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Tech company's contracts with Hawaii to be audited

June 15, 2010 7:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hawaii's auditor is looking into an information technology company that received millions of dollars in state contracts related to its computerized tax system and a disease surveillance system.The Legislature called for the audit of Montreal-based CGI Group Inc. to investigate the $25 million...

Seeing no downside, Paramount sticks with Redbox

June 15, 2010 5:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Viacom Inc.'s Paramount movie studio has again agreed to extend a deal to supply movie discs to Redbox's rental kiosks on the same day as they are released for sale, the companies said Tuesday.Allowing same-day rentals "had minimal impact on our DVD sales," said Paramount Home Entertainment's...

Ciber acquires Danish consulting co. Segmenta

June 15, 2010 4:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) — Technology consultant Ciber Inc. said Tuesday that it will acquire the assets of Denmark-based technology consulting company Segmenta A/S. Terms were not disclosed.The acquisition helps Ciber fulfill its ambition of being a leading provider of systems, applications...

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Struggle to Handle iPhone Orders

June 15, 2010 2:26 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Many customers were unable to preorder the new iPhone 4 via AT&T or Apple's websites, a development that marred the first day people could sign up to buy the new phone.

CCNY leads study to identify top NJ tidal power generation sites

June 15, 2010 1:23 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(City College of New York) With a coastline stretching from New York Harbor to Cape May, NJ, stands to benefit from a new study designed to pinpoint the top 20 sites for hydrokinetic energy, a renewable resource produced by the movement of tides, waves and currents in oceans and other...

Best Buy shoppers spend less than expected for qtr

June 15, 2010 1:05 pm | by MAE ANDERSON - AP Retail Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Best Buy shoppers spent less than expected this spring, contributing to a rocky first quarter for the chain and disappointing Wall Street, but executives said the weak results don't mean Americans have less of an appetite for electronics.The company's profit edged up 1 percent but fell far...

RightNow names new deputy information officer

June 15, 2010 12:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

RightNow Technologies Inc., a company that provides customer relationship management software and services, said Tuesday it has named a new deputy chief information officer.The company said Pete Stoneberg will be the day-to-day leader of the unit that markets products for government...

Triple-speed 10GBASE-T Server Adapter Targets Virtualized Data Centers

June 15, 2010 11:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Solarflare Communications announced today its Solarstorm SFN5121T dual-port 10GBASE-T server adapter. Said to be less than half the power of competitive offerings (less than 6.5 W/ port in 100-m mode and 5.5 W/port in data center mode the SFN5121T is asserted to be the industry’s lowest-power 10GBASE-T network interface card (NIC). Designed to

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Visit Us on iPhone/iPod touch Devices

June 15, 2010 11:21 am | by Tyco Electronics | News | Comments

We have enhanced our website for iPhone and iPod touch users. You now can visit us at www.tycoelectronics.com from your iPhone/iPod touch devices. You can search/browse our products on these devices with a new optimized look. Below are some screenshots of our site on an iPhone device.

Accenture to run program for tax preparers for IRS

June 15, 2010 11:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Management consulting and outsourcing company Accenture PLC said Tuesday it has been awarded a contract to design and operate the return preparer registration program for the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.The contract includes a one-year base ordering period and potentially four one-year...

Dell teams up with OnLive for gaming service

June 15, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Dell Inc. said Tuesday that it's working closely with OnLive Inc., a pioneer of on-demand instant play video games, to power its game service, which launches Thursday.Dell Data Solutions has been helping OnLive for several years to custom-design servers tailored for the OnLive platform,...

Texas Tech, U of Utah win Sandia microdevice competition

June 15, 2010 9:25 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(DOE/Sandia National Laboratories) The world's smallest chess board -- about the diameter of four human hairs -- and a pea-sized microbarbershop were winners in this year's design contest for, respectively, novel and educational microelectromechanical systems, held at Sandia National...

New Quantum Theory Separates Gravitational and Inertial Mass

June 15, 2010 9:16 am | News | Comments

The equivalence principle is one of the corner stones of general relativity. Now physicists have used quantum mechanics to show how it fails.

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Organic nanoelectronics a step closer

June 15, 2010 8:23 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(McGill University) The team has effectively discovered a way to order the molecules in the PEDOT, the single most industrially important conducting polymer.

Thirty-two-bit MCU Asserted to Lower Power Consumption by up to 90 Percent

June 15, 2010 8:23 am | Atmel Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel announced production availability of the next-generation Atmel 32-bit AVR UC3L microcontroller (MCU) with picoPower technology and embedded capacitive touch controller peripherals. Target applications include

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