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Jerome York Dies at 71

March 18, 2010 9:26 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Turnaround expert Jerome York died after being stricken with a brain aneurysm. After helping to revamp IBM, he led Kerkorian's attempts to force changes at Chrysler and GM.

WPI receives $1.2 million NIST award for pioneering study of wireless body area networks

March 18, 2010 9:26 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Worcester Polytechnic Institute) The Center for Wireless Information Network Studies at Worcester Polytechnic Institute has received a three-year, $1.2 million award from the National Institute of Standards and Technology to conduct a groundbreaking study of the propagation of radio...

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Power Interconnects Webinar: Increasing Current Density and Reliability

March 18, 2010 9:22 am | by Tyco Electronics | News | Comments

A new breed of power interconnects -- the MULTI-BEAM XLE and MINIPAK HDL connectors -- has been developed by Tyco Electronics to meet the growing demand for increased current density with modular power solutions. The new designs make better use of available airflow and offer improved...

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Power Interconnect Solutions: Increasing Current Density and Reliability

March 18, 2010 9:22 am | by Tyco Electronics | News | Comments

A new breed of power interconnects -- the MULTI-BEAM XLE and MINIPAK HDL connectors -- has been developed by Tyco Electronics to meet the growing demand for increased current density with modular power solutions. The new designs make better use of available airflow and offer improved...

Verizon seeks to ban Cablevision set-top boxes

March 18, 2010 9:13 am | News | Comments

As competition for video subscribers heats up in the New York City area, Verizon Communications Inc. has taken a swipe at cable TV rival Cablevision Systems Corp., accusing it of infringing on several Verizon digital set-top box patents.

Texan accused of disabling 100 cars over Internet

March 18, 2010 9:11 am | News | Comments

A man fired from a Texas auto dealership used an Internet service to remotely disable ignitions and set off car horns of more than 100 vehicles sold at his old workplace, police said Wednesday. Austin police arrested Omar Ramos-Lopez, 20, on Wednesday, charging him with felony breach of computer security.

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Microsoft rival: browser downloads double

March 18, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Norway's Opera said Thursday that downloads of its browser more than doubled after Microsoft Corp. was forced to give European users a choice of Web software to settle European Union antitrust charges.Microsoft started sending updates to Windows computers in Europe in early March that launches...

Apple director, ex-auto exec York hospitalized

March 18, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A spokeswoman says Apple Inc. board member and former auto industry executive Jerome York has been hospitalized in Pontiac, Mich.The Wall Street Journal says York had a brain aneurysm on Tuesday and is gravely ill.A spokeswoman for POH Regional Medical Center confirms the 71-year-old York is in...

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GameStop Posts Drop in Net but Lifts Outlook

March 18, 2010 8:26 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

GameStop's earnings fell 7.1% as holiday sales were hurt by the weak economy, but analysts pointed to signs the videogame retailer's core customer has remained loyal despite overtures from big-box retailers.

Screaming Circuits is going to ESC

March 18, 2010 8:23 am | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

Screaming Circuits will be exhibiting at the Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose this April. The ESC exhibition runs April 27, 28 and 29 and Screaming Circuits will be in booth 827. As usual, the show will be held at...

HP settles patent violation cases with importers

March 18, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hewlett Packard has reached a settlement with three companies that have been accused of infringing on the printer company's patents for ink cartridges.HP filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission in September, seeking to ban imports of ink cartridges by 11 companies.Two of...

U.S. International Transactions, 4th Quarter 2009 and Year 2009

March 18, 2010 7:25 am | by U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis | News | Comments

The U.S. current-account deficit--the combined balances on trade in goods and services, income, and net unilateral current transfers--increased to $115.6 billion (preliminary) in the fourth quarter of 2009 from $102.3 billion (revised) in the third quarter. The increase was more than...

Nitrofreeze Cryogenic Deburring and Deflashing Services Expand Capacity

March 18, 2010 7:25 am | by 1888 Press Release | News | Comments

The Cryogenic Institute of New England, Inc. procures an additional cryogenic deflashing and deburring system as its Nitrofreeze Cryogenic Deflashing and Deburring Services expand.

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DisplaySearch Announces Agenda and Sponsors for Upcoming 2010 Taiwan FPD Conference

March 18, 2010 7:25 am | by General Electric | News | Comments

The DisplaySearch Taiwan FPD Conference will provide opportunities to understand the latest challenges, opportunities and trends in TFT LCDs, e-books, mobile displays, LED backlights and more.

Nano-based RFID tags could replace bar codes

March 18, 2010 7:25 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Rice University) Rice researchers, in collaboration with a team led by Gyou-jin Cho at Sunchon National University in Korea, have come up with an inexpensive, printable transmitter that can be invisibly embedded in packaging. It would allow a customer to walk a cart full of groceries or...

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