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TVs, Videogames Fill Holiday Carts

November 24, 2009 11:57 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Trends suggest electronics sales may be solid during the holiday shopping season, while sales of apparel could get pummeled.

TV Price Drops Help Retailers Tout Deals

November 24, 2009 11:57 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Retailers are trumpeting great deals on televisions heading into Black Friday, but the steepest discounts this year are limited to a few sets.

Facebook Creates Dual-Class Stock

November 24, 2009 11:56 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Facebook has established a dual-class stock structure, a move that helps lay the groundwork for an eventual initial public offering.

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Study examines link between religion and votes

November 24, 2009 10:52 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

How Americans vote is strongly linked to their religious identities, but it is not an independent influence that transcends race, socioeconomic class and gender, reports a new study.

MIPS Technologies Announces Availability of Arriba for Android Porting Kit

November 24, 2009 10:21 am | News | Comments

MIPS Technologies, Inc., a provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for home entertainment, communications, networking and portable multimedia markets, today announced availability of the Arriba for Android Porting Kit (APK) for its industry-standard MIPS architecture.

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What it is...

November 24, 2009 9:54 am | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

Dan got it. As for what it has to do with PCBs, well, not a whole lot except that my desk was all messy that day so I was using the carpet as a back

The Industry’s Smallest Isolated Voltage-Current Detectors With 8mm Creepage and Clearance

November 24, 2009 9:03 am | On Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Avago Technologies (Nasdaq: AVGO), a leading supplier of analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications, today announced two new miniature voltage/current threshold detection optocouplers for use in a wide range of industrial control applications.

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Go Forth!

November 24, 2009 9:00 am | Blogs | Comments

Levis (the jeans people) have been suggesting that people Go Forth. http://goforth.levi.com/fortune  I'd like to make a similar suggestion. Not about jeans, but about software. Go Forth.

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Oceans Absorbing Carbon Dioxide More Slowly, Yale Scientist Finds

November 24, 2009 8:53 am | by Yale University | News | Comments

The world’s oceans are absorbing less carbon dioxide (CO2), a Yale geophysicist has found after pooling data taken over the past 50 years. With the oceans currently absorbing over 40 percent of the CO2 emitted by human activity, this could quicken the pace of climate change,...

New Results From T2K

November 24, 2009 8:53 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Physicists from the Japanese-led multi-national T2K neutrino collaboration announced today that over the weekend they detected the first neutrino events generated by their newly built neutrino beam at the J-PARC accelerator laboratory in Tokai, Japan.

Neighborhood Development Package Revisited

November 24, 2009 8:37 am | Blogs | Comments

Since I wrote Neighborhood Development Package on November 11, 2006, I have been thinking about the pieces needed to make the system work 24/7. The full article is below but let me give you a short review. My idea was to electrify a neighborhood in order to educate, communicate, and pump water.  

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Befact Technologies Unveils New PoE PD Module

November 24, 2009 8:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

For consumer electronics market, Befact Technologies furthermore launches cost competitive and high quality embedded SPD Modules in November, 2009. SPD series modules support two output voltages 5.1V (SPD-50) and 12V (SPD-12).

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40-W Converters Offer 4:1 Input Range

November 24, 2009 8:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Available immediately from MicroPower Direct, the C4000RW series is a family of 40W DC/DC converters packaged in a compact, 2” x 2” case. High performance features include a wide 2:1 input range; single, dual & triple outputs...

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LNA Supports Mobile TV on Handsets

November 24, 2009 7:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

NEC is now shipping its new uPD5740T6N low noise amplifier (LNA), a wideband IC with a bypass/through function, available through California Eastern Laboratories (CEL). This high performance LNA is designed for receiving broadcast TV on mobile phones, smart phones, and other hand held devices.

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Rectifier Delievers 2,000 W for Front-End Apps

November 24, 2009 7:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lineage Power Corporation, a Gores Group company, today announced a 2,000-W CAR2024FP front end intended for 24-V and 28-V applications including cellular base stations, RF power amplifiers, industrial motors and relays, automated test equipment, and more.

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