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Google plugs free PC-to-phone calling into e-mail

August 25, 2010 11:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google is adding a new e-mail feature that may persuade more people to cut the cords on their landline phones....

Where are you? A rundown of Facebook's Places

August 25, 2010 11:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Services based on your location, such as Foursquare, are popular in the tech-centric bubbles of Silicon Valley and New York City. But for many people, these services remain odd - and potentially creepy - tools on your smart phone to let friends or even strangers know you just showed up to...

Accenture wins 3-year contract with Norsk Hydro

August 25, 2010 11:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Management consulting and outsourcing company Accenture PLC said Wednesday it has been awarded a three-year contract from Norwegian aluminum producer Norsk Hydro ASA.The application outsourcing contract covers support and maintenance of two of Norsk Hydro's business process systems globally, with...

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Backlight Driver Eliminates Need for Processor in Portable Devices

August 25, 2010 10:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Analog Devices Inc. offers the ADP8870 white LED charge-pump backlight driver that lowers the power consumption of battery-operated handheld devices by up to 45% without compromising viewing quality.

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Skyworks Awarded 2009 Silver Gateway Supplier of the Year by 2Wire

August 25, 2010 10:18 am | News | Comments

Skyworks Solutions today announced that for the second consecutive year it has received the 2Wire Silver Gateway Supplier of the Year Award. Skyworks was recognized for excellence in product quality and service in the Catalog Semiconductor category.

The State of Energy Harvesting Discussed at Darnell’s Power Forum

August 25, 2010 9:39 am | by Linnea Brush | News | Comments

Like most emerging technologies, energy harvesting is evolving to meet certain needs in specific applications. Even though some of this has already been established, challenges still remain that enterprising companies can take advantage of.

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ICs intended for Energy-Efficient Automotive Gate Drive Applications

August 25, 2010 8:41 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier today announced the introduction of a family of rugged 600 V ICs for energy-efficient automotive gate drive applications including Piezo and common rail injection, starter alternator, electronic power steering, fan and compressor applications.

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Popular Antenna Series Adds 2.45GHz Models

August 25, 2010 8:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Antenna Factor is pleased to announce 2.45GHz models of its popular HW and HWR Series antennas. These 1/2-wave center-fed dipole antennas deliver outstanding performance in a rugged and cosmetically attractive package. The HW has a fixed base.

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'Greening' your flat screen TV

August 25, 2010 8:20 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) An estimated 70 percent of heavy metals in US landfills come from discarded electronics, and as big screen TVs get less expensive, environmental costs continue to mount. To remedy this, Tel Aviv University's Nadav Amdursky and Prof. Gil Rosenman...

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Intel Core i7-Based OpenVPX Solutions for ISR Applications

August 25, 2010 8:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (www.mc.com) launched the Ensemble 6000 Series 6U OpenVPX Intel Core i7 LDS6520 Module, the first embedded computing product combining Intel’s Core i7 processor family with the POET fabric interconnect, at AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems North America 2010 conference today.

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RealPage Inc. underwriters buy 1.85 million shares

August 25, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Underwriters for an initial public offering by Property management company RealPage will purchase an additional 1.85 million shares, the company said Wednesday.The group of underwriters will purchase the shares to cover strong demand, the company said.RealPage's IPO will now total 14.15 million...

Tecnalia participates in creation of glass that optimizes use of solar energy

August 25, 2010 7:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Elhuyar Fundazioa) The Construction Unit at Tecnalia (in conjunction with the University of Cantabria) has taken part in the Sunglass project, the aim of which is to develop a new building product. This involves a glass that augments the efficiency of photovoltaic solar systems, in such...

Germany to prevent Facebook checks

August 25, 2010 7:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ever thought twice about posting a party picture on Facebook, fearing it could someday hurt your chance at a dream job?...

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Real-time testing solution handles rapid control prototyping

August 25, 2010 6:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

MathWorks today announced the availability of xPC Target Turnkey, a fully assembled, real-time testing solution for rapid control prototyping and hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation using Simulink. xPC Target Turnkey combines xPC Target from MathWorks with real-time target machines...

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Lockheed Martin receives “contract modification” for F-22

August 25, 2010 6:13 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

Lockheed Martin announced that it had received a $111.4 million contract modification from the U.S. Air Force for the 2010 Follow-On Agile Sustainment for the Raptor (FASTeR) sustainment contract. FASTeR entails support for the F-22 fleet, including training systems, customer support, integrated support planning, supply chain management, aircraft modifications and heavy maintenance...

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