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Lenovo to Buy Back Handset Maker

November 29, 2009 3:56 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Lenovo Group said it plans to buy back a mobile handset maker founded by the Chinese personal computer maker in 2002 for $200 million in cash and shares.

Nook's Store Debut Delayed

November 29, 2009 1:56 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Barnes & Noble said it won't have any of its Nook electronic-book reading devices in stores until Dec. 7, so that it can meet shipments of pre-orders.

Observation of Confinement Phenomenon in Condensed Matter

November 29, 2009 8:52 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

An experiment has confirmed that spinons, particle-like magnetic excitations, can be confined in a magnetic insulator similar to the way elementary quarks are confined within individual protons and neutrons.


We're Back Baby!!!

November 28, 2009 4:53 am | by An Engineering Mind | News | Comments

Some of my co-workers are at the Embedded Systems Conference this week in San Jose and they're presenting a session on how smart kids are these days. I mused on the subject and realized that educating children to eventually take my job is not the best idea. Seriously kids, go watch


PayPal Sees Jump in Online Payments

November 27, 2009 2:00 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

PayPal said it recorded a 25% increase in the volume of U.S. payments on Thursday, compared with Thanksgiving day last year, one measure of what appears to be a strong start to online holiday shopping.

Friday Fun: Bird Mimics Other Birds and More

November 27, 2009 8:52 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

The lyre bird, not only mimics the calls of other birds, buy also man made noises such as cameras, saws and chainsaws, in an attempt to impress potential mates. David Attenborough narrates the above clip. Related: Friday Fun: Bird Using Bait to Fish – Leafhopper Feeding a Gecko...

Sleeker Handsets Buoy Carphone Outlook

November 27, 2009 6:56 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Carphone Warehouse raised its full-year earnings guidance as it reported better-than-expected earnings and revenue for the fiscal first half, driven by its mobile phone retail and broadband operations.

Investment Firms Buy Into Sina

November 27, 2009 6:56 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Three investment firms, including Sequoia Capital, are joining Sina Corp.'s management to invest $180 million in the company as they attempt to reinvigorate China's largest internet portal, according to people familiar with the situation.


Stryker Operating Room System II Surgical Navigation System - Recall

November 27, 2009 2:51 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

A potential for the navigation PC SPC-1 component to stop working which could result in potential harms associated with this failure.


Online Retail Battle Heats Up

November 27, 2009 1:59 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Major Retailers including Target, J.C. Penney and Best Buy put Black Friday discounts online early in another sign that retailers are worried about holiday sales.

Taking an Open-Source Approach to Hardware

November 26, 2009 1:57 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

The palm-sized Arduino serves as an electronic brain running everything from high school robots to high-end art installations. It is an effort to bring an open-source development approach to hardware and spur innovation by allowing duplication.

Rogers Cuts 3% of Staff, Adds to Stake in Rival

November 26, 2009 12:57 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Canada's Rogers Communications said it is cutting about 900 positions, mostly mid-level managers, and said it had increased its stake in rival Cogeco Cable.

IPhone Shakes Up Korea

November 26, 2009 7:56 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Apple's iPhone is set to go on sale in South Korea, a country that prides itself on cutting-edge technology but where the government raised trade barriers on smart phones.


EU Charges TV Tube Manufacturers

November 26, 2009 5:59 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

The European Commission said it has sent formal antitrust charges to cathode ray tube manufacturers, used in televisions and computers, on suspicion that they operated a cartel.

A Wired-Up Portable PlayStation

November 26, 2009 5:59 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Willa Plank tests the new PlayStation Portable, PSPgo, which adds Internet functionality to its game prowess.


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