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Steve Jobs v Flash standoff heats up with letter

The Steve Jobs vs. Flash confrontation over Apple’s decision not to support Adobe’s software heated up on Thursday. In a letter available to the public on Apple’s site, Jobs called flash unreliable, “100 percent proprietary,” a battery hog and ultimately a “closed system” that “falls short.” In the letter Jobs rebuts Adobe claims that Apple’s

Graphene | Flexible Like Plastic, Harder Than Diamond

The future of light, strong and cheap is now Science frequently works hand-in-hand with industry to find bigger, better, faster ways of improving production processes and making products better. For any country, there’s a certain pride that goes along with making a breakthrough scientific discovery that changes the face of an industry. Make it cheaper,
Froyo and Gingerbread

Google Froyo is codename for Android 2.2 operating system

Google’s Android system was originally developed just for cell phones, but the new Froyo version is set to do much more. Faster processing and Flash support are rumored to be part of the new Froyo update, and another update, Gingerbread, is already on the horizon. Sounds like Google will be serving up quite the delicious

“The Amazing Randi” exposes bomb detection fraud

It’s been said that a magician never reveals his secrets. In the case of “The Amazing Randi” and the current controversies surrounding crock bomb detectors unscrupulous companies are attempting to peddle for soldiers in Iraq, James Randi is happy to reveal exactly what’s going on. As you’ll see, the military should never invest in such
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Brammo Enertia Electric Motorcycle – At Best Buy?

I Wonder How Much the Maintenance Plan Costs… If I had $12,000 to spare, I’d jump at the chance to buy a Brammo Enertia electric motorcycle. Sure, I’d need quick loans to help pay (will Best Buy finance autos and accept down payments?), but considering that there’s a Best Buy only a couple of miles
launch of falcon 9 on initial test flight June 2010

SpaceX conducts another flawless test of its Falcon 9 rocket

SpaceX launched the second test flight of its Falcon 9 rocket Wednesday. Objectives of the Falcon 9 test flight included another successful launch and separation and re-entry into the atmosphere of the Dragon spacecraft. The outcome of the Falcon 9 test flight will determine how soon SpaceX can begin commercial spaceflight missions to the International

Skype IPO | Details revealed, date not yet set

Just one year after spinning off from Ebay, Skype has filed the initial paperwork with the SEC for an initial public offering. The Skype IPO has been long expected, though some surprising numbers were revealed in the filings. After the IPO, the ownership structure of Skype will be complicated — though users are hoping that
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iPhone MMS | Free Service Finally Launches Today

Much anticipated multimedia messaging service After AT&T delayed the launch of the iPhone multimedia messaging service (iPhone MMS) multiple times, the new, free feature will finally be available on iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS. If you have an iPhone 2G or iPhone 1G, the wait is not over for you. There’s no word on when

Confession app making a profit from guilt

Telling your sinful secrets is becoming easier than ever. The Catholic Church is getting into the same business as Texts From Last Night and PostSecret with a Confession app. The $1.99 app goes through the motions, but in the end a priest is still required for absolution. Confession app goes through the motions The $1.99,
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Good news bad news for consumers as AT&T bids to buy T-mobile

In a deal valued at $39 billion, AT&T has made a bid to buy T-mobile. This deal must be approved by the Department of Justice and Federal Communication Commission, which may prove a challenge. If approved, this deal would prove to be both good and bad news for most consumers. The basics of the AT&T
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Clean energy firms choose summer solstice to promote solar power

Summer solstice 2010 is a turning point in the seasons and could be seen as one for solar energy as well. The summer solstice June 21, when the sun shines longer than any other day of the year, is the day a California utility holding company picked to announce a $100 million fund to finance
Will Cell Phones Replace Credit Cards?

Will Cell Phones Replace Credit Cards?

Cell phones and credit In many countries outside the U.S., cell phones have replaced credit cards. In Japan and Finland, for example, travelers rarely carry cash, checks or credit cards, but rather swipe their phones or send text messages to pay for train rides. In the U.S., the cell phone hasn’t yet reached this capability,
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Internet land rush may lead to .nazi, .gay and .god domains

The masses have pushed the .com domain name to the limit. Now the Internet domain name system devised by the the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is preparing for some competition from a battery of subject-specific domains like .love, .god, .gay and .nazi. These and other colorful domain names may be headed
laptop users risk toasted skin syndrome

Heavy laptop users risk toasted skin syndrome from intense heat

“Toasted skin syndrome” is the latest hazard to be revealed for video game addicts and assorted computer geeks. Toasted skin syndrome, a condition usually suffered by foundry workers or glass blowers, is mottled discoloration caused by prolonged exposure to heat. A case involving a boy who developed toasted skin syndrome playing video games on a
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Comcast NBC merger gets federal approval

In a move approved by the FCC, Comcast and NBC will likely be merging. This merger is being lauded by industry advocates. The Comcast/NBC merger is not all good, however. Consumer advocates are saying it may be a disaster. The Comcast NBC merger information Comcast made an announcement recently. About 51 percent of NBC will
Mac App Store

Mac App Store poised to disrupt the software universe on Jan. 6

Apple’s groundbreaking Mac App Store will open for business on Jan. 6, the company announced Thursday. The Mac App Store, patterned after the Apple App Store, will allow Mac users to buy, download and install software just like iPhone users do with mobile apps. Analysts say the Mac App Store will disrupt the software market
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Cell phone radiation increases brain cell activity in new study

Cell phone radiation increases brain cell activity, according to a new study. The study found an increase in brain cell metabolism in regions of the brain closest to the cell phone antenna. Researchers confirmed that electromagnetic radiation from cell phones has an effect on brain cells but don’t yet know whether the effects are harmful.