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Virgin Group Takes Chance on a Video Game Site

June 14, 2010 10:27 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

Console video game players will have the chance to win large cash prizes for beating others at well-known PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 games.

New Strike Threat at Honda Parts Plant in China

June 14, 2010 10:27 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

Employees returned to work, but were threatening to walk if Honda did not improve its offer.

Xbox 360 in Deal to Stream ESPN3

June 14, 2010 10:27 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

Access to ESPN3 will be free for premium subscribers to Microsoft’s Xbox membership service.

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RIM Tests Tablet, iPhone Rival

June 14, 2010 10:26 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

RIM is testing a touch-screen smartphone with a slide-out keyboard and is also experimenting with a tablet device to serve as a larger-screen companion to its BlackBerry phone.

ManTech unit gets $17.1M Navy contract

June 14, 2010 4:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Defense Department said Monday it awarded ManTech Systems Engineering Corp. a contract modification worth $17.1 million.The modification was to a Navy contract for the procurement of warfare analysis, modeling and simulation software development and analytic program support for the Naval...

China bid to spur innovation raises trade tensions

June 14, 2010 2:06 pm | by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER - AP Economics Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

China is heightening trade tensions with the United States by taking steps that could make it harder for U.S. software, clean-energy and other cutting-edge companies to sell in the Chinese market.Beijing has proposed rules that U.S. businesses say would lead its government agencies to buy...

Microsoft makes big push for new game audience

June 14, 2010 12:05 pm | by BARBARA ORTUTAY - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

To appeal to families ready to graduate from the Nintendo Wii, Microsoft Corp. wants to build on the success of the Wii's motion-capture wand — by getting rid of the wand entirely.On Monday, Microsoft detailed its new Kinect game technology, coming this fall for the Xbox 360 game console. Once...

Colors of Butterfly Wing Yield Clues to Light-Altering Structures

June 14, 2010 11:23 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

At the very heart of some of the most brilliant colors on the wings of butterflies lie bizarre structures, a multidisciplinary team of Yale researchers has found. These structures are intriguing the team's scientists and engineers, who want to use them to harness the power of light.

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China Inflation Rises To 3.1 Percent In May; Dell In Talks With SEC

June 14, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

To Settle Probe; Circuit Breakers Begin Today With 5 Stocks; Japan Prime Minister Warns About Government Debt; Retail, Consumer Confidence Due Out; U.S. Won't Decide On GM IPO Date; U.S. Geological Survey Team Says The Spill Rate Is Far Higher Than Previously Thought; Oil Spill Could Reach Mexico...

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Tinker's Toolbox - A Discussion on Safety and Regulation

June 14, 2010 10:21 am | Podcasts | Comments

With all the discussion about rules and responsibility in the wake of the Gulf disaster, this installment of the Tinker's Toolbox deals with electronic safety regulation and the role of the engineer in the process.

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Rosetta Stone settles 10 pirated software cases

June 14, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Rosetta Stone has reached settlements in 10 cases against people and businesses who it claimed had pirated technology, the language software company said Monday.The company's copyrights and trademarks were violated through actions including the unauthorized copying, downloading, sharing and...

CDC Software expects more application revenue

June 14, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CDC Software expects a 33 percent to 42 percent increase in application revenue in second quarter based on preliminary financial data, the company said Monday.That equates to application revenue of $10.2 million to $10.9 million. In the same period last year, the same revenue hit $7.7 million....

Researchers discover new properties of World's thinnest material

June 14, 2010 9:24 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Northwestern University) Researchers at Northwestern University have discovered that graphene oxide sheets behave like surfactants, the chemicals in soap and shampoo that make stains disperse in water.

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Via in pad - tenting the bottom side

June 14, 2010 9:23 am | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

Speaking of vias in pads, here's a reason we're not terribly fond of the technique of using solder mask to tent the bottom side of a via in a BGA pad. As I mentioned in my last post, capping the...

Gross Domestic Product for Guam

June 14, 2010 8:25 am | by U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis | News | Comments

HAGATNA, GUAM (June 14, 2010) - Today, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) is releasing its first set of estimates of the major components of gross domestic product (GDP) for Guam. On May 5, 2010, BEA released estimates of total GDP for American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern...

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