A federal judge has ruled that a Boston University student violated copyright laws when he swapped music online, paving the way for a jury to begin considering damages Friday. Joel Tenenbaum, 25, of Providence, R.I., admitted on the witness stand Thursday that he downloaded and shared hundreds of songs by Nirvana, Green Day, The Smashing Pumpkins and other artists.
Britain's High Court on Friday rejected an autistic British man's bid to avoid extradition to the United States to face trial for hacking into military computers. Gary McKinnon, who claimed he was searching for evidence of UFOs, has fought a long legal battle against extradition after he was charged with breaking into 97 computers belonging to NASA, the U.S. Department of Defense and several branches of the U.S. military
Buoyed by a good weather forecast, space shuttle Endeavour and its seven astronauts aimed for a Friday morning landing to end their successful space station construction mission. Endeavour was scheduled to touch down at 10:48 a.m. In preparation, the shuttle's payload bay doors were closed right on time as the sun rose at the Kennedy Space Center in a somewhat hazy sky.
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Enabling TD-LTE infrastructure equipment vendors to test the performance of their TD-LTE base stations (e-NodeBs) under loaded conditions, the TM500 TD-LTE Multi-UE from Aeroflex includes multiple handset (multi-UE) testing capabilities. The Multi-UE replicates multiple TD-LTE handsets in a single test mobile
Featuring a PCI Express (PCIe) Gen1 end-point design package, the Arria II GX FPGA Development Kit from Altera purportedly reduces development time. The kit comes with a development board featuring twelve transceivers, a one-year license for Quartus II Design Software, Development Kit Edition
The FM28V020 256-Kb parallel ferroelectric random access memory (F-RAM) device from Ramtron International operates from 2.0 V to 3.6 v. The device features a 28-pin SOIC package and accesses page mode operation up to 40 MHz. Other features include: data retention for over 10 years
Molded on a brass hex nut with military-grade silicone rubber, a family of switch boots from ZaGO Manufacturing protect toggle switches, push button switches and rotary switches.
While a student at Susquehanna University for the past 3 years I have often had reservations regarding my decision to major in creative writing. The inevitable question ‘What am I going to do with my degree?’ has been on my mind more intensely as I approach my senior year.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) have filed a legal challenge against a New York City law mandating door-to-door collection of e-waste. Local Law No. 13, taking effect July 31st, forces all electronic manufacturers doing business in NYC to provide free door-to-door collection services for covered equipment.
Available in versions able to fit 1.02-mm and 1.32-mm holes and lengths to suit 1.6-mm and 2.4-mm PCBs, Vero Technologies’ line of terminal pins fits on a PTH PCB for the attachment of an oscilloscope probe, multimeter leads, and test equipment.
The MEASURpoint from Data Translation measures any combination of RTD, thermocouple, and voltage ranges from 300 µV to 400 V. Features include: B,E,J,K,N,R,S, and T thermocouple types to 0.0004ºC resolution, support for Platinum RTD Types: Pt100 (±0.07ºC accuracy)
Using synchronous rectification technology, the MQFL-270 series of dc/dc converters from SynQor achieves efficiency levels of 88 percent and higher. The converters operate from -55°C to 125°C and accept continuous input voltages of 155 V- 400 V while permitting higher transient input voltages of 475 V for one second
Addressing "green" regulation in countries such as North America, Europe, U.K., Australia, China, and Korea family of interchangeable-blade AC/DC wall-plug power supplies from Globtek is available in versions providing regulated outputs from 5 V to 48 VDC (in 0.1-V increments).
With built-in decoding and controller-driven calibration, the mTouch AR1000 Resistive Touch-Screen Controllers from Microchip purportedly reduce time to market for embedded resistive-touch designs. The controllers provide universal 4-, 5-, and 8-wire support, as well as support for SPI, I2C, and UART communication interfaces