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Disney acquires iPhone game maker Tapulous

July 1, 2010 5:05 pm | by RYAN NAKASHIMA - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

The Walt Disney Co. said Thursday it acquired Tapulous, the maker of the popular iPhone play-along music game Tap Tap Revenge, to bolster its ability to create mobile games and gain another toehold in Silicon Valley."It definitely is a strategic move and it highlights the importance we put on...

Google to buy travel software company for $700M

July 1, 2010 3:06 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Google Inc. plans to buy travel technology company ITA Software Inc. in a $700 million deal that would enable the Internet search leader to steer more of the airline reservations booked on the Web.The all-cash deal announced Thursday signals Google's intention to challenge flight-comparison...

PFC Controller Integrates Ready Pin

July 1, 2010 1:17 pm | Fairchild Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor announced its FAN7930 active PFC controller for boost PFC applications that operate in critical conduction mode (CRM). This device is appropriate for LCD and PDP TV applications, as well as

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Google buys travel software company for $700M

July 1, 2010 1:05 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Google Inc. plans to buy travel technology company ITA Software Inc. in a $700 million deal that would provide the Internet search leader with more comprehensive information about airline flights.The all-cash deal announced Thursday could signal Google's intention to mount a challenge to other...

Sensors resist up to 120°C

July 1, 2010 12:48 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The LS02 stainless steel version is a compact liquid level sensor series designed in a robust stainless steel package featuring high temperature resistance up to 120°C as well as high pressure and chemical resistance.

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VeriLogger supports encrypted models from Actel, Altera, and Xilinx

July 1, 2010 12:38 pm | Product Releases | Comments

SynaptiCAD has released an updated version of VeriLogger Extreme, a compiled-code Verilog simulation and debugging environment, that adds support for encrypted IP models from all the major ASIC/FPGA vendors.

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Differential Pressure and Thermocouple Temperature Data Logger

July 1, 2010 11:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Omega’s OM-CP-PRTC110 line of differential pressure and temperature data loggers operates in real time. This CE marked product features three channels

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Optocouplers and Cigarettes

July 1, 2010 11:40 am | by Don Alfano, Director of Applications, Isolation and Machine Interface Products, Silicon Labs (www.silabs.com) | Blogs | Comments

Optocouplers and cigarettes have a lot in common. Both burn excessive energy during operation and get hot as a result.

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Digi-Key and Bridgelux Sign Global Distribution Agreement

July 1, 2010 11:20 am | by Digi-Key | News | Comments

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota and Livermore, California, USA — July 1, 2010 — Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, and Bridgelux, a...

Sony: 535,000 Vaio PCs may have overheating glitch

July 1, 2010 11:12 am | News | Comments

Japan's Sony Corp said on Wednesday that about 535,000 units of its "Vaio" brand personal computers globally may be in danger of overheating and that it has provided software on its website to eliminate the problem.

Gartner lowers 2010 IT spending forecast

July 1, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Global information technology spending will rise this year, but not as much as previously expected because of the strength of the dollar versus the euro, Gartner Inc. said Thursday.The research firm now expects global IT spending to climb 3.9 percent over 2009, to $3.35 trillion. It had...

U.S. government slowly adopting Web-based computing

July 1, 2010 10:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

The United States, seeking to modernize technology and reduce costs, is embracing "cloud computing," but privacy and security issues need to be ironed out...

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NZ carbon price system hikes household costs

July 1, 2010 10:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

New carbon-trading laws intended to reduce climate-changing pollution emissions took effect Thursday in New Zealand, immediately sending gas prices higher.

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Inch-Square Converter Delivers 25 Watts

July 1, 2010 10:40 am | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Providing a 25W output in one square inch of board area, the UEI25 series 25W output, 2:1 input range, 12V output, high efficiency, isolated DC-DC converter from Murata delivers regulated DC power.

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Swiss team postpones solar plane night flight

July 1, 2010 10:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Preparations for the world's first solar-powered round-the-world flight hit a major snag Thursday when the Swiss team behind the project was forced to postpone a 24-hour test flight because of an equipment problem.

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