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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.


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.

Advertisement adds Explosion Proof LED Paint Spray Booth Cart Light

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

Larson Electronics’ 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.


Smart Grid Electronics Forum – Program Announced

August 31, 2010 10:18 am | 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, Communications and Security will be three of the major themes of SGEF ’10.


VMware buys software makers Integrien, TriCipher

August 31, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

VMware Inc., a maker of computer virtualization software, said Tuesday it has bought two smaller companies — Integrien and TriCipher.Financial terms were not disclosed.Integrien makes performance analytics software and TriCipher's technology helps manage online logins and user...

Software Brings Web-Based Connectivity and Control to Embedded Apps

August 31, 2010 9:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

AdaCore 's Ada Web Server for Wind River’s VxWorks Real-Time Operating System, when used in conjunction with the GNAT Pro development environment, enables developers to embed an Ada-based web server within any application, accessible through web browsers.


The Benefits of TRIAC-based Control

August 31, 2010 9:43 am | by Geoff Garcia and Alfonso Camacho-Carrillo, ON Semiconductor | Articles | Comments

Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in a broad spectrum of different industry sectors all face the same basic challenges when developing products that will be attractive to their customer base, and gain them market share.


Wireless networks enable intruder detection and emergency alerts funded by NSF

August 31, 2010 9:21 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Stevens Institute of Technology) National Science Foundation funds Dr. Yingying Chen at Stevens Institute of Technology, The Innovation University, in her collaborative work with Dr. Hui Xiong from Rutgers University entitled: "NeTSE:Small:Collaborative Research: MILAN: Multi-Modal...


August 31, 2010 8:21 am | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

I've heard of vias in pads, but vias in paste aren't so common. Here's a QFP footprint with a lot of thermal vias in the center pad area. I'm guessing all of those vias are necessary for heat removal, but...

Grant Funds Superconducting Magnet Energy Storage Research at Brookhaven Lab

August 31, 2010 8:21 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

BNL and three collaborating institutions will receive a total of $4.2 million to develop a superconducting magnet energy storage system that will help advance DOE’s renewable energy goals.

Linear Actuator features a 7.5 degree step angle

August 31, 2010 8:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, Inc, a leading manufacturer of precision linear motion products, introduces the high resolution 19000 series captive linear actuator. This new 20mm diameter can-stack has a 7.5 degree step angle resulting in smaller move increments and finer positioning ability.


Automated Test Outlook - Peer-To-Peer Computing

August 31, 2010 8:17 am | by by Matt Friedman, National Instruments ( | Blogs | Comments

For years the computing industry has implemented distributed architectures by dividing computing among multiple processing nodes.


HSI Sensing Announces Steel Sensor Series

August 31, 2010 8:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

HSI Sensing (formerly Hermetic Switch, Inc.), a designer and manufacturer of reed switches, proximity sensors, and other switch technologies, announced its new and improved steel sensing proximity sensors, the 11000 Series.


Microsoft hiking Xbox Live subscription prices

August 31, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft is raising subscription prices for its popular Xbox Live Gold online gaming service in the U.S. and three other countries.Beginning Nov. 1, an annual Gold membership will cost $60, up from $50. A three-month subscription will cost $25, up from $20. And a one-month subscription will be...


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