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Hard-Cover Linear Stages Cover Travels to 1500 mm

February 23, 2010 4:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Aerotech’s PRO Series are low cost, side seal, hard cover, ball-screw-driven linear stages available in 68 standard models with travels from 50 mm to 1500 mm. Their rugged design makes them ideal for demanding industrial environments.

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News Corp. buys 9 percent of Mideast's Rotana

February 23, 2010 4:30 am | by ADAM SCHRECK - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. said Tuesday it will spend $70 million for a slice of Arabic media giant Rotana Group, pushing deeper into the growing Middle East market while strengthening ties to a key Saudi shareholder.News Corp., the parent of Fox News Channel and...

bReaders Can Now Print Museum Publications On-Demand Using HP's

February 23, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.computerhistory.org () —The Computer History Museum (CHM) has given cloud-gazing a whole new meaning: Audiences interested in the Museum's publications will now be able to find and print them on-demand using HP's MagCloud service.By leveraging MagCloud's print-on-demand platform, the...

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Why Preparing Your Car For Winter Is a Good Idea (An Anecdote)

February 23, 2010 4:20 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

This past month, we celebrated my little daughter's first birthday - which meant a trip from Virginia to New Jersey. Ordinarily, this isn't a major effort, but this was on the verge of the big snow storm on February 5. Naturally, we were a bit concerned about our travel prospects.

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Fixing Equipment, Saving Lives

February 23, 2010 4:20 am | by Duke University | News | Comments

Who says you need buckets of cash and huge government bureaucracies to make a profound difference in the standard of living for people in developing countries? A handful of dedicated Duke undergraduate engineering students, with support from the GE Foundation, will later this year initiate

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Easy One-Touch Scanning to Evernote Without Requiring a Computer

February 23, 2010 3:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Evernote (http://www.evernote.com/) , a Web service designed to allow users to easily capture and store information, memories, and content in any environment, today announced the availability of the Evernote SmartSolution for three inkjet all-in-one (AIO) printers -- Interact...

Web-Enabled Devices Bring Internet Video and Applications to the TV

February 23, 2010 3:21 am | by In-Stat | News | Comments

Increasing popularity of web-enabled consumer electronics (CE) products is a game-changer for the digital entertainment industry.

China launches strict new Internet controls

February 23, 2010 12:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China's technology ministry moved to tighten controls on Internet use Tuesday, saying individuals who want to operate Web sites must first meet in person with regulators.The state-sanctioned group that registers domain names in China froze registrations for new individual Web sites in December...

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China rejects report schools linked to hacking

February 22, 2010 10:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China on Tuesday rejected a news report that U.S. investigators have traced hacking attacks against Google Inc. to two Chinese schools and said suggestions the government might be involved were irresponsible.A foreign ministry spokesman, Ma Zhaoxu, said Chinese law prohibits hacking and the...

eSATA Faces a Serious Threat from USB 3.0 as High-Speed Interface

February 22, 2010 10:23 pm | by In-Stat | News | Comments

External SATA (eSATA), a dedicated storage interface found in PCs, external hard disk drives and set-top boxes, faces strong competitive alternatives.

Microsoft, Amazon cross-license patent portfolios

February 22, 2010 6:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft Corp. said Monday it has made a patent cross-licensing deal with Web retailer Amazon.com Inc.The agreement gives Microsoft and Amazon access to each other's patent portfolio and includes a broad range of products and technology, including Amazon's Kindle electronic book...

DriveCam Inc. Leverages Texas Instruments Signal Processing Technologies Within Automotive Driver Risk Management Solution

February 22, 2010 5:20 pm | by Texas Instruments | News | Comments

DriveCam Inc. Leverages Texas Instruments Signal Processing Technologies Within Automotive Driver Risk Management Solution

Wal-Mart to buy digital movie provider Vudu

February 22, 2010 4:30 pm | by RYAN NAKASHIMA - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Monday it will buy broadband entertainment provider Vudu, a deal that gives the world's biggest retailer the ability to sell movies directly through TVs and Blu-ray players over the Internet.The deal could give Wal-Mart a way to compete with electronics rival Best Buy...

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Ciber posts lower 4Q profit, sales

February 22, 2010 3:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) — Technology consulting company Ciber Inc. said Monday its fourth-quarter profit declined amid the difficult economy and because of a higher income tax rate than a year earlier.The company earned $2.5 million, or 4 cents per share, down from a profit of $5.5 million,...

S & P to add Helmerich & Payne to S & P 500 Index

February 22, 2010 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Standard & Poor's said Monday that Helmerich & Payne Inc. will replace IMS Health Inc. in the S&P 500 Index on Friday as IMS is bought in a deal expected to close on or near the end of the week.Affiliates of TPG Capital LP and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board plan to acquire IMS.Oil and...

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