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Netflix expects video streaming to drown out DVDs

November 22, 2010 2:20 pm | Comments

Netflix is preparing for the day when getting DVDs by mail is as old-fashioned as going to the video store....

HiSoft to register for 5-million-share offering

November 22, 2010 2:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

HiSoft Technology International Ltd., a Beijing-based provider of software development outsourcing services, said Monday that it plans to file a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission to offer five million American Depositary Shares.HiSoft said 500,000 of the shares...

Blockbuster launches ads touting 28-day head start

November 22, 2010 2:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Blockbuster Inc., the video rental chain that is in the midst of restructuring under bankruptcy protection, on Monday launched a national ad campaign that promotes its 28-day head start over competitors Netflix Inc. and Coinstar Inc.'s Redbox when it comes to renting certain new releases.The...

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Cornell receives two NSF plant genome program awards

November 22, 2010 1:21 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

Cornell researchers will develop a tool to knock out genes in maize and will sequence wild rice genes, identify their functions and insert key genes into cultivated lines for breeders.

Nuance's 4Q revenue grows, but profit declines

November 22, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Nuance Communications Inc., whose software recognizes speech, converting it to text, said Monday that its revenue in the fiscal fourth quarter and year grew, although its earnings dwindled, causing shares to fall sharply in after-hours trading.In the fourth quarter ended Sept. 30, the company...

austriamicrosystems Announces New Ultra Low Quiescent Current Step-Up DC-DC Converter

November 22, 2010 12:22 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

austriamicrosystems has introduced the AS1310, an ultra low quiescent current hysteretic step-up dc-dc converter optimized for light loads (60mA) and the highest efficiency – up to 92%. With 1µ=µA the AS1310 step-up converter also...

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Building Up In 3D: the steps from SOC to 3D-ICs

November 22, 2010 12:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Ed Sperling from System Design Magazine recently published a very nice article explaining the key motivations and consequences of moving from 2D-SOC to partitioned and stacked die 3D-ICs, as seen as from a IC designer perspective.

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HP's fiscal 4Q tops Wall Street estimates

November 22, 2010 12:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Hewlett-Packard says its net income rose 5 percent in the latest quarter as it benefited from stronger corporate spending, even as consumer and government demand throughout the industry has wobbled....

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Novell draws new bid of $2.2 billion

November 22, 2010 12:05 pm | by ANDREW VANACORE - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Novell Inc. has tried many times to turn itself around since it began slipping from its place as the No. 1 provider of computer network software back in the 1990s — one such effort even spearheaded by Eric Schmidt before he became Google Inc.'s CEO.It doesn't look like it will get another...

New American Chemical Society Prized Science video focuses on shrinking the computer chip

November 22, 2010 11:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Chemical Society) A new episode of Prized Science: How the Science Behind ACS (American Chemical Society) Awards Impacts Your Life, features Robert Miller, Ph.D., who developed materials that helped shrink the size of the computer chip and boost its power. He won the 2010 ACS...

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Simple, Efficient Wing-Flapping Motion Proposed for Tiny Air Machines

November 22, 2010 11:24 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

To avoid some of the design challenges involved in creating micro-scale air vehicles that mimic the flapping of winged insects or birds, Georgia Tech researchers propose using flexible wings that are driven by a simple sinusoidal flapping motion.

0.4mm Pitch BGA Land Patterns

November 22, 2010 11:23 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

We've been getting more and more questions about laying out the 0.4mm pitch Ti OMAP BGA, as is used in the Beagleboard. As I've written before, some of the rules change at these tiny geometries. The Beagleboard folks discovered that...

Kyocera Starts Supplying Solar-Powered Recharging Stations for Electric Bicycles

November 22, 2010 11:22 am | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Kyocera Corp. and its wholly-owned subsidiary Kyocera Communication Systems Co., Ltd. (KCCS) announced the development of its new "Solar Cycle Station" – an environmentally friendly solar-powered recharging station for electric-assisted bicycles that uses the...

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NRG Energy & AeroVironment to Build Nation's First Privately-Funded Electric Vehicle Charging Ecosystem

November 22, 2010 11:22 am | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

AeroVironment, Inc.(AV) has joined forces with NRG Energy, Inc. to bring the first privately funded, comprehensive electric vehicle (EV) charging "ecosystem" to drivers in America’s fourth largest city. The ecosystem is an integrated...

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New Device Could Give Boost to Renewable Energy

November 22, 2010 11:20 am | Comments

A University of Texas at Dallas researcher has developed a key element in the renewable energy equation: a prototype electronic interface that routes power from renewable sources to the power grid and electrical storage...

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