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Ukraine marks 26th anniversary of Chernobyl

Jul 30 2013 Published by under General Interest

Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovych pushes a button in a ceremony inaugurating the initial assembly of a gigantic steel-arch to cover the remnants of the exploded reactor of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine, Thursday, April 26, 2012. Ukraine's president on Thursday thanked the international community for financing the construction of a new, safer shelter over the damaged Chernobyl reactor and urged extreme caution with nuclear energy as Ukrainians, Belarusians and Russians marked the 26th anniversary of the world's worst nuclear disaster. (AP Photo/ Efrem Lukatsky)Urging all nations to be extremely cautious with nuclear energy, Ukraine’s president thanked donors for financing the construction of a new, safer shelter over the damaged Chernobyl reactor on the 26th anniversary of the world’s worst nuclear disaster.


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    Originally posted 2012-04-26 22:22:39. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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    Michigan Republicans consider "right-to-work" legislation

    Jul 30 2013 Published by under General Interest

    (Reuters) – Michigan’s Republican-led legislature is considering a push for a “right-to-work” law that would make paying union dues optional in a state that has one of the highest union membership rates in the United States and is home to the United Auto Workers. Republican Governor Rick Snyder, who had said in the past that a “right-to-work” law was not appropriate for Michigan, said on Tuesday the issue was now under discussion, though he did not say if or when a proposal would be introduced. …

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      Originally posted 2012-12-06 11:06:36. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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      Amazon is reportedly making a phone and it just poached another Windows Phone executive

      Jul 30 2013 Published by under General Interest

      Amazon is reportedly making a phone and it just poached another Windows Phone executiveThe likelihood that Amazon will launch a smartphone — or a “phablet,” as the case may be — at some point in the next six to nine months seems to grow more likely each day. Bloomberg reported last week that the company is testing a smartphone with manufacturing partner Foxconn, and The Wall Street Journal would later add that the device will likely feature a display measuring between 4 and 5 inches when it launches later this year or early in 2013. Now, Richard Williams, former director of business development with Microsoft’s Windows Phone unit, has left Microsoft to join Amazon as director of the Amazon Appstore. Williams is the second Microsoft executive to leave the company’s Windows Phone division


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        Originally posted 2012-07-14 08:40:40. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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        Honey Boo Boo Needs More Cowbell

        Jul 30 2013 Published by under General Interest

        Honey Boo Boo Needs More CowbellWe realize there's only so much time one can spend in a day watching new trailers, viral video clips, and shaky cell phone footage of people arguing on live television. This is why every day The Atlantic Wire highlights the videos that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention. Today:


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          Originally posted 2012-10-18 23:09:56. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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          OnLive plans to bring authentic Windows experience to iPad (Appolicious)

          Jul 30 2013 Published by under General Interest

          Appolicious – Not content with bringing PC games to tablets, cloud gaming service OnLive announced it’s creating an app that will bring the experience of Windows to the iPad.

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            Originally posted 2012-01-12 09:37:43. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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            Memorial for Jobs planned at Stanford Sunday (AP)

            Jul 30 2013 Published by under General Interest

            AP – Some of Silicon Valley’s top tech leaders are expected to attend a memorial service for Steve Jobs being held sometime Sunday evening at Stanford University.

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              Originally posted 2011-10-17 21:48:31. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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              Engineering Disasters – The Sherman Tank of WW2

              Jul 30 2013 Published by under Thoughts

              The World War II Sherman tanks had a fatal flaw that contributed to the death of thousands of troops.

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              Originally posted 2011-05-22 13:28:08. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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              Cubic Global Tracking Solutions Selects Vice President of Engineering & Operations

              Jul 30 2013 Published by under Interests

              VIENNA, VA– – Cubic Global Tracking Solutions , the asset visibility solutions provider of Cubic Corporation , recently appointed Jim Kilfeather to the newly created position of Vice President of Engineering …

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                Originally posted 2012-01-24 22:48:46. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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                ASUS announces Padfone 2 with quad-core processor, 13-megapixel camera, LTE

                Jul 30 2013 Published by under General Interest

                ASUS announces Padfone 2 with quad-core processor, 13-megapixel camera, LTEASUS (2357) made its Padfone 2 official on Tuesday. As the leaks suggested, the Padfone 2 is an all-around spec boost that includes a 4.7-inch Super IPS+ display (1280 x 720 resolution), quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 2GB of RAM, up to 64GB of internal storage, 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.4 aperture capable of 100 continuous full-resolution shots at six frames per second, 1.2-megapixel front camera, NFC, LTE connectivity and a 2140mAh battery. On the software side, the Padfone 2 feels a bit outdated running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but ASUS says it’ll be updated to Jelly Bean very soon. ASUS also streamlined its Padfone 2 Station as well. Now thinner and lighter, the new tablet dock adds a 10.1-inch IPS display


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                  Originally posted 2012-10-17 21:04:25. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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                  Strong Projection for iPhone 5, Survey Finds (NewsFactor)

                  Jul 30 2013 Published by under General Interest

                  NewsFactor – Apple hasn’t announced that there will be an iPhone 5 yet, let alone released any details on the refresh of its top-selling smartphone, but a majority of current iPhone users are ready to trade up for the new model, sight unseen.

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                    Originally posted 2011-09-15 07:31:39. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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