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Olympics fans find ways to circumvent NBC's online control

July 31, 2012 8:41 am | by Liana B. Baker and Yinka Adegoke, Reuters | News | Comments

(Reuters) - It took Jason Legate, a Walnut Creek, California-resident, all of 10 minutes to connect his computer to a London-based server and access BBC's coverage of the Olympics Saturday, thereby circumventing NBC's lock on coverage in the United States.

Don't tweet if you want TV, London fans told

July 30, 2012 9:23 am | by Avril Ormsby and Paul Sandle, Reuters | News | Comments

(Reuters) - Sports fans attending the London Olympics were told on Sunday to avoid non-urgent text messages and tweets during events because overloading of data networks was affecting television coverage.

EU wants Google concessions for all platforms: sources

July 20, 2012 1:15 pm | by Foo Yun Chee, Reuters | News | Comments

EU regulators, investigating Google for alleged anti-competitive behavior, want the internet search giant to offer concessions that cover all platforms, including computers, tablets and mobile devices, two people familiar with the issue said on Friday.

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Nokia revival hopes fade as analysts cut targets

July 20, 2012 10:35 am | by Tarmo Virki, Reuters | News | Comments

Analysts cut their price targets on Nokia to little more than the value of its cash and patents on Friday as hopes fade that phones using new Microsoft software can revive the ailing mobile company anytime soon.

Vodafone Q3 revenue down 7.7 pct as emerging market gains offset by patchy European results

July 20, 2012 10:22 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Vodafone Group PLC, Europe's largest mobile phone company, said Friday that revenue fell by 7.7 percent in the three months ending June 30 compared with a year earlier as gains in emerging markets were offset by a patchy performance in Europe.

German scientists concoct new coolant for electric cars

July 16, 2012 10:39 am | by Chris Wickham, Reuters | News | Comments

Scientists in Germany have come up with a new fluid for cooling the expensive batteries in electric cars and thereby extending their life, another potential step in improving the cost efficiency of electric propulsion. The fluid, dubbed CryoSolplus, absorbs heat more effectively than either air or water and could allow for tighter packing of batteries under the hood, according to a team of researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology in Oberhausen.

Private subway cars: The personal luxury of today

July 13, 2012 10:05 am | by Clara Ennist, Editorial Intern | Blogs | Comments

Pininfarina, the Italian automaker, has come up with a solution to long commutes and rude passengers on the subway with its Personal Rapid Transit Vehicle.

Berenberg cuts Cognizant, VMware to hold

July 6, 2012 9:38 am | by Sagarika Jaisinghani, Reuters | News | Comments

Sales at global IT companies are likely to come under pressure, hurt by slowing spending and weakening European demand, Berenberg said, downgrading Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp and VMware Inc.

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European Parliament overwhelmingly rejects ACTA anti-piracy pact

July 6, 2012 9:08 am | by Don Melvin, Associated Press | News | Comments

The European Parliament overwhelmingly defeated an international anti-piracy trade agreement Wednesday after concern that it would limit Internet freedom sparked street protests in cities across Europe.

Samsung's Galaxy powers record $5.9 billion profit; euro a worry

July 6, 2012 8:37 am | by Miyoung Kim, Reuters | News | Comments

Soaring sales of the Galaxy smartphone drove record quarterly profit of $5.9 billion at Samsung Electronics, though the South Korean tech giant is sweating over how Europe's debt crisis is denting demand in its biggest market for televisions and home appliances.

€526 million: Record investment in German particle accelerator FAIR

July 3, 2012 12:49 pm | News | Comments

The city of Darmstadt, Germany, will soon be home to one of the world's largest research centres. The international Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR) will be built on a 20-hectare site using 35,000 tons of steel and 600,000 cubic meters of concrete. In addition to providing a hub for basic research, FAIR will also be used to develop new medical therapies and diagnostic procedures as well as energy-efficient, high-performance computers and new materials...

EU court OKs resale of software licenses

July 3, 2012 12:43 pm | News | Comments

The EU's top court says software makers cannot prevent people who download programs from selling their licenses to other users as long as they disable their own copies. The ruling Tuesday, in a case brought by California-based software maker Oracle against UsedSoft, a German company that resells software licenses, could have broad implications for the digital industry.

