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Intel says hackers attacked around time Google hit

February 23, 2010 8:51 am | News | Comments

Intel Corp said it faced a "sophisticated" hacker attack in January about the same time as the recently publicized Chinese hacker attacks on Google Inc but said there was no clear link between the two events. "The only connection is timing," Intel spokesman Chuck Mulloy said, declining to elaborate.


Looks can't kill but might control your phone

February 23, 2010 8:49 am | News | Comments

The advent of wireless headsets has led to the sometimes confusing sight of people who look like they're talking to themselves, until you realize they're on a phone call. If a technology demonstration by NTT DoCoMo goes anywhere, we may have to get ready for another odd sight: people who quickly flick their gaze sideways and roll their eyes for no apparent reason.

TOPICS: Upgrades RCL360 to a 50 Watt HID Remote Controlled HID Spotlight

February 23, 2010 8:46 am | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics’ announced that is now produces the RCL360-HID-RF-M [wireless remote controlled spotlight with magnetic base with a 50 watt High Intensity Discharge (HID)] ballast and bulb combination.


The First Commercially Available GaN-based Integrated Power Stage Devices

February 23, 2010 8:38 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier, IRÒ (NYSE: IRF), a world leader in power management technology, today introduced the industry’s first family of commercial integrated power stage products utilizing IR’s revolutionary Gallium Nitride (GaN)-based power device technology platform.


Microsoft to pull Facebook, MySpace into Outlook

February 23, 2010 8:32 am | News | Comments

Microsoft Corp. is taking another step toward turning Outlook, its desktop e-mail program, into a hub for information from popular social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace. On Wednesday, Microsoft is releasing a "beta" test version of the Outlook Social Connector.

Warner Bros. takes big stake in Rocksteady Studios

February 23, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group said Tuesday it's buying a majority stake in Rocksteady Studios, the British video game developer behind the hit "Batman: Arkham Asylum."Terms of the deal were not disclosed.The deal expands the growing video game business of Warner Bros., a unit of Time...

Redbox agrees with Warner Bros. on 28-day delay

February 23, 2010 8:29 am | News | Comments

DVD rental kiosk chain Redbox has agreed to wait 28 days after Warner Bros. releases new movies for sale before offering to rent them for $1 a night. The agreement announced Tuesday ends a lawsuit that Redbox, a subsidiary of Coinstar Inc., filed against Warner Bros.' home video unit last August.

RAF Tabtronics Announces Power Inductor Product Line for Hi-Rel Applications

February 23, 2010 8:26 am | News | Comments

RAF Tabtronics has announced the release of a line of SMD Power Inductors for high reliability applications. This SESI™ Power Inductor product line features a low profile ruggedized high-grade package with an operating ambient temperature range of -55°C to +125°C.


Privacy group files FTC complaint on Google Buzz

February 23, 2010 8:25 am | News | Comments

A privacy watchdog group complained to federal regulators on Tuesday about Google's new Buzz social networking service, saying it violates federal consumer protection law. The Electronic Privacy Information Center filed its complaint with the Federal Trade Commission just days after Google Inc. altered the service to address mounting privacy concerns.

Google demonstrates phone that translates text

February 23, 2010 8:21 am | News | Comments

Stumped by foreign languages when you're traveling? Google Inc. is working on software that translates text captured by a phone camera. At a demonstration Tuesday at Mobile World Congress, a cell phone trade show in Barcelona, an engineer shot a picture of a German dinner menu with a phone running Google Inc.'s Android software.


Digi-Key Corporation Expands Global Distribution Agreement with Altera® to Include Asia Pacific Region

February 23, 2010 8:20 am | by Digi-Key | News | Comments

Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA — February 23, 2010 — Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, announced today the expansion of its global...

China microbloggers ask: Where has president gone?

February 23, 2010 8:20 am | News | Comments

Where is President Hu Jintao? That's the question online supporters were asking Tuesday after a user account for the stiff and formal politician disappeared from a Twitter-like microblogging site two days after it was discovered.


Poor but networked: UN says cell phone use surging

February 23, 2010 8:16 am | News | Comments

More than half of the people in the developing world are now cell phone subscribers, a U.N. report said Tuesday, highlighting strong global growth in telecommunications. There were an estimated 4.6 billion mobile phone subscriptions at the end of last year, compared with about 1 billion in 2002...


New Transceiver is Fully-Reconfigurable

February 23, 2010 8:15 am | News | Comments

The fully reconfigurable transceiver is compatible with various wireless standards and applications, including the upcoming mobile broadband 3GPP-LTE standard. The trend in wireless communication where terminals give their users ubiquitous access to a multitude of services drives the development of reconfigurable radios in deep-submicron CMOS. This is enhanced with the advent of 3GPP-LTE, a standard that is inherently so flexible that a reconfigurable radio is its most economical implementation. The single-chip reconfigurable transceiver developed by imec, Renesas and M4S provides an answer to this need.


UK movie chain boycotts 'Alice' in DVD dispute

February 23, 2010 7:38 am | News | Comments

British cinema chain Odeon will not show Tim Burton's fantasy adventure "Alice in Wonderland" in Britain, Ireland and Italy because of a dispute over the timing of the film's DVD release, the company said Tuesday. Odeon objects to Walt Disney Pictures' decision to leave only 12 weeks between the film's theatrical and DVD releases in those countries, rather than the usual 17 weeks.



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