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ESPN to introduce 3-D sports channel

January 5, 2010 7:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ESPN is looking to ride one of the next big waves in consumer electronics with a new 3-D sports channel.The network, owned by the Walt Disney Co., says it will introduce a channel this year that will broadcast live sports events using the technology, starting with the FIFA World Cup soccer...

Microsoft sets prices for forthcoming Office 2010

January 5, 2010 7:01 am | by JESSICA MINTZ - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft Corp. will sell four versions of the forthcoming Office 2010 software, due out in June, for prices ranging from $99 to $499.The company said Tuesday it will sell Office Home and Student edition, which comes with four core programs, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote, for $149 as...

Eighth Annual 'Gathering of the Slides' Concert at Brookhaven Lab, January 23

January 5, 2010 6:53 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

The eighth annual “Gathering of the Slides,” a blues concert featuring the Kerry Kearney Band, Kane Daily and TaleWaGon , and Lonesome Dan and the Curmudgeons, will be held at Brookhaven Lab on Saturday, January 23 at 8 p.m. in Berkner Hall.


Sensor Captures both Linear and Angular Motion

January 5, 2010 6:16 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics, a leading supplier of MEMS for consumer and portable applications, has integrated a 3-axis digital accelerometer with a 2-axis analog gyroscope in a single module.


Thomas Roser Named Chair of Brookhaven Lab's Collider-Accelerator Department

January 5, 2010 5:54 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Thomas Roser, a senior physicist who joined Brookhaven Lab in 1991, has been named chair of the Lab’s Collider-Accelerator Department (C-AD), effective January 1, 2010.


Smart-Grid Power Analytics Software Addresses Alternate Energy Sources

January 5, 2010 5:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

EDSA unveiled its Paladin SmartGrid software platform, a  “master controller” enabling the use of on-premise and distributed energy sources – such as solar, wind, or local co-generation – without jeopardizing the reliability of the legacy utility grid.


ADP to buy Calgary-based electronic invoicing firm DO2 Technologies

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

Payroll and benefits administrator Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADP) has agreed to acquire DO2 Technologies Inc. of Calgary, a provider of electronic-invoicing solutions.Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.The DO2 technology is designed to give corporate finance...

The Fastest Hydrogen Powered Vehicle in the World

January 5, 2010 4:11 am | by Ed Hillstrom, Mechanical Engineering Graduate Fellow, Ohio State University | Articles | Comments

In September  the Venturi Buckeye Bullet 2(BB2) became the first hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle to eclipse the 300 MPH mark, setting an international speed record of 302.877 MPH, making the BB2 the fastest hydrogen powered vehicle in the world, including those using hydrogen combustion engines.


WD and NEC Collaborate to Promote USB 3.0

January 5, 2010 4:01 am | News | Comments

WD,  a leader in external storage solutions, and NEC Electronics, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions, today announced that the companies have collaborated to promote the new SuperSpeed Universal Serial Bus (USB) 3.0 standard.


Strategically Expanding Its Position in Procure-to-Pay Market With Accounts Payable Solution

January 5, 2010 4:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ADP ( @, a leading provider of outsourced HR ( spx ) , payroll, and benefits administration services, today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire DO2 Technologies Inc., of Calgary, Alberta, a...

Grating-based Lens Prototype Promises more Control

January 5, 2010 3:54 am | News | Comments

Duke University engineers have created a new generation of lens that could greatly improve the capabilities of telecommunications or radar systems to provide a wide field of view and greater detail.

ZigBee Profile Delivers Next-Generation Remote Control

January 5, 2010 3:46 am | News | Comments

The ZigBee Alliance announced the availability of ZigBee Remote Control, the new global standard for advanced remote controls. ZigBee Remote Control is the first public application profile designed specifically for use with the ZigBee RF4CE specification announced earlier this year.


Level 3 to buy back notes, affirms outlook

January 5, 2010 3:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Level 3 Communications Inc. said Tuesday it is looking to buy back about $550 million in debt and reaffirmed its adjusted profit forecast for 2009.The company, which provides Internet networking services, said it has launched a tender offer for $550 million in 12.25 percent notes due in 2013....


Opera Software CEO steps down

January 5, 2010 2:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Opera Software ASA announced Tuesday that co-founder and CEO Jon von Tetzchner has stepped down following 15 years at the helm of the Norwegian software developer.The company has tapped Lars Boilesen, chief commercial officer, to lead the company known for the popular Opera internet browser.The...

Electronic Arts standing behind Tiger Woods

January 4, 2010 5:01 pm | by JORDAN ROBERTSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Electronic Arts Inc. said Monday it will stand behind Tiger Woods — at least for the release of a new online golf game featuring the embattled athlete.The relationship between EA and Woods stretches back more than a decade, and Tiger Woods-branded games have pulled in hundreds of millions of...


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