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Is Geek Cool?

February 10, 2010 11:53 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

When I was young, "Geek" was not cool. Neither was "Nerd". Working on cars was cool as was logging and shooting Bambi's uncles with high powered rifles, at least where I came from things were that way. On the other...

Sony buys Illinois-based medical technology firm

February 10, 2010 11:01 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Sony Corp. has purchased a medical technology company based on the University of Illinois' campus in Champaign.Sony didn't say in its news release how much it paid for iCyt Mission Technology Inc.iCyt makes equipment for flow cytometry, a technique used to count microscopic particles such as...


Oracle agrees to buy software maker Convergin

February 10, 2010 9:01 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Oracle Corp., the world's largest maker of proprietary database software, said Wednesday that it agreed to buy privately held Convergin, which makes real-time service brokering software.The purchase price was not disclosed.Oracle expects the deal to close in the first half of the year.Its...


Analysts: Concerns over Adobe's Flash overblown

February 10, 2010 9:01 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Two analysts raised their ratings Wednesday on Adobe Systems Inc., saying that concerns over its $1.5 billion debt issue and upcoming competition for its popular Flash software are overblown.Credit Suisse analyst Philip Winslow upgraded the stock to "Outperform" from "Neutral" but lowered his...

$100,000 Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainability

February 10, 2010 8:56 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | Comments

According to the United Nations, more than 40 percent of Africans live in poverty, subsisting on less than US$1 a day. As co-founder and CEO of the nonprofit social enterprise KickStart, Fisher develops and markets moneymaking tools such as low-cost, human-powered irrigation pumps that...

Google to build ultra-fast broadband networks

February 10, 2010 7:01 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Google plans to build experimental, ultra-fast Internet networks in a handful of communities around the country.The search company said Wednesday that its fiber-optic broadband networks will deliver speeds of 1 gigabit per second to as many as 500,000 Americans. Google Inc. says those systems...


AOL integrates Facebook chat with AIM

February 10, 2010 6:43 am | Comments

As part of an ongoing effort to improve its user experience, Internet company AOL Inc. is letting users of its AIM instant-messaging service chat with friends on Facebook.


AT & T picks Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson for network

February 10, 2010 6:35 am | Comments

AT&T Inc. has selected Alcatel-Lucent and LM Ericsson AB to supply the equipment for a new wireless network that will provide data speeds that are at least ten times faster than today's wireless broadband.


Journal Communications sells PrimeNet operations

February 10, 2010 6:01 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The publisher of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is selling its PrimeNet operations, marking its exit from the direct-marketing business.Milwaukee-based Journal Communications Inc. did not disclose the terms of the deal Wednesday.PrimeNet provides direct-marketing services to those who sell...

Destinator GPS smartphone application will pioneer integration of mobile social networking services into turn-by-turn GPS navigation with GyPSii's Open API, OpenExperience(TM)

February 10, 2010 5:01 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Intrinsyc Software International, Inc. (TSX: ICS), a leading provider of software and navigation solutions for mobile devices, and GyPSii, the market-leading mobile digital lifestyle application and geo-mobility social media platform, today announced a partnership to integrate GyPSii's...

Opera Software announces iPhone browser

February 10, 2010 3:01 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Opera Software ASA announced Wednesday that it will unveil an iPhone version of its Opera Mini mobile phone browser at an international tech conference next week despite not having approached iPhone maker Apple about the move.The Norwegian firm has not set a release date for its iPhone browser...

Google enters fray in Thai-Cambodia border dispute

February 9, 2010 8:01 pm | by SOPHENG CHEANG - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Google Inc. said Wednesday it would look into a complaint from Cambodia that an online map showing the country's border with Thailand was wrong, though it stopped short of saying it would change the document.The Internet giant was responding to a request last week from Cambodia to replace a...

Baidu posts jump in 4Q earnings as revenue climbs

February 9, 2010 5:01 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Baidu Inc., which operates China's most popular Internet search engine, said Wednesday its quarterly earnings jumped 48 percent, beating analysts' expectations on strong revenue growth.The announcement comes amid a dispute between rival Google Inc. and China's government over Internet...


Cardiac Science Automated External Defibrillators (Powerheart, Cardiovive, CardioLife models): Recall

February 9, 2010 3:51 pm | by FDA MedWatch | Comments

Device may not be able to deliver therapy during a cardiac resuscitation attempt.


BD Q-Syte Luer Access Devices: Recall

February 9, 2010 3:51 pm | by FDA MedWatch | Comments

Device may cause an air embolism or leakage of blood and/or therapy, which may result in serious injury or death.



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