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German agency: security fix available for iPhone

August 12, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Germany's IT security agency has partially lifted its warning of a security hole concerning the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, saying Apple Inc. is now offering software to fix the problem in recent versions of its iOS operating system.But the Federal Office for Information Security also said...

Would You Consider Installing a Cool Roof?

August 12, 2010 4:20 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

On Monday, Erin discussed cool roof technologies and how they can improve the comfort of buildings while reducing energy costs.


RealPage prices cut IPO below expected range

August 12, 2010 4:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Real estate software maker RealPage Inc. priced shares of its scaled-back initial public offering sharply below the expected range, raising $135.3 million, the company said late Wednesday.The Carrollton, Texas, company offered 6 million shares, while stockholders sold 6.3 million, for $11...


Xinhua, China Mobile announce search venture

August 12, 2010 2:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The state-run Xinhua News Agency said Thursday it will launch a search venture, giving Google a new, well-financed rival following the closure of its China-based Web search engine.In a two-sentence dispatch, Xinhua said it signed a framework agreement Thursday with partner China Mobile Ltd.,...

Japan says will respond appropriately to yen surge

August 12, 2010 2:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Japan finance's chief said the government will "respond appropriately" to a surge in the yen after it hit a 15-year-high against the dollar amid a weakening U.S. economic recovery."We are closely monitoring a rapid rise in the yen," Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda told reporters Thursday. His...

Information tech firm SRA's 4Q net income rises

August 11, 2010 3:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SRA International Inc., whose information technology business ranges from air traffic management to software for tracking gang activity, reported Wednesday that its fourth-quarter net income rose as its revenue rose.The company, based in Fairfax, Va., said it earned $20.9 million, or 36 cents...

Tinnitus study looks for cure to 'ringing in the ears'

August 11, 2010 2:21 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Texas at Dallas) The NIH has granted a University of Texas at Dallas researcher and a university-affiliated biomedical firm $1.7 million to investigate whether nerve stimulation offers a long-term cure for tinnitus. Described as a ringing in the ears, tinnitus affects 20...


UH supercomputing expert goes green

August 11, 2010 1:21 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Houston) As with many "green" initiatives, "green computing" also is on the rise. Internationally renowned for his expertise in the field, University of Houston (UH) professor Lennart Johnsson will be giving the keynote address at the International Green Computing...


Pushbutton Switches Offer Push-Pull Functionality Rated up to 1HP

August 11, 2010 12:44 pm | Product Releases | Comments

E-Switch announces the PP1 and PP2 series pushbutton switch, featuring push-pull functionality with momentary functions. This pushbutton switch has high power ratings and is rated to 1HP.There are various actuator and terminal options available with these switches. UL rated.


NC chemical firm buys Medford's Doe & Ingalls

August 11, 2010 12:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Doe & Ingalls Inc., a chemical distribution firm in Medford, has been acquired by Doe & Ingalls Management LLC, an independent operation headquartered in Durham, N.C.


The Essential Laser for Orthopedics

August 11, 2010 12:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

The “futuristic” technology of lasers is not so far fetched anymore. In fact, most don’t give them a second thought. They are used in a variety of industries, including both the manufacture of medical devices and in the finished devices themselves. This article reviews the critical role...


Kratos Defense buys DEI Services for $6 million

August 11, 2010 12:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Defense contractor Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said Wednesday it has acquired DEI Services Corp., a company that makes military training equipment, for about $6 million.Kratos expects DEI, a privately held company based in Orlando, Fla., to contribute at least $15 million to $20...

Supply Improves Picture Quality in AMOLED Displays

August 11, 2010 11:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments introduced a 200-mA power supply designed to provide improved picture quality for active matrix OLED displays that require positive and negative supply rails.


NPL unveils quantitative means of monitoring ultrasonic cleaning systems

August 11, 2010 11:21 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(National Physical Laboratory) The UK's National Physical Laboratory has developed the CaviMeter? -- a new instrument for measuring the performance of ultrasonic cleaning systems.

Authentication IC provides copy protection and license-management security

August 11, 2010 11:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the DS28E10, a challenge-and-response secure authentication IC that includes user-programmable nonvolatile (NV) memory. Authentication is implemented with the industry-proven FIPS 180-3 secure hash algorithm (SHA-1)...



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