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Hook'em Horns

January 7, 2010 11:23 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Blogs | Comments

I have a lot of friends in Alabama, but not today.   Go Longhorns!!

Electronic Liquid Crystal States Discovered in Parent of Iron-Based Superconductor

January 7, 2010 11:22 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Scientists discover evidence for ‘electronic liquid crystal’ states within the parent compound of one type of iron-based, high-temperature superconductor.

Iron, copper superconductors display similarities

January 7, 2010 11:20 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Cornell researchers have discovered electronic liquid crystal states in an iron-based, high-temperature superconductor.


Pluggable I/O Solutions -- Enabling Leaps in Bandwidth

January 7, 2010 11:16 am | by Tyco Electronics | News | Comments

As the market's demand for increased functionality and higher data rates continues to grow, Tyco Electronics has introduced new options, including integrated lightpipes for port indicators, connectors with improved signal integrity, enhanced EMI springs for increased EMI suppression, and...

Nvidia’s Tegra Processor: Powering the “Tablet Revolution”

January 7, 2010 11:16 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | News | Comments

Nvidia believes we’re “at the beginning of the tablet revolution.” To that end, they’ve introduced the Tegra processor, which purportedly bridges the gap between netbooks and smart phones.


Secure USB Flaw Exposed

January 7, 2010 10:08 am | by Kelly Jackson Higgins, DarkReading | Blogs | Comments

A newly discovered flaw in USB vendor Sandisk's secure USB technology leaves the devices vulnerable to attack and has led to the recall and patching of several secure USB drive products.


Ford adding tweets to its Sync in-car technology

January 7, 2010 10:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford Motor Co. is adding Twitter messages and Internet radio to its in-car entertainment and communication service, known as Sync.Ford hopes to entice consumers who are adept at using mobile applications on their cell phones. But CEO Alan Mulally told an audience at the International Consumer...


January 7, 2010 10:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments



Holiday shoppers a disappointment for GameStop

January 7, 2010 10:01 am | by ANDREW VANACORE - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

With lingering economic pain, holiday shoppers did not shell out as much for video games this season as GameStop Corp. hoped, and the company slashed its profit forecast Thursday.The news sent shares of the world's biggest video game retailer down as much as 19 percent.GameStop executives said...

Former Astor mansion in Newport sold for $10.5M

January 7, 2010 10:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A mansion that was once the Newport summer home to the Astor family and in recent years has served as a museum has been sold to a group with ties to software mogul and sailing enthusiast Larry Ellison.Former Astors' Beechwood Mansion owner Robert Milligan tells The Associated Press on Thursday...

Table Top Signal Generator Offers 0.1 Hz Frequency Resolution

January 7, 2010 9:49 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Novatech Instruments’ Model 409B/02 four-output, two-frequency 171 MHz direct digital synthesizer (DDS) table top signal generator offers 0.1 Hz frequency resolution and ±1.5 ppm accuracy. The unit features two phase synchronous sine wave outputs up to 171 MHz, with


Pico-ITX Board Uses VIA Nano Processor, Suits Next-gen Multimedia Apps

January 7, 2010 9:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

VIA Technologies announced the VIA EPIA-P820, a Pico-ITX form factor board featuring the high performance, 64-bit VIA Nano processor. The board includes full 64-bit software support, a high-performance superscalar architecture and full support of the latest virtualization technologies for next generation server and virtual machine applications. Measuring


Class-D Audio Amplifiers Can Drive 600 W

January 7, 2010 9:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments introduced two Class-D audio amplifiers for home entertainment applications. Capable of driving 600 W, the TAS5630 and TAS5631 are said to feature the highest stereo output power in the industry, more than 


MIPS Leverages Yahoo TV Widgets for DTV Platforms

January 7, 2010 8:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

MIPS Technologies, a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores, announced today integration of an optimized Yahoo! Widget Engine for MIPS-Based digital home devices.


GameStop reports weak holiday video game sales

January 7, 2010 7:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Economic weakness, bad weather and supply shortages put a dent in video games sales during the holiday season, GameStop Corp. said Thursday, leading the company to slash its profit forecast.The news sent shares of the world's biggest video game retailer down as much as 19 percent in morning...


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