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Gartner cuts 2nd-half PC shipment growth outlook

August 31, 2010 4:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Research firm Gartner Inc. on Tuesday lowered its forecast for global shipments of personal computers in the second half of the year, saying the change stems from economic uncertainty in the U.S. and Western Europe.Gartner now expects worldwide PC shipments to rise 15.3 percent in the last six...

Amazon trying to offer subscription TV, movies

August 31, 2010 3:06 pm | by RYAN NAKASHIMA - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Amazon.com Inc. is talking with major media companies about offering unlimited views of older TV shows and movies online, in an attempt to stay relevant as consumers flock to Apple Inc.'s iTunes a la carte store and Netflix Inc.'s all-you-can eat subscription plan.The company has approached...

Blue Coat Systems taps Michael Borman as CEO

August 31, 2010 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Security hardware and software maker Blue Coat Systems Inc. on Tuesday named Michael J. Borman its new president and CEO.Borman, 55, will take the helm of the company Wednesday, replacing Brian NeSmith.NeSmith, 48, who held the titles since 1999, was named chief product officer. The company...

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NSF supports safer Internet project

August 31, 2010 1:22 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Cornell computer scientists are sharing in a $7.5 million National Science Foundation grant under the agency's Future Internet Architectures program.

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Advanced Battery Technologies Completes Production Upgrade

August 31, 2010 1:21 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Advanced Battery Technologies, Inc. announced that it has completed the upgrade of the company’s "A" and "B" battery production lines. In July 2009, the company’s two new production lines, "C" and "D", became operational with...

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3W Power Holdings/AEG Power Solutions Announces First Half 2010 Financial Results

August 31, 2010 1:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

3W Power Holdings, the holding company of AEG Power Solutions, announced its financial results for the first six months of 2010. First half orders were €153.7 million, up 30% from €118 million in the...

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Smart Grid Electronics Forum Program Announced

August 31, 2010 1:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

The program has been announced for the first annual Smart Grid Electronics Forum (SGEF ’10) which will be jointly hosted by Darnell Group and Hearst Electronics Group, October 18-20 in San Jose, California. Control,...

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Texas Instruments buys 2 Japanese wafer factories

August 31, 2010 1:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Texas Instruments Inc. said Tuesday that it has completed the acquisition of two wafer manufacturing facilities in Japan from bankrupt flash memory maker Spansion.One of the two factories in Aizu-Wakamatsu will make 200-millimeter diameter silicon wafers from which TI will make analog chips,...

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Western Digital names Memjet CEO to board

August 31, 2010 1:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Computer hard drive maker Western Digital Corp. said Tuesday it has appointed Memjet President and CEO Len J. Lauer to its board of directors.Lauer became CEO of the printer technology company in January.He will serve on Western Digital's board until the annual shareholder meeting in November,...

Electronic Arts brings 'Madden' to Facebook

August 31, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Electronic Arts is bringing its popular "Madden" football game to Facebook. "Madden NFL Superstars" launches as a free application Tuesday.The game lets players create fantasy teams and compete against other players on Facebook.Electronic Arts Inc. plans to make money from the game by letting...

Hi Speed LCD Glass for 3D Eyeglasses

August 31, 2010 12:35 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Microtips Technology announces their new manufacturing capabilities of 3D active shutter glasses. Microtips, with its years of experience in the LCD display industry, is investing extensive research and engineering in the growing world of 3D.

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2 students create website to track historic Twitter trends

August 31, 2010 12:22 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of California - Riverside) RT @UCRiverside: #Computerscience and #art student create tool to track Twitter's top trending topics over time.

The True Meaning of MultiTouch

August 31, 2010 12:17 pm | by Larry Mozdzyn, Ocular Inc. | Articles | Comments

Despite what you may read in articles or hear in advertisements, typical gesturing on most smartphones is not a true multi-touch implementation. The touch controller for a gesture only interprets relative movements of one or two touches on the panel and reports these movements as predefined gestures.

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Voice Coil Actuator Enables Simplified System Integration

August 31, 2010 10:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

BEI Kimco Magnetics, a company of Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST), Inc., has introduced the uniquely designed LA15-16-043Z Voice Coil Actuator featuring a large diameter clear aperture, compact size, and force high capabilities.

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Magnalight.com adds Explosion Proof LED Paint Spray Booth Cart Light

August 31, 2010 10:24 am | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics’ magnalight.com unveiled an explosion proof LED paint spray booth cart for hazardous location areas. The four foot four lamp Class 1 Division 1 and Class 2 Division 1 LED light is mounted on a stainless steel cart with casters and is equipped with a power cord, wire guard and explosion proof switch.

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