WASHINGTON (AP) — The pace of economic activity has slowed or held steady in parts of the country, revealing a choppy path back to health. A new survey released by the Federal Reserve Wednesday found the U.S. economy growing this summer, even as risks mount. Of the 12 regions tracked by the Fed, the survey said that growth held steady in Cleveland and Kansas City, but slowed in Atlanta and Chicago.
TOKYO (AP) — Sony bounced back to profit last quarter and raised its full-year earnings forecast, fueled by stronger demand for its PlayStation 3 gaming consoles, personal computers and televisions. The Tokyo-based electronics and entertainment giant said Thursday it booked a net profit of 25.
Instron (Norwood, MA), a provider of testing equipment solutions designed to evaluate mechanical properties of materials and components, recently announced the launch of its first blog community geared specifically toward Bluehill Software users. The Bluehill Community Blog offers training tips, frequently-asked questions, solutions to test methods, and the opportunity to post questions.
iPhone owners are now (legally) able to unlock their smart phone devices, which allows them the opportunity to download and run software applications that haven't been approved by Apple. "Jailbreaking" one's iPhone is a fairly simple, straightforward task. Here's how it's done, and what it means for you and your device.
According to the American Optometric Association, about 70 percent of Americans who use computers for more than 2 hours per day are at risk of developing Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS). It is defined as an overuse of the eyes and central nervous system due to significant computer use. There are a number of symptoms of CVS, but there are a few ways computer users can avoid the problems associated with this little-known syndrome.
Work can get a little hectic at times, making it hard to remember various fragments of information. Well, not anymore. Here's the "Remember Pen," a helpful little device that will allow you to remember your Internet user names and passwords, your wedding anniversary, or the scheduled time of that dreaded meeting with your supervisor.
Scientists in India have developed an iPad-like tablet device expected to be available for the low, low price of just $35. The Indian government wants to price the tablet device to be inexpensive enough for young students to purchase, while promoting widespread connectivity and literacy among its citizens.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods fell broadly in June as the fragile recovery continued to slow. The Commerce Department says demand for durable goods dropped 1 percent in June. It is the second straight monthly decline and the largest drop since August 2009.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has passed legislation that temporarily reduces or suspends tariffs on 639 items, mostly components that American manufacturers use in their production processes. The Miscellaneous Tariff Bill comes up periodically. On Tuesday it passed the Senate without opposition or a recorded vote.
WASHINGTON (AP) — General Electric Co. will pay $23.4 million to settle federal charges that some of its subsidiaries paid illegal kickbacks to the Iraqi government in order to win contracts under a U.N. program. The Securities and Exchange Commission said in a civil complaint filed Tuesday in federal court that GE subsidiaries gave cash, computers, medical supplies and other goods worth $3.
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple Inc. unveiled the latest update to its line of desktop computers Tuesday, promising faster speeds and offering the option of multi-touch controls similar to those used on the iPhone. Apple said its new line of iMac desktops, with new processors from Intel Corp.
MUMBAI, India (AP) — Vodafone Essar Ltd. has unveiled a solar-powered mobile handset in India to better serve the nation's energy-starved rural masses. India has been adding nearly 20 million mobile subscribers each month, many of them in rural areas, where electricity supply can be patchy at best.
TOKYO (AP) — The problem of what to watch on a 3-D TV will be yours to solve with Panasonic's camcorder for families to film birthdays, baby's first walk and weddings, all in 3-D. Numerous global electronics companies are racing 3-D televisions into the shops, hoping a revival of interest in the technology sparked by blockbuster movies such as the sci-fi epic "Avatar" will translate into the public wanting the 3-D experience at home.
It is true—some American manufacturers are having trouble finding highly-skilled workers to fill available positions, according to a recent article from the New York Times . It sounds unbelievable. According to the most recent statistics , there are 14.6 million Americans looking for work.
As startup manufacturers and distributors experience increasing success, they often find that the small business IT tools they initially ingested became an impediment to future growth. Case in point: superfood provider Genesis Today needed a software “supplement” to eliminate its QuickBooks blockage to future growth.