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Apple 'stunned' to find iPhones show too many bars

July 2, 2010 5:31 am | News | Comments

Apple Inc. said Friday that it was "stunned" to find that its iPhones use a "totally wrong" formula to show how many bars of signal strength they are getting.

Obama plan boosts foreign, private space projects

July 2, 2010 5:31 am | News | Comments

The Obama administration on Monday outlined a space policy that offers an expanded role for foreign governments including possibly China and private companies in monitoring Earth's climate, tracking and removing orbital debris and protecting satellites.

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Japanese not keen to go four-eyed for 3D TV: survey

July 2, 2010 5:28 am | News | Comments

Television manufacturers might be waging a 3D battle but Japanese consumers are not entering the affray with almost 70 percent saying they have no plans to buy a 3D TV for their home. Respondents said they were turned off by the special viewing glasses and also blamed steep price tags and scarcity of available content for their lack of interest...

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SAP extends Sybase bid, awaits EU clearance

July 2, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

German business software maker SAP AG said Friday that it has extended its $5.8 billion tender offer for U.S. database software maker Sybase Inc. because the deal hasn't yet been cleared by European regulators.SAP said the offer of $65 per share, which was scheduled to expire July 1, has now...

PICkit 3 Programmer-To-Go Function

July 2, 2010 4:43 am | Videos | Comments

This short video features the new programmer-to-go function of Microchip's PICkit 3 programmer/debugger.

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Search for the bridge to the quantum world

July 1, 2010 9:22 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Arizona State University) Researchers at Arizona State University and the Naval Research Laboratory propose an answer to one of the long-running questions in the study of quantum physics: the mystery of how the world of our sensory experience emerges from the cloudy realm of atoms.

PFC Controller Integrates Ready Pin

July 1, 2010 1:17 pm | Fairchild Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor announced its FAN7930 active PFC controller for boost PFC applications that operate in critical conduction mode (CRM). This device is appropriate for LCD and PDP TV applications, as well as

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Sensors resist up to 120°C

July 1, 2010 12:48 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The LS02 stainless steel version is a compact liquid level sensor series designed in a robust stainless steel package featuring high temperature resistance up to 120°C as well as high pressure and chemical resistance.

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VeriLogger supports encrypted models from Actel, Altera, and Xilinx

July 1, 2010 12:38 pm | Product Releases | Comments

SynaptiCAD has released an updated version of VeriLogger Extreme, a compiled-code Verilog simulation and debugging environment, that adds support for encrypted IP models from all the major ASIC/FPGA vendors.

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Differential Pressure and Thermocouple Temperature Data Logger

July 1, 2010 11:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Omega’s OM-CP-PRTC110 line of differential pressure and temperature data loggers operates in real time. This CE marked product features three channels

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Optocouplers and Cigarettes

July 1, 2010 11:40 am | by Don Alfano, Director of Applications, Isolation and Machine Interface Products, Silicon Labs (www.silabs.com) | Blogs | Comments

Optocouplers and cigarettes have a lot in common. Both burn excessive energy during operation and get hot as a result.

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Digi-Key and Bridgelux Sign Global Distribution Agreement

July 1, 2010 11:20 am | by Digi-Key | News | Comments

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota and Livermore, California, USA — July 1, 2010 — Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, and Bridgelux, a...

Sony: 535,000 Vaio PCs may have overheating glitch

July 1, 2010 11:12 am | News | Comments

Japan's Sony Corp said on Wednesday that about 535,000 units of its "Vaio" brand personal computers globally may be in danger of overheating and that it has provided software on its website to eliminate the problem.

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Gartner lowers 2010 IT spending forecast

July 1, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Global information technology spending will rise this year, but not as much as previously expected because of the strength of the dollar versus the euro, Gartner Inc. said Thursday.The research firm now expects global IT spending to climb 3.9 percent over 2009, to $3.35 trillion. It had...

U.S. government slowly adopting Web-based computing

July 1, 2010 10:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

The United States, seeking to modernize technology and reduce costs, is embracing "cloud computing," but privacy and security issues need to be ironed out...

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