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Digi Launches Major M2M Initiative with Easy, Out-of-the-Box Cloud Connectivity for Embedded Development

April 27, 2010 8:20 am | by Digi International | News | Comments

iDigi provides industry leading cloud platform for wireless M2M

IBM boosts dividend 18 pct, extends share buyback

April 27, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

IBM Corp. is increasing its dividend payout by 18 percent and buying back more of its stock — two moves designed to boost the company's share price.The technology company said Tuesday at its annual shareholders meeting, held this year in Milwaukee, that it is raising the quarterly dividend...

Should Apple Cede its “Gatekeeper” Role?

April 27, 2010 7:23 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

Yesterday, Wired posted an inflammatory article calling for transparency in Apple’s App store. A reasonable request, but the piece goes further, arguing that Apple is muzzling free speech—or in the author’s hyperbolic language, Apple could “take control of the press.”

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New electrolytic cells to play a role in tomorrow's local energy supply

April 27, 2010 6:23 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Risoe National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, the Technical University of Denmark) Lower CO2 emissions demand more renewable energy in the energy system. This calls for new solutions that take account of the considerable variations in the amount of wind energy, hydropower, solar...

Vocalist Ginger Costa-Jackson to Perform at Brookhaven Lab, May 19

April 27, 2010 6:22 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Mezzo-soprano prodigy Ginger Costa-Jackson, a 23-year-old graduate of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, and winner of numerous international awards, will perform at Brookhaven Lab on Wednesday, May 19, at noon in Berkner Hall.

Dynamically Reconfigurable Logic IP Exhibits up to 2x Speed Improvement

April 27, 2010 4:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Akya launched its ART2.1, the next generation of its dynamically reconfigurable logic (DRL) IP with several major innovations. According to the company, ART2.1 can run up to twice as fast as its predecessor and will work

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Lexmark posts sharp jump in 1Q profit

April 27, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Printer and copier maker Lexmark International said Tuesday that first-quarter profits rose sharply and the company projected net income will exceed Wall Street expectations over the next three months.Shares climbed nearly 12 percent in premarket trading, well above a 52-week high.The company...

Battery Powered, Portable 20 GHz Synthesized Signal Generator Presented as Industry’s First

April 27, 2010 4:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hittite Microwave has launched the HMC-T2100B battery powered, 10 MHz to 20 GHz Portable Synthesized Signal Generator. Designed to fulfill signal generation needs in the field or on the bench, the HMC-T2100B provides

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Commission launches public consultation on future of cultural and creative industries

April 27, 2010 4:22 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

The European Commission launches an online public consultation today aimed at unlocking the full potential of Europe's cultural and creative industries. The consultation is linked to a new Green Paper which highlights the need to improve access to finance, especially for small businesses,...

Electrifying Your Drive

April 27, 2010 4:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

For anyone who grew up watching The Jetsons (or Back to the Future, depending on your generation), the "Car of the Future!" flew through the skies with the greatest of ease. Although most of us have given up on our hopes of a flying car, anything beyond the internal combustion engine has...

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LCD Touts High Color Saturation, Fast Response Time

April 27, 2010 3:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lumex announced the launch of its InfoVue FSC (Field Sequential Color) family of color alphanumeric LCD displays for monochromatic devices looking to transition to color. These LCDs, compatible with standard LCD drivers, feature

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Integrating Patch Management and Antivirus in a Single Agent Allows Shavlik Customers to Protect More, Save Time and Spend Less

April 27, 2010 3:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shavlik Technologies, LLC, a solution provider for simplifying and automating critical IT operations, announced that after a year integrating antivirus + antispyware into its NetChk platform, the company's customers report reduced cost, complexity, and headaches due to reducing the number of...

Volcanic ash cloud crisis: Commission outlines response to tackle the impact on air transport

April 27, 2010 3:22 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

European Commission Vice-President Siim Kallas, responsible for transport, today presented to the College a preliminary assessment of the economic consequences for the air transport industry of the volcanic ash crisis. In addition the Vice President presented a range of possible...

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Sharp returns to black after big cost cuts

April 27, 2010 1:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sharp Corp. returned to profit last fiscal year as cost cuts offset lower sales.Japan's top producer of liquid crystal displays said Tuesday it booked a net profit of 4.4 billion yen ($46.8 million) in the 12 months through March, following a 125.8 billion yen loss the previous year.The global...

Germany's Software AG says 1Q net profit up 9 pct

April 26, 2010 9:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Germany's Software AG is citing improving sales and demand for its programs that help companies operate as its first-quarter net profit rose 9 percent.The software maker based in Darmstadt on Tuesday posted a net profit of euro28 million ($37.3 million) in the January-March period compared with...

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