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Army considers operating “Sky Warrior” remotely

February 4, 2010 8:38 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

The Army is mulling the possibility of operating its largest UAS (Unmanned Aerial System) remotely. They’re considering “split-based” operations--part of the company would deploy in-theater, while the other would communicate remotely via satellite. The situation exposes a cultural rift between the Air Force and the Army.

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Companies boost productivity and put off hiring

February 4, 2010 8:01 am | by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER - AP Economics Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Employers are managing to boost production without creating new jobs. The question is when they'll feel the need to ramp up hiring.Squeezing more output from their existing staffs allowed companies to boost productivity in the October-December quarter. And last week, the number of people filing...

Digital TVs Vie to Bring Internet Connectivity to the Living Room

February 4, 2010 6:56 am | by In-Stat | News | Comments

With digital televisions (DTVs) supplanting analog models in much of the world, manufacturers are adding new features such as Internet connectivity and wireless HD capability to broaden their appeal.

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USB Connects Car Makers to the Consumer

February 4, 2010 6:16 am | by Henry Muyshondt, SMSC | Articles | Comments

USB is the interface of choice for many of today’s consumer electronics products. Everything from cameras, to telephones and media players, as well as portable navigation devices use USB. Even devices with wireless interfaces, such as a Bluetooth phones, need to be connected to charge their batteries. USB provides the perfect interface: it is in widespread use and has a very well defined connector that makes it easy for both carmakers and device makers to use.

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USB Type A Female Connector is Field Terminable

February 4, 2010 5:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

L-com Global Connectivity, a leading manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, today announced the availability of a field-terminable version of a USB Type A Female connector. The new connector comes with screw flanges for 

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Handheld Vector Network Analyzer Touts High Accuracy

February 4, 2010 5:40 am | Keysight Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies’ N9923A FieldFox RF Vector Network Analyzer (VNA) is presented as the world's most accurate handheld VNA. The FieldFox RF VNA provides 0.01 dB/degree Celsius measurement stability to minimize drift errors, and it offers 

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How Has Saving Energy Affected Your Health?

February 4, 2010 4:54 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

We don't often speak of it in these terms, but saving energy can sometimes have a positive influence on your health. Maybe you're getting more exercise because you bike to work instead of drive, or you're getting more fresh air while jogging outside instead of on the treadmill (not to...

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Google, NSA may team up over cyberattacks

February 4, 2010 4:08 am | News | Comments

Internet search firm Google is finalizing a deal that would let the National Security Agency help it investigate a corporate espionage attack that may have originated in China, the Washington Post reported on Thursday.

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Judge: Internet provider doesn't abuse copyrights

February 4, 2010 4:03 am | News | Comments

An Australian judge ruled Thursday that an Internet service provider cannot be held accountable for illegal movie downloads by its customers, in a test case of a key strategy by entertainment companies to combat online piracy.

Software AG's Q4 net profit up 37 pct

February 4, 2010 3:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Germany's Software AG said Thursday that its net income rose 37 percent in the fourth quarter on improving sales and contributions from recently acquired software maker IDS Scheer AG.Software AG, based in Darmstadt, said net profit for the October-December period rose to euro48.1 million ($67.3...

Hitachi returns to profit, replacing CEO

February 4, 2010 12:01 am | by JAY ALABASTER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Japanese electronics conglomerate Hitachi Ltd. said Thursday it made a small profit last quarter after a massive loss a year earlier, thanks to cost cutting measures and lower restructuring charges.Hitachi, which is still forecasting annual losses of over $2 billion, also announced a leadership...

GE Healthcare Expands Portfolio of ecomagination Products

February 3, 2010 11:52 pm | by General Electric | News | Comments

Newly approved ecomagination products help hospitals reduce costs and waste, delivering positive benefits to the environment

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GE Healthcare showcases innovations and healthymagination at the SMFM 30th Annual Meeting

February 3, 2010 11:51 pm | by General Electric | News | Comments

Voluson E8, Voluson i and ViewPoint highlight company focus on women’s healthcare

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Federal Register: Strengthening the Center for Devices and Radiological Health's 510(k) Review Process; Public Meeting; Request for Comments

February 3, 2010 11:51 pm | by FDA (The Center for Devices and Radiological Health) | News | Comments

The purpose of the public meeting is to identify actions that CDRH can consider taking to strengthen the premarket notification process for review of medical devices, also known as the 510(k) process. FDA is seeking input on a number of identified...

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