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Twitter co-founder takes aim at mobile payments

December 30, 2009 1:01 pm | by RACHEL METZ - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Jack Dorsey revolutionized online socializing by co-founding Twitter in 2006. Now he wants to transform the way people exchange money.Dorsey is leading a new startup called Square. Its first product resembles a cube: a tiny credit card terminal that plugs into the headphone jack of an iPhone....

Farewell: Nobel winner, King of Pop left us in '09

December 30, 2009 12:01 pm | by POLLY ANDERSON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Of all the notables who died in 2009, the one who most changed the world could have walked down any Main Street USA without causing a stir.Scientist Norman Borlaug, who died Sept. 12 at age 95, developed crops that enabled Third World farmers to wrest more food from their land. His "green...

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GuestLogix Board of Directors Grant Options

December 30, 2009 12:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GuestLogix, Inc. (TSX VENTURE: GXI), announced today that its Board of Directors has authorized the grant of 949,598 options to the Company's senior officers, directors, employees and contractors as follows: Name No. of Vesting ---- Options -------------- Senior Officers 370,000 Vesting annually in...

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RFaxis Introduces Pure CMOS RF Front-End Platform

December 30, 2009 9:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

RFaxis, a fabless semiconductor company focused on innovative, next-generation RF solutions for the wireless and connectivity markets, today unveiled its next-generation pure CMOS RF Front-end Integrated Circuits (RFeIC) platform to complement its current BiCMOS RFeIC platform...

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CCDs Hang Tight in Some Segments as CMOS Sensors Continue the March Toward Dominance

December 30, 2009 7:56 am | by In-Stat | News | Comments

CMOS image sensor unit shipments dominate over CCDs nearly 10 to 1 across all market segments.

Will You Be Purchasing New Appliances for a Rebate from Your State?

December 30, 2009 7:54 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

This week, you read about Amy's war with her dishwasher and how she plans to take advantage of her

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Four Days Left to Buy Energy-Efficient Products for a 2009 Tax Credit!

December 30, 2009 7:54 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

Black Friday sales have never been enough to entice me to brave the crowds after Thanksgiving. I'm just not that dedicated to shopping. After-Christmas sales, however, are another story. Sometimes those sales are just too good to pass up. If you're p

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Insulation Saves Energy and Money at Home...and HOA from Disaster

December 30, 2009 7:54 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

Earlier this month, just one day after Denver's first cold snap of the season, I woke up and saw a new text message from my downstairs neighbor. She was writing to let me know no one in our small, six-unit condo building had water. Immediately I fear

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Surgery is effective for some type 2 diabetes

December 30, 2009 7:53 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Surgery is a legitimate and effective treatment for type 2 diabetes, affirm 50 medical experts. Their statement is in a report by lead author Dr. Francesco Rubino of Weill Cornell.

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Apple is seeing a 'renaissance of sorts,' according to computer watchers

December 30, 2009 7:01 am | by Scott Edmonds-Associated Press | News | Comments

There are a lot of "what ifs" in the tech geek world.What if Beta had eclipsed VHS?What if Sony had decided in the 1950s that toasters made more sense than transistor radios?What if Alien met Predator? Oh, sorry, that's been done.But here's a crazy one. What if the Mac became the No. 1 computer...

Russian Space Agency considers Armageddon-like mission

December 30, 2009 6:50 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

The Russian Space Agency is considering a plan that evokes the 1998 disaster flick, Armageddon. The head of the agency, Anatoly Perminov, mentioned that Russia is assessing a mission to Apophis, a 270-meter (885-foot) asteroid. The difference between Hollywood and real life is that Apophis stands minimal chance of hitting Earth...

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Temporary Adhesive Cures Rapidly

December 30, 2009 6:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Master Bond’s UV14-3 is a temporary bonding adhesive that has a fast UV cure for automated, non- permanent adhesive assemblies. Environmentally safe, the temporary adhesive can be easily removed without surface contamination. It cures 

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Radiant Power Detector Features Small Footprint

December 30, 2009 6:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Gigahertz-Optik introduced the ISD-1.6-Si-1 and ISD-1.6-Si-FC-1 radiant power detector featuring a compact 16 mm diameter integrating sphere for beam emitter type light sources like laser diode dyes and optical fibers. The small footprint 43.5 mm x 25 mm x 17.5 mm size detector’s primary function is to fit inside existing equipment and tight enclosed spaces to 

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ITC rejects Tessera patent claims

December 30, 2009 6:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tessera Technologies Inc. says the U.S. agency investigating its patent infringement claims has affirmed that Tessera patents are valid — but not that other companies have violated them.The news sent Tessera shares down $2.38, or 10 percent, to $21.51 in premarket trading.The company, which...

Combo Flash Drive Features Dual Interface of USB 3.0 and SATA II

December 30, 2009 4:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

A-DATA Technology, the world leader in DRAM modules and flash memory products, launched the industry first ever combo flash drive N002 that features the dual interface of USB 3.0 and SATA II, designed to maximize data transfer speed to the ultimate.

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