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Survey: 26 pct of Americans get news via phone

March 2, 2010 5:33 am | News | Comments

Just over a quarter of American adults now read news on their cell phones, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center. The survey results being released by the group Monday offer another sign of how people are changing they way they get information.

Bug plagues PlayStation 3, Sony warns of data loss

March 2, 2010 5:30 am | News | Comments

Sony Corp. said a glitch has knocked PlayStation 3 users off the game console's online network, and the company warned that data loss could occur if gamers continued using the machines. Sony said in a blog post Monday that the problem was likely caused by a bug in the clock functionality incorporated in the system, reminiscent of the Y2K bug a decade ago.


WCDMA-HSPA-Plus Power Amplifiers Suit Smart Phones, 3G Devices

March 2, 2010 5:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

RF Micro Devices announced high volume production of its RF720x WCDMA/HSPA+ power amplifiers (PAs). The product family is comprised of seven PAs designed for smart phones and 3G devices implementing mode-specific, band-specific front end architectures. The RF720x


4 charged with hacking into concert ticket sites

March 2, 2010 5:27 am | News | Comments

Four California men were charged on Monday with using sophisticated computer programs to fraudulently obtain more than a million tickets to concerts and sporting events and reselling them for a profit estimated at $29 million.

Apple details labor violations at its suppliers

March 2, 2010 5:24 am | News | Comments

Apple Inc. said it found more than a dozen serious violations of labor laws or Apple's own rules at its suppliers that needed immediate correction. The findings were outlined in a company report on audits of 102 supplier facilities conducted in 2009.


iPhone Dock Reference Design Keeps Audio Signal End-to-end Digital

March 2, 2010 5:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

XMOS has launched a reference design for iPhone and iPod docks, which keeps the audio signal path end-to-end digital, from the iPod or iPhone via USB to the amplifier. Implemented entirely in software, using the SMOS XL1-L1 even driven processor, the flexible design eliminates


Digi Launches Industry's First Foolproof Programmable ZigBee Module

March 2, 2010 5:20 am | by Digi International | News | Comments

Isolated wireless software makes ZigBee development easy and fast

German court overturns law on phone, e-mail data

March 2, 2010 5:17 am | News | Comments

Germany's highest court on Tuesday overturned a law that let anti-terror authorities retain data on telephone calls and e-mails, saying it posed a "grave intrusion" to personal privacy rights and must be revised. The court ruling was the latest to sharply criticize a major initiative by Chancellor Angela Merkel's government and one of the strongest steps yet defending citizen rights from post-Sept. 11 terror-fighting measures.


SENSIO Adopts a Shareholders Rights Plan

March 2, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SENSIO Technologies Inc. ("SENSIO" or "the Company") (TSX VENTURE: SIO) announced today that its Board of Directors has adopted a shareholders rights plan (the "Rights Plan") in order to promote equitable treatment of shareholders in any public offer to purchase aimed at the Company. The Rights...

Staples 4Q profit falls; issues muted outlook

March 2, 2010 3:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sales at Staples Inc. climbed for the second straight quarter, but the largest office supply company in the U.S. reported a decline in fourth-quarter profit Tuesday as some charges and delays in big-ticket purchases weighed on results.Staples also provided a 2010 adjusted profit outlook below...

EU: 100 million Microsoft users to choose browser

March 2, 2010 2:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The European Union says some 100 million people using Microsoft Corp. software will be asked to choose between rival Web browsers by mid-May under a deal it struck with the company to settle antitrust action.Microsoft has started this month sending updates to Windows computers in Europe so that...

e-skills: European Week 2010 underlines e-skills' potential to help Europe’s economic recovery

March 2, 2010 2:20 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

European e-skills Week 2010, from March 1-5, aims to review the EU e-skills strategy's achievements in terms of digital literacy and boosting the e-skills of all EU citizens, to share experiences, build links and mobilise stakeholders across the EU. A broad range of activities across 35...

Solutions for Indoor Cell Coverage Will Boost 3G Services

March 1, 2010 8:24 pm | by In-Stat | News | Comments

Femtocells, picocells, and microcells are expected to surpass 31 million units by 2012.


Happy Halloween!

March 1, 2010 3:24 pm | by An Engineering Mind | News | Comments

Not to be outdone by my horrible cube-neighbor, Carl (Niels Bohr...again), I decided to descend into the darkness and become that which I fear the most...


IBM cuts hundreds of jobs, sliver of 400K workers

March 1, 2010 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

IBM Corp. has cut hundreds of jobs across a number of divisions. The cuts Monday represent a sliver of the technology company's nearly 400,000 workers worldwide.IBM wouldn't comment. Documents submitted by laid-off workers to the Alliance(at)IBM, a labor union at IBM, indicate that at least 856...


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