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Antibiotics Breed Superbugs Faster Than Expected

February 24, 2010 8:20 pm | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

We continue to endanger ourselves by using antibiotics inappropriately. This is one of many things that happen when the public at large is ignorant about science and ignores scientific evidence. I don’t believe people want to put other people’s lives in danger. But our...

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PC Mall 4Q profit falls in preliminary report

February 24, 2010 5:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Online computer and electronics retailer PC Mall Inc. said Wednesday that its fourth-quarter profit sank 92 percent as a higher cost of goods sold overshadowed a slight increase in revenue, according to preliminary results.PC Mall shares fell 79 cents, or 14.9 percent, in after-hours trading,...

Smith Micro 4Q profit dips as expenses rise

February 24, 2010 4:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Smith Micro Software Inc. said Wednesday that its fourth-quarter profit fell 8 percent as higher expenses overshadowed revenue growth. The company's adjusted earnings beat analyst estimates, though.Shares of Smith Micro, which makes software for mobile devices, rose 52 cents, or 6.7 percent, in...

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Blame game continues in Yellowstone Club hearings

February 24, 2010 2:30 pm | by MATT GOURAS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

A down-on-his-luck billionaire and a banking giant with a soiled name sparred Wednesday in bankruptcy court, each blaming the other for fleecing the ritzy Yellowstone Club of nearly $300 million.Dirty laundry from the world of international finance and the divorce of club founders Tim and Edra...

4G LTE Gated by 3G Success, not WiMAX

February 24, 2010 2:20 pm | by In-Stat | News | Comments

Long term evolution (LTE), the next-generation mobile broadband standard, is the clear choice for the next leap in wireless technology.

JBT Corp. declares 7 cents dividend

February 24, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

JBT Corp., which provides technology solutions for the food processing and air transportation industries, on Wednesday declared a first-quarter dividend of 7 cents.The dividend is payable March 26 to shareholders of record as of March 5.

Toyota is as Toyota does

February 24, 2010 1:20 pm | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

Everyone else seems to be writing about Toyota sudden acceleration problems, so I should probably do that too. Or should I? Personally, I have absolutely no solid information about what's going on with Toyota cars. There's an awful lot written,...

Toyota recalls to hurt suppliers in short-term

February 24, 2010 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Baird analyst said auto parts suppliers will be hurt in the short-term as consumers suspend their buying decisions because of the recalls and safety issues surrounding Toyotas.Baird's David Leiker said Toyota problems likely "froze" consumers who were poised to buy. But Leiker told investors...

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CA Inc. buys cloud computing software firm 3Tera

February 24, 2010 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tech management software provider CA Inc. said Wednesday that it's buying 3Tera Inc. as it further expands its reach into cloud computing services.Terms of the deal were not disclosed.Privately held 3Tera sells cloud computing software, which lets companies operate and store their data on...

Analyst upgrades Liberty Starz Group to 'buy'

February 24, 2010 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An analyst on Wednesday upgraded his rating on Liberty Starz Group, the tracking stock of John Malone's media empire that is linked to the Starz and Encore pay TV channels, saying downside risks were being overblown.Liberty Starz operates channels that play the movies of The Walt Disney Co. and...

Computer game to build 3-D images of Cornell campus

February 24, 2010 12:20 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

To play PhotoCity, you have to get up from your computer and walk around campus. The game knits together still photos of an object taken from many angles to create a 3-D model of the Cornell campus.

Touchscreen Intelligent Displays Feature Pre-integrated Embedded Systems

February 24, 2010 12:09 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Anders Electronics announced the addition of a 5.7” VGA (640 x 480 pixel) resolution display to its UMR 5 Series of products. The new 5.7” VGA amorphous silicon-based TFT display with LED backlight is suitable for a variety of industrial and medical applications and offers

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E-waste to hit developing world hard

February 24, 2010 11:57 am | News | Comments

Waste from discarded electronics will rise dramatically in the developing world within a decade, with computer waste in India alone to grow by 500 percent from 2007 levels by 2020, a U.N. study released Monday said.

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SMD LED Seven-segment Displays Go Ultra Thin

February 24, 2010 11:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Using patented technology, SMD LED Displays can be produced with 1 mm or less thickness on reflector height, making them appropriate for use in compact and space limited applications. Digit size starts from 0.28" and up. Single to

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Mini Power Transformers Suit Interface Card Applications

February 24, 2010 11:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

MPS Industries has developed a series of mini power transformers with reinforced isolation for interface card applications. The M6201 Series is constructed per IEC60950 reinforced isolation requirements and are designed to be used for

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