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HDMI 1.4: Bringing 3D Video Home

August 19, 2010 7:27 am | by Thomas Dippon, Agilent Technologies | Articles | Comments

When HDMI version 1.4 was publicly released in October 2009, it included a number of new features. Most of the new features are barely moving the needle on the consumer electronics industry's Richter scale. But one new HDMI 1.4 feature -- the implementation of 3D video mode -- is about to buckle the pavement of the status quo.

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What, what, what?

August 19, 2010 7:22 am | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

Quick. Pretend this is the footprint for a diode. Which way does the cathode face? Okay, if you can't figure out which side gets the cathode, how about the anode. Which side does it go on? Hah! It's a trick...

Intel to buy security co. McAfee in $7.68B deal

August 19, 2010 7:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Intel Corp. said Thursday it is buying computer-security software maker McAfee Inc. for $7.68 billion as the chip-maker adds to its arsenal of tools to serve an increasing array of Internet-connected devices, including mobile phones....

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GameStop 2Q profit rises but misses estimates

August 19, 2010 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GameStop Corp., the world's biggest video game retailer, said Thursday its profit rose 4 percent in the fiscal second quarter, but its shares declined as the results fell short of Wall Street estimates.GameStop also lowered its third-quarter profit estimate because of expenses connected with...

L1 Identity gets bids from potential buyers

August 19, 2010 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

L-1 Identity Solutions Inc., which makes identification cards and credentials, said Thursday it has received bids from several interested buyers.L-1 didn't name the potential buyers, but said it had collected offers from both foreign and domestic investors.The Stamford, Conn., company said it's...

How Do You Save Energy and Stay Cool While Cooking in the Summer?

August 19, 2010 6:20 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

On Monday, Andrea discussed some ways you can keep cooking during the summer while saving energy and staying cool.

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System management microcontroller cuts power and cooling costs in enterprise equipment

August 19, 2010 6:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX31782, a system management microcontroller that combines six temperature measurement channels with six channels of closed-loop fan control. By monitoring multiple temperature points throughout the system...

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Keyboard includes Built-in Trackball and Adjustable Backlighting

August 19, 2010 6:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Stealth model KYBX-400 series keyboard is an industrial grade keyboard with built-in optical trackball that is environmentally sealed to NEMA 4, 4X, IP65 specifications. This rugged keyboard is housed in a vandal resistant stainless steel enclosure and will stand up to harsh, wet and dirty environments.

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After turbulent year following bankruptcy, GM lays groundwork to sell stock to public again

August 19, 2010 6:06 am | by Ken Thomas - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS@ - Associated Press | News | Comments

Thirteen months ago, General Motors was fighting for its life in bankruptcy court. Now, the automaker is laying the groundwork to sell stock to the public once again with the eventual goal of ridding itself of government ownership.General Motors Co. filed the first batch of paperwork required...

Google bends to German privacy concerns

August 19, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google Inc. says it has doubled the time Germans have to opt out of participation in its "Street View" feature, which has sparked a fierce public debate on privacy concerns.Philipp Schindler, Google's vice president for Northern and Central Europe, said in a statement Thursday that Germans will...

LED Thermal Design Challenges: Tips and Techniques

August 19, 2010 5:56 am | by Brian Witzen, Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas | Articles | Comments

The latest in LED lighting offers high luminous flux, efficiency, CRI, and reliability, suitable for most lighting applications, including architectural, accent, HID, and down lighting. LEDs save energy, reduce waste, are free of mercury and lead, and convert energy to light more efficiently than common light sources used today.

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Camera Phone Modules Look to a New Design

August 19, 2010 5:44 am | by Jacky Perdrigeat, Nemotek Technologies, www.nemotektechnologies.com | Articles | Comments

The first commercial mobile phone in North America with a built-in camera to capture photographs or video was developed in 2002. As mobile phone usage increases and cameras gain ubiquity in mobile phones, demand for such functionality continues to increase, with significantly strong growth in emerging countries.

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Soft Displays Bring Customization, Easy Configuration to Industrial Apps

August 19, 2010 5:37 am | Articles | Comments

For several years now, many of the gadgets we use around the house, on the move and in the workplace have contained some form of visual display to impart status information to the user and even allow the user to interact with them via a touch screen.

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Intel to buy McAfee in $7.68 billion deal

August 19, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chip maker Intel Corp. said Thursday it is buying computer-security software maker McAfee Inc. for $7.68 billion, or $48 per share.The per-share price represents a 60 percent premium over McAfee's Wednesday close of $29.93. McAfee shares surged 58 percent after the deal was announced Thursday...

VI Systems begins shipping circular VCSEL arrays

August 19, 2010 12:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

VI Systems GmbH has released the first circular chip arrays of its vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) designed for wire- and flip-chip bonding.

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