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Innovation on display at Games Conference

March 15, 2010 6:51 am | News | Comments

Motion controls and social gaming were the hot topics at this week's Game Developers Conference, the annual convention of game designers, programmers and executives. Sony shook up the conference with a splashy introduction of the PlayStation Move, a new wand-shaped PlayStation 3 motion controller system that will rival Nintendo's popular Wii.

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Disney to close Zemeckis-run motion-capture studio

March 15, 2010 6:47 am | News | Comments

To further cut costs at its movie studio, The Walt Disney Co. said Friday that it will shut a San Francisco-area facility used to capture the performance of Jim Carrey for his digitally animated character, Scrooge, in "A Christmas Carol."

Programmable Multimedia Solution Supports Android-Powered HD Processors

March 15, 2010 6:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

CEVA, Inc. [(NASDAQ: CEVA); (LSE: CVA)], today announced that Fuzhou Rockchip Electronics Co. Ltd, has licensed and deployed the fully programmable CEVA-MM2000 portable multimedia solution in the latest generation RK28XX portable multimedia ICs.

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iLOOKABOUT Announces Series E Warrant Term Extension

March 15, 2010 6:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

iLOOKABOUT Corp. (TSX VENTURE: ILA) ("iLOOKABOUT" or the "Company") announced today that, subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange ("TSXV"), it will extend the term of its Series E common share purchase warrants (the "Class E Warrants") that were issued as part of a private placement...

Card Eases Connectivity of Automation Drives to PROFINET-Based Networks

March 15, 2010 6:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Danfoss Drives introduced the VLT PROFINET MCA120 Option Card, expanding the Ethernet communication capabilities of the VLT AutomationDrive to PROFINET-based networks. This option card handles a single connection with an Actual Packet Interval down to 1 ms in

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Right-angle SMT Illuminated Pushbutton Designed With Long Travel

March 15, 2010 6:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

E-Switch launched the LP37 Series illuminated pushbutton switch, which features a right angle, surface mount design with long travel. LED colors of red, green and yellow are available. Specifications include

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LAN Connector Features Power over Ethernet Plus

March 15, 2010 5:53 am | Microsemi Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq:MSCC), a leading manufacturer of high performance analog mixed-signal integrated circuits and high reliability semiconductors, and Tyco Electronics (NYSE:TEL), a global leader in electronic components, announced today the delivery of the industry's most advanced RJ-45 connector with built-in power over Ethernet (PoE) technology.

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VCO operates from 2580 MHz to 2650 MHz

March 15, 2010 5:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek's CVCO55CC-2580-2650 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) operates from 2580 MHz to 2650 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.5V~4.5V. This VCO features a typical phase noise of -110 dBc/Hz @ 10KHz offset and has excellent linearity. Output power is typically +3 dBm.

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Latest ZigBee Standards now available for Public Download

March 15, 2010 5:50 am | News | Comments

The ZigBee Home Automation and ZigBee Remote Control Standards are now available for public download.

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Drive-Thru Kiosk Uses Touchscreen Tech

March 15, 2010 5:41 am | News | Comments

The  Way2Order Drive-Thru kiosk solves critical challenges surrounding drive-through self service by integrating outdoor-usable touchscreen technology which can be operated with bare or gloved hands.

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Medical Temperature Probes Intended for Continuous Patient Monitoring

March 15, 2010 5:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Measurement Specialties introduces the 4400 Series family of disposable medical temperature probes for continuous patient monitoring applications. These sterile, single-use temperature probes are available in multiple styles, each individually packaged in a sterile pouch with a 3-year shelf-life.

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Proximity Switch Is Among the World's Smallest

March 15, 2010 5:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Standex Electronics introduces the R12575 micro-proximity switch which is ideal for use in non-contact position sensing in very small spaces. Built around the proven Standex GR200 ultra small magnetic reed switch, the R12575 measures just .379" in length and .098" in diameter, yet provides unparalleled sensitivity and performance.

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Universal Adapter System Supports Field and Bench Techs

March 15, 2010 5:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

The 74-piece RFA-4022 Unidapt Mega-Plus Kit from RF Industries contains everything needed to troubleshoot and test 7-16 DIN, BNC, F, Mini-UHF, MCX, MMCX, N, RCA, reverse polarity SMA and TNC, SMA, SMB, TNC and UHF terminated devices.

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Privacy issues nix Netflix movie-picking contest

March 15, 2010 5:20 am | News | Comments

DVD-by-mail service Netflix Inc. has canceled a sequel to a $1 million movie-recommendation contest, avoiding a potential courtroom drama over the privacy rights of its subscribers. The retreat announced Friday settles a lawsuit alleging Netflix's plans to release millions of movie-rental records that could have illegally exposed sensitive information about its subscribers' tastes and lifestyles.

SFF-SIG Adopts CoreExpress Specification

March 15, 2010 5:12 am | News | Comments

The Small Form Factor Special Interest Group (SFF-SIG) today announced the adoption and release of the CoreExpress Specification revision 2.1.

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