landfill gas to energy initiative. Toyota estimates the locally-generated landfill gas will supply enough power each year for the production of 10,000 vehicles. How it Works As solid waste naturally breaks down in a landfill, it creates gas. A network of wells at the landfill will collect and prepare this gas, which will be used to fuel generators for elect... Read More »

GOOGLE and LUXOTTICA announce strategic partnership for Glass to develop innovative iconic wearable devices


Today’s announcement offers a far reaching strategic partnership between Luxottica and Google to work together across multiple efforts on the creation of innovative iconic wearable devices. Through this relationship, Luxottica and Google, who are setting the pace in their respective industries, will match up high-tech developers with fashion designers and eyewear professionals. In particular, the two Corporations will establish a team of experts devoted to working on the design, development, tooling and engineering of Glass products that stradd... Read More »

£45 million invested in new press line at Jaguar Land Rover’s Halewood operations


The new servo stamping line, the first of its kind to be built in the UK, is 13 metres tall and over 85 metres long. It has a combined press stamping capacity of 7,900 tonnes, making it the fastest and one of the biggest and most powerful press lines across Jaguar Land Rover, stamping both steel and aluminium panels. Installing this giant facility required a major reconfiguration of the Halewood press shop, with the plant roof raised by almost 12 metres to accommodate the new machinery. The press shop bay also had to have its footprint exten... Read More »

Consumers to test ultra-compact ‘i-Road’ EV in Tokyo


The i-Road offers a novel riding experience, combining the convenience of a motorcycle with the comfort and stability of a car. The i-Road to be used in the consumer trial in Tokyo is based on the model shown as a concept at the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show 2013, but is now available in five colors and features improved visibility, ease-of-use and maneuverability. Toyota will provide ten vehicles to approximately 20 test participants, ranging from members of the general public to trend and industry experts. Feedback will be collected concerning dri... Read More »

Xerox Secure Imaging Technology simplifies mobile banking and expands customer convenience


Now anyone with a supported mobile device and web access can take a picture of a document and securely send it to a desired recipient in seconds. Running on the latest iPhones, iPads and Android phones, Safe Courier makes it possible for users to securely submit paperwork on the spot. The entire process takes seconds. “We’ve all used our smartphones to take a quick photo of documents, white-board meeting notes or even a snapshot of our child’s science fair display to record and share,” said Raja Bala, principal imaging scientist at the Xerox... Read More »

Chromecast: now casting in 11 more countries


In addition to your favorite apps like YouTube, Google Play Movies, Google Play Music and Netflix (where available), we’re working with local content providers to bring even more of the movies and TV shows you love to Chromecast. Apps will start rolling out today, and include BBC iPlayer in the U.K.; France TV Pluzz and SFR TV in France with CANALPLAY coming soon; and Watchever in Germany with Maxdome coming soon. So instead of huddling around your laptop to watch Sherlock solve the next crime or getting caught up on all the workplace drama in ... Read More »

The new Acer B276HUL and B296HCL deliver an outstanding true color experience and robust ergonomics for multifunctional usage


Available in two display sizes, 27-inch and 29-inch, the B6 series comes with Full-HD resolution, an outstanding 100,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio optimized by Acer Adaptive Contrast Management, enabling crisp cinematic views of the latest high definition content, and a fast 5ms response time. The new 27-inch B6 display comes with an impressive 2k resolution (2560x1440 pixel, 1440p), 80% more pixels than the standard Full-HD resolution, while the 29-inch B6 display offers a 2560x1080 resolution and 21:9 aspect ratio for optimized multitas... Read More »

Apple updates most affordable 9.7-inch iPad with Retina display, improved cameras & enhanced performance


“Now for $399 customers can get iPad with a stunning 9.7-inch Retina display, fast A6X chip, and 5MP iSight camera, offering a dramatic upgrade in power, performance and value compared to the iPad 2 it replaces,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “The iPad line sets the gold-standard in mobile computing and all iPads have access to the largest and best ecosystem of more than 500,000 iPad optimized apps from the App Store.” iPad customers have access to the revolutionary App Store℠, which offers more ... Read More »

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