WASHINGTON (AP) — A powerful computer code attacking industrial facilities around the world, but mainly in Iran, probably was created by experts working for a country or a well-funded private group, according to an analysis by a leading computer security company. The malicious code, called Stuxnet, was designed to go after several "high-value targets," said Liam O Murchu, manager of security response operations at Symantec Corp.
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Another milestone has been reached in building a $750 million Boeing Co. aircraft assembly plant on the South Carolina coast. Gov. Mark Sanford and about 800 construction workers were among those who turned out at the North Charleston plant Friday for a topping off ceremony.
NEW YORK (AP) — BlackBerry maker Research in Motion Ltd. may unveil details of a new tablet computer aimed at competing with Apple Inc.'s iPad as early as today. The company, which is based in Canada, is playing host to a conference of BlackBerry software developers in San Francisco from Monday through Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government has opened an investigation into the subcompact Honda Fit after receiving complaints that the vehicle's low-beam headlights stopped working. The preliminary investigation involves 133,000 Honda Fit vehicles from the 2007-2008 model years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it has received eight reports of low-beam headlights not working.
To allow profit to take precedent over people is a dangerous prospect, no matter the size or type of company. If you’re fooled into thinking safety is other people’s problems only, then shame on you. Prioritizing profit over people: The implications of this seemingly popular trend are not limited to the processing market, but the severity of the implications are amplified here.
As organizations become increasingly dependent on data center systems, there is a need for greater reliability in the critical infrastructure – and the reliability of a system only lasts as long as the shortest component life in the unit. What is Preventive Maintenance? Preventive maintenance is used to ensure maximum reliability of data center equipment by providing systematic inspections, detection and correction of incipient failures, either before they occur or before they develop into major defects that result in costly downtime.
The development of 3-D printers allows individuals who "print" three-dimensional objects with the click of a button. 3-D printing has been used for years in manufacturing to allow companies to build prototypes prior to mass production. But now the technology has changed, and some businesses are taking full advantage.
THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. - Design engineers and purchasers around the globe can now conduct business with Digi-Key Corporation wirelessly with the availability of Digi-Key’s application for Android phone users. Digi-Key's Android application, version 1.0.2, is currently available in English and is available for download from the Android Market for Android 1.
Emerson Process Management (Austin, TX) has expanded the capabilities of its CSI 9420 Wireless Vibration Transmitter to deliver more detailed information for machinery analysis. The CSI 9420 can use Emerson's Smart Wireless network to send high resolution spectra to vibration experts for detailed diagnosis of machinery issues.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. computer systems need more protection from attacks, but making networks less vulnerable must be done carefully to avoid disrupting people's online activities, the head of the military's Cyber Command said Thursday. While achieving both goals will take time, it's necessary to protect systems at home and in war zones from a growing threat mounted by other countries and criminals, said Gen.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Oracle CEO Larry Ellison says his company won't follow one of the technology world's hottest trends: buying services companies. Ellison's comments Thursday during the Oracle OpenWorld conference go against the grain of Oracle Corp.'s rivals' strategies. IBM Corp.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission is opening up unused airwaves between television stations for wireless broadband networks that will be more powerful and can travel farther than today's Wi-Fi hotspots. The five-member FCC voted unanimously Thursday to allow the use of so-called "white spaces" between TV stations to deliver broadband connections that can function like Wi-Fi networks on steroids.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is pressuring the Obama administration to take a tougher stand with China over trade practices that they say have cost Americans millions of jobs. Both Democrats and Republicans on the Senate Banking Committee told Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Thursday that China is manipulating its currency.
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors on Thursday altered the expected range that its Chevrolet Volt electric car can travel on battery power alone. The automaker now says the Volt can go 25 to 50 miles on battery power, compared with the 40 miles it had previously said it would travel. The distance will depend on temperature, terrain, driving technique and the age of the lithium-ion batteries.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods fell by the largest amount in a year. But excluding the volatile transportation sector, orders posted their best showing in five months. The Commerce Department says that orders for durable goods dropped 1.3 percent last month, reflecting a huge drop in aircraft demand.