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Accenture to run program for tax preparers for IRS

June 15, 2010 11:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Management consulting and outsourcing company Accenture PLC said Tuesday it has been awarded a contract to design and operate the return preparer registration program for the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.The contract includes a one-year base ordering period and potentially four one-year...

Dell teams up with OnLive for gaming service

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

Dell Inc. said Tuesday that it's working closely with OnLive Inc., a pioneer of on-demand instant play video games, to power its game service, which launches Thursday.Dell Data Solutions has been helping OnLive for several years to custom-design servers tailored for the OnLive platform,...

Texas Tech, U of Utah win Sandia microdevice competition

June 15, 2010 9:25 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(DOE/Sandia National Laboratories) The world's smallest chess board -- about the diameter of four human hairs -- and a pea-sized microbarbershop were winners in this year's design contest for, respectively, novel and educational microelectromechanical systems, held at Sandia National...

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New Quantum Theory Separates Gravitational and Inertial Mass

June 15, 2010 9:16 am | News | Comments

The equivalence principle is one of the corner stones of general relativity. Now physicists have used quantum mechanics to show how it fails.

Organic nanoelectronics a step closer

June 15, 2010 8:23 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(McGill University) The team has effectively discovered a way to order the molecules in the PEDOT, the single most industrially important conducting polymer.

Thirty-two-bit MCU Asserted to Lower Power Consumption by up to 90 Percent

June 15, 2010 8:23 am | Atmel Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel announced production availability of the next-generation Atmel 32-bit AVR UC3L microcontroller (MCU) with picoPower technology and embedded capacitive touch controller peripherals. Target applications include

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Vitamin D Supplement Products: Medication Use Error

June 15, 2010 8:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Some liquid Vitamin D supplement products are sold with droppers that could allow parents to accidentally give harmful amounts of Vitamin D to their infant.

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IPv4-IPv6 Gigabit Ethernet Switch Suits VPX and OpenVPX Platforms

June 15, 2010 7:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Kontron Gigabit Ethernet Switch VX3910 offers 3U VPX (VITA 46.x) and OpenVPX (VITA 65) platforms Enterprise-Class Switching functionality with a total of 28 Gigabit Ethernet ports and advanced management features. With its

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Rentrak posts 4Q results slightly below estimates

June 15, 2010 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Rentrak Corp. posted fiscal fourth-quarter earnings and revenue that came in slightly below Wall Street's estimates.The company reported late Monday net income of $197,000, or 2 cents per share, on $25 million in revenue for its fiscal fourth quarter, ended March 31. That compares with net...

Journaline System Delivers Text-Based News to Automotive and Mobile Devices

June 15, 2010 6:41 am | News | Comments

Total Traffic Network and Fraunhofer IIS are working together to deliver real-time news information on Total Traffic Network Plus, such as local and national weather conditions, sports scores, and news headlines, directly to mobile devices in the U.S.

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Fleets Of Aging Aircraft Create Demand For 3D Scanning

June 15, 2010 6:26 am | by 1888 Press Release | News | Comments

Many aircraft flying today were designed on drafting boards, and have no 3D data available. The design of add-on modules and airframe modifications necessitates the development of -AS-BUILT- CAD models through 3D scanning.

Notebook Market Revenue Grows 1.7% in Q1’10 Despite a 2.3% Drop in Unit Volume

June 15, 2010 6:26 am | by General Electric | News | Comments

In Q1’10, revenue for the total notebook PC market grew to US$31.1B, the largest single quarter since Q3’08 when notebook ASPs were more than 20% higher than at present. [...]

NTU energy research center seals partnership with top European universities at its opening

June 15, 2010 6:25 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Nanyang Technological University) Six top European universities today signed partnership agreements with Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N) to do joint research in clean energy at the official opening of the S$200 million ($143.2 million) institute by Mr. S. Iswaran, Senior Minister...

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IBM buying Coremetrics; company helps target ads

June 15, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

IBM said Tuesday it would buy Coremetrics Inc., an Internet research company company that helps businesses better target their online marketing campaigns.IBM didn't say how much it is paying for the privately held company, which is based in San Mateo, Calif.Coremetrics customers include Bank of...

Best Buy 1Q net income rises, but misses view

June 15, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Electronics retailer Best Buy said Tuesday that consumers bought more cell phones at its mobile unit in the first quarter, but its results missed expectations and shares tumbled nearly 5 percent in premarket trading.Best Buy said it sold more TVs but that was offset by falling TV prices. Sales...

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