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Startup Kwedit aims at 'unbanked,' credit-less

February 4, 2010 11:10 am | News | Comments

A new startup called Kwedit wants to help teenagers and other people without credit or debit cards buy virtual goods online. If it catches on, Kwedit could broaden the market for virtual items and even teach kids about real credit...

AOL names ex-Time Warner VP as new head of content

February 4, 2010 11:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

AOL Inc. has named a former executive from Time Warner Inc. as its new head of content. He takes responsibility for the Internet company's dozens of Web sites and other content platforms.AOL, which was spun off from Time Warner in December, said Thursday that as of March 1 David Eun, 43, will...

CACI lands Navy deal worth up to $190 million

February 4, 2010 11:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Defense contractor CACI International Inc. said Thursday it won a $31 million military-training deal that could be worth as much as $190 million if all options are exercised.The company said it will provide technical services for shipboard training for the Navy and Marine Corps. The deal has a...

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Electromechanical modules: More than just the switch

February 4, 2010 10:36 am | by David Webber, Director of Product Development, C&K Components | Articles | Comments

Today, switch manufacturers are no longer developing just the switch. Original equipment manufacturers are frequently requesting that switch manufacturers develop the complete module, which may include an electro-mechanical switch or sensor, complementary electronics, a source of illumination, and a means of connection.

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Yale Scientists First to Reveal Flamboyant Colors of a Dinosaur’s Feathers

February 4, 2010 9:57 am | by Yale University | News | Comments

Deciphering microscopic clues hidden within fossils, scientists have uncovered the vibrant colors that adorned a feathered dinosaur extinct for 150 million years, a Yale University-led research team reports online Feb. 4 in the journal Science.

Healthy baby campaign uses texts to reach mothers

February 4, 2010 9:01 am | News | Comments

Expectant mothers are getting a new tool to help keep themselves and their babies healthy: pregnancy tips sent directly to their cell phones. The so-called text4baby campaign is the first free, health education program in the U.S. to harness the reach of mobile phones...

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...

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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.

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.

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