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Low Voltage DC Grid Interconnects for the EMerge Alliance & reg; DC Standard

February 9, 2010 10:52 am | by Tyco Electronics | News | Comments

Tyco Electronics, a participating member of the EMerge Alliance®, launches new low-voltage direct-current (LVDC) grid interconnects for use in the EMerge Alliance-compliant system. The DC grid interconnects include a variety of connectors and cable assemblies designed to transfer...

Introducing the MCON 1.2 mm Terminal & Housing Series

February 9, 2010 10:52 am | by Tyco Electronics | News | Comments

The automotive industry is constantly moving towards cleaner high performance products for improved mechanical and electrical performance. Tyco Electronics has designed the MCON 1.2 terminal and housing series to deliver a connector system with increased performance in a reduced package...

Summary Box: IAC indicates online ad improvement

February 9, 2010 10:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ONLINE ADS: The latest earnings report from Barry Diller's Internet company, IAC/InterActiveCorp, indicates that the online advertising market is picking up.KEY NUMBER: Revenue from IAC's core search business, which includes Ask.com and Citysearch, rose 3 percent to $185.4 million in the fourth...

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Nearly 800 Planes will Feature In-flight Broadband by the End of 2009, Generating $49 Million Worldwide Passenger Revenue

February 9, 2010 9:59 am | by In-Stat | News | Comments

The number of broadband enabled airplanes will increase from 25 in 2008 to 800 in 2009

Even if you're careful, drugs can end up in water

February 9, 2010 9:52 am | News | Comments

The federal government advises throwing most unused or expired medications into the trash instead of down the drain, but they can end up in the water anyway, a study from Maine suggests. Tiny amounts of discarded drugs have been found in water at three landfills in the state, confirming suspicions that pharmaceuticals thrown into household trash are ending up in water that drains through waste...

Google tweaks Gmail to challenge Facebook, Twitter

February 9, 2010 9:48 am | News | Comments

Google Inc injected social networking features into its popular Web email product as the world's No. 1 search engine seeks to fend off competition from Facebook and Twitter. Google introduced a new product dubbed Google Buzz on Tuesday that allows users to quickly share messages, Web links and photos with friends and colleagues directly within Gmail...

New Low-Power Heart Sensor Produced

February 9, 2010 9:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

At today’s International Solid State Circuit Conference, imec and Holst Centre report an analog-signal processor ASIC (application-specific integrated circuit) – in short ASP - that reduces the overall power consumption of an ambulatory heart activity signal monitoring systems by more than 5 times. This is a major step towards autonomous wireless sensor systems powered, which constantly monitor the patient’s health for diagnosis or chronic illness.

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RECOM offers new miniature converter

February 9, 2010 9:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new miniature SMD-Converters RSx/R2x from RECOM offer 1 resp. 2 Watts power rating, are RoHS6/6 compliant and therefore absolutely lead-free. They can operate at ambient temperatures up to +100°C with convection cooling and without derating, are EN60601 and UL60950 certified and pin compatible with industry standard converters. Their unusual “Enclosed Open Frame” Design has been laid out for fully automatic manufacturing processes. Temperatures of +245°C, as are usual during vapor soldering, and are handled without problems.

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ADP names Symantec CEO to its board

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

Automatic Data Processing Inc., the world's biggest payroll processor, has named Symantec Corp. CEO Enrique Salem to its board.Salem, 44, will become the 12th director on its board. Symantec is a computer security company known for its Norton antivirus software.Shares of ADP, based in Roseland,...

Spain's Telefonica may charge search engines

February 9, 2010 8:35 am | News | Comments

Spanish telecoms operator Telefonica says it is considering charging Internet search companies like Google and Yahoo for network use. Speaking Monday at a press conference in the northern city of Bilbao, President Cesar Alierta said companies like Google use a lot of network bandwidth for free, something which was lucky for them but not for Telefonica.

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Scientists find gene variant link to aging cells

February 9, 2010 8:32 am | News | Comments

Scientists have found specific genetic variants which may explain why some people age earlier than others and say their findings have important implications for understanding cancer and age-related diseases. Dutch and British researchers analyzed more than 500,000 genetic variations from human gene maps and found that people with particular variants near a gene called TERC were likely to be biologically older by 3 to 4 years.

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Internet prompts the publishing itch in over-60s

February 9, 2010 8:26 am | News | Comments

The Internet is helping older British readers rekindle a love of books and writing, and an overwhelming majority of senior citizens see the medium as a positive development, according to a survey. Some 31 percent of people over 60 are keen to go online to publish short stories and join book clubs, the survey by charity Booktrust in Britain found.

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Electronic Arts shares dive on weak outlook

February 9, 2010 8:18 am | News | Comments

A disappointing outlook from Electronic Arts Inc. sent shares of the video game publisher sharply lower Monday, a sign that significant cost-cuts and layoffs have not ended the company's slump. The company, whose games include the popular "Madden" series and "Mass Effect 2," said Monday it narrowed its net loss in the last quarter even as game sales declined. It blamed the revenue falloff on having fewer titles than it did in the 2008 holiday period. EA also cited weak sales in Europe, which accounts for about a third of its revenue.

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Zebra posts 4Q profit of $17.6 million

February 9, 2010 8:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Zebra Technologies Corp. made a profit in the fourth quarter, free of the one-time expenses that left it with a loss a year ago.The company, which makes bar code and plastic card printers, also offered a first-quarter forecast above Wall Street expectations.Its shares rose 7 cents to $27.41 in...

General Dynamics receives $253M Army contract

February 9, 2010 8:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Defense contractor General Dynamics Corp. said Tuesday it received a $253 million contract from the U.S. Army to provide logistics support for the Stryker family of combat vehicles.The contract will fund spare parts, maintenance of a spare-parts warehouse, repair-parts distribution and...

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