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Icahn Jimmies Into Yahoo Boardroom

Yahoo and activist investor Carl Icahn have reached a settlement in their bitter battle over control of the company. The two sides have agreed to keep most of the current Yahoo board on the ballot for re-election and to create three new board positions: one for Icahn and two for executives of his re...

Obama Calls for Cyberterror Czar

The presidential campaign is turning a focus to cyberterrorism. Democrat Barack Obama has unveiled plans for a "national cyber advisor" position as well as updated standards for protecting computer-based infrastructures if he is elected. John McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee, has spoken of...

Microsoft Begs to Differ

Things are looking rocky for Yahoo after the latest round in its back-and-forth battle with Microsoft. The war of words took an ugly turn when Yahoo announced over the weekend that it had received and rejected a new Microsoft offer for a search-only purchase. Now, Microsoft is telling its side of th...

Yahoo, Icahn Fire Broadsides as Shareholders’ Meeting Draws Near

The punches are starting to fly fast as Yahoo and Carl Icahn duke it out over the company's future. Yahoo shot down a new offer by Microsoft over the weekend to buy the search portion of its business and leave the remaining pieces under Icahn's control. Now, Icahn and the current board of directors ...

SCIENCE

Colorful Glass Delivers Massive Solar Energy Boost

The secret to affordable fuel-free energy may lie in some pretty-looking glass. Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have found a way to use dye-colored glass to harness clean and renewable energy -- and to do it in a practical and cost-effective way. The research, published in Fr...

SPACE

Lunar Samples Reveal Watery Secret

A new analysis of some very old rocks is reshaping our understanding of the moon. Scientists used modern techniques to search for tiny traces of hydrogen in a set of lunar sand samples taken by Apollo astronauts in the '70s. The systems used in the study were able to break down the rocks 10 times mo...

Patched Flaw Could Have Broken Internet Backbone

This week, system administrators across the globe are rushing to fix an Internet-wide security flaw. The issue, discovered in the domain name system, would allow a hacker to gain access to domain name records and redirect traffic to an alternate location. That would mean trying to access something l...

SPACE

Summer Light Show Kicks Off With Jupiter at Its Brightest

The fireworks may be finished, but some elaborate light shows still await you in the July sky. Jupiter reaches what's called "opposition" -- meaning it and the sun are on opposite sides of the Earth -- on Wednesday night. Put simply, it'll be the biggest and brightest thing in the sky all night long...

Shrek’s Law, 3-D Plans Drive DreamWorks Into Intel’s Arms

DreamWorks Animation is teaming up with Intel to build a new kind of 3-D moviemaking technology. The two companies have formed a strategic alliance in which Intel will provide both hardware and software for the Hollywood giant. The move marks the end of DreamWorks' three-year deal with AMD and will ...

Microsoft to Yahoo: Ditch the Board, Then We’ll Talk

Microsoft is taking a bold stance in its seemingly endless Yahoo talks, now saying no further negotiations will take place unless a new board is elected. A public statement issued Monday by Microsoft references recent meetings with billionaire Yahoo investor Carl Icahn, who issued a letter of his ow...

Pew Study Shows Sizable Chunk of US Still Not Online

A new study shows the majority of Americans still on dial-up Internet access are keeping the slow connection by choice. The Pew Internet and American Life Project's "Home Broadband Adoption 2008" report finds only 55 percent of Americans are now using high-speed broadband connections -- up 8 percent...

Microsoft Seeks Wingman for Yahoo Takeover

Microsoft may now be looking at a team-based approach to buying Yahoo. The company has talked with other media corporations about partnering up to split Yahoo's assets, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal, which cited sources close to the discussions. Microsoft could buy Yahoo's ...

Sprint Showing Signs of Resurgence

Sprint may be seeing a resurgence in the mobile market. The company's stock climbed 13 percent last week following reports of a Verizon exec telling investors Sprint had started "doing better." The industry has since seen intense speculation that fewer Sprint subscribers are defecting to the top two...

SCIENCE

Scientists Allay Fears of Hadron-Triggered Planetary Meltdown

Rest at ease: Physicists say fears over a powerful atom smasher leading to the end of the Earth are completely unfounded. A group of critics of the Large Hadron Collider -- a machine built 330 feet underground in Europe -- filed a lawsuit to try to stop its initialization. They worried the collider'...

Intel: We’ll Stick With XP, Thanks

Microsoft is facing a new wave of resistance against its Vista operating system, thanks to reports that one of its most well-known partners hasn't made the upgrade. An anonymous source -- described as having direct knowledge of the situation -- told The New York Times Intel found no compellin...

’09 Chrysler Models Will Be Rolling WiFi Hotspots

Chrysler is putting WiFi on wheels with plans for a new vehicle-based wireless Internet system. The automaker's upcoming Uconnect Web service -- announced Thursday in Detroit -- will let travelers turn their cars into moving WiFi hotspots. The service, powered by AutoNet Mobile, will cost $29 per mo...

Study: RFID Tags May Scramble Hospital Equipment

A new study is raising questions over how radio frequency identification chips could be interacting with hospital equipment. The report, published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association, suggests RFID chips could cause some medical devices to fail when in close contact.

Nokia: The Mobile Future Is Wide Open

Nokia is getting in the game of open source cell phone software with its newly acquired Symbian platform. Nokia -- which had already owned 48 percent of Symbian -- bought the remaining 52 percent of the company Tuesday and immediately shifted the product to a royalty-free model. Several leading cell...

Google Sidesteps Rumors of Android Delay

Google is downplaying claims of new delays in the release of its Android mobile phone platform. The launch of the protocol is being pushed back until late 2008 or early 2009, according to The Wall Street Journal. That kind of delay could create issues for carriers like Sprint -- which, accord...

OpenSuse Rolls Out Feature-Packed Version 11.0

The OpenSuse project has released a new version of its Linux operating system. OpenSuse 11.0 became available for free download this week. The software -- an open source project powered by Novell -- aims to bring the Linux world to the masses. Version 11.0 builds on the original open source system d...

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