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GM says new CFO is a candidate for CEO post

January 6, 2010 11:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors Co. Chairman and CEO Ed Whitacre says the company's new chief financial officer Chris Liddell is a candidate for the CEO post.Liddell formerly served as CFO of Microsoft Corp. The automaker announced the 51-year-old was its new CFO late last month.Whitacre also says he is not...

AT & T to begin selling Android-based phones

January 6, 2010 9:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

AT&T Inc. is adding cell phones running Google's Android operating system to its lineup, bringing what could be the iPhone's greatest rival into the fold of the device's sole U.S. carrier.AT&T said Wednesday it plans to sell five Android phones from Dell, HTC and Motorola during the first half...

'Nanodragster' races toward the future of molecular machines

January 6, 2010 7:56 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Chemical Society) Scientists in Texas are reporting the development of a "nanodragster" that may speed the course toward development of a new generation of futuristic molecular machines. The vehicle -- only 1/50,000th the width of a human hair -- resembles a hot-rod in shape and...

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Va. Gov.-elect McDonnell names 3 more to Cabinet

January 6, 2010 7:01 am | by LARRY O'DELL - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Gov.-elect Bob McDonnell announced three more Cabinet appointments Wednesday, including a former state legislator who will oversee Virginia's homeland security efforts.Terrie Suit, who represented Virginia Beach in the House of Delegates for nine years, will serve as assistant to the governor...

Simple Maintenance Saves Costly Furnace Repair/Replacement

January 6, 2010 6:53 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

For the past few weeks, my forced-air gas furnace has been on the fritz. I blame this on the fact that I haven't been as diligent as

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Digi International to Release Fiscal First Quarter 2010 Earnings Results and Host Conference Call on January 21, 2010

January 6, 2010 6:51 am | by Digi International | News | Comments

(Minneapolis, MN, January 5, 2010) - Digi International® Inc. (Nasdaq: DGII) will release financial results for its fiscal first quarter 2010 on Thursday, January 21, 2010, after market close, and will host a conference call later the same day, at 5:00 p.m. ET (4:

Eval Kit Creates Contactless Charging System

January 6, 2010 6:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

The bqTESLA Contactless Charging Evaluation Kit is a high-performance, easy-to-use development kit based on Fulton Innovation’s eCoupled intelligent wireless power technology for the design of low-power contactless charging solutions.

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Mercury Computer says chairman steps down

January 6, 2010 6:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mercury Computer Systems Inc. said Wednesday Russell K. Johnsen has resigned form his post as chairman of the company's board.Mercury, which makes computer systems and software, said it has appointed Vincent Vitto to take his place. Vitto has served on the board since he retired from his former...

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Wallplate Module Delivers VGA Video over Cat 5

January 6, 2010 5:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

StarTech.com, a leading manufacturer of A/V and digital signage connectivity solutions, has launched three new products in its Converge A/V “UTPE series” family of VGA over Cat 5 Extender devices

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First consumer devices for Mobile DTV debut

January 6, 2010 5:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The prospect of live, local TV shows on cell phones and other portable devices is getting closer. Manufacturers this week are showing off gadgets that can receive a new type of digital TV transmissions."Mobile DTV" gadgets are due to be tested this spring by consumers in the Washington, D.C.,...

Level 3 prices bonds with 10 percent interest

January 6, 2010 5:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Level 3 Communications Inc. said Wednesday it has priced its new bonds at 97.982 percent of the principal with an interest rate of 10 percent.The Internet networking services company is selling $640 million of notes maturing in 2018 in a private offering.It plans to use the proceeds to buy back...

2010 CES Preview

January 6, 2010 5:00 am | Videos | Comments

 New content for mobile devices, interactive Web-connected TV, new screen sizes for portables, and apps galore are likely to be main attractions at the 2010 CES.

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ViewSonic(R) incorporates SENSIO(R) 3D format within new products

January 6, 2010 4:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SENSIO Technologies Inc. ("SENSIO") (TSX VENTURE: SIO) announced today at Consumer Electronics Show that it will be partnering with ViewSonic@ Corp. ("ViewSonic"), a leading global provider of visual display, computing and digital content solutions. The two companies have worked closely to...

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Two Brookhaven Lab Scientists Named AAAS Fellows

January 6, 2010 3:53 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has awarded two scientists from Brookhaven Lab with the distinction of Fellow. Chi-Chang Kao and Thomas Ludlam will be among 531 AAAS members to receive this honor.

Albatross Chicks Fed Plastic Ocean Pollution by Parents

January 5, 2010 5:55 pm | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

See more photographs of remains of albatross chicks on the Midway Atoll, a tiny stretch of sand and coral near the middle of the North Pacific. The nesting babies are fed bellies-full of plastic by their parents, who soar out over the vast polluted ocean collecting what looks to them like...

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