Microsoft Corp. is taking another step toward turning Outlook, its desktop e-mail program, into a hub for information from popular social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace. On Wednesday, Microsoft is releasing a "beta" test version of the Outlook Social Connector.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group said Tuesday it's buying a majority stake in Rocksteady Studios, the British video game developer behind the hit "Batman: Arkham Asylum."Terms of the deal were not disclosed.The deal expands the growing video game business of Warner Bros., a unit of Time...
DVD rental kiosk chain Redbox has agreed to wait 28 days after Warner Bros. releases new movies for sale before offering to rent them for $1 a night. The agreement announced Tuesday ends a lawsuit that Redbox, a subsidiary of Coinstar Inc., filed against Warner Bros.' home video unit last August.
RAF Tabtronics has announced the release of a line of SMD Power Inductors for high reliability applications. This SESI™ Power Inductor product line features a low profile ruggedized high-grade package with an operating ambient temperature range of -55°C to +125°C.
A privacy watchdog group complained to federal regulators on Tuesday about Google's new Buzz social networking service, saying it violates federal consumer protection law. The Electronic Privacy Information Center filed its complaint with the Federal Trade Commission just days after Google Inc. altered the service to address mounting privacy concerns.
Stumped by foreign languages when you're traveling? Google Inc. is working on software that translates text captured by a phone camera. At a demonstration Tuesday at Mobile World Congress, a cell phone trade show in Barcelona, an engineer shot a picture of a German dinner menu with a phone running Google Inc.'s Android software.
Digi-Key Corporation Expands Global Distribution Agreement with Altera® to Include Asia Pacific RegionFebruary 23, 2010 8:20 am | by Digi-Key | News | Comments
Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA — February 23, 2010 — Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, announced today the expansion of its global...
Where is President Hu Jintao? That's the question online supporters were asking Tuesday after a user account for the stiff and formal politician disappeared from a Twitter-like microblogging site two days after it was discovered.
More than half of the people in the developing world are now cell phone subscribers, a U.N. report said Tuesday, highlighting strong global growth in telecommunications. There were an estimated 4.6 billion mobile phone subscriptions at the end of last year, compared with about 1 billion in 2002...
The fully reconfigurable transceiver is compatible with various wireless standards and applications, including the upcoming mobile broadband 3GPP-LTE standard. The trend in wireless communication where terminals give their users ubiquitous access to a multitude of services drives the development of reconfigurable radios in deep-submicron CMOS. This is enhanced with the advent of 3GPP-LTE, a standard that is inherently so flexible that a reconfigurable radio is its most economical implementation. The single-chip reconfigurable transceiver developed by imec, Renesas and M4S provides an answer to this need.
British cinema chain Odeon will not show Tim Burton's fantasy adventure "Alice in Wonderland" in Britain, Ireland and Italy because of a dispute over the timing of the film's DVD release, the company said Tuesday. Odeon objects to Walt Disney Pictures' decision to leave only 12 weeks between the film's theatrical and DVD releases in those countries, rather than the usual 17 weeks.
Two years ago, a group of Duke University engineering undergrads traveled to Uganda in an Engineers Without Borders project to address some of the most pressing needs of a small community. Among other projects, they planned to help villagers connect to the outside world through the Internet and t
Information technology firm CGI Group Inc. (TSX:GIB.A) said Tuesday it has won a $2.2-million contract to provide management software to Toronto's Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.Under the "multi-year" deal, Montreal-based CGI will provide enterprise content management and workflow automation...
Ironwood Electronics has recently introduced a new high performance Universal BGA socket for 0.8mm pitch DDR2 & DDR3 packages. DDR2 & DDR3 devices come with many IC size variations ranging from 7.5mm to 15.5mm.
A colleague I just met at work has invited me to be their friend on Facebook. I don't want to offend them, but nor do I want to share my candid photos and lousy Scrabble scores with someone I hardly know. Can I ignore their invite?