NEW YORK (AP) — Computer maker Dell Inc. has matched a $1.69 billion offer from Hewlett-Packard Co. to buy the data-storage company 3Par Inc., raising the stakes in the bidding contest for the little-known company. The $27-per-share offer is worth three times the price of 3Par before Dell made its first bid last week, for $18 per share, or $1.
NEW YORK (AP) — Boeing Co. postponed the delivery of its first 787 to the middle of the first quarter of 2011, compounding a string of delays for the jetliner that is already more than two years past its original scheduled debut. The latest delay is the result of engine delivery problems, Boeing said in a statement early Friday.
RESTON, Va. (AP) -- Jet engine maker Rolls-Royce said Thursday that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against United Technologies over the design of engine parts. The amended complaint, filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, alleges that fan blades in a United Technologies geared turbofan engine infringes on a Rolls-Royce patent.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Consolidation over the past decade has left just four big carriers in control of 90 percent of the wireless market, making it harder for small and regional companies to compete, according to a government report released Thursday. The study by the Government Accountability Office, the investigative arm of Congress, could help fuel the Federal Communications Commission's recent efforts to increase oversight of the wireless industry.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- A Maine company says it has signed an agreement to work with a major defense contractor to develop kits that allow unmanned ground vehicles to operate. Gov. John Baldacci was present for the announcement Thursday by Bolduc Technology Group in Augusta. The automotive technology group's agreement with Boeing Defense, Space & Security calls for the two to develop remote-operated ground vehicles for commercial or military use.
Streamlining the setup, creation, and review processes of plant projects can have a major effect on the efficiency of a manufacturer’s operations. Through the design and release of a new plant design solution, 3-D software design firm Autodesk sought to foster better collaboration and interaction among the different components of a manufacturing enterprise.
The ongoing evolution of software-as-service (SaaS) platforms has resulted in more streamlined business processes for manufacturers and distributors who implement them, often resulting in a competitive advantage. Jason Howton, TAKE Supply Chain The ability to collaborate effectively and efficiently in supplier management activities is a critical need for many manufacturers and distributors in today’s globalized business environment.
Boston-based Vitality, Inc. recently invented and developed a prescription pill bottle cap with a built-in wireless chip that reminds users to take their medicine at the proper time of a day. As a reminder, the cap calls or texts the user. When a refill is necessary, there is a button inside the cap that'll call the user's pharmacy.
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's starting to feel like another recession. Businesses are ordering fewer goods. Home sales are the slowest in decades. Jobs are scarce, and unemployment claims are rising. Perhaps most worrisome, manufacturing activity, which had been one of the economy's few bright spots, is faltering.
BEIJING (AP) — China has ordered its banks and other major companies to limit use of foreign computer security technology, setting up a possible trade clash with the United States and Europe while adding to strains over high-tech secrecy as some nations threaten to curtail BlackBerry service.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A foreign spy agency pulled off the most serious breach of Pentagon computer networks ever by inserting a flash drive into a U.S. military laptop, a top defense official said Wednesday. The previously classified incident, which took place in 2008 in the Middle East, was disclosed in a magazine article by Deputy Defense Secretary William J.
There are a number of pros and cons to owning either netbooks and laptops. While laptops offer more computing power and flexibility, netbooks are a simpler device that are more suited to users who are often on the go. Here is a breakdown of what each can offer, and what potential users must consider before making their purchase.
Siemens (Atlanta, GA) recently announced the release of its Simatic CPU-317TF-2DP controller. The device unites a series of features that help reduce wiring, coding, and implementation times. Applications include the new device include controlled single-axis positioning to complex, synchronized sequences of motion.
British scientist Mark Gasson is a real-life cyber human being. Seriously, he has an implanted RFID chip in his left hand. All was well until Gasson became the first human being ever to be infected with a computer virus. His story reflects the immense potential of RFID technology, but it also shows how unsecure and vulnerable the technology is to cyber attacks.
Some of the materials found in everyday electronics -- such as laptop computers and mobile phones -- are mined in the Democractic Republic of Congo. The mineral trade has helped fund continued violence some parts of the African nation for years. Is there blood on your laptop or cell phone? If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department.