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Yahoo board approves up to $3 billion of buybacks

July 1, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The board of Yahoo Inc. has approved plans to repurchase up to $3 billion in stock over the next three years.The Internet company bought back $385 million in stock in the first quarter. That's more than Yahoo spent on share buybacks in 2008 and 2009 combined.The new buybacks, disclosed in a...

Measurement Computing exhibit-booth presentation at the 2009 EMbedded Systems Conference

July 1, 2010 5:25 am | by ecnmagazine | Videos | Comments

This is a video of a product presentation at their exhibit booth at the 2009 Embedded Systems Conference in Boston, MA.

Silicon Breakthrough Brings Quantum Computing Closer

July 1, 2010 5:23 am | News | Comments

The remarkable ability of an electron to exist in two places at once has been controlled in the most common electronic material – silicon – for the first time.

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How Do You Save Energy When Entertaining in the Summer?

July 1, 2010 4:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

The Independence Day holiday weekend is almost here! If you're like many Americans, this is a favorite weekend to gather up family and friends, cook a delicious meal, and enjoy the outdoors. Saving energy during these summer gatherings can be a little trickier in the summer than in the winter.

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Agriculture: Government support to farmers rises slightly in OECD countries

July 1, 2010 3:24 am | by OECD | News | Comments

The share of farm receipts provided by government programmes rose slightly in OECD countries last year, reversing a declining trend in state support since 2004, according to a new OECD report.

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Demonstration of the Navy Electromagnetic Rail Gun prototype

July 1, 2010 2:23 am | by dmine45 | Videos | Comments

The US Navy's Electromagnetic Rail Gun that is under development at NSWC Dahlgren in Virginia. This is a prototype to demonstrate the technology of the rail gun for use on the future DDG-1000 class of Navy ships. This clip is from the show FutureWeapons on the Discovery Channel. It aired...

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Google says China partially blocks search service

June 30, 2010 9:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google Inc. said one of its Web search features was blocked in China on Thursday as the company awaited Beijing's verdict on whether to renew its operating license amid tensions over censorship.Mainland users were unable to use the search giant's "suggest" feature, which offers suggestions for...

Windows Embedded exhibit-booth presentation at the 2009 EMbedded Systems Conference

June 30, 2010 5:24 pm | by ecnmagazine | Videos | Comments

This is a video of a product presentation at their exhibit booth at the 2009 Embedded Systems Conference in Boston, MA.

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Xyratex 2Q results beat Wall Street estimates

June 30, 2010 3:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Xyratex Ltd. beat Wall Street's earnings and revenue estimates for its fiscal second quarter.The company late Wednesday reported earnings of $43.7 million, or $1.39 per share, on $455.9 million in revenue for the quarter ended May 31. That compares with a loss of $9.6 million, or 33 cents per...

Obama Reverses Bush’s Space Policy

June 30, 2010 1:22 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

A new space policy renounces the unilateral stance of the Bush administration, emphasizing global cooperation.

Google Searches Partly Blocked in China

June 30, 2010 1:21 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Google said its Web search service in China was partially blocked Wednesday, the deadline for the company to extend its Internet operating license there.

Google adds a personal touch to its news section

June 30, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google is giving its users the chance to tailor the news to fit their interests.As part of a new look unveiled Wednesday, the English-language version of Google's online news section is offering tools that will enable readers to specify what kind of stories interest them.For instance, a reader...

Analyst says THQ 'inexpensive stock to watch'

June 30, 2010 12:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Video game publisher THQ Inc. is an "inexpensive stock to watch" following a 36 percent decline through the second quarter due to lower-than-expected sales of "UFC Undisputed 2010," says Kaufman Bros. analyst Todd Mitchell.THE OPINION: Mitchell noted that THQ's shares were off 36 percent in its...

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Symyx shareholders approve merger with Accelrys

June 30, 2010 12:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Lab research and technology company Symyx Technologies Inc. said Wednesday its shareholders approved the deal to merge with Accelrys Inc.Under the deal, Symyx and Accelrys shareholders will each own 50 percent of the combined company. The deal is expected to close on Thursday.Accelrys, based in...

HDMI 1.4 Transmitter with De-interlacer Provides 1080p HD Performance

June 30, 2010 11:15 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) introduced what it asserts are the industry’s smallest, lowest power HDMI v1.4 transmit IC with integrated de-interlacer and on-chip CEC (consumer electronics control), enabling small, low-cost multimedia devices to

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