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Online Magazines Explore Media Future

May 26, 2009 7:44 am | by ANDREW VANACORE, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The Web edition of a cover story from Fortune this spring took a sharp turn from what you might expect at a 79-year-old magazine. Dispensing advice on finding a job during a recession, the piece had a soundtrack, a troupe of improv actors from Chicago and about 4,000 fewer words than your average magazine feature. Instead of scrolling through a column of text, readers (if the term can be applied) flipped through nine pages that told the story with a mix of text, photo-illustrations, interactive graphics and video clips.

Watertight Enclosures Offer RFI Shielding

May 26, 2009 7:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Designed to house boards directly mounted horizontally into internal slots extruded in the case body, 1457 E Series extruded aluminum small enclosures from Hammond Electronics have RFI and IP54-rated end-panel gaskets that provide electro-magnetic attenuation as well as water and dust protection.

Publishing Industry Debates Online News Fees

May 26, 2009 7:17 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is a rarity among large U.S. newspapers — it's selling more weekday copies than a decade ago. In Idaho, the Post Register's circulation has remained stable, while many other print publications have lost readers to the Internet. How can this be?

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Spectrum Analyzer Provides Improved Broad Sweep Capability

May 26, 2009 6:51 am | Tektronix | Product Releases | Comments

Targeting a variety of demanding RF applications, Tektronix’s RSA6000 Series of spectrum analyzers now includes advanced time, amplitude, and DPX trigger functions as well as with a swept DPX engine that collects more than 292,000 spectrums/second  (transients as brief as 10.3 µs) over a 110-MHz bandwidth up to 14 GHz.

Filter Assemblies Offer Free Prototyping

May 26, 2009 5:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Intended for air filter applications requiring the filter to "snake" around jutting components or conform to a radius-type bezel, the Flex-Frame family of filter assemblies from Universal Air Filter offers a prototyping service for free in conjunction with 3D CAD downloads available on the company website.

Kansas School Stirs Debate Over Outsourced Classes

May 26, 2009 4:41 am | by JUSTIN POPE, AP Education Writer | News | Comments

Just how much can a college outsource and still be a college? The question is no longer just academic at Fort Hays State University in Kansas. Under a novel arrangement, the school will accept credits from a private company that runs introductory courses in subjects like economics and English composition — listing them on transcripts under the Fort Hays State name.

New PICMG 2.30 Draft Standard for cPCI Can Extend Legacy System Life

May 22, 2009 10:14 am | by Charles Staley and Lindsay Powell, 3M Electronic Solutions, www.3m.com | Articles | Comments

To take advantage of advances in high-speed serial data transmission technologies, PICMG is releasing a new option for its popular CompactPCI standard. The new PICMG 2.30 Compact PCI PlusIO standard is based on PICMG 2.30 core specification and defines the migration path from parallel PCI to the serial PCI Express.

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Smartphone Sales Continue to Grow

May 22, 2009 8:11 am | by Barry Levine, newsfactor.com | News | Comments

The bad news for the mobile-device industry is that its sales in the first quarter were horrible. The good news is that smartphone sales are showing strength.

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Computer Virus Strikes US Marshals, FBI Affected

May 22, 2009 8:01 am | by DEVLIN BARRETT, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Law enforcement computers were struck by a mystery computer virus Thursday, forcing the FBI and the U.S. Marshals to shut down part of their networks as a precaution.

Obama Signs Bill Tightening Defense Procurement

May 22, 2009 7:19 am | News | Comments

President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill aimed at tightening the controls on defense spending, saying it is "long overdue."

DC Gearmotors Offer Integral Speed Control

May 22, 2009 7:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Available with continuous torque ratings from 30 to 500 in-lbs (3.4 to 56.5 N-m), the VWDIR134 family of parallel-shaft permanent-magnet DC gearmotors accept the Bison TightDrive speed control option that offers up to a 20:1 speed range.

Programmable AC Sources Deliver up to 18 kW

May 22, 2009 6:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Able to deliver delivering up to 4 times peak current, the 61500 and 61600 Series of programmable AC power sources from Chroma can provide up to 18 kW.

Tech Firms Balance Cost Cuts and Innovation

May 22, 2009 5:55 am | by Dominique Vidalon and Alexei Oreskovic | News | Comments

Technology executives say they are prepared to cut more costs if the downturn proves more prolonged than expected, but finding places to get further savings won't be easy.

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LED Driver Incorporates Digital Dot Correction

May 22, 2009 5:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

To provide uniformed LED brightness and accurate LED color, the MBI5040 PWM LED driver from Macroblock has 8-bit digital dot correction and 16-bit gray scale control.

Apple Job Listing Hints at More Powerful iPhone To Come

May 22, 2009 4:53 am | by Arnold Kim | News | Comments

A recent Apple job listing that we just discovered reveals that Apple is looking for a low level iPhone programmer with detailed knowledge of the ARM processor including its NEON vector unit.

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