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H-P to Brandish Tech Credentials

March 10, 2010 7:25 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

H-P, known to consumers mostly as a printer specialist, is seeking to recast itself as a broader tech company with a new ad campaign featuring rapper Dr. Dre, comedian Rhys Darby and the slogan "Lets Do Amazing."

Irex E-Reader No Threat to Kindle

March 10, 2010 6:25 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Irex's DR800SG has a large, sharp screen for comfortable reading, but overall the device is clumsier to use than Amazon's Kindle. It also costs $400—about $140 more than the Kindle.

Huge 'botnet' amputated, but criminals reconnect

March 10, 2010 4:30 pm | by JORDAN ROBERTSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

The sudden takedown of an Internet provider helping spread a promiscuous piece of malicious software has cut off criminals from possibly millions of personal computers under their control.But it appears to have been short-lived.Less than a day after the service was unplugged from the Internet,...

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DAC Helps Enable Clear Diagnostic Images

March 10, 2010 2:32 pm | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Device’s AD5791 high-accuracy 20-bit digital-to-analog converter (DAC) is said to be the industry’s first to feature true 1-ppm (parts per million) resolution and accuracy, provides four times greater accuracy and four times more resolution than competing converters. The AD5791 features

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Power Shelf Addresses Telecom Installation Requirements

March 10, 2010 2:28 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The CWRS-4150 Power Shelf from DongAh Elecomm consists of a Shelf Controller, four 1U-high 2,000 W power modules in stacked pairs on the left side of the shelf. On the right is a hinged front-cover plate for easy access to the GMT-style fuses, RS-232 port, and AC interconnections. Rear connections include

CA to buy Nimsoft Inc. for $350 million in cash

March 10, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Technology management software company CA Inc. said Wednesday that it's buying Nimsoft Inc. for $350 million in cash.The acquisition gives CA a cadre of smaller-company clients served by Nimsoft whose revenues typically run from $300 million to $2 billion. CA historically has focused on serving...

Army to hit one million unmanned flight hours

March 10, 2010 12:30 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

Traditionally pegged as a ground force, the Army is approaching an historic milestone: one million flight hours for its Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). According to COL Christopher Carlile, director, U.S. Army Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center of Excellence, the Army will hit one million UAS flight hours some time next month.

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Rovi Corp. plans to offer $400M of senior notes

March 10, 2010 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Rovi Corp. said Wednesday that it plans to issue $400 million of senior notes to buy back shares and pay down debt.Rovi, which provides TV listings data and related services, said the notes will be due in 2040 and will be offered to institutional investors.The company plans to use $159.6...

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Sensitive nano oscillator can detect pathogens

March 10, 2010 12:22 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

By watching how energy moves across a device akin to a tiny diving board, researchers are a step closer to creating extraordinarily tiny sensors that can instantly recognize harmful substances.

Abiomed AB5000 Circulatory Support System: Class I Recall

March 10, 2010 12:20 pm | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Device computer may shut down without an alarm, which can lead to serious injuries or death.

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First lady launches contest for healthy kids games

March 10, 2010 11:30 am | by DARLENE SUPERVILLE - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

First lady Michelle Obama challenged software and video game designers Wednesday to develop games and tools that get kids, especially 9- to 12-year-olds, excited about eating better and exercising more.The carrot? A chance to share in $40,000 in cash prizes.The Apps for Healthy Kids contest is...

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Social-Media Updates Could Cause Trouble

March 10, 2010 11:26 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Some employees are over-sharing on social-media sites, causing embarrassment and possible financial harm to small enterprises.

Conquering the chaos in modern, multiprocessor computers

March 10, 2010 11:25 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Washington) A group of computer scientists have found a way to tame multiprocessor computers, which behave in wildly unpredictable ways even as the systems become widespread in the industry.

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OnLive game streaming service to start in June

March 10, 2010 9:30 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

In an industry first, a new gaming service will start allowing people to "stream" popular games over the Internet in June, using a mechanism similar to watching TV shows or listening to music online.OnLive, unveiled a year ago with much fanfare, embraces "cloud computing," in which software...

MySpace outlines makeover after exec shake up

March 10, 2010 8:30 am | by RYAN NAKASHIMA - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Long ago lapped by Facebook in popularity and with fast-growing Twitter on its tail, MySpace is planning a series of updates over the next months that will link its users' posts to the other social networking sites more easily and carve out its niche as an entertainment hub more clearly.Those...

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