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Study pinpoints role of social networks in happiness

January 26, 2010 11:53 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

A study by Cornell sociologist Matthew Brashears finds that happiness comes from having firmly held beliefs and being around people who affirm those beliefs.

Screaming Circuits Website Maintenance

January 26, 2010 11:53 am | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

Screaming Circuits is adding new capabilities to its website. Engineers will be able to order not only speedy PCB assembly, but will also be able to order their raw PCBs (made by Sunstone Circuits) at the same time. On Tuesday...

DC-DC Converter Has Wide Input Range

January 26, 2010 11:48 am | TDK-Lambda Americas, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Global power supply manufacturer TDK-Lambda has announced its latest high density, cost-effective, DC-DC converter family with the introduction of the new CC-P-E Series. These are ultra compact, fully isolated converters that feature wide range DC inputs (24V or 48V nominal) which make them suitable for telecom, datacom, distributed power, battery operated devices, FPGA, and process control applications. Available with output voltages of 3.3V, 5V, 12V or 15Vdc, with output power ratings of 15 or 30-watts, these fully-regulated, high efficiency (92% typical) converters can be paralleled for higher power applications, says TDK-Lambda.

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Capacitive Touch Switch Has Pressure-less Sensor

January 26, 2010 11:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Optrex America Inc. has developed capacitive touch switch technology that detects variations in position and command, eliminates air gaps and reduces the number of layers required. Optrex says that this technology offers the highest standards of optical performance with exceptional ease of design for human machine interfaces, handheld terminals, gaming, medical equipment, and point-of-sale and mobile applications.

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Arkansas editorial roundup

January 26, 2010 11:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

El Dorado News-Times, Jan. 22: What a difference a few years can make.On Jan. 22, 2007, the El Dorado Promise scholarship program was announced and a $50 million contribution from Murphy Oil Corp. made a college education more attainable for graduates of El Dorado High School.In some ways, it seems...

Apple tablet could stir up video game business

January 26, 2010 10:01 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

When Apple introduced the iPhone, it shook up the cell phone business but it also changed the way people play video games. About a quarter of the 100,000 applications that you can download to the iPhone are games, ranging from the simple "Doodle Jump" to a version of "Grand Theft Auto."Now,...

Phase Change Memory: A new memory technology to enable new memory usage models

January 26, 2010 9:21 am | by Sean Eilert, Principal Engineer, Numonyx Inc. | Articles | Comments

Today’s advanced applications are creating an insatiable appetite for memory - driving the demand for new memory technology capabilities. As the market for more compact, more powerful electronic systems grows, designers are under increasing pressure to find new ways to fit the volume of code and data needed onto these shrinking devices.

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ON Releases New Clock Driver

January 26, 2010 9:16 am | On Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

ON Semiconductor, a premier supplier of high performance, energy efficient silicon solutions for greener electronics, today announced an expansion of its family of clock drivers, with the release of the NB7L585, NB7L585R, NB7V585M and NB7V586M differential 2:1 mux input to 1:6 devices, and the NB6HQ14M and NB7HQ14M 1:4 fanout clock/data drivers with equalization.

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My Top Ten Electronics Predictions for 2010

January 26, 2010 8:53 am | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

Yeah, yeah. Top ten predictions for the new year really need to be out in either the last week of the prior year or the first week of the new year. But I'm late. It's because my oatmeal is lumpy...

Infusion Set Needles [Manufactured by Nipro for Exelint]: Recall

January 26, 2010 8:51 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Class I recall due to "coring" or dislodging of silicone cores or slivers from the ports into which they are inserted.

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C & K Introduces Right-Angle Mounted Switch

January 26, 2010 8:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

C&K Components, a leading international supplier of tact switches, toggle, rocker and pushbutton switches, and smart card interconnect devices, has expanded its ZMS Series subminiature snap-acting switch line to include right-angle mount configurations. The switches now feature a mounting hole with a locating stud, along with potted wire leads in straight and right angle configurations to meet IP67 sealing specifications.

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Wolfson Revolutionizes Audio Technology

January 26, 2010 8:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Wolfson Microelectronics, today announces the launch of the WM8912, the world-leading ultra low power DAC designed to significantly extend playback time, reduce system cost and dramatically enhance audio performance in portable applications, including media players, headsets, multimedia phones and navigation devices.

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Velcade (bortezomib): Starting Dose Adjustments for Patients with Hepatic Impairment

January 26, 2010 7:52 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Patients with moderate or severe hepatic impairment should be treated with reduced starting doses and closely monitored.

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Earnings Preview: Nokia Q4 profit seen falling

January 26, 2010 6:01 am | by MATTI HUUHTANEN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Nokia Corp., the world's biggest mobile phone maker, is expected on Thursday to report a drop in profits and sales as it tallies up the last quarter of 2009 — a difficult year in the cellular industry.OVERVIEW: Falling sales combined with lower handset prices helped push Nokia into the red for...

Venture Capital Was Tight for Tech Start-Ups in ’09

January 26, 2010 6:00 am | by New York Times | News | Comments

Venture capitalists invested 37 percent less money and made 30 percent fewer deals last year than in 2008.

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