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Agreement reached on common 'plug' for electric cars: firm

Technology / Energy

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Leading automotive and energy companies have reached agreement on a common "plug" to recharge electric cars, a spokeswoman for German energy company RWE said Sunday.


Windows washer: Meet Microsoft's antidote to Vista (AP)

Windows washer: Meet Microsoft's antidote to Vista

Technology / Software

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(AP) -- Julie Larson-Green hopes you'll like Windows 7. If not, well, now you and a billion other people know whom to blame.


Behind the scenes with Windows 7

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created 13 hours ago | popularity 1 / 5 (3) | comments 3

(AP) -- To design Windows 7, Microsoft analyzed billions of pieces of data. It studied exactly what PC users do in front of their screens. It tallied hundreds of thousands of Windows surveys. It got feedback from people ...




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Obama names first US Chief Technology Officer

Technology / Internet

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US President Barack Obama on Saturday named a Harvard-educated Indian-American to the newly created post of Chief Technology Officer in an appointment much-awaited by Silicon Valley.


Ashton Kutcher wins Twitter battle with CNN (AP)

Ashton Kutcher wins Twitter battle with CNN

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(AP) -- For now, Ashton Kutcher is the king of Twitter. But there is a new challenger - Oprah.



Desert clash in West over solar potential, water (AP)

Desert clash in West over solar potential, water

Technology / Energy

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(AP) -- A westward dash to power electricity-hungry cities by cashing in on the desert's most abundant resource - sunshine - is clashing with efforts to protect the tiny pupfish and desert tortoise and stinginess ...


For sale by tweet: Social networking to sell homes

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(AP) -- When you sign up for Facebook or Twitter, you expect to get a stream of random messages from the people that make up your virtual social network - but pitches on homes for sale?


Sweden: hundreds protest Pirate Bay conviction

Technology / Internet

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(AP) -- Wearing bandanas and waving Jolly Roger flags, hundreds of supporters of file-sharing hub The Pirate Bay demonstrated on Saturday against a Swedish court's conviction of the Internet site's organizers.


Conn. pols weigh updates to reflect GPS advances (AP)

Conn. pols weigh updates to reflect GPS advances

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(AP) -- Addicted to that GPS navigation system? On Connecticut roads, that might make you a lawbreaker.


MySpace hopes to turn free songs into needed cash

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(AP) -- In 2004, when MySpace was still getting going, recording label executive Courtney Holt noticed that musicians were using the Web site to connect more intimately with their fans, through detailed blogs and behind-the-scenes ...


Actors union relents in tentative studio deal

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(AP) -- The Screen Actors Guild and the Hollywood studios said Friday they have reached a tentative deal on movie and prime-time TV show productions, capping a yearlong battle that ended with the Guild giving up its fight ...


4 convicted in Pirate Bay file-sharing trial (AP)

Hollywood scores win over Pirate Bay, 4 convicted

Technology / Internet

created Apr 17, 2009 | popularity 2.9 / 5 (13) | comments 43

(AP) -- The entertainment industry won round one Friday in a legal battle against file-sharing hub The Pirate Bay, with guilty verdicts and one-year prison sentences handed down to four men accused of running ...


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Challenges to grow with electric cars' sales: Aging grid needs to handle more power

Technology / Energy

created Apr 17, 2009 | popularity 3.7 / 5 (6) | comments 23

President Barack Obama and others are calling for a boom in electric vehicle production, which seems simple enough on the surface: Build the cars and plug them in. If only it were that easy.


Diesel fights for traction with U.S. buyers

Technology / Energy

created Apr 17, 2009 | popularity 5 / 5 (2) | comments 5

Just like gasoline, diesel fuel has plummeted in price since last summer after reaching almost $5 a gallon. So now that diesel goes for about $2.25, sales of diesel-powered vehicles, which almost always get better mileage ...


Surveillance vehicles take flight using alternative energy

Surveillance vehicles take flight using alternative energy (w/Video)

Technology / Engineering

created Apr 17, 2009 | popularity 4.5 / 5 (2) | comments 0

Nearly undetectable from the ground, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are widely used by the military to scan terrain for possible threats and intelligence. Now, fuel cell powered UAVs are taking flight as ...


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Private equity firms win battle for bankrupt Polaroid

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created Apr 17, 2009 | popularity 4 / 5 (2) | comments 0

Bankrupt Polaroid Corp. has been bought by a pair of private equity firms after a judge threw out the acquisition of the iconic inventor of instant photography by another investor.


Sun, IBM buyout talks in limbo

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created Apr 17, 2009 | popularity 5 / 5 (1) | comments 0

Representatives of Sun Microsystems met earlier this week with advisers for IBM in an effort to restart buyout talks that stalled earlier this month, but no deal was reached.


Let's get non-verbal, electronically

Technology / Computer Sciences

created Apr 17, 2009 | popularity 3 / 5 (3) | comments 0

(PhysOrg.com) -- European researchers have developed a suite of tools to add non-verbal cues to email, phone calls, chats and other channels of electronic communication. It is fascinating work, and the real-world applications ...