NEC Display Solutions of America Releases MultiSync PA322UHD
October 20, 2014
NEC Display Solutions of America provided its latest Ultra High-Definition display, the new MultiSync PA322UHD, for professionals requiring the most accurate colors in their workflow.

Vernier Bolsters Line of Wireless Sensors for Tablets
October 19, 2014
Vernier Software & Technology reported the expansion of its line of wireless sensors with the Go Wireless pH and the Node+ CO2 Gas and Thermocouple sensor modules. The company said that in a release that the Go Wireless pH is a rugged, general purpose sensor designed to remotely conduct pH measurements using supported Bluetooth Smart ready devices such as the LabQuest 2 or iPad.

Fluidigm Unveils Single-Cell Whole Exome Sequencing Workflow
October 18, 2014
Fluidigm reported that clinical researchers race against an invisible clock to discover mutations responsible for complex diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer's, and autoimmune disorders that afflict their patients.

MiraMEMS Debuts eCompass
October 17, 2014
MiraMEMS unveiled an eCompass combining a 3-axis accelerometer and 3-axis magnetometer, which is pin to pin compatible with the g-sensor family and can provide a gyroscope feature with software supported.

Ericsson maintains run of acquisitions with cloud specialist Sentilla
October 17, 2014
Ericsson said it is now better placed to assist companies through the minefield of mobility and cloud technologies, after completing an acquisition of network software company Sentilla. The Swedish vendor said the acquisition of the U.S.-based infrastructure intelligence software company will enhance its ability to help service providers offer managed services to IT organisations covering mobile and cloud technologies. The acquisition includes all Sentilla employees, who will be incorporated into Ericsson's Support Solutions business unit.

Northern Virginia Real Estate Company Pasquali Realty Group Offers Tips To Homeowner's To Avoid Frozen Pipes This Winter.
October 16, 2014
  Burke, VA (PRWEB) October 16, 2014           Homeowners sometimes need to deal with frozen pipes during cold stretches during the winter months.   Pasquali Realty Group, a Northern Virginia real estate company suggests the following tips to protect their household plumbing from freezing:         -- Allow room heat to freely circulate around meters and water pipes. Meters and pipes installed in an enclosed area or cabinet, or on an outside cellar wall restricted from heat circulation, can result in freeze-ups when outside temperatures drop below freezing.           -- Seal cracks or holes in windows, walls or doors near the meter or pipes. Outside air from a crack or small hole can quickly cause a freeze-up, particularly if high outside winds create a further chilling effect. This type of freezing can occur even though the rest of the room may be considerably above freezing.     -- Wrap pipes with insulation. Insulating pipes is helpful when basement temperatures are reduced because of lower thermostat settings, an energy efficient furnace or use of a wood stove or other sources of heat. Check the insulation regularly to make sure it stays dry. Wet insulation can freeze and damage the pipes it was intended to protect.           -- Consider placing a small heater near pipes located in a particularly vulnerable location when the forecast is for bitter cold temperatures.

Fuller Oil files suit against FairPoint
October 16, 2014
System breakdown blamed: Suit says the company's telecommunication system failure directly contributed to the oil company's current problems. BRENTWOOD -- Fred Fuller Oil & Propane Company filed a lawsuit against FairPoint Communications and five other companies, accusing it of causing a "catastrophic telecommunication system failure" that prevented the oil company from communicating with scores of unhappy customers last winter.

DTE hits major smart meter milestone
October 15, 2014
DTE Energy has installed its 2 millionth smart meter, putting it ahead of schedule in bringing the latest meter technology to its customers.

Favi J6-LED-Pico Projector With AirPlay and Miracast
October 10, 2014
The Favi J6-LED-Pico Projector with AirPlay and Miracast ($349) is a good companion for a smartphone or tablet. This pico projector allows wireless projection of content from the screens of Miracast-certified devices (primarily ones running Android), no Wi-Fi network required. It can also project content from iOS devices, though setup is a little trickier. Anatomy of a Micro-Projector Pico projectors are generally defined as those that can comfortably fit into a shirt pocket. The J6 is large as such, sticking out of my pocket like a nerd pack. Nonetheless, it's still tiny, measuring 0.6 by 5.7 by 3.1 inches (HWD). It's similar in size to the Editors' Choice AAXA P4-X Pico Projector , although it's thinner. It weighs a mere 7.3 ounces. It comes with a small power adapter that connects via a USB cable. Inside is a 4,000mAh rechargeable battery that Favi says can project for 2 hours between charges.

Driveability Corner
October 01, 2014
FULL TEXT Finding and fixing evaporative system leaks can be challenging. How you conduct your diagnostic tests and the equipment you use can directly affect the results. In the August column I discussed the issues associated with testing under pressure vs. testing under vacuum. Older smoke machines used pressure and a flow gauge for testing; newer machines have a vacuum/pressure gauge and a throttle/valve assembly. The photo below shows my pressure/vacuum gauge and plumbing setup:


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