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Sensor Captures both Linear and Angular Motion

January 5, 2010 6:16 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics, a leading supplier of MEMS for consumer and portable applications, has integrated a 3-axis digital accelerometer with a 2-axis analog gyroscope in a single module.

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Thomas Roser Named Chair of Brookhaven Lab's Collider-Accelerator Department

January 5, 2010 5:54 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Thomas Roser, a senior physicist who joined Brookhaven Lab in 1991, has been named chair of the Lab’s Collider-Accelerator Department (C-AD), effective January 1, 2010.

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Smart-Grid Power Analytics Software Addresses Alternate Energy Sources

January 5, 2010 5:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

EDSA unveiled its Paladin SmartGrid software platform, a  “master controller” enabling the use of on-premise and distributed energy sources – such as solar, wind, or local co-generation – without jeopardizing the reliability of the legacy utility grid.

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ADP to buy Calgary-based electronic invoicing firm DO2 Technologies

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

Payroll and benefits administrator Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADP) has agreed to acquire DO2 Technologies Inc. of Calgary, a provider of electronic-invoicing solutions.Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.The DO2 technology is designed to give corporate finance...

The Fastest Hydrogen Powered Vehicle in the World

January 5, 2010 4:11 am | by Ed Hillstrom, Mechanical Engineering Graduate Fellow, Ohio State University | Articles | Comments

In September  the Venturi Buckeye Bullet 2(BB2) became the first hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle to eclipse the 300 MPH mark, setting an international speed record of 302.877 MPH, making the BB2 the fastest hydrogen powered vehicle in the world, including those using hydrogen combustion engines.

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WD and NEC Collaborate to Promote USB 3.0

January 5, 2010 4:01 am | News | Comments

WD,  a leader in external storage solutions, and NEC Electronics, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions, today announced that the companies have collaborated to promote the new SuperSpeed Universal Serial Bus (USB) 3.0 standard.

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Strategically Expanding Its Position in Procure-to-Pay Market With Accounts Payable Solution

January 5, 2010 4:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ADP (http://www.adp.com/) @, a leading provider of outsourced HR (http://www.adp.com/solutions/employer-services/human-resources. spx ) , payroll, and benefits administration services, today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire DO2 Technologies Inc., of Calgary, Alberta, a...

Grating-based Lens Prototype Promises more Control

January 5, 2010 3:54 am | News | Comments

Duke University engineers have created a new generation of lens that could greatly improve the capabilities of telecommunications or radar systems to provide a wide field of view and greater detail.

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ZigBee Profile Delivers Next-Generation Remote Control

January 5, 2010 3:46 am | News | Comments

The ZigBee Alliance announced the availability of ZigBee Remote Control, the new global standard for advanced remote controls. ZigBee Remote Control is the first public application profile designed specifically for use with the ZigBee RF4CE specification announced earlier this year.

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Level 3 to buy back notes, affirms outlook

January 5, 2010 3:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Level 3 Communications Inc. said Tuesday it is looking to buy back about $550 million in debt and reaffirmed its adjusted profit forecast for 2009.The company, which provides Internet networking services, said it has launched a tender offer for $550 million in 12.25 percent notes due in 2013....

Opera Software CEO steps down

January 5, 2010 2:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Opera Software ASA announced Tuesday that co-founder and CEO Jon von Tetzchner has stepped down following 15 years at the helm of the Norwegian software developer.The company has tapped Lars Boilesen, chief commercial officer, to lead the company known for the popular Opera internet browser.The...

Electronic Arts standing behind Tiger Woods

January 4, 2010 5:01 pm | by JORDAN ROBERTSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Electronic Arts Inc. said Monday it will stand behind Tiger Woods — at least for the release of a new online golf game featuring the embattled athlete.The relationship between EA and Woods stretches back more than a decade, and Tiger Woods-branded games have pulled in hundreds of millions of...

Electronic Arts stands behind Tiger Woods

January 4, 2010 4:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Electronic Arts Inc. is standing behind Tiger Woods and plans to go ahead with the release this month of an online game featuring the embattled golf superstar.EA Sports President Peter Moore says Woods is "still one of the greatest athletes in history" despite his missteps off the golf course....

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'Avatar' continues climb with $68.5M weekend

January 4, 2010 2:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The sci-fi saga "Avatar" maintained its blockbuster trek with a $68.5 million weekend domestically. The film shot past $1 billion worldwide, becoming only the fifth movie to hit that mark.The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio...

Report: Apple tablet device coming in January

January 4, 2010 2:01 pm | by JESSICA MINTZ - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Speculation intensified Monday that Apple Inc. will soon unveil a tablet-style gadget for consuming music, movies, books and other media.The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple is planning to take the wraps off such a device this month and begin shipping it in March.That jibes with several...

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