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'Avatar' remains in orbit with $48.5M weekend

January 10, 2010 9:01 am | by DAVID GERMAIN - AP Movie Writer - Associated Press | Comments

James Cameron's "Avatar" continues to race up the box office charts, remaining No. 1 domestically for the fourth straight weekend with $48.5 million and placing second among all-time top-grossing films worldwide.The science-fiction saga from 20th Century Fox added $143 million overseas to raise...

China writers say Google ready to settle book row

January 10, 2010 3:01 am | by GILLIAN WONG - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Google Inc. wants to apologize for its poor communication with Chinese authors about scanning their books into its online library and is ready to work out a settlement to allay copyright concerns, a writer's group said Sunday.The U.S. search giant has been working the past five years on an...

CES 2010 Photoblog: Samsung, LG, Panasonic, Toshiba

January 9, 2010 1:01 pm | by Edited by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Comments

A photoblog (1/9/10) from the showfloor of CES 2010. Companies shown include Samsung, LG, Microsoft, Freescale, Interead, Panasonic, Toshiba, and JVC.

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CES 2010 Photoblog: Powermat, Analog Devices, TI

January 9, 2010 11:33 am | by Edited by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Comments

A photoblog (1/8/10) from the showfloor of CES 2010. Companies shown include AMD, Sungale, Powermat, Analog Devices, and TI.

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DO Try This at Home.

January 9, 2010 7:55 am | by An Engineering Mind | Comments

While I worship them as demi-gods, I'm just as smart as any of those Mythbuster guys. Sure they have a near-limitless budget and years of experience in the field of abusing poor crash-test dummies, but where to they get off telling me to "not try this at home?" Where's the fun? Where's...

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Microsoft asks U.S. Court of Appeals to re-hear i4i patent-infringement case

January 8, 2010 4:01 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Canadian software company i4i says Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT) filed a petition with the U.S. Court of Appeals Friday asking it to re-hear a patent-infringement case between the two companies.The move follows a Dec. 22 judgment by the court that upheld US$290-million judgment which found that...

Baidu chief operating officer resigns

January 8, 2010 12:01 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Baidu Inc., operator of China's leading search engine, said Friday Chief Operating Officer Peng Ye has resigned for personal reasons.Baidu did not elaborate on why Ye decided to leave the company or name a replacement. Messages left with the company seeking comment were not immediately...

'Robotic Scientist' to track drug abuse traces

January 8, 2010 11:53 am | by Cornell University | Comments

An artificial intelligence that can automatically plan and execute experiments may soon provide new insights into the biology of addiction to drugs and alcohol.

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More Thoughts on Via Near Pad

January 8, 2010 9:55 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

The other day, I wrote about vias near pads. The post got a couple of interesting comments on the Circuit's Assembly blog, where it was also published. Some very interesting thoughts there. One of the things Mich said was: "When...

Tibco acquires Foresight for undisclosed price

January 8, 2010 9:01 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Tibco Software Inc., a maker of business software, said Friday it has acquired privately held Foresight Corp. for an undisclosed amount.Foresight makes software that validates transactions and processes claims. Among its customers are BlueCross Blue Shield organizations in 31 states.Tibco is...

Hotspot Usage is Increasingly Shifting Away From Notebooks and Laptops and Toward Handhelds

January 8, 2010 7:55 am | by In-Stat | Comments

Wi-Fi handset shipments have exploded over the past year, and will continue to show strong growth over the next several years.

Weill researchers find new approach to leukemia

January 8, 2010 7:53 am | by Cornell University | Comments

Chemical codes that control the behavior of normal and malignant cells have been identified and may lead to more precise treatment for people with leukemia.

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GameStop names VP for international locations

January 8, 2010 7:01 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

GameStop Corp. said Friday it has named Michael Mauler senior vice president of its international operations.The job puts Mauler, previously senior vice president in charge of the company's international supply chain and support operations, at the head of GameStop stores in 15 countries outside...

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Liquavista launches Electrowetting Color Display

January 8, 2010 6:55 am | Comments

 Liquavista launched its latest technology platform LiquavistaColor, which offers full color capability with full interactivity and hi-fidelity video at ultra-low power to future advanced eReader devices.

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Aggie app is iGREAT

January 8, 2010 6:53 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

Creative and wacky Aggie builds mobile app business By Rylan Barnes ’04 Since I graduated in December 2005, the value of my Texas A&M education has grown. Without it, I wouldn’t have won Google’s 2008 Android Developer Challenge — a $275,000 cash prize — for my...

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