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Report: Oracle to hire 2,000 after Sun buy

January 26, 2010 7:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Oracle Corp. is planning to hire 2,000 sales and engineering employees, which will outnumber the cuts it is making at its latest acquisition, Sun Microsystems Inc., The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.Oracle CEO Larry Ellison told the newspaper that his company, the leader in...

Did McGraw-Hill CEO spill Apple's tablet secret?

January 26, 2010 5:01 pm | by JESSICA MINTZ - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

The McGraw-Hill Cos. Inc.'s CEO spoke on CNBC Tuesday and appeared to confirm speculation that Apple Inc. will indeed unveil a tablet computer running on iPhone software during a highly anticipated media event Wednesday.Harold McGraw, the company's chief executive, was discussing his company...

Parametric fiscal 1Q profit more than triples

January 26, 2010 3:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Parametric Technology Corp., a product design company, on Tuesday reported its fiscal first-quarter profit more than tripled as sales rose and costs remained steady.The company also raised its 2010 profit outlook, and the stock climbed in after-hours trading.In the quarter ended Jan. 2, the...

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Stacking the deck: Single photons observed at seemingly faster-than-light speeds

January 26, 2010 2:55 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) Researchers at the Joint Quantum Institute can speed up photons to seemingly faster-than-light speeds through a stack of materials by adding a single, strategically placed layer.

Recalls: boys' Santa sets, horse toy figures

January 26, 2010 1:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The following recalls have been announced:—About 9,600 First Impressions boys' three-piece Santa clothing sets, made in China and imported by Macy's Merchandising Group Inc. of New York, because buttons on the suit's jacket may easily detach, posing a choking hazard for young children. No injuries...

To restore vision, implant preps and seeds a damaged eye

January 26, 2010 12:55 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Case Western Reserve University) A tiny eye implant that clears scar tissue and delivers progenitor cells designed to replace photoreceptors damaged by disease passes early tests.

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North American Households with Home Networking over Coax & Phone Wiring to Double in Two Years

January 26, 2010 12:54 pm | by In-Stat | News | Comments

Coax & phoneline networking is becoming increasingly important among home network connectivity alternatives, particularly for service provider provisioned networks.

McGraw-Hill posts jump in 4Q earnings

January 26, 2010 12:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The McGraw-Hill Co. posted a jump in fourth-quarter profit Tuesday, boosted by cost cutting and higher revenue at its Standard & Poor's and education businesses.The recession pounded McGraw-Hill last year. Declines in advertising and sales of education materials hit across McGraw-Hill's...

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5 (More) Things to Know Before You Claim Your Energy Tax Credit: Part 2

January 26, 2010 11:53 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

Yesterday, I started the list of things to know before you claim your tax credit. If you missed it, go back and check out part one. The list covers the forms you'll need, the tax credit maximums, which credits can (and cannot) be carried over, which credits include installation costs (and...

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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,...

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