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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.

Pickering Interfaces Introduces new PXI USB Switch

June 1, 2010 4:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pickering Interfaces is expanding its range of PXI switching products with the introduction of the 40-737 USB switch. The 40-737 is an 8 channel multiplexer designed specifically for switching USB signals.


Reverse Dimple Compensates for Tactile Metal Dome Switch Misalignment

June 1, 2010 4:37 am | by Jon Mullett, New Product R&D, Snaptron ( | Articles | Comments

Smaller tactile domes bring with them manufacturing challenges when it comes to aligning them with the keypad overlays.


Hewlett-Packard to cut 9K jobs; see $1B in charges

June 1, 2010 4:30 am | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard says it will cut about 9,000 jobs and take $1 billion in charges over several years as it creates fully automated commercial data centers.The Palo Alto, Calif. technology company says it will invest $1 billion in its enterprise services unit, over a multiyear period. The company...

Save Energy, Cut Costs, and Bring a Different Kind of Value to Work

June 1, 2010 4:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

For many of us, thinking about energy efficiency means thinking about changes we can make at home. But residential energy efficiency is just one slice of the energy use pie. According to data from the Energy Information Administration, energy use in the residential and commercial...


Taiwan firms display e-readers at computer show

June 1, 2010 2:30 am | News | Comments

Taiwanese electronics firms displayed a slew of e-readers at an industry show Tuesday, with one maker unveiling a lightweight model that can display a full magazine page in color.The color model - developed by Delta Electronics Inc. and expected to go on sale by December - stood out among a...

Winners of European Enterprise Awards successful at creating small businesses in times of crisis

June 1, 2010 2:23 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

Six initiatives from France, Austria, Germany, Poland, Slovenia and Sweden, received awards in the ceremony which was jointly organised by the European Commission, the Spanish EU Presidency and the Committee of the Regions. The event closed the second European SME Week, the European...

Calian Technologies wins $15-million contract at Canadian Forces bases

May 31, 2010 12:30 pm | News | Comments

Calian Technologies Ltd. (TSX:CTY) says it has won a two-year contract with the Department of National Defence worth $15 million for maintenance services at five Canadian Forces army bases.


Scientists Decipher Structure of Nature’s ‘Light Switch’

May 31, 2010 11:22 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Molecular details of a light-sensing structure will help scientists understand how plants respond to light

Green Economy : Mayors, Ministers Call for Joint Action at OECD Roundtable

May 31, 2010 9:25 am | by OECD | News | Comments

The Third Annual Meeting of the OECD Roundtable of Mayors and Ministers on “Cities and Green Growth” concluded that national and city leaders must work together to increase cities’ ability to promote green growth.


Statistics: Fourth consecutive quarter of GDP growth in the OECD area

May 31, 2010 9:25 am | by OECD | News | Comments

Gross domestic product (GDP) in the OECD area rose by 0.7% in the first quarter of 2010, the fourth consecutive quarter of growth for the area.


Fighting Corruption : US Attorney General Eric H. Holder on efforts to fight international corruption

May 31, 2010 9:24 am | by OECD | News | Comments

“For the global economy, corruption is dangerous,” he said at the OECD in Paris on 31 May. “The consequence is economic decay, not development. And that’s why corruption demands a truly global response – one that knows no limits on collaboration.”


When Companies Respond to Online Criticism With Lawsuits

May 31, 2010 7:29 am | by New York Times | News | Comments

Lawyers say that a growing number of businesses are suing individuals for posting critical comments online.


Static in Cellphone Study

May 31, 2010 7:29 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

The confusing findings of a study on the link between cellphone use and cancer illustrate how hard it is to analyze the potential for a small elevated risk in a rare disease from a widespread activity.

Taiwan's AsusTek unveils tablet computer

May 31, 2010 3:30 am | News | Comments

Taiwan's AsusTek Computer Inc. unveiled Monday a portable tablet computer that runs on Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system, joining a slew of manufacturers trying to tap demand for the sleek devices following Apple's launch of the iPad.AsusTek is among several Taiwanese computer makers to...


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