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With Page voiceless, Brin appears at Google show

June 27, 2012 12:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google co-founder Sergey Brin is the high-ranking executive who appeared before computer programmers at a conference in San Francisco.As previously disclosed, CEO Larry Page didn't speak to the audience because he recently lost his voice. He has an unspecified health problem. Google didn't...

Facebook slides as underwriters give mixed ratings

June 27, 2012 12:50 pm | by BARBARA ORTUTAY - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

The Wall Street analysts who know Facebook best are giving the company's stock a mixed review. Think: like, not love.A flood of analyst reports from 33 banks gave Facebook's stock a mix of "Neutral" and "Buy" ratings on Wednesday. And there was at least one review that equated to a "Sell"...

Bi-Stable LCD Displays Making a Power Play

June 27, 2012 12:41 pm | by Focus Display Solutions | News | Comments

Imagine an LCD Display module that requires no power to display an image even if you leave the image on the screen for two weeks. That seems impossible, right? Well not any longer.


Dish's Ergen says ad-skipping DVR protects kids

June 27, 2012 11:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Dish Network Corp. chairman Charlie Ergen says his company's ad-skipping DVR, the Hopper, has a side benefit: It keeps children from watching ads about junk food and alcohol.Dish is in a legal fight with CBS, NBC and Fox over its Hopper digital video recorder.Flip on the set-top box's "PrimeTime...

MSHA issued 225 violations against Alpha in May

June 27, 2012 11:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal inspectors issued 225 violations against Alpha Natural Resources Inc. operations during a two-day inspection blitz at 40 mines last month, the Mine Safety and Health Administration said Wednesday.The former Massey Energy operations now owned by Virginia-based Alpha included Road Fork...

DSP Software and Development Kit

June 27, 2012 11:47 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments Incorporated (Dallas, TX) (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) has introduced the TMS320C6748 DSP development kit for real-time analytics applications such as fingerprint recognition and face detection

Medical Urethane Foams

June 27, 2012 11:43 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Custom die cut medical urethane foams to match OEM requirements for padding, sealing, energy absorption and other cushion-gasket applications are being introduced by Interstate Specialty Products (Sutton, MA).

Mini Ninja Crossbow

June 27, 2012 11:39 am | by Kip Kay | Videos | Comments

Expand your ninja skill with this homemade mini ninja crossbow, made from common household items.


The Hardest Step in Making a Nuclear Bomb

June 27, 2012 11:32 am | by Engineer Guy | Videos | Comments

The hardest step in making a nuclear bomb is making the proper type of uranium. Bill outlinesthe two key methods for separation: Gas diffusion and centrifuges.

Retro Phone Camera Teardown

June 27, 2012 11:25 am | by EEVblog | Videos | Comments

Dave looks at the systems engineering inside one of the world’s first mobile phone flash camera attachment, the Siemens S55.

To Catch a Petty Thief: The App

June 27, 2012 11:25 am | by David Mantey, Editor, PD&D | Blogs | Comments

This world doesn’t need an app that allows a gang of Joe Mercs to police the streets and rid the fair city of all its petty thieves.

Improving Bridge Safety

June 27, 2012 11:16 am | by Michigan Engineering | Videos | Comments

Associate professors Jerome Lynch and Vineet Kamat aim to improve the safety and effectiveness of bridges through wireless sensor communication in their NIST project.

Google to Sell Prototype of Futuristic Glasses

June 27, 2012 10:58 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The company is selling it for $1,500 to people attending its annual conference in San Francisco for software developers. It will ship early next year and won't be available for sale outside the conference.

The Electric Rise and Fall of Nikola Tesla

June 27, 2012 10:56 am | by TED Talk | Videos | Comments

Combining projection mapping and a pop-up book, Marco Tempest tells the visually arresting story of Nikola Tesla – called “the greatest geek who ever lived” – from his triumphant invention of alternating current to his penniless last days.

Ustream signs exclusive deal with Huffington Post

June 27, 2012 10:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Streaming video provider Ustream Inc. has signed an exclusive deal with the Huffington Post that will allow the media website access to live-streaming videos from individuals who film breaking news events.Financial terms were not disclosed."By combining Huffington Post's world-class news...


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