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PS3 firmware update could cripple Air Force research program

May 13, 2010 12:03 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

Last month, Sony essentially neutered the PlayStation 3 by removing its “Install Other OS” functionality. This precipitated a huge customer backlash (and, as of this writing, at least two class-action lawsuits), but there’s one foe Sony hadn’t anticipated—the United States Air Force.

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Acxiom 4Q profit falls 26 percent, beats Street

May 13, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Information technology and marketing consulting company Acxiom Corp. on Thursday said its net income for the latest quarter fell 26 percent from a year ago.Acxiom earned $16.6 million, or 21 cents per share, in the fiscal fourth quarter, which ended March 31. In the same quarter last year, it...

Novel Pouch Could Reduce Mother-to-Infant HIV Infection

May 13, 2010 10:21 am | by Duke University | News | Comments

DURHAM, N.C. -- By using medications packaged just like fast-food ketchup, HIV-positive mothers in developing countries can more easily provide protection to newborn babies born at home.

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PA & E Announces New Lightweight, Hermetic Micro-D Connector

May 13, 2010 9:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Design engineers in defense, aerospace and other industries where low weight and superior electrical performance are key considerations have a new option, following PA&E’s release of its new aluminum Micro-D connector.

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Adobe makes 'love' not war in dispute with Apple

May 13, 2010 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Adobe is firing back at Apple with love.Adobe Systems Inc. is countering Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs' recent jab at Adobe's Flash technology for Web video and games. Jobs had described Flash as buggy and unfit for Apple's iPhone and iPad gadgets.Adobe is running advertisements in major newspapers...

Stack Up Rackmount Switches For Dynamic Backup Applications

May 13, 2010 9:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Electro Standards Laboratories (ESL), Cranston, RI, announces its new QuickSwitch Model 6293 Single Mode, LC Duplex Fiber Optic A/B/C Switch with Remote Serial Access. This sleek switch accesses any one of three separate fiber optic networks from one computer via pushbutton and remote ASCII control.

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Financial Management Solutions Reseller to Join Serenic at Charity Finance Director's Group Conference in London

May 13, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Serenic Corporation (http://www.serenic.com/) (TSX VENTURE: SER), ("Serenic" or the "Corporation"), a leading publisher of financial management and business operations software for nonprofits, international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the public sector, announced today that...

DEFINITY LED Bulbs Achieve 770 Lumens

May 13, 2010 6:34 am | News | Comments

Lighting Science Group unveiled a DEFINITY line 9 watt LED A19 bulb that will retail in the low $30 range and is a direct replacement for America’s most commonly used 60 watt incandescent bulb. Stunning the competition, Lighting Science Group’s breakthrough 770 lumen DEFINITY LED bulb surpasses the U.S. Department of Energy’s benchmark testing of a 60 watt equivalency (739 lumens)...

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New claims for unemployment insurance inch down

May 13, 2010 6:30 am | by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER - AP Economics Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

New claims for unemployment benefits dipped for the fourth straight week, a sign the job market is improving at a slow but steady pace.Employers, encouraged by a recovering economy, are hiring again. But they are not doing it at the level needed to reduce the jobless rate.The Labor Department...

Create Multifunctional, Flexible, Low Cost, Smart-Sensing Designs

May 13, 2010 5:59 am | by Sudhir Bommena, Applications Engineer, Advanced Microcontroller Architecture Division, Microchip Technology Inc. | Articles | Comments

Design engineers are looking at new, low-cost, small and innovative sensing designs for their systems. Sensing applications typically require several analog and digital blocks, such as excitation circuits, an analog front end consisting of signal-conditioning and filtering circuitry...

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James Cameron: 3-D will become standard format

May 13, 2010 5:30 am | by SANGWON YOON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

"Avatar" director James Cameron said Thursday that 3-D will replace 2-D as the standard, mainstream format for film, television and online content in less than 25 years.Viewers will soon not only enjoy films in 3-D theaters but all forms of entertainment, including sports and music shows on TVs...

GE Healthcare Aisys and Avance Anesthesia Systems: Recall

May 13, 2010 5:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Defective control board wiring harnesses can cause the machine to unexpectedly shut down, terminating ventilation, anesthetic delivery, and potentially patient monitoring.

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Honeywell to buy Edmonton-based industrial monitor company in $145-million deal

May 13, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE:HON) has a deal to take over Edmonton-based Matrikon Inc. (TSX:MTK) in a $145-million transaction. Honeywell is offering $4.50 cash per Matrikon share. The Canadian maker of industrial monitoring devices brings expertise in the energy and mining sectors.

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New Media Expert and Former Sony Broadcast President Brings Powerful Blend of Management Experience and Technical Insight to Board Membership

May 13, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SENSIO@ Technologies Inc. (SENSIO) (TSX VENTURE: SIO) announced today that Patrick Gerald Whittingham has joined the SENSIO board of directors. Whittingham's distinguished career in the media industry includes 28 years with Sony, most recently as president of the Sony Broadcast and Production...

No guy-in-a-bar iPhone story in Vietnam

May 13, 2010 3:30 am | by TRAN VAN MINH - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

This time it's not a crazy story about a guy who left a phone in a Silicon Valley bar. The latest clamor over a possible next-generation iPhone prototype has erupted in an unlikely place — Vietnam.Mobile phone accessory salesman Tran Manh Hiep rushed to a cafe in southern Ho Chi Minh City on...

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