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China Wrests Supercomputer Title From U.S.

October 28, 2010 5:25 am | by New York Times | Comments

Tianhe-1A has 1.4 times the horsepower of the current top computer, which is at a laboratory in Tennessee.

Google Settles Competition Case in France

October 28, 2010 5:25 am | by New York Times | Comments

Google agreed to modify rules that caused it to block a company from buying an ad that would appear beside its search results. The deal has global implications.

Home Halloween Engineering: Gaping Hole Costume

October 28, 2010 5:22 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | Comments

This great Halloween costume by Evan Booth shows what a bit of imagination and engineering can do. A projection screen over his stomach displays a live video image of a camera on his back giving the illusion of a gaping hole. Photos via flickr. Very cool. Lets see what costumes Curious...

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Motorola posts 3Q sales jump, first since 2006

October 28, 2010 4:05 am | by PETER SVENSSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Motorola Inc. on Thursday posted its first year-over-year quarterly sales rise since 2006, when its Razr phone was still cutting-edge technology.The company's phone division reported an operating profit for the first time in three years. It hadn't expected that to happen until next quarter. The...

LG profit plunges as mobile phone losses widen

October 28, 2010 3:05 am | by KELLY OLSEN - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

LG Electronics, a top global manufacturer of consumer electronics and home appliances, said third-quarter net profit plunged as losses widened at its mobile phone business.LG Electronics, the world's third-biggest manufacturer of mobile phones, earned 7.57 billion won ($6.73 million) in the...

Digital MEMS microphones from Wolfson target high-quality audio processing in mobile devices

October 28, 2010 2:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Fabless audio chip company Wolfson Microelectronics plc (LSE: WLF.L) launched its next-generation digital silicon micro-electro-mechanical-systems (MEMS) microphones, the WM7210 and the WM7220. The digital MEMS are manufactured with Wolfson?s CMOS/MEMS membrane design, similar to the...

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Microfluidics: A thousand captures at a time

October 28, 2010 2:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Patch clamping is a widely used laboratory technique to study ion channels in living cells. It is conventionally performed by pressing the open tip of a glass pipette against the membrane of a cell, applying gentle suction to establish a tight seal and then rupturing the cell membrane to...

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Atrenta and CEA-Leti sign a multi-year collaboration agreement

October 28, 2010 2:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Focus will be advanced power reduction and 3D design.

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Taiwan touch-screen maker raises $200M in IPO

October 28, 2010 2:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

TPK Holding Co., a supplier of touch screens for Apple's iPhone and iPad tablet computer, has raised $200 million from its initial public offering, the largest in Taiwan this year.The company's shares will start trading Friday on the Taiwan stock market.Proceeds of the IPO will be used to...

Nintendo sinks into the red for first half

October 28, 2010 1:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Nintendo sank to a first-half loss, the first in seven years, as a rising yen and long-delayed release for its 3-D gaming machine set the scene for a weak full-year result....

Sharp rebounds to profit but cuts forecast

October 28, 2010 1:05 am | by TOMOKO A. HOSAKA - Associated Press - Associated Press | Comments

A strong yen forced Japan's Sharp Corp. to cut its earnings forecast even as first-half profit rebounded on improved sales of home appliances, Blu-ray disc players and flat-screen TVs.In another sign that the rising yen is hurting Japan's big exporters, the Osaka-based electronics company...

Aggie engineers among top entrepreneurs on 2010 Aggie 100 list

October 27, 2010 7:21 pm | by Texas A&M University | Comments

The 100 fastest-growing Aggie-owned or Aggie-led businesses in the world were recognized Oct. 22 at the 6th Annual “Aggie 100” program, sponsored by the Mays Business School’s Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship at Texas A&M University. The “Aggie 100” focuses on growth as...

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Oracle makes big investment in chip designer

October 27, 2010 7:05 pm | by JORDAN ROBERTSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Oracle said Wednesday it has invested in Mellanox Technologies, a company whose chips help speed the flow of data among computers.Oracle bought 10.2 percent of the Mellanox's shares on the open market. Mellanox's market value was $718 million before the announcement Wednesday.Oracle CEO Larry...

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Symantec 2Q earnings beat Street; shares rise

October 27, 2010 6:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Symantec Corp. said Wednesday its fiscal second-quarter net income dropped 12 percent partially because of the security software maker's recent purchase of VeriSign Inc.'s security business, but results topped Wall Street's estimates.Shares rose 85 cents, or 5.4 percent, to $16.65 in...

Yahoo hires former News Corp. exec to fill void

October 27, 2010 5:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Yahoo Inc. is turning to a former Internet sharpshooter at News Corp.'s media empire to fill a big hole on its management team....

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