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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....

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....

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.


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...


'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...


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...

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...


Microfluidics: A thousand captures at a time

October 28, 2010 2:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Patch clamping is a widely used laboratory technique to study ion channels in living cells. It is conventionally performed by pressing the open tip of a glass pipette against the membrane of a cell, applying gentle suction to establish a tight seal and then rupturing the cell membrane to...


Atrenta and CEA-Leti sign a multi-year collaboration agreement

October 28, 2010 2:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Focus will be advanced power reduction and 3D design.


Taiwan touch-screen maker raises $200M in IPO

October 28, 2010 2:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

TPK Holding Co., a supplier of touch screens for Apple's iPhone and iPad tablet computer, has raised $200 million from its initial public offering, the largest in Taiwan this year.The company's shares will start trading Friday on the Taiwan stock market.Proceeds of the IPO will be used to...


Nintendo sinks into the red for first half

October 28, 2010 1:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Nintendo sank to a first-half loss, the first in seven years, as a rising yen and long-delayed release for its 3-D gaming machine set the scene for a weak full-year result....

Sharp rebounds to profit but cuts forecast

October 28, 2010 1:05 am | by TOMOKO A. HOSAKA - Associated Press - Associated Press | Comments

A strong yen forced Japan's Sharp Corp. to cut its earnings forecast even as first-half profit rebounded on improved sales of home appliances, Blu-ray disc players and flat-screen TVs.In another sign that the rising yen is hurting Japan's big exporters, the Osaka-based electronics company...


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