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January 21, 2010 4:53 am | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

Most of what we do here at Screaming Circuits is PCB assembly. We build prototypes and short run production - putting parts on boards. We actually do more then that though. Our parent company, Milwaukee Electronics (MEC) has been around...

Winner of MATLAB Central Online Programming Contest Announced

January 21, 2010 4:33 am | News | Comments

Dr. Alfonso Nieto-Castañón, a PhD in cognitive and neural systems, was the winner of the programming challenge posed by The MathWorks on MATLAB Central, an online open exchange for the MATLAB and Simulink user community.

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Button-Cell Retainer Holds ML414 Batteries

January 21, 2010 4:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Miniature Lithium button-cell retainers from Keystone are engineered with reliable spring tension to assure low contact resistance while firmly securing the battery within the retainer.

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Xerox posts jump in 4Q profit

January 21, 2010 3:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Xerox Corp. said Thursday its cost-cutting efforts last year helped boost its fourth-quarter profit. It also forecast a bigger-than-expected profit for this year.Shares of the printer and copier maker rose 28 cents, or 3.2 percent, to $9.17 in premarket trading.Xerox chief Ursula Burns, who...

EU clears Oracle takeover of Sun

January 21, 2010 2:01 am | by RAF CASERT - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

The European Union on Thursday cleared Oracle Corp.'s proposed $7.4 billion takeover of Sun Microsystems Inc., saying it would not significantly affect competition in the EU.EU antitrust chief Neelie Kroes said one of the year's biggest technology deals of the last year could now go ahead as...

Nokia to offer free mobile navigation services

January 21, 2010 1:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nokia Corp. said Thursday it will offer free navigation services globally for users of its smart phones, in a drive to counter a similar move by Google Inc.The service, with detailed maps for more than 180 countries, will also have voice guidance in 46 languages in 74 countries.The service will...

YouTube getting into movie rental business

January 20, 2010 5:01 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

YouTube's coming attractions now include movie rentals.The Internet's most popular video channel will make its debut as a rental outlet Friday to help promote some of the movies that will be shown at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.It's part of a test that YouTube hopes...

Marijuana, Cocaine, and Video Games?

January 20, 2010 4:58 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

Are video games the equivalent of crack? That's the alarm sounded by a hyperbolic Fox News Live Science article titled, “Analysts: Video Gamers Get Hooked for Life, Could Become Addicted.”

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Hynix records 4Q net profit as sales surge

January 20, 2010 4:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hynix Semiconductor Inc. said Thursday it recorded a net profit in the fourth quarter of 2009 after a record loss the year before as sales surged and prices for its mainstay computer memory chips increased.Hynix, the world's second-largest manufacturer of computer memory chips, earned 657...

Holiday shopping, PayPal help eBay 4Q profit rise

January 20, 2010 3:01 pm | by RACHEL METZ - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

EBay Inc. said Wednesday its fourth-quarter earnings climbed, bolstered by growth in its PayPal payments business and a holiday shopping season that was healthier than the year before. The company also logged a large gain from the November sale of its Skype telecommunications business.The...

mbed Development - USB Programming Forever

January 20, 2010 2:51 pm | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

I'm still fiddling with my mbed. Although, I haven't put it to real use yet. I've got some ideas, but I just don't have the time these days. One of the nice things about its programming system is that if...

TechBits package

January 20, 2010 2:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

When Bill Gates was at Microsoft's helm, his internal memos set the company's course for such radical shifts as the rise of the Internet.Now, Gates is making his musings public on a new Web site called The Gates Notes.There, the head of The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has started posting...

Inphi Tests New Memory Buffer

January 20, 2010 11:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Inphi Corporation, a high-speed analog semiconductor company, announced that it is sampling the industry’s first JEDEC-compatible memory buffer designed to create a new class of standards-based memory modules – LRDIMMs, or load-reduced, dual-inline memory modules – capable of delivering upward of four times the memory capacity and nearly double the bandwidth, while reducing the overall power consumption. Inphi’s JEDEC-compatible memory buffer enables data center servers to take better advantage of multicore and virtualization technologies by isolating the CPU from the memory components and then buffering the memory, I/O, control and data signals.

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Microsoft, HCA donating $1.25M to Tenn nonprofits

January 20, 2010 11:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft and HCA are donating $1.25 million, primarily in software, to Middle Tennessee nonprofits to improve their technological capabilities.Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer and Hospital Corporation of America Chairman and CEO Richard Bracken were at Nashville's Downtown YMCA on Wednesday...

Migrating from Sealed Lead Acid to Li-ion

January 20, 2010 10:48 am | by Robin Sarah Tichy, PhD, Technical Marketing Manager, Micro Power Electronics, Inc., rtichy@micro-power.com | Articles | Comments

Applications with high voltage and capacity requirements are adopting Lithium-ion (Li-ion) technology because of its many advantages- especially the high energy density, small size and low weight that this technology provides. Historically, Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) batteries have had a few superior technical traits...

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