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New way to guide a car: With your eyes, not hands

April 26, 2010 6:40 am | Comments

Tired of spinning that steering wheel? Try this: German researchers have developed a new technology that lets drivers steer cars using only their eyes. Raul Rojas, an artificial intelligence researcher at Berlin's Free University, said Friday that the technology tracks a driver's eye movement and, in turn, steers the car in whatever direction they're looking.

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Vodafone to sell Google phone in UK from April 30

April 26, 2010 6:27 am | Comments

Vodafone will be Europe's first carrier to sell Google's Nexus One phone, starting in Britain on April 30, in a boost for the operator beaten to Apple's iPhone by O2. Vodafone said on Monday it would give away Google's first own-branded phone for free to customers who take out a two-year, 35 pounds ($54)-per-month contract.

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Bob Pease, Martin Giles & Nick Gray to Receive Lifetime Achievement Awards

April 26, 2010 6:08 am | Comments

element14 will present engineering veterans Bob Pease, Martin Giles and Nick Gray with lifetime achievement awards at an element14 LIVE event at the Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose.

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FeaturePak Standard Gains Momentum

April 26, 2010 6:03 am | Comments

The FeaturePak initiative announced new members and FeaturePak-related products, and revealed that it is formally organizing as the nonprofit “FeaturePak Trade Association”.

Samplify Announces Ultrasound Reference Design

April 26, 2010 5:58 am | Comments

Samplify Systems announced today it is providing ultrasound OEMs with a complete 64-channel ultrasound front-end reference design based on Altera's Cyclone IV FPGAs and Samplify Systems' SAM1600 ADC and IP.

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RIM unveils rejigged BlackBerry models ahead of WES

April 26, 2010 5:36 am | Comments

Research in Motion is launching variations of two existing BlackBerry smartphones, the company said on Monday, and its co-chief executive hinted that much-anticipated announcements on a new operating system and browser are also on the way.

Pirates rewrite script for Apple's China iPad launch

April 26, 2010 5:34 am | Comments

Just three weeks after the global launch, bootleg versions of Apple Inc's hot-selling iPad tablet PCs have begun showing up on the shelves of online and real-world shops in piracy-prone China. Apple recently delayed the iPad's international launch after huge demand in the United States caught the maker of trendy iPhones and MacBooks off guard.

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Terremark prices offering of $50M in senior notes

April 26, 2010 5:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Information technology services provider Terremark Worldwide Inc. said Monday it priced an offering of $50 million in senior secured notes due in 2017.Terremark said it will use the proceeds for working capital and other purposes, including supporting the growth of its business. It expects the...

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Local Area Personal Income, 2008

April 26, 2010 5:22 am | by U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis | Comments

The percent change from 2007 to 2008 in county personal income ranged from -48 percent in Slope County, North Dakota to 54 percent in Faulk County, South Dakota with growth slowing in more than two-thirds of the counties.

Coastal Insulation Corp. To Appear On Discovery Channel's -Construction Intervention-

April 26, 2010 5:22 am | by 1888 Press Release | Comments

The fiberglass division of Coastal Insulation Corp., one of the nation's largest independent insulation contractors, will appear on an upcoming episode of -Construction Intervention- on the Discovery Channel.

Updated All-in-One PC Forecast Mirrors Mini-Note Growth, with 13% CAGR from 2010-2015

April 26, 2010 5:21 am | by General Electric | Comments

All-in-one (AIO) PCs enjoyed a 57% Y/Y growth in sales from 2008 to 2009, led by Apple and its continued strong iMac sales.

Is there a micro-supercapacitor in your future?

April 26, 2010 5:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) A Berkeley Lab scientist was a key member of a team that developed a unique new technique for integrating high performance micro-sized supercapacitors into a variety of portable electronic devices through common microfabrication techniques....

Emerson Electric in $1.1B offer for Chloride

April 26, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Emerson Electric Co. said Monday it has made a 723 million pounds ($1.1 billion) offer to acquire Chloride Group PLC, a British competitor in providing back-up power supply systems. Chloride rejected it as too low.Emerson, based in St. Louis, went public with its indicative offer of 275 pence...

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Emerson Electric in $1.1B hostile bid for Chloride

April 26, 2010 3:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Emerson Electric Co. said Monday it has made a hostile 723 million pounds ($1.1 billion) offer to acquire Chloride Group PLC, a British competitor in providing back-up power supply systems.Emerson, based in St. Louis, went public with an indicative offer of 275 pence per share for the entire...

Lafourche president: use library tax for new jail

April 25, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Parish President Charlotte Randolph says she plans to propose cutting about $1 million from the Lafourche Parish Library System's budget to pay for a new jail.Randolph told The Courier she will ask the Lafourche Parish Council in May to rededicate more than $1 million in library taxes to help...

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