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Hacker breaks into 49 House sites, insults Obama

January 28, 2010 8:24 am | News | Comments

A hacker broke into 49 House Web sites of both political parties to post a crude attack on President Barack Obama after his State of the Union address. Jeff Ventura, spokesman for the House chief administrative officer, said the sites were managed by a private vendor - GovTrends of Alexandria, Va.

Apple pitches $499 iPad, takes on Amazon

January 28, 2010 8:18 am | News | Comments

Apple Inc CEO Steve Jobs took the wraps off a sleek tablet that it called the iPad, pitching the new gadget at a surprisingly low price to bridge the gap between smartphones and laptops. A buoyant Jobs took the stage at a packed theater on Wednesday to show off the 9.7-inch touchscreen tablet, which looks like a large iPhone, and to introduce a new iBook electronic reader service that will compete with Inc's Kindle.

EU justice chief: not convinced Europe needs to share bank data with US anti-terror probes

January 28, 2010 8:01 am | by Aoife White@ - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS@ - Associated Press | News | Comments

The European Union's new justice chief said Thursday that she is not convinced that European governments' transfer of personal banking data to U.S. authorities is necessary or effective in the fight against terrorism.The EU must this year renegotiate a controversial agreement to hand over huge...


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January 28, 2010 8:01 am | by Michelle GielanAssociated Press | News | Comments


MatrikonOPC Announces Supra Controls as a Gold Level Partner

January 28, 2010 8:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Supra Controls becomes India's first control systems integration firm to be accepted into the MatrikonOPC Integrator Partner Program ( nC ollateral&utm_mediumPR&utm_sourceMatrikonOPC&utm_contentSupra ont rolsPR01-28-2010) ....

Lithium Ion Battery Monitoring – Redundancy Required?

January 28, 2010 7:43 am | by Steven Boyle, applications engineer, Analog Devices | Articles | Comments

With so much of the ongoing development work for hybrid electric vehicles (HEV), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) and pure electric vehicles (EV) involving the use of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries, many discussions at OEMs, electronics suppliers and battery manufacturers focus on how best to structure battery monitoring and management systems.


Smart phones boost Nokia as profits grow 65 pct

January 28, 2010 7:01 am | by KARL RITTER - Associated Press Writers - Associated Press | News | Comments

The world's biggest mobile phone maker, Nokia Corp., on Thursday said strong sales of smart phones and lower costs helped profits rise 65 percent in the fourth quarter despite a drop in total revenue.The better-than-expected report sent Nokia shares surging and suggested that the cell phone...

Pianist Daria Rabotkina to perform at Brookhaven Lab February 24

January 28, 2010 6:54 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Pianist Daria Rabotkina will perform at Brookhaven Lab on Wednesday, February 24, at noon in Berkner Hall. Sponsored by Brookhaven Science Associates, the concert is free and open to the public.


India plans first manned space flight in 2016

January 28, 2010 6:45 am | Articles | Comments

India's space agency is planning the nation's first manned space flight for 2016, if it gets government approval of the project budget, an official said Thursday. The Indian Space Research Organization has sought 120 billion rupees ($2.6 billion) to put two astronauts in space for a week, spokesman S. Satish told The Associated Press.


Imitation Google, YouTube sites emerge in China

January 28, 2010 6:05 am | Articles | Comments

Imitation Web sites of both Google and YouTube have emerged in China as the country faces off against the real Google over its local operations. offers videos from the real YouTube, which is blocked in China.


Breakthrough heart scanner will allow earlier diagnosis

January 28, 2010 4:56 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) An innovative cardiac scanner will dramatically improve the process of diagnosing heart conditions.The portable magnetometer is being developed at the University of Leeds, with funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research...


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January 28, 2010 4:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

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Oncor senior VP to discuss his company's smart grid initiative at IEEE Green Technology Conference

January 28, 2010 3:57 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(IEEE-USA) Oncor Senior Vice President Jim Greer will be a keynote speaker at the second annual IEEE Green Technology Conference, April 15-16, at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas. He will discuss his company's Smart Grid initiative, which is designed to...


While Semi TAM for Digital Cable Set Top Boxes Declines, Opportunity Remains With Latest Features

January 28, 2010 2:56 am | by In-Stat | News | Comments

Although the market for semiconductors in digital cable set top boxes (STBs) is projected to decrease from 2008 to 2013, opportunity for chip vendors remains with the latest tech features

Nintendo profit drops despite strong holiday sales

January 28, 2010 12:01 am | by TOMOKO A. HOSAKA - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Nintendo, maker of the hit Wii game console, said profit for April through December fell 9 percent after price cuts and the rising yen tarnished strong holiday sales.Nintendo Co. reported Thursday a 192.6 billion yen ($2.1 billion) profit for the nine months through Dec. 31, down from 212.5...


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