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3.5MM A/V Jack SMT with Flexible Design

November 24, 2010 3:21 am | by Tyco Electronics | Comments

SHANGHAI, China -- Dec 3, 2010 -- Tyco Electronics has introduced its circular 3.5mm A/V jack SMT (surface mount technology) with enhanced flexibility that can be tailored to specific customer requirements.Boasting a flexible platform design featuring 3.5mm A/V jack versions with or...

SAP hit with $1.3 billion verdict in Oracle trial

November 23, 2010 5:05 pm | by JORDAN ROBERTSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

A federal jury on Tuesday ordered SAP AG to pay $1.3 billion to its archenemy, Oracle Corp., for stealing customer-support documents and software in a scheme to siphon off customers.The verdict amounts to more than half of SAP's total profit last year and stunned the German software maker. It...

Jury orders SAP to pay Oracle $1.3 billion

November 23, 2010 2:05 pm | by JORDAN ROBERTSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

A federal jury has ordered SAP to pay $1.3 billion to its archenemy, Oracle, for stealing customer-support documents and software in a scheme to steal customers.Tuesday's verdict came after less than a day of deliberations.Oracle Corp. had been demanding billions of dollars for the theft. SAP...

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Axl Rose sues Activision over tune used in game

November 23, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Welcome to the courtroom, Activision.Guns N' Roses lead singer Axl Rose is suing video game maker Activision Blizzard Inc. for $20 million over the company's use of the song "Welcome to the Jungle" in the game "Guitar Hero III."The law firm Miller Barondess LLP says it is filing the suit on...

Methane-powered laptops may be closer than you think

November 23, 2010 12:25 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Harvard University) With advances in nanostructured devices, lower operating temperatures, and the use of an abundant fuel source and cheaper materials, a group of researchers led by Shriram Ramanathan at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) are increasingly...

Farm drainage partly to blame for dead zones in Gulf

November 23, 2010 12:23 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

The tile drainage systems in upper Mississippi farmlands - from Minnesota to across Iowa, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio - are the biggest contributors of nitrogen runoff into the Gulf of Mexico, reports a new study.

Software allows interactive tabletop displays on web

November 23, 2010 11:26 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Purdue University) Researchers have developed a new type of software that enables people to use large visual displays and touch screens interactively over the Internet for business and homeland security applications.

Guitarist David Starobin to perform at Brookhaven Lab, December 15

November 23, 2010 11:23 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

Guitarist David Starobin will perform at BNL on Wednesday, December 15, at noon in Berkner Hall. Sponsored by Brookhaven Science Associates, the concert is free and open to the public.

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Fujitsu PRIME Power Line Communication Solution Passed Official PRIME Conformance Test

November 23, 2010 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe announced official PRIME compliance of its PRIME SoC-based solution. This combination of PRIME compliant communication SoC MB87S2080 and PRIME communication software stack enables meter makers to reduce development time for PRIME-compliant...

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Power Sources Unlimited Buys Assets of 1U Power LLC For Undisclosed Amount

November 23, 2010 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Power Sources Unlimited, Inc. a unique distributor, having a focused and synergistic line of ONLY power products recently announced that it has signed and executed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of 1U...

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More Technical Papers at DC Building Power Asia 2010

November 23, 2010 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

The program has been announced for the second annual DC Building Power Asia conference (DCBPA ’10) to be hosted December 13 & 14 in Tokyo, Japan. Sessions will include: HVDC for ICT Applications, Advanced...

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Apple sells 450K Beatles albums, 2M songs so far

November 23, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Apple says people snapped up more than 450,000 copies of Beatles albums plus two million individual songs during the Fab Four's first week on sale through iTunes.Apple Inc. says the best-selling Beatles album in the U.S. is "Abbey Road," and the best-selling individual track is "Here Comes the...

MEMS microphones to map noise pollution

November 23, 2010 10:27 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Sound engineers in the UK have developed a novel use for Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) microphones to map noise pollution.

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Analog devices wins MEMS microphone patent case

November 23, 2010 10:26 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Knowles Electronics' patents found invalid by International trade commission judge.

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MEMSIC introduces METF2000 series of MEMS gas mass flow meters for industrial applications

November 23, 2010 10:26 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

MEMSIC, Inc. /quotes/comstock/15*!mems/quotes/nls/mems (MEMS 3.00, +0.06, +2.04%) , a leading innovator of MEMS sensors and systems solutions, today announced its first generation family of high-performance MEMS Gas Mass Flow Meters.

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