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New PlayStation 3 show 'The Tester' pits gamer against gamer

February 1, 2010 6:26 am | News | Comments

In the reality show "The Tester," the top prize is a job. Sony Corp. is launching the show on its PlayStation 3 on Feb. 18. The premise? Pit a broad swath of video game fans against one another to see who's the best at testing out games.

Are Fossil-Fuel CO2 Emissions a Problem?

February 1, 2010 6:06 am | by Ken Johnson | Blogs | Comments

The Oct. 2007 issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons contained a comprehensive 12 page report analyzing the factual data of over 100 studies concerning effects of carbon dioxide (CO2) on the environment.


Obama Pushes Nuclear Energy To Boost Climate Bill

February 1, 2010 5:58 am | by Product Design & Development | News | Comments

President Barack Obama is endorsing nuclear energy like never before, trying to win over Republicans and moderate Democrats on climate and energy legislation.


Code defends against 'stealthy' computer worms

February 1, 2010 5:58 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Penn State) Self-propagating worms are malicious computer programs, which, after being released, can spread throughout networks without human control, stealing or erasing hard drive data, interfering with pre-installed programs and slowing, even crashing, home and work computers. Now a...

Happy Mother's Day

February 1, 2010 5:55 am | by An Engineering Mind | News | Comments

I love you mom!


LuraTech Launches DocYard to Streamline Management of Document Conversion Processes

February 1, 2010 5:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

LuraTech, which provides software for managing document conversion and data capture environments, today introduced DocYard, a flexible software platform that enables organizations to build their own production-level document conversion and capture environments.


HTN acquires competitor medical office software developer ACSL

February 1, 2010 5:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HTN Inc. (TSXV:HTN) is buying privately held medical office automation software developer Advanced Computer Systems Ltd. for an undisclosed amount.HTN said the purchase of its longtime competitor in the design, development and sale of medical office and clinic automation software is expected to...


Blind Mateable Connectors Can be Cleaned More Than 2500 Times

February 1, 2010 4:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

ITT Interconnect Solutions has expanded its family of sealed, miniature, lightweight connectors for modern and "future soldier" applications with a "Super Clean" version. Also suitable for medical use, the Nemesis SC connectors are 


LCD Monthly Desktop Monitor Production Rate Highest Since Mid-2008

February 1, 2010 4:57 am | News | Comments

January LCD monitor production for top PC and monitor brands—about 85% of the market—was 12.5 M, the highest level in more than a year, as noted in the newly announced DisplaySearch Monthly Desktop Monitor Brand and OEM Production Report.


Tool Cleans Outdoor 1.25 mm Fiber Optic Connectors

February 1, 2010 4:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

US Conec Ltd. announced the release of its IBC Brand Cleaner ODC. This mechanical cleaning tool uses a dry cleaning strand to remove dust and liquid residue off the end face of plug and socket ODC-Series connectors. This version of the IBC cleaning tools features a 


Smartphone competition to bite in 2010 after Q4 boom

February 1, 2010 4:53 am | News | Comments

Booming demand for new, cheaper smartphones helped fuel a recovery in the overall handset market late last year, but rivalry for a piece of this lucrative business will turn fierce in 2010 as many new vendors enter the market.

The Heartbreak Of Units Mis-match

February 1, 2010 4:53 am | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

A little extra checking may take a little extra time, but it can save a lot in the end. This sort of thing just bums me out. I've done it and similar things a few times myself. I've used a...

Nokia cuts phone prices as market growth returns

February 1, 2010 4:51 am | News | Comments

Nokia (NOK1V.HE) cut phone prices across its portfolio in late January, putting its cheapest smartphones on a collision course with mid-range phones from rivals Samsung (005930.KS) and Sony Ericsson. Nokia said price changes were part of its normal, ongoing business.


California lists moon junk as historical resource

February 1, 2010 4:48 am | News | Comments

Seeking to preserve the site where humans first set foot on the moon, a California state panel on Friday registered a collection of 106 objects left by the Apollo 11 mission as an historical resource. The move by the state Historical Resources Commission marks the first such designation for cultural artifacts located other than on Earth, said Lisa Westwood, part of a team of scholars and museum professionals who applied for the listing.

Power Inductors Achieve Desirable DC Bias

February 1, 2010 4:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Taiyo Yuden’s NRS5020 (5.0 mmx 5.0 mm, with a maximum height of 2.0 mm) and the NR5040 (5.0 mm x 5.0 mm, with a maximum height of 4.0 mm) wire-wound power inductors are said to feature the industry’s best DC bias characteristics for 5 mm square power inductors. Though more 



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