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Interview with Warren Buffett, Bill Gates and Charlie Munger -Part 1

May 4, 2010 9:30 am | by Liz ClamanAssociated Press | News | Comments

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Checking in on Solar Decathlon 2011

May 4, 2010 9:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

This past October, we wrote a lot about the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. If you haven't heard of the Solar Decathlon, it's a competition held every two years that challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective,...


ESC 2010 Update

May 4, 2010 8:41 am | by Jon Titus, Senior Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

In late April I visited the exhibits at the annual Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose, CA. For the most part, people I met with discussed microcontrollers, communication, and development kits. The short descriptions below represent only a snapshot of the interesting products announced or unveiled at ESC.


CriticalControl Q1 earnings drop to $510,000 despite doubling of revenue

May 4, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CriticalControl Solutions Corp. doubled its revenue in the first quarter on the heels of its major acquisitions, but the boost was not enough to improve the business software provider's bottom line as operating expenses increased.The Calgary-based company said Tuesday its revenue ballooned to...

CardioComm Solutions, Inc. Announces CEO Placement

May 4, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CardioComm Solutions, Inc. (TSX VENTURE: EKG) ("CardioComm" or the "Company") announced that the board of directors of the Company has appointed Mr. Etienne Grima as Chief Executive Officer of the Company and Ms. Wendy Hsieh as Chief Financial Officer of the Company, effective immediately. Dr....

Georgia Tech Savannah professor named as 2010 Young Investigator Award recipient

May 4, 2010 8:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Georgia Institute of Technology) Dr. Fumin Zhang, assistant electrical and computer engineering professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology Savannah campus, has been named a recipient of the 2010 Young Investigator Award given by The Office of Naval Research.

Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual

May 4, 2010 8:21 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

Good advice from author Michael Pollan on eating from his new book, Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual. Essentially he suggests eating food. Stuff you can picture in the original form (apples, cashews, celery, trout, tomatoes, grapes, steak, strawberries, milk, figs, peppers, peaches,...

eMPUs Suit Apps Requiring Secure Encryption, Authentication

May 4, 2010 7:34 am | Atmel Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel Corporation introduced the next generation of its SAM9M11 and SAM9G46 general-purpose ARM-based embedded microprocessors (eMPUs) for use in industrial embedded systems that require secured connectivity and authentication of applications via


Commission consults on review of rules applicable to horizontal co-operation agreements

May 4, 2010 7:20 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

The European Commission has published draft Regulations and Guidelines for the assessment of co-operation agreements between competitors, so called horizontal co-operation agreements. The objective of these proposals is to update and further clarify the application of competition rules in...

GUI Design Tool Enables Smartphone-like Graphics

May 4, 2010 7:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Amulet Technologies announced the availability of GEMstudio, a drag-and-drop GUI development environment for creating high-end, color touchscreen human-machine-interfaces (HMI), with smartphone-like graphics, for 8-, 16-, and 32-bit bit embedded systems. This GUI development environment can


Worldwide Initiative Enhances Delivery of Industry Leading Technology and Services to Clients

May 4, 2010 6:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Pegasystems Inc. ( , (NASDAQ: PEGA), the leader in Business Process Management (BPM) software solutions, and Wipro Technologies ( , the global IT services business of Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT), today announced an expanded global strategic alliance to...

Baxter Colleague Infusion Pumps: FDA Ordering Recall

May 4, 2010 6:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Action based on failure to correct serious problems with infusion pumps.


Kit Helps Integrate Control of Multiple LEDs, Power With Single MCU

May 4, 2010 6:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments today announced its new TMS320C2000 Piccolo microcontroller (MCU) DC/DC LED Developer's Kit. The kit enables developers to incorporate Piccolo MCUs to differentiate LED designs with features such as dimming, color tone adjustment, power line communication and fault detection. Additionally, developers can


Through-wall radar aids in urban operations

May 4, 2010 6:05 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

In 2007, SSG David Bellavia released the most poignant memoir of the Iraq War, “House to House.” The title is significant, because house-to-house fighting is among the most dangerous forms of urban warfare. Camero may have a solution with the Xaver 400, a compact through-wall radar.


Taiwan to invest in cloud-based computing

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

Taiwan's government will invest 24 billion New Taiwan dollars ($760 million) in cloud-based computing over the next five years, as a complement to Microsoft Corp.'s support for local firms to develop and use the new technology.Vice Economics Minister Lin Sheng-chung said the Cabinet has...


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