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    FCC Asks Volunteers: Are Cable Providers Lying About Speeds?

    FCC Asks Volunteers: Are Cable Providers Lying About Speeds?
    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is in the midst of trying to deploy an unprecedented plan to provide a 100 Mbps public cable option to over 100 million American homes.  It plans to finance that ambitious plan by taking spectrum away from TV broadcasters and reselling it to wireless companies for use with devices like smartphones.  Part of the profits will go to ...
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    Ford Kills Mercury Brand

    Ford Kills Mercury Brand
    When General Motors and Chrysler were floundering and in desperate need of a lifeline from the American government, Ford was moving forward as a still independent company. Ford Motor Company has made some good decisions over the past few years including offloading its premium brands like Volvo, Land Rover, and Aston Martin. Ford Motor Company is continuing to trim the fat ...
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    Simulated 520-day Mars Mission Begins in Russia

    Simulated 520-day Mars Mission Begins in Russia
    A highly anticipated 520-day simulation of a manned mission to Mars is now underway in a virtual spacecraft that is located in Moscow.As part of the monitored test, all six participants will not be able to leave the controlled environment until the project ends in November 2011.  The first 250 days will focus on a mock flight to Mars, with a ...
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    FTC Discusses 5 Percent Federal Tax on Computers, Phones, and Consoles

    FTC Discusses 5 Percent Federal Tax on Computers, Phones, and Consoles
    The U.S. government has compiled some creative ideas to "save journalism" or more aptly to save newspapers.  Among their feel-good suggestions to help preserve the free press (paper) is to institute a 5 percent tax on all consumer electronics. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has submitted a multi-faceted list of suggestions for public review and to the appropriate officials - President Obama ...
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    Study: Wind Farms = Bird Killers

    Study: Wind Farms = Bird Killers
    A recent study  in Klickitat County, Washington shows that active wind farms in Washington and Oregon kill more than 6,500 birds and 3,000 bats annually.  Biologist Orah Zamora works for West, Inc., an ecological field study company, monitors the Windy Flats project, one of the largest wind farms in the United States. Zamora looks for dead birds and bats that have been severed ...
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    Foxconn Offers Performance-based Pay Raise of 66 Percent

    Foxconn Offers Performance-based Pay Raise of 66 Percent
    Foxconn is the company that manufactures some of the most popular gadgets on the market including the Apple iPhone and the iPad. Over the last several months, Foxconn has seen an uptick in suicides among its workers that have led to concerns over conditions at the factory.Bloomberg reported earlier this month that one worker at the Foxconn factory described life as "meaningless" and "very ...
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    Google Gives European Regulators Data Copied from Open Networks

    Google Gives European Regulators Data Copied from Open Networks
    Google has found itself mired in legal proceedings and bad press after it was forced to admit in mid-May that its Street View vehicles had accidentally recorded "payload data" from open wireless networks. Google admits that it was recording SSID and MAC addresses on secure networks, but maintains it was not aware that the payload data from open networks was being captured until ...
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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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    Stanford Poll Shows 75 Percent of Americans Believe in Global Warming

    Stanford Poll Shows 75 Percent of Americans Believe in Global Warming
    Researchers at the Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University conducted a survey that shows three out of four Americans believe in global warming and want the government to establish laws to stop it. The survey was funded by the National Science Foundation and administered in June 2010 by Woods Institute Senior Fellow Jon Krosnick, a professor of communication and political science at Stanford University. From June ...
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    Microsoft Announces New "Kinect" Hardware Control for Xbox 360

    Microsoft Announces New "Kinect" Hardware Control for Xbox 360
    It was this time last year that Microsoft first revealed its motion controller for the Xbox 360, Project Natal. Today, Microsoft has officially announced the controller and has given it a new name. The new accessory is now called "Kinect for Xbox 360" and will be available this November. As you may recall, Kinect is an add-on USB peripheral for the ...
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    Ubisoft Will Allow Gamers to "Beat It" With New Michael Jackson Game

    Ubisoft Will Allow Gamers to "Beat It" With New Michael Jackson Game
    Ubisoft  announced at the Electronic Entertainment Expo that it will release an interactive video game (currently unnamed) based on the song and dance moves of the "King of Pop" just in time for the holidays.  The motion-sensing game will be among the first to use Kinect and Move, the motion-detecting camera systems for Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Sony's Playstation 3.  The launch of the ...
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    Starbucks Wi-Fi Goes Free, Unregistered

    Starbucks Wi-Fi Goes Free, Unregistered
    Back in 2008 Starbucks began offering iPhone owners free Wi-Fi.  Since that time, it has slowly expanded free Wi-Fi benefits to other groups, including Green card and Gold card members.  To get 2-hours of free Wi-Fi, you had to use your card and sign up for a complementary account from AT&T.Now Starbucks has posted some exciting news on its corporate Twitter account.  Representative Brad Nelson writes: ...
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    California Bill Proposes Digital License Plates with Advertisements

    California Bill Proposes Digital License Plates with Advertisements
    A staple of summer road trips for generations has players competing to find the strangest state license plates as the family travels the highways. This game could get a new wrinkle if California passes a bill that turns the states license plates into digital versions of the current metal plates.The California legislature is looking at a bill that would allow the ...
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    New Suit Against Limewire Could Total 15 Times Music Industry's Yearly Income

    New Suit Against Limewire Could Total 15 Times Music Industry's Yearly Income
    Napster fell.  Kazaa fell.  And now the RIAA is waging an all out war to try to ensure Limewire follows in its P2P ancestors' footsteps. Even as the move industry turns its efforts to suing thousands of BitTorrent users, the music industry is waging its own hard-fought war against filesharers.  After a long and unprofitable legal crusade, the RIAA has largely turned ...
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    Tesla Reveals Three New Upcoming Vehicles in Preparation for IPO

    Tesla Reveals Three New Upcoming Vehicles in Preparation for IPO
    Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has nearly succeeded in bringing his company public, despite personal financial issues that have prevented him from pouring more venture capital into the firm.  The initial public offering was announced in late January, but is on the verge of completion - possibly coming as soon as next week.This will be the first major IPO of an American automaker ...
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    Stanford Study: Few Experts Support Global Warming Skepticism

    Stanford Study: Few Experts Support Global Warming Skepticism
    Stanford University  recently conducted a study that shows a minimal number of scientists who do not accept that human beings have contributed to the Earth's climate change have "far less expertise and prominence in climate research" than scientists who do believe climate change has been affected by humans.  The university came to these conclusions by analyzing the number of research papers published "by more than ...
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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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    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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    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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    IPhone Contractor Sued by 44 Employees Over Poisoning

    IPhone Contractor Sued by 44 Employees Over Poisoning
    It seems as though Chinese electronics manufacturing contractors are having a few issues lately with poisoning their workers. In April, DailyTech reported on a case involving Samsung workers developing leukemia while working in semiconductor plants. Today, we're learning that iPhone contractor Wintek is being sued by 44 workers in China over reported poisoning. The workers claim that they were poisoned by ...
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