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2014-04-17 16:22:44

US Dept of Energy hails new California energy storage consortium as a groundbreaking model for public-private partnerships SAN FRANCISCO, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A pioneering initiative designed to accelerate the development of the energy storage sector in California has signed its first corporate members - from international giants to emerging startups. CalCharge announced the enrollment of Duracell, Hitachi, Volkswagen, LG, Eaton, Enovix, EnerVault, Farasis Energy,...

2014-04-17 16:22:41

WASHINGTON, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The winners of the Global LEAP Outstanding Off-Grid Appliance Awards (Global LEAP Awards) will be announced on 12 May 2014 at the fifth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM5) in Seoul, Korea. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140417/75972) Diary Date: The Awards recognize the very best, most energy-efficient color televisions and super-low energy LED room lights that are compatible with small off-grid solar energy systems. Winners will be...

2014-04-17 16:21:46

BELLEVUE, Wash., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE) will report its first quarter results for the period ended March 31, 2014 on Thursday, May 1, 2014 via an earnings release and accompanying webcast. Both items will be available in the Investor Relations section of the company's corporate website at www.expediainc.com/ir. The earnings release will post after market close and the webcast will begin at 1:30 PM Pacific Time / 4:30 PM Eastern Time. A replay of the call...

2014-04-17 16:21:37

Top 10 Global Logistics Provider Unveils Growth Strategy with Launch of New Corporate Campus HICKORY, N.C., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nationally-acclaimed Enterprise Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Provider Transportation Insight announces its plan to triple the size of its business over the next six years. Recognized as a Top 10 3PL for best range of logistics services by Global Trade magazine and an Inc. 5000 honor roll recipient for six years straight, the supply chain management...

2014-04-17 16:20:57

DUBLIN, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/cgj7sz/global_automotive) has announced the addition of the "Global Automotive Battery Market Report" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/cgj7sz/global_automotive ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The analysts forecast the Global Automotive Battery market to grow at a CAGR of 6.9 percent over the...

2014-04-17 12:30:24

DUBLIN, Ireland, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ndsfrv/mobile) has announced the addition of the "Mobile Value-added Services (VAS) in 4G: Market Analysis and Forecasts for LTE-based VAS 2013 - 2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ndsfrv/mobile ] report to their offering. In the pre-LTE marketplace, the biggest mobile value-added services (VAS) are mobile apps and mobile advertising. This...

2014-04-17 12:29:40

DUBLIN, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/np9fn4/mobile_identity) has announced the addition of the "Mobile Identity Infrastructure, Applications, and Services 2014 - 2019" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/np9fn4/mobile_identity ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Driven by the growing surge for mobile interactions, mobile commerce and...

2014-04-17 12:29:16

DUBLIN, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/35dr6j/global_camera) has announced the addition of the "Global Camera Module in Mobile Device Market 2014-2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/35dr6j/global_camera ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The analysts forecast the Global Camera Module in Mobile Device market to grow at a CAGR of...

2014-04-17 12:29:07

LONDON, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Consumer Appliances in the United Kingdomhttp://www.reportbuyer.com/consumer_goods_retail/appliances/consumer_appliances_united_kingdom_1.htmlDespite a sluggish economic climate in 2013, consumer appliances still enjoyed growing consumer demand in the UK. The industry is chiefly driven by the trend towards home renovation. This growth driver is chiefly explained as "cocooning", as consumers...

2014-04-17 12:28:57

LONDON, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Consumer Appliances in Chinahttp://www.reportbuyer.com/consumer_goods_retail/appliances/consumer_appliances_hong_kong_china_1.htmlVolume and value growth of consumer appliances picked up slightly in 2013, mainly thanks to the Green Household Appliances Subsidy and manufacturers' aggressive promotions in terms of frequent new launches and price discounts to attract consumers. Volume and value...


Latest Technology Reference Libraries

Nomophobia
2013-12-24 14:19:08

Nomophobia is the fear of being out of mobile phone contact. The term, which is an abbreviation for “no-mobile-phone-phobia”, was coined during a study by the UK Post Office who commissioned YouGov, a UK-based research organization to take a look at anxieties suffered by mobile phone users. The study found that almost 53 percent of mobile phone users in Britain have a tendency to be anxious when they “lose their mobile phone, run out of battery or credit, or have no network coverage”....

Technophobia
2013-12-24 11:45:54

Technophobia, from Greek techne, meaning art, skill, or craft, and phobos, meaning fear, is the fear or the dislike of advanced technology or complex devices, particularly computers. Although there are a number of interpretations of technophobia, they appear to become more complex as technology continues to evolve. The term is usually used in the sense of irrational fear, but others contend that their fears are justified. It is related to cyber phobia and it is the opposite of technophilia....

Vehicular Automation
2013-10-03 14:16:27

Vehicular automation uses artificial intelligence and mechatronics to aid an operator in controlling a robotic vehicle. Some of these vehicles are labeled “smart” or “intelligent,” while others that are more capable of moving on their own are known as “semi-autonomous.” Those robots that rely only on autonomous movement are simply known as “autonomous” or “robotic.” There are several types of vehicles that use automation to operate and the capabilities of these robots have...

Roomba
2013-10-03 12:56:31

The Roomba, sold by iRobot, is a name used for a series of autonomous robot vacuum cleaners that were first introduced into the market it 2002. There have been four versions or generations of Roomba since its creation, with over eight million sales throughout the world. It is capable of moving on its own and avoiding obstacles that are present in the average household, as well as capable of avoiding stairs and other drop offs. It is equipped with a computer chip and the Roomba Open Interface,...

The History of 3D Printing
2013-09-20 10:14:26

Three-dimensional printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is the process of using additives to form solid 3D objects of virtually any shape from a digital model. This is achieved using specially formulated additives, such as plastics, that are formed into successive layers of material typically laid down on a platform in different shapes. 3D printing is uniquely distinct from a more traditional 3D sculpting technique, which relies on the removal of layers (subtractive manufacturing)...

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