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How much do you know about these Emmy nominees?


This Monday's Emmy Awards telecast featured several movie stars who were nominated for an Emmy for the first time, including Billy Bob Thornton, Matthew McConaughey and Mark Ruffalo. This quiz from Th… Read More

Microsoft vows to enforce app store rules


  • Verge, The

Microsoft will crack down on applications that fail to meet the company's guidelines following reports that consumers paid for knockoff software that was being offered free of charge in the app store,… Read More

Samsung ramps up TSV-based DDR4 DRAM module production


  • Yonhap News Agency (South Korea) (subscription required)

Samsung Electronics reports it has initiated volume production of DDR4 DRAM modules employing through-silicon via technology. "While chips had to be connected to memory controllers through cords under… Read More

U. of Southern Maine students practice cybersecurity skills in "virtual town"


  • Bangor Daily News (Maine) (free registration)

The University of Southern Maine is inaugurating a new cybersecurity incubator designed to train the next generation of security professionals and facilitate the development of new technologies for ne… Read More

Court refuses another Apple bid to ban Samsung devices


  • Bloomberg
  • PCWorld

Apple lost its latest attempt to persuade a California federal court judge to ban Samsung Electronics' smartphones and tablets after a jury ruled earlier this year that Samsung had infringed its rival… Read More