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How Do You Save on Lighting Costs?

May 6, 2010 4:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

This week, Amy discussed ENERGY STAR lighting fixtures and how they can you save on lighting costs. Lighting accounts for roughly 11% of a typical residential utility bill, so it's worth seeking ways to reduce your energy use and costs. ENERGY STAR fixtures, efficient lighting choices,...

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Commission to take on bottlenecks to financing of SMEs

May 6, 2010 3:22 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

Data from the European Commission and European Central Bank indicate that bank credit standards are still tight, net demand for loans from enterprises declined and almost 20% of SMEs’ bank loan applications are rejected. To address this issue Vice-President Antonio Tajani has proposed to...

Media wants affidavit in Gizmodo raid unsealed

May 5, 2010 3:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

REDWOOD CITY, California (AP) — The Associated Press and other news organizations are asking a judge to unseal the search warrant affidavit used to raid the home of a technology blogger who posted pictures and details of an iPhone prototype.Court documents listing the legal reasons for searches are...

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Burntsand reports Q1 loss of $596,000, revenue down from year ago

May 5, 2010 3:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Burntsand Inc. (TSX:BRT) said Wednesday that it lost $596,000 in its lost recent quarter compared with a loss of $181,000 a year ago.The company, which struck a deal last month to be bought by Open Text Corp. (TSX:OTC), said the loss amounted to a penny per share for the quarter ended March 31...

The "real" Parts Spacing

May 5, 2010 3:21 pm | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

Last week, at the Embedded Systems Conference, a gentleman came up to me and asked me about component spacing. I started rattling off things about IPC standards when we interrupted me and said: "Not IPC. I want to know the...

Smith Micro 1Q net income rises nearly 6-fold

May 5, 2010 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Smith Micro Software Inc., a maker of software for mobile devices, on Wednesday reported a nearly six-fold increase in first-quarter net income as its revenue rose on strong demand for its products.The company earned $1.6 million, or 5 cents per share, compared with $278,000, or a penny per...

NCI posts higher 1Q income as revenue climbs

May 5, 2010 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NCI Inc. said Wednesday that its income rose in the first quarter as revenue climbed 9.5 percent.Net income rose 17 percent to $5.5 million, or 39 cents per share, from $4.7 million, or 34 cents per share, in the same period a year ago.The company, which provides information technology,...

THQ narrows 4Q loss, aided by sales of new games

May 5, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Video game developer THQ Inc. on Wednesday reported a narrower loss for its fiscal fourth quarter, thanks to brisk sales of new video game titles, but forecast lower-than-expected earnings for the current period.For the three months that ended March 31, THQ's loss totaled $10.4 million, or 15...

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Study suggests fish virus spread by fish, not boats

May 5, 2010 1:20 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus could be in a lake without killing fish, according to a new study on the deadly virus that threatens New York's billion dollar sport fishing industry.

HSN 1Q net income rises; higher-priced items sell

May 5, 2010 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shop-at-home company HSN Inc.'s first-quarter net income rose sharply because it sold more items such as electronics and health products at full price.Quarterly net income rose to $17.7 million, or 30 cents per share, from $3 million, or 5 cents per share last year, the company said...

Digital River buys fatfoogoo for $10M

May 5, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Digital River, which provides technology and services for companies that sell products online, said Wednesday it bought fatfoogoo for about $10 million in cash.The company fatfoogoo provides e-commerce services for online games.Digital River said by combining the two companies' technologies, it...

Yale-Designed Amplifier Pushes the Boundary of Quantum Physics

May 5, 2010 10:21 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

If powerful new quantum computers are to reach their enormous potential, they will need amplifiers capable of transmitting signals so weak they consist of a single photon. In the May 6 edition of the journal Nature, a team of Yale scientists report creating an amplifier almost as...

Microcontroller Intelligently Switches Between Main and USB Supplies

May 5, 2010 10:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAXQ622, a high-performance, 16-bit RISC microcontroller with an integrated USB transceiver. Designed for low-power applications, this microcontroller operates from either an external supply (1.7V to 3.6V) or directly from USB power.

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Rice team talks the walk

May 5, 2010 9:23 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Rice University) The team of Rice seniors Jon Stanley, Ashley Hill and Laura Leim delivered the Trek Tracker, a high-tech video camera on a trolley that automates the process of videotaping a patient's gait, from the perfect angle, while the patient walks.

Portable device storage

May 5, 2010 9:16 am | by Dr Peter Harrop, IDTechEx | Articles | Comments

The new report “Batteries, Supercapacitors, Alternative Storage for Portable Devices 2009-2019” is directed towards those developing, marketing and using small electronic and electrical devices, particularly those that are self-sufficient.

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