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Technology Rivals Lobby to Break Microsoft’s Hold

July 18, 2010 11:23 am | by New York Times | News | Comments

A plan to advise local governments on software purchases has set off a battle this summer between Microsoft and its rivals Google, International Business Machines, Red Hat and Oracle.

Telefónica Withdraws Bid for Brazilian Joint Venture

July 18, 2010 11:22 am | by New York Times | News | Comments

Telefónica of Spain withdrew a $9.24 billion bid to take full control of its Brazilian wireless joint venture with Portugal Telecom after the Portuguese government vetoed the deal.

BlackBerry Curve 8530 (Verizon) - Unboxing

July 17, 2010 8:23 pm | by phonedog | Videos | Comments

Aaron takes a look at the BlackBerry Curve 8530 for Verizon Wireless. Is it a worthy of being a 'Berry in the bunch? We'll find out. More Videos: Win Free Phones:


Review: 27" iMac i7 Quad-Core

July 17, 2010 8:23 pm | by SoldierKnowsBest | Videos | Comments



HTC HD2 vs iPhone 3GS: Internet Browsing

July 17, 2010 8:22 pm | by jon4lakers | Videos | Comments

HD2 vs. iPhone 3GS: Homescreen Utility: This is a comparison of the internet experience on the HD2 versus the iPhone 3GS


Snyder brings outsider's outlook to governor race

July 17, 2010 6:05 am | by KATHY BARKS HOFFMAN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Rick Snyder is a workaholic, a man who considers a four-hour round of golf a waste of time and who crammed nine years' worth of college degrees into just over six.But get the silver-haired Snyder near his power boat on Gun Lake, and the intensity the 51-year-old Republican gubernatorial...

Rep. Djou maintains money advantage over Hanabusa

July 16, 2010 8:05 pm | by HERBERT A. SAMPLE - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Republican U.S. Rep. Charles Djou has begun the summer with a solid advantage in campaign contributions over his likely Democratic general election foe, state Senate President Colleen Hanabusa.In reports filed with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday, Djou said he had more than $379,000...

The Billion-Bug Highway In the Sky

July 16, 2010 2:20 pm | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

Listen to Bug Highway In The Sky there are 3 billion insects passing over your head in a summer month, he was talking about his survey in Great Britain. Closer to the equator, he says, the numbers should rise. He wouldn’t be surprised, for example, that in the sky over Houston or...


Former Koss exec charged in theft takes a plea

July 16, 2010 1:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A former Koss Corp. finance executive accused of embezzlement has agreed to plead guilty to all six felony fraud counts against her and pay $34 million in restitution.The Journal Sentinel reports the plea deal for Sujata "Sue" Sachdeva does not include a specific recommendation for the length...

Google buys Metaweb to 'improve search'

July 16, 2010 1:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Search giant Google Inc. says it has bought Metaweb Inc., a company that helps connect Internet search words to real-world things.Terms were not disclosed.Google director of product management, Jack Menzel, said in a blog post Friday that the acquisition will help "improve search and make the...

Novel microfluidic HIV test is quick and cheap

July 16, 2010 12:23 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of California - Davis - Health System) UC Davis biomedical engineer Alexander Revzin has developed a "lab on a chip" device for HIV testing. The test integrates an antibody microarray with a lensfree holographic imaging device that takes only seconds to count the number of...


Texas gives IBM 30-day warning

July 16, 2010 12:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

IBM Corp.'s big data center consolidation contract with Texas is close to collapsing.State officials warned IBM on Friday that it has 30 days to fix problems with its effort to merge the data centers of 28 state agencies into two facilities.If it doesn't, the $863-million contract could be...

Advances in Seismic Safety and NextGen NanoSensors

July 16, 2010 11:22 am | by Jacobs School Mechanical Aerospace Engineering | News | Comments

In between spring and fall quarters, engineering professors at  UC San Diego are working to keep society safe, healthy and on the leading edge of smart technologies through a variety of research projects – from keeping buildings earthquake safe to enhancing heart surgery for...


UK Drone draws inspiration from Celtic mythology

July 16, 2010 11:21 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

For proof that unmanned systems represent the future of warfare, check out BAE Systems’ new Unmanned Combat Aircraft System (UCAS), Taranis. Resembling something out of The Terminator, Taranis (named after the Celtic God of Thunder) is a sight to behold.


Earnings schedule for week of July 19

July 16, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Major companies tentatively scheduled to report quarterly earnings next week:MondayATLANTA — Delta Air Lines Inc. releases financial results.HOUSTON — Halliburton Co. releases financial results.PAWTUCKET, R.I. — Hasbro Inc. releases financial results.ARMONK, N.Y. — International Business Machines...


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