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BAE Systems Helps FEMA Win Tech Award

A team led by BAE Systems has helped FEMA become one of the 10 best federal IT programs, the company announced this week. The technology that helped FEMA win the distinction was an application that allows disaster victims to file claims online or by using their smartphones. FEMA’s Disaster Assistance …

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Digital Baby Boom as Kids, Neonates Go Online

A few new technologies are taking advantage of the youngest generation of digital natives. Some companies, hoping to attract families with healthy, educational tools, are even targeting preschoolers with their new tools and platforms. A survey by Internet security company AVG found that 34 percent of American babies had a …

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TSA Promotes New Mobile App for Frequent Flyers

The Transportation Security Administration has unveiled MyTSA, a new application for iPhone and BlackBerry users that provides useful information for commercial passengers. The app provides up-to-date wait times for security at U.S. airports, delays and other important flight information. Passengers who just finished going through security can also “check in” …

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Technology Allows Seniors to Remain Independent

New advances in technology may allow some seniors who might otherwise be in nursing homes to stay in their own residences. Emergency buttons on bracelets, automatic medication dispensers and even videomonitoring by healthcare providers are some of these advances. Videomonitoring, in particular, can allow the elderly to consult with physicians …

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Left the Stove On? Smart Home Automation Can Tell You, Turn It Off

Latest technology in home innovations could mean you never have to deal with switches, dials or thermostats again. Instead, “smart home” technology means all your home’s computer, lighting, security and wiring systems feed into one control console. Some smart-home technology means the home uses sensors to detect when it is …

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Report: Voice-Recognition-Technology Market to Grow

According to a Reportlinker.com study, the voice-recognition-technologies market is set to grow 8 percent by 2015 to reach $58.4 billion. Currently, banks, auto manufacturers and telecommunications companies are developing, or already using, voice-recognition technology for a variety of uses – not just customer service operators. The global market, in particular, …

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SAIC’s Amy Alving to Speak at Women in Computing Event

SAIC Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President Dr. Amy Alving will be speaking at the third annual Plenary Panel of Technology Executives for the 10th annual Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, held Sept. 28-Oct. 2 in Atlanta, Ga. The Plenary Panel of Technology Executives will also include …

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Cellphone Designers Should Seek Inspiration from Social Networking

Cellphone-handset designers should look to social networking for inspiration to improve the management of communications on phones, according to a South Africa-based wireless application service provider. Many aspects of the cellphone user interface have not changed in a decade, especially contact management and texting capability, said Dr. Pieter Streicher, managing …

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