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Early iPhone 4 owners in grip of reception problem

June 28, 2010 10:31 am | Comments

First there's the anticipation. Then, the long lines, followed by the triumphant walk out of the Apple store, new gadget in hand. Now, inevitably, the first slew of complaints are in, among them that just holding the iPhone 4 a certain way can interfere with calls.

Gov't plans to double available wireless spectrum

June 28, 2010 10:25 am | Comments

The Obama administration intends to nearly double the available amount of wireless communications spectrum over the next 10 years in an effort to keep up with the ever-growing demand for high-speed video and data transmission to cell phones, laptops and other mobile devices.

Amazon adds audio, video to Kindle apps

June 28, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments, which makes the Kindle electronic book reader, said Monday it added a new video feature to the software that lets people read Kindle books on Apple gadgets.Amazon makes free Kindle e-book reader applications, or "apps," so people can buy and read its e-books on devices other than...


University receives $19 million to monitor carbon storage project

June 28, 2010 9:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Texas at Austin) The University of Texas at Austin will receive up to $19 million to design and oversee a monitoring plan for a carbon capture and storage demonstration project in southeast Texas. This project will be among the first in the state of Texas, and one of only a...

Vias between BGA pads

June 28, 2010 9:21 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

I ran across a question posted on the Xilinx forum recently about whether vias in BGA pads needed to be capped, as suggested in my post about that subject. We do recommend that the vias be filled and capped with...

HiSoft Technology hopes to raise $66M in IPO

June 28, 2010 9:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

HiSoft Technology International Ltd., a Chinese software-development outsourcing service, is expected to raise more than $66 million this week through an initial public offering.The company is offering 6.4 million American Depositary Shares, or ADSs, and selling shareholders are selling 1...

Broadridge closes securities clearing deal

June 28, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc. completed the $35.2 million sale of its brokerage clearing business, the technology outsourcing company said Monday.Penson Financial Services Inc., which is a subsidiary of Penson Worldwide Inc., used a mix of notes and stock to fund the deal.With the sale,...

Bursting bubbles with sound offers new treatments for cancer

June 28, 2010 8:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Leeds) A new way to deliver cancer drugs using gas bubbles and sound waves is to be developed at the University of Leeds. The project will enable highly toxic drugs to be delivered in small doses directly to tumors, where their toxicity can safely be put to good use. If...


Voltage Regulators for Computing Tout Efficiency Shaping Tech

June 28, 2010 7:17 am | Comments

CHiL Semiconductor Corporation announced a new configuration in its computing voltage regulator (VR) solutions for CPU, GPU, and DDR applications. Now configured to optimize efficiency from the lowest idle state to the highest operating state of


Why Mercury is More Dangerous in Oceans

June 28, 2010 6:21 am | by Duke University | Comments

DURHAM, N.C. -- Even though freshwater concentrations of mercury are far greater than those found in seawater, it's the saltwater fish like tuna, mackerel and shark that end up posing a more serious health threat to humans who eat them.

Apple sells more than 1.7M iPhones in 3 days

June 28, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Apple Inc. said Monday that it sold more than 1.7 million units of its new iPhone model in the first three days, making it the most successful product launch in the company's history from the standpoint of sales.The iPhone 4 went on sale Thursday in the U.S., Britain, France, Germany and Japan....

Startup mSpot lets you stream your music over Web

June 28, 2010 6:04 am | Comments

A new music service launching Monday lets you listen to your music collection from any computer or Android phone over the Web. MSpot's service stores your music on its computers and lets you access it remotely through a Web browser.

Announcing the Development of the Field-Coupled Wireless Power Transmission System

June 28, 2010 12:20 am | by Murata Manufacturing | Comments

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. has developed a field-coupled type* of power transmission system capable of supplying power to devices wirelessly. Use of this system makes it possible for the devices to be charged simply by placing them on the charger without the aid of power cords or...


G20 : Keep up reforms in order to boost jobs

June 27, 2010 2:23 pm | by OECD | Comments

G20 countries need to keep up the momentum of structural economic reform in order to boost confidence and job creation, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría tells G20 leaders.


Physicists explain why superconductors fail to produce super currents

June 27, 2010 10:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Florida) When high-temperature superconductors were first announced in the late 1980s, it was thought that they would lead to ultra-efficient magnetic trains and other paradigm-shifting technologies.


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