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Ten Things for an Engineer to consider now that summer is here

June 30, 2010 10:21 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

Now that summer is here... I should caveat that a bit. Summer just started last week here in the Pacific Northwest. It's been one of the wettest and coldest springs in quite some time. I should caveat that too. "cold"...

FICO expands relationship with PIC Solutions

June 30, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

FICO expanded its relationship with Middle East and Africa sales partner PIC Solutions to include the insurance and retail sectors, the financial services company said Wednesday.FICO, which was formerly called The Fair Isaac Corp., said PIC Solutions will develop new business in those sectors...

Louisiana Tech University student recognized nationally for 'green' concrete research

June 30, 2010 7:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Louisiana Tech University) Ivan Diaz-Loya, a senior Ph.D. candidate with the Trenchless Technology Center at Louisiana Tech University, has been awarded the prestigious Katharine and Bryant Mather Scholarship by ASTM International for his work in the area of geopolymer concrete, an...

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Amazon begins new royalty program for Kindle books

June 30, 2010 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Amazon.com Inc. said Wednesday it is now offering do-it-yourself authors and publishers royalties of about 70 percent on their e-books.The online retailer in January had announced plans to offer users of its e-book self-publishing program, the Kindle Digital Text Platform, book sale royalties...

Sony to fix laptop over possible overheating flaw

June 30, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Sony Corp. said Wednesday that it has started providing free software updates to more than half a million users worldwide to fix a glitch that could cause overheating in its popular VAIO laptops.So far, no injuries have been reported, but the Tokyo-based electronics company said it has received...

Tensilica Offers Over 60 Audio Codecs for Its Industry Leading HiFi Audio IP Core

June 30, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Tensilica,@ Inc (http://tensilica.com/) . today announced that it has added the Free Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC) decoder to its ever-growing library of software for its HiFi Audio DSP family (http://www.tensilica.com/products/audio.htm) of IP (intellectual property) cores for SOC...

ADI Data Converters Buried Under South Pole Ice Cap

June 30, 2010 4:41 am | Comments

Buried two kilometers under solid ice on one of the coldest continents on Earth, Analog Devices’  data converters and amplifiers are helping scientists at the South Pole build the world’s largest telescope to search for the smallest subatomic particles known to humankind.

Yahoo to expand customer service to more languages

June 30, 2010 4:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Yahoo Inc. said Wednesday it is expanding its customer service operations to include call center employees who speak more languages.The company said it will be hiring multilingual service center workers to cover Arabic, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Turkish, Polish, Romanian and Russian.The...

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Digital Agenda: Commission launches consultation on net neutrality

June 30, 2010 3:22 am | by European Commission | Comments

A consultation on key questions arising from the issue of net neutrality has been launched by the European Commission today. It covers such issues as whether internet providers should be allowed to adopt certain traffic management practices, prioritising one kind of internet traffic over...

VP Tajani on Corporate Social Responsibility

June 30, 2010 2:23 am | by European Commission | Comments

VP Tajani spoke before the Leaders' Summit of the UN Global Compact on the importance of Corporate Social Responsibility. EU objectives for next year will include: greater emphasis on company transparency, implementation of the United Nations Framework on business and human rights and...

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Services Directive: Commission consults interested stakeholders in the context of the Directive's implementation process

June 30, 2010 2:21 am | by European Commission | Comments

The transposition deadline for the Services Directive was the end of December 2009. Since January this year, all EU Member States have engaged, together with the European Commission, in a peer review process of mutually evaluating certain aspects of their national legal frameworks...

Chip Common Mode Choke Coils Supporting USB3.0 SuperSpeed Signals

June 29, 2010 10:20 pm | by Murata Manufacturing | Comments

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. has now launched the DLP11TB series of 1210 size chip-type common mode choke coils, which are designed to reduce undesirable radiation noise in electronic products and equipment.

Cisco Plans Tablet PC

June 29, 2010 9:24 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Cisco plans to sell a tablet-style computer targeting business customers rather than the consumers that have been flocking to products like the iPad.

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Financial Goals at a Glance

June 29, 2010 8:23 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

When most people hear the word "budget," they groan about all the numbers and spreadsheets involved. Mint.com's new feature looks to take the pain out planning for the future.

Cyber Terrorism Now a Real Threat

June 29, 2010 5:24 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Fast-evolving technology is affecting both the spying game and potential terrorist tactics. Cyber terrorism is now perceived as a real threat.

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