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Apple 'stunned' to find iPhones show too many bars

July 2, 2010 5:31 am | Comments

Apple Inc. said Friday that it was "stunned" to find that its iPhones use a "totally wrong" formula to show how many bars of signal strength they are getting.

Japanese not keen to go four-eyed for 3D TV: survey

July 2, 2010 5:28 am | Comments

Television manufacturers might be waging a 3D battle but Japanese consumers are not entering the affray with almost 70 percent saying they have no plans to buy a 3D TV for their home. Respondents said they were turned off by the special viewing glasses and also blamed steep price tags and scarcity of available content for their lack of interest...

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SAP extends Sybase bid, awaits EU clearance

July 2, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

German business software maker SAP AG said Friday that it has extended its $5.8 billion tender offer for U.S. database software maker Sybase Inc. because the deal hasn't yet been cleared by European regulators.SAP said the offer of $65 per share, which was scheduled to expire July 1, has now...

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Search for the bridge to the quantum world

July 1, 2010 9:22 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Arizona State University) Researchers at Arizona State University and the Naval Research Laboratory propose an answer to one of the long-running questions in the study of quantum physics: the mystery of how the world of our sensory experience emerges from the cloudy realm of atoms.

Toshiba to develop batteries for electric vehicles

July 1, 2010 8:06 pm | by YURI KAGEYAMA - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Japanese electronics maker Toshiba Corp. said Friday it's jumping into the battery business for electric vehicles in a development deal with Mitsubishi Motors Corp.It's the first EV battery deal with a major automaker for Toshiba, which already makes batteries for laptops and cell phones, said...

Disney acquires iPhone game maker Tapulous

July 1, 2010 5:05 pm | by RYAN NAKASHIMA - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

The Walt Disney Co. said Thursday it acquired Tapulous, the maker of the popular iPhone play-along music game Tap Tap Revenge, to bolster its ability to create mobile games and gain another toehold in Silicon Valley."It definitely is a strategic move and it highlights the importance we put on...

Google to buy travel software company for $700M

July 1, 2010 3:06 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Google Inc. plans to buy travel technology company ITA Software Inc. in a $700 million deal that would enable the Internet search leader to steer more of the airline reservations booked on the Web.The all-cash deal announced Thursday signals Google's intention to challenge flight-comparison...

Google buys travel software company for $700M

July 1, 2010 1:05 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Google Inc. plans to buy travel technology company ITA Software Inc. in a $700 million deal that would provide the Internet search leader with more comprehensive information about airline flights.The all-cash deal announced Thursday could signal Google's intention to mount a challenge to other...

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Digi-Key and Bridgelux Sign Global Distribution Agreement

July 1, 2010 11:20 am | by Digi-Key | Comments

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota and Livermore, California, USA — July 1, 2010 — Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, and Bridgelux, a...

Sony: 535,000 Vaio PCs may have overheating glitch

July 1, 2010 11:12 am | Comments

Japan's Sony Corp said on Wednesday that about 535,000 units of its "Vaio" brand personal computers globally may be in danger of overheating and that it has provided software on its website to eliminate the problem.

Gartner lowers 2010 IT spending forecast

July 1, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Global information technology spending will rise this year, but not as much as previously expected because of the strength of the dollar versus the euro, Gartner Inc. said Thursday.The research firm now expects global IT spending to climb 3.9 percent over 2009, to $3.35 trillion. It had...

VCO Operates from 2510 MHz to 2610 MHz

July 1, 2010 10:09 am | Comments

Crystek's CVCO55CC-2510-2610 Voltage Controlled Oscillator operates from 2510 MHz to 2610 MHz with a control voltage from 0.5V to 4.5V.

Last 2 shuttle flights delayed, final trip in 2011

July 1, 2010 9:54 am | Comments

NASA's space shuttle program will keep going until next year. The space agency made it official Thursday after weeks of hints of launch delays: More time is needed to get the cargo ready for the final two shuttle flights.

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Calling all antenna engineers: Apple needs you

July 1, 2010 9:39 am | Comments

Wanted: Three geniuses to improve iPhone antennas. According to job postings spotted by a reader of technology blog Slashdot, Apple Inc. is hiring engineers to refine iPhone and iPad antennas.

Woot there it is: Amazon buys deal-a-day website

July 1, 2010 9:34 am | Comments

Amazon.com Inc. has purchased deal-a-day website Woot.com. In a joke-laden message on the company blog, Woot CEO Matt Rutledge said the deal won't change how the site is run...

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