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James Cameron: 3-D will become standard format

May 13, 2010 5:30 am | by SANGWON YOON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

"Avatar" director James Cameron said Thursday that 3-D will replace 2-D as the standard, mainstream format for film, television and online content in less than 25 years.Viewers will soon not only enjoy films in 3-D theaters but all forms of entertainment, including sports and music shows on TVs...

GE Healthcare Aisys and Avance Anesthesia Systems: Recall

May 13, 2010 5:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | Comments

Defective control board wiring harnesses can cause the machine to unexpectedly shut down, terminating ventilation, anesthetic delivery, and potentially patient monitoring.

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Honeywell to buy Edmonton-based industrial monitor company in $145-million deal

May 13, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE:HON) has a deal to take over Edmonton-based Matrikon Inc. (TSX:MTK) in a $145-million transaction. Honeywell is offering $4.50 cash per Matrikon share. The Canadian maker of industrial monitoring devices brings expertise in the energy and mining sectors.

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New Media Expert and Former Sony Broadcast President Brings Powerful Blend of Management Experience and Technical Insight to Board Membership

May 13, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

SENSIO@ Technologies Inc. (SENSIO) (TSX VENTURE: SIO) announced today that Patrick Gerald Whittingham has joined the SENSIO board of directors. Whittingham's distinguished career in the media industry includes 28 years with Sony, most recently as president of the Sony Broadcast and Production...

No guy-in-a-bar iPhone story in Vietnam

May 13, 2010 3:30 am | by TRAN VAN MINH - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

This time it's not a crazy story about a guy who left a phone in a Silicon Valley bar. The latest clamor over a possible next-generation iPhone prototype has erupted in an unlikely place — Vietnam.Mobile phone accessory salesman Tran Manh Hiep rushed to a cafe in southern Ho Chi Minh City on...

Sony aiming for black as annual loss shrinks

May 13, 2010 2:30 am | by TOMOKO A. HOSAKA - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Sony Corp., maker of the PlayStation 3, stayed in the red last business year but predicts a return to profit as restructuring and an aggressive 3-D rollout bear fruit.The Tokyo-based company Thursday reported some progress toward profitability, booking a 40.8 billion yen ($439 million) loss for...

Sony's annual loss shrinks to $439 million

May 12, 2010 10:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Sony Corp. stayed in the red last fiscal year but shrank losses through cost cuts and better sales of consumer electronics.The Tokyo-based company reported a 40.8 billion yen ($439 million) loss for the year ended March 31, an improvement from the previous year's 98.9 billion yen loss. That was...

Computers can effectively detect diabetes-related eye problems

May 12, 2010 10:21 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Iowa - Health Science) People with diabetes have an increased risk of blindness, yet nearly half of the approximately 23 million Americans with diabetes do not get an annual eye exam to detect possible problems. But it appears that cost-effective computerized systems to...

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SAP buying Sybase for $5.8B

May 12, 2010 2:30 pm | by JORDAN ROBERTSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

German business software maker SAP AG has agreed to buy Sybase Inc. in a $5.8 billion deal that ratchets up SAP's rivalry with database leader Oracle Corp.The all-cash deal intensifies the battle between SAP and Oracle to run more of the programs that corporations use to manage their data....

Carnegie Mellon's Onur Mutlu receives outstanding award

May 12, 2010 2:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Carnegie Mellon University) Carnegie Mellon's Onur Mutlu received a five year, $549,306 grant from the National Science Foundation to research technologies and algorithms for creating scalable, high-performance, and quality-of-service memory systems for multi-core purposes.

Virtusa posts flat 4Q net income; revenue climbs

May 12, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Virtusa Corp., which provides information technology services, said its net income stayed flat during the fiscal fourth quarter, as higher costs canceled out a boost in revenue.But the company said the business environment improved in the quarter and offered an outlook for 2011 that met...

Cisco sees recovery continue in 3Q

May 12, 2010 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Cisco says its net income for the latest quarter rose 63 percent from last year, as the economic recovery continued to give customers the confidence to spend on big-ticket networking gear.Cisco Systems Inc. says it earned $2.2 billion, or 37 cents per share, in the fiscal third quarter that...

Redefining electrical current law with the transistor laser

May 12, 2010 12:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) A major current law has been rewritten thanks to the three-port transistor laser, developed by Milton Feng and Nick Holonyak Jr. at the University of Illinois. Data the transistor laser generated did not fit neatly within established circuit...

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IPC Says What?

May 12, 2010 12:22 pm | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

I recently wrote about spacing, IPC standards and such. James M. commented on the post with a question: "I run into this issue all the time. Assembly houses love to say that they can make anything that meets "IPC Standards...

ILR course led to internship for Grace Guichardo

May 12, 2010 12:22 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

Professor Michael Gold's labor and employment law class influenced student Grace Guichardo '10 to explore human resources and law.

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