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Polaroid's Clunky Comeback

May 29, 2010 2:26 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Mary Pilon tests the new Polaroid, which spits out blurry instant photos - just like the Vintage Polaroids used to do. But is nostalgia enough for an $89.99 camera?

UCSD Fuels Clean Tech Cluster Through Innovation Challenge

May 28, 2010 4:22 pm | by Jacobs School Mechanical Aerospace Engineering | Comments

 Thirteen San Diego professors, students and research scientists who are developing technologies that will fuel the continued growth of the region's “clean tech cluster” presented their new ideas over two days to a panel of eighteen high-tech reviewers. 

Materials Design and Texas Instruments at VLSI Symposia

May 28, 2010 2:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Materials Design, Inc.) Materials Design announces a joint presentation with University of Texas at Dallas, KAUST and Texas Instruments at the 2010 Symposia on VLSI Technology and Circuits on June 17 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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Clarification: Amazon and Penguin story

May 28, 2010 1:32 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

In a story May 26, The Associated Press reported that Apple Inc. insists that publishers who sell electronic books through its iBookstore application can't sell the same books at a lower price through a competitor. The story should have specified that Apple's policy applies to new releases of...

Quality Systems fiscal 4Q net income rises 15 pct

May 28, 2010 1:30 pm | Comments

Quality Systems Inc. said Friday its fiscal fourth-quarter net income jumped 15 percent, as revenue improved despite the impact of heavy snowfall on the East Coast.The Irvine, Calif., medical records and billing software maker also said Friday that Chief Operating Officer Philip N. Kaplan has...

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Lawmaker seeks cooperation from Google, Facebook(3)

May 28, 2010 12:32 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The head of the House Judiciary Committee is asking Google and Facebook to cooperate with government inquiries into privacy practices at both companies.Michigan Democrat John Conyers sent letters to Google Inc. and Facebook on Friday amid mounting concern in Congress that the two online...

Lawmaker seeks cooperation from Google, Facebook(2)

May 28, 2010 12:31 pm | Comments

The head of the House Judiciary Committee is asking Google and Facebook to cooperate with government inquiries into privacy practices at both companies.Michigan Democrat John Conyers sent letters to Google Inc. and Facebook on Friday amid mounting concern in Congress that the two online...

Oak Ridge National Lab to lead Reactor Simulation Innovation Hub

May 28, 2010 11:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) A team led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory has received $122 million and access to the world's most powerful computers to speed the development of the next generation of nuclear reactors. The award from the Department of Energy creates the first energy...

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Zeroing in on quantum effects

May 28, 2010 9:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Rice University) US and Chinese physicists are zeroing in on critical effects at the heart of the newest high-temperature superconductors, the family of iron-based compounds called "pnictides." Research in this week's Physical Review Letters describes a Rice University-led study that...

Nasr-El-Din appointed holder of the John Edgar Holt Chair in Petroleum Engineering

May 28, 2010 9:23 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

Dr. G. Kemble Bennett, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Hisham Nasr-El-Din holder of the John Edgar Holt Chair in Petroleum Engineering. Nasr-El-Din is a professor and Holder of the Stephen Holditch Faculty Fellowship in petroleum engineering at Texas A&M...

Opera browser user growth boosted by iPhone access

May 28, 2010 8:07 am | Comments

Opera Software said its Internet browser for Apple's iPhone was downloaded more than 2.6 million times in April after the Norwegian company got access to iPhone as the first rival browser.

Nokia and Opera support Adobe's Flash in Apple spat

May 28, 2010 8:03 am | Comments

Cellphone maker Nokia and browser firm Opera Software pledged on Thursday to support Adobe Systems' Flash software in its bitter row with Apple.

Restructured NEDA Group to Address Industry Issues

May 28, 2010 7:51 am | Comments

The National Electronic Distributors Association (NEDA) announces the restructure of its long standing components roundtable, a group representing member distributors and suppliers formed in the 1980’s to address industry issues.

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Delta 4 rocket blasts off on GPS mission

May 28, 2010 7:47 am | Comments

After a delay of several days because of technical issues, a Delta 4 rocket has rumbled into the sky from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station carrying a GPS satellite.

Apple passes Microsoft as world's biggest tech co.

May 28, 2010 7:44 am | Comments

Apple has surpassed Microsoft as the largest technology company in the world by market capitalization. Apple's move comes as the company's iPhone, and now its iPad tablet computer, have taken on more of the personal computing tasks...

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