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The DIY RTOS Meets Its Match

August 7, 2010 6:32 am | by John Carbone, Express Logic | Articles | Comments

The do-it-yourself approach to a real-time operating system appeals to many an engineer’s desire to control, schedule, and manage application interrupts. So ten years ago, the number of in-house RTOS applications outstripped all commercial RTOS implementations. Although the do-it-yourself (DIY) RTOS remains the number-one competitor to commercial RTOSs, industry analyst Embedded Market Forecasters has found

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10 Things to Consider When Securing an Embedded 802.11 Wi-Fi Wireless Device

August 7, 2010 5:52 am | by Timothy Stapko, Lead Software Engineer and Project Manager, Digi International | Articles | Comments

The risks to users of wireless technology have increased as the popularity of wireless grows. Hackers are becoming more sophisticated so it's very important that wireless device manufacturers secure their devices properly.

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Lawyer: Finance firms' suit not free-speech attack

August 6, 2010 5:05 pm | by LARRY NEUMEISTER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

A ruling forcing a website to delay releasing the research findings of financial firms is not an attack on free speech and would not lead to widespread attacks on the media, a lawyer for financial companies that sued the website told federal appeals court judges Friday.Attorney Bruce Rich told...

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Kaiser-Francis executive endows petroleum engineering scholarship at Texas A & M(3)

August 6, 2010 4:24 pm | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

Kaiser-Francis Oil Co. president and chief executive officer H.G. “Buddy” Kleemeier and his wife, Dottie, have endowed a scholarship for petroleum engineering undergraduates at Texas A&M University. “My education at Texas A&M allowed me to commence my career as a petroleum...

Professor wins top political science prize for paper

August 6, 2010 12:23 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Thomas Pepinsky, assistant professor of government, won the American Political Science Association's 2010 Franklin L. Burdette/Pi Sigma Alpha Award.

Linear LED Drivers Conserve Space in Portables

August 6, 2010 11:11 am | Fairchild Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor’s FAN5622/24/26 linear LED drivers tout a design that reduces overall component count by eliminating additional passive components used in charge pumps and series boost LED drivers. They feature an

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Turning down the noise in graphene

August 6, 2010 9:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Working with the unique nanoscience capabilities of Berkeley Lab's Molecular Foundry, a multi-institutional team of researchers has developed the first model of signal-to-noise-ratios for low frequency noises in graphene on silica. Their results...

NY official claims LCD suppliers fixed prices

August 6, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has sued several major suppliers of liquid crystal display screens used in computers, televisions and cell phones, claiming consumers paid extra because of price fixing.The suit filed Friday in state court in Manhattan seeks damages, restitution and civil...

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NetSuite shares up after 2Q results, forecast

August 6, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of business software maker NetSuite Inc. climbed Friday after its second-quarter results topped expectations and the company raised its full-year profit forecast.NetSuite reported after the close of trading Thursday that its second quarter loss grew to $7.2 million, or 11 cents per...

Emdeon 2Q profit drops 66 percent to $4.2 million

August 6, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Emdeon Inc., a health care payment technology company, said its second-quarter profit fell 66 percent, largely due to an income tax expense fluctuation.The Nashville company said it earned $4.2 million, or 5 cents per share in the three months that ended June 30. That compares to net income of...

Brain's reward system helps drive placebo effect

August 6, 2010 8:44 am | by Anne Harding, Reuters | News | Comments

Want to maximize the placebo effect? A good way to do this, according to a new study, is to tell someone they have a decent chance of getting the real treatment instead of a fake pill, but keep them guessing.

Apple ordered to publicize iPod fix in Japan

August 6, 2010 8:40 am | News | Comments

Japan's trade ministry has ordered Apple Inc's Japan unit to state on its website that users who are concerned about their iPod nano portable music player catching fire can receive a replacement battery.

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Facebook and other social media cost UK billions

August 6, 2010 8:34 am | by Paul Casciato, Reuters | News | Comments

Employees who fritter time away on Facebook, Twitter and other social media Web sites are costing British businesses billions, new research suggests.

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Calif court clears way for Google age bias trial

August 6, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The California Supreme Court says a former Google Inc. manager can sue the search engine on claims he was fired because of his age.The court ruled Thursday that Brian Reid's discrimination suit could go to trial, rejecting a lower court's decision that there wasn't enough evidence.Reid, a...

Thermoelectric Assemblies Achieve High Cooling Capacities

August 6, 2010 7:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Laird Technologies, Inc. announced the release of its enhanced Cascade Series Thermoelectric Assemblies (TEAs). These custom designed cooling assemblies use multistage Thermoelectric Modules (TEMs) to

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