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Google amplifies voice commands for Android phones

August 12, 2010 2:05 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Just because mobile phones are becoming more like small computers doesn't mean you should have to do a lot of typing on them.That's the thinking behind the latest update to Google Inc.'s popular Android software for mobile phones.The latest version of Android 2.2, released Thursday, includes 10...

Twitter hoping people will press its tweet button

August 12, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Tweeting your favorite stories may be getting a little easier.Twitter introduced Thursday a "tweet" button that websites can place alongside their content. The button serves as an invitation to Twitter's legion of users to share what they're reading without having to copy and paste the Web...

India Sets Aug. 31 Deadline to Resolve BlackBerry Issue

August 12, 2010 12:24 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

India threatened to ban Research In Motion's BlackBerry corporate email and messenger services unless the smartphone maker and local telecom firms find a solution by Aug. 31 to allow security agencies to monitor them.

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Profit Climbs at Cisco, but Sales Forecast Falls Below Expectations

August 12, 2010 12:24 pm | by New York Times | Comments

Net income rose 79 percent, but the company’s chief executive, John T. Chambers, said the maker of computer networking gear maker saw signals of a slowdown in the recovery.

India Warns It May Block BlackBerry Traffic

August 12, 2010 12:23 pm | by New York Times | Comments

India indicated it would block corporate e-mail and messenger services if authorities were not able to monitor the service before the end of the month.

Net Neutrality Issue Divides Media Companies

August 12, 2010 12:23 pm | by New York Times | Comments

Facebook said it would not support a proposal by Google and Verizon to regulate Internet access, while an AT&T executive called the plan a “reasonable framework.”

Home computers discover pulsar with Arecibo data

August 12, 2010 12:21 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

The finding is the first deep-space discovery by Einstein@Home, which uses donated time from the home and office computers of 250,000 volunteers from 192 countries.

Dangerous Bacterium Hosts Genetic Remnant of Life’s Distant Past

August 12, 2010 11:20 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | Comments

Within a dangerous stomach bacterium, Yale University researchers have discovered an ancient but functioning genetic remnant from a time before DNA existed, they report in the August 13 issue of the journal Science.

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Next from Irrational Games: 'BioShock: Infinite'

August 12, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The game studio behind the original "BioShock" is coming out with another follow-up to the award-winning, wildly popular 2007 horror shooter — but not until 2012.While Irrational Games' original "BioShock" was set in an underwater metropolis called Rapture, "BioShock: Infinite" takes place in...

Gearhead Provides Longer Life and Higher Performance

August 12, 2010 10:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Bodine Electric Company introduces its new WX gearhead in conjunction with its upgraded 34B-frame brushless DC motor. The WX is a new high-torque gearhead built to provide longer life and higher performance than similar gearmotors in the same size range.

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12 Bit Absolute Encoder is Compact

August 12, 2010 10:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

CUI has added a new absolute encoder to its high resolution, low-cost AMT modular encoder line. The AMT203 outputs 12 bits of absolute position information in a very small (1.35”x1.13”x 0.45”) modular package.

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Rack Cases Provide Easy Handling

August 12, 2010 10:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

METCASE, the metal enclosures division of OKW, has introduced the ‘METTEC’ 19” rack cases. These versatile enclosures feature an attractive front bezel which incorporates unique ‘comfort handles’ for easy handling.

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Implantable silk metamaterials could advance biomedicine, biosensing

August 12, 2010 10:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Tufts University) Researchers have fabricated and characterized the first large-area metamaterial structures patterned on implantable, bio-compatible silk substrates. The antenna-like devices can monitor the "fingerprints" of chemical and biological agents and might be implanted to...

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Custom Lead Frames Simplify Termination and Assembly

August 12, 2010 8:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Custom Lead frames can be manufactured from virtually all metals and alloys, such as medical-grade alloys, titanium, platinum, stainless steels, and copper alloys.

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Heat Sink Screw Dissipates up to 16 Watt

August 12, 2010 8:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

The HS-SG-6002 heat sink screw is designed for 31 x 31 mm to 42.5 x 42.5-mm package size and dissipates up to 16 watt with additional fan mounted on the top.

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