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Sony removes PS3 Linux support

April 1, 2010 6:59 am | by Andrew Maiman | Blogs | Comments

So, even if you haven’t heard the latest news regarding Sony and the PlayStation 3 it will come as no surprise that they’re up to their anti-consumer practices once again. According to a blog entry on the official Sony web site, they have released a new firmware version (3.21) todayThis new “update” removes the ‘Other OS’ feature that is present on older PS3s...


Superconducting Power Lines to Enhance Electrical Grid

April 1, 2010 6:49 am | News | Comments

Venkat Selvamanickam, director of the Applied Research Hub at the University of Houston, is developing a technology with high temperature superconducting wires that promises to revolutionize the way power is generated, transported and used.


April Fools': Google renames itself 'Topeka'

April 1, 2010 6:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Topeka is Google, and now Google is Topeka.Weeks after the Kansas capital unofficially renamed itself after the Web search giant, the company returned the favor Thursday in the form of an April Fool's Day joke.Google, at least on its home page, became "Topeka."The company says it's a response...


Vuzix Releases 2009 Annual Operating Results

April 1, 2010 6:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Vuzix Corporation (TSX VENTURE: VZX) ("Vuzix" or, the "Company") a leader in the design and manufacture of Video Eyewear products, issued financial results for its financial year ended December 31, 2009. This news release should be read in conjunction with the Company's audited annual consolidated...


A Perspective-Corrected Handheld Cubic Display

April 1, 2010 5:45 am | Videos | Comments

The pCubee is a handheld cubic display system made with five flat-panel screens that uses perspective-corrected rendering and real-time physics simulation to create compelling visualization and interaction techniques for 3D content.


Linear Charger Adjusts Charge Rate According to Temperature

April 1, 2010 5:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products (NASDAQ: MXIM) introduces the MAX8934, the industry's first dual-input linear charger with Smart Power Selector(TM) circuitry to implement the JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association) recommendations for safe charging over temperature.


HP settles with HK firm over ink cartridge patents

April 1, 2010 5:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Co. said Thursday it has reached a settlement with a Hong Kong company that it accused of infringing on ink cartridge patents.The company said Print-Rite Holdings Ltd. will remove affected cartridges from the U.S. and other nations where HP has made complaints.The complete terms...

Class-D Audio Amplifiers Reduce Design Complexity

April 1, 2010 5:26 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) introduced a pair of Class-D audio amplifiers for smart phones, GPS units and other handheld electronics where premium sound quality offers a major competitive advantage.


Help Me Win the Green Smackdown Challenge!!!

April 1, 2010 5:21 am | by An Engineering Mind | News | Comments

My weekly videos have gotten me some level or recognition at National Instruments, even amongst the usually introverted engineering crowd. With that in mind our corporate "Green Team" asked me to spend a week reducing my carbon footprint and documenting my progress. Don't get me wrong,...


Thermoharvester uses Waste Heat to Power Wireless Industrial Sensors

April 1, 2010 5:00 am | News | Comments

Micropelt has collaborated with Royal Dutch Shell to prove the concept of converting waste heat into a sustainable, maintenance-free power supply for wireless sensor devices.


Splitters Comply with TR-127 for VDSL2 Triple Play Applications

April 1, 2010 4:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pulse announced that its SmartER series of splitters have been tested and meet the new TR-127 standard for VDSL2 applications.


What Improvements Did You Make After a Home Energy Assessment?

April 1, 2010 4:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

On Tuesday, Elizabeth pointed you to some resources on home energy assessments, also known as home energy audits. If you've never had one, Energy Savers has a new video describing what you can expect from a professional home energy assessment. If you have done a home energy assessment -...


Ofcom Calls for Cut in Mobile-Phone Charge

April 1, 2010 2:28 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

U.K. communications regulator Ofcom proposed new caps on the price mobile operators can charge to transfer calls from other networks, meaning lower revenue for the major mobile firms but potentially improved deals for customers.


Laptop Killer? The iPad Comes Close

April 1, 2010 12:24 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Apple's new touch-screen device has the potential to change portable computing profoundly, says Walt Mossberg. It could challenge the primacy of the laptop and eventually propel the multitouch user interface ahead of the mouse-driven interface.

Google: Online attacks aimed at Vietnam's critics

March 31, 2010 8:30 pm | by BEN STOCKING - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Google Inc. accused Vietnam on Wednesday of stifling political dissent with cyberattacks, the latest complaint by the Internet giant against a communist regime following a public dispute with China over online censorship.Like China, Vietnam tightly controls the flow of information and has said...


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