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New organization combats distracted driving

January 12, 2010 11:01 am | News | Comments

The Transportation Department and safety advocates joined Tuesday to announce the creation of FocusDriven, an organization dedicated to raising public awareness about the dangers of driving while talking on cell phones or texting on handheld computers.


Electronic Arts lowers 2010 guidance as sales weaken

January 12, 2010 10:39 am | News | Comments

Video game publisher Electronic Arts Inc. cut its full-year guidance on Monday, as ongoing weakness in its game disc sales didn't ease up over the holidays as the company had hoped. The news sent shares down sharply in extended trading.


Analyst firm says tech sector to recover in 2010

January 12, 2010 10:28 am | News | Comments

The tech downturn is over and a recovery is on the way after a "dismal" 2009, as companies resume spending on computers and software, according to a new analysis. Forrester Research Inc. was set to report Tuesday that it expects global spending on technology products and services to grow 8.1 percent in 2010, to more than $1.6 trillion. U.S. spending is expected to rise 6.6 percent, to $568 billion.


Hot gadgets at show: Wireless charging, iPhone TV

January 12, 2010 10:15 am | News | Comments

At the International Consumer Electronics Show last week, 3-D television, electronic readers and little laptops captured much of the attention. There were plenty of other interesting ideas on display, too, from 3-D printing to a wireless cell phone tether. Here are some of the gadgets most worth keeping an eye out for this year, and some that best deserve an arched eyebrow of amusement.


F5 says SEC won't recommend backdating charges

January 12, 2010 10:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

F5 Networks Inc. said Tuesday it has gotten notice from the Securities and Exchange Commission saying the agency won't recommended bringing any charges related to a stock options backdating investigation.After its own investigation of stock-option practices in 2006, the company found it had to...

Michael Martens Joins Mediware as Chief Financial Officer

January 12, 2010 10:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mediware Information Systems, Inc ( . (NASDAQ: MEDW) announced today that, effective February 10, 2010, Michael Martens will be the Company's new chief financial officer. Martens leaves Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: EEFT) where he held key financial positions for more...


France plans its own rival to Google Books

January 12, 2010 9:59 am | News | Comments

France's culture minister on Tuesday unveiled a plan for adapting the country's literary patrimony to the digital age by developing what he hopes will prove a uniquely Gallic competitor to Google Books.


Virtual reality tele-rehab improves hand function: Playing games for real recovery

January 12, 2010 9:55 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Indiana University School of Medicine) Remotely monitored in-home virtual reality videogames improved hand function and forearm bone health in teens with hemiplegic cerebral palsy, helping them perform activities of daily living for which two hands are needed. Researchers suspect using...


NASA: February launch still on despite bad hoses

January 12, 2010 9:48 am | News | Comments

NASA is still shooting for a shuttle launch next month, despite bad hoses for a new room at the space station. Endeavour is supposed to blast off Feb. 7 with the Tranquility module. It's a chamber that will provide additional living quarters at the International Space Station.


Kodak, Samsung agree on licensing pact

January 12, 2010 9:36 am | News | Comments

Eastman Kodak Co. said Monday it will draw royalties from South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co. under a licensing pact that gives the companies access to each other's digital-imaging patents. The agreement ends a 14-month-old patent-infringement dispute that came before the U.S. International Trade Commission, a federal overseer that can ban imports of devices made with contested technology.


Google adds storage to sweeten online office suite

January 12, 2010 9:32 am | News | Comments

Google Inc. is expanding its Internet warehouse so people can stash more digital keepsakes from their life and work. The upgrade announced Tuesday will provide one free gigabyte of storage to all users of Google Docs, the company's online suite of word processing, spreadsheets and other commonly used programs.


Napatech expands IPv6 monitoring support

January 12, 2010 9:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Napatech today announced the introduction of full IPv6 support in all Napatech PCI-Express network adapters. IPv6 usage is expected to grow with IPv4 addresses running out and the number of Internet users set to increase by 45% over the next 5 years. Napatech has therefore ensured that the advanced packet capture, analysis and transmission capabilities offered for IPv4 today are also supported for IPv6.


10 GHz Bandwidth Socket for 0.4mm Pitch QFN Packages

January 12, 2010 9:12 am | Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood Electronics has recently introduced a new high performance QFN socket for 0.4mm pitch QFN 84 pin IC’s. The CG-QFN-7003 socket is designed for 10X10 mm package size and operates at bandwidths up to 10 GHz with less than 1dB of insertion loss.


Newly Appointed Chief Financial Officer Brings Background in Network Security, IPOs, and Start-Ups to FaceTime's Executive Team

January 12, 2010 9:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

FaceTime Communications ( ( ), the leading provider of solutions enabling the safe use of Web 2.0 and Unified Communications in the enterprise, today announced the appointment of Tim Conley ( as Chief...

Elevation Partners hires former Apple executive

January 12, 2010 9:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Elevation Partners said Tuesday that Avadis Tevanian, a former Apple Inc. executive, has joined the private equity firm as a managing director.Tevanian was most recently chief software technology officer at Apple, the Cupertino, Calif.-based computer maker.Elevation Partners said Tevanian will...


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