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The Tinker's Toolbox - Prototyping Tools Discussion

January 14, 2010 4:22 am | Podcasts | Comments

The purpose of the Tinker's Toolbox (TTB) project is to foment passion and positivity within the electronic design engineering community by conducting an industry community project to discuss design and development tools and methodologies.

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Identify and Repair Invalid Registry Entries and Modify Registry Settings for Enhanced PC Performance

January 14, 2010 4:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Support.com (NASDAQ: SPRT) today announced availability of Sammsoft@ Advanced Registry Optimizer(TM) 2010 (http://www.sammsoft.com/AroDetails.aspx) (ARO 2010), a system maintenance utility for PCs that run Windows XP, Vista, and now Windows 7. ARO 2010 is being released by Sammsoft, the consumer...

Interfacing Next-Generation Embedded Systems

January 14, 2010 3:09 am | by Robert A. Burckle, Vice-President WinSystems | Articles | Comments

Simple, low-cost I/O is important. You might say that trying to hang a relay, UART, or other low-speed device on a PCI Express lane is like trying to get a drink of water out of a fire hose! So how do you handle I/O on the chips?

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In Google’s Rebuke of China, Focus Falls on Cybersecurity

January 13, 2010 7:00 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

Google’s threat to end its operations in China brought attention to reports of Chinese high-technology espionage stretching back at least a decade.

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Google’s Threat Echoed Everywhere, Except China

January 13, 2010 7:00 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

China heavily censored the news that Google would consider shutting down its operations in the country.

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HAPPYTOT Stage 4 and HAPPYBABY Stage 1 & Stage 2 Pouch Meals - Recall

January 13, 2010 2:51 pm | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Selected varieties recalled due to packaging defect that could cause possible bacterial contamination.

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Epic Data Announces Closing of Non-Brokered Private Placement

January 13, 2010 2:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Epic Data International Inc. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: EKD), a provider of manufacturing operations management and real-time data collection solutions, is pleased to announce that it has closed its non-brokered private placement (the "Private Placement") of 3,076,923 common shares (the "Common...

Robert Nygren: Private Placement

January 13, 2010 2:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Robert Nygren announces that pursuant to the closing of a private placement as of today's date, he purchased 1,538,462 common shares (the "Common Shares") of Epic Data International Inc. (the "Company"), at a price of $0.13 per Common Share for total consideration of $200,000.06. Prior to the...

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Inverted QFN Land Pattern

January 13, 2010 1:54 pm | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

Have you ever experienced the heartbreak of inverted land pattern? It's not supposed to happen, but every now and then, it does. Maybe something happened when creating a custom footprint. Maybe, somehow it got inverted in the CAD software and...

No-sweat pressure sensors

January 13, 2010 12:56 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft) Microelectronic chips used to take pressure readings are very delicate. A new technology has been developed that makes pressure sensors more robust, enabling them to continue operating normally at temperatures up to 250 degrees Celsius.

Study shows employee turnover damages service

January 13, 2010 12:52 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

A new ILR School study finds that worker turnover affects employee productivity and morale, causing service to falter.

RealNetworks founder Glaser steps down as CEO

January 13, 2010 12:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Digital entertainment company RealNetworks Inc. says its founder has stepped down as chief executive officer, but will remain chairman.In a statement, founder Rob Glaser said that after 16 years he decided it was time for him to step away from day-to-day operations.The company's board has named...

LG bets on Android to boost phone sales 20 percent

January 13, 2010 11:57 am | News | Comments

LG Electronics Inc, the world's No. 3 mobile phone maker, aims to increase handset sales by 20 percent this year and is pinning its hopes on Google's Android operating system to beef up its smartphone range.

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Google's investment arm to grow partner ranks

January 13, 2010 11:49 am | News | Comments

Google Inc's venture capital arm, Google Ventures, is bringing more partners onboard as the $100 million fund seeks to build upon the eight investments it has made in companies since its launch last spring.

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Yahoo backs Google's response to China hackers

January 13, 2010 10:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Yahoo Inc. supports rival Google's threatened departure from China because of computer attacks that pried into the e-mail accounts of human rights activists.In a statement Wednesday, Yahoo said it's "aligned" with Google's reaction to the hacking that originated within China.Google has promised...

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