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    Why Macintosh Skills Matter in Tech

    Once viewed as a plaything, the Macintosh is now the PC of choice for many hard-core technology professionals, and Macintosh skills are now an in-demand specialty among IT pros, rather than an afterthought. "The Mac will be coming soon to a company near you, if it hasn't already," says Brian Vaughn, executive vice president of Dataprise, a network support and ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    BP Buys 32 of Kevin Costner's Oil Separating Machines

    BP Buys 32 of Kevin Costner's Oil Separating Machines
    The ongoing leak of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico has reached epic proportions and shows no signs of stopping. All attempts to stop the leak of crude oil into the Gulf have failed thus far leaving the only option for the time being to clean the oil from the waters of the Gulf as quickly as possible.Actor Kevin Costner ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Redesigned Traffic Light Could Assist the Color Blind

    Redesigned Traffic Light Could Assist the Color Blind
    Color blindness is a common optical disease that impacts many Americans.  Known medically as Daltonism or deuteranopia.  In the U.S., 7 percent of the male population (about 10.5 million people) and 0.4 percent of the female population (approximately 620,000 people) suffer from the most common form of color blindness, red-green color blindness. Globally, over 200 million people are believed to be colorblind. In some countries -- ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Facebook, MySpace Vow to Stop Sharing Your Private Info With Advertisers

    Facebook, MySpace Vow to Stop Sharing Your Private Info With Advertisers
    MySpace and Facebook have both found themselves in trouble of late, with customers complaining about the revelation that the companies were sharing private information with advertisers, despite promises that user information would not be shared in the Terms of Service. Facebook was perhaps the worst offender with this.  Its CEO has insisted at times that customers don't really care about privacy.  And it has rolled out multiple changes to ...
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    Allowing Computing Errors Could Help Boost Chip Efficiency, Power

    Allowing Computing Errors Could Help Boost Chip Efficiency, Power
    Modern computer processor engineers face a myriad of problems as they scrabble to create more powerful chips. This is especially true of Intel and AMD, who together produce nearly all of the processors used in consumer grade desktops, laptops, tablets, and netbooks.Two of the most immediate problems are transistor size and heat dissipation as a byproduct of increased power requirements to ...
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    U.S. Committed to Greenhouse Gas Cuts, China Prefers "Voluntary" Effort

    U.S. Committed to Greenhouse Gas Cuts, China Prefers "Voluntary" Effort
    While it is unknown definitively whether manmade greenhouse gases are playing a role in climate change, or exactly what that role may be, many scientists and politicians support early studies which suggest a link between carbon dioxide emissions and a global warming trend.  They want the international community to band together to make drastic cuts to the global CO budget.  The ...
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    Honda Hopes to Develop EV Battery Breakthrough with China's Help

    Honda Hopes to Develop EV Battery Breakthrough with China's Help
    While Honda is usually a  pioneer in the automotive industry with innovative devices and vehicles, the company has been a bit behind when it comes to EV production in comparison to other auto giants. Honda has posed the argument that EV vehicles are far from being successful because of a lack of any real advances in battery technology. Now, it seems as though Honda ...
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    Navy Weighs in on Video Games to Whip Recruits into Shape

    Navy Weighs in on Video Games to Whip Recruits into Shape
    The Navy has frequently been seen in the headlines  for advancements made from using hardware technology to get its aircraft and fighting vehicles into shape; it may now turn to software technology to get its newest recruits in motion and out onto the playing field.Navy officials are weighing in on using interactive video games like the Nintendo Wii and Dance Dance Revolution to help ...
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    Why Tech Gadgets are Vital to Entrepreneurs

    Why Tech Gadgets are Vital to Entrepreneurs
    Small-business owner Julie Ruvolo is certainly tech savvy. She worked in ad sales and strategy for digital media companies AdBrite and DivX, and as a freelance writer for interactive media publisher iMedia Communications. In 2008, she co-founded Solvate, which helps folks find "virtual assistants" online that help with administrative tasks such as bookkeeping and travel planning. Ruvolo uses many gadgets to ...
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    5 Best Business Travel Tips

    5 Best Business Travel Tips
    Whether traveling for business is an everyday occurrence, an occasional hindrance, or a lifelong dream, all business travelers can agree that if your job calls for travel, then being an efficient traveler is a must. We’ve got the five tips that’ll make your time en-route more productive and less stressful. #1 Know Which Airlines Offer Premium Economy Why? Because if your ...
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    BP "Top Kill" Effort Fails to Stop Gulf Oil Leak

    BP "Top Kill" Effort Fails to Stop Gulf Oil Leak
    Saturday marked yet another failed attempt to plug the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. BP's top kill procedure used more than 1.2 million gallons of mud to suppress oil into the well 5,000 feet below surface in hopes of sealing the well permanently with cement, but most of the mud ended up escaping out of the damaged riser.  "This scares everybody, the fact ...
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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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    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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    Steve Jobs Talks About Suicides, "Stolen" iPhones, Flash at D8 Conference

    Steve Jobs Talks About Suicides, "Stolen" iPhones, Flash at D8 Conference
    Tonight at the eight annual All Things Digital conference (D8 for short) a frequent guest -- Apple CEO, co-founder and "supreme leader" (according to All Things Digital) Steve Jobs -- popped and let loose on a variety of topics during an interview with Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher (the exchange was liveblogged by Engadget).Fresh out the gates, Jobs ripped into Adobe ...
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