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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 ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rate This
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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 ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rate This
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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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    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 ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    The Nexus One vs. iPhone vs. Droid Price Comparison

    The Nexus One vs. iPhone vs. Droid Price Comparison
    So you've read the earlier stories on the Android-based Nexus One phone and you're thinking about buying it. The extensive specs inside the beautiful hardware are taking over your mind, like a slow advancing army from the great Gadget Lust Nation (that you know exists). But before you take out your wallet and give in, you need to let the rush ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rate This
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    IBM Patent Application Describes "Intelligent" Stop Lights That Turn Off Cars

    IBM Patent Application Describes "Intelligent" Stop Lights That Turn Off Cars
    Running red lights and failure to stop leads to untold numbers of traffic accidents around the world. Sitting at a red light with cars idling also burns fuel that really isn’t needed.IBM has filed a patent application that outlines a system that would turn the motors of a car off at a traffic light to conserve fuel. Few will take issue with green ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: -3
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    Sony Unveils "Rolling" Screen

    Sony Unveils "Rolling" Screen
    Sony has long been working on a new generation of displays that are flexible enough to be bent and shaped around an object. The first of these flexible OLED displays to be seen from Sony surfaced in 2007. The display offered 16.7 million colors and was 0.3mm thick with a resolution of 160 x 120 and a 1,000:1 contrast ratio.Sony has now ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rate This
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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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    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 7 years ago | Rate This
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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 ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rate This
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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 ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Apple and Others May Increase Prices as Wages in China Rise

    Apple and Others May Increase Prices as Wages in China Rise
    According to  The New York Times, increases in the labor costs of manufacturing in China may lead to price increases in the U.S. and abroad.The issue of Chinese workers' wages has been brought into the media spotlight following a string of deaths of workers at Foxconn's facility that manufactures the iPad and iPhone.  Most of the deaths were suicides, but at least one ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Apple Introduces iPhone 4

    Apple Introduces iPhone 4
    When it comes to the looks of the Apple's latest iPhone, everything seems old hat. The exterior of the phone was revealed nearly two months ago when Gizmodo gave a full shakedown on the device. While the fallout from that incident could be talked about for another 2,000+ words, we'd rather spend the time talking about the new features of the ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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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 over 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Scientists Create Underwear That Could Save Lives

    Scientists Create Underwear That Could Save Lives
    Big Brother could soon be monitoring the unlikeliest of places.  Researchers in California are working on creating "smarty pants"  for U.S. troops. The "smart", durable biosensor briefs have been designed to monitor the bodily systems of American soldiers and may eventually help save lives.  According to Reuters, the technology was developed at the University of California San Diego by nano-engineering professor Joseph Wang and his team."This specific ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rate This
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    A Solution to BP's Huge Spill? Blow it up With Huge Bomb, Says Top Marine

    A Solution to BP's Huge Spill? Blow it up With Huge Bomb, Says Top Marine
    Oil continues to pour out of the remains of BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig and into the Gulf of Mexico.  BP has sawed off the riser pipe, allowing it to successfully deploy a containment dome.  However, the containment dome is only capturing approximately half the oil spilling out of the pipe -- and sawing off the riser pipe increased oil flow ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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