Momentum grows for U.S. wireless spectrum bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Washington insiders have high hopes for legislation this year that would open up large swaths of spectrum to wireless companies desperate to meet the booming demand for data-heavy wireless devices.

Cisco reassures Wall Street on post-revamp earnings

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Networking giant Cisco Systems Inc slashed its long-term forecasts, acknowledging that it will find it harder to drive growth even after cutting thousands of jobs in a sweeping reorganization.

Microsoft Also Preparing for Desktop/Laptop Retina Displays

During a BUILD 2011 presentation, Microsoft told Windows 8 developers to plan their artwork for High DPI (dot per inch) monitors with varying artwork sizes. In particular, they mentioned Retina-class desktop and laptop monitors. @Stroughtonsmith tweeted from the talk which is not yet online:



We’d previously reported that Apple had also been planning for ultra high resolution Retina displays in Mac OS X Lion. These ultra-high resolution displays would increase the number of pixels per inch found on both laptop and desktop displays.

There’s been some doubts about when such displays will become commercially available, but it seems both Apple and Microsoft have built in support for it in their latest operating systems. Microsoft seems to indicate that they will be available within the next couple of years.


Murdoch will testify again in hacking scandal

News International chief executive James Murdoch is to be recalled to testify before a parliamentary committee over a phone-hacking scandal involving journalists at the now defunct News of the World newspaper, a spokesman for the panel said Tuesday.

Apple May Processor Bump MacBook Pros in 2011



AppleInsider claims that Apple may be bumping the processors of the MacBook Pros before the end of this year, but will make no other changes to the notebooks.

According to people with proven insight into Apple’s future product plans, the late-2011 MacBook Pro refresh will deliver marginal speed bumps to the notebooks’ Core i-Series of Sandy Bridge processors but will otherwise introduce no material changes over the existing models.

Intel recently introduced 16 new Sandy Bridge processors, some of which could be used in the current generation MacBook Pros.

Last year, Apple quietly added a high end 2.8GHz Core i7 option to the MacBook Pros in late October. So, the move is not without precedent, though last year it was offered only as a built-to-order option and not an across the board upgrade.


GE to buy back Buffett’s financial crisis stake

(Reuters) – General Electric Co said on Tuesday it would buy back Berkshire Hathaway Inc’s preferred stake in the largest U.S. conglomerate, handing back a lifeline it grabbed during the 2008…

Stocks Rise as French Banks Rebound; Treasuries Slump, Oil Gains

Sept. 13 (Bloomberg) — U.S. stocks rose, Europe’s benchmark equity index rebounded from a two-year low and Treasuries fell as French banks dismissed concerns over their access to funds and investors watched for signs of progress in efforts to tame the

Rapport d’experts alarmant sur les mers européennes

LONDRES (Reuters) – Les mers européennes sont soumises à des changements d’une rapidité sans précédent en raison de la fonte des glaces arctiques, de la hausse des températures et de la migration de la vie marine dues au changement climatique,