NEW YORK (AP) -- GE says it will buy 25,000 electric vehicles by 2015 in hopes of sparking demand for the emerging market for which it makes charging stations and other infrastructure. General Electric Co. will initially purchase 12,000 GM vehicles, beginning with the Chevrolet Volt next year.
NEW YORK (AP) — Google Inc. is showing it still knows how to make its employees feel special: It is giving all 23,300 of them 10 percent raises next year. The Internet search leader also is shifting part of workers' annual bonuses into their regular paychecks, according to an internal memo sent Tuesday by Google CEO Eric Schmidt.
NEW YORK (AP) — When Apple has a hit on its hands, expect competing devices to start rolling in. Research in Motion Ltd., maker of BlackBerrys, said its PlayBook tablet will go on sale in North America in the first quarter of 2011 for less than $500. The least expensive iPad costs $499.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hewlett-Packard Co. has agreed to pay $16.25 million to settle allegations that it showered Texas school officials with gifts to win contracts funded by a federal program that pays for Internet connections for schools and libraries. The gifts included Super Bowl tickets and yacht trips for members of the Dallas Independent School District and Houston Independent School District.
LIBERTYVILLE, Illinois (AP) — Motorola is returning fire in a legal battle with Microsoft, suing the software maker for infringing on 16 of its patents. Motorola said Wednesday that Microsoft's PC and server software, Windows mobile software and Xbox products infringe on its patents.
NEW YORK (AP) — Cisco Systems Inc. has given a disappointing sales forecast for the second quarter in a row, raising doubts about the network equipment maker's competitive chops despite an uptick in its most recent quarterly earnings. Back in August, Cisco CEO John Chambers rattled investors by pointing to "unusual uncertainty" among customers about the pace of economic recovery.
The new Windows 7 smart phone device recently hit stores, and Techland's Doug Aamoth offers customers and prospective customers a tips and tricks video. Additional tips and tricks for the phone can be found at the following Techland link: http://techland.com/2010/11/11/two-minute-video-windows-phone-7-tips-and-tricks/ .
Knowing the implications such a device would have on my life expectancy, I will be the first in line to propel into the night on one of Rossy’s custom-made jet-propelled wingsuits. On the road again. The travel distance was greater than a five-hour drive, which means that I allowed myself to succumb to the will of the airlines.
Thermo Fisher Scientific uses triple stage quadrupole mass spectrometers to achieve compliance with maximum residue limits (MRLs) specified for pesticides in food. By using the instruments, the laboratory has significantly increased sample throughput as well as experienced substantial time and cost savings.
SCHAUMBERG, IL -- MISUMI USA , Inc., a subsidiary of MISUMI Corporation, part of MISUMI Group, Inc. (TOKYO: 9962) , announced today it will immediately begin accepting online orders for the latest edition of its metric catalog. The 2011 MISUMI Metric Catalog of mechanical components for machine building and assembly automation features: Over 690 new pages, More than 1,600 new products, 12 new and expanded product sections, and Over 10,000 products added to local stock for faster shipping and delivery.
Siemens PLM Software (Maryland Heights, MO) now offers the Product Template Studio tool to design and store a simplified user interface inside any NX product design software design. When designs are then edited or reused, this interface can save important time otherwise spent trying to understand the correct way to interact with what might be a complex parametric model.
When it comes to a smart phone, it is the quality of the operating system that often makes the difference between a reliable and unreliable device. CNN's Ali Velshi and Mario Armstrong break down the popularity of various smart phone operating systems and discuss the new Windows 7 operating system. If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department.
Known for his work on Discovery's Dirty Jobs , Mike Rowe tells a few stories and offers a few thoughts about some of the work he has been forced to do over the years. Rowe's message in the end is pretty clear. He argues that America has waged a "war" on work — from Hollywood to the cubicle — and that's part of the reason American manufacturing is on the decline.
Data Translation (Marlboro, MA) now offers the DT8824 ultra-high resolution Ethernet (LXI) data acquisition module for test and measurement. It is designed to offer simultaneous sampling of as many as four fully-isolated 24-bit inputs. Some of the key features of the product include: 4 Simultaneous analog inputs at throughput rates up to 4800Hz per channel.
Elysium (Southfield, MI) recently announced the release of CADfeature 10.0, a feature-based design translator tool. The software is designed to work with computer-aided design (CAD) systems to preserve design intent, control remastering, heal workflows, and protect intellectual property (IP).
FRANKLIN, MA.- SyTech Inc., ( www.sytech.com ) recognized for advancing the technology of production reporting and data analysis software, recently announced the Team edition of the XLReporter product family. This edition is unprecedented reporting software that marries the most popular reporting product, Microsoft Excel, with the leading historians in the automation industry, resulting in easy-to-grasp reports from anywhere in the organization, while maintaining individualized security.
So what's so special about the Chevy Volt? CNN's Maggie Lake hits the streets for a test drive in General Motor's electric car offering, highlights some of its features, and answers whether or not the Volt drives any different than a typical gas-fueled vehicle. Furthermore, she admits the Volt's $41,000 price tag and its mileage are two of the biggest concerns potential customers have as the vehicle hits showrooms.
A knife-wielding AP technology reporter must have been pretty bored one afternoon when he decided to scan all the pages of Grimm's Fairy Tales onto his iPad using said knife, a scanner, and Apple's tablet offering. Warning: Copyright laws state that individuals don't have the right to copy books, unless they are printed before 1923, or are free of copyright.
VAI's S2K Enterprise controls and tracks inventory for all industries. S2K Enterprise is a fully integrated ERP solution with a Warehouse Management System that offers a complete solution for tracking and controlling inventory. Businesses need faster turn around time, real time information, warehouse accuracy, fewer returns, and the latest technology to make this all come together.
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is asking Mr. Goodwrench to pack up his toolbox. The mechanic who served as the symbol of GM's dealer service brand for 37 years will be scrapped as of Feb. 1 in favor of "certified service" brands for each of GM's remaining four remaining nameplates, the company said Tuesday.