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Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Published
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, by Arthur Conan Doyle, is published. The book was the first collection of Holmes stories, which Conan Doyle had been publishing in magazines since 1887.

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"I think we can charge more if we calculate our billable hours in dog years."
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Worldwide Tablet Market Grows 11.5% in Q3
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The worldwide tablet grew 11.5% year over year in the third quarter of 2014 with shipments reaching 53.8 million units according to preliminary data from IDC Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker. Marked by back-to-school promotions and US appetite for connected tablets, the third quarter ...
IDC
Industry News
Microsoft Band Isn’t a Fitness Tracker, It’s a Trojan Horse for Software
At first glance, Microsoft fitness-tracking device looks like another hardware foray for a company with a much stronger track record in software. Instead, think ...
The Wall Street Journal
Xiaomi's Hugo Barra Says He Is an Apple Fan, but Not a Copycat
Xiaomi, the Chinese handset maker that has been nicknamed the "Apple of China," doesn't view itself as an Apple copycat. But it is an unabashed Apple admirer ...
The New York Times
Aerosol Jet Printing of Conductive Epoxy for 3D
In this paper the authors describe efforts to improve both the dispensability of small volume dots and correspondingly improve the consistency and conductivity ...
IPC Outlook - Production Floor
It's official: Motorola Mobility now belongs to Lenovo
Lenovo said that it has closed its acquisition of Motorola Mobility, gaining a larger foothold in the US and other developed markets. Under the agreement, Lenovo ....
CNET
U.S. warns China against dragging out technology trade deal
China must move ahead with a global deal to eliminate duties on billions of dollars of technology products or risk upsetting other trade talks, U.S. Trade Representative...
Reuters
Stratasys sees robust 3D-printing market as HP reveals plans
A day after Hewlett-Packard Co revealed plans for ground-breaking 3D printing technology, 3D-printing manufacturer Stratasys Ltd said it is expecting more ...
Reuters
What you should know about Lenovo's Motorola acquisition
China's Lenovo finally has the global smartphone presence it has craved, finalizing the purchase of Motorola Mobility from Google for $2.91 billion. Motorola's ...
PCWorld
Reworking Circuits Under a BGA Component
Is it possible to add circuits under leadless devices such as BGA's? Would the part still be able to be installed through the normal assembly process?
IPC Outlook - Ask the Experts
Microsoft's first smartwatch is focused on fitness
The rumors were right: Microsoft did have a smartwatch in the pipeline for the holiday season. Curiously, though, the new Microsoft Band isn't an everything-but-the-kitchen ...
The Tech Report
The last thing we ever build? The machines that make machines
From the single, centrally-positioned seat to the crash-proof frame, this Formula One-like car is an alluring piece of kit. It would make any driver stand out ...
CNN
Problems With Viscosity and the Moon
At an English shampoo factory near the sea, they were having problems with the shampoo viscosity. What was the cause?
IPC Outlook - Mysteries of Science
Scaling Social Media Programs to Maximize Value: What Procurement Professionals Need to Know
Until recently, individuals more than organizations have found value in social media. It's time, though, for organizations to start to leverage these ...
EBN
Samsung market dominance wavers as competition heats up
A bigger screen and more applications were not enough to keep Singapore student Jiahao Neo from recently ditching his first Samsung smartphone, which he had used ...
BBC News
In a heartbeat: Ambulance Drone designed to cut cardiac arrest response times
If there's anything we can take from the barrage of delivery drones to emerge recently, its that the technology has the potential to transport objects with unprecedented ...
Gizmag
Tiny carbon nanotube pores make big impact
A team led by the Lawrence Livermore scientists has created a new kind of ion channel consisting of short carbon nanotubes, which can be inserted into ...
Science Daily
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Panasonic Factory Solutions Debuts Application Guide
Panasonic Factory Solutions Company of America, a market-leading supplier of total solutions for “any mix, any volume” manufacturing, debuted an Applications Guide on the panasonicfa.com website.
Panasonic Factory Solutions Company of America
Wave Soldering Applications Made Easier with ALPHA EF-8800HF Solder Flux
Alpha has developed a solder flux, ALPHA(R) EF-8800HF, as a solution to resolve assembly problems in the wave soldering process for thick, high density PCBs ...
Alpha
KYZEN Experts at High-Reliability Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference
New ZEISS Lens Family for Industrial Use
Kurtz Ersa Offers the Industry’s Most Demanded Selective Solder Platform
Horizon Sales Named Best Performing Juki Rep Five Years and Running
Electrolube debuts conformal coating & thermal mgmt products at electronica
Techcon Systems Selects Representative for Central Mexico
Konnexio Inc. Launches New Website to Introduce New Products Offering
Link Hamson announced as UK Distributor for InspectoScan range
Schleuniger CrimpLab 2--Crimp Cross Section Measurement & Analysis Software
Russell Richey joins TRI USA Team
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IPA Cleaning Precautions
What safety precautions need to be taken when cleaning boards or electronic components with of IPA (isopropyl alcohol or isopropanol) cleaning solutions?
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  Kris Roberson, Manager of Assembly Technology, IPC
  Mike Scimeca, President, FCT Assembly
  Jade Bridges, European Technical Support Specialist, Electrolube Ltd
  Bill Schreiber, President, Smart Sonic Corporation
  Mike Jones, Vice President, Micro Care
  Umut Tosun, Application Technology Manager, Zestron America
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Understencil Wipe Cleaning Yields Improvements
03015 Component Inspection Considerations
Advantages of the Contaminometer™ AKA CM Series
No-Clean Paste Flux: Reflow Profiling and Electrical Reliability
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