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A Revamped Microsoft Office, Free on the Web

May 11, 2010 5:25 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

As it tries to fend off rivals like Google, Microsoft’s revamped Office software will let users work on and store their documents on the Web.

Facebook Makes Ad Inroads

May 11, 2010 5:25 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Facebook delivered more banner ads to U.S. users than Yahoo in the first quarter, though it still lags far behind in revenue.

Constellation Acquires eFit Financial

May 11, 2010 3:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments () —Constellation Software Inc. ("Constellation") (TSX: CSU) announced today that EZ Facility Inc. ("EZFacility"), a division of its wholly-owned subsidiary Jonas Software USA Inc. ("Jonas"), has acquired the shares of eFit Financial, Inc. of Denver, Colorado. The...


Iron Man 2 Via 3-D Printing

May 11, 2010 3:23 pm | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

Ever since I first heard of 3-D printing I have though it was very cool. Well first I thought it was science fiction, not real, but a cool idea. Then when I found out it was real I thought it was very cool. Not only is it cool, it is practical. [...]

Opnet posts $2.3M profit for fourth quarter

May 11, 2010 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Opnet Technologies Inc., which makes network management software, on Tuesday said it turned a profit in the latest quarter as business rebounded after the recession.For the fiscal fourth quarter, ended March 31, net income was $2.3 million, or 11 cents per share. That compared to a loss of...

Iowa State engineers design power structures that help keep the lights on

May 11, 2010 1:26 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Iowa State University) Iowa State University engineers are developing new and improved poles to carry electricity across the countryside. They say the new structures -- which can bend and deflect an extreme load -- would be cheaper, easier to install, more secure and more resistant to...

Study finds alcohol is a growing problem for retirees

May 11, 2010 1:24 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

For a decade, researchers followed more than 1,300 workers as they retire from work to identify how psychological, social and economic factors associated with retirement influence drinking behaviors.

EPA awards small businesses to develop new environmental technologies

May 11, 2010 12:24 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded nearly $2.5 million to 11 companies to support their work in eight key environmental areas: monitoring and control of air emissions, biofuels, green buildings, drinking water monitoring,...


Unattractive people pay a price in court

May 11, 2010 12:22 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

A new study identifies the types of thinking among jurors that may predispose them to reasoning rationally or emotionally, which can have a dramatic effect on sentencing.

IBM to boost tech donations to nonprofits

May 11, 2010 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

IBM Corp. plans to increase its donations of technology to schools and nonprofit groups by nearly one-third over the next three years.The increase — to $175 million per year from $135 million per year currently — represents a small fraction of IBM's overall revenue. But the company says its...

Microchip Technology and Nectar Join Forces

May 11, 2010 9:57 am | Videos | Comments

Microchip Technology introduces Nectar, who is the very first Industrial Design House to join Microchips Global Design Partner Network.


Buy a real Analog Oscilloscope PLEASE!

May 11, 2010 9:55 am | Videos | Comments

Drive time rant. Dave is sick of getting emails asking if the cheap toy DSO nano and FPGA/PIC/AVR oscilloscope kits are worth buying. Guess his response... answers by telepathy please.


Xaver 400 Through-wall Radar

May 11, 2010 9:43 am | Videos | Comments

A demonstration of Camero's Xaver 400 through-wall radar.


Someday all basestations will be like this

May 11, 2010 9:37 am | by Rupert Baines, picoChip, | Blogs | Comments

Quite often, technology starts at the high-end (military, expensive lab gear or enterprise) and then with time as volumes rise it becomes affordable and moves into the mass-market. Think of computers (the famous but perhaps apocryphal, Thomas Watson’s “there is a market for perhaps five computers” or Ken Olsen “Why would anyone want a computer at home?”


DNA Could Be Backbone of Next Generation Logic Chips

May 11, 2010 9:23 am | by Duke University | News | Comments

DURHAM, N.C. – In a single day, a solitary grad student at a lab bench can produce more simple logic circuits than the world’s entire output of silicon chips in a month.



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