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Economy Cools North American Digital Cable Set Top Box Market While China Drives Asia Pacific Market Up

January 29, 2010 1:54 pm | by In-Stat | News | Comments

After a record-setting year in 2008, worldwide demand for digital cable set top boxes is falling in 2009.

Chartwell Technology cites competition, recession for lower Q4 income

January 29, 2010 1:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CALGARY Chartwell Technology Inc. (TSX:CWH), an online gaming software systems provider, cited increased competition and the lingering effects of the recession for lower earnings in its fiscal fourth quarter.The Calgary-based company reported net income from continuing operations for the quarter...

General Dynamics lands $24M submarine contract

January 29, 2010 12:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A unit of General Dynamics Corp. has received a $23.7 million contract to perform maintenance work on a U.S. Navy submarine, the defense contractor said Friday.General Dynamics Electric Boat will perform the work on the nuclear submarine New Hampshire starting next month. The work will take...


Exploding the Efficiency Myth of Class D Amplifiers

January 29, 2010 11:56 am | by Huw Davies, Audium Semiconductor Ltd., | Articles | Comments

Much has been written about the efficiency of Class D amplifiers, with figures of 90 percent or greater being routinely quoted. Such numbers might seem to suggest that the efficiency problem of audio amplifiers has been well-solved by conventional Class D. However, a closer look shows that this is far from the truth, with these amplifiers frequently seeing only single-digit percentage efficiencies, in real product usage conditions.


Videx/Videx EC (didanosine): Labeling Revision - Risk of Non-Cirrhotic Portal Hypertension

January 29, 2010 11:51 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Risk information added to Warnings/Precautions section and data summary provided


Electric Boat to lay off 434 workers

January 29, 2010 10:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Submarine manufacturer Electric Boat says it has notified 434 employees they will be laid off due a downturn in work.The company said Friday that the hourly production and production-support workers at the Groton shipyard will receive a formal 60-day notice before their jobs are eliminated in...

Microsoft profit beats on strong Windows 7 sales

January 29, 2010 9:05 am | News | Comments

Microsoft Corp posted a bigger-than-expected 60 percent jump in quarterly profit, helped by strong sales of Windows 7, and said it expected business technology spending to recover this year. The world's biggest software maker said on Thursday that net profit came to $6.7 billion, or 74 cents per share, for its fiscal second quarter, versus $4.2 billion, or 47 cents per share, a year ago.


OMT Announces Changes to Its Board of Directors

January 29, 2010 9:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

OMT Inc. ("OMT") (TSX VENTURE: OMT) has announced that Stephen Pumple has resigned from the Board effective today.Mr. Pumple's resignation comes as the continued growth and acquisition activity within his own company is increasing and is requiring more of his time and energy as Chairman and...


Bomb-detecting “divining rod” banned for export

January 29, 2010 8:57 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

They say truth is stranger than fiction. Since 2008, Iraq’s military and police have utilized a divining rod (err, a “bomb detection device”) known as the ADE 651 to detect explosives. The ADE 651 has undoubtedly cost countless lives. Thus, justice was served when its creator, Jim McCormick, was arrested on suspicion of fraud.


Mexican leader seeks climate commitments at Davos

January 29, 2010 8:44 am | News | Comments

Facing down the skeptics, Mexico's president urged governments and companies on Friday to cough up the cash to fight climate change and avoid a repeat of the failure at Copenhagen to set binding targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

Watchdog: UK university hid climate data

January 29, 2010 8:36 am | News | Comments

The university at the center of a climate change dispute over stolen e-mails broke freedom of information laws by refusing to handle public requests for climate data, Britain's data-protection watchdog said Thursday.


Study: distracted driving laws don't stop crashes

January 29, 2010 8:33 am | Blogs | Comments

A new study from the insurance industry finds that state laws banning wireless calling or texting while driving have not resulted in fewer vehicle crashes. The study, conducted by the Highway Loss Data Institute and released Friday, examined insurance claims from crashes before and after such bans took effect in California, New York, Connecticut and Washington, D.C.


“Smartgun” locks out unauthorized users

January 29, 2010 8:00 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

A gun owner’s worst nightmare is his own weapon being turned against him. The Armatix “Smartgun” concept presents a novel solution—fingerprint identification, combined with biometric authentication (paired with a wristwatch) makes the weapon useless in the wrong hands.


Lorex Technology books Q4 net income of US$440,000, reverses year-ago loss

January 29, 2010 7:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Video surveillance company Lorex Technology Inc. (TSXV:LOX.H) posts fourth-quarter net income of US$440,000 or a penny a share, reversing a loss of $431,000 or two cents a share in the comparable year-ago period. Revenues increased to $11.8 million from $11.1 million.

Biomedical engineering imaging talk set for Monday

January 29, 2010 6:53 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

Nilanthi Warnasooriya, a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, will give a talk Monday (Feb. 1) at 4:10 p.m. in Room 104 of the Jack E. Brown Engineering Building on campus. Warnasooriya’s talk,...



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