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U.S. government slowly adopting Web-based computing

July 1, 2010 10:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

The United States, seeking to modernize technology and reduce costs, is embracing "cloud computing," but privacy and security issues need to be ironed out...

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NZ carbon price system hikes household costs

July 1, 2010 10:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

New carbon-trading laws intended to reduce climate-changing pollution emissions took effect Thursday in New Zealand, immediately sending gas prices higher.

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Inch-Square Converter Delivers 25 Watts

July 1, 2010 10:40 am | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Providing a 25W output in one square inch of board area, the UEI25 series 25W output, 2:1 input range, 12V output, high efficiency, isolated DC-DC converter from Murata delivers regulated DC power.

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Swiss team postpones solar plane night flight

July 1, 2010 10:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Preparations for the world's first solar-powered round-the-world flight hit a major snag Thursday when the Swiss team behind the project was forced to postpone a 24-hour test flight because of an equipment problem.

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Online Tool Simplifies POL Design

July 1, 2010 10:27 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier(IR)today announced the availability of a new online design tool that enables electrical and thermal simulation and design optimization for the SupIRBuck family of integrated point-of-load voltage regulators.

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Microcontroller with AES authenticates your application for only 300nA

July 1, 2010 10:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAXQ1004, a low-power 16-bit microcontroller that can add secure authentication to any application.

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VCO Operates from 2510 MHz to 2610 MHz

July 1, 2010 10:09 am | News | Comments

Crystek's CVCO55CC-2510-2610 Voltage Controlled Oscillator operates from 2510 MHz to 2610 MHz with a control voltage from 0.5V to 4.5V.

Last 2 shuttle flights delayed, final trip in 2011

July 1, 2010 9:54 am | News | Comments

NASA's space shuttle program will keep going until next year. The space agency made it official Thursday after weeks of hints of launch delays: More time is needed to get the cargo ready for the final two shuttle flights.

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Calling all antenna engineers: Apple needs you

July 1, 2010 9:39 am | News | Comments

Wanted: Three geniuses to improve iPhone antennas. According to job postings spotted by a reader of technology blog Slashdot, Apple Inc. is hiring engineers to refine iPhone and iPad antennas.

Woot there it is: Amazon buys deal-a-day website

July 1, 2010 9:34 am | News | Comments

Amazon.com Inc. has purchased deal-a-day website Woot.com. In a joke-laden message on the company blog, Woot CEO Matt Rutledge said the deal won't change how the site is run...

We were family: Microsoft halts Kin phone rollout

July 1, 2010 9:26 am | News | Comments

For Microsoft, there will be no next of Kin. The company said Wednesday it will halt the planned rollout of Kin One and Kin Two phones beyond the U.S., less than two months after Verizon Wireless started selling them.

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Amazon.com offers new lower-priced Kindle DX

July 1, 2010 9:21 am | News | Comments

Online retailer Amazon.com Inc. said Thursday it is introducing a new version of its higher-end Kindle at a lower price as competition among electronic-book readers intensifies.

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Morphing cars and planes closer as Pentagon develops shape-shifting robot

July 1, 2010 8:23 am | by vegasflyboydotcom | Videos | Comments

Tom Chivers London Telegraph June 30, 2010 Pentagon research scientists have taken a first step towards "Transformers"-style shape-shifting cars and aircraft, with a robot that can fold itself like origami into different forms. At the moment the tiny robot -- a sheet just half a...

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Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory July 2010

July 1, 2010 8:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) People recovering from injuries could from a gait analysis technology being developed by a team at ORNL. A National Academies Keck Futures Initiative award of $100,000 will help researchers from ORNL and State University NY to produce biofuels. Visiting...

IBM acquiring security software maker BigFix

July 1, 2010 8:05 am | News | Comments

IBM Corp. said Thursday it is adding to its network security business with the acquisition of a privately held company called BigFix Inc.IBM did not say how much it is paying for the company.BigFix, based in Emeryville, Calif., provides software that monitors company computers to make sure they...

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