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Flipped-Out Phone

March 9, 2010 4:24 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

The Motorola Backflip smart phone has a unique design: Its QWERTY keyboard is on the back of the device, so the screen appears to be doing a "back flip" when it opens up for use.

Job openings up sharply in January to 2.7M

March 9, 2010 2:30 pm | by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER - AP Economics Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Job openings rose sharply earlier this year, evidence that employers are slowly ramping up hiring as the economy improves.The number of openings in January rose about 7.6 percent, to 2.7 million, compared with December, the Labor Department said. That's the highest total since February 2009.The...

USB Digitizers Exhibit High Signal Fidelity

March 9, 2010 1:37 pm | Product Releases | Comments

GaGe announced the new USB CompuScope Family of USB digitizers The USB CompuScope Family includes three separate models, which feature up to two input channels, up to

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Shares of bailed out companies surge

March 9, 2010 1:30 pm | News | Comments

Shares of four companies that have received huge infusions of taxpayer cash soared Tuesday after a report that the government would sell its stake in Citigroup Inc. raised hopes that other bailed-out companies would follow.Shares of Citi rose 26 cents, or 7.3 percent, to close at $3.82. Earlier...

Universal Crimp Press Terminates Large Lug Products Up to 4 AWG

March 9, 2010 1:20 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Molex Incorporated announced its heavy-duty TM-4000 Universal Crimp Press, which provides up to 31 kN (7000 lbf) for bench-top crimping large lug products of up to 4 AWG. This direct-drive press is designed for

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Samsung, Panasonic start selling 3-D TVs this week

March 9, 2010 12:30 pm | by PETER SVENSSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Want to be the first one on your block with a 3-D television? It will cost you about $3,000.Samsung and Panasonic will start selling 3-D TVs in U.S. stores this week, inaugurating what manufacturers hope is the era of 3-D viewing in the living room. But because the sets require bulky glasses,...

Cotton is the fabric of your lights...your iPod...your MP3 player...your cell phone

March 9, 2010 12:23 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Cornell University) Consider this T-shirt: It can monitor your heart rate and breathing, analyze your sweat and even cool you off on a hot summer's day. Or a solar-powered dress that can charge your ipod or MP4 player? This is not science fiction -- this is cotton in 2010.

American songbirds evolve as humans change forests

March 9, 2010 12:21 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Can species quickly evolve when humans rapidly change their habitats? The answer, in some cases, is yes, according to a new study of North American songbirds.

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PA Eliminates the Need for RF Component Matching

March 9, 2010 11:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

California Eastern Laboratories (CEL) is shipping its uPG2251T6M GaAs power amplifier (PA). According to the company, the PA eliminates the need for RF component matching, which reduces component count and simplifies procurement. The new 2251 PA is

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'Nobel of computing' goes to early PC designer

March 9, 2010 11:30 am | by JORDAN ROBERTSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

A Microsoft Corp. researcher won the $250,000 Turing Award, one of technology's most coveted prizes, on Tuesday for his work helping design and build what is widely considered the first modern personal computer.While at Xerox Corp.'s famed Palo Alto Research Center, or PARC, in the 1970s,...

Top 10 Considerations When Building a Production-Level Document Conversion Environment

March 9, 2010 11:11 am | by Mark McKinney, President of LuraTech, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Even with careful planning and reliance on industry-leading technologies, it’s not uncommon for records managers and their IT support teams to experience frustration and disappointment with their document capture and conversion workflow environment.

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Summary Box: Samsung, Panasonic releasing 3-D TVs

March 9, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

COMING AT YOU: Samsung Electronics Co. is selling two 3-D sets, beginning this week. Panasonic Corp. plans a similar announcement Wednesday. Sony Corp. said Tuesday its sets will come out in June.THE DETAILS: Samsung's sets will start at about $3,000 for a 46-inch screen. That includes the required...

Sony Plans TV, 3-D Push

March 9, 2010 10:24 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

The electronics giant will shift to "attack" mode by ramping up unit production and attempting to shore up market share, despite trailing rivals planning earlier 3-D models.

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Venture-Capital Firms Struggle

March 9, 2010 9:24 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

The technology bubble popped a decade ago, but the venture-capital industry that helped finance the boom stayed largely intact. Now venture-capital firms are going through their own brutal culling.

High-Voltage Capacitors: Design and Testing

March 9, 2010 9:23 am | by Joe Moxley, Senior Engineer, Custom Electronics, Inc. | Articles | Comments

There are many industries that depend on the proven design concepts that require high voltages to operate. Radar, X-ray machines, traveling wave tubes, down-hole logging, particle accelerators, aerospace ignition systems, partial discharge detection, power utilities and welding equipment are some examples.

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