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Hate speech corrodes online games

April 15, 2010 10:30 am | by NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

It's not just cyberbullets that are exchanged during firefights on the XBox Live version of "Call of Duty."Many gamers also exchange hate speech over their headsets as they stalk each other across the virtual battlefields. Players trade racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic insults so frequently...

7th Annual Taglich Brothers Small Cap Equity Conference

April 15, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments () —The 7th Annual Taglich Brothers Small Cap Equity Conference ( will be held in Manhattan at the New York Athletic Club on Tuesday, May 4th, 2010.This conference ( is a unique...

Earnings schedule for week of 4/19/10

April 15, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Major companies tentatively scheduled to report quarterly earnings next week:MondayST. LOUIS — Arch Coal Inc. releases financial results.NEW YORK — Citigroup Inc. releases financial results.INDIANAPOLIS — Eli Lilly & Co. releases financial results.HOUSTON — Halliburton Co. releases financial...


FPGA-based 6U SBC Offers Triple Redundancy

April 15, 2010 9:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

MEN Micro offers a 6U FPGA-based, triple-redundant D602 cPCI SBC that uses a lock-step architecture to make the board appropriate for highly mission-critical applications. The lock-step architecture provides a redundant computing system that


Correction: Apple iPhone update story

April 15, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

In a story April 7 about the possible changes to be introduced in Apple Inc.'s iPhone operating system, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Charles Golvin is an analyst for Gartner Inc.Golvin is with Forrester Research Inc.

Embedded RISC Computer Touts Compact, Rugged Package

April 15, 2010 7:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sealevel’s Relio R9 is an application-ready platform for embedded applications requiring small size, wide operating temperature range, and flexible I/O connectivity. The I/O features of the Relio R9 are said to extend


Germany probes alleged kickbacks in HP deal

April 15, 2010 7:30 am | by GEIR MOULSON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Three people who once worked for Hewlett-Packard Co. were arrested in an investigation of alleged kickbacks totaling euro8 million ($10.9 million) surrounding a deal to sell equipment to Russian authorities, German prosecutors said Thursday.The three were arrested in Germany and Switzerland in...

Kits for Kids

April 15, 2010 7:10 am | by Jon Titus, Senior Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

As a teenager, I built many "computer" circuits with relays and switches. As I recall, a flip-flop took two 2PDT relays and a binary adder took two 4PDT relays in my brute-force logic circuit. Kids today can get started exploring computers more easily.


Analog Front-End Design for ECG Systems using Delta-Sigma ADCs

April 15, 2010 6:45 am | by Karthik Soundarapandian & Mark Berarducci, Texas Instruments | Articles | Comments

Electrocardiogram (ECG) system analog front-end (AFE) devices are typically designed with discrete off-the-shelf components from various semiconductor vendors. The primary components of a traditional discrete ECG AFE include instrumentation amplifiers, operational amplifiers that implement active filters, and analog-to-digital converters (ADCs).


Data Acquisition and Display Station Is Optimized for Pharmaceutical Apps

April 15, 2010 6:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Yokogawa’s DXAdvanced R4 has been added to the company’s DAQSTATION family data acquisition and display stations. Standard high capacity memory and a new option for stringent pharmaceutical applications are new features. The Advanced Security option delivers


.050” SMT Sockets and Headers Suit Low Profile IO Apps

April 15, 2010 6:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mill-Max offers a choice between .050” (1.270 mm) and .100” (2.540 mm) grid horizontal Z-Bend sockets and receptacles. For low profile IO applications, these SMT SIP socket and header strips are assembled parallel to their board surface. They are appropriate for


Optocouplers Protect Patients, Operators Using Medical Equipment

April 15, 2010 6:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Optocouplers are used in many industries to isolate an electrical signal between two elements of a circuit. There are many situations where signals and data need to be transferred from one system to another within a piece of electronic equipment without making a direct electrical connection.


Air Bearing Gantry System Ideal for Precision Applications

April 15, 2010 5:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Steinmeyer, Inc. announced a new precision, multi- axis air bearing gantry system. This motion system consists of an XY stage utilizing air bearings plus a conventional ball screw driven Z table. It is ideal wherever there is a need for ultra high precision and outstanding dynamic performance.


Biocompatible Materials Drive the Success of Implantable Medical Devices

April 15, 2010 5:11 am | by Tom Kannally, Hypertronics Medical Industry Manager | Articles | Comments

The market for implantable medical devices is estimated at over $40 billion. The recent growth is spurred from significant contributions by the semiconductor industry where new chip technologies revolutionize health care treatments.


Germany investigates alleged kickbacks in HP deal

April 15, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

German prosecutors say three people who once worked for Hewlett-Packard Co. were arrested in December in an investigation of alleged kickbacks surrounding a deal to sell computer equipment to Russian authorities.Wolfgang Klein, a spokesman for prosecutors in Dresden, said Thursday the three...


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