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Draft trade pact more palatable to tech companies

October 6, 2010 3:05 pm | by JOELLE TESSLER - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

For three years, technology and telecommunications companies have watched nervously from the sidelines as the United States and nearly a dozen trading partners have negotiated a trade agreement that critics feared could undermine all sorts of online activities.But on Wednesday, the U.S. Trade...

UCLA engineering receives $6M to construct new state-of-the-art building

October 6, 2010 2:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of California -- Los Angeles) The US Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science $6 million to support the construction of a new state-of-the-art building that will...

Dripping Wet Is Too Much

October 6, 2010 2:22 pm | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

Well, that's obvious. But what's not so obvious is that some components may look perfectly fine but act like Orville Redenbacher when in the reflow oven. Well, they won't actually act like Orlville, but rather, like his pop corn. Sort...

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No need to fight over mineral resources, says geologist

October 6, 2010 2:21 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

Economic geologist Lawrence Cathles writes in a recent review that while mineral resources on land may be dwindling, deposits on the ocean floor could power humanity for centuries.

IBM Announces New Energy-Management, Sustainability Solutions for Smarter Enterprises

October 6, 2010 1:21 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

IBM added new software and services to its portfolio of solutions aimed at creating sustainable enterprises and smarter urban infrastructures. The new offerings, piloted in-house by IBM, help owners and managers of commercial buildings...

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Ocean Power Technologies Awarded $2.75 Million by US Navy for Maritime Security Program

October 6, 2010 1:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. announced that the US Navy has awarded $2.75 million in additional funding to OPT for a second stage under its existing contract to provide an autonomous PowerBuoy® wave energy conversion...

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SynQor DC-DC Converters and Switching Power Supplies Now At Newark

October 6, 2010 1:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Multi-channel electronics distributor Newark, part of global Premier Farnell, announced that it has signed a franchise agreement with SynQor, a supplier of dc-dc power converters, EMI filters and ac-dc power supply conversion solutions. A...

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Review: A better Apple TV doesn't beat competition

October 6, 2010 1:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Apple is a pioneer in many fields, but in the race to connect our TV sets to the Internet, it's been lagging badly....

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Universal to make some DVDs available earlier

October 6, 2010 1:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Universal Pictures said Wednesday that it will make some movies available to Blockbuster Express kiosks on the same day as their release for sale — but make customers pay a premium above the $1-per-night they can rent them for 28 days later.The move inches Universal closer to a handful of other...

Accenture buys Ariba's outsourcing unit for $51M

October 6, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Management consulting firm Accenture PLC said Wednesday it's buying the outsourcing business of Ariba Inc. for $51 million.The deal will strengthen Accenture's position in the procurement consulting and outsourcing services market. About 160 Ariba employees are expected to join Accenture.The...

Report: Apple to make iPhones for CDMA networks

October 6, 2010 11:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A new report says Apple is getting ready to manufacture a new iPhone that works on cellular networks based on CDMA technology, a move that would allow the phones to be used by more carriers, including Verizon Wireless....

Verizon says 4G high speed coming to Northeast

October 6, 2010 10:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Verizon Wireless says its new wireless broadband network, which offers higher data speeds initially for laptop users, will be live before the end of the year in the cities on the Boston-to-Washington stretch as well as California, Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Seattle and others....

NIST 'Vision Science Facility' Aims for Lighting Revolution

October 6, 2010 9:34 am | Comments

Light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, have become popular with backpackers and cyclists who mount them on headbands for a reliable, hands-free source of illumination. Now, a new lab at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is helping to bring these tiny but brilliant devices into your home...

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Cisco to sell videoconferencing box for the home

October 6, 2010 9:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Cisco says it's going to sell a $599 box that turns living-room TV sets into big videophones....

BLADE Software Eliminates "Drive-By Downloads" from Malicious Websites

October 6, 2010 8:22 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

Researchers have developed a new tool that eliminates drive-by download threats. BLADE is browser-independent and when tested, it blocked all drive-by malware installation attempts from more than 1,900 malicious websites and produced no false positives.

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