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Charlotte to build world's largest video board

September 22, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Charlotte Motor Speedway plans to install the world's largest HD video board in time for next year's Coca-Cola 600.The screen will be 200 feet wide, 80 feet tall and weigh more than 165,000 pounds. That size will make it larger than the $40 million screen at Cowboys Stadium in Texas, which is...

Czechs halt Google's 'Street View,' cite privacy

September 22, 2010 4:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Czech Republic has refused to grant Google permission to expand its "Street View" because the mapping feature invades peoples' privacy, the government's privacy watchdog said Wednesday....

Google's 'Street View' banned for privacy invasion

September 22, 2010 2:05 am | Comments

The Czech Republic's privacy watchdog says Google has not been granted permission to expand its mapping feature "Street View" because it invades peoples' privacy.The Office for Personal Data Protection last week refused Google Inc. the necessary registration for "Street View" in the eastern...

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Top eBay e-commerce executive steps down

September 21, 2010 4:21 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

One of eBay's top executives is stepping down, leaving a void in the e-commerce company's largest division, which includes the namesake auction website....

Microsoft raises dividend 23 percent to 16 cents

September 21, 2010 4:21 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Microsoft is raising its quarterly dividend for the first time in two years in a move that will return more of the software maker's cash to its shareholders....

Adobe 3Q net income soars, outlook disappoints

September 21, 2010 4:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Adobe Systems Inc.'s shares tumbled in after-hours trading Tuesday after the company issued disappointing guidance, but analysts cautioned investors not to read too much about the broader economy into the results, saying the company's niche software for creative professionals doesn't make...

Researchers tap into cell power to create building 'skins' that adapt to heat/light of environment

September 21, 2010 3:22 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Pennsylvania) Engineers, design architects and cell biologists from the University of Pennsylvania will use a National Science Foundation grant to utilize the flexibility and sensitivity of human cells as the models for next-generation building "skins" that will adapt to...

Tamar Technology receives orders for its TSV measurement technology

September 21, 2010 2:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Tamar Technology received orders from two major semiconductor equipment manufacturers for its Through-Silicon Via (TSV) measurement technology.

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Mitsubishi Chemical to add MOCVD Systems for LEDs with $175 million investment

September 21, 2010 2:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Mitsubishi plans to invest 15 billion yen (US$175 million) in MOCVD systems for high brightness LED production, according to an article in the Nikkei newspaper.

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TI introduces power converter for energy harvesting and low-power applications

September 21, 2010 2:21 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) introduced a high-efficiency, ultra-low power step-down converter for energy harvesting and low-power applications.

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Campbell Collins Debuts New Family of 15W DC-DC Converters with 4:1 Input Ranges in Industry Standard Packages

September 21, 2010 1:22 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Campbell Collins Ltd. announced the availability of a new family of 15W dc-dc converters from Power Mate, offering high power density and a flexible range of input and output voltages. The FKC15W series has 4:1...

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Siemens to Open Up Smart Metering Communications for Meters Produced by Other Manufacturers

September 21, 2010 1:22 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Siemens Energy will open up its previously proprietary Distribution Line Carrier (DLC) communications protocol, which utilizes the low-voltage network as a metering communications channel. The company will thus give utilities the opportunity also to...

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Connections at the Heart of the Matter

September 21, 2010 1:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Ensuring proper connection of leads into implantable cardiac devices can be challenging, especially for small start-ups whose specialty may not focus on this area. As a result, one company is offering a solution that can be completely integrated easily into a device to help satisfy the...

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Grants create new digital collections

September 21, 2010 1:20 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

The Grants Program for Digital Collections in Arts and Sciences has awarded five grants, from creating an online collection of Cornell's plaster casts to digitizing 25,000 pages of Nepali texts.

Adobe 3Q net income soars as revenue climbs

September 21, 2010 1:06 pm | by BARBARA ORTUTAY - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Software maker Adobe Systems Inc. said Tuesday its fiscal third-quarter net income soared, boosted by higher revenue in all its business segments. But Adobe's shares dropped sharply in extended trading after its revenue outlook disappointed Wall Street.San Jose, Calif.-based Adobe, known for...

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