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American songbirds evolve as humans change forests

March 9, 2010 12:21 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Can species quickly evolve when humans rapidly change their habitats? The answer, in some cases, is yes, according to a new study of North American songbirds.

PA Eliminates the Need for RF Component Matching

March 9, 2010 11:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

California Eastern Laboratories (CEL) is shipping its uPG2251T6M GaAs power amplifier (PA). According to the company, the PA eliminates the need for RF component matching, which reduces component count and simplifies procurement. The new 2251 PA is


'Nobel of computing' goes to early PC designer

March 9, 2010 11:30 am | by JORDAN ROBERTSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

A Microsoft Corp. researcher won the $250,000 Turing Award, one of technology's most coveted prizes, on Tuesday for his work helping design and build what is widely considered the first modern personal computer.While at Xerox Corp.'s famed Palo Alto Research Center, or PARC, in the 1970s,...


Top 10 Considerations When Building a Production-Level Document Conversion Environment

March 9, 2010 11:11 am | by Mark McKinney, President of LuraTech, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Even with careful planning and reliance on industry-leading technologies, it’s not uncommon for records managers and their IT support teams to experience frustration and disappointment with their document capture and conversion workflow environment.


Summary Box: Samsung, Panasonic releasing 3-D TVs

March 9, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

COMING AT YOU: Samsung Electronics Co. is selling two 3-D sets, beginning this week. Panasonic Corp. plans a similar announcement Wednesday. Sony Corp. said Tuesday its sets will come out in June.THE DETAILS: Samsung's sets will start at about $3,000 for a 46-inch screen. That includes the required...

Sony Plans TV, 3-D Push

March 9, 2010 10:24 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

The electronics giant will shift to "attack" mode by ramping up unit production and attempting to shore up market share, despite trailing rivals planning earlier 3-D models.

Venture-Capital Firms Struggle

March 9, 2010 9:24 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

The technology bubble popped a decade ago, but the venture-capital industry that helped finance the boom stayed largely intact. Now venture-capital firms are going through their own brutal culling.

High-Voltage Capacitors: Design and Testing

March 9, 2010 9:23 am | by Joe Moxley, Senior Engineer, Custom Electronics, Inc. | Articles | Comments

There are many industries that depend on the proven design concepts that require high voltages to operate. Radar, X-ray machines, traveling wave tubes, down-hole logging, particle accelerators, aerospace ignition systems, partial discharge detection, power utilities and welding equipment are some examples.


Video games and the military: Engaging the “tech generation”

March 9, 2010 9:10 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

For good or ill, the military is often indistinguishable from a large corporation. While “employees” must conform to the company’s modus operandi, the company must engage its employees on their terms. In this day and age, that means technology. Thus, the military increasingly relies on video games and computers to recruit and train its “employees.”


Microsoft rolls out new MSN site design

March 9, 2010 8:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft is rolling out the new design for its MSN Web portal in the U.S.The software maker is saying goodbye to's blue background and its blocks of text links. Instead, starting Tuesday, the site is sporting more white space and fewer categories.Microsoft Corp. hopes to get more Web...

bCompany Also Reports Further Restructuring of Balance Sheet and

March 9, 2010 8:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments () —Debt Resolve, Inc. (OTCBB: DRSV) (the "Company"), a leading provider of the proprietary DebtResolve@ software to major banks and other businesses with large consumer debt portfolios, announced the acquisition of a major new client, the continuing restructuring of its...

Judge certifies class-action lawsuit against Microsoft Canada

March 9, 2010 8:30 am | News | Comments

A British Columbia judge has certified a class-action lawsuit against Microsoft that alleges the software giant engaged in anti-competitive behaviour that enabled it to charge higher prices for its products.Justice E.M. Meyers concluded in a ruling released Monday that Vancouver-based Pro-Sys...

Fujitsu Warned on Resignation Issue

March 9, 2010 8:25 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Fujitsu said it received a verbal warning from the Tokyo Stock Exchange regarding a change in the explanation of its former president's resignation.


Cisco to introduce new heavy-duty Internet router

March 9, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cisco Systems Inc. announced Tuesday that it is upgrading one of its biggest pieces of networking hardware, a router that's used to power the most trafficked parts of the Internet backbone.Routers play an important role as the Internet's traffic cops, shunting packets of data to their...

Cisco Unveils Faster Internet Router

March 9, 2010 7:24 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Cisco unveiled a faster router for managing Internet traffic, as it stems to regain market share it has lost in the arms race to manage telecommunications networks.


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