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Without driver or map, vans go from Italy to China

October 28, 2010 9:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Across Eastern Europe, Russia, Kazakhstan and the Gobi Desert - it certainly was a long way to go without getting lost....

Microsoft updates Internet Explorer 9 code

October 28, 2010 9:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer pumped up unique features in the company's new Web browser and smart phone software at a software developer conference Thursday, the company's annual pep rally for people who will build programs for the Web, Windows computers and phones....

Microsoft updates Internet Explorer 9 beta code

October 28, 2010 9:05 am | by JESSICA MINTZ - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has kicked off a conference for software developers, the company's annual pep rally for people who will build programs for the Web, Windows computers and the company's new smart phones.Ballmer is known for his onstage enthusiasm. This year, he joked with the crowd...

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Spam, Spam, Eggs and Spam

October 28, 2010 8:22 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

I normally expend most of my writing words on challenges our customers and other engineers might face in their day to day design and layout activities. But not today. Today, it's about a specific challenge faced by your typical blogger....

Kodak posts narrower 3Q loss of $43m

October 28, 2010 8:05 am | by BEN DOBBIN - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Vigorous inkjet printer sales, lower costs and a big licensing gain from a rich array of digital-imaging inventions narrowed Eastman Kodak Co.'s third-quarter loss to $43 million.Kodak's adjusted earnings handily beat Wall Street expectations Thursday, and its stock surged 12 percent.The...

International Components Corp and Nexergy Announce Merger

October 28, 2010 7:50 am | Comments

Nexergy and International Components Corporation today announced a definitive merger agreement. The move, effective immediately, creates the industry's largest designer and manufacturer of rechargeable power systems and will be recognized as the premier innovative partner in the industry.

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element14 invites visitors to Electronica to convert their waste electronic devices and components into an artistic sculpture

October 28, 2010 6:51 am | Comments

element14, Premier Farnell’s innovative online technology resource and community for electronic design engineers, and a leading authority on environmental legislation in the electronics industry, announces it will build a sculpture from electronics waste in the “Atrium at the entrance East” at Electronica...

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'Wireless' humans could form backbone of new mobile networks

October 28, 2010 6:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Queen's University Belfast) Members of the public could form the backbone of powerful new mobile internet networks by carrying wearable sensors. According to researchers from Queen's University Belfast, the novel sensors could create new ultra high bandwidth mobile internet...

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Prepaid Service Pushes Sprint Nextel Revenue Up

October 28, 2010 5:26 am | by New York Times | Comments

But the wireless carrier’s net loss widened compared with a year ago, when a large tax benefit lifted results.

China Wrests Supercomputer Title From U.S.

October 28, 2010 5:25 am | by New York Times | Comments

Tianhe-1A has 1.4 times the horsepower of the current top computer, which is at a laboratory in Tennessee.

Google Settles Competition Case in France

October 28, 2010 5:25 am | by New York Times | Comments

Google agreed to modify rules that caused it to block a company from buying an ad that would appear beside its search results. The deal has global implications.

Home Halloween Engineering: Gaping Hole Costume

October 28, 2010 5:22 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | Comments

This great Halloween costume by Evan Booth shows what a bit of imagination and engineering can do. A projection screen over his stomach displays a live video image of a camera on his back giving the illusion of a gaping hole. Photos via flickr. Very cool. Lets see what costumes Curious...

Motorola posts 3Q sales jump, first since 2006

October 28, 2010 4:05 am | by PETER SVENSSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Motorola Inc. on Thursday posted its first year-over-year quarterly sales rise since 2006, when its Razr phone was still cutting-edge technology.The company's phone division reported an operating profit for the first time in three years. It hadn't expected that to happen until next quarter. The...

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LG profit plunges as mobile phone losses widen

October 28, 2010 3:05 am | by KELLY OLSEN - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

LG Electronics, a top global manufacturer of consumer electronics and home appliances, said third-quarter net profit plunged as losses widened at its mobile phone business.LG Electronics, the world's third-biggest manufacturer of mobile phones, earned 7.57 billion won ($6.73 million) in the...

Digital MEMS microphones from Wolfson target high-quality audio processing in mobile devices

October 28, 2010 2:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Fabless audio chip company Wolfson Microelectronics plc (LSE: WLF.L) launched its next-generation digital silicon micro-electro-mechanical-systems (MEMS) microphones, the WM7210 and the WM7220. The digital MEMS are manufactured with Wolfson?s CMOS/MEMS membrane design, similar to the...

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