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    Smart Meters, Dumb Backlash

    Smart Meters, Dumb Backlash
    Smart meters can save energy and money and prevent blackouts. So why did the residents of Bakersfield, California hate them so much? As Barack Obama signed the $787 billion economic stimulus bill in February of 2009, he promised it would “place smart meters in homes to make our energy bills lower, make outages less likely, and make it easier to use ...
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    Why Nokia and Microsoft Can Challenge Apple and Beat Google

    Why Nokia and Microsoft Can Challenge Apple and Beat Google
    Nokia and Microsoft announced a strategic alliance that could define the futures of both firms. They had no choice because, right now, Apple is the company for both to beat. It isn’t Google with its Android offering, and you can confirm this by looking at the drama at Verizon and how T-Mobile positions itself against AT&T and Verizon. Revisiting the Unbeatable ...
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    Why CIOs Shouldn't Waste Time With Tablet Strategies - Plus 12 Hot Tablets!

    Why CIOs Shouldn't Waste Time With Tablet Strategies - Plus 12 Hot Tablets!
    Apple has always been considered a consumer technology company, not an enterprise one. Yet the success of its iPad has just about every enterprise-oriented hardware vendor out there, from Research in Motion to HP to Lenovo, introducing tablets to compete with the iPad. It isn't clear yet whether tablets will be a real game changer as laptops and PCs before them ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: -8
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    Why Google Android May Fail and Chrome OS Will Fail

    Why Google Android May Fail and Chrome OS Will Fail
    Android exists on a lot of products and appears to be successful, but the prognosis for the Chrome OS is dropping like a rock. This week, I thought I would go around and discuss Android with some of the folks who build and monitor the products and I got some interesting responses, which I will share here. There is an interesting ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: -25
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    The Top Tech Controversies of 2010

    The Top Tech Controversies of 2010
    This was a drama-filled year and I imagine a lot of people will look back on it and be very glad that it is over. Let’s revisit some of the big ones. And with each trip down memory lane, I’m going to suggest a title for a new reality TV or game show AppleGates: A Geeky Sitcom Over the last couple ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    In the Future, You Will Use Your Phone to Save Energy

    In the Future, You Will Use Your Phone to Save Energy
    Apps designed to integrate with your electricity meter and help you save are just starting to hit the market. What's available, and what's on the horizon? Smartphones are energy hogs. Just think about how much longer the battery in your cell phone from five years ago lasted as compared to your Android or iPhone's battery now. But while smartphones quickly suck ...
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    Report: Taliban Kills Afghan Elder Based on WikiLeaks Docs

    Report: Taliban Kills Afghan Elder Based on WikiLeaks Docs
    It's been a nightmarish last few months for U.S. Military officials.  First they discovered that a young soldier serving in Iraq had acted as a spy passing documents to the site Wikileaks.  Then they endured Wikileaks release of 90,000 U.S. Military documents -- many of them classified -- detailing their operations in Afghanistan.The Taliban, a radical Islamic militia in Afghanistan, announced ...
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    Web-enabled Devices Quickly Gobbling Up Current Supply of IP Addresses

    Web-enabled Devices Quickly Gobbling Up Current Supply of IP Addresses
    When the internet protocol  IPv4 was developed, mobile phones were not in heavy use and personal computers were not yet commonplace. Now computers, phones, automobiles and even appliances are connected to the web -- and the number of IP addresses that are readily available is dwindling fast.   IP addresses are unique numbers assigned to all devices that connect to the internet.  The IPv4 ...
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    Why Can't Wikileaks and the U.S. Federal Gov't Get Their Acts Together?

    Why Can't Wikileaks and the U.S. Federal Gov't Get Their Acts Together?
    Our coverage of Wikileaks' landmark release of 90k U.S. military documents, many of them classifed, drew strong reactions -- some supportive, some very critical.  Some could not understand -- how could I criticize Wikileaks, when I had worked so hard to reveal the government's lack of transparency with its ACTA piracy treaty and other issues?  Here's why.Today we live in an ...
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    Obama Test Drives Volt, Affirms Commitment to U.S. Car Makers

    Obama Test Drives Volt, Affirms Commitment to U.S. Car Makers
    Two years ago, General Motors and Chrysler stood on the verge of collapse.  No bank in the country was capable of undersigning such a huge bankruptcy.  The only possible resolution appeared to be complete liquidation to repay the companies' lenders, which would have decimated the American auto parts industry and left Ford Motor Company as the only major surviving America auto company.Instead U.S. ...
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    Jobs Addresses iPhone "Antennagate"

