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Germany lashes out at Google for privacy breach

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

The German consumer protection minister is strongly criticizing Google after the U.S. internet giant acknowledged a privacy breach.Ilse Aigner's ministry said in a statement Saturday the recent "alarming incident" shows that Google still lacks an understanding of the need for privacy.The...

Google uses 3-D models of Ark. school buildings

May 14, 2010 9:30 pm | by JOHN GRIFFITHAssociated Press | News | Comments

Three Paragould High School EAST students have put Paragould on the virtual map.Virtual 3-D scale models of two PHS buildings were accepted recently by Google Inc., the Internet software and application giant. The models appear on Google Earth's server and are viewable by any Google Earth user,...

Medidata 1Q profit grows as revenue increases

May 14, 2010 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medidata Solutions Inc., which makes software and services for clinical development of drugs and medical devices, said Friday that its first-quarter profit grew 10 percent as application service revenue rose.The company said its profit rose to $1.9 million from $1.7 million.Medidata, which...


UCLA gets $5.5 million from Defense agency to create new rotating microscale motors

May 14, 2010 1:23 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of California - Los Angeles) The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded UCLA Engineering $5.5 million over the next four and half years under the Information Tethered Micro Automated Rotary Stages program to create electrically connected rotating devices on a microscale.

DEC module Intended for Brushless DC Motors with Hall Sensors

May 14, 2010 12:46 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The maxon motor DEC module 50/5 controller is a digital amplifier with speed controller for controlling brushless DC motors with Hall sensors up to 250 watts. Maxon’s new module works with an operating voltage of up to 50 VDC, an output current of 5 A in continuous operation...


Google to sell Nexus One offline, close Web store

May 14, 2010 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google will close an online store that it set up to sell its Nexus One phone. The company will rely on traditional retailers instead.The shift announced Friday ends Google's attempt to develop a new sales model for the mobile industry. Google had hoped to shake things up by establishing its...

EXPOSanità opens in Italy

May 14, 2010 12:20 pm | by Think Engineering | News | Comments

The italian leader Saxos Informatica, specialized in the supply of systems and services for the electronic automation of the public and private sanitary structures, will be at EXPOSanità 2010 with a new software solution of Electronic Patient Record (EPR) - Electronic Health Record (EHR).

The Dirty Details of White Goods Design

May 14, 2010 11:33 am | by Joe Roy, Americas Motor & Motion FAE, Fairchild Semiconductor | Articles | Comments

When the first white goods were invented in the 1850s, there was a passion to innovate and design new machines to assist in nearly every room of the house. Now that the typical family has 6-10 major household appliances, a new mantra has emerged in appliance design: do more faster with less energy at a painfully minimal cost.


Earnings schedule for week of 5/17/10

May 14, 2010 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Major companies tentatively scheduled to report quarterly earnings next week:MondayDETROIT — General Motors Co. releases quarterly financial results.MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Lowe's Cos. releases quarterly financial results.TuesdayNEW ALBANY, Ohio — Abercrombie & Fitch Co. releases quarterly financial...

Tantalum Caps Boost Transmitter Power in Solid State Drives

May 14, 2010 10:58 am | Avx Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has developed a new range of high capacitance PulseCap tantalum capacitors that feature a low profile. The PulseCap tantalum capacitors are designed for applications that require bulk capacitance to boost transmitter power


NTE Electronic's LED Color Display Board Demo at EDS 2010

May 14, 2010 10:37 am | Videos | Comments

Bill of NTE demonstrates their LED color display board to aid engineers in their LED selection at the 2010 Electronic Distribution Show.


Brainstorm: Consumer Electronics

May 14, 2010 10:30 am | Articles | Comments

Will tablet computers displace the netbook/laptop? Why or why not?


Standard & Poor's sets CA Inc. outlook at positive

May 14, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services raised its outlook on business management software company CA Inc. Friday, saying its revenue growth outlook has improved.The firm said CA has a large customer base and its growth prospects are getting better. It raised its outlook to "positive" from "stable,"...


Cryptography pioneer Whit Diffie joins ICANN staff

May 14, 2010 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cryptography pioneer Whit Diffie has joined the staff of the Internet's key oversight agency for domain names.As vice president for information security and cryptography, Diffie will provide general advice on security and help manage networks operated by the Internet Corporation for Assigned...

Aggie Formula Hybrid car wins second place in international competition

May 14, 2010 9:21 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

Aggie engineering students have placed second in the 2010 international Formula Hybrid race car competition. This is the second year the Aggies have competed in the hybrid race car contest, which they won in 2009 on their first try. The team scored perfectly in the presentation and...


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