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Gift Guide: Tech gadgets for frequent travelers

November 23, 2010 7:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

If you have people on your gift list who travel a lot, you may want to think about giving them something to keep them comfortable and entertained while on the go, even if they're not as nomadic as George Clooney's road warrior character in the movie "Up in the Air."...

2011 CES Gaming Showcase Features Latest in Gaming Technologies

November 23, 2010 5:19 am | Comments

The 2011 International CES, the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow, will feature the hottest innovations in gaming hardware and software. More than 35 exhibitors will display the latest gaming technology advancements in the 2011 CES Gaming Showcase.

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Rare Apple I computer to be auctioned in Britain

November 23, 2010 4:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

One of the world's first personal computers will be auctioned as a historic relic in London.Christie's auction house in London is selling an Apple I computer, one of only 200 produced by Apple Computer between 1976 and 1977.The computer sold for $666.66 in 1977 with no casing, power supply,...

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Event : Making Reform Happen 25-27 November 2010

November 23, 2010 1:24 am | by OECD | Comments

Governments must reform labour markets, pensions, healthcare, and taxes to help their economies recover from the financial crisis. Angel Gurria, Secretary-General of the OECD, will open a plenary session of Making Reform Happen at 10:00am on Friday 26 November. He will be joined by José...

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LeukoDx retains thinXXS to develop its Microfluidics cartridge

November 22, 2010 11:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

LeukoDx Inc. is pleased to announce that it has retained the services of thinXXS Microtechnology AG to develop the single use microfluidics cartridge to be used in its Point of Care micro-flowcytometry platform.

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USTA sues Olympus over sponsorship deal

November 22, 2010 4:05 pm | by HOWARD FENDRICH - AP Tennis Writer - Associated Press | Comments

The U.S. Tennis Association is suing Olympus Corporation of the Americas for $11.65 million for breach of contract, saying the camera company wants to get out of their sponsorship agreement for 2011.Olympus and the USTA have been partners since 2003. In a 2007 agreement, they extended their...

Netflix expects video streaming to drown out DVDs

November 22, 2010 2:20 pm | Comments

Netflix is preparing for the day when getting DVDs by mail is as old-fashioned as going to the video store....

HiSoft to register for 5-million-share offering

November 22, 2010 2:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

HiSoft Technology International Ltd., a Beijing-based provider of software development outsourcing services, said Monday that it plans to file a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission to offer five million American Depositary Shares.HiSoft said 500,000 of the shares...

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Blockbuster launches ads touting 28-day head start

November 22, 2010 2:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Blockbuster Inc., the video rental chain that is in the midst of restructuring under bankruptcy protection, on Monday launched a national ad campaign that promotes its 28-day head start over competitors Netflix Inc. and Coinstar Inc.'s Redbox when it comes to renting certain new releases.The...

Cornell receives two NSF plant genome program awards

November 22, 2010 1:21 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

Cornell researchers will develop a tool to knock out genes in maize and will sequence wild rice genes, identify their functions and insert key genes into cultivated lines for breeders.

Nuance's 4Q revenue grows, but profit declines

November 22, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Nuance Communications Inc., whose software recognizes speech, converting it to text, said Monday that its revenue in the fiscal fourth quarter and year grew, although its earnings dwindled, causing shares to fall sharply in after-hours trading.In the fourth quarter ended Sept. 30, the company...

austriamicrosystems Announces New Ultra Low Quiescent Current Step-Up DC-DC Converter

November 22, 2010 12:22 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

austriamicrosystems has introduced the AS1310, an ultra low quiescent current hysteretic step-up dc-dc converter optimized for light loads (60mA) and the highest efficiency – up to 92%. With 1µ=µA the AS1310 step-up converter also...

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Building Up In 3D: the steps from SOC to 3D-ICs

November 22, 2010 12:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Ed Sperling from System Design Magazine recently published a very nice article explaining the key motivations and consequences of moving from 2D-SOC to partitioned and stacked die 3D-ICs, as seen as from a IC designer perspective.

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HP's fiscal 4Q tops Wall Street estimates

November 22, 2010 12:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Hewlett-Packard says its net income rose 5 percent in the latest quarter as it benefited from stronger corporate spending, even as consumer and government demand throughout the industry has wobbled....

Novell draws new bid of $2.2 billion

November 22, 2010 12:05 pm | by ANDREW VANACORE - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Novell Inc. has tried many times to turn itself around since it began slipping from its place as the No. 1 provider of computer network software back in the 1990s — one such effort even spearheaded by Eric Schmidt before he became Google Inc.'s CEO.It doesn't look like it will get another...

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