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E Ink, maker of Kindle display, to offer color

November 9, 2010 8:05 am | by DANA WOLLMAN - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Up until now, people who have bought e-readers have had to make a compromise: either read in color on a highly reflective screen, or read in shades of gray on a display that's easy to make out even outdoors.E Ink Corp., the company that makes the black-and-white display for Amazon.com Inc.'s...

Invensense: First MPU with integrated 3-axis gyro, 3-axis accelero and 9-axis sensor fusion

November 9, 2010 6:25 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

MPU-6000? offers integration of Gyros and Accels on a single silicon die in a 4x4x0.9 mm QFN with on board intelligence to perform 9-axis sensor fusion for quick and easy adoption.

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Worldwide press room opens for major acoustical science and technology conference, Nov. 15-19

November 9, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Institute of Physics) The 2nd Pan-American/Iberian Meeting on Acoustics -- a major international acoustics conference -- convenes next week at the Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach Hotel in Cancun, Mexico. Reporters are invited to visit the ASA worldwide press room.

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Digi Launches Industry's First System-on-Module with Global 3G Cellular Connectivity

November 9, 2010 6:20 am | by Digi International | Comments

Featuring Qualcomm Gobi™ technology, new ConnectCore 3G™ allows OEMS to develop devices that can connect virtually anywhere in the world without changing hardware

Life Safety Services Makes Business First's -Fast 50- For Third Consecutive Year

November 9, 2010 5:27 am | by 1888 Press Release | Comments

Passive Fire Protection Inspection Company one of Louisville's Fastest Growing Companies.

Q3 Large-Area TFT Shipments and Revenues Fell as Supply Chain Sought Inventory Reductions

November 9, 2010 5:26 am | by General Electric | Comments

Shipments of large-area TFT LCDs over 9.1” fell to 163 million units in Q3’10, with 4% Q/Q decline, but 7% Y/Y growth. [...]

Quantum computers a step closer to reality thanks to new finding

November 9, 2010 5:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Imperial College London) Quantum computers may be much easier to build than previously thought, suggests a new study in Physical Review Letters.

Hhgregg 2Q earnings fall as appliance sales soften

November 9, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Consumer electronics chain hhgregg Inc.'s fiscal second-quarter net income dropped 20 percent as appliance sales declined and it spend more on advertising.The company also cut the low end of its full-year earnings forecast on Tuesday.Shares fell $1.30, or 5.3 percent, to $23.36 in morning...

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A quick electronica preview

November 9, 2010 4:41 am | Comments

Forrest Sass of Messe Munich describes some of the highlights coming up during the soon-to-begin electronica trade show with Electronic Component News' Alix Paultre.

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Google announces 'Instant Previews' search feature

November 9, 2010 4:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

People searching on Google will soon be able to see previews of websites before clicking on them....

Invensense® announces the world?s first motionprocessor with integrated 3-axis gyroscope, 3-axis accelerometer and 9-axis sensor fusion

November 9, 2010 3:24 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

MPU-6000? offers integration of Gyros and Accels on a single silicon die in a 4x4x0.9 mm QFN with on board intelligence to perform 9-axis sensor fusion for quick and easy adoption.

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Fixers Collective

November 9, 2010 3:22 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | Comments

Very cool. I like everything about this idea. I like the reuse (very environmentally friendly). I like the humanity and psychology of connecting with others. I like the tinkering/learning/fixing attitude and behavior. I like the very well done use of the internet to help fund such...

Statistics: Unemployment rate steady at 8.5% in September

November 9, 2010 1:26 am | by OECD | Comments

In September 2010, the OECD area unemployment rate was 8.5%, unchanged from August and broadly stable since June 2010. New October 2010 unemployment rates for the United States (unchanged at 9.6%), and Canada (down slightly by 0.1 percentage point to 7.9%), confirm this overall stability.

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GeneSiC samples multi-kHz, ultra-high-voltage SiC thyristors to US researchers

November 8, 2010 11:24 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

In what is claimed to be a first of its kind, GeneSiC Semiconductor Inc of Dulles, VA, USA has made available a family of 6.5kV SCR-mode silicon carbide (SiC) thyristors for use in power electronics for smart-grid applications.

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Toshiba recovers in quarterly profit

November 8, 2010 10:05 pm | by YURI KAGEYAMA - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Toshiba Corp., a maker of flat-panel TVs, nuclear reactors and flash memory devices, said Tuesday its quarterly profit soared as the global recovery boosted sales but kept its forecast unchanged in a sign of caution about the strong yen and weak U.S. economy.The net profit of 27.3 billion yen...

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