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Telecoms: mobile phone customers entitled to protection from data-roaming "bill shock" as from 1 st March 2010

March 1, 2010 4:24 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

As from 1st March 2010, European mobile phone operators are obliged under EU roaming rules to offer their customers a cut-off limit facility to protect them from 'bill shocks' for surfing the Internet with their mobile phones and laptops while travelling in other EU countries. Under the...

Hello, stranger: the ups and downs of Chatroulette

March 1, 2010 4:15 am | News | Comments

A new Web sensation called Chatroulette feels like a throwback to the early 1990s, when online chat rooms brimmed with lonely strangers looking for meaningful connections, meaningless sex, or something in between.

Perfect World reports jump in 4th-qtr profit

March 1, 2010 3:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Perfect World Co. on Monday reported a jump in fourth-quarter earnings, helped by growing revenue from the online games it operates.The Chinese company's net income jumped to 270.8 million yuan ($39.7 million), or 5.09 yuan (75 cents) per share, more than double the 124.8 million yuan, or 2.12...


Symantec Offers Healthcare Providers Hosted Solutions to Reduce Storage Costs and Streamline Medical Image Sharing

March 1, 2010 3:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced Symantec Health, a new hosted medical image archiving and sharing solution for healthcare providers, that helps lower storage costs and provides secure, Web-based image sharing for non-affiliated hospitals and physicians. The new Symantec Health Safe...


SOLVIT and Citizens Signpost Service help growing number of Europeans to live, work and do business across borders

March 1, 2010 3:25 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

A growing number of Europeans are turning to the EU's advice and assistance services to find concrete answers and fast solutions to questions and problems they encounter in the Internal Market. This is the common conclusion of annual reports released today by the European Commission on...

Scientists Get Funding to Design Anti-Botulism Drugs

February 28, 2010 10:22 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory and Stony Brook University’s Institute of Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery (ICB&DD) scientists were selected to receive up to $1.4 million in research funds from the Department of Defense to develop anti-botulism drugs.

Topeka aims to become Google Internet test site

February 28, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A campaign to make Topeka a test site for a new, ultrafast Internet service is gathering speed.Google Inc. announced plans Feb. 10 to build and test new high-speed broadband networks in one or more places around the country. The company says the system of fiber-optic cables would deliver...

After Sparkling 2007, Cell Base Station Sales Down Steeply In 2008

February 28, 2010 1:22 am | by In-Stat | News | Comments

However, those trends will not prevent total worldwide base station shipments from dropping sharply this year compared to 2007.


Norway Reduces Infections by Reducing Antibiotic Use

February 27, 2010 11:21 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

Norway conquers infections by cutting use of antibiotics Twenty-five years ago, Norwegians were also losing their lives to this bacteria. But Norway’s public health system fought back with an aggressive program that made it the most infection-free country in the world. A key part of...


Federal Register: Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements and Availability of Sample Electroni...

February 27, 2010 8:20 am | by FDA (The Center for Devices and Radiological Health) | News | Comments

The FDA is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency.


RI lawmakers to invite America's Cup to Newport

February 27, 2010 5:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Rhode Island lawmakers want the competition for the world's most coveted sailing trophy to return to Newport.House lawmakers plan to vote Tuesday on a resolution asking Oracle Corp. chief executive Larry Ellison to bring the America's Cup regatta back to Newport, a summer resort for industrial...

OneTouch SureStep Test Strips (LifeScan): Recall

February 26, 2010 2:20 pm | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Test strips are being recalled because they may provide falsely low glucose results when the glucose level is higher than 400 mg/dL.


Gatorade drops Tiger Woods

February 26, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Add Gatorade to the list of endorsement deals that Tiger Woods has lost. A representative for the drink, sold by PepsiCo Inc., confirmed late Friday that it had ended its relationship with the golfer, who made a lengthy public apology last week for his infidelities."We no longer see a role for...


More Thermal Mass Issues

February 26, 2010 1:20 pm | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

Yesterday I wrote about some thermal mass related traps. Here's another one we see now and then. The top image shows good flat-topped caps. The bottom and inset has overheated bulged and damaged caps. These caps are RoHS compliant -...

Vicor Factorized Power Demo

February 26, 2010 12:02 pm | Videos | Comments

Here is a demo of the Vicor Factorized Power Architecture at APEC 2010 .



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