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Accenture to run program for tax preparers for IRS

June 15, 2010 11:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Management consulting and outsourcing company Accenture PLC said Tuesday it has been awarded a contract to design and operate the return preparer registration program for the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.The contract includes a one-year base ordering period and potentially four one-year...

Dell teams up with OnLive for gaming service

June 15, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Dell Inc. said Tuesday that it's working closely with OnLive Inc., a pioneer of on-demand instant play video games, to power its game service, which launches Thursday.Dell Data Solutions has been helping OnLive for several years to custom-design servers tailored for the OnLive platform,...

Texas Tech, U of Utah win Sandia microdevice competition

June 15, 2010 9:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(DOE/Sandia National Laboratories) The world's smallest chess board -- about the diameter of four human hairs -- and a pea-sized microbarbershop were winners in this year's design contest for, respectively, novel and educational microelectromechanical systems, held at Sandia National...

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New Quantum Theory Separates Gravitational and Inertial Mass

June 15, 2010 9:16 am | Comments

The equivalence principle is one of the corner stones of general relativity. Now physicists have used quantum mechanics to show how it fails.

Organic nanoelectronics a step closer

June 15, 2010 8:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(McGill University) The team has effectively discovered a way to order the molecules in the PEDOT, the single most industrially important conducting polymer.

Vitamin D Supplement Products: Medication Use Error

June 15, 2010 8:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | Comments

Some liquid Vitamin D supplement products are sold with droppers that could allow parents to accidentally give harmful amounts of Vitamin D to their infant.

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Rentrak posts 4Q results slightly below estimates

June 15, 2010 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Rentrak Corp. posted fiscal fourth-quarter earnings and revenue that came in slightly below Wall Street's estimates.The company reported late Monday net income of $197,000, or 2 cents per share, on $25 million in revenue for its fiscal fourth quarter, ended March 31. That compares with net...

Journaline System Delivers Text-Based News to Automotive and Mobile Devices

June 15, 2010 6:41 am | Comments

Total Traffic Network and Fraunhofer IIS are working together to deliver real-time news information on Total Traffic Network Plus, such as local and national weather conditions, sports scores, and news headlines, directly to mobile devices in the U.S.

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Fleets Of Aging Aircraft Create Demand For 3D Scanning

June 15, 2010 6:26 am | by 1888 Press Release | Comments

Many aircraft flying today were designed on drafting boards, and have no 3D data available. The design of add-on modules and airframe modifications necessitates the development of -AS-BUILT- CAD models through 3D scanning.

Notebook Market Revenue Grows 1.7% in Q1’10 Despite a 2.3% Drop in Unit Volume

June 15, 2010 6:26 am | by General Electric | Comments

In Q1’10, revenue for the total notebook PC market grew to US$31.1B, the largest single quarter since Q3’08 when notebook ASPs were more than 20% higher than at present. [...]

NTU energy research center seals partnership with top European universities at its opening

June 15, 2010 6:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Nanyang Technological University) Six top European universities today signed partnership agreements with Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N) to do joint research in clean energy at the official opening of the S$200 million ($143.2 million) institute by Mr. S. Iswaran, Senior Minister...

IBM buying Coremetrics; company helps target ads

June 15, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

IBM said Tuesday it would buy Coremetrics Inc., an Internet research company company that helps businesses better target their online marketing campaigns.IBM didn't say how much it is paying for the privately held company, which is based in San Mateo, Calif.Coremetrics customers include Bank of...

Best Buy 1Q net income rises, but misses view

June 15, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Electronics retailer Best Buy said Tuesday that consumers bought more cell phones at its mobile unit in the first quarter, but its results missed expectations and shares tumbled nearly 5 percent in premarket trading.Best Buy said it sold more TVs but that was offset by falling TV prices. Sales...

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Highly Scalable System and Intelligent Data Management Tools Ease Explosive Data Growth

June 15, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

BlueArc@ Corporation, a leader in scalable, high-performance unified network storage, today announced that it is working to provide complete compatibility of BlueArc network storage with next-generation sequencing tools made by Illumina, Inc., a world leader in genetic analysis technology and...

Electrical vehicles: car safety and type-approvals

June 15, 2010 4:24 am | by European Commission | Comments

The European Commission proposed today to ensure that electric cars placed on the European market are safe and that consumers are protected against direct contacts with parts of the car under voltage. These measures will speed up the introduction of safe electric cars on European roads...

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