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Apple's new iPad, iPhone software due in November

September 15, 2010 11:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple says the next version of the software that runs iPads and other gadgets will be available in November and will include a way for people to print documents from iPads and other gadgets....

Mind-reading phones? The tech's evolving there

September 15, 2010 11:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

How smart do you want your smart phone to actually be? Do you want it to read your mind, even a little bit?...

Arsonist gets prison in Philly record company fire

September 15, 2010 11:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A man has been sentenced to prison after drunkenly breaking into a famous Philadelphia recording company's headquarters and starting a fire....

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Microsoft's new IE9 promises zippier performance

September 15, 2010 11:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft Corp. is unveiling the "beta" test version of Internet Explorer 9 on Wednesday, the first of a new generation of Web browser programs that tap into the powerful processors on board newer computers to make websites load and run faster....

Best Buy OKs dividend of 15 cents per share

September 15, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Best Buy Co. said Wednesday that its board of directors approved a regular quarterly cash dividend of 15 cents per common share.The electronics retailer will pay the dividend on Oct. 26 to shareholders of record on Oct. 5.Shares of Best Buy fell 22 cents to $36.49 on Wednesday.

Visual Tool Simplifies and Speeds LED Lighting Design

September 15, 2010 10:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

National Semiconductor Corp. announced the addition of WEBENCH LED Architect to its portfolio of online WEBENCH Designer tools. Said to be the first of its kind, the tool enables both novice and expert designers to

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$40 million awarded to trace human brain's connections

September 15, 2010 10:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(NIH/National Institute of Mental Health) The National Institutes of Health today awarded grants totaling $40 million to map the human brain's connections in high resolution. The Human Connectome Project will have transformative impact, paving the way toward a detailed understanding of...

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New Supercomputer ‘Sees’ Well Enough to Drive a Car Someday

September 15, 2010 10:21 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

Navigating our way down the street is something most of us take for granted; we seem to recognize cars, other people, trees and lampposts instantaneously and without much thought. In fact, visually interpreting our environment as quickly as we do is an astonishing feat requiring an...

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Author Shteyngart sees fall of digital-gripped U.S.

September 15, 2010 9:37 am | News | Comments

Russian-American author Gary Shteyngart's new book is a vision of a fast-declining America, obsessed by youthfulness, gripped by omniscient smartphones and swayed by monopolies and the Bank of China. A cash-strapped United States is at war with Venezuela and the Chinese yuan-pegged dollars are coveted currency.

IBM to help small businesses compete for contracts

September 15, 2010 9:33 am | News | Comments

Tech giant IBM Corp. is trying to help small businesses get supply contracts with blue chip companies in a variety of industries. It's an idea that combines a $10 million grant from IBM with the notion that small businesses are the main source of new jobs and therefore economic growth.

Mass. takes in $3.6M stimulus funds for e-health records

September 15, 2010 9:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Massachusetts' implementation of electronic health records got a $3.6 million injection of federal funding on Tuesday.

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Packet-Processing Silicon Optimized for Carrier Ethernet Cost

September 15, 2010 8:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Centec Networks today announced it has expanded its family of advanced packet-processing chipsets to include a second-generation IP/Ethernet switching processor that integrates a Layer 2 through Layer 4 packet-processing engine, advanced traffic manager and fabric interface.

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Tektronix Upgrades Arbitrary Waveform Generators

September 15, 2010 8:38 am | Tektronix | Product Releases | Comments

Tektronix, Inc. today announced the AWG7000C and AWG5000C Series of Arbitrary Waveform Generators (AWGs) that bring performance and usability enhancements to the industry’s most capable family of signal generation solutions.

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Eurotech Launches Cloud-Based Services for Secure and Reliable Device Data Management

September 15, 2010 8:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

COLUMBIA, MD – September 14, 2010 – Eurotech, a leading supplier of embedded technologies, products, and systems, today announces the availability of cloud computing services to manage Eurotech devices...

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Transducers provide economical air pressure monitoring capabilities

September 15, 2010 8:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Precision Controls Division (PCD) of Marsh Bellofram Corporation (www.marshbellofram.com), a member of the Marsh Bellofram Group of Companies, has announced the global market introduction of Type 3110 and Type 3120...

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