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Electronics Shelf Life

November 8, 2010 5:22 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

Do parts and PCBs have a shelf life? Well, yes and no. I have some 7400 series logic chips in DIP form that I bought back in 1980. Every now and then, I pull one out and put it into...

Amazon to buy owner Quidsi for $500M

November 8, 2010 5:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments says it is buying Quidsi, the owner of and, for $500 million in cash in a move to expand its online retail empire....

TTI: The Big Job- ''Robotti Campaign Speech''

November 8, 2010 4:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Robotti gives his campaign speech for the position of TTI's spokesperson.


Shrink Serving Sizes

November 8, 2010 3:21 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | Comments

Helping Wally Eat Less When I was a boy, we were admonished to “clean your plate” because “children are starving.” Many of my friends’ mothers were concerned about the children in China. Since my father had organized food relief to German families after WW...

Statistics : Composite leading indicators point to diverging growth patterns in major economies

November 8, 2010 1:23 am | by OECD | Comments

OECD composite leading indicators (CLIs) for September 2010 point to diverging patterns of economic growth across major economies.


Vacuum arcs spark new interest

November 8, 2010 1:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Physical Society) Whenever two pieces of metal at different voltages are brought near each other, as when an appliance is plugged into a live socket, there is a chance there will be an arc between them.

Amazon Has a Reported Deal to Buy Parent of

November 7, 2010 8:24 pm | by New York Times | Comments

The acquisition suggests how intent Amazon is to maintain its edge in many corners of e-commerce.

Chinese Animator Seeks a Global Role

November 7, 2010 8:24 pm | by New York Times | Comments

Xing Xing, a Chinese animation and computer special effects company, aims to develop original content for the international market.


Spain and Portugal Aim to Eliminate Mobile Phone Roaming Charges

November 7, 2010 7:26 pm | by New York Times | Comments

After early talks, the roaming issue is set to be on the agenda of a summit meeting next month in Portugal between the two countries’ prime ministers.

Broadband usage growing even as gaps persist

November 7, 2010 7:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The U.S. still faces a significant gap in residential broadband use that breaks down along incomes, education levels and other socio-economic factors, even as subscriptions among American households overall grew sevenfold between 2001 and 2009....

Web Browsing Takes a Social Turn

November 7, 2010 3:34 pm | by New York Times | Comments

A new browser from RockMelt integrates sites like Twitter and Facebook and makes it simple to keep in touch with friends also logged in.

Europe Takes Up Debate on Universal Internet Access

November 7, 2010 3:31 pm | Comments

At a summit meeting in Brussels this week, network operators and large online companies will face off over net neutrality — or who should pay for using the Internet.

Web browser pioneer backs new way to surf Internet

November 7, 2010 12:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Web has changed a lot since Marc Andreessen revolutionized the Internet with the introduction of his Netscape browser in the mid-1990s. That's why he's betting people are ready to try a different Web-surfing technique on a new browser called RockMelt....


Technology a blessing, a curse for remote island

November 7, 2010 9:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Muggs Bass doesn't own a computer. She's pretty much dead set against e-mail. Anyone who calls her home on Michigan's remote Beaver Island should be prepared for a busy signal, if she's on her land-line phone. She has no cell....

The Socialite Network: UK's Queen joins Facebook

November 7, 2010 2:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

It could be the ultimate social network - Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is launching an official Facebook page, offering fans daily updates on her engagements, the royal household said Sunday....


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