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On Memory and Disruptive Technology

January 18, 2010 6:32 am | Videos | Comments

 ECN Editor-in-Chief Alix Paultre looks back at some of the memory technologies rendered obsolete at the beginning of the last decade. 


Blackfin BF50x Processors Break Price, Performance Barriers

January 18, 2010 6:25 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices, Inc. today unveiled the latest entries in its Blackfin® family of processors for converged digital signal and control processing applications – the Blackfin BF50x series. Delivering up to 100% greater performance than competing, comparably priced processors...


Foreign reporters' Google e-mail hacked in China

January 18, 2010 6:01 am | by GILLIAN WONG - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

International journalists in China said Monday that their Google e-mail accounts have been hacked in attacks similar to the ones against human rights activists that the search giant cited as a reason for considering pulling out of the country.In announcing a possible exit from China last week,...


Our Dog Discovered Our Ducts Have Cats

January 18, 2010 5:54 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

Our Australian Shepherd, Matilda, is not the fiercest of protectors. In fact, she's a total coward. She flees in horror from strangers and is terrorized by the vacuum cleaner; even a pair of shoes left in an unaccustomed place can strike fear in her heart. B


General Atlantic's Ray Bingham Succeeds Founder Martin Babinec

January 18, 2010 5:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TriNet ( , a provider of payroll, benefits and human resources outsourcing solutions to small businesses, today announced that its founder and former CEO Martin Babinec ( transitioned his role of board...

Mosaid raises 2010 target for revenue, profit after finalizing patent licensing deal with Samsung

January 18, 2010 5:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mosaid Technologies Inc. (TSX:MSD) says its profit and revenue will be higher than expected in fiscal 2010 as a result of a landmark licensing agreement between the Ottawa patent firm and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.Mosaid, which had announced previously that a deal was imminent, disclosed...

Problems with CO2 Cap-and-Trade

January 18, 2010 4:38 am | by by Prof. Ken Johnson Ret. | Blogs | Comments

It is often said the Democrat Party likes to tax "anything that moves". The present Congress is preparing to add to that ". . . or releases carbon dioxide"...


My SolidWorks World Sessions - Day 1, 2:45pm to 3:45pm

January 18, 2010 3:54 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Blogs | Comments

There's a decent chance that fruits, cookies, and sodas will be lining the hallways as everyone makes their way to the next set of technical sessions. I'll grab some on my way to see one of these sessions. SolidWorks and LEGOs - Tangible Methods That Really Stack UpAdam Scheible, Portland...


Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: Creativity, Fulfillment and Flow

January 18, 2010 3:54 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

“After a certain basic point, which translates, more or less, to just a few thousand dollars above the minimum poverty level, increases in material well being don’t see to affect how happy people are.” The speech includes, the first purpose of incorporation at Sony: To...

Industry Leader to Showcase Hosted Email and Collaboration Services at Lotusphere 2010

January 18, 2010 3:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

IBM Lotusphere 2010 -- NaviSite, Inc. ( (NASDAQ: NAVI), the worldwide leader of cloud-enabled, enterprise-class hosting, managed applications and services, announced today Hosted Lotus Services powered by NaviCloud ( at IBM Lotusphere 2010...

My SolidWorks World Sessions - Day 1, 1:30pm to 2:30pm

January 17, 2010 7:53 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Blogs | Comments

Chooosing a session to attend after lunch doesn't get any easier. There are some really good choices and some really good presenters. I've decided not to take any specific track, but rather to pick a good cross section of sessions to attend. Here are the sessions I'm looking at in this...

What Dogs Reveal About Evolution

January 17, 2010 7:53 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

From, The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution by Richard Dawkins All breeds of dogs are domesticated wolves: not jackals, not coyotes and not foxes. … Coppinger points out that when domestic animals break free and go feral for many generations, they usually revert to...

Capuchin Monkeys Using Stone Tools

January 16, 2010 9:52 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

This BBC documentary “Clever Monkeys”, narrated by David Attenborough, shows Capuchin monkeys in Brazil using heavy stones to break open aged palm nuts. Related: Chimps Used Stone Hammers – Bird Using Bait to Fish – Orangutan Attempts to Hunt Fish with Spear...


German government warns against MS Explorer use

January 16, 2010 6:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The German government has told people to avoid using Internet Explorer until Microsoft Corp. develops a patch to fix a security flaw that led to hacks against Google and others.The Federal Office for Information Security, or BSI, told Germans to use a browser other than Explorer to ensure... Products Sold on Internet as Dietary Supplements: Recall

January 15, 2010 5:51 pm | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Dietary supplements recalled due to undeclared steroids in products, posing risk of acute liver injury.



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