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With Brief Online Blackout, Internet Becomes Weapon in Fox-Cablevision Dispute

October 19, 2010 4:24 pm | Comments

The News Corporation tried to block Cablevision subscribers from seeing Fox network shows on and Hulu on Saturday but backed off for technical reasons.

Intel to Upgrade Its Manufacturing Plants, and to Build a New One

October 19, 2010 3:26 pm | by New York Times | Comments

Intel said it plans to invest $6 billion to $8 billion to upgrade plants in the U.S., adding as many as 1,000 new high-tech positions and thousands of construction jobs.

New Web Life for the Dead Sea Scrolls

October 19, 2010 3:25 pm | by New York Times | Comments

The scribes who wrote he 2,000-year-old biblical and apocryphal texts could not have imagined their writing would one day be Googled.


Yahoo Reports Stronger Profits on Flat Revenue

October 19, 2010 3:25 pm | by New York Times | Comments

The company said the profit rise was partly because of the sale of its HotJobs site and a direct investment in, a Chinese commerce site.

BigBand Networks narrows loss in 3Q

October 19, 2010 3:07 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

BigBand Networks Inc., which makes digital video management software for broadband service providers, said Tuesday it narrowed its loss in the third quarter.For July through September, BigBand said it lost $7.3 million, or 11 cents per share. Its net loss a year ago was $10.9 million, or 16...

Western Digital profit falls 32 pct, shares rise

October 19, 2010 3:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

SCOTTS VALLEY, California (AP) — Western Digital Corp., which makes hard drives for PCs, said Tuesday that its net income dropped 32 percent as aggressive pricing rippled through the computer industry to help fight a slump in consumer spending.But revenue rose as Western Digital sold more hard...

Blackboard announces integration for college

October 19, 2010 3:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Educational software maker Blackboard Inc. said college students can use interactive e-textbooks and other digital content from bookstore Barnes & Noble's catalog with Blackboard LearnT.Students will be able to buy content from the catalog of more than 1 million titles, which include e-books,...

University of Houston professor taking next step with graphene research

October 19, 2010 2:22 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Houston) A University of Houston researcher is working on a way to mass produce graphene, a revolutionary material.


New sensor derived from frogs may help fight bacteria and save wildlife

October 19, 2010 1:22 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Princeton University, Engineering School) Princeton engineers have developed a sensor that may revolutionize how drugs and medical devices are tested for contamination, and in the process also help ensure the survival of two species of threatened animals.


Juniper Networks 3Q net income up 61 percent

October 19, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Computer networking gear maker Juniper Networks Inc. said Tuesday its third-quarter net income jumped 61 percent, but it reported revenue just shy of Wall Street's expectations and its shares fell in aftermarket trading.The company said its net income rose to $134.5 million, or 25 cents per...

The hair brush that reads your mind

October 19, 2010 12:25 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Optical Society of America) One of the main techniques for measuring and monitoring mental activity, called functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), can often be impaired because a person's hair gets in the way. But now, thanks to a team of researchers at the University of Texas at...

Intel Announces Multi-Billion-Dollar Investment in Next-Generation Manufacturing in U.S.

October 19, 2010 12:23 pm | by Intel | Comments

NEWS HIGHLIGHTSIntel will spend $6-8 billion in manufacturing to support future technology advancements in Arizona and Oregon.The investment supports the creation of 6,000-8,000 construction jobs and 800-1,000 permanent high-tech jobs, and also allows Intel to maintain its current...

Fairchild Semiconductor's New Website Home Page, Streamlines Access, Improves Navigation

October 19, 2010 12:22 pm | by Fairchild Semiconductor | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor has launched a new website home page designed to improve navigation and streamline access, making it easier for visitors to gather information on Fairchild solutions that help solve their design challenges.


IR Expands Family of Robust, Reliable Automotive DirectFET2 Power MOSFETs with System Scalability

October 19, 2010 12:22 pm | by International Rectifier | Comments

International Rectifier today announced the expansion of its family of automotive DirectFET2 power MOSFETs that deliver exceptional power density, dual-sided cooling and minimal parasitic inductance and resistance for heavy load applications, including Electric Power Steering, power...

LTC3105: 400mA Synchronous Step-Up DC/DC Converter with Maximum Power Point Control & 250mV Start Up for Energy Harvesting Applications

October 19, 2010 12:22 pm | by Linear Technology | Comments

The LTC3105 is a high efficiency step-up DC/DC converter that can operate from input voltages as low as 200mV. A 250mV start-up capability and integrated maximum power point controller (MPPC) enable operation directly from low voltage, high impedance alternative power sources such as...


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