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Let's Get Small

April 19, 2010 2:21 pm | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

It never stops. Does it? It never stops, but it does seem to accelerate. When I fuddled with my first 7400 series logic chip a bazzilion years ago, it was a 0.1" pitch DIP chip. A few years after that,...

Renaissance Learning profit up in 1Q

April 19, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Renaissance Learning Inc., which makes curriculum and academic assessment products, reported late Monday that its profit rose nearly 50 percent in the first quarter as its revenue rose.Renaissance said it earned $5.8 million, or 20 cents per share, for the quarter that ended March 31. That's up...

University of Miami College of Engineering to develop new methods for data analysis

April 19, 2010 1:21 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Miami) A new grant from the Office of Naval Research will fund the work of University of Miami College of Engineering professors and their collaborators from Indiana University and BAE Systems to develop automated methods for analyzing data. Such methods could potentially...

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IBM's earnings indicate tech spending picking up

April 19, 2010 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

IBM Corp.'s first-quarter results show signs that the recovery in corporate technology spending is picking up speed.IBM said Monday its earnings for the first three months jumped 13 percent to $2.6 billion, or $1.97 per share. In the same period of 2009 it earned $2.3 billion, or $1.70 per...

Futura Completes Final Tranche of Private Placement

April 19, 2010 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Futura Loyalty Group Inc. (TSX VENTURE: FUT) (the "Company") today announced that it has completed the final tranche of its private placement announced on February 4, 2010 (the "Financing") in the amount of $150,000 in equity units ("Units"), the full amount of the over-allotment announced...

Pics of purported next-generation iPhone reach Web

April 19, 2010 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Technology bloggers have posted photos of what may be the next version of the iPhone. If the gadget is real, Apple's next iPhone could have a longer battery life and be used for video chatting.Analysts expect an updated iPhone this summer.AOL blog Engadget posted photos of the device over the...

Sensor gives valuable data for neurological diseases and treatments

April 19, 2010 12:22 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Purdue University) A new biosensor developed at Purdue University can measure whether neurons are performing correctly when communicating with each other, giving researchers a tool to test the effectiveness of new epilepsy or seizure treatments.

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Stranded Travelers Turn to Videoconferencing

April 19, 2010 11:23 am | by New York Times | News | Comments

Audio and video conferencing businesses are reporting increases in demand since the volcanic disruptions.

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Palm Loses Executive, Retailer

April 19, 2010 11:23 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Palm disclosed a senior executive is resigning and it is doling out bonuses to keep the rest of its leadership team in place. Meanwhile, Radioshack is discontinuing sales of Palm's phones.

Argonne to host next generation battery symposium May 3-4

April 19, 2010 11:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(DOE/Argonne National Laboratory) Argonne National Laboratory will host on May 3-4 the symposium Research Opportunities in Electrochemical Energy Storage Beyond Lithium Ion: Computational Perspectives to discuss advanced battery technologies for transportation, electronics and renewable...

DynaVox is standout in crowded week for IPOs

April 19, 2010 10:30 am | by TALI ARBEL - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Of this week's jam-packed IPO schedule, only DynaVox Inc., a provider of speech-generating software that helps people with language and cognitive disabilities, is the one company standing out from the rest.With at least seven initial public offerings in the works, it would be the busiest week...

Startup ALGO claims trading software nears speed of light

April 19, 2010 10:27 am | News | Comments

New software by startup company ALGO Technologies offers to cut trade execution time to levels close to the speed of light, giving exchange clients an edge in the high-frequency trading arms race. The system takes 16 microseconds, or millionths of a second, per round-trip for a trade from outside an exchange's firewall, compared with 250 microseconds on Nasdaq OMX...

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Air traffic bans boost video conferencing: Cisco

April 19, 2010 10:25 am | News | Comments

The videoconferencing industry is getting a boost in demand from the disruption to business travel across Europe caused by a volcano in Iceland, Cisco Systems said. "The only evidence is anecdotal, but you will not get a demo room in any of the Cisco facilities," said Fredrik Halvorsen, former Tandberg CEO and head of the Cisco Systems's TelePresence Technology Group.

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Electromobility: Fast-tracking innovation

April 19, 2010 10:21 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft) Battery systems, chargers, wheel hub motors -- in the cars of the future, what will the components look like, and how will they interact with each other? Fraunhofer researchers are engineering the parts for electric vehicles and testing them on "Frecc0," their...

Wall Street expecting another profit jump for EMC

April 19, 2010 9:30 am | by JORDAN ROBERTSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Wall Street is looking for EMC Corp.'s profit to increase for the second straight quarter compared with last year as the data-storage company benefits from a loosening of corporate technology budgets.Many companies' budgets for things like new computers and data storage machines were choked off...

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