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Driving Ms. Robot

February 4, 2014 9:47 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

In addition to hearing from experts about their research, youths who attend the Yale's Science Saturdays programs have an opportunity to enjoy some hands-on science.For example, in addition to a talk by Yale chemist Nilay Hazari on "Making Valuable Materials from the Greenhouse Gas Carbon Dioxide"...

IC features 400 outputs that are rated for +/-15V

February 4, 2014 9:41 am | Ixys | Product Releases | Comments

IXYS Integrated Circuits Division (ICD) (Milpitas, CA) announced the availability of the IXEP1400 electronic paper display (EPD) gate driver. The IXEP1400 features 400 outputs that are rated for +/-15V. Data entered via the shift register input controls the pixels of the display.

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High-power GaN switches designed for wideband applications

February 4, 2014 9:30 am | Rfmw Ltd, Triquint Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. (San Jose, CA) announces design and sales support for a pair of high power GaN SPDT switches from TriQuint. The TGS2352-2-SM covers frequencies from 500MHz to 12GHz and handles input power up to 20W while the TGS2353-2-SM extends frequency coverage to 18GHz and handles up to 10 watts of input power.

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Photos of the Day: The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

February 4, 2014 9:18 am | News | Comments

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter has weathered numerous delays, controversies, and cost-overuns. The troubled jet, set to be the world's most expensive weapons program, will replace the majority of America's legacy fighters. Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates called the F-35 the "backbone of America's tactical aviation fleet for decades to come."

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Railtec DIN Rail PCB Holders from OKW

February 4, 2014 8:40 am | Videos | Comments

OKW’s RAILTEC PCB holders are designed for mounting open PCB assemblies on standard DIN rails installed in equipment housings and control cabinets. The holders conform to DIN Rail standards EN 50 022 and EN 50 035. Electronics engineers find these PCB holders extremely useful because they can be mounted to two different size DIN rails....

FIS board OKs repurchase of up to $2B shares

February 4, 2014 8:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Fidelity National Information Services Inc.'s board has approved the repurchase of up to $2 billion of its common stock. The repurchase program replaces a previous $1 billion buyback which had about $174 million outstanding. The payments technology company, known as FIS, is based in...

Obama secures $750M in pledges to get kids online

February 4, 2014 6:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Claiming progress in his campaign to get American schools wired for the future, President Barack Obama is announcing commitments from U.S. companies totaling about $750 million to connect more students to high-speed Internet. Apple is pledging $100 million in iPads, computers and other tools....

Dutch telecom KPN to cut 1,500 jobs

February 4, 2014 5:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Royal KPN NV, the Dutch telecom company partly owned by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, says it will cut at least 1,500 jobs — 5 percent of staff — by 2016 as its fourth quarter sales fell and losses worsened. KPN agreed to sell its German mobile arm E-Plus to Telefonica Deutschland last year as...

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Abuse allegations in YouTube video lead to charges

February 4, 2014 5:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A former Southern California educator was jailed on felony charges that could send her to prison for life after a former female student accused her of sexual abuse in a YouTube video that's gained nearly a million views and prompted another girl to come forward. Andrea Cardosa, 40, who quit her...

Google tries ferry service for workers in East Bay

February 4, 2014 5:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google workers who live in the East Bay can now make the commute to the company's Silicon Valley campus by sea. For a week, anyway. Starting Monday, the agency that operates San Francisco Bay Ferry says Google will provide a private ferry service between Harbor Bay terminal in Alameda to the...

Google told to move SF Bay 'mystery' barge

February 4, 2014 5:07 am | by Martha Mendoza - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Google does not have the proper permits for a mystery barge at a construction site on an island in San Francisco Bay, a state official said, and must move the floating, four-story building that drew wide attention and fueled weeks of speculation when it was erected last fall. "It needs to move,"...

Car-to-car talk offers warning on collisions

February 4, 2014 5:07 am | by Joan Lowy - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Your car might see a deadly crash coming even if you don't, the government says, indicating it will require automakers to equip new vehicles with technology that lets cars warn each other if they're plunging toward peril. The action, still some years off, has "game-changing potential" to cut...

Internet firms release data on NSA requests

February 4, 2014 5:07 am | by Michael Liedtke - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Major technology firms have released new data on how often they are ordered to turn over customer information to the government for secret national security investigations, resulting in the collection of data on thousands of Americans. That release came after the companies were freed by a recent...

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NBC hopes free pass will help TV Everywhere

February 4, 2014 5:07 am | by David Bauder - AP Television Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NBC is using the Olympics to push interest in technology allowing cable or satellite TV subscribers to see live Winter Olympics competition on mobile phones or tablets. The network said Monday it will give subscribers a 30-minute "free pass" to Olympics video before they are asked to verify that...

Cable merger future-proofs against Internet's rise

February 4, 2014 5:07 am | by Ryan Nakashima - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

When you buy a TV, sales clerks often pitch you on "future proofing" your set. Turns out, buying a cable TV company relies largely on the same principle. Charter Communications Inc.'s $38 billion bid to take over the much-larger Time Warner Cable Inc. is an attempt to future-proof its business by...

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