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Ask.com wants users to ask each other, not Jeeves

July 27, 2010 11:00 am | by Rachel Metz, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

You won't be able to ask Jeeves, the butler that made the search engine now known as Ask.com famous in the late '90s. But in a bid to engage more users, Ask is returning to its question-and-answer roots by tapping its users and the Web.

TD-LTE Reference Design Serves Wireless Terminal Design

July 27, 2010 10:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Altair Semiconductor, a leading developer of 4G LTE chipsets, announced the commercial availability of a new TD-LTE terminal reference design for use in a range of products, including USB dongles, data cards, CPEs and handheld devices.

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GameStop to buy social gaming site Kongregate

July 27, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GameStop Corp., the world's largest video game retailer, said Tuesday it will buy social gaming website Kongregate for an undisclosed sum in its latest step to expand its business beyond brick-and-mortar stores.Kongregate has 10 million monthly players who use the site to play games and...

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Linear Power Supplies Offer Infinite Options

July 27, 2010 9:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Acopian’s new line of Infinity power supplies provide the unique advantages of linear regulation technology (tighter output voltage regulation, and lower output ripple and noise than any other type), and utilize state-of-the-art components and circuitry to also achieve improved efficiency and reduced size.

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Apple Macs get second iPhone-like controller

July 27, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple Inc. unveiled the latest update to its line of desktop computers Tuesday, promising faster speeds and offering the option of multi-touch controls similar to those used on the iPhone.Apple said its new line of iMac desktops, with new processors from Intel Corp. and new graphics chips, are...

Apple updates desktops with faster chips

July 27, 2010 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple Inc. unveiled the latest update to its line of desktop computers Tuesday, promising faster speeds and offering the option of multi-touch controls similar to those used on the iPhone.Apple said its new line of iMac desktops, with new processors from Intel Corp. and new graphics chips, are...

Waste chip fat fuels hydrogen economy

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

(University of Leeds) Don't pour that dirty fat from the fryer down the sink -- it could be used to make the fuel of the future.

Award-Winning Supplier of Porcelain Tiles to Streamline Business Operations With Epicor Software Solution in Light of Rapid Global Expansion Plans

July 27, 2010 6:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Epicor Software Corporation (NASDAQ: EPIC), a leading provider of enterprise business software solutions for the midmarket and divisions of Global 1000 companies, announced today that Niro Ceramic Group, the award-winning porcelain tile producer, has chosen Epicor as its enterprise resource...

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Lexmark shares soar as 2Q profit rises fivefold

July 27, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of Lexmark International Inc. jumped in early trading Tuesday after strong printer sales drove a fivefold increase in its second-quarter net income. The company also said the business momentum is expected to continue.Lexmark earned $85.1 million, or $1.07 per share, compared with a...

Bringing Better Information to the Energy Savers Crowd

July 27, 2010 5:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

One of the most fun things I get to do in my work in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is go to exciting public events to help get some of our best educational resources into the hands of the public. These outreach events run the gamut from sustainability expos...

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STMicroelectronics and Digi-Key Launch Design Contest for Students

July 27, 2010 5:05 am | News | Comments

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation and STMicroelectronics today announced an exciting design contest for engineering students based on ST's iNEMO multi-sensor inertial measurement unit (IMU).

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Dual-Core Processor Targets Blu-ray Audio

July 27, 2010 5:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Virage Logic Corporation announced the new ARC Sound AS221BD dual-core processor for High Definition (HD) Audio System-on-Chips (SoCs) targeting Blu-ray Disc 7.1 channel 192kHz/24-bit output HD Audio processing applications.

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Development platform streamlines base station design process

July 27, 2010 4:54 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices, Inc. collaborated with industry leading programmable-logic vendor Xilinx Inc. to introduce a radio architecture development platform that helps multi-carrier cellular base station manufacturers reduce engineering resources and improve time to market.

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DNA-based Nanoassembly Method Enhances Quantum Dot Performance

July 27, 2010 4:45 am | News | Comments

By linking individual semiconductor quantum dots with gold nanoparticles, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory can enhance the light emitted by quantum dots by up to 20 times

Tier-Based Points System Provides Simple Discount Structure for Purchasing VMware Software Licenses in Bulk Quantities

July 27, 2010 4:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop through the datacenter and to the cloud, today announced a new VMware Volume Purchasing Program (VPP). VMware VPP is designed to provide customers worldwide with consistent, accumulative software license...

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