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RadioShack: Preorders for 4G smartphone to start

May 14, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Consumer electronics company RadioShack Corp. said Friday that customers will be able to preorder the 4G smartphone HTC EVO starting on Saturday.The phone, which uses Sprint service, will be available in stores on June 4. Customers that want to preorder can buy a $50 RadioShack gift card and...

Space Propulsion Congress in San Sebastián brings together 500 international experts

May 14, 2010 7:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Elhuyar Fundazioa) The 2010 Space Propulsion Congress brought together some 500 international experts in aerospace propulsion systems in the Basque city of Donostia-San Sebastián. The latest technological advances were made known, including those that will make reaching Mars possible in...

Impact sensor provides athletic support

May 14, 2010 6:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Inderscience Publishers) As athletes strive for perfection, sports scientists need to exploit every technological advance to help them achieve that goal. Researchers in New Zealand have now developed a new type of wearable impact sensor based that can provide much needed information...

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Computer Sciences wins NOAA contract

May 14, 2010 5:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Computer Sciences Corp. said Friday it has won a contract worth up to $317 million to design a new system that will help the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to improve its computer modeling for weather forecasts.The four-year contract will help NOAA, a federal agency, make more...

Scientific Games lines up Italian lottery deal

May 14, 2010 5:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The ticket supplier Scientific Games Corp. said Friday that it is among the companies that received a nine-year instant ticket lottery concession from Italy's gaming regulators.The Amministrazione Autonoma dei Monopoli di Stato awarded the concession for the Scratch & Win lottery to Consorzio...

Google CEO discusses China, mobile at meeting

May 13, 2010 6:30 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Google Inc. CEO Eric Schmidt seems more interested in keeping the peace with China than with Apple Inc. and other rivals in the rapidly growing smart phone market.At least that's how it sounded Thursday during Google's annual shareholder meeting, where Schmidt spoke with a diplomat's restraint...

NPD: April video game sales down 26 percent

May 13, 2010 4:30 pm | by BARBARA ORTUTAY - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

U.S. retail sales of video games fell 26 percent to $766.2 million in April from a year earlier, hurt by a lack of game launches and the Easter holiday falling in March.Market researcher NPD Group said Thursday hardware sales plunged 37 percent to $249.3 million in April compared with the same...

Google CEO reassures shareholders about China

May 13, 2010 3:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Google CEO Eric Schmidt has assured shareholders that the Internet search company's China operations are stable after a falling out with the country's government.Schmidt cautioned the situation could quickly change if China's ruling party decides to retaliate against Google for its stand...

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Facebook rolling out new security features

May 13, 2010 2:30 pm | by BARBARA ORTUTAY - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Facebook's millions of users are a lucrative target for Internet criminals looking to steal passwords and more. To combat malicious attacks, phishing scams and spam, the online social network is rolling out new security features.You can ask to be notified by e-mail or text message when your...

Houston ninth-grader working with Texas A & M chemical engineer wins bronze in science olympiad

May 13, 2010 2:22 pm | by Texas A&M University | Comments

Sarah Akbani, a ninth-grade student from Harmony School of Science in Houston working with Zhengdong Cheng, assistant professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received a bronze medal in the International Sustainable World Energy,...

CA Chief Operating Officer to depart

May 13, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Business management software company CA Inc. said Thursday its president and chief operating officer is leaving the company at the end of the month.Michael Christenson joined CA in 2005 as a business development executive and was promoted to COO in 2006. He became CA's president in...

Manhard Consulting Forms Partnership With Rolf C. Campbell and Associates

May 13, 2010 1:23 pm | Comments

Strategic partnership with Rolf C. Campbell and Associates expands Manhard Consulting's Land Planning Services Department.

DisplaySearch to Host Second Annual August Conference Series in San Jose

May 13, 2010 1:23 pm | by General Electric | Comments

DisplaySearch, the worldwide leader in display market research, today announced plans for its upcoming August Conference Series being held on August 17-20 in San Jose, California.

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IEEE-USA cites 5 engineering breakthroughs

May 13, 2010 1:22 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(IEEE-USA) Five engineering breakthroughs -- from software for virtual surgery to an energy saving device that detects drafts -- were cited today by IEEE-USA, the US career and public policy unit of the IEEE, the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology.

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PCB Edge Clearance

May 13, 2010 1:21 pm | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

In my continuing saga of answering the question "what are the real limits?", I'll spend a little time giving my thoughts on edge clearance. That makes the question for the day: "how close can I put parts to the edge...

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