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June video game sales decline again, NPD says

July 15, 2010 7:06 pm | by BARBARA ORTUTAY - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Summer doldrums weighed on the video game industry in June, with U.S. retail sales of hardware, software and accessories down 6 percent from a year earlier, to $1.1 billion.Market researcher NPD Group said Thursday that sales of game software tumbled 15 percent to $531.3 million. Analysts were...

Apple Won't Recall iPhone 4

July 15, 2010 2:25 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Apple doesn't plan to recall the iPhone 4. Apple engineers were aware of the risks of the new antenna design as early as a year ago, but CEO Steve Jobs liked the design so much that Apple went ahead.

After iPhone 4 Complaints, Apple Plans a Briefing

July 15, 2010 2:25 pm | by New York Times | Comments

The company would not say who would speak at the event, which comes on the heels of criticism from Consumer Reports.

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Google’s Net Income Rises 24% in Quarter

July 15, 2010 2:24 pm | by New York Times | Comments

The company’s revenue beat analysts’ expectations, but its profit missed expectations.

Loss Narrows in Quarter for Intel Rival, A.M.D.

July 15, 2010 2:23 pm | by New York Times | Comments

A.M.D. would have made money were it not for a loss related to its investment in factories it spun off a year ago.

Small wires make big connections for microelectronics

July 15, 2010 1:22 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) University of Illinois engineers have developed a novel direct-writing method for manufacturing metal interconnects that could shrink integrated circuits and expand microelectronics. The technique produces tiny pure metal wires much smaller in...

Narcissists bring pluses, minuses to the workplace

July 15, 2010 1:20 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

The ILR School's Jack Goncalo and colleagues find that having narcissists in the workplace has its pros and cons.

Website, Google Earth offer 3-D views of Hawaii

July 15, 2010 1:05 pm | by HERBERT A. SAMPLE - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

A new website backed by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar says it will offer potential visitors to Hawaii the ability to view hotels, shops and tourist attractions in three dimensions and from different angles in an interactive virtual tour.Team Vision Virtual launched 3DHawaii.com on Thursday,...

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Apple to Discuss iPhone

July 15, 2010 12:24 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Apple said it would hold a news conference Friday to discuss its iPhone 4 amid mounting criticism of the smartphone's reception problems.

Angiotensin Receptor Blockers (ARBs): Ongoing Safety Review for Cancer Risk

July 15, 2010 11:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | Comments

A recently published study suggested use of ARBs may be associated with a small increased risk of cancer.

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Billionaire Paul Allen pledges to share his wealth

July 15, 2010 11:07 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen said Thursday that the majority of his wealth will go to philanthropy after his death.The Seattle billionaire says that has been his plan for years.A spokesman for the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Aaron Blank, said the announcement was a response to last...

Study finds power construction costs rising

July 15, 2010 11:06 am | Comments

The cost of constructing power-generation facilities is rising despite weak demand for new plants, according to a study released Thursday by IHS Inc. and Cambridge Energy Research Associates.The study showed power-industry construction costs rose from the third quarter of 2009 to the first...

'Broken symmetry' discovery in high-temperature superconductors opens new research path

July 15, 2010 9:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Cornell University) In a major step toward understanding the mysterious "pseudogap" state in high-temperature cuprate superconductors, a team of scientists have found a "broken symmetry," where electrons act like molecules in a liquid crystal: Electrons between copper and oxygen atoms...

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General Dynamics wins $21M military contract

July 15, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

General Dynamics Corp. said Thursday it has won a $21 million contract to update telecommunications equipment at two U.S. Army bases.The two-year contract includes upgrades at Fort Carson, Colo., and Redstone Arsenal, Ala.General Dynamics shares slipped 61 cents to $61 in midday trading amid...

3D, Connected TV, LED Backlighting and Design Covered at Upcoming DisplaySearch TV Ecosystem Conference

July 15, 2010 7:23 am | by General Electric | Comments

DisplaySearch today announced the preliminary agenda for its upcoming TV Ecosystems Conference: Managing the Innovation Cycle, taking place on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 in San Jose, California.

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