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These Warriors Write Computer Code

April 7, 2010 6:24 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

In Silicon Valley, "Ninja" is the hot new job title, as programmers apply the sly skills of feudal Japanese warriors to writing software.

Answers to Your iPad Questions

April 7, 2010 5:26 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Walt Mossberg answers common questions about the Apple iPad, from printing to how to handle getting a replacement once the battery dies.

Online Ads Show Signs of Pickup

April 7, 2010 3:25 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Signs of life are returning to the Internet-ad business after the harshest year since 2002, with a report showing that U.S. online-ad spending started to pick up during the second half of 2009.


NY suit vs. Google seeks damages for pictures, art

April 7, 2010 2:30 pm | by LARRY NEUMEISTER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Groups representing photographers and artists on Wednesday accused Internet search leader Google of copyright infringement in a lawsuit that mirrors complaints book publishers and authors have made for years about the company's attempt to create the world's largest digital library.The lawsuit,...

IPhone update might address multitasking complaint

April 7, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Topping the wish list for the iPhone and the iPad: broader ability to run more than one program at a time.Owners of the Apple Inc. devices are hoping to see those changes as part of updates the company is unveiling Thursday in California.The iPhone already allows for some "multitasking," but...

Lawson Software fiscal 3Q profit falls 71 percent

April 7, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Lawson Software Inc. on Wednesday reported a 71 percent drop in its fiscal third-quarter net income as higher costs more than offset an increase in revenue.The business software company earned $1.8 million, or a penny per share, compared with a profit of $6.2 million, or 4 cents per share, in...

Governor: Texas should move to online textbooks

April 7, 2010 1:30 pm | by KELLEY SHANNON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Gov. Rick Perry proposed Wednesday that Texas abandon using traditional textbooks in public schools and replace them with computer technology."I don't see any reason in the world why we need to have textbooks in Texas in the next four years. Do you agree?" Perry asked participants at a computer...

Review: iPad apps cool, but how many will you buy?

April 7, 2010 12:30 pm | by RACHEL METZ - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Because its large touch screen is interactive and inviting, Apple's iPad offers media companies, game makers and other content providers a way to display material that consumers supposedly will be more likely to pay for.Yet after spending a few days buying and using applications on the iPad,...


Pitt-led study identifies human enzyme that breaks down potentially toxic nanomaterials

April 7, 2010 12:26 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Pittsburgh) An international study based at the University of Pittsburgh provides the first identification of a human enzyme that can biodegrade carbon nanotubes -- the superstrong materials found in products from electronics to plastics -- and in laboratory tests offset...


Camolyn eye drops, Fisiolin nasal drops: Voluntary recall due to non-sterility

April 7, 2010 12:20 pm | by FDA MedWatch | Comments

Lack of sterile product has the potential to cause infections.


Harman Int'l names co-presidents of auto division

April 7, 2010 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Audio and entertainment products maker Harman International Industries Inc. said Wednesday it has named two executives to lead its automotive division, replacing Klaus Blickle who is leaving the company.Harman said Sachin Lawande and Michael Mauser will be unit co-presidents and members of the...

SanDisk taps Sumit Sadana for senior VP role

April 7, 2010 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

SanDisk Corp. named Sumit Sadana as senior vice president of strategy and business development, the flash memory card provider said Wednesday.Sadana previously served as president at Sunrise Capital. In his new role, Sadana will handle strategic planning for all of SanDisk's segments.Sadana...

General Dynamics wins $20 million Boeing contract

April 7, 2010 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

General Dynamics Corp. said Wednesday it won a $20 million contract from Boeing Co. to make composite parts for military transport planes.General Dynamics said its armament and technical products division received the contract to build components for the C-17 Globemaster III, which the military...


Berkeley Researchers get thin-film OLEDs to emit various colors

April 7, 2010 11:27 am | Comments

Using polymer nanoparticles, scientists at the Molecular Foundry and the University of California, Berkeley, have made a thin film OLED using iridium-based guest molecules to emit various colors of visible light.

Crooked Components

April 7, 2010 10:22 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

I was looking at two different PCBs recently; one assembled here at Screaming Circuits, and one, a PC graphics card assembled someplace else in the world. In both cases, a crooked component caught my eye. The graphics card, at least,...


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