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Microsoft, News Corp reports overplayed: source

December 1, 2009 10:11 am | News | Comments

Reports that News Corp and Microsoft were in talks for an exclusive deal that would exclude Google are overblown, a source close to the situation said on Tuesday. There had been reports that Rupert Murdoch, chairman and chief executive of News Corp, was considering removing the company's news from Google's Web search results...

Plan to breed lab monkeys splits Puerto Rican town

December 1, 2009 10:07 am | News | Comments

Puerto Rico has such a bad history with research monkeys running amok that some residents are stunned that its government has tentatively approved a plan to import and breed thousands of primates for sale to U.S. researchers. Bioculture Ltd., with facilities at 19 sites around the world, has secured construction permits and hopes to begin operating next summer in Guayama...

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NCR to install 200 Blockbuster DVD kiosks in NY

December 1, 2009 10:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NCR Corp. said Tuesday that it's installing Blockbuster Express DVD rental kiosks at more than 200 Duane Reade drugstores in New York City, as the movie rental company gears up to compete with alternative forms of movie delivery to offset dwindling business at its stores.NCR said most of the...

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Chubby hubby is common, but ethnicity matters

December 1, 2009 9:54 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

A new study helps untangle how marriage, gender and ethnicity are related to body weight. The study of almost 8,000 men and women will be published in the journal Obesity.

Michael Jackson tops Yahoo's search charts in 2009

December 1, 2009 9:08 am | News | Comments

Michael Jackson's stunning death made him Yahoo's biggest star this year. The quest to find out what happened to Jackson in his final hours on June 25 and celebrate his legacy elevated the late entertainer to the top of the Internet company's annual breakdown of the most frequent online search requests.

Save Money with LED Holiday Light Strings

December 1, 2009 8:55 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

It's hard to believe, but the holidays are in full swing and many of you are starting to decorate your homes. Those of you who started around Halloween are probably feeling pretty smart because you got your decorating done while the weather was nice.

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World Newspaper Congress opens in India

December 1, 2009 8:39 am | News | Comments

Newspaper executives and editors gathered in India from around the world Tuesday heard calls to seek more payment for their content on the Internet as they decried their industry's sharply falling advertising revenues. "This is a critical moment in our industry...If we don't dare to take these first steps, no one else will," said Andreas Wiele.

Murdoch: Media must get readers to pay for online

December 1, 2009 8:00 am | by JOELLE TESSLER - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Media companies wishing to thrive in the digital age need to persuade consumers to pay for news online by providing compelling information in any form they want, News Corp. Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch said Tuesday.Speaking at a two-day workshop on the state of journalism hosted by the...

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Fourteen-bit, 250 MSPS ADC Positioned as Offering Lowest Power Consumption

December 1, 2009 7:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) introduced the first in a new class of high-speed ADCs delivering ultra-low power consumption and desirable dynamic performance across wide signal bandwidths from DC up to 550 MHz. At the maximum sample rate of 250 MSPS, the 14-bit ADS4149 consumes 30 percent less power, while delivering  

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Mini Colorimeter Helps Analyze, Control Online Products

December 1, 2009 6:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Silios Technologies announced new mini-colorimeters are based on SILIOS' DVF (discrete variable filter) technology for any application of analysis and control of online products using the visible spectrum. They are composed of a DVF mounted on a CMOS bar plus an electronic board for the control command and the recovery of data via a USB link. The integration  

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Digi-Key Corporation and Torex Semiconductor Ltd. Announce Global Distribution Agreement

December 1, 2009 6:53 am | by Digi-Key | News | Comments

Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA and Tokyo, Japan — December 1, 2009 — Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, and Torex Semiconductor...

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20 mV Step-Up Converter for Energy Harvesting Applications

December 1, 2009 6:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology announces the LTC3108, a highly integrated step-up DC/DC converter designed to start-up and run from extremely low input voltage sources such as thermoelectric generators (TEGs), thermopiles and small solar cells. Its self-resonant topology steps up from input voltages as low as 20mV.

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Sprint to stop selling certain push-to-talk phones

December 1, 2009 5:11 am | News | Comments

Sprint Nextel Corp. is giving up on a technology that allows some Sprint-branded phones to use a "push-to-talk" walkie-talkie service similar to what's available on the company's Nextel-branded phones. Scott Sloat, a spokesman for the nation's third-largest wireless provider, said Sprint will still support customers who have phones with the technology, known as QChat...

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GE, Vivendi deal paves way for NBC sale to Comcast

December 1, 2009 5:07 am | News | Comments

General Electric Co.'s agreement to buy out the rest of NBC Universal paves the way for it to sell control of the TV and movie company to Comcast Corp. in a deal that promises to reshape the entertainment industry. GE will pay slightly less than the $6 billion that French media conglomerate Vivendi SA hoped to command for its 20 percent stake in NBC Universal...

Do Black Holes Create their own Galaxies?

December 1, 2009 5:06 am | News | Comments

Which come first, the supermassive black holes that frantically devour matter or the enormous galaxies where they reside? A brand new scenario has emerged from a recent set of outstanding observations of a black hole without a home: black holes may be “building” their own host galaxy.

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