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Reader poll: Obama tops McCain
Blog  
10/31/2008   1 comment
Democratic Senator Barack Obama outpolled GOP Senator John McCain in our reader survey.
Nobel Laureates back Obama. Do you agree?
News & Analysis  
10/29/2008   13 comments
Seventy-six U.S. Nobel Laureates have endorsed Sen. Barack Obama as the U.S. presidential candidate who best understands the importance of science and technology in boosting U.S. competitiveness.
Qualcomm faces $1bn GPS patent lawsuit
News & Analysis  
10/29/2008   Post a comment
Wireless chip group Qualcomm Inc. has become embroiled in yet another patent litigation battle, this time focusing on assisted-GPS technology and against U.S. homeland security company Gabriel Technologies.
First REACH list "a drop in the ocean" warns environmental lobby
Design How-To  
10/29/2008   Post a comment
A group of European pressure groups focusing on environmental issues have welcomed the publication of the first REACH "candidate list" of hazardous chemicals by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) but warned the list is merely a "drop in the ocean".
Opinion: Tech needs R&D funds, not government handouts
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10/28/2008   Post a comment
Technology companies don't need a cash handout. What they really need is government support for risky basic research that will yield big dividends for the entire ecomony down the road.
Opinion: Tech won't be starved for investment
Blog  
10/16/2008   Post a comment
Funding isn't going to trip up tech companies in the current credit meltdown. What could leave them reeling is being unprepared either for a softening market or the eventual economic upturn.
Analysis: AMD stops bleeding, but still has long way to go
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10/7/2008   Post a comment
AMD's decision to spin off its manufacturing facilities in a joint venture qualifies as the most significant event in its history. It's debatable, as company executives contend, that deal rises to the level of other seminal events in the history of the semiconductor industry.
Toshiba executive rules out bid for SanDisk
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10/3/2008   Post a comment
Toshiba Corp. is unlikely to make a counter-bid for flash memory card maker SanDisk that would challenge Samsung's offer on the table, the Japanese company's Chief Executive Officer Atsutoshi Nishida has said.
Clouds loom over solar panel ramp up
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10/3/2008   Post a comment
In the face of uncertain markets and policies, solar panel makers are ramping up factories in hopes of driving costs down to a competitive level.
Analyst: PC demand slipping broadly
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10/1/2008   Post a comment
PC demand started falling in emerging markets including China in mid-August and has been on the decline globally most of September, adding a major economic headache for the electronics industry to the existing U.S. financial worries, according to one market researcher.


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A couple of days ago, my chum Paul was visiting me in my office. He'd wandered over from his cubicle in the next bay to take a brief coffee break. This week, Paul had been admiring the ...

Jolt Judges and Andrew Binstock

Jolt Awards: The Best Books
Jolt Judges and Andrew Binstock
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As we do every year, Dr. Dobb's recognizes the best books of the last 12 months via the Jolt Awards -- our cycle of product awards given out every two months in each of six categories. No ...

Engineering Investigations

Air Conditioner Falls From Window, Still Works
Engineering Investigations
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It's autumn in New England. The leaves are turning to red, orange, and gold, my roses are in their second bloom, and it's time to remove the air conditioner from the window. On September ...

David Blaza

The Other Tesla
David Blaza
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I find myself going to Kickstarter and Indiegogo on a regular basis these days because they have become real innovation marketplaces. As far as I'm concerned, this is where a lot of cool ...