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Pedestrian sues Google over Utah directions

June 1, 2010 10:30 am | News | Comments

A woman who says she relied on Google for walking directions in Utah that got her hit on a major roadway has filed a lawsuit against the Internet company claiming it supplied unsafe directions.Lauren Rosenberg filed the $100,000 lawsuit Thursday in U.S. District Court in Utah. It also names a...

Recovery Act Funding Spurs Significant Cleanup Advances at Brookhaven National Laboratory

June 1, 2010 10:22 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

DOE Deputy Secretary Daniel Poneman has announced that the U.S. Department of Energy and BNL have reached a major milestone in the cleanup of the Brookhaven Graphite Research Reactor.

Bipolar Switch Features two Hall-effect Sensing Elements

June 1, 2010 10:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. announces a new dual-channel, bipolar switch with two Hall-effect sensing elements, each providing a separate digital output for speed and direction signal processing capability. The Hall elements are photolithographically aligned to better than 1 µm...


120 Watt Desktop Switchers are CEC Level V Compliant

June 1, 2010 10:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Advanced Power Solutions (APS) announced the release of its PA1120 Series of 120 Watt External Desktops featuring the latest in efficiency and energy standards with compliance to CEC Level V. The PA1120 Series offers


Security Manager Includes 1024 Bytes of Nonimprinting Memory

June 1, 2010 10:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the DS3644, a security manager with 1024 bytes of nonimprinting memory to securely store sensitive data. Internal tamper monitors protect against clock, electrical, and temperature tampering, while tamper-detection inputs for external sensors enable complete customization.


Hat-trick for University of Montreal scientists

June 1, 2010 9:23 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Montreal) The University of Montreal has excelled at the 2010 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Awards. Three University of Montreal researchers won major prizes, including the NSERC Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering,...

CA CEO compensation valued at $3.7M in fiscal 2010

June 1, 2010 8:30 am | News | Comments

William McCracken, the new CEO of information technology company CA Technologies, was awarded compensation valued at nearly $3.7 million in fiscal 2010, according to an Associated Press calculation.McCracken was hired as the company's CEO in January, replacing John Swainson, who retired....

Hewlett-Packard to cut 9K jobs in services unit

June 1, 2010 7:30 am | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Co. said Tuesday it will lay off about 9,000 workers in the unit that provides technology services to other businesses as the company consolidates and automates its commercial data centers.The cuts will be made over about three years and amount to some 3 percent of HP's global...


Doping graphene

June 1, 2010 7:23 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Physical Society) A dopant common in building conventional electronics looks promising for making components out of carbon sheets only one atom thick.

New Technique Detects Enzyme Implicated in Cancer, Atherosclerosis

June 1, 2010 7:22 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A Georgia Tech research team has developed a new technique that reliably detects and quantifies an enzyme implicated in osteoporosis, arthritis, atherosclerosis, cancer metastasis and other disease processes.


Actuator Provides Haptic Feedback for Touchscreens

June 1, 2010 6:59 am | News | Comments

AMI’s Reflex technology solves a common deficiency – the disappearance of the sensation of touching – that has resulted from the emergence of touch screens in consumer electronic devices.


More partnerships in China

June 1, 2010 6:25 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Nanyang Technological University) Singapore's first eco-friendly bus developed by NTU and China's Tsinghua University is ready and will make its appearance during the Youth Olympics Games in August and will be used to transport athletes and officials around the Youth Olympics Village at...

Changing times

June 1, 2010 5:12 am | by Alix Paultre, Editor in Chief | Articles | Comments

The good news is that the current business in the electronic component and subsystem industry will probably continue to improve, but the bad news is most of the jobs lost in the Great Recession aren’t ever coming back. At recent events such as Embedded Systems and the Electronic Distribution Show, every company I spoke to was doing double-digit business percentages over last year...


Happy First Birthday element14!

June 1, 2010 4:59 am | by Alisha Mowbray, Senior VP, innovation marketing, element14 | Blogs | Comments

I can't believe it has been a year since our element14 engineering community launched. And what a year it’s been.


4G wireless: It's fast, but outstripped by hype

June 1, 2010 4:56 am | News | Comments

Cell phone companies are about to barrage consumers with advertising for the next advance in wireless network technology: "4G" access. The companies are promising faster speeds and the thrill of being the first on the block to use a new acronym.


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