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John Glenn: Keep space shuttles flying

June 22, 2010 6:12 am | News | Comments

Mercury astronaut John Glenn wants NASA's space shuttles to keep flying until a reliable replacement is ready, no matter how long it takes. Glenn joined the national debate Monday over America's future in space and became the latest ex-astronaut to speak out on the matter.

Calif. license plates might go digital, show ads

June 22, 2010 6:09 am | News | Comments

As electronic highway billboards flashing neon advertisements become more prevalent, the next frontier in distracted driving is already approaching - ad-blaring license plates. The California Legislature is considering a bill that would allow the state to begin researching the use of electronic license plates for vehicles.

Vertical Flash Platform Increases Memory Density

June 22, 2010 5:56 am | Articles | Comments

Floating gate Flash memory has been scaling at a tremendous pace in recent years to arrive at a startling density of 32 gigabit (4 gigabyte) on a single die today, using 30nm technology and below.

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Nintendo's 3DS: First-hand impressions

June 22, 2010 5:49 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

At the 2010 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Nintendo officially unveiled the 3DS. And from the media’s reaction, you’d think Nintendo reinvented the electron. The 3DS uses autostereoscopy to produce 3D images without the need for special glasses—or so claim their marketing gurus. Does it live up to the hype? Read on for my first-hand impressions.

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Software Package Supports Freescale Base Station Reference Design

June 22, 2010 5:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Enea offers a complete software package for a recently released Freescale AdvancedMC base station reference design based on Freescale's MSC8156 DSP and QorIQ P2020 technologies.

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Micro USB Family Targets Portable Electronics

June 22, 2010 5:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Approximately 60% smaller than the average mini-USB connector, the Micro USB provides high reliability while requiring little space.

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Medvedev to tour Silicon Valley, seek investors

June 22, 2010 5:06 am | by NATALIYA VASILYEVA - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Russia's Dmitry Medevedev on Friday visits Silicon Valley for the first time, eager to reinvent his country's outmoded, oil-dependent economy — and lure talent and money from the high-tech capital.Two years into his presidency, the 44-year-old tech-savvy Kremlin chief still lives in the shadow...

One Bright Day Virtual LED Conference Sponsored by Digi-Key Corporation

June 22, 2010 3:22 am | by Digi-Key | News | Comments

The One Bright Day online conference will feature five separate webinar presentations focusing on LED reliability, color gamut, control, characteristics, and the semiconductors involved in creating LED systems.

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IBM to hire 600 new workers in Oregon

June 22, 2010 12:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

State and city officials say IBM will hire 600 new employees in Beaverton, Ore., as the computer giant expands its presence in the state.The Oregonian reports that IBM's acquisition of Beaverton-based Wilshire Credit Corp. along with the introduction of new mortgage software is fueling the need...

Toshiba Sets Mininotebook

June 21, 2010 8:25 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Toshiba unveiled a touch-screen mininotebook PC that doubles as an electronic book reader, joining a space pioneered by Apple's iPad.

Intel, FTC in Settlement Talks

June 21, 2010 6:24 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Intel and the FTC agreed to suspend administrative trial proceedings while they weigh a possible settlement in the agency's case charging the chip giant with abusing its power over the microprocessor market.

Price Cuts Electrify E-Reader Market

June 21, 2010 5:27 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Two of the leading makers of electronic-book readers, threatened by the success of Apple's iPad, slashed prices in a move that could further drive e-readers into the mainstream.

Attorney: Mom in NYC tot-in-river case is bipolar

June 21, 2010 3:05 pm | by JENNIFER PELTZ - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

A woman accused of tossing her toddler in the Hudson River before jumping in herself is a devoted mother and former math teacher derailed by mental illness, her lawyer said Monday."This was a very unfortunate, traumatic and completely out-of-character incident," Devi Silvia's lawyer, Seema...

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States to Investigate Google Data COllection

June 21, 2010 2:26 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

Connecticut’s attorney general will lead a multistate investigation into whether Google broke laws when it siphoned personal data off of wireless networks.

Video Games: 3-D Without Glasses, New Entertainment Gadgets

June 21, 2010 2:26 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony demonstrated new technology at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, the video-game industry’s annual showcase.

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