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CES 2010: AMD Radeon HD 5670

January 9, 2010 12:01 pm | Videos | Comments

Prasad Sristi with AMD describes the company's forthcoming Radeon HD 5670 graphics card.


CES 2010: Mint Automatic Floor Cleaner

January 9, 2010 11:55 am | Videos | Comments

A demonstration of the Mint Automatic Floor Cleaner from the show floor of CES 2010. The Mint uses "Northstar Guidance" to track where it cleans.


CES 2010 Photoblog: Powermat, Analog Devices, TI

January 9, 2010 11:33 am | by Edited by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | News | Comments

A photoblog (1/8/10) from the showfloor of CES 2010. Companies shown include AMD, Sungale, Powermat, Analog Devices, and TI.


DO Try This at Home.

January 9, 2010 7:55 am | by An Engineering Mind | News | Comments

While I worship them as demi-gods, I'm just as smart as any of those Mythbuster guys. Sure they have a near-limitless budget and years of experience in the field of abusing poor crash-test dummies, but where to they get off telling me to "not try this at home?" Where's the fun? Where's...


Microsoft asks U.S. Court of Appeals to re-hear i4i patent-infringement case

January 8, 2010 4:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Canadian software company i4i says Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT) filed a petition with the U.S. Court of Appeals Friday asking it to re-hear a patent-infringement case between the two companies.The move follows a Dec. 22 judgment by the court that upheld US$290-million judgment which found that...

Baidu chief operating officer resigns

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

Baidu Inc., operator of China's leading search engine, said Friday Chief Operating Officer Peng Ye has resigned for personal reasons.Baidu did not elaborate on why Ye decided to leave the company or name a replacement. Messages left with the company seeking comment were not immediately...

Power Supplies Meet Medical, ITE Safety Standards

January 8, 2010 12:00 pm | Protek Power North America | Product Releases | Comments

Protek Power North America’s PM42 Series of AC/DC power supplies offers 30 W to 48 W of performance and compliance to both EN60101-1 medical safety standards and EN60950-1 ITE safety standards. They are suitable for a variety of applications, including 


'Robotic Scientist' to track drug abuse traces

January 8, 2010 11:53 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

An artificial intelligence that can automatically plan and execute experiments may soon provide new insights into the biology of addiction to drugs and alcohol.


Mr Murphy and Microchip PIC Silicon Bugs

January 8, 2010 11:38 am | Videos | Comments

  Dave tangles with Murphy's Law and Microchip silicon bugs with his latest project.  


More Thoughts on Via Near Pad

January 8, 2010 9:55 am | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

The other day, I wrote about vias near pads. The post got a couple of interesting comments on the Circuit's Assembly blog, where it was also published. Some very interesting thoughts there. One of the things Mich said was: "When...

Voltage Regulator Touts Maximum System Efficiency for DC-DC Apps

January 8, 2010 9:19 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier introduced the IR3870M SupIRBuck integrated voltage regulator for notebook and desktop computers, game consoles, consumer electronics applications such as set top boxes, and general purpose point-of-load (POL) DC/DC converters. The IR3870M features a 


Tibco acquires Foresight for undisclosed price

January 8, 2010 9:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tibco Software Inc., a maker of business software, said Friday it has acquired privately held Foresight Corp. for an undisclosed amount.Foresight makes software that validates transactions and processes claims. Among its customers are BlueCross Blue Shield organizations in 31 states.Tibco is...

Hotspot Usage is Increasingly Shifting Away From Notebooks and Laptops and Toward Handhelds

January 8, 2010 7:55 am | by In-Stat | News | Comments

Wi-Fi handset shipments have exploded over the past year, and will continue to show strong growth over the next several years.


Weill researchers find new approach to leukemia

January 8, 2010 7:53 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Chemical codes that control the behavior of normal and malignant cells have been identified and may lead to more precise treatment for people with leukemia.


GameStop names VP for international locations

January 8, 2010 7:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GameStop Corp. said Friday it has named Michael Mauler senior vice president of its international operations.The job puts Mauler, previously senior vice president in charge of the company's international supply chain and support operations, at the head of GameStop stores in 15 countries outside...


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