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Standard & Poor's sets CA Inc. outlook at positive

May 14, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services raised its outlook on business management software company CA Inc. Friday, saying its revenue growth outlook has improved.The firm said CA has a large customer base and its growth prospects are getting better. It raised its outlook to "positive" from "stable,"...

Cryptography pioneer Whit Diffie joins ICANN staff

May 14, 2010 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cryptography pioneer Whit Diffie has joined the staff of the Internet's key oversight agency for domain names.As vice president for information security and cryptography, Diffie will provide general advice on security and help manage networks operated by the Internet Corporation for Assigned...

Aggie Formula Hybrid car wins second place in international competition

May 14, 2010 9:21 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

Aggie engineering students have placed second in the 2010 international Formula Hybrid race car competition. This is the second year the Aggies have competed in the hybrid race car contest, which they won in 2009 on their first try. The team scored perfectly in the presentation and...

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RadioShack: Preorders for 4G smartphone to start

May 14, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Consumer electronics company RadioShack Corp. said Friday that customers will be able to preorder the 4G smartphone HTC EVO starting on Saturday.The phone, which uses Sprint service, will be available in stores on June 4. Customers that want to preorder can buy a $50 RadioShack gift card and...

Space Propulsion Congress in San Sebastián brings together 500 international experts

May 14, 2010 7:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Elhuyar Fundazioa) The 2010 Space Propulsion Congress brought together some 500 international experts in aerospace propulsion systems in the Basque city of Donostia-San Sebastián. The latest technological advances were made known, including those that will make reaching Mars possible in...

Impact sensor provides athletic support

May 14, 2010 6:21 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Inderscience Publishers) As athletes strive for perfection, sports scientists need to exploit every technological advance to help them achieve that goal. Researchers in New Zealand have now developed a new type of wearable impact sensor based that can provide much needed information...

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Computer Sciences wins NOAA contract

May 14, 2010 5:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Computer Sciences Corp. said Friday it has won a contract worth up to $317 million to design a new system that will help the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to improve its computer modeling for weather forecasts.The four-year contract will help NOAA, a federal agency, make more...

Scientific Games lines up Italian lottery deal

May 14, 2010 5:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The ticket supplier Scientific Games Corp. said Friday that it is among the companies that received a nine-year instant ticket lottery concession from Italy's gaming regulators.The Amministrazione Autonoma dei Monopoli di Stato awarded the concession for the Scratch & Win lottery to Consorzio...

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Polyzen Device Addresses USB Suspend Mode Power-Consumption Requirements

May 14, 2010 5:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tyco Electronics introduced the PolyZen ZEN059V130A24LS device. The integrated device helps provide complete circuit protection for electronics with USB ports and meets Suspend Mode power-consumption requirements for USB 3.0.

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Power-management IC Provides High Integration in a 2.5mm x 3.0mm WLP

May 14, 2010 4:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX8893, a highly integrated microPMIC for multimedia application processors. This device includes one high-efficiency step-down converter, three low-noise LDOs, two low-supply-current LDOs, one low-on-resistance load switch, and one Hi-Speed USB switch-all in a 2.5mm x 3.0mm, 30-bump wafer-level package (WLP).

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Google CEO discusses China, mobile at meeting

May 13, 2010 6:30 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Google Inc. CEO Eric Schmidt seems more interested in keeping the peace with China than with Apple Inc. and other rivals in the rapidly growing smart phone market.At least that's how it sounded Thursday during Google's annual shareholder meeting, where Schmidt spoke with a diplomat's restraint...

NPD: April video game sales down 26 percent

May 13, 2010 4:30 pm | by BARBARA ORTUTAY - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. retail sales of video games fell 26 percent to $766.2 million in April from a year earlier, hurt by a lack of game launches and the Easter holiday falling in March.Market researcher NPD Group said Thursday hardware sales plunged 37 percent to $249.3 million in April compared with the same...

Google CEO reassures shareholders about China

May 13, 2010 3:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google CEO Eric Schmidt has assured shareholders that the Internet search company's China operations are stable after a falling out with the country's government.Schmidt cautioned the situation could quickly change if China's ruling party decides to retaliate against Google for its stand...

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How Do You Shade Your Home in the Summer?

May 13, 2010 3:22 pm | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

This week, you read about some ways you can use shade to keep your home cool in the spring and summer. Some people are lucky enough to have a lot of trees for natural shade, while others of us have to create our own.

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Facebook rolling out new security features

May 13, 2010 2:30 pm | by BARBARA ORTUTAY - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Facebook's millions of users are a lucrative target for Internet criminals looking to steal passwords and more. To combat malicious attacks, phishing scams and spam, the online social network is rolling out new security features.You can ask to be notified by e-mail or text message when your...

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