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General Dynamics wins $48M Army contract for armor

August 25, 2010 12:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

General Dynamics Corp. said Wednesday it won a $48 million U.S. Army contract to supply armor tiles for the sides of Bradley fighting vehicles.The company said deliveries will begin next February and be completed in September 2011.The armor system is made of tiles that fasten to the outside of...

Google plugs free PC-to-phone calling into e-mail

August 25, 2010 11:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Google is adding a new e-mail feature that may persuade more people to cut the cords on their landline phones....

Where are you? A rundown of Facebook's Places

August 25, 2010 11:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Services based on your location, such as Foursquare, are popular in the tech-centric bubbles of Silicon Valley and New York City. But for many people, these services remain odd - and potentially creepy - tools on your smart phone to let friends or even strangers know you just showed up to...

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Accenture wins 3-year contract with Norsk Hydro

August 25, 2010 11:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Management consulting and outsourcing company Accenture PLC said Wednesday it has been awarded a three-year contract from Norwegian aluminum producer Norsk Hydro ASA.The application outsourcing contract covers support and maintenance of two of Norsk Hydro's business process systems globally, with...

Backlight Driver Eliminates Need for Processor in Portable Devices

August 25, 2010 10:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Analog Devices Inc. offers the ADP8870 white LED charge-pump backlight driver that lowers the power consumption of battery-operated handheld devices by up to 45% without compromising viewing quality.

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Skyworks Awarded 2009 Silver Gateway Supplier of the Year by 2Wire

August 25, 2010 10:18 am | Comments

Skyworks Solutions today announced that for the second consecutive year it has received the 2Wire Silver Gateway Supplier of the Year Award. Skyworks was recognized for excellence in product quality and service in the Catalog Semiconductor category.

The State of Energy Harvesting Discussed at Darnell’s Power Forum

August 25, 2010 9:39 am | by Linnea Brush | Comments

Like most emerging technologies, energy harvesting is evolving to meet certain needs in specific applications. Even though some of this has already been established, challenges still remain that enterprising companies can take advantage of.

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'Greening' your flat screen TV

August 25, 2010 8:20 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) An estimated 70 percent of heavy metals in US landfills come from discarded electronics, and as big screen TVs get less expensive, environmental costs continue to mount. To remedy this, Tel Aviv University's Nadav Amdursky and Prof. Gil Rosenman...

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RealPage Inc. underwriters buy 1.85 million shares

August 25, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Underwriters for an initial public offering by Property management company RealPage will purchase an additional 1.85 million shares, the company said Wednesday.The group of underwriters will purchase the shares to cover strong demand, the company said.RealPage's IPO will now total 14.15 million...

Tecnalia participates in creation of glass that optimizes use of solar energy

August 25, 2010 7:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Elhuyar Fundazioa) The Construction Unit at Tecnalia (in conjunction with the University of Cantabria) has taken part in the Sunglass project, the aim of which is to develop a new building product. This involves a glass that augments the efficiency of photovoltaic solar systems, in such...

Germany to prevent Facebook checks

August 25, 2010 7:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Ever thought twice about posting a party picture on Facebook, fearing it could someday hurt your chance at a dream job?...

Coldwater Creek posts 2Q profit, surprises Street

August 25, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Women's clothing chain Coldwater Creek Inc. posted a profit for its second quarter on higher revenue, beating Wall Street's expectations for another loss and sending its shares soaring more than 20 percent in morning trading Wednesday.The company also reaffirmed its guidance for the year and...

Smallest U-M logo demonstrates advanced display technology

August 25, 2010 5:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Michigan) In a step toward more efficient, smaller and higher-definition display screens, a University of Michigan professor has developed a new type of color filter made of nano-thin sheets of metal with precisely spaced gratings.

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iTunes Texas education channel launched

August 25, 2010 5:05 am | by SARAH PORTLOCK - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Texas students can now download podcasts, videos and other multimedia lessons directly from iTunes through a new online program aimed at providing free, supplementary coursework that can be accessed anywhere, state officials announced Tuesday.The Texas Education iTunes U channel allows teachers...

MEMS testing: innovations in mass production

August 24, 2010 6:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

The increasing penetration of MEMS into consumer applications presents continuous challenges to device testing

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