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Best Buy Profit Rises 37%

March 25, 2010 11:25 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Best Buy said earnings rose 37% on rebounding sales of laptops and TVs. The company issued a strong forecast for the year and said it plans to resume buying back shares.

Digi-Key Corporation Announces Stock on NXP Semiconductor's Energy-Efficient Lighting Solutions

March 25, 2010 11:21 am | by Digi-Key | News | Comments

Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA — March 25, 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 it has stock on NXP...

UK police asks Internet cafes to monitor customers

March 25, 2010 11:16 am | News | Comments

Internet cafe users in the British capital may want to watch what they download. Scotland Yard is advising administrators of public Web spaces to periodically poke through their customers' files and keep an eye out for suspicious activity.


HP names Peter Galanis as CEO of Canada operations

March 25, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Technology company Hewlett-Packard Co. said Thursday it named Peter Galanis as president and CEO of its Canadian operations.Galanis, 43, previously served as director of global accounts for HP's manufacturing and distribution industries business in the central region of the country. He joined...

After Growth Spurt, Supermassive Black Holes Spend Half Their Lives Veiled in Dust

March 25, 2010 10:24 am | by Yale University | News | Comments

Supermassive black holes found at the centers of distant galaxies undergo huge growth spurts as a result of galactic collisions, according to a new study by astronomers at Yale University and the University of Hawaii. Their findings appear in the March 25 edition of Science Express.

Plants influence food chain, from the bottom up

March 25, 2010 10:24 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

A new Cornell study, published March 26 in Science, is one of the first that shows how plants at the bottom of the food chain have evolved mechanisms that influence ecosystem dynamics.

Google's deals in doubt amid spat with Beijing

March 25, 2010 9:30 am | by ALEXA OLESEN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Google Inc.'s business ties in China unraveled a little more amid a widening backlash to the U.S. Internet company's decision to move its Chinese search engine offshore in a challenge to the country's online censorship laws.While Google's stand is winning it praise in the U.S. and other...

Dell unit inks government contract

March 25, 2010 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Computer and consumer electronics maker Dell Inc. said Thursday that one of its units has inked a more than $65 million contract to provide e-mail management and other services to the Department of Transportation.Dell Perot Systems Government Services of Fairfax, Va., will be a subcontractor to...


Google's China Plan Gets Complicated

March 25, 2010 9:26 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Google's plan to keep part of its China business is looking more complicated as partners turn away and some operations continue to be censored.

Climate Monitoring Technology and Wireless Convenience Merged Into one Tool

March 25, 2010 9:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bluetooth technology wirelessly records readings to your laptop computer. The A1-SDI Multi-Measure by Lufft instruments provides precision and flexibility by adjusting data output to the attached sensor.


Cree LEDs Light Up Dallas American Airlines Center Video Screens

March 25, 2010 9:01 am | News | Comments

Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE), a market leader in LED lighting, announces that its high brightness LEDs are used in Lighthouse Technologies' high definition video screens installed this season in the American Airlines Center, the Dallas home to both the NBA's Mavericks and NHL's Stars.


Position Controller Kit tracks the position and speed of a wheel

March 25, 2010 8:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

A Position Controller uses a quadrature encoder system to reliably track the position and speed of a wheel at all times. With the included plastic encoder disk, the Position Controller has a resolution of 36 positions per rotation; this equates to approximately 0.5 inches of linear travel per position using 6-inch tires (not included).


Italian swaps physics for writing and wins plaudits

March 25, 2010 8:27 am | News | Comments

Working long days in a particle physics laboratory at the University of Turin, doctoral student Paolo Giordano wanted an escape from the academic rigors of numbers. So he wrote about love and misunderstanding with a sprinkling of science and unwittingly became a literary sensation.


'Smart' Contact Lens Looks to Glaucoma Diagnosis

March 25, 2010 8:26 am | News | Comments

STMicroelectronics will develop and supply a wireless MEMS sensor that acts as a transducer, antenna and mechanical support for additional read-out electronics in a 'smart' contact lens platform developed by Sensimed AG.


French police arrest alleged Twitter hacker

March 25, 2010 8:20 am | News | Comments

French police say they have detained a 25-year-old who allegedly hacked Twitter accounts of numerous well-known figures, including Britney Spears and President Barack Obama. Police said Wednesday the suspect, who went by the pseudonym "Hacker Croll," was caught following a joint operation with the FBI and arrested Tuesday in the Puy-de-Dome region of central France.



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