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Apple's iPad Taps Familiar Suppliers

April 4, 2010 7:24 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

A look inside the iPad points to more business for some familiar Apple component suppliers and provides new clues about the device's performance and durability.

IPads Draw Crowds, Don't Sell Out

April 4, 2010 4:24 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Apple's iPad tablet computer had a strong debut as swarms of buyers flocked to stores. But the long lines soon faded, and few stores sold out of the device.

Mass. officials discuss IT's future

April 4, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Government and industry leaders are taking part in a public forum to determine how the state's Information Technology industry can help drive the state's economy.Monday's event at EMC Corp. facilities in Franklin is hosted by state Sen. Karen Spilka, Senate chairwoman of the Joint Committee on...


Demand for iPad Is Put to Test in Debut

April 3, 2010 6:26 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Hundreds of people swarmed Apple's flagship retail outlet in Manhattan as the company officially debuted its iPad, finally putting demand for the tablet computers to the test.

HTC Says U.S. Growth Tops Rivals

April 3, 2010 12:24 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

HTC's growth in the U.S. is outpacing other smartphone makers this year, Chief Executive Peter Chou said in an interview, indicating the Taiwanese company has gained crucial brand recognition amid stronger support from U.S. mobile operators.

Reporters' Web Site Attacked in China

April 2, 2010 4:27 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

The Beijing-based Foreign Correspondents Club of China said that its Web site was the target of cyberattacks, the latest in a string of incidents that have affected foreign journalists in China.

Web site by Stanford experts monitors app security

April 2, 2010 3:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

With Apple Inc.'s iPad rolling out this weekend, developers are scrambling to create new applications — or apps.But are they safe? That's the question a new Web site hopes to help answer.Internet security experts at Stanford University launched a site Friday that reviews how well certain Web...

IPad Hoopla Starts; Waiting Game Begins

April 2, 2010 3:24 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

As the iPad hoopla builds to a crescendo, questions remain about whether the device can find an audience big enough to cement its place alongside the company's other blockbusters.


Orbital Sciences completes $55 million acquisition

April 2, 2010 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Orbital Sciences Corp. said Friday that it has completed its $55 million acquisition of a General Dynamics Corp. subsidiary that specializes in spacecraft and development.The deal, announced a month ago, puts Orbital Sciences in a better position to sell space systems equipment to the...

PC Pioneer Inspired Microsoft Founders

April 2, 2010 2:24 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Ed Roberts, who died Thursday, created the Altair, the computer that brought Microsoft's Bill Gates and Paul Allen into desktop computing and inspired a legion of hobbyists who became the foundation of a vibrant new industry.

Tougher grading is one reason for high STEM dropout rate

April 2, 2010 1:22 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Presenters at a Cornell Higher Education Research Institute conference reported on their research into why college students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics drop out.

Verizon Gets Out Ahead of Broadband Crunch

April 2, 2010 12:25 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Questions about whether FiOS will ever generate an adequate return have intensified. But as Internet traffic mushrooms, the Verizon Communications' investment is likely to be vindicated.

Aggies earn fifth cyber defense regional win

April 2, 2010 11:23 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

A team of Texas A&M Aggies won the Sixth Annual Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC) in March. This is Texas A&M's fifth win of the Southwestern Regional Competition. The team is now preparing for the national competition to be held April 16-18 in San Antonio. The team...


MOSFET Solutions Tout Desirable Reverse Recovery Time

April 2, 2010 11:20 am | Fairchild Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild’s half-bridge Ultra FRFET family provides desirable reverse recovery time (trr) of 35 ns to 65 ns and a small reverse recovery current (1.8 A to 3.1 A). In LCD TV designs, this family is said to eliminate the need for


Why Wasn’t the Earth Covered in Ice 4 Billion Years Ago – When the Sun was Dimmer

April 2, 2010 10:22 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

Climate scientists from all over the globe are now able to test their climate models under extreme conditions thanks to Professor Minik Rosing, University of Copenhagen. Rosing has solved one of the great mysteries and paradoxes of our geological past, namely, “Why the earth’s...


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