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YouTube turns on captions on millions of videos

March 5, 2010 9:35 am | News | Comments

YouTube is adding captions to millions of Internet videos. The feature unveiled Thursday expands upon speech-recognition technology that YouTube began using to make captions available on a limited number of videos late last year.

FCC to propose reforming Universal Service Fund

March 5, 2010 9:34 am | News | Comments

Federal regulators trying to bring high-speed Internet connections to all Americans will propose tapping the government program that now subsidizes telephone service in poor and rural areas. The Federal Communications Commission will include a proposal to reform the Universal Service Fund as part of a national broadband plan due to Congress in less than two weeks.

Airport body scanners spreading across US

March 5, 2010 9:31 am | News | Comments

The Transportation Security Administration on Friday announced nine more U.S. airports that will receive body-scanning technology, as the U.S. heightens its effort to detect hidden explosives and other weapons amid a threat highlighted by an attempted bombing on Christmas Day.


Google dangles ultrafast broadband and cities leap

March 5, 2010 9:30 am | by BRIANA BIERSCHBACH - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Wearing just a T-shirt and shorts, Mayor Don Ness strolled to the end of a dock jutting into frigid Lake Superior. He grinned, waved his arms to a cheering crowd, and jumped in."I've laid down the gauntlet!" Ness cried, shivering and dripping as he emerged from the lake in a video posted on...


Five-Watt DC-DC Converters Provide Wide 2:1 Input Range

March 5, 2010 9:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

MicroPower Direct’s LF500RW Series of SMT 5 W DC/DC converters provides a wide 2:1 input range, tight line/load regulation, output power/overload protection and low noise operation. Twenty-one models operate from wide 2:1 inputs of


Thomas Medical Products, Inc., Transseptal Sheath Introducer Kits: Class I Recall

March 5, 2010 8:21 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Sheath tip may break off and separate during heart procedures, causing a blockage that could lead to permanent injury and/or death.


Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitor Family Extends Temperature Ratings

March 5, 2010 7:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

NIC Components has expanded its NSPE family of high performance hybrid construction aluminum electrolytic capacitors to include extended temperature +135°C and 80 VDC and 100 VDC ratings. The NSPE products feature


Compact Enclosures Suit a Wide Range of Applications

March 5, 2010 6:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Elma Electronic Inc. offers a family of modular enclosures in a compact size. The MiniBox 34 serves a wide range of applications including medical, communications, industrial, test and measurement, military/aerospace, and other markets. Its construction allows


New Windows phones won't run current apps

March 5, 2010 6:30 am | by PETER SVENSSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft Corp. has said its new software for smart phones, Windows Phone 7 series, is a "clean break" with the past. Now it's clear just how clean that break is: The new phones, expected late this year, won't run any applications written for older versions of Microsoft's phone software.In a...

Intel Expands Intel® Atom™ Processor-Based Platform to Home, Small Office Storage Device

March 5, 2010 6:23 am | by Intel | News | Comments

CEBIT, HANNOVER, Germany, March 4, 2010 – Intel Corporation today launched its first Intel® Atom™ processor-based platform optimized for networked home and small office/home office (SOHO) storage devices.

Fairchild Semiconductor Announces Over-Voltage Protection Device with USB/Charger-Detection for Portable Applications

March 5, 2010 6:23 am | by Fairchild Semiconductor | News | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE: FCS) offers designers of cell phones and handheld mobile products a device with highly integrated over-voltage protection (OVP) as well as USB/charger-detection capabilities. The newest member of Fairchild's OVP family, the FAN3988, allows the end user the...

IR's AUIPS7111S Intelligent Power Switch Delivers Ultra Low On-State Resistance for 24V Automotive Applications

March 5, 2010 6:23 am | by International Rectifier | News | Comments

International Rectifier today introduced the AUIPS7111S high-side intelligent power switch with ultra low on-state resistance for harsh 24V automotive environments such as under-the-hood truck junction boxes.

LTC4425: Programmable 2A 2-Cell Supercap Charger with Automatic Cell Balancing in a Compact 9mm2 Package

March 5, 2010 6:22 am | by Linear Technology | News | Comments

The LTC4425 is a constant-current/constant-voltage linear charger designed to charge a 2-cell supercap stack from either a Li-Ion/Polymer battery, a USB port, or a 2.7V to 5.5V current-limited supply. The part operates as an ideal diode with an extremely low 50m? on-resistance making it...


LabVIEW Developer Education Day

March 5, 2010 6:22 am | by National Instruments | News | Comments


National Semiconductor Introduces Industry's First PMBus System Power Management and Protection IC

March 5, 2010 6:22 am | by National Semiconductor | News | Comments

National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE:NSM) today announced the industry?s first system monitoring, protection and control integrated circuit (IC) with on-chip power management bus (PMBus) support. The LM25066 provides designers of blade servers, storage networking systems, routers/switches...


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