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IDC cuts PC growth outlook for full year

September 2, 2010 12:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Research firm IDC on Thursday lowered its estimate for the growth of personal computer shipments for the year, as second-half shipments will be hurt by a "persistently bleak employment outlook" in the United States.IDC expects growth of 11.8 percent in the second half of the year, which...

Small plane crash in lagoon off San Francisco Bay

September 2, 2010 12:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Officials say a small plane has crashed in a lagoon off San Francisco Bay.San Carlos Airport project manager Theresa Yee says the plane took off from the airport around noon Thursday and went into the water near Oracle Corp. headquarters in Redwood City.She did not have further details.Federal...

Yale Develops New Animal Model for Hemophilia A

September 2, 2010 10:21 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | Comments

Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have developed a new animal model for studying hemophilia A, with the...

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New AOL search deal with Google includes mobile

September 2, 2010 10:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Google Inc. will continue to provide the search results on AOL Inc.'s websites under a new, five-year deal the companies signed this week....

AP Interview: UN telecoms chief urges data sharing

September 2, 2010 10:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

BlackBerry's Canadian manufacturer should give law enforcement agencies around the world access to its customer data, the U.N. telecommunications chief said, adding that governments have legitimate security concerns that should not be ignored....

Sycamore Networks reports 4Q profit

September 2, 2010 10:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Sycamore Networks Inc. reported a small profit for its fiscal fourth quarter Thursday, shifting from a loss a year ago, with a 29 percent jump in revenue.The results sent Sycamore shares soaring $5, or 22 percent, to $27.22. The stock has traded between $16.18 million and $32.60 over the past...

Melding Wi-Fi with digital TV 'white space'

September 2, 2010 9:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Rice University) Rice University researchers have won a $1.8 million federal grant for one of the nation's first, real-world tests of technology that uses dynamic spectrum access -- including dormant broadcast television channels -- to deliver free, high-speed broadband Internet service....

AC Motors Are Inverter Duty Classified

September 2, 2010 7:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

The inverter duty motor is small and compact, in order to reduce energy consumption. The smallest AC motor offered, the AC65, measures just 2.88 inches square and 5.22 inches in length.

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Innovations in Medical Imaging: Two Devices in One are the Trend

September 2, 2010 7:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Two devices in one – that is one of the mega trends in imaging diagnostics. The spectrum ranges from a combination of positron emission tomography (PET) with MRI or computer tomography to a combination of ultrasound with endoscopy. At MEDICA 2010, World Forum for Medicine - International...

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Computer-on-Module Has Type 6 Pin-Out

September 2, 2010 7:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Coinciding with the launch of the COM Express 2.0 specification by the PCI Industrial Manufacturers’ Group (PICMG), Kontron presents an additional version of the Computer-on-Module ETXexpress-AI...

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Dell cedes data-storage maker 3Par to HP

September 2, 2010 7:05 am | by JESSICA MINTZ - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Dell Inc. is walking away from a bidding contest with rival Hewlett-Packard Co. for data-storage maker 3Par Inc.Dell said Thursday it won't match HP's offer to pay $33 per share for 3Par, or about $2.07 billion. Dell's decision comes barely an hour after 3Par announced it had received an offer...

New Type of Logic Device Uses Piezoelectric Effect

September 2, 2010 6:40 am | by John Toon, Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new class of electronic logic device in which current is switched by an electric field generated by the application of mechanical strain to zinc oxide nanowires.

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H-P Raises 3PAR Bid to $33 a Share

September 2, 2010 6:31 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Hewlett-Packard raised its offer for 3PAR to $33 a share, or roughly $2.1 billion. The data-storage company called H-P's latest bid "superior" to Dell's.

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Sweden Reopens Rape Investigation of WikiLeaks Founder

September 2, 2010 6:31 am | by New York Times | Comments

Swedish authorities said they reopened an investigation of rape allegations against Julian Assange.

China Will Require ID for Cellphone Numbers; Noncompliance Means No Service

September 2, 2010 6:31 am | by New York Times | Comments

The government is looking to curb cellphone spam, pornography and fraud schemes.

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