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Submission + - Verizon To Drop Unlimited Data Plans in Two Weeks (

itwbennett writes: "The rumors have converged and now it appears that Verizon will be dropping its unlimited data plans on July 7, says blogger Peter Smith. Droid-Life lists pricing, starting at 2 GB for $30/month and going up to 10 GB for $80/month. 'The one ever-so-slightly bright side,' says Smith, 'is that 4G LTE will cost the same as 3G. Of course, you'll be able to burn through your data even faster.'"

Submission + - Endeavour launch scrubbed for 48 hours

shuz writes: At 10:15 am Eastern time the launch of Endeavour has been scrubbed for a minimum of 48 hours. The scrub is due to 2 failed Axillary Power Unit heaters.

Submission + - Supercomputer tackles dark matter ( 2

An anonymous reader writes: The University of Portsmouth's Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation (ICG) recently went live with its first supercomputer, which will be used to analyse data from radio and optical telescopes to further the understanding of the origins of the universe and the effect of dark matter. Fascinating stuff.

Submission + - Obama Trying to Keep Warrantless Wiretapping ( 1

Tumbleweed writes: "Apparently the Presidential election was less of "Change" and more of "Out with the old, in with the same old," as President Obama has "invoked 'state secrets' to prevent a court from reviewing the legality of the National Security Agency's warantless wiretapping program, moving late Friday to have a lawsuit that challenged the program dismissed."

Well, crap. So who do we elect next time to actually change things? This is NOT the 'change' I voted for!"

The Military

Submission + - Radical Overhaul for Pentagon¹s High-Tech

An anonymous reader writes: Defense Secretary Robert Gates just proposed the most sweeping overhaul of America's arsenal in decades. Major weapons programs, from aircraft carriers to next-gen bombers to new school fighting vehicles, will be cut back, or eliminated. Billions more will be put into growing the American fighting force, both human and robotic.

Submission + - FDA: What is Economically Motivated Adulteration? (

northernboy writes: "FDA has announced a public meeting to consider its response to Economically Motivated Adulteration (EMA). The meeting is intended to "...stimulate and focus a discussion about ways in which the food (including dietary supplements and animal food) drug, medical device, and cosmetic industries, regulatory agencies, and other parties can better predict and prevent economically motivated adulteration with a focus on situations that pose the greatest public health risk." The meeting is scheduled for Friday May 1, 2009 in Rockville Md. Public comments are welcome at the public docket until August 1, 2009. Best of luck avoiding melamine masquerading as protein, over-sulfated chondroitin sulfate masquerading as heparin and who knows what else, until then!"
Sun Microsystems

Submission + - Scott McNealy to Launch bid to take Sun private! (

jschmitz writes: "Scott McNealy announced that he has resigned as Chairman of the Board of Sun Microsystems ( NASDAQ: JAVA ) to link with an investor group to launch a counter-bid for the company. McNealy commented: "The terms IBM is offering are far below the intrinsic value of the company. IBM is trying to swoop in during a bad economic time and buy Sun assets and revenues with no regard to developing real value for Sun shareholders." The exact composition of the investor syndicate has not been announced but it does include Carl Icahn. Icahn is said to be prepared to use the same approach he employed with BEA Systems, another technology infrastructure company he successfully put into play. Eventually BEA went into the maw of Oracle."

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