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Sports-Watch Development Kit Fits on your Wrist

November 30, 2009 3:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

The eZ430-Chronos is a highly integrated, wearable wireless development system based for the CC430 in a sports watch. It may be used as a reference platform for watch systems, a personal display for personal area networks, or as a wireless sensor node for remote data collection.

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Report on e-Invoicing

November 30, 2009 2:55 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

The European Commission has published today the report of expert group on e-Invoicing. The group was mandated to design a European e-Invoicing framework, to contribute to the uptake of open and interoperable electronic invoicing solutions within the EU. Particular emphasis was put on the...

Companies More Prone to Go 'Vertical'

November 29, 2009 10:59 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Companies are reviving "vertical integration," a 100-year-old strategy in which a firm controls materials, manufacturing and distribution.

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Trying to Save the Web's Shortcuts

November 29, 2009 7:55 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

The Internet Archive and more than 20 start-ups are banding together to preserve the historical records of the abbreviated Web addresses that are passed around on services such as Twitter.

Hunting Down TV Shows Online

November 29, 2009 7:55 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

The Mossberg Solution looks at Clicker.com, which helps viewers find their favorite shows online faster.

Disrupting Bacterial Communication to Thwart Them

November 29, 2009 4:52 pm | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

Interrupting Bacterial Chatter to Thwart Infection To measure their own numbers, bacteria produce, release, and detect chemical signals called autoinducers. As a population of bacteria grows, it releases more autoinducer into its environment. When individuals detect that a threshold level...

Lenovo to Buy Back Handset Maker

November 29, 2009 3:56 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Lenovo Group said it plans to buy back a mobile handset maker founded by the Chinese personal computer maker in 2002 for $200 million in cash and shares.

Nook's Store Debut Delayed

November 29, 2009 1:56 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Barnes & Noble said it won't have any of its Nook electronic-book reading devices in stores until Dec. 7, so that it can meet shipments of pre-orders.

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Observation of Confinement Phenomenon in Condensed Matter

November 29, 2009 8:52 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

An experiment has confirmed that spinons, particle-like magnetic excitations, can be confined in a magnetic insulator similar to the way elementary quarks are confined within individual protons and neutrons.

We're Back Baby!!!

November 28, 2009 4:53 am | by An Engineering Mind | News | Comments

Some of my co-workers are at the Embedded Systems Conference this week in San Jose and they're presenting a session on how smart kids are these days. I mused on the subject and realized that educating children to eventually take my job is not the best idea. Seriously kids, go watch TV.ps....

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PayPal Sees Jump in Online Payments

November 27, 2009 2:00 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

PayPal said it recorded a 25% increase in the volume of U.S. payments on Thursday, compared with Thanksgiving day last year, one measure of what appears to be a strong start to online holiday shopping.

Friday Fun: Bird Mimics Other Birds and More

November 27, 2009 8:52 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

The lyre bird, not only mimics the calls of other birds, buy also man made noises such as cameras, saws and chainsaws, in an attempt to impress potential mates. David Attenborough narrates the above clip. Related: Friday Fun: Bird Using Bait to Fish – Leafhopper Feeding a Gecko...

Sleeker Handsets Buoy Carphone Outlook

November 27, 2009 6:56 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Carphone Warehouse raised its full-year earnings guidance as it reported better-than-expected earnings and revenue for the fiscal first half, driven by its mobile phone retail and broadband operations.

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Investment Firms Buy Into Sina

November 27, 2009 6:56 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Three investment firms, including Sequoia Capital, are joining Sina Corp.'s management to invest $180 million in the company as they attempt to reinvigorate China's largest internet portal, according to people familiar with the situation.

Stryker Operating Room System II Surgical Navigation System - Recall

November 27, 2009 2:51 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

A potential for the navigation PC SPC-1 component to stop working which could result in potential harms associated with this failure.

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