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CES 2010 Oddities: The Weird, Strange, and Unique

January 12, 2010 5:37 am | by Edited by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | News | Comments

Every tradeshow has these: the strange products, human snafus, and general quirkiness that characterizes a large organized event. Some of these are no doubt intentional, an exaggerated attempt to grab some publicity. Others, as you'll see, are honest (yet hilarious) mistakes. And some are just plain out of the ordinary. Enjoy!


Symantec to buy Gideon, security software maker

January 12, 2010 5:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Symantec Corp. said Tuesday it has agreed to acquire Gideon Technologies Inc., a privately held maker of risk management software.Symantec, a security software provider, said the deal will expand its slate of products that help customers assess threats to their computer systems. In particular,...

The Creeping of the Burj Khalifa

January 12, 2010 4:52 am | by Duke University | News | Comments

Fifty or so years from now, the world’s tallest building could likely be about two feet shorter. That may not seem like much for a structure that is 2,717 feet tall – more than nine football fields -- but it could wreak havoc on all sorts of conduits and lines within the building, such as


Wash. gov won't have full plate of tax hikes

January 12, 2010 4:01 am | by CURT WOODWARD - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Gov. Chris Gregoire won't suggest a full roster of tax hikes to pay for the programs she wants rescued from the state's $2.6 billion budget deficit, deferring instead to the Legislature while state officials wait for word of another federal bailout.But Gregoire will suggest closing some tax...

Intuitive and Easy to Navigate Epicor ERP Solution to Be Implemented by Leading Supplier of Space and Aerospace Signal Processing Systems to Support Growth

January 12, 2010 4:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Epicor Software Corporation (NASDAQ: EPIC), a leading provider of enterprise business software solutions for the midmarket and divisions of Global 1000 companies, today announced RT Logic ( ( ), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Integral Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:...

Esteemed Industry Executive John Moore Named Divisional VP of Product Development and Marketing for BDA's POWER A Division

January 12, 2010 2:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

POWER A, a leading manufacturer of licensed retail consumer electronics accessories and the consumer products division of Bensussen Deutsch & Associates Inc. (BDA), today announced the appointment of John Moore as Divisional Vice President of Product Development and Marketing. In this role,...

Antitrust: Commission launches public consultation on review of competition rules for motor vehicle sector

January 12, 2010 12:53 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

The European Commission is inviting comments on its proposal for a revised Block Exemption Regulation and Guidelines on motor vehicle sales and repair agreements. Block exemptions relieve companies from the need to analyse individually whether certain categories of agreements comply with...

Kinetex Announces Appointment of CFO

January 11, 2010 1:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Kinetex Resources Corp. (TSX VENTURE: KTX) (the "Company" or "Kinetex") is pleased to announce that Robert D. Ashauer has been appointed as its Chief Financial Officer.Mr. Ashauer is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years of business experience including managing high growth and early stage...


LED Lighting Assembly

January 11, 2010 12:53 pm | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

When I first attached a 280 ohm resistor in series with a 5mm red LED, the word on the street was that LEDs were low power, forever-lasting devices that would just about completely replace incandescent bulbs for simple binary indicators....

Moody's raises Brocade's credit outlook

January 11, 2010 12:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Moody's Investors Service raised its credit outlook the network gear provider Brocade Communications Systems Inc. on Monday.The agency cited the company's success in integrating its $3 billion acquisition of Foundry Networks, its relative stability during the recession and the liquidity it will...

Fiorina lends campaign $2.5 million

January 11, 2010 12:01 pm | by KEVIN FREKING - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina lent $2.5 million of her own money to her campaign for the Senate, an indication she's willing to invest significant personal resources to unseat Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer.Fiorina also raised nearly $1.1 million in donations during her first two...

Matrikon reports first-quarter profit, revenue grows to $25.5 million

January 11, 2010 12:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Matrikon Inc. (TSX:MTK) said Monday its latest quarterly profit held steady compared with a year ago as revenue climbed 30 per cent.The provider of software and other technology for factories and other industrial uses said Monday it earned $2.8 million or nine cents per share for the quarter...

New quantum cascade lasers emit more light than heat

January 11, 2010 11:55 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Northwestern University) Northwestern University researchers have developed compact, mid-infrared laser diodes that generate more light than heat -- a breakthroughs in quantum cascade laser efficiency.


How Saving Energy Might Be Contagious

January 11, 2010 11:52 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

I was wondering the other day if saving energy might be, you know, contagious. And yes, that's an awfully dorky thing to think. But I found myself wondering that because I really was being a bit of a dork. You see, before I started working at the Nat


DIP Switch Allows Automatic Mounting

January 11, 2010 11:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

The KG Series Dual Inline Package switch offered by CIT Relay & Switch allows automatic mounting with IC insertion machines. With both extended and recessed actuators, this industry standard DIP offers positions ranging from 1 to 12. Top tape seal, which withstands 



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