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HP reaches settlement with DOJ in kickbacks case

August 2, 2010 6:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Co. said Monday that it has agreed in principle to settle a lawsuit by the Department of Justice, which alleged that HP and other technology companies paid kickbacks to Accenture PLC in exchange for recommendations for government work.HP denied "engaging in any illegal conduct."...

Restocking the Snack Machine

August 2, 2010 4:28 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Vending-machine operators, under pressure to lift sales, have begun to deploy credit-card readers and wireless sales-tracking devices to machines that dispense candy bars, potato chips and soda pop.

Ping: In School Systems, Slow Progress for Open-Source Textbooks

August 2, 2010 4:28 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

Two founders of Sun Microsystems have created two nonprofits to bring open-source textbooks to kindergarten through high school classes.


Emirates BlackBerry Case Reflects Wider Tension

August 2, 2010 4:27 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

Communications companies and governments are struggling to balance privacy with national security.

Apple and Amazon in Inquiry Over E-Book Prices

August 2, 2010 4:27 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

The Connecticut attorney general, Richard Blumenthal, said the sellers’ deals with publishers might block rivals from providing attractive pricing.

VeriSign 2Q profit rises, meets analyst view

August 2, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Internet technology company VeriSign Inc. said Monday that its second-quarter profit rose as revenue from its domain-name registration business rose.For the April-June period, VeriSign earned $35.2 million, 19 cents per share, compared with a profit of $34.9 million, or 18 cents per share, in...

Microprocessor Targets High-Performance Connectivity and Embedded Applications

August 2, 2010 12:53 pm | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a world leader in system-on-chip technology, today introduced the industry’s first embedded microprocessor that couples two ARM Cortex-A9 cores with a DDR3 (Third-generation double-data rate) memory interface.


RF Switch Touts Low insertion Loss, Small Package Size

August 2, 2010 12:41 pm | Renesas | Product Releases | Comments

California Eastern Laboratories (CEL) is shipping two RF antenna switches, the uPG2413T6M and the uPG2413T6Z. The single pole triple throw (SP3T) switches, designed by Renesas Electronics Corporation, feature


X-Band Signal Generator Offers Phase-Continuous Linear Frequency Sweeping

August 2, 2010 12:32 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Vaunix Technology Corporation, a designer and manufacturer of RF and microwave test equipment and communications products, has announced the introduction of an X-band signal generator to their Lab Brick product line.


Purdue-IU team uncovers potential prostate cancer marker

August 2, 2010 12:24 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Purdue University) Studies have revealed a potential marker for prostate cancer. A new analysis technique to create a profile of the lipids, or fats, found in prostate tissue and revealed a molecular compound that appears to be useful in identifying cancerous and precancerous tissue. The...


New catalyst makes better fuel cells, study shows

August 2, 2010 12:22 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Scientists at the Energy Materials Center at Cornell have discovered a catalyst that could make fuel cells more resistant to carbon monoxide poisoning - and thus more efficient and cost-effective.

Microsoft to sell Office for Mac 2011 in October

August 2, 2010 12:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft Corp. said Monday it will start selling the next version of its Office programs for Apple Inc.'s Macintosh computers at the end of October.The software maker also said it will give free upgrades to people who buy the existing Office for Mac before the new version launches.Office for...

Microscan debuts NERLITE HI-BRITE machine vision lighting series

August 2, 2010 12:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Microscan, a global technology leader for track and trace solutions, introduces the newest product release in the NERLITE machine vision line, further demonstrating the company’s commitment to investment in a leading edge machine vision lighting portfolio.


Supertex Introduces Off-Line, Scalable Output, Inductorless Switching Regulator

August 2, 2010 11:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Supertex, Inc. (Nasdaq GS: SUPX), a recognized leader in high voltage analog and mixed signal integrated circuits (ICs), today introduced the SR10, a capacitor-coupled, switched shunt regulator for direct AC line operation.


Test Leads Change Tip Length with a Single Twist

August 2, 2010 11:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fluke Corporation the availability of the its TL 175 TwistGuard Test Leads with a manually adjustable test tip guard for use in changing measurement situations. By twisting the test lead, the user can



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