In Major