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Apple's own approach to iPad e-books could confuse

February 1, 2010 3:53 am | News | Comments

Even as Apple's iPad will likely energize electronic reading, the new device is undermining a painstakingly constructed effort by the publishing industry to make it possible to move e-books between different electronic readers.

What Do You Plan to Buy for an Energy Tax Credit or Rebate in 2010?

February 1, 2010 2:53 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

We've been talking a lot about tax credits and rebates on the blog recently. We may sound like a broken record, but we really want you to be aware of the incentives available if you are considering a purchase for your home.

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In Case You Missed Them: Energy Savers Blog Entries You Should Read

February 1, 2010 2:52 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

Every now and then, I like to take a look back at some of the entries we've published over the last year on the Energy Savers Blog. We try not to repeat ourselves (too much), so if you're looking for a particular topic to be covered on the blog, be sure to check out the categories and...

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Obama to Field Questions Posted by YouTube Users

January 31, 2010 4:59 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

A White House official called the live Webcast “a way to give people access to the president that feels more participatory.”

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Britain Warned Businesses of Threat of Chinese Spying

January 31, 2010 4:59 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

A secret 2008 warning by the MI5 spy agency informed hundreds of British companies of a wide-ranging effort by China to hack into companies’ computers and blackmail foreigners.

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Amazon.com to capitulate to Macmillan price demand

January 31, 2010 3:01 pm | by DAVID KOENIG - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Amazon.com says it will give in to publishing giant Macmillan and agree to sell electronic versions of its books even at prices it considers too high.New copies of Hilary Mantel's "Wolf Hall," Andrew Young's "The Politician" and other books published by Macmillan were unavailable Saturday on...

Cellular Base Station Chip Makers Face Declining Demand

January 31, 2010 10:58 am | by In-Stat | News | Comments

Operators, after spending heavily on 3G upgrades, are now waiting for service revenues from these networks before they invest more.

Apple's own approach to iPad e-books could confuse

January 31, 2010 10:01 am | by PETER SVENSSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Even as Apple's iPad will likely energize electronic reading, the new device is undermining a painstakingly constructed effort by the publishing industry to make it possible to move e-books between different electronic readers.The slim, 1.5-pound "tablet" computer unveiled last week will be...

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'Avatar' wins box office, nears domestic record

January 31, 2010 10:01 am | by JAKE COYLE - AP Entertainment Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

"Avatar" is on the cusp of toppling the domestic box-office record after leading all movies for a seventh straight week.James Cameron's 3-D epic earned $30 million over the weekend, and its domestic total reached $594.5 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. That puts the film only...

D-Link, 3Com/H3C and Linksys Make Gains in Challenging Ethernet Switch Market

January 31, 2010 7:56 am | by In-Stat | News | Comments

Economic uncertainty over the past several quarters has resulted in an industry-wide slowdown in the Ethernet switch equipment market, with direct impact on both port shipments and revenues.

Problems at Toyota, JAL taint Japan Inc.'s image

January 31, 2010 7:01 am | by MALCOLM FOSTER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota is the latest Japanese corporate icon making headlines for all the wrong reasons.News of the automaker's massive vehicle recalls over faulty gas pedals in the U.S. came just days after Japan Airlines, a once proud flag carrier, filed for bankruptcy, saddled with billions in debt.Sony has...

Digital Photo Frame Market will Get Connected

January 31, 2010 4:54 am | by In-Stat | News | Comments

The market for digital photo frames has taken-off, particularly since prices dropped to affordable levels in the first half of 2009.

New Funding for arXiv Online Scientific Repository

January 31, 2010 4:53 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

The Cornell University Library is broadening the funding base for the arVix online scientific repository. Nearly 600,000 e-prints – research articles published online in physics, mathematics, statistics, computer science and related disciplines – now reside in arXiv, which is...

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Let's Get it Started!

January 31, 2010 4:53 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Blogs | Comments

Although there have already been plenty of activities surrounding SolidWorks World 2010, the event officially begins today at 7:00am. The registration area is one of my favorite places to hang out (in fact, it's one of my SWW duties) and I'll be there most of the day. Saturday was full of...

Mobile Graphics/Multimedia Chips Driven by Demands for Increased Performance, Integration, and Functionality

January 30, 2010 11:54 pm | by In-Stat | News | Comments

With the increasing use of media-rich content, Internet-connected mobile devices need robust multimedia performance to provide a quality user experience.

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