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CA Inc. buys cloud computing software firm 3Tera

February 24, 2010 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tech management software provider CA Inc. said Wednesday that it's buying 3Tera Inc. as it further expands its reach into cloud computing services.Terms of the deal were not disclosed.Privately held 3Tera sells cloud computing software, which lets companies operate and store their data on...

Analyst upgrades Liberty Starz Group to 'buy'

February 24, 2010 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An analyst on Wednesday upgraded his rating on Liberty Starz Group, the tracking stock of John Malone's media empire that is linked to the Starz and Encore pay TV channels, saying downside risks were being overblown.Liberty Starz operates channels that play the movies of The Walt Disney Co. and...

Computer game to build 3-D images of Cornell campus

February 24, 2010 12:20 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

To play PhotoCity, you have to get up from your computer and walk around campus. The game knits together still photos of an object taken from many angles to create a 3-D model of the Cornell campus.

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Touchscreen Intelligent Displays Feature Pre-integrated Embedded Systems

February 24, 2010 12:09 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Anders Electronics announced the addition of a 5.7” VGA (640 x 480 pixel) resolution display to its UMR 5 Series of products. The new 5.7” VGA amorphous silicon-based TFT display with LED backlight is suitable for a variety of industrial and medical applications and offers

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E-waste to hit developing world hard

February 24, 2010 11:57 am | News | Comments

Waste from discarded electronics will rise dramatically in the developing world within a decade, with computer waste in India alone to grow by 500 percent from 2007 levels by 2020, a U.N. study released Monday said.

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SMD LED Seven-segment Displays Go Ultra Thin

February 24, 2010 11:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Using patented technology, SMD LED Displays can be produced with 1 mm or less thickness on reflector height, making them appropriate for use in compact and space limited applications. Digit size starts from 0.28" and up. Single to

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Mini Power Transformers Suit Interface Card Applications

February 24, 2010 11:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

MPS Industries has developed a series of mini power transformers with reinforced isolation for interface card applications. The M6201 Series is constructed per IEC60950 reinforced isolation requirements and are designed to be used for

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Senators to NASA chief: Go somewhere specific

February 24, 2010 11:49 am | News | Comments

Skeptical senators are telling NASA's chief that the space agency lacks a goal and destination. Earlier this month, the White House killed the previous administration's plan to back to the moon. The space shuttles will soon be retired.

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Compact 650W AC-DC Power Supply Suits Medical, Industrial Apps

February 24, 2010 11:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

XP Power introduced its SHP650 and MHP650 Series of single output high power density fan cooled AC/DC power supplies. The MHP650 range meets the IEC60601-1 safety specification for medical equipment, while the SHP650 range compiles with the

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FCC seeking more spectrum for wireless broadband

February 24, 2010 11:24 am | News | Comments

Federal regulators are hoping to find more wireless spectrum for mobile broadband services by reallocating some airwaves now assigned to television broadcasters and others. Under a long-awaited proposal outlined by the Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday, broadcasters and other existing spectrum holders would voluntarily give back some spectrum and share in proceeds raised by government auctions of those airwaves to wireless companies.

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Nintendo DSi XL to launch March 28

February 24, 2010 11:16 am | News | Comments

Nintendo plans to launch the latest version of its popular handheld video game system, the DSi XL, on March 28 in North America. The XL will cost $190. It will have two screens like its predecessors, but as the name suggests, the device and screens will be much larger than the currently available versions. The XL is already available in Japan.

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Debut of promising fuel-cell tech light on details

February 24, 2010 11:06 am | News | Comments

A richly funded Silicon Valley clean-energy startup is keeping critical parts of its business plan secret as it launches its first product to international attention. The company, Bloom Energy, didn't offer many new details Wednesday about how it plans to make its promising fuel-cell technology affordable enough for regular people to buy for their homes.

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Analyst thinks Apple may update MacBook Pro laptop

February 24, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple Inc. may soon update its MacBook Pro laptops since checks show supplies of the computer are more limited than usual, an analyst said Wednesday.In a client note, Kaufman Bros. analyst Shaw Wu said that tight supply could be a result of strong demand for the laptop, an upcoming update or...

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Canadian earnings: Canam, Centerra, Maple Leaf, Cott, Sheritt, TransAlta

February 24, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Canadian earning declared Wednesday as of 3:15 p.m.:Canada Bread Company Ltd. (TSX:CBY): Three months ended Dec. 31, 2009, $15,009,000, $0.59 a share; 2008, $26,460,000, $1.04 a share. Revenue: 2009, $432,190,000; 2008, $444,957,000.Canam Group Inc. (TSX:CAM): Three months ended Dec. 31, 2009,...

High Power Density Inductor Serves DC-to-DC Converter Power Apps

February 24, 2010 9:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

TT electronics BI Technologies, a leading manufacturer of magnetic components including inductors, transformers and common mode chokes, has developed a high current surface mount power inductor. Designated the HA73 Series, the inductor features a high saturation core material and an operating frequency up to 800kHz, while measuring just 19.2mm x 19.6mm with a height of 12.2mm.

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