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Digi-Key Corporation and austriamicrosystems Sign Global Distribution Agreement

September 8, 2010 7:20 am | by Digi-Key | News | Comments

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 - THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota and Unterpremstaetten, Austria –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...

Review: 'R.U.S.E.' brings war strategy to consoles

September 8, 2010 7:05 am | by LOU KESTEN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Video-game wars, like those in "Halo" or "Call of Duty," are usually seen from the grunt's-eye view. If you want to play general, with thousands of troops following your every order, you have to turn on your computer, home to real-time strategy (RTS) epics like "StarCraft II" and "Age of Empires."...

Microsoft's Xbox ready for bigger battle in Japan

September 8, 2010 7:05 am | by TOMOKO A. HOSAKA - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Battling its Japanese gaming rivals on their home turf hasn't been easy for Microsoft Corp.Its Xbox 360 game console runs a distant third in sales here behind Sony Corp.'s PlayStation 3 console and Nintendo Co.'s Wii.But the Seattle-based company is armed with a new weapon — its new...

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GE Works With General Dynamics To Maximize Troop Effectiveness And Safety

September 8, 2010 7:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

GE Intelligent Platforms today announced that it had received the first in a series of orders that are expected to total approximately $2.5 million from General Dynamics C4 Systems for a quantity of GE’s rugged NETernity 3U CompactPCI CP923RC-M Ethernet Switches.

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Multi-channel 2.4 GHz FSK Transceiver Includes Built-in Star Network Manager

September 8, 2010 6:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

austriamicrosystems has announced the AS3940, the first fully integrated 2.4 GHz multi-channel FSK (frequency shift keying) transceiver with integrated link manager for reliable control of star networks (up to eight clients). It features low power, high sensitivity (-100 dBm at 250 kbps, -92 dBm at 2 Mbps), data rates from

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Risoe mapping wind resources in China

September 8, 2010 6:23 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Risoe National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, the Technical University of Denmark) For the past four years, Risoe DTU has been involved in mapping the wind resources in the Dongbei region in north-eastern China. This work is now complete, and the results are paving the way for...

Yale Scientists Win Grants for Study of Complex Systems, Human Cognition

September 8, 2010 6:22 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

Two Yale scientists have been named winners of James S. McDonnell Foundation grants, which are given to scientists from around the world doing innovative research in complex systems, brain cancer, and human cognition.

Scientists Decode Words from Brain Signals

September 8, 2010 6:03 am | News | Comments

In an early step toward letting severely paralyzed people speak with their thoughts, University of Utah researchers translated brain signals into words using two grids of 16 microelectrodes implanted beneath the skull but atop the brain.

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Oracle plans to give Hurd $950,0000 annual salary

September 8, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Oracle plans to pay newly appointed President Mark Hurd a base salary of $950,000 a year. The company also says the former Hewlett-Packard Co. CEO, who was ousted by that company last month, is eligible for a fiscal 2011 bonus of $5 million.In a filing with the Securities and Exchange...

Gamer suspended over name of W.Va. town: Fort Gay

September 8, 2010 3:05 am | by VICKI SMITH - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft Corp. and Xbox Live are apologizing to a West Virginia town and a 26-year-old gamer accused of violating the online gaming service's code of conduct by declaring he's from Fort Gay.The town in western West Virginia is real. But Seattle-based Microsoft and the Xbox Live enforcement...

Google milks animated doodle mystery on Twitter

September 7, 2010 6:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

For a dozen years, Google Inc. has been occasionally swapping its everyday logo for a "doodle," a sketch celebrating holidays, inventions, artists and sporting events, and showcasing designs from contest-winning students....

SMD vs. NSMD

September 7, 2010 3:21 pm | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

In general, we and just about everyone else on the planet recommend NSMD (non solder mask defined) pads for your BGA land. Using copper to define the land gives more precision that using solder mask and, more importantly, gives a...

Mini-ITX Board Suits HD-intensive, Commercial Multimedia-centric Devices

September 7, 2010 1:38 pm | Product Releases | Comments

VIA Technologies, Inc. announced the VIA EPIA-M850 Mini-ITX board for suit HD-intensive, commercial multimedia-centric devices. Measuring 17 cm x 17 cm, this Mini-ITX board features the VIA Nano E-Series processor, available in both 1.3+GHz (clocked at 1.6 GHz) and fanless 1.2 GHz SKUs. The VIA Nano E-series is

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A more robust, reliable Internet

September 7, 2010 1:22 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Washington University in St. Louis) A computer scientist at Washington University in St. Louis is part of a collaborative team that is one of four project teams chosen by the National Science Foundation to pursue ways to build a more robust, secure and reliable Internet. Patrick Crowley,...

Get Ahead of the Heating Season with an Energy Assessment

September 7, 2010 1:21 pm | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

As I walked outside this morning, I noticed something - a chill in the air! I live in Colorado, where the nights get cooler long before the days do. This is the time where it's common to see people walking around with shorts and sweaters in the morning (gotta be prepared).

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