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FCC seeks input on rules for online services

September 1, 2010 10:29 am | Comments

Federal regulators are seeking public input on what rules should apply to wireless Internet connections and specialized services that aren't part of the Internet but are delivered over broadband connections. The move by the Federal Communications Commission marks the next step in the agency's effort to adopt so-called "network neutrality" rules...

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Secretary Chu Announces Two Million Smart Grid Meters Installed Nationwide

September 1, 2010 10:13 am | Comments

At an event today at Battelle headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced that two million smart grid meters have been installed across the country, helping to reduce energy costs for families and businesses.

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Apple CEO Jobs announces new iPod lineup

September 1, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Apple CEO Steve Jobs is introducing a new line of iPods.Jobs is unveiling a new iPod Nano without any buttons. It has a touch screen instead.He also is introducing a new iPod Shuffle, the lowest-end music player in Apple's line. Like the past generation, it can speak the names of playlists and...

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Review: News app that lets you choose your editor

September 1, 2010 9:21 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Most of the articles that show up in your newspaper or magazine are chosen by professional editors. What if they are picked out by a friend from college instead? Or a colleague from work? Or your mom? Anyone you know, really?...

Greenpeace wants Facebook center off coal fuel

September 1, 2010 9:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Greenpeace said about 500,000 Facebook users have urged the world's largest social network to abandon plans to buy electricity from a coal-based energy company for its new data center in the U.S....

Apple CEO Jobs announces iPhone software update

September 1, 2010 9:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Apple CEO Steve Jobs says iPhone users will be getting a software update that offers the ability to upload high-definition video over Wi-Fi....

Voice Coil Actuator Features Clear Aperture Design

September 1, 2010 8:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

BEI Kimco Magnetics, a company of Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST) Inc., has introduced the uniquely designed LA15-16-043Z voice coil actuator, featuring a large diameter clear aperture, compact size, and force high capabilities.

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Die Cut Electrical Insulations Made From Flame Retardant Polypropylene

September 1, 2010 8:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

These custom die cut electrically insulated parts, that provide high dielectric strength, are flame retardant per UL94V-0 and are RoHS compliant.

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Touchscreen TFT LCDs Feature Thin Profile

September 1, 2010 8:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

InfoVue TFT LCDs come in both touch screen and standard formats and feature an extended temperature range, LED backlighting for high contrast, and a thin profile starting at an industry-leading 3.0 mm.

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New pump created for microneedle drug-delivery patch

September 1, 2010 8:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Purdue University) Purdue University researchers have developed a new type of pump for drug-delivery patches that might use arrays of "microneedles" to deliver a wider range of medications than now possible with conventional patches.

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Touch screen, price hike to cheapest Sony e-reader

September 1, 2010 7:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Lately, the electronic-reader market has been a race to the bottom, with major players such as Amazon.com Inc. and Barnes & Noble Inc. tussling over which can offer consumers the best, cheapest e-reader....

LCD TV Panel Makers Target 40% LED Penetration by Q4’10

September 1, 2010 6:22 am | by General Electric | Comments

The continuing transition to LED backlights is motivating LCD TV panel manufacturers to develop their supply chains in order to reduce the cost of LED-backlit panels.

Mimicking fish and tailoring radar to warn of bridge peril

September 1, 2010 6:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Case Western Reserve University) Civil Engineering Professor Bill Yu has built a pair of sensors to provide real-time risk assessments of bridges during flooding -- the largest cause by far of bridge failure.

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VeriFone boosts mobile presence with Way Systems

September 1, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

VeriFone Systems Inc. said Wednesday it has acquired Way Systems Inc., expanding the company's presence on cell phones and other mobile gadgets.VeriFone, which provides technology for making electronic payments, said it is paying $6 million for the privately held company, plus another $3...

Ahead of the Bell: Apple's fall product launch

September 1, 2010 5:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Apple Inc. is hosting a music-themed event Wednesday that is likely to yield updated iPods, though the company will not confirm any details....

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