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Montana surveillance company strikes deal with IBM

April 21, 2010 8:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Missoula company that develops intelligence and surveillance systems says it has struck a deal with IBM that could shape the way organizations protect and monitor critical infrastructure.TerraEchos CEO Alex Philp said Wednesday the deal will allow his company to embed new IBM technology into...

Hynix turns 1st-quarter profit as DRAM prices rise

April 21, 2010 6:30 pm | by KELLY OLSEN - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Hynix Semiconductor returned to profit in the first quarter after a loss last year as sales more than doubled and prices for its mainstay computer memory chips increased.Hynix, the world's second-largest manufacturer of memory chips, earned 822 billion won ($742 million) in the three months...

Wash. income tax measure seeks major tax overhaul

April 21, 2010 4:30 pm | by CURT WOODWARD - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Hoping to tap a populist surge following the Great Recession and corporate bailouts, liberal activists want to implement an income tax aimed exclusively at Washington state's wealthier residents — couples pulling in $400,000 or more annually.Washington is one of seven states without a personal...

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SAP to buy regulatory software maker TechniData

April 21, 2010 3:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

German business software maker SAP AG said Wednesday it is acquiring TechniData AG, a longtime strategic partner that makes software to help companies comply with environmental, health and safety regulations.Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition is expected to be completed early...

Draft trade agreement worries technology companies

April 21, 2010 3:30 pm | by JOELLE TESSLER - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Technology companies and public interest groups are warning that an international trade agreement being drafted could expose Internet access providers, Web search engines and other online businesses to damaging legal risks.The U.S. and nearly a dozen trading partners released the current...

Caltech researchers create 'sound bullets'

April 21, 2010 2:24 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(California Institute of Technology) Taking inspiration from a popular executive toy ("Newton's cradle"), researchers at Caltech have built a device -- called a nonlinear acoustic lens -- that produces highly focused, high-amplitude acoustic signals dubbed "sound bullets." The acoustic...

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Thermally Conductive PCB Substrate Addresses LED Module Apps

April 21, 2010 1:55 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Laird Technologies announced the release of its enhanced Tlam SS LLD for use as a thermally conductive printed circuit board (PCB) substrate. The Tlam SS LLD is designed for heat dissipation in bright and ultra-bright LED module applications. It provides

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Netflix 1Q profit rises with 1.7M more subscribers

April 21, 2010 1:31 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Netflix Inc.'s first-quarter income rose 44 percent as the movie subscription service added 1.7 million more customers to extend a torrid streak of growth.The results announced Wednesday are the latest evidence of Netflix's rising popularity. The service has picked up more than 5 million...

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Circular Connectors Enable Overmold Strain Relief Options

April 21, 2010 1:13 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Hirose Electric Co. has expanded its popular HR30 Circular Connector Series by developing an option that accepts a user-specified over-molded strain relief. The over-mold feature is ideal for demanding applications that require durability and environmental protection, in a cost effective package.

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Rattlesnakes sound warning on biodiversity

April 21, 2010 1:05 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Even small, low-traffic roads can fragment wildlife populations genetically, reports a new Cornell study on timber rattlesnakes. That can make populations more vulnerable, say the researchers.

Mini I/O Connector Maintains Performance in High Vibration Enviornments

April 21, 2010 1:04 pm | by Tyco Electronics | News | Comments

The new Industrial Mini I/O connector system from Tyco Electronics features two points of contact to maintain performance and increase reliability in high vibration environments. The compact connector, approximately one-fourth the size of a traditional RJ-45 plug, includes a latching...

McAfee antivirus program goes berserk, reboots PCs

April 21, 2010 12:30 pm | by PETER SVENSSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Computers in companies, hospitals and schools around the world got stuck repeatedly rebooting themselves Wednesday after an antivirus program identified a normal Windows file as a virus.Antivirus vendor McAfee Inc. confirmed that a software update posted at 9 a.m. Eastern time caused its...

Whither thou goest, Space Shuttle?

April 21, 2010 12:29 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

Oh Space Shuttle, thou noblest of space-faring, low-Earth-orbiting vehicles, we hardly knew ye. Compared to the Apollo program, you were but a minor diversion—a minor, 30 year diversion. Proponents claimed you’d make space travel “routine and economical,” though you proved to be neither. And yet, your long-overdue retirement leaves a major void.

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SAG to buy regulatory software maker TechniData

April 21, 2010 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

German business software maker SAP AG said Wednesday it is acquiring TechniData AG, a longtime strategic partner that makes software to help companies comply with environmental, health and safety regulations.Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition is expected to be completed early...

Propylthiouracil

April 21, 2010 11:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

[Updated 04/21/2010] FDA added a Boxed Warning to the label for propylthiouracil,to include information about reports of severe liver injury and acute liver failure, some of which have been fatal, in adult and pediatric patients.

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