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Canadian court rejects Dell appeal in class action

January 25, 2010 9:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A panel of the Court of Appeal of Ontario has dismissed two appeals brought by Dell Inc. seeking to enforce a consumer arbitration clause and prevent a class action lawsuit from proceeding.Computer maker Dell is being sued by a class of 119,000 Canadians who bought Inspiron laptops between 2003...

HP launches digital music venture in Europe

January 25, 2010 8:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Co. said Monday it was partnering with U.K. mobile music startup Omnifone Ltd. to launch a subscription music service on its personal computers in Europe, moving into a market dominated by Apple Inc.'s iTunes.Under the partnership, HP will offer a digital music service — called...

Materials Design selected as software supplier and partner for advanced reactor project

January 25, 2010 7:57 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Materials Design, Inc.) Materials Design, a global leader in computational materials science and engineering software and services, has been selected as a scientific software supplier and partner to Pebble Bed Modular Reactor, Ltd. of South Africa

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My SolidWorks World Sessions

January 25, 2010 7:52 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Blogs | Comments

I originally intended to complete my schedule last Friday, but I took the weekend to refine my choices. It wasn't easy - there are way too many really good sessions to choose from. Here's is my schedule, and some of the reasons I chose the sessions I did. Monday, February 1st - 10:30am to...

Veeco Gets Some Screen Time in Avatar

January 25, 2010 7:52 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Blogs | Comments

I got this from Tom Cote this morning. It's pretty cool to know that your products are used in a movie, even cooler to actually pick them out while watching it, and the icing on the cake is getting a mention during the closing credits.

Integration and power management open the door for next generation RKE applications

January 25, 2010 7:06 am | by Herve Branquart & Robert Waterman, ON Semiconductor | Articles | Comments

Wireless transceiver technology is truly established in the automotive industry with Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) now a standard feature of even basic specification vehicles. Following on its heels has been Passive Keyless Entry (PKE), dual transceiver devices that combine remote entry and remote starting, and systems that enable features such as tyre pressure monitoring and car-to-home communications.

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CACI Int'l receives $81M task order from Army

January 25, 2010 7:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CACI International has received an $81 million military contract to help transfer network and information operations from several bases to Maryland, the government contractor said Monday.The pact, which could span 27 months if an option is exercised, covers the transfer of information...

Versatile Systems Q2 loss cut to US$80,661 from US$533,171; revenues slip

January 25, 2010 7:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Versatile Systems Inc. (TSXV:VV) managed to cut its second-quarter loss despite a drop in revenue which the software and information technology company blamed on the recession and Oracle Corp.'s purchase of Sun Microsystems Inc."The overall economic environment continues to be difficult," said...

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Interim GM CEO Whitacre named as permanent CEO

January 25, 2010 7:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors Chairman and interim CEO Ed Whitacre is dropping the interim from his title as the automaker's CEO.Whitacre announced the change this morning at GM's Detroit headquarters.The 68-year-old Whitacre had been GM's interim CEO since last month, when the company's board ousted former...

Gecko's lessons transfer well

January 25, 2010 6:58 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Rice University) Rice graduate student Cary Pint has come up with a way to transfer forests of strongly aligned, single-walled carbon nanotubes from one surface to another -- any surface -- in a matter of minutes. The template used to grow the nanotubes, with its catalyst particles still...

China’s Netbook Market Faces Unique Challenges

January 25, 2010 6:57 am | by In-Stat | News | Comments

China’s netbook market offers high margins that no PC or CE vendor wants to miss. However, the market is not as big as it first seems, due to a few factors.

5 Things to Know Before You Claim Your Energy Tax Credit: Part 1

January 25, 2010 6:54 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

I suppose it's officially "tax season," though that term doesn't seem to be tossed out by popular media until late March or early April, when the deadline is looming and pressure is on. If you're an early bird, you may already be thinking about your taxes.

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January 25, 2010 6:54 am | by Duke University | News | Comments

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My SolidWorks World Sessions - Day 3, 2:45pm to 3:45pm

January 25, 2010 6:54 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Blogs | Comments

This is it, the last session for this year's SolidWorks World. Take advantage of some really great presentations to complete your day, and then get ready to go back to the office and put the information to good use. The Other Project BUB, Part 2 - Land Speed Racing Designs for...

Today’s Voltage Regulators Enable High Efficiency and Space Savings in Portable Applications

January 25, 2010 6:40 am | by John Lambert, International Rectifier Corp. | Articles | Comments

As demand for longer battery life in portable devices increases, engineers are continually challenged to design highly efficient point-of-load (POL) converters while maintaining or reducing board space. Adding to the challenge is the fact that many portable devices like laptop computers have wide input voltage variation.

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