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Akamai buys smartphone content firm Velocitude

June 10, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Online content delivery company Akamai Technologies Inc. said Thursday that it has purchased Velocitude, a company that uses cloud computing to deliver content to smartphones.Akamai said the addition of Cambridge, Mass.-based Velocitude means that it will be able to improve the quality of the...

Game makers gear up for splashiest E3 yet

June 10, 2010 9:51 am | Comments

The world's leading gaming hardware makers, hoping to reignite the slumping $60 billion industry, will unveil at E3 next week a range of futuristic gadgets designed to pull in a new generation of players. Microsoft Corp is expected to announce a name and launch date for its "Project Natal" controller-free system at the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles.

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EU sets tight biofuel standards

June 10, 2010 9:48 am | Comments

The European Union's top energy official set out tough standards for producing biofuels sold in the EU, demanding producers meet strict environmental criteria. EU Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger put forward the world's "most stringent" certification regime to make "sure our biofuels meet the highest environmental standards."

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AT & T hole exposes iPad users' e-mail addresses

June 10, 2010 9:46 am | Comments

AT&T Inc. on Wednesday acknowledged a security weak spot that exposed the e-mail addresses of apparently more than 100,000 users of Apple Inc.'s iPad, a breach that could make those people vulnerable to precision-targeted hacking attacks.

Hospira Brand Liposyn and Propofol: Recall

June 10, 2010 9:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | Comments

Injectable products may contain particulate matter.

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Hart Stores widens first-quarter loss due to higher promotional activities

June 10, 2010 9:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Department store operator Hart Stores Inc. (TSX:HIS) widened its first-quarter loss due to higher promotional activities.The Quebec retailer said Thursday it lost $1.4 million or 10 cents per share in the quarter ended May 1, compared to a loss of $595,000 or four cents per share a year...

Cadence Design prices $300M senior notes offer

June 10, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Cadence Design Systems Inc. priced an offering of $300 million of convertible senior notes, the electronic design company said Thursday.The offering, which is being made to institutional buyers, is expected to close on Tuesday. The notes mature on June 1, 2015.Cadence also entered into related...

Agriculture: OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook to be released 15 June – news conference in Rome

June 10, 2010 8:25 am | by OECD | Comments

The latest Agricultural Outlook by the OECD and UN Food and Agriculture Organisation forecasts market trends, assesses the impact on food security of the economic crisis and discusses how farm production can meet growing global demand.

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Large Via In Pad

June 10, 2010 8:22 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

I haven't written about via in pad in a while, but the issue hasn't quite gone away yet. This particular QFN, to the left, has the vias tented, which is good. However, it could be better. If you look close,...

Softheon in partnership with Falconstor

June 10, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Healthcare software maker Softheon Inc. said Thursday that it has formed a strategic partnership with Falconstor Software, a company that provides data storage and protection products.Softheon, a privately held company, said the deal will allow it to offer Falconstor data protection and...

New system developed for early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease

June 10, 2010 7:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Granada) This new system has enhanced successful early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease up to 90 percent through computer images, which is an important progress. The results obtained from this study have been published in the journals Information Sciences, Neuroscience...

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U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services, April 2010 and Annual Revision

June 10, 2010 6:22 am | by U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis | Comments

The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, through the Department of Commerce, announced today that total April exports of $148.8 billion and imports of $189.1 billion resulted in a goods and services deficit of $40.3 billion, up from $40.0 billion in March, revised....

Phonak Communication Device Beats Noise In Asia

June 10, 2010 6:22 am | by 1888 Press Release | Comments

From Phonak Communications, the world's leader in wireless earpieces and intelligent hearing protection is Primero DPC. Primero DPC is a new in-ear radio headset with built-in intelligent hearing protection that allows professional teams to communicate in louder noise.

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Slim LED-Backlit Notebooks Rapidly Gain Market Share

June 10, 2010 6:22 am | by General Electric | Comments

The market for slimmer notebook PCs with LED backlights (including 9.1” and larger mini-note PCs) is forecast to double its share, from 16% in Q1’10 to 31% in Q4’10. [...]

Storm elves and sprites recorded on video

June 10, 2010 6:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology) A team of Spanish researchers has made a high-speed recording of elves and sprites in storms, fleeting and luminous electric phenomena produced in the upper layers of the atmosphere. Their analysis of these observations has been...

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