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Zebra posts 4Q profit of $17.6 million

February 9, 2010 8:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Zebra Technologies Corp. made a profit in the fourth quarter, free of the one-time expenses that left it with a loss a year ago.The company, which makes bar code and plastic card printers, also offered a first-quarter forecast above Wall Street expectations.Its shares rose 7 cents to $27.41 in...

General Dynamics receives $253M Army contract

February 9, 2010 8:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Defense contractor General Dynamics Corp. said Tuesday it received a $253 million contract from the U.S. Army to provide logistics support for the Stryker family of combat vehicles.The contract will fund spare parts, maintenance of a spare-parts warehouse, repair-parts distribution and...

Iran's resistance keeps up cat-and-mouse Web game

February 9, 2010 7:26 am | News | Comments

With their paths through the Internet increasingly blocked by government filters, Nooshin and her fellow Iranian opposition-supporters say their information on planned protests now comes in emails. They say they don't know who sends them.

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Google warns Chinese knock-off to stop using logo

February 9, 2010 7:24 am | News | Comments

Google Inc has sent a cease and desist letter to the operators of a Chinese search website whose logo bears a close resemblance to its own. Goojje's home page is adorned with a Google-styled logo and the familiar paw print logo of China's top home-grown search engine, Baidu Inc.

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MySpace Music experiments with audio ads

February 9, 2010 7:06 am | News | Comments

Hoping to boost revenue, MySpace Music has begun experimenting with audio advertisements that users must hear if they want to listen to music for free online. The 30-second ads began appearing last week when users listen to songs on artist profiles, album pages, playlists and pop-out players. They expand on a trial that began in December.

Google reduces fee to break Nexus One contract

February 9, 2010 7:02 am | News | Comments

Google Inc. is shaving $200 off the fee that it charges customers of its new Nexus One phone to break a service contract with T-Mobile, as federal regulators continue to probe such fees and the rationale for them. Google's "equipment recovery fee" applies to customers who break their two-year T-Mobile contract after a 14-day trial period and before 120 days.

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The role of wideband transceiver technology in enabling LTE

February 9, 2010 6:37 am | by Ebrahim Bushehri, CEO, Lime Microsystems | Articles | Comments

Long term evolution (LTE) is firmly on course to be the dominant wireless communications standard in the next decade. There is overwhelming operator commitment to adopting the LTE standard and capitalising on the unquestionable benefits it will bring to their subscribers, even more so than was demonstrated for its 3G predecessors.

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Tinker's Toolbox - Design Tools Discussion

February 9, 2010 6:30 am | Podcasts | Comments

Moderated by Editorial Director Alix Paultre, participants in this conversation included Richard Levin from National Semiconductor, Richard McDonell from National Instruments, and Thierry Goossens and Bob Marshall from FCI.

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Relays Offer Short Lead Times

February 9, 2010 6:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

The CIT Relay & Switch J107E1 Series is the industry standard 10 A in 12 V and 24 V coil. The rugged relay offers a lead time of six to eight weeks. Small in size and robust, this high performance relay is UL certified and RoHS compliant. The contact arrangement is 

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Drafty Windows: Is it Better to Insulate or Replace Them?

February 9, 2010 5:53 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

I’ve lived in my condominium for several years, and though it naturally stays cooler in the summer (with all west-facing windows) I struggle to keep it warm in the winter without taking out a loan to pay utilities. Like any homeowner, I must answer the question: Is it better to try...

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New Findings on Hot Quark Soup Produced at RHIC

February 9, 2010 5:53 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Scientists from Brookhaven Lab and the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), the world’s largest particle accelerator dedicated to nuclear physics research, will present compelling new findings about the nature of the “perfect” liquid created in near-light-speed collisions of gold ions at RHIC.

Amphenol USB 3.0 Connectors available from Mouser

February 9, 2010 5:44 am | Mouser Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

The connectors are fully compliant with the USB 2.0 and 3.0 specification and offer a significant leap forward in transfer speeds (5 Gbps signaling rate) and a 10x performance increase over Hi-Speed USB capabilities.

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Stepper Motor Drive Features Graphic User Interface

February 9, 2010 5:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions introduced its IDEA programmable stepper motor drive. This compact electronic drive and fully programmable control unit features a patent pending graphic user interface. Programming the drive is 

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Pack mule robot could aid soldiers, marines

February 9, 2010 5:19 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

The military is constantly seeking the right balance between preparedness and maneuverability. Theoretically, we could turn foot soldiers into walking arsenals with nearly-impenetrable armor, but they wouldn’t be very mobile. Boston Dynamics may have a solution...

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Cognizant 4Q earnings jump 28 percent

February 9, 2010 5:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cognizant Technology posted surprisingly large numbers for profit and revenue Tuesday and topped the fourth-quarter report with a 2010 outlook that exceeded most expectations as technology spending rebounds.Company shares rose $1.74, or 4 percent, to $45.48 in premarket trading.Cognizant...

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