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Yahoo backs Google's response to China hackers

January 13, 2010 10:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Yahoo Inc. supports rival Google's threatened departure from China because of computer attacks that pried into the e-mail accounts of human rights activists.In a statement Wednesday, Yahoo said it's "aligned" with Google's reaction to the hacking that originated within China.Google has promised...

Google may sever ties with China

January 13, 2010 9:41 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

Google has shocked the world by ending its Chinese censorship operation. Due to numerous factors (including cyber attacks emanating from China), Google declared that it’d no longer censor search results on Since launching in 2006, Google has reluctantly accommodated China’s despotic online censorship.


U.S. court revives antitrust suit on music downloads

January 13, 2010 9:32 am | News | Comments

A federal appeals court reinstated on Wednesday an antitrust lawsuit accusing major record labels of conspiring to fix prices for potentially millions of people who download their music over the Internet.


Yahoo selling e-mail service Zimbra to VMware

January 13, 2010 9:22 am | News | Comments

Yahoo is selling the e-mail service Zimbra to VMware as part of an effort to focus on the Internet services that generate most of its revenue.


Xyratex returns to 4Q profit; strong forecast

January 13, 2010 9:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Data storage company Xyratex returned to a fourth-quarter profit and released an optimistic outlook for the first quarter of 2010.It's shares jumped 8 percent Wednesday.The company reported lower operating costs to end the year and improved gross profit margins as it was able to collect higher...

Wii becomes third console to stream Netflix

January 13, 2010 8:42 am | News | Comments

It's a triple crown for Netflix. Beginning in the spring, the Wii will become the last of the three current video game consoles to get instant viewing of Netflix movies and TV shows over the Internet.


Facebook beefs up security with McAfee

January 13, 2010 8:24 am | News | Comments

Facebook is trying to beef up security with some outside help. Computer security company McAfee will now scan and repair the computers of Facebook users whose accounts have been compromised.


The best of CES 2010

January 13, 2010 6:12 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | News | Comments

At the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show, 3-D was the name of the game. Everyone showed off their shiny new 3-D tech—be it 3-D ready TV’s, 3-D movies, 3-D Blu-ray players, 3-D projectors, and even 3-D enabled netbooks. Yet there was far more to see at the Las Vegas Convention center. Read on for the veritable highlights of CES 2010.


Online poker: The more you win, the more you lose

January 13, 2010 5:53 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

The more hands players win in online poker, the less money they're likely to collect, especially when it comes to novice players. That is but one of the findings from a new Cornell study.

LED replacements For A19-style Light Bulbs Work on Flexible Voltages

January 13, 2010 5:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

LEDtronics, Inc., added to its series of high-brightness, LED replacements for A19-style light bulbs for home and commercial use. The DEC-A19-5X1W DécorLED Series comes with softly diffused, precision domed lensing that directs light at 


Medical Wall Mount Power Adapters Come with Interchangeable Plugs

January 13, 2010 5:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tumbler Technologies + TRUMPower’s TWM15 Series medical grade wall mount power adapters accept a 90 V to 264 VAC full range AC input, features overvoltage, overcurrent, and short circuit protections. The output voltage is  


GaN HEMT MMIC Power Amplifier Suits Military, Medical Apps

January 13, 2010 4:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cree, Inc. released a GaN HEMT MMIC power amplifier, the CMPA0060025F, which offers 25 W output power over an instantaneous bandwidth of 20 MHz to 6 GHz. This product is appropriate for military and ISM (industrial, scientific and medical) applications that require 


Give Sensors a Gentle Touch

January 13, 2010 4:05 am | by Jon Titus, Senior Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

New devices, technologies, and development kits make it easier than ever to include haptic controls in a design. Here's an overview of several hardware and software advancements. Atmel's first maXTouch touch-sensor controller and microcontroller, the mXT224, gives equipment designers as many as 224 sensing nodes across display screens than can exceed 10 inches.


LG projects 2010 mobile phone sales at 140 million

January 13, 2010 3:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LG Electronics Inc. said Wednesday that it expects a significant increase in mobile phone sales this year as it rolls out 20 new smartphones and aims to become one of the world's top two sellers by 2012.The Seoul, South Korea-based company expects to sell 140 million mobile phones in 2010,...

VMware to buy Zimbra from Yahoo

January 12, 2010 3:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

VMware Inc. said Tuesday it has agreed to buy the software company Zimbra Inc. from Yahoo Inc.Zimbra makes software for collaborating on projects and sending e-mail. VMware said it is acquiring all of Zimbra's intellectual property, while allowing Yahoo to continue using the company's...


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