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Synaptics 3Q profit more than doubles, shares soar

April 23, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Shares of Synaptics Inc. jumped Friday after the developer of touchscreen technology for notebook computers and cell phones reported fiscal third-quarter earnings that beat Wall Street's expectations and forecast solid fourth-quarter profit.The company said late Thursday that its earnings more...

MedQuist completes buyout of Spheris operations

April 23, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

MedQuist Inc., which provides medical transcription software and services, said Friday it completed the buyout of Spheris Inc.'s domestic business for an undisclosed sum.Spheris, which filed for bankruptcy protection in February, provides clinical documentation technology and services. MedQuist...

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Biomedical engineering’s Fernandez named Adviser of the Year

April 23, 2010 8:21 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

Dr. Fidel Fernandez, senior academic adviser in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, has been named the Recognized Student Organization Adviser of the Year for 2009-2010 by Texas A&M University’s Department of Student Activities. Fernandez serves as an academic adviser, with...

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Media Advisory: Visualizing "Your Brain on Drugs"

April 23, 2010 8:20 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

Joanna Fowler, a senior scientist in Brookhaven’s medical department, will present highlights from BNL's addiction research program at the annual meeting of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in Anaheim, California, on April 26, 2010.

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Xerox's 1Q results lift stock as revenue climbs

April 23, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Xerox Corp.'s first-quarter results as well as its forecast for the current quarter topped Wall Street expectations Friday as revenue from services and copier and printer supplies picked up.The company's stock climbed 84 cents, or 8 percent, to $11.29 in morning trading after reaching a 52-week...

Acquisition, When Complete, Will Make Avanade a World Leader in Dedicated Microsoft Dynamics CRM Services

April 23, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Avanade, a business technology service provider, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Microsoft Dynamics CRM assets of Ascentium Corporation and its wholly owned subsidiary, Ascentium Federal, Inc. Approximately 90 Ascentium CRM professionals will be offered...

3-D video gaming aspires to become spectacle

April 23, 2010 6:30 am | by DERRIk J. LANG - AP Entertainment Writer - Associated Press | Comments

For movie goers, watching a 3-D film is a relatively easy experience. Audiences didn't need to do anything other than pay a few extra bucks and slip on a pair of special glasses to see 3-D versions of "Avatar" or "Alice in Wonderland." For gamers, however, enjoying a 3-D game requires a bigger...

Passwords are passé but biometrics are not mobile

April 23, 2010 6:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Inderscience Publishers) Writing in the International Journal of Electronic Marketing and Retailing, researchers from the US and Germany point out an inherent flaw in the financial industry adopting biometric logins to boost security in that the advent of mobile devices, such as...

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A Change in Plans

April 23, 2010 6:22 am | by Duke University | Comments

Advice to Duke Students from Pratt alumnus Herbie Bohnet: Work hard, have fun.

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A Lifetime of Service

April 23, 2010 6:22 am | by Duke University | Comments

Service is a key word in the life of Shah Anil Shah. From receiving the Student Service Award during his career in Pratt, to international service and his desire to be a physician, Shah has been interested in humanity throughout his academic career. A 2004 Duke graduate with a major in...

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Green Computing Helps in Zero Energy Equation

April 23, 2010 5:41 am | Comments

It's a daunting challenge erecting the largest net-zero-energy office building in the world. It's especially daunting when that building will be full of people computing, teleconferencing, and generating teraflops of information about renewable energy.

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54 Universities Compete in EPA’s Green Power Challenge

April 23, 2010 5:35 am | Comments

For the fourth year in a row, the University of Pennsylvania has emerged as the top individual school in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) 2009-2010 College and University Green Power Challenge. The university beat out 53 other universities by purchasing more than 192 million kilowatt hours (KWh) of green power, or 46 percent of their power purchases.

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Barnes & Noble e-reader to offer web browser

April 23, 2010 5:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Barnes & Noble plans to roll out a software update to its electronic reader the Nook that will let users surf the Web and play games.The bookseller said Friday the update will also allow users to browse complete books in Barnes & Noble stores for up to an hour a day at no cost, even if the book...

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Big expectations for RIM at BlackBerry trade show

April 23, 2010 5:29 am | Comments

Research In Motion Ltd needs to produce evidence next week that it is close to unveiling a more consumer-friendly BlackBerry experience if it hopes to disarm critics who question its competitive chops. A growing chorus of analysts say Apple's iPhone, Motorola's Droid and other rival smartphones could keep taking market share from the BlackBerry until RIM delivers an improved operating system and browser.

Qwest: A scrappy little company with big ambitions

April 23, 2010 5:27 am | Comments

Since the day it was created, Qwest Communications has been like the scrappy little guy who swings for the fences but doesn't quite hit a home run. CenturyTel Inc. is buying a company with a checkered history, led by colorful men who made bold moves - some of them successful.

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