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Lorlin celebrate 50 years of manufacturing Rotary Switches at Electronica 2010

September 27, 2010 6:34 am | Comments

Lorlin Electronics will celebrate 50 years of manufacturing their wide range of standard and custom switching products at electronica 2010. Designed, manufactured and assembled in their UK factory the majority of Lorlin products can be fully customised to meet their customer’s exact requirements avoiding any compromises in the end users equipment.

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Ebix to buy Brazil's Usix, no terms given

September 27, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Software maker Ebix Inc. said Monday it has agreed to buy Brazil's Usix Technologies Inc., which providers Internet technologies to insurance companies and their agents.Ebix did not give financial terms but said it considers the size of the acquisition, which it paid for using cash reserves,...

Segway company owner dies after rolling into river

September 27, 2010 5:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A British businessman who last year bought the company that makes the two-wheeled Segway personal transporter has died in an accident on one of the vehicles....

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Report: US would make Internet wiretaps easier

September 27, 2010 5:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Broad new regulations being drafted by the Obama administration would make it easier for law enforcement and national security officials to eavesdrop on Internet and e-mail communications like social networking Web sites and BlackBerries, The New York Times reported Monday....

Shippers say China slows handling of Japan goods

September 27, 2010 4:06 am | by JOE McDONALD - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

China has stepped up customs inspections of goods shipped to and from Japan, slowing trade, logistics companies said Monday, amid a spat over the detention of a Chinese fishing boat captain near disputed islands.Customs officers who usually look at 2 percent to 10 percent of goods in shipments...

Panasonic boss urges end to Japan-China dispute

September 27, 2010 4:05 am | by YURI KAGEYAMA - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Panasonic Corp.'s president called on the Japanese government Monday to patch up relations with China, a key nation for the electronics maker's sales as both sides traded angry demands for damages over a territorial dispute.The spat began over the detention of a Chinese fishing-boat captain...

Economy : OECD’s Gurría confident Portugal will weather economic crisis?

September 27, 2010 3:22 am | by OECD | Comments

?Portugal has made major progress in modernising its economy over recent years but has been hit hard by the crisis, according to the OECD’s latest economic survey of the country.?

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Let your fingers do the driving

September 26, 2010 9:21 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Utah) If drivers are yakking on cell phones and don't hear spoken instructions to turn left or right from a passenger or navigation system, they still can get directions from devices that are mounted on the steering wheel and pull skin on the driver's index fingertips left...

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China automaker BYD gets visit from backer Buffett

September 26, 2010 8:05 pm | by ELAINE KURTENBACH - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Warren Buffett's backing gave Chinese battery and automaking tycoon Wang Chuanfu a huge boost, and on paper represents at least a six-fold return on the investment.Beginning Monday, Wang's BYD Autos is launching a series of events in three Chinese cities meant to showcase the company's electric...

Light workout: Stanford scientists use optogenetics to effectively stimulate muscle movement in mice

September 26, 2010 11:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Stanford University Medical Center) Researchers at Stanford University were able to use light to induce normal patterns of muscle contraction, in a study involving bioengineered mice whose nerve-cell surfaces are coated with special light-sensitive proteins.

Computer attacks linked to wealthy group or nation

September 26, 2010 9:05 am | by LOLITA C. BALDOR - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

A powerful computer code attacking industrial facilities around the world, but mainly in Iran, probably was created by experts working for a country or a well-funded private group, according to an analysis by a leading computer security company.The malicious code, called Stuxnet, was designed...

Worm hits computers of staff at Iran nuclear plant

September 26, 2010 4:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Iran's official news agency says a complex computer worm has affected the personal computers of staff at the country's first nuclear power plant weeks before the facility is to go online....

Novelties: These Digital Trainers Know How to Motivate

September 25, 2010 10:22 pm | by New York Times | Comments

People who have trouble sticking to weight-loss regimens can find an array of devices that help track their progress — and offer encouragement, too.

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Career Couch: Staying Professional in Virtual Meetings

September 25, 2010 10:22 pm | by New York Times | Comments

Virtual meetings have become a staple of business life, but personal conduct during a phone or video conference can be different than in face-to-face meetings.

Iran Fights Malware Attacking Computers

September 25, 2010 10:22 pm | by New York Times | Comments

The agency that runs Iran’s nuclear facilities said that its engineers were trying to protect facilities from a virus.

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