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Microchip Expands Digital Signal Controller Portfolio for Digital Power Applications

March 23, 2010 5:19 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, today announced the expansion of its 16-bit dsPIC Digital Signal Controller (DSC) portfolio for digital power-conversion applications.

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Google's action angers China, divides Web users

March 23, 2010 4:30 am | by ALEXA OLESEN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Google Inc.'s partial withdrawal from the China market brought swift condemnation from the government Tuesday while leaving Chinese Web surfers to wonder whether they would be able to access a new offshore search engine site or be blocked by censors.Google's decision to move most of its...

How's Your State's Energy Appetite?

March 23, 2010 4:23 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

An Energy Empowers story that was recently highlighted on the EERE home page detailed Kentucky's efforts to improve the energy efficiency of its buildings and generally curb the state's "energy appetite." The story caught my eye as I was born and raised in Kentucky's capital, and I still...

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General Motors Augmented Reality Windshield

March 23, 2010 4:19 am | Videos | Comments

General Motors has developed a working next-generation heads-up display that turns an ordinary windshield into an augmented reality information dashboard.

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Internet firm in China stops using Google services

March 23, 2010 2:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An Internet company run by one of Asia's richest men said Tuesday it has ended its affiliation with Google Inc. as the American search giant stopped censoring the Internet in violation of Chinese regulations.Making good on threats made more than two months ago, Google shifted its search engine...

Bill Gates Start-Up in Talks on Reactor

March 23, 2010 12:24 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

An start-up backed by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is in talks with Toshiba on developing a small-scale nuclear reactor that would represent a long-term bet to make nuclear power safer and cheaper.

Alibaba and Softbank in Talks

March 22, 2010 8:23 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Chinese Internet giant Alibaba Group and Japanese mobile operator Softbank are in talks to form a partnership to jointly promote e-commerce between China and Japan.

MGM studio says has received several rescue offers

March 22, 2010 6:30 pm | by RYAN NAKASHIMA - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., an iconic Hollywood studio that has fallen on hard times, said Monday it has received several offers from suitors wanting to acquire it or keep it operating as a standalone company.MGM said it will take several weeks to evaluate the offers, which came after six...

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Automation Powers U.K. Grocer

March 22, 2010 5:23 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

In a sprawling warehouse north of London, Web grocer Ocado is making an expensive effort to bringing high-tech methods to Internet operations that are often low tech elsewhere.

Electronics group spent $490k lobbying in 4Q

March 22, 2010 3:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Consumer Electronics Association trade group spent $490,000 in the fourth quarter to lobby the federal government on electronics recycling and other issues, according to a disclosure report.That was an increase of 26 percent from the $390,000 the trade group spent in the same quarter a year...

Sony spent $570,000 lobbying US government in 4Q

March 22, 2010 3:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sony Corp.'s two American subsidiaries, Sony Music Entertainment and Sony Electronics Inc., together spent $570,000 lobbying the U.S. government on issues ranging from online piracy to a national broadband plan during the fourth quarter of 2009.That was more than 10 percent more than the...

U.S. to Beef Up Cybersecurity Overseas

March 22, 2010 2:25 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

The alleged Chinese cyber attacks on Google have spurred proposals at the State Department and on Capitol Hill to establish an ambassador-level cybersecurity post and to tie foreign aid to a country's ability to police cybercrime.

Google tries a route around Chinese Web censorship

March 22, 2010 12:31 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Google Inc. will shift its search engine for China off the mainland but won't shut it down altogether and will maintain other operations in the country. The maneuver attempts to balance Google's disdain for China's Internet censorship rules with its desire to profit from an explosively growing...

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Science by the Seat of Their Pants

March 22, 2010 12:09 pm | News | Comments

Interactive exhibits make learning science fun. One such exhibit, “Under Pressure,” demonstrates how pressure between the body and a contacting object – such as a chair – can create pressure points and strain. Sensor Products Inc., an innovator in the field, donated their Tactilus Body Mapping Pressure System to The Leonardo Museum, which is showing the exhibit at schools and libraries until it opens next year.

Fully Integrated Analog Front End Performs In ECG, EEG Apps

March 22, 2010 12:06 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments introduced the first in a family of fully integrated analog front ends (AFEs) for portable and high-end electrocardiogram (ECG) and electroencephalogram (EEG) equipment, as well as patient monitoring and consumer medical applications. The eight-channel, 24-bit ADS1298

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