    Jobs Addresses iPhone "Antennagate"
    Today at Apple's 1 p.m. EST, 10 a.m. PST press conference, Apple finally formally addressed the iPhone 4's faulty antenna, which its engineers reportedly warned it about last year, but it ignored.  Despite reports claiming that it might initiate a recall, Apple took a hard line, with most of its presentation boiling down to one word - denial.  But to Apple's ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Kin Phone Failure Weighing Heavily on Microsoft

    Kin Phone Failure Weighing Heavily on Microsoft
    Remember when the Zune phone was a hot news topic?  Those days are long gone.  Even as Windows Mobile 6.5 plunges in marketshare and Microsoft hurries to finish its replacement in time for the holidays, it's trying to come to grips with the loss of its first mobile phone hardware project - Kin.A summary article of the Kin debacle over at Mini-Microsoft, a blog site that follows Microsoft closely, had ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Business PC Age Highest in a Decade, 74 Percent Running Windows XP

    Business PC Age Highest in a Decade, 74 Percent Running Windows XP
    Even as Windows 7 adoption in the business world heats up, Microsoft's Tammi Reller, Windows team CVP, has dropped some startling numbers that some say show just how poorly Windows Vista did.At Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference, Reller stated that Microsoft's internal data indicates that 74 percent of business worldwide still run on Windows XP - an operating system that was released almost a decade ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    George Lucas Angry About Real Life "Lightsaber," Threatens to Sue

    George Lucas Angry About Real Life "Lightsaber," Threatens to Sue
    Early last month we covered Hong Kong-based Wicked Laser's new Spyder III Pro Arctic laser, a 1-watt beast capable of setting people's skin on fire and causing blindness.  In that article we compared the laser to a "lightsaber", as a humorous pop culture reference.  After all, the design looked much like the iconic Star Wars weapon.George Lucas, creator of Star Wars, ...
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    Dark Matter in the Sun May be Sustaining Life on Earth

    Dark Matter in the Sun May be Sustaining Life on Earth
    Is life on Earth possible thanks to a bizarre solar effect of dark matter?A mystery that has puzzled scientists for some time now is the solar composition problem.  The sun appears to have a much easier time transporting energy to the surface than standard models would predict based on traditional theories of its composition.  While the exact reason why this happens has been unclear, ...
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    Man Claims to Own 84% of Facebook

    Man Claims to Own 84% of Facebook
    Facebook is no stranger to controversy. Typically, the controversy surrounds new changes to the social network's privacy standards. As the largest social network online, Facebook boasts many millions of users across the world.The last legal proceeding having to do with the social network was identified when Germany sued Facebook for violating the privacy of its users. The accusation in the suit ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Humanity Might Not Survive the Next Century According to Australian Scientist

    Humanity Might Not Survive the Next Century According to Australian Scientist
    Mankind is headed for a mass extinction, along with many other species clinging to Earth, and there's probably nothing to be done about according to one scientist. Frank Fenner, a much-lauded and awarded scientist hailing from Canberra, Australia, doesn't see much hope for humans in the future. Between rampant pollution, ecological destruction, overpopulation and over-consumption, the planet is already past its ...
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    Researchers Create Mathematical Formula for Bicycle Riding

    Researchers Create Mathematical Formula for Bicycle Riding
    The U.S. Senate is debating an unprecedented measure that would give the U.S. President and a branch of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) power to kill part or all of the internet hosted by private companies in the U.S., all in the name of protecting the motherland.  The bill, proposed by Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT) who at times has been ...
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    New Bill Would Give U.S. President Power to Kill Some, or All of the Internet

    New Bill Would Give U.S. President Power to Kill Some, or All of the Internet
    The U.S. Senate is debating an unprecedented measure that would give the U.S. President and a branch of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) power to kill part or all of the internet hosted by private companies in the U.S., all in the name of protecting the motherland.  The bill, proposed by Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT) who at times has been ...
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    Ex-Hacker Calls on Wikileaks Head to Step Down After Questionable Posts

    Ex-Hacker Calls on Wikileaks Head to Step Down After Questionable Posts
    Yesterday we posted that Adrian Lamo became only the second source in Wikileaks history to become outed as a source.  The site appears to have purposefully let loose the information in its personal vendetta against Lamo for turning in Army leaker Bradley Manning. We have since established contact with Nadim Kobeissi, a hacker whose conversations with Adrian Lamo were also leaked.  ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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