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Court hears arguments on violent video games

November 2, 2010 11:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed sympathy for a California law that aims to keep children from buying ultra-violent video games in which players maim, kill or sexually assault images of people....

Kinect aims to please, but price could be a hurdle

November 2, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Microsoft Corp. begins selling the long-awaited Kinect game-control system on Thursday ahead of the lucrative holiday season. To succeed, Kinect will need to exude the kind of iPad-like magic that defies frugality and gets people spending to experience something new, even as they cut back...

Algae for biofuels: Moving from promise to reality, but how fast?

November 2, 2010 9:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) A new report from the Energy Biosciences Institute in Berkeley projects that development of cost-competitive algae biofuel production will require much more long-term research, development and demonstration. In the meantime, several non-fuel...


Astronauts cast early ballots from space station

November 2, 2010 9:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Red states. Blue states. And now voting from a weightless state....

CommVault's 2Q revenue, net income rise

November 2, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

CommVault Systems Inc., which sells data management software to large businesses, said its income rose in its fiscal 2011 second quarter on growth in both its software and services divisions.The company, based in Oceanport, N.J., said its net income rose to $5.4 million, or 12 cents per share,...

TE Power Connector Videos Now Available on

November 2, 2010 8:21 am | by Tyco Electronics | Comments

The power products team has created and posted four different videos on The videos are one to two minutes in length and feature the following products: 1) CROWN CLIP Junior connector: Space-efficient bus bar connector in solder or screw-mount configurations. This product is...

More Than 100,000 Pay for British News Site

November 2, 2010 7:24 am | by New York Times | Comments

The Times of London is among the first prominent general interest newspapers to build a “pay wall” for its content.

RF Micro Devices to Showcase High Performance RF Components at electronica 2010

November 2, 2010 5:24 am | Comments

RF Micro Devices today announced it will showcase the Company's industry-leading high-performance RF components at electronica 2010, in Munich from November 9 to November 12, 2010. RFMD continues to expand its portfolio of products and technologies for the wireless and wired broadband markets in support of broad end-market growth.


Oracle to acquire e-commerce software maker ATG

November 2, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Business software maker Oracle said Tuesday it has agreed to acquire e-commerce software maker Art Technology Group Inc. for $1 billion in cash.ATG, which is based in Cambridge, Mass., works with customers like Best Buy and CVS to improve their websites and streamline online purchasing.The...


November 2, 2010 4:21 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

I wrote recently about segmenting your solder paste stencils for the big open areas on your QFNs. The idea is that if the entire area is left open, it may end up with too much solder in the heat slug...

Opening arguments to start in Oracle-SAP trial

November 2, 2010 4:05 am | by Tzk-jcrAssociated Press | Comments

Opening arguments are scheduled to begin Tuesday in a corporate espionage trial involving two of the world's biggest business software makers.Oracle Corp. and archrival SAP AG will argue in an Oakland court over how much SAP should pay for a subsidiary that stole Oracle customer-support...

New MEMS inspection order for Rudoplh Technologies

November 2, 2010 3:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Rudolph Technologies Inc. of Flanders, N.J., a provider of process characterization equipment and software for wafer fabs and advanced packaging facilities, has announced that Fraunhofer Institute for Silicon Technology (ISIT) in Itzehoe, Germany, has placed an order for an NSX series...


Microvision integrates first direct green lasers into pico projector prototypes

November 2, 2010 3:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Critical milestone reached on the company's technology roadmap to support high volume product requirements.


Fairchild introduces Dual Cool package for higher power density in DC-DC designs

November 2, 2010 1:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor developed Dual Cool? packaging for MOSFETs.


Nonprofits Rush to Solicit Donations via Text, but the System Is Flawed

November 2, 2010 12:24 am | by New York Times | Comments

Replicating the Red Cross’s mobile campaign for Haiti aid would be daunting for most organizations; the costs of a mobile donating program can outweigh the proceeds.


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