A disappointing outlook from Electronic Arts Inc. sent shares of the video game publisher sharply lower Monday, a sign that significant cost-cuts and layoffs have not ended the company's slump. The company, whose games include the popular "Madden" series and "Mass Effect 2," said Monday it narrowed its net loss in the last quarter even as game sales declined. It blamed the revenue falloff on having fewer titles than it did in the 2008 holiday period. EA also cited weak sales in Europe, which accounts for about a third of its revenue.
The connectors are fully compliant with the USB 2.0 and 3.0 specification and offer a significant leap forward in transfer speeds (5 Gbps signaling rate) and a 10x performance increase over Hi-Speed USB capabilities.
Deep inside millions of computers is a digital Fort Knox, a special chip with the locks to highly guarded secrets, including classified government reports and confidential business plans. Now a former U.S. Army computer-security specialist has devised a way to break those locks.
China's third-largest online game operator NetEase.com said it has suspended new user registration for World of Warcraft (WoW) in China and will reapply for a license to operate the expansion pack of Activision Blizzard's hit game. New user registrations would be halted for a week from Monday in the run-up to the Lunar New Year holiday, the company said in a statement posted on its WoW China website, www.warcraftchina.com on Sunday.
IBM is beginning a long-awaited upgrade to a range of servers and other hardware to make them more energy-efficient and competitive than rival products by Hewlett-Packard and Sun Microsystems Inc. International Business Machines Corp said on Monday its new POWER7 system, including new microprocessors, storage and middleware, will be able to process more data than its predecessor POWER6, making them useful for utilities with electrical grids or banks conducting electronic trading.
Facebook is redesigning its site yet again, this time to better emphasize applications, games and search. Links and items have moved around the home page as Facebook tries to streamline navigation and make games and apps stand out more. The latest evolution continued Friday after Facebook started rolling the changes out late Thursday, the company's sixth birthday.
After a weeklong absence, new copies of Andrew Young's "The Politician," Hilary Mantel's "Wolf Hall" and other books published by Macmillan are available for purchase on Amazon.com. Since last Friday, Amazon had limited the availability of Macmillan releases in a dispute over e-books, with Macmillan calling for a new pricing system that would end the $9.99 rate Amazon had been setting for best-sellers on its Kindle e-reader. Macmillan and other publishers believe $9.99 is too low and threatens the value of books overall.
The online payments service PayPal has taken the unusual step of suspending many transactions in India for more than a week. A spokesman for the service said Saturday that "personal payments" to and from India are being blocked. Transfers to banks in India are being suspended as well.
Police in central China have shut down a hacker training operation that openly recruited thousands of members online and provided them with cyberattack lessons and malicious software, state media said Monday. The crackdown comes amid growing concern that China is a center for Internet crime and industrial espionage. Search giant Google said last month its e-mail accounts were hacked from China in an assault that also hit at least 20 other companies.
Saelig Company has announced the availability of QuickUSB, a customizable USB2.0 connectivity module. This 2” x 1” circuit board implements a bus-powered Hi-speed USB 2.0 endpoint terminating in a single 80-pin target interface connector. With the companion QuickUSB Customizer software, users can
The Air Force has enlisted “Big Blue” itself, IBM, to develop a worldwide cloud computing infrastructure. The architecture would encompass nine major commands, nearly 100 bases, and 700,000 active military personnel around the world. Essentially, “cloud computing” refers to software applications and other functions that are “rented” online rather than hosted on company servers.
L-com Global Connectivity, a leading manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, today announced the availability of a field-terminable version of a USB Type A Female connector. The new connector comes with screw flanges for
Agilent Technologies’ N9923A FieldFox RF Vector Network Analyzer (VNA) is presented as the world's most accurate handheld VNA. The FieldFox RF VNA provides 0.01 dB/degree Celsius measurement stability to minimize drift errors, and it offers
Intersil Corporation announced the ISL8200M, a compact, scalable power module. This flexible new module provides designers an easy-to-use general-purpose power solution that satisfies a wide range of point-of-load (POL) power requirements. The ISL8200M is a
BOXLIGHT in partnership with Alpha Sum Business Machines has announced the delivery of nearly 1000 GSA approved projectors sent to military K-12 Department of Defense schools located around the United States and Puerto Rico. “The initial order of Seattle X30N’s and accompanying accessories began shipping to over 80 schools in mid-January,” said Chad Harrison, BOXLIGHT Business Development Manager. “With an open, year-long bid, we anticipate the number of projectors to approach the 1500 mark.”
NXP Semiconductors today announced the availability of a low-cost, web-enabled development tool platform, LPCXpresso, for the LPC ARM processor family of microcontrollers. The LPCXpresso features an easy-to-use interface and supports the complete product design cycle, providing an end-to-end development solution. NXP is also announcing today the launch of the industry’s first Cortex-M0 design competition, the “LPC1100 Cortex-M0 Design Challenge,” providing free LPCXpresso tools to qualified contestants.
Agilent Technologies Inc. today announced the availability of an NXP Semiconductors' design kit for RF small-signal products within Agilent's Advanced Design System (ADS). The design kit provides NXP's customers with easy access to comprehensive libraries of models within ADS for NXP's RF wideband devices, diodes, junction FET's, dual-gate MOSFET's and MMIC's. With the new design kit, customers can run simulations in ADS prior to moving to prototype. This significantly accelerates project development with NXP's components and speeds time-to-market.
Elma Electronic Inc. offers Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) injector/ejector handles. AMCs are the main boards for MicroTCA designs and are also implemented in some AdvancedTCA applications. The AMC handles feature exceptional quality and precision milling, so that even
MicroPower Direct’s MPO-75S Series of single output, 75 W AC power supplies include a universal AC input, full safety approvals, robust filtering and compact open frame construction. Four standard models operate from a universal input of 90 V to 264 VAC; providing
A White House official called the live Webcast “a way to give people access to the president that feels more participatory.”
A secret 2008 warning by the MI5 spy agency informed hundreds of British companies of a wide-ranging effort by China to hack into companies’ computers and blackmail foreigners.
After pulling the plug on a DVD service in Britain, Netflix will offer its video streaming service to one overseas market this year.
The move is one result of the strong disagreement between the Internet company and the publisher over the pricing of e-books.
The New York attorney general warned Internet retailers Wednesday that they should stop funneling unsuspecting customers into "deceptive" Web discount clubs that have been accused of slamming people with hidden fees.