Google responds to European competition watchdog

July 2, 2012 2:34 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Google Inc. chairman Eric Schmidt has responded by letter to concerns about his company's possible abuse of its dominant market position in Internet search and advertising raised earlier this year by the European Commissioner for Competition, Joaquin Almunia.

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Officials: Ala. Airbus plant will employ 1,000

July 2, 2012 10:24 am | by Phillip Rawls, Associated Press | News | Comments

Airbus's planned aircraft assembly plant in Alabama will cost $600 million to build and will employ 1,000 people when it reaches full production, officials said ahead of a formal announcement Monday.

Twitter sees new record during Euro 2012 final

July 2, 2012 9:48 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Twitter says its users fired off more than 15,000 Tweets per second when Spain made its fourth goal in Sunday's European Championship final, setting a new sports-related record on the social networking site.

APNewsBreak: Proof of 'God particle' found

July 2, 2012 9:38 am | by John Heilprin, Associated Press | News | Comments

Scientists working at the world's biggest atom smasher plan to announce Wednesday that they have gathered enough evidence to show that the long-sought "God particle" answering fundamental questions about the universe almost certainly does exist.

EMI half sold as Sony closes $2.2B publishing deal

July 2, 2012 9:11 am | by Ryan Nakashima, Business Writer, Associated Press | News | Comments

A group led by Sony Corp. said Friday it has purchased Britain's EMI Music Publishing for $2.2 billion from Citigroup, creating the world's largest music copyrights company with a catalog that includes hits from Motown, The Beatles, Jay-Z and Norah Jones.

TDK-Lambda’s NVM175 power supplies meet latest medical approvals

June 29, 2012 5:41 am | by ECN Europe | News | Comments

TDK-Lambda’s NVM175 is now approved to IEC/EN 60601-1, ANSI/AAMI ES60601-1 and CAN/CSA-C22.2 No 60601-1-08 3rd Edition medical safety standards. This is in addition to the current approval to the 2nd Edition, ensuring full safety approval for medical equipment is maintained … Continue reading <s...< div="">

NXP Cortex-M0 micros get more memory and package options

June 29, 2012 5:38 am | by ECN Europe | News | Comments

NXP has announced the LPC11U30 series of very low-power USB microcontrollers based on the ARM Cortex-M0 processor. The LPC11U30 extends memory options for the LPC11U00 family with up to 4 KB of EEPROM, 12 KB of SRAM and 128 KB … Continue reading →

Molex Picoflex connectors now available from TTI

June 28, 2012 5:26 am | by ECN Europe | News | Comments

TTI Europe now stocks Molex’s range of Picoflex headers and receptacles. These connectors provide high power and signal in a space-saving, robust and reliable package and can be used in a diverse range of wire-to-board applications. The Picoflex IDT connector … Continue reading ...

Second generation microscopy cameras now controlled via on-camera buttons

June 28, 2012 5:25 am | by ECN Europe | News | Comments

UK image processing specialist Framos has introduced Lumenera’s second generation INFINITYHD 2 megapixel colour microscopy camera. This latest version now features three on-camera buttons for effortless access to power, white balance and image capture. The INFINITYHD high definition scientific imaging …

Bluetooth toolkit update now operates with iOS based devices

June 27, 2012 7:35 am | by ECN Europe | News | Comments

The CSR µEnergy SDK 1.4, the latest version of the company’s software toolkit for the speedy development of Bluetooth Smart devices, is now available. This updated version provides a complete development platform that features Bluetooth low energy profile and sample … Continue reading

Tiny LNAs offer low noise for GPS applications

June 27, 2012 7:21 am | by ECN Europe | News | Comments

NXP has unveiled the BGU8006 low-noise amplifier, which it says is the tiniest GPS LNA on the market, designed for very small portable devices. Available in a tiny wafer level chip scale package (WLCSP), the latest GPS LNAs have a … Continue reading →

Solar production glut to persist to 2015: study

June 26, 2012 12:14 pm | by Matt Daily, Reuters | News | Comments

Solar panel manufacturers face three more years of tough conditions until the market shuts down excess production capacity, according to a new report issued on Tuesday by renewable power consultancy GTM Research.

Researchers develop new method for analyzing cell function

June 26, 2012 12:00 pm | by Eurekalert! | News | Comments

Researchers in Finland and Germany have developed an open-source software that will make it significantly easier to process bioimaging data. The software, named BioImageXD, will help in analysing cell and tissue functions.

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