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NY suit vs. Google seeks damages for pictures, art

April 7, 2010 2:30 pm | by LARRY NEUMEISTER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Groups representing photographers and artists on Wednesday accused Internet search leader Google of copyright infringement in a lawsuit that mirrors complaints book publishers and authors have made for years about the company's attempt to create the world's largest digital library.The lawsuit,...

Tool Validates Foundation Fieldbus and Profibus PA Segments

April 7, 2010 2:25 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Pepperl+Fuchs introduced Segment Checker version 1.20 for validating the design of all Foundation fieldbus and Profibus PA segments, even in hazardous areas. Users drag and drop components into the project window, and edit the attributes to build a fieldbus segment. New to version 1.20 are the


Meter Provides Portable Power Measurements

April 7, 2010 1:30 pm | Keysight Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies announced the release of its V3500A Handheld RF Power Meter. The palm-sized meter includes a built-in display and integrated power sensor. The meter is appropriate for


IPhone update might address multitasking complaint

April 7, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Topping the wish list for the iPhone and the iPad: broader ability to run more than one program at a time.Owners of the Apple Inc. devices are hoping to see those changes as part of updates the company is unveiling Thursday in California.The iPhone already allows for some "multitasking," but...

Lawson Software fiscal 3Q profit falls 71 percent

April 7, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Lawson Software Inc. on Wednesday reported a 71 percent drop in its fiscal third-quarter net income as higher costs more than offset an increase in revenue.The business software company earned $1.8 million, or a penny per share, compared with a profit of $6.2 million, or 4 cents per share, in...

Governor: Texas should move to online textbooks

April 7, 2010 1:30 pm | by KELLEY SHANNON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Gov. Rick Perry proposed Wednesday that Texas abandon using traditional textbooks in public schools and replace them with computer technology."I don't see any reason in the world why we need to have textbooks in Texas in the next four years. Do you agree?" Perry asked participants at a computer...

Pitt-led study identifies human enzyme that breaks down potentially toxic nanomaterials

April 7, 2010 12:26 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Pittsburgh) An international study based at the University of Pittsburgh provides the first identification of a human enzyme that can biodegrade carbon nanotubes -- the superstrong materials found in products from electronics to plastics -- and in laboratory tests offset...


Camolyn eye drops, Fisiolin nasal drops: Voluntary recall due to non-sterility

April 7, 2010 12:20 pm | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Lack of sterile product has the potential to cause infections.


Strategies for Handling High Peak Power in LTE Transmitters

April 7, 2010 11:32 am | by Ben Zarlingo and Moray Rumney, Agilent Technologies, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) offers many advantages to LTE, notably the ability to deliver high data rates and perform well even in low quality channels. However, the technology does present some difficulties.


Harman Int'l names co-presidents of auto division

April 7, 2010 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Audio and entertainment products maker Harman International Industries Inc. said Wednesday it has named two executives to lead its automotive division, replacing Klaus Blickle who is leaving the company.Harman said Sachin Lawande and Michael Mauser will be unit co-presidents and members of the...

SanDisk taps Sumit Sadana for senior VP role

April 7, 2010 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SanDisk Corp. named Sumit Sadana as senior vice president of strategy and business development, the flash memory card provider said Wednesday.Sadana previously served as president at Sunrise Capital. In his new role, Sadana will handle strategic planning for all of SanDisk's segments.Sadana...

General Dynamics wins $20 million Boeing contract

April 7, 2010 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Dynamics Corp. said Wednesday it won a $20 million contract from Boeing Co. to make composite parts for military transport planes.General Dynamics said its armament and technical products division received the contract to build components for the C-17 Globemaster III, which the military...

Berkeley Researchers get thin-film OLEDs to emit various colors

April 7, 2010 11:27 am | News | Comments

Using polymer nanoparticles, scientists at the Molecular Foundry and the University of California, Berkeley, have made a thin film OLED using iridium-based guest molecules to emit various colors of visible light.


Testing LTE: What You Need to Know

April 7, 2010 11:22 am | by Phil Medd, Product Manager, Aeroflex Test Solutions | Articles | Comments

Now that the first LTE networks have gone live, the race is on to provide mobile broadband services on a large scale. However, have all the technical issues been addressed?


Crooked Components

April 7, 2010 10:22 am | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

I was looking at two different PCBs recently; one assembled here at Screaming Circuits, and one, a PC graphics card assembled someplace else in the world. In both cases, a crooked component caught my eye. The graphics card, at least,...


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