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Chassis for VIA EPIA Boards Tout Stackable, Multi-Story Design

August 31, 2009 7:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

VIA Technologies introduced its VIA AMOS-1000 and VIA AMOS-2000 chassis, which are specially designed to work with VIA EPIA Mini-ITX and Nano-ITX boards and feature unique multi-story stackability. VIA developed the VIA AMOS-1000 and VIA AMOS-2000 chassis to

LG to unveil 15-inch OLED TV

August 31, 2009 6:48 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

South Korea's LG Electronics said on Sunday it would launch a 15-inch television set using organic display technology next month, the largest commercial model so far. Active-matrix organic light-emitting diode (AM-OLED) displays, which use self-glowing materials, have better picture quality, consume less power and are thinner than widely used liquid crystal displays (LCD) that need backlight units.

AMD ships lower-power server chip

August 31, 2009 6:27 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

Advanced Micro Devices Inc (AMD) ships a lower-power version of its Opteron server chip on Monday as it tries to expand its offerings for Web hosting companies. The company declined to give its projections for revenues from the new chip. AMD said the new chip is

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PAR38 LEDs Replace Incandescents

August 31, 2009 6:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Available in versions accepting input voltages from 85 to 265 VAC, LEDtronics' PAR38-12X2WF series of warm-white and pure-white frosted soft-flood bulbs consume less than 18 watts.

India Abandons Moon-Orbiting Satellite

August 31, 2009 5:31 am | by ASHOK SHARMA | News | Comments

India's space agency has abandoned the country's only satellite orbiting the moon after efforts to revive communication with it failed, an official said Monday. Communications with the Chandrayaan-1 satellite, which has been orbiting the moon for nearly a year, snapped Saturday and scientists lost control of the satellite.

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As Internet Turns 40, Barriers Threaten its Growth

August 31, 2009 5:09 am | News | Comments

Goofy videos weren't on the minds of Len Kleinrock and his team at UCLA when they began tests 40 years ago on what would become the Internet. Neither was social networking, for that matter, nor were most of the other easy-to-use applications that have drawn more than a billion people online. Instead the researchers sought to create an open network for freely exchanging information

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Discovery Arrives at Space Station

August 31, 2009 5:06 am | by MARCIA DUNN | News | Comments

Space shuttle Discovery pulled up and docked at the international space station on Sunday night, delivering a full load of gear and science experiments. The linkup occurred as the spacecraft zoomed more than 200 miles above the Atlantic and ended a round-the-world chase of nearly two days.

Coaxial Rotary Joint Mounts to PCB

August 28, 2009 7:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Serving coiled-cable applications such as in medical or satcom systems to protect both cable and PCB, the AMCORJ-PCB-SCA1 PCB-mounted coaxial rotary joint from Link Microtek is designed to allow a cable to be rotated through 360 degrees while connected to a printed circuit board.

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Mass Flow Meter and Totalizer is Programmable

August 28, 2009 7:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

The FMA-4100/4300 Series flow rate can be displayed in 23 different volumetric flow or mass flow engineering units including a user specific selection. FMA-4100/4300 flowmeters support various functions including, programmable flow totalizer, high and low

New generation of coupons means users clip less

August 28, 2009 7:06 am | by SARAH SKIDMORE, AP Retail Writer | News | Comments

Electronic coupons, arriving by cell phone, Twitter, e-mail and Facebook, are helping generate an old standby's comeback and bringing in new, younger customers. Many shoppers, especially young consumers like 30-year-old April Englebert, used to

Power Inductors Reduce Core Loss by 90%

August 28, 2009 7:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

The PG0871NL and PG0702NL series of round-wire coil surface mount power inductors from Pulse yields a 90 percent core loss reduction and 30 percent increase in maximum operating temperature when compared to standard iron powder material. The series has a direct current resistance (DCR) of 0.68 m? to 31.5 m?

FCC inquiries could spawn new wireless regulations

August 28, 2009 6:40 am | by JOELLE TESSLER, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The Federal Communications Commission is taking a closer look at the practices of the wireless industry, potentially the first step toward more regulations intended to push down prices and increase choices for consumers.

Molecular Sandwich May Miniaturize Electronics

August 28, 2009 6:33 am | News | Comments

The sandwich recipe recently concocted by scientists working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) may prove tasty for computer chip designers, who have long had an appetite for molecule-sized electronic components – but no clear way to satisfy it until now.

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Problem Cancels Moon Rocket Test Firing in Utah

August 28, 2009 5:50 am | News | Comments

A mechanical failure forced a NASA contractor on Thursday to call off the first test firing of the main part of NASA's powerful new moon rocket. The test wasn't immediately rescheduled as officials scrambled to learn the root cause of the failure. Alliant Techsystems Inc. called off the rocket burn with just 20 seconds left on the countdown clock.

iPhone Coming to China After Apple, Unicom Deal

August 28, 2009 5:36 am | News | Comments

China Unicom Ltd. said Friday it will sell Apple Inc.'s iPhone in China this year, ending months of rumor about when the hit phone would make its long-delayed debut in the world's most populous mobile market. The phones are expected to go on sale in the fourth quarter under a multiyear deal struck between the two companies, Unicom executives said in Hong Kong.

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