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SanDisk ships 64 GB memory card for high-def video

February 22, 2010 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Flash memory card maker SanDisk Corp. said Monday it has started shipping its highest-capacity card to date, which can hold 64 gigabytes worth of video, photos and other data.SanDisk's flash memory cards are used in mobile phones, digital still cameras and digital video cameras.The company said...

Imec and Holst Centre achieve breakthrough in battery-less radios

February 22, 2010 11:24 am | News | Comments

At the International Solid State Circuit Conference, imec and Holst Centre reported a 2.4GHz/915MHz wake-up receiver which consumes only 51µW power.

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Bluetooth low energy module employs Nordic µBlue chip

February 22, 2010 11:10 am | News | Comments

Ultra low power (ULP) RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor ASA announced that further to the Bluetooth SIG's official adoption of Bluetooth® low energy (as part of the latest Bluetooth Version 4.0 Core Specification), French multi-die system-in-package (SiP) design specialists, Insight SiP, has released the world's first drop-in single mode Bluetooth low energy SiP module.

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RI emissary has high hopes for America's Cup

February 22, 2010 10:30 am | by ERIC TUCKER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

The president of the America's Cup Hall of Fame said Monday he remains "guardedly optimistic" about Newport's chances to host the next America's Cup sailing competition following a meeting with the billionaire software mogul who captured the trophy and gets to select the venue.Halsey Herreshoff...

Verizon FiOS customers to get online access to HBO

February 22, 2010 9:55 am | News | Comments

Premium cable TV channel HBO is offering online viewing of its movies and TV shows to its subscribers through a new Web site. The cable network said Wednesday that it has partnered with Verizon to offer its FiOS video and Internet customers access to the site, starting Thursday. The service will be expanded to include other subscription TV operators.

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LED Backlight Costs Falling Faster than Conventional LCD Backlights

February 22, 2010 9:35 am | News | Comments

Most LCD panel and set makers are focusing on development of LED (light emitting diode) backlight units for improved visual performance, thinner form factor, and lower power consumption. The key issue has been reducing cost, in absolute terms and relative to the conventional CCFL (cold cathode fluorescent) backlights. The newly-released DisplaySearch Quarterly LED & CCFL Backlight Cost Report, which is the only report to analyze and forecast the cost structure of CCFL and LED backlight costs, disclosed that the average cost of 40” edge LED backlight unit in Q1’10 is $118, and will fall to $100 by Q4’10 (see Figure 1). Cost reduction is driven by increasing production volumes, which affects LED and material costs, and by improvement in LED luminous intensity, which enables the use of fewer LED chips.

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Epic Data Announces Closing of $595,000 Private Placement

February 22, 2010 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Epic Data International Inc. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: EKD), a provider of manufacturing operations management and real-time data collection solutions, is pleased to announce that it has closed its non-brokered private placement (the "Private Placement") of 4,576,923 common shares (the "Common...

Envelope-tracking modules optimise system power consumption

February 22, 2010 9:25 am | News | Comments

Nujira announced that the company’s Coolteq.h family of Envelope-Tracking modules now directly interface with Texas Instruments’ GC5322 and GC5325 digital predistortion (DPD) transmit processors and development boards.

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Zigbee Offers More Options

February 22, 2010 9:22 am | News | Comments

The ZigBee Alliance, a global ecosystem of companies creating wireless solutions for use in energy management, residential, commercial and consumer electronics applications, today announced it is now offering certification for ZigBee platforms designed to operate in the regional sub-1 GHz unlicensed frequencies. The move ensures original equipment manufacturers a source of tested platforms for use in sub-1 GHz applications.

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Get Fired Up with Energy Empowers

February 22, 2010 8:20 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

The beauty of empowering another human being is that we never lose our own power in the process.Barbara Coloroso

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Open Text enters agreement to buy Nstein Technologies for $35 million

February 22, 2010 6:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Open Text Corp. (TSX:OTC) is offering to buy digital content manager Nstein Technologies Inc. in a deal that values the Montreal-based company at $35 million — nearly double Nstein's recent market price.The Waterloo, Ont-based software firm said Monday that Nstein (TSXV:EIN) shareholders would...

Maine's L.L. Bean lauded for its customer service

February 22, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Maine-based L.L. Bean has taken the top spot in an annual ranking of the nation's leading companies for customer service.The fourth annual Bloomberg BusinessWeek "customer service champs" rankings gave the No. 1 position to the Freeport outdoor gear and apparel company, ahead of USAA insurance...

CU physicists use ultra-fast lasers to open doors to new technologies unheard of just years ago

February 22, 2010 12:21 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Colorado at Boulder) For nearly half a century, scientists have been trying to figure out how to build a cost-effective and reasonably sized X-ray laser that could, among other things, provide super high-resolution imaging. And for the past two decades, University of...

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Apple’s iPad is Impressive, but Kindle Not Dead Yet

February 22, 2010 12:21 am | by In-Stat | News | Comments

Apple’s iPad announcement is big news. It’s a robust tablet form factor that is a half-inch thick and weighs 1.5 pounds, with a 9.7-inch capacitive touchscreen IPS LCD display that supports 1024x768 VGA video.

Opera Software posts 87 pct slump in Q4 profits

February 21, 2010 11:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Norway's Opera Software ASA reported Monday an 87 percent drop in fourth quarter profits, due to increased operating costs and a dip in revenue.The Oslo-based company said net profit for the quarter tumbled to 3.7 million kroner ($625,000) from 29.3 million kroner the year before.Revenue for...

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