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Newly Appointed Chief Financial Officer Brings Background in Network Security, IPOs, and Start-Ups to FaceTime's Executive Team

January 12, 2010 9:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

FaceTime Communications ( ( ), the leading provider of solutions enabling the safe use of Web 2.0 and Unified Communications in the enterprise, today announced the appointment of Tim Conley ( as Chief...

Elevation Partners hires former Apple executive

January 12, 2010 9:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Elevation Partners said Tuesday that Avadis Tevanian, a former Apple Inc. executive, has joined the private equity firm as a managing director.Tevanian was most recently chief software technology officer at Apple, the Cupertino, Calif.-based computer maker.Elevation Partners said Tevanian will...

Kit Develops Inductive Touch-Sensing Designs

January 12, 2010 8:02 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The PICDEM Inductive Touch Development Kit from Microchip makes it easy to develop inductive touch-sensing applications using standard 8-, 16- or 32-bit PIC microcontrollers, or 16-bit dsPIC Digital Signal Controller.


Electric Boat layoffs seen this year

January 12, 2010 8:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A drop in maintenance and modernization work will result in hundreds of layoffs at submarine manufacturer Electric Boat this year, although new hires will leave the work force numbers unchanged, officials said Tuesday.Executives of Electric Boat, a subsidiary of General Dynamics Corp., said at...

Chimneys: Warm and Cozy or Easy Exit for Your Heat?

January 12, 2010 7:54 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

Both of my childhood homes featured fireplaces. If you've had one, you know how terrific they can be—great places to bask on cold winter nights, an easy opportunity to toast marshmallows, picturesque, undeniably a pleasure in the house that has one.


2 of 3 Dixie Chicks returning with new music

January 12, 2010 7:01 am | by CAITLIN R. KING - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Two members of the Dixie Chicks — minus lead singer Natalie Maines — are preparing to release a new album this year.According to, sisters Martie Maguire and Emily Robison are working on a project to be released on Columbia Records.However, Lloyd Maines, Natalie's father, tells

Haiyang Gao receives 3rd place award in AIAA CFD Student Paper Competition

January 12, 2010 6:53 am | by Iowa State University | News | Comments

Haiyang Gao, Aerospace Engineering Research Assistant working with ZJ Wang, AER E Professor,...

LED Lighting Connector Family Includes Board-to-Board Versions

January 12, 2010 6:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corp. has expanded its wire-to-board connector product offering to include board-to-board connectors specifically designed for the LED lighting industry. Designated the 9159 Series, the connectors offer 


Creating a Chemical Computer that Mimics Neurons

January 12, 2010 6:36 am | Blogs | Comments

A promising push toward a novel, biologically-inspired "chemical computer" has begun as part of an international collaboration. The "wet computer" incorporates several recently discovered properties of chemical systems that can be hijacked to engineer computing power.


HD System Supports Next-gen SAS 2.1 Requirements

January 12, 2010 6:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Molex introduces the iPass+ High Density (HD) system, referenced as mini-SAS HD in the SAS 2.1 standard, to meet SAS next-generation speed and density requirements. This system provides 8x as well as 4x cable-plugging options. The iPass+ HD external input/output (I/O) connector includes 


Caps Protect Push-pull Connectors

January 12, 2010 6:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Binder-USA is pleased to introduce protective caps for the Series 430, push-pull connectors. When mated to a male or female connector, a cap will provide IP67-rated environmental protection. These caps make the push-pull connectors ideal for use in commercial and industrial fields. The cap is designed to provide 


CES 2010 Oddities: The Weird, Strange, and Unique

January 12, 2010 5:37 am | by Edited by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | News | Comments

Every tradeshow has these: the strange products, human snafus, and general quirkiness that characterizes a large organized event. Some of these are no doubt intentional, an exaggerated attempt to grab some publicity. Others, as you'll see, are honest (yet hilarious) mistakes. And some are just plain out of the ordinary. Enjoy!


Symantec to buy Gideon, security software maker

January 12, 2010 5:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Symantec Corp. said Tuesday it has agreed to acquire Gideon Technologies Inc., a privately held maker of risk management software.Symantec, a security software provider, said the deal will expand its slate of products that help customers assess threats to their computer systems. In particular,...


The Creeping of the Burj Khalifa

January 12, 2010 4:52 am | by Duke University | News | Comments

Fifty or so years from now, the world’s tallest building could likely be about two feet shorter. That may not seem like much for a structure that is 2,717 feet tall – more than nine football fields -- but it could wreak havoc on all sorts of conduits and lines within the building, such as

Wash. gov won't have full plate of tax hikes

January 12, 2010 4:01 am | by CURT WOODWARD - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Gov. Chris Gregoire won't suggest a full roster of tax hikes to pay for the programs she wants rescued from the state's $2.6 billion budget deficit, deferring instead to the Legislature while state officials wait for word of another federal bailout.But Gregoire will suggest closing some tax...


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