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Broadband usage growing even as gaps persist

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

The U.S. still faces a significant gap in residential broadband use that breaks down along incomes, education levels and other socio-economic factors, even as subscriptions among American households overall grew sevenfold between 2001 and 2009....

Web Browsing Takes a Social Turn

November 7, 2010 3:34 pm | by New York Times | Comments

A new browser from RockMelt integrates sites like Twitter and Facebook and makes it simple to keep in touch with friends also logged in.

Europe Takes Up Debate on Universal Internet Access

November 7, 2010 3:31 pm | Comments

At a summit meeting in Brussels this week, network operators and large online companies will face off over net neutrality — or who should pay for using the Internet.


Web browser pioneer backs new way to surf Internet

November 7, 2010 12:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Web has changed a lot since Marc Andreessen revolutionized the Internet with the introduction of his Netscape browser in the mid-1990s. That's why he's betting people are ready to try a different Web-surfing technique on a new browser called RockMelt....

Technology a blessing, a curse for remote island

November 7, 2010 9:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Muggs Bass doesn't own a computer. She's pretty much dead set against e-mail. Anyone who calls her home on Michigan's remote Beaver Island should be prepared for a busy signal, if she's on her land-line phone. She has no cell....

The Socialite Network: UK's Queen joins Facebook

November 7, 2010 2:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

It could be the ultimate social network - Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is launching an official Facebook page, offering fans daily updates on her engagements, the royal household said Sunday....

Alarm glitch could have iPhone users scrambling

November 6, 2010 11:20 pm | Comments

Apple says the end of daylight savings time could cause problems for iPhone users....

Microsoft CEO sells $1.3B of shares

November 6, 2010 10:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer has sold about $1.3 billion worth of his company shares recently, the first time he's done so in seven years.Ballmer confirmed the stock sales Friday and said they were for the purpose of diversifying his investments and aiding his year-end tax planning. He said he...


Sensordynamics: New robust 2d and 3d angular rate sensors for industrial, medical and high end consumer goods applications

November 6, 2010 4:24 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

The new SD742 and SD740 measure angular rate in two or three spatial directions, showing the way to applications in platform stabilization, motion tracking and navigation.


STMicroelectronics and Omron have announced a collaboration to provide a complete solution for electronic gas meter flow sensors.

November 6, 2010 4:24 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

The sensor has been designed as a key component for the turnkey gas meter solution that ST is developing.


EV GROUP announces 20%+ increase in revenue

November 6, 2010 4:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

EV Group today announced that the company witnessed a more than 20-percent increase in overall revenue during fiscal 2010, ended September 30. EVG attributes this growth, in large part, to continued demand for equipment used in advanced manufacturing of 3D ICs, CMOS image sensors and MEMS devices.


IEDM Preview: CMOS imager works from light to night

November 6, 2010 2:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Traditional CMOS image sensors based on silicon are limited to imaging in the visible and near infrared (IR) spectrum. But for homeland security, automotive safety and other applications that rely on detection of the earth's natural "night glow," extension into the short-wave IR (SWIR)...


Nanoplas targets 200mm MEMS and 3D TSV packaging with dry processing tool

November 6, 2010 2:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Nanoplas, supplier of HDRF plasma processing equipment for MEMS, 3D through-silicon via (TSV), IC packaging and III-V compounds, introduced a fully automatic dry-processing batch system for high-volume 200mm production.


High-precision version of the world?s smallest digital humidity sensor

November 6, 2010 2:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

In April 2010 Sensirion started serial production of the SHT21, the standard version of its new generation of digital humidity and temperature sensors.


US News & World Report to drop monthly print mag

November 5, 2010 8:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

U.S. News & World Report magazine is going to stop sending its monthly print edition to subscribers next year and go mostly online.Brian Kelly, the magazine's editor, outlined the changes in a memo sent to staff on Friday.In the memo, Kelly said the December issue will be the last monthly issue...


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