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YouTube getting into movie rental business

January 20, 2010 5:01 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

YouTube's coming attractions now include movie rentals.The Internet's most popular video channel will make its debut as a rental outlet Friday to help promote some of the movies that will be shown at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.It's part of a test that YouTube hopes...

Marijuana, Cocaine, and Video Games?

January 20, 2010 4:58 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

Are video games the equivalent of crack? That's the alarm sounded by a hyperbolic Fox News Live Science article titled, “Analysts: Video Gamers Get Hooked for Life, Could Become Addicted.”

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Hynix records 4Q net profit as sales surge

January 20, 2010 4:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hynix Semiconductor Inc. said Thursday it recorded a net profit in the fourth quarter of 2009 after a record loss the year before as sales surged and prices for its mainstay computer memory chips increased.Hynix, the world's second-largest manufacturer of computer memory chips, earned 657...

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Holiday shopping, PayPal help eBay 4Q profit rise

January 20, 2010 3:01 pm | by RACHEL METZ - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

EBay Inc. said Wednesday its fourth-quarter earnings climbed, bolstered by growth in its PayPal payments business and a holiday shopping season that was healthier than the year before. The company also logged a large gain from the November sale of its Skype telecommunications business.The...

mbed Development - USB Programming Forever

January 20, 2010 2:51 pm | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

I'm still fiddling with my mbed. Although, I haven't put it to real use yet. I've got some ideas, but I just don't have the time these days. One of the nice things about its programming system is that if...

TechBits package

January 20, 2010 2:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

When Bill Gates was at Microsoft's helm, his internal memos set the company's course for such radical shifts as the rise of the Internet.Now, Gates is making his musings public on a new Web site called The Gates Notes.There, the head of The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has started posting...

Inphi Tests New Memory Buffer

January 20, 2010 11:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Inphi Corporation, a high-speed analog semiconductor company, announced that it is sampling the industry’s first JEDEC-compatible memory buffer designed to create a new class of standards-based memory modules – LRDIMMs, or load-reduced, dual-inline memory modules – capable of delivering upward of four times the memory capacity and nearly double the bandwidth, while reducing the overall power consumption. Inphi’s JEDEC-compatible memory buffer enables data center servers to take better advantage of multicore and virtualization technologies by isolating the CPU from the memory components and then buffering the memory, I/O, control and data signals.

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Microsoft, HCA donating $1.25M to Tenn nonprofits

January 20, 2010 11:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft and HCA are donating $1.25 million, primarily in software, to Middle Tennessee nonprofits to improve their technological capabilities.Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer and Hospital Corporation of America Chairman and CEO Richard Bracken were at Nashville's Downtown YMCA on Wednesday...

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Migrating from Sealed Lead Acid to Li-ion

January 20, 2010 10:48 am | by Robin Sarah Tichy, PhD, Technical Marketing Manager, Micro Power Electronics, Inc., rtichy@micro-power.com | Articles | Comments

Applications with high voltage and capacity requirements are adopting Lithium-ion (Li-ion) technology because of its many advantages- especially the high energy density, small size and low weight that this technology provides. Historically, Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) batteries have had a few superior technical traits...

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Microscan Dedicates Nashua Satellite Facility

January 20, 2010 9:04 am | News | Comments

Microscan, a global technology leader for precision data acquisition and control solutions, headquartered in Renton, WA, announces the dedication of its satellite facility, the Northeast Technology Center, in Nashua, NH. The company invited a select group of key customers and media to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the dedication of the Technology Center.

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IBM to buy National Interest Security

January 20, 2010 9:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

International Business Machines Corp. said Wednesday it will acquire National Interest Security Co. LLC, a privately held information technology company, for undisclosed terms.IBM says the deal will bolster its IT services offerings in sectors such as defense, health care, energy, logistics and...

Artisan and Aonix Join Forces

January 20, 2010 8:50 am | News | Comments

Artisan Software Tools and Aonix have merged to create a new, stronger independent force in the mission- and safety-critical systems and software development tools market. The merged company is named Atego and headquartered in San Diego CA, USA. Artisan Software Tools is the world’s largest independent supplier of industrial-grade, collaborative modeling tools for complex, mission and safety-critical systems and software and Aonix is a leading supplier of critical systems development tools, virtual machines and services for real-time/embedded Java and Ada solutions.

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Optical Cable Gets Modular Connection Patent

January 20, 2010 8:30 am | News | Comments

Optical Cable Corporation (OCC), a leading designer and manufacturer of fiber optic and copper data communications network solutions and services, announces the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued patent No. 7,594,829 for a keyed modular connection system and associated adapter cable. This is the second patent issued for the Limited Axcess system and joins OCC’s collection of notable telecommunications achievements.

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Hendrix Completes Stanton Spacer Cable Project

January 20, 2010 8:13 am | News | Comments

Hendrix Wire & Cable, a premier provider of high quality overhead and underground power distribution products, announces the completion of a project for Clark Energy Cooperative, a non-profit electric utility headquartered in Winchester, Kentucky.

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Coinstar names former Lenovo exec as new CFO

January 20, 2010 7:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Coinstar Inc., which makes coin-counting machines and offers money-transfer services, said Wednesday that J. Scott Di Valerio will become its new chief financial officer March 2.Di Valerio, 47, joined the company Tuesday and will assume full CFO responsibilities after a transition period. He...

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