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Hot new material can keep electronics cool

May 10, 2010 10:26 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of California - Riverside) Professor Alexander Balandin and a team of UC Riverside researchers, including Chun Ning Lau, an associate professor of physics, have taken another step toward new technology that could keep laptops and other electronic devices from overheating.

Utah gear maker to go public, buy another company

May 10, 2010 9:30 am | by PAUL FOY - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Outdoor gear maker Black Diamond Equipment Ltd. — which helped create an industry in Utah — will become a publicly traded company and buy a manufacturer of specialized backpacks.Black Diamond chief Peter Metcalf says the combination with Sacramento, Calif.-based Gregory Mountain Products Inc....

Cubic lands $370M contract from Sydney, Australia

May 10, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Cubic Corp., whose electronics are used for collecting fares on mass transit, said Monday it signed a $370 million contract to provide an electronic ticketing system for the city of Sydney, Australia.The company said additional charges based on customer use could bring the total contract value...

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Scientific Games Corp. announces share repurchase

May 10, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Gaming equipment supplier Scientific Games Corp. said Monday its board has authorized the repurchase of up to $200 million in shares in a program that will run through next year.A board pricing committee will determine the share price of the repurchase, the New York company said is a...

GDP for American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands

May 10, 2010 7:23 am | by U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis | Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 5, 2010) -- The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released its first set of estimates of gross domestic product (GDP) for American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI).

Cambridge Resources Unveils An Extensive Line Of New And Improved Electrical Terminals

May 10, 2010 7:22 am | by 1888 Press Release | Comments

Cambridge Resources announced the addition of a full line of electrical terminals as part of the much-anticipated expansion of the New York-based manufacturer's premium quality electrical accessories product line.

DisplaySearch Announces Final Agenda for Display Week 2010 Business Conference

May 10, 2010 7:22 am | by General Electric | Comments

DisplaySearch, the worldwide leader in display market research, today unveiled the final agenda for the upcoming SID DisplaySearch Business Conference, to be held on Monday, May 24 during Display Week 2010 in Seattle, Washington.

$1.9 million grant to help UCF find multiple sclerosis 'nerve-ana'

May 10, 2010 7:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Central Florida) Stephen Lambert, an associate professor in the College of Medicine and a member of UCF's Hybrid Systems Laboratory, will study the breakdown of myelin, a substance that coats and protects nerves inside the brain and spinal cord, enabling electrical signals...

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Tyco Electronics and Bel Stewart Connector Sign Second-Source Agreement for the RJ Point Five Connector

May 10, 2010 7:20 am | by Tyco Electronics | Comments

Tyco Electronics Corporation (NYSE: TEL) and Bel Stewart Connector, a division of Bel Fuse Inc. (NASDAQ: BELFA & BELFB), today announced a second-source agreement that grants Bel Stewart Connector the rights to manufacture, market and sell Tyco Electronics' new next-generation RJ point...

Solderless Socket Solution for the New Cree XLamp MP-L LED Unveiled at LIGHTFAIR International

May 10, 2010 7:20 am | by Tyco Electronics | Comments

Tyco Electronics, a global leader in engineered electronic components and solutions, has launched the Solderless LED Socket, Type CM, for easy integration of the new Cree XLamp® MP-L™ multichip LED into light fixtures. The new innovation will be showcased for the very first time at...

De-cluttering your digital life can set you free

May 10, 2010 6:24 am | by Leanne Italie, Associated Press Writer | Comments

We've got multiple e-mail accounts, social networks, media streams, blogs, websites, electronic calendars, instant messages, phone contacts, online bills, passwords coming out of our ears and screen after screen after screen of computer stuff to back up, share and sync.

FCC allows blocking of set-top box outputs

May 10, 2010 6:17 am | Comments

Federal regulators are endorsing Hollywood's efforts to let cable and satellite TV companies turn off output connections on the back of set-top boxes to prevent illegal copying of movies. The decision by the Federal Communications Commission, announced late Friday, is intended to encourage studios to make movies available for home viewing on demand soon after they hit theaters...

Wi-Fi to come in a much faster, short-range flavor

May 10, 2010 6:14 am | Comments

The industry group that supports Wi-Fi is adopting a new technology that should boost data speeds more than 10 times at short distances, which could replace video cables in the home entertainment center. The Wi-Fi Alliance said it is joining up with the Wireless Gigabit Alliance, or WiGig, which has been developing ways to exploit the 60 gigahertz frequency band...

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Worldcolor narrows net loss in Q1 to US$29M from $126M

May 10, 2010 5:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Commercial printer Worldcolor (TSX:WC) has narrowed its net loss to US$29 million in the first quarter from $126 million last year, when the former Quebecor World was restructuring under bankruptcy protection.The company reported Monday its three-month revenues fell to $692 million from $752...

Best Buy spent $340,000 lobbying in 2nd quarter

May 10, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Electronics retailer Best Buy Co. spent $340,000 in the first quarter to lobby the federal government on labor and other issues, according to a disclosure report.That's double the $170,000 that Best Buy spent in last year's first quarter, and up 70 percent from the $200,000 it spent in the...

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