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Latest ZigBee Standards now available for Public Download

March 15, 2010 5:50 am | News | Comments

The ZigBee Home Automation and ZigBee Remote Control Standards are now available for public download.

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Drive-Thru Kiosk Uses Touchscreen Tech

March 15, 2010 5:41 am | News | Comments

The  Way2Order Drive-Thru kiosk solves critical challenges surrounding drive-through self service by integrating outdoor-usable touchscreen technology which can be operated with bare or gloved hands.

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Medical Temperature Probes Intended for Continuous Patient Monitoring

March 15, 2010 5:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Measurement Specialties introduces the 4400 Series family of disposable medical temperature probes for continuous patient monitoring applications. These sterile, single-use temperature probes are available in multiple styles, each individually packaged in a sterile pouch with a 3-year shelf-life.

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Proximity Switch Is Among the World's Smallest

March 15, 2010 5:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Standex Electronics introduces the R12575 micro-proximity switch which is ideal for use in non-contact position sensing in very small spaces. Built around the proven Standex GR200 ultra small magnetic reed switch, the R12575 measures just .379" in length and .098" in diameter, yet provides unparalleled sensitivity and performance.

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Universal Adapter System Supports Field and Bench Techs

March 15, 2010 5:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

The 74-piece RFA-4022 Unidapt Mega-Plus Kit from RF Industries contains everything needed to troubleshoot and test 7-16 DIN, BNC, F, Mini-UHF, MCX, MMCX, N, RCA, reverse polarity SMA and TNC, SMA, SMB, TNC and UHF terminated devices.

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Privacy issues nix Netflix movie-picking contest

March 15, 2010 5:20 am | News | Comments

DVD-by-mail service Netflix Inc. has canceled a sequel to a $1 million movie-recommendation contest, avoiding a potential courtroom drama over the privacy rights of its subscribers. The retreat announced Friday settles a lawsuit alleging Netflix's plans to release millions of movie-rental records that could have illegally exposed sensitive information about its subscribers' tastes and lifestyles.

SFF-SIG Adopts CoreExpress Specification

March 15, 2010 5:12 am | News | Comments

The Small Form Factor Special Interest Group (SFF-SIG) today announced the adoption and release of the CoreExpress Specification revision 2.1.

President Clinton to Address Internet Policymakers, Industry Leaders Tuesday

March 15, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure for the networked world, tomorrow will host a summit of Internet policymakers, industry leaders and other stakeholders in Washington, D.C., to kick off a celebration of the economic, social and cultural impact of...

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Leading Flight Management Company Uses Cloud Computing to Save 75 Percent Over Traditional Datacenter Costs

March 15, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

OpSource (http://www.opsource.net/) , the leader in enterprise-class hosting and services, today announced that flight management company Avianis (http://www.avianis.com/) has saved 75 percent over traditional hosting costs and increased customer confidence by moving its application to OpSource...

Facebook opening operations office in India

March 15, 2010 3:30 am | by ERIKA KINETZ - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Social networking site Facebook is opening an operations office in India, its first in Asia, to help manage rapid growth in the number of users.The office, in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad, will have advertising and developer support teams, the company said Monday. It will supplement...

Report: Google near certain to close China site

March 13, 2010 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A newspaper Web site is reporting Google Inc. is "99.9 percent" sure to close its search engine in China after negotiations over censorship stalled.The Financial Times cited an unnamed source familiar with the company's thinking when it reported Saturday that Google has drawn up plans to...

Apple gives chief operating officer $5M bonus

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

Apple Inc. is giving its chief operating officer a $5 million bonus for "outstanding performance" running the company while CEO Steve Jobs was on medical leave.Timothy Cook will also receive 75,000 restricted stock units scheduled to vest in 2011 and 2012, Apple said in a regulatory filing...

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Microwave Self Heating Sensor Chips Designed For Thermal Resistance Measuring

March 12, 2010 11:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

State of the Art, (SOTA) Inc., a leading manufacturer of military and high reliability chip resistors and electrically resistive products has introduced a new line of microwave heater sensor chips utilizing platinum on alumina and oxidized silicon.

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Adobe CEO 2009 pay package down 68 percent

March 12, 2010 11:30 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Shantanu Narayen, the president and CEO of software maker Adobe Systems Inc., was awarded compensation valued at $5.2 million in fiscal 2009, a 68 percent decline in a year that saw the recession weaken demand for its products.Narayen received a base salary of $875,000 for the fiscal year ended...

Plavix (clopidogrel): Reduced effectiveness in patients who are poor metabolizers of the drug

March 12, 2010 11:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Boxed warning added regarding reduced effectiveness of Plavix in poor metabolizers.

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