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3-D video gaming aspires to become spectacle

April 23, 2010 6:30 am | by DERRIk J. LANG - AP Entertainment Writer - Associated Press | Comments

For movie goers, watching a 3-D film is a relatively easy experience. Audiences didn't need to do anything other than pay a few extra bucks and slip on a pair of special glasses to see 3-D versions of "Avatar" or "Alice in Wonderland." For gamers, however, enjoying a 3-D game requires a bigger...

Passwords are passé but biometrics are not mobile

April 23, 2010 6:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Inderscience Publishers) Writing in the International Journal of Electronic Marketing and Retailing, researchers from the US and Germany point out an inherent flaw in the financial industry adopting biometric logins to boost security in that the advent of mobile devices, such as...

A Change in Plans

April 23, 2010 6:22 am | by Duke University | Comments

Advice to Duke Students from Pratt alumnus Herbie Bohnet: Work hard, have fun.

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A Lifetime of Service

April 23, 2010 6:22 am | by Duke University | Comments

Service is a key word in the life of Shah Anil Shah. From receiving the Student Service Award during his career in Pratt, to international service and his desire to be a physician, Shah has been interested in humanity throughout his academic career. A 2004 Duke graduate with a major in...

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Green Computing Helps in Zero Energy Equation

April 23, 2010 5:41 am | Comments

It's a daunting challenge erecting the largest net-zero-energy office building in the world. It's especially daunting when that building will be full of people computing, teleconferencing, and generating teraflops of information about renewable energy.

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54 Universities Compete in EPA’s Green Power Challenge

April 23, 2010 5:35 am | Comments

For the fourth year in a row, the University of Pennsylvania has emerged as the top individual school in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) 2009-2010 College and University Green Power Challenge. The university beat out 53 other universities by purchasing more than 192 million kilowatt hours (KWh) of green power, or 46 percent of their power purchases.

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Barnes & Noble e-reader to offer web browser

April 23, 2010 5:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Barnes & Noble plans to roll out a software update to its electronic reader the Nook that will let users surf the Web and play games.The bookseller said Friday the update will also allow users to browse complete books in Barnes & Noble stores for up to an hour a day at no cost, even if the book...

Big expectations for RIM at BlackBerry trade show

April 23, 2010 5:29 am | Comments

Research In Motion Ltd needs to produce evidence next week that it is close to unveiling a more consumer-friendly BlackBerry experience if it hopes to disarm critics who question its competitive chops. A growing chorus of analysts say Apple's iPhone, Motorola's Droid and other rival smartphones could keep taking market share from the BlackBerry until RIM delivers an improved operating system and browser.

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Qwest: A scrappy little company with big ambitions

April 23, 2010 5:27 am | Comments

Since the day it was created, Qwest Communications has been like the scrappy little guy who swings for the fences but doesn't quite hit a home run. CenturyTel Inc. is buying a company with a checkered history, led by colorful men who made bold moves - some of them successful.

Agilent and UC San Diego Collaborate on Chip-Scale Photonic Test Facility

April 23, 2010 5:11 am | Comments

Agilent Technologies the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), today announced they have established a new chip-scale micro- and nanophotonic- systems testing facility on the UCSD campus.

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DEQ Has Reached 100 New Installations in 2010

April 23, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

DEQ Systems Corp. ("DEQ")(TSX VENTURE: DEQ), a leading provider of table game bonusing, jackpot and loyalty solutions, is proud to announce that the Company has reached more than 100 new installations in his fiscal year 2010.DEQ's flagship product, the G3 can now be seen in operation in Las...

Wipro quarterly profit up 21 pct, attrition rises

April 22, 2010 10:30 pm | by ERIKA KINETZ - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Indian software services firm Wipro Ltd. said quarterly profit jumped 21 percent to 12.1 billion rupees ($269 million), as rising global demand for outsourcing spread from financial services to lagging sectors like technology and telecommunications."We have seen another strong quarter of broad...

SEC staffers watched porn as economy crashed

April 22, 2010 9:30 pm | by DANIEL WAGNER - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Senior staffers at the Securities and Exchange Commission spent hours surfing pornographic websites on government-issued computers while they were being paid to police the financial system, an agency watchdog says.The SEC's inspector general conducted 33 probes of employees looking at explicit...

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Auburn University Honors Robert Crabtree for Contributions to Chemistry

April 22, 2010 9:21 pm | by Yale UniversityYale University | Comments

Chemistry professor Robert Crabtree has won the 2010 Kosolapoff Award, presented by Auburn University to outstanding chemists and biochemists for landmark contributions in these fields.

Amdocs posts lower fiscal 2nd-quarter profit

April 22, 2010 4:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Amdocs Ltd., which makes telecommunications software, said Thursday that its fiscal second-quarter profit fell on acquisition costs and other one-time items.The company said it earned $68.6 million, or 33 cents per share, in the quarter ended March 31. In the same quarter a year ago, the...

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