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Apple reputation challenged after iPhone 4 tests

July 13, 2010 1:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple has an iPhone problem it probably can't just fix with duct tape.Consumer Reports said this week that it won't endorse the iPhone 4 as "recommended" because tests show that simply holding the gadget can cause reception to fade.Bloggers and others have been speculating since then that the...

Trivector Services Validates Time Latencies for Ares I Rocket With Mathworks Products

July 13, 2010 12:50 pm | News | Comments

MathWorks today announced that TriVector Services used Model-Based Design to reduce the validation time on design of communication buses for NASA’s Ares I rocket by more than one year. TriVector used MathWorks products to create a system model to serve as an executable specification throughout development.


Blizzard avoids PR nightmare, comparisons to China

July 13, 2010 11:46 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

Blizzard Entertainment has narrowly avoided a public relations nightmare: an unfavorable comparison with Communist China. The game publisher recently announced plans (then shelved them) to require real names (“Real ID”) on its forums. Meanwhile, China has vowed “to reduce anonymity” on the internet.


Brookhaven Lab and BioSET, Inc., Patent Improved Growth Factor Technology

July 13, 2010 11:22 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Science Associates and Biosurface Engineering Technologies, Inc., have received a patent for a technology for designing synthetic peptides that are important for tissue regeneration.

Reminders and Stress

July 13, 2010 11:22 am | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

Yesterday, I wrote about how much faster we can get things done in the prototype world than we could back when many of us were starting our careers. I mentioned that the decrease in time from weeks to days needed...

Arava (leflunomide): Boxed Warning - Risk of Severe Liver Injury

July 13, 2010 11:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Warning highlights the risk of severe liver injury and how this risk may be reduced.


Analyst cuts McAfee, sees weak consumer sales

July 13, 2010 11:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Pacific Crest analyst downgraded McAfee Inc. on Tuesday, saying the computer-security software maker is seeing weakness in its low-end and consumer product segments that could weigh on its second-quarter results and its outlook.THE OPINION: Rob Owens said in a note to investors he expects...

ADP to create 400 new jobs in western Pa.

July 13, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Automatic Data Processing Inc. has opened its new facility in western Pennsylvania and announced plans to hire 400 people.The payroll company cut the ribbon Tuesday on its Coraopolis location, which is its second location in Allegheny County. The Roseland, N.J., based company also has a...


Intertronics introduces light-curable maskant for surface protection during harsh environment processing.

July 13, 2010 10:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

SpeedMask® 730-BT from Intertronics is a DYMAX masking resin, formulated to provide excellent surface protection during chemical milling/etching, plating, anodizing, and aggressive grit-blasting operations, thus aiding in the manufacturing, overhaul, repair and rework of turbine engine blades, vanes and other turbine components, as well as many other metal finishing applications.


Algotronix announces an XTS-AES IP core for storage applications

July 13, 2010 10:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Algotronix Ltd., Edinburgh, UK announces the availability of an XTS-AES core to meet the NIST SP800-38E recommendation published in January 2010 and the IEEE 1619-2007 standard.


LynxOS-SE Supports ARM Cortex-A8 on a TI OMAP 3 for Secure Mobile Applications

July 13, 2010 10:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

LynxOS-SE time- and space-partitioned secure RTOS for ARM Cortex-A8 processor enables power efficient, high-performance real-time mission-critical systems.


Ad exec named head of Activision Publishing

July 13, 2010 10:06 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Activision Blizzard Inc. has named Eric Hirshberg, an advertising executive with a background in video games, as the CEO of Activision Publishing effective Sept. 7.Hirshberg, 42, replaces Mike Griffith, who stepped down in April and became vice chairman of Activision Blizzard. Hirshberg has...

Accenture buys French industrial consultant

July 13, 2010 9:06 am | News | Comments

Consulting and outsourcing company Accenture PLC on Tuesday said it acquired French industrial consulting firm Acceria.Terms of the deal, which includes Acceria's staff and assets, were not disclosed. The deal is aimed at building up Accenture's services to automotive and industrial...


Munich and Singapore labs steer research toward affordable electric cars

July 13, 2010 8:23 am | News | Comments

(Technische Universitaet Muenchen) The Technische Universitaet Muenchen has rolled out a comprehensive initiative to accelerate development of electric vehicles as a greener means of mobility. TUM's Science Center for Electromobility plans to unveil a concept car at the next Frankfurt...

Imec reports breakthrough in narrow pitch interconnects

July 13, 2010 7:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Imec sets major step towards 20nm half pitch interconnects with the realization of electrically functional copper lines embedded into silicon oxide using a spacer-defined double patterning approach.



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