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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 ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    What Not to Say to an IT Worker

    Photo: Lachlan Hardy/Flickr (CC) You need to know how to deal with different types of people in order to get along. Some are especially sensitive to certain things, like the conflict resolution rep that hates to hears insults around the office, even when they're said in jest. IT workers like us are no different. We take our geekiness seriously and ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Report: Google to Dump Windows Internally Due to Security Concerns

    Report: Google to Dump Windows Internally Due to Security Concerns
    Google is one of the most creative and powerful tech companies in the world, thus its actions are scrutinized at times.  However, it's hard not to see a bit of significance in this one -- Google is reportedly phasing out Windows due to security concerns.News of the plan broke as Google remains reeling from a major intrusion by Chinese hackers which occurred using ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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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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    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 almost 9 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 almost 9 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Microsoft Responds to Google's Security Rejection

    Microsoft Responds to Google's Security Rejection
    Yesterday we contacted Microsoft seeking comment on the news that Google was dumping Windows at its headquarters due to "security concerns" and instead offering employees a choice between only a Mac or a Linux system.  The official response we received was that there was no response -- Microsoft wasn't yet commenting on the news.This morning, Windows Team member Brandon LeBlanc did at last issue an ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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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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    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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    Employees at Apple's Hellish Foxconn Factory Feel Life is "Meaningless"

    Employees at Apple's Hellish Foxconn Factory Feel Life is "Meaningless"
    Ah Wei stands weary, at the point of breaking after a long 12-hour shift at Apple's Foxconn factory.  He understands all too well the sentiments of the employees that committed suicide.  Despite a 30 percent pay raise (which comes at a total cost to Apple of around $3.50 of its $200 in profit per iPad sold), he still only makes $172 USD a month, ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: -2
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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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    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 almost 9 years ago | Rated: -1
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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 ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    BP Robots Place Cap Over Well Leak

    BP Robots Place Cap Over Well Leak
    After last week's disappointing endeavor with the top kill procedure, BP has placed a containment cap over the leaking well pipe on Thursday with intentions of ceasing at least 90 percent of the flow of oil into the ocean.  With the use of robot submarines, BP was able to cut the remains of the damaged riser pipe and lower the containment cap over the leaking ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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