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Computer Sciences wins NOAA contract

May 14, 2010 5:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Computer Sciences Corp. said Friday it has won a contract worth up to $317 million to design a new system that will help the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to improve its computer modeling for weather forecasts.The four-year contract will help NOAA, a federal agency, make more...

Scientific Games lines up Italian lottery deal

May 14, 2010 5:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The ticket supplier Scientific Games Corp. said Friday that it is among the companies that received a nine-year instant ticket lottery concession from Italy's gaming regulators.The Amministrazione Autonoma dei Monopoli di Stato awarded the concession for the Scratch & Win lottery to Consorzio...

Polyzen Device Addresses USB Suspend Mode Power-Consumption Requirements

May 14, 2010 5:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tyco Electronics introduced the PolyZen ZEN059V130A24LS device. The integrated device helps provide complete circuit protection for electronics with USB ports and meets Suspend Mode power-consumption requirements for USB 3.0.

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Power-management IC Provides High Integration in a 2.5mm x 3.0mm WLP

May 14, 2010 4:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX8893, a highly integrated microPMIC for multimedia application processors. This device includes one high-efficiency step-down converter, three low-noise LDOs, two low-supply-current LDOs, one low-on-resistance load switch, and one Hi-Speed USB switch-all in a 2.5mm x 3.0mm, 30-bump wafer-level package (WLP).

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Google CEO discusses China, mobile at meeting

May 13, 2010 6:30 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Google Inc. CEO Eric Schmidt seems more interested in keeping the peace with China than with Apple Inc. and other rivals in the rapidly growing smart phone market.At least that's how it sounded Thursday during Google's annual shareholder meeting, where Schmidt spoke with a diplomat's restraint...

NPD: April video game sales down 26 percent

May 13, 2010 4:30 pm | by BARBARA ORTUTAY - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. retail sales of video games fell 26 percent to $766.2 million in April from a year earlier, hurt by a lack of game launches and the Easter holiday falling in March.Market researcher NPD Group said Thursday hardware sales plunged 37 percent to $249.3 million in April compared with the same...

Google CEO reassures shareholders about China

May 13, 2010 3:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google CEO Eric Schmidt has assured shareholders that the Internet search company's China operations are stable after a falling out with the country's government.Schmidt cautioned the situation could quickly change if China's ruling party decides to retaliate against Google for its stand...

How Do You Shade Your Home in the Summer?

May 13, 2010 3:22 pm | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

This week, you read about some ways you can use shade to keep your home cool in the spring and summer. Some people are lucky enough to have a lot of trees for natural shade, while others of us have to create our own.

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Facebook rolling out new security features

May 13, 2010 2:30 pm | by BARBARA ORTUTAY - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Facebook's millions of users are a lucrative target for Internet criminals looking to steal passwords and more. To combat malicious attacks, phishing scams and spam, the online social network is rolling out new security features.You can ask to be notified by e-mail or text message when your...

Houston ninth-grader working with Texas A & M chemical engineer wins bronze in science olympiad

May 13, 2010 2:22 pm | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

Sarah Akbani, a ninth-grade student from Harmony School of Science in Houston working with Zhengdong Cheng, assistant professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received a bronze medal in the International Sustainable World Energy,...

CA Chief Operating Officer to depart

May 13, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Business management software company CA Inc. said Thursday its president and chief operating officer is leaving the company at the end of the month.Michael Christenson joined CA in 2005 as a business development executive and was promoted to COO in 2006. He became CA's president in...

Manhard Consulting Forms Partnership With Rolf C. Campbell and Associates

May 13, 2010 1:23 pm | News | Comments

Strategic partnership with Rolf C. Campbell and Associates expands Manhard Consulting's Land Planning Services Department.

DisplaySearch to Host Second Annual August Conference Series in San Jose

May 13, 2010 1:23 pm | by General Electric | News | Comments

DisplaySearch, the worldwide leader in display market research, today announced plans for its upcoming August Conference Series being held on August 17-20 in San Jose, California.

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IEEE-USA cites 5 engineering breakthroughs

May 13, 2010 1:22 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(IEEE-USA) Five engineering breakthroughs -- from software for virtual surgery to an energy saving device that detects drafts -- were cited today by IEEE-USA, the US career and public policy unit of the IEEE, the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology.

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PCB Edge Clearance

May 13, 2010 1:21 pm | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

In my continuing saga of answering the question "what are the real limits?", I'll spend a little time giving my thoughts on edge clearance. That makes the question for the day: "how close can I put parts to the edge...

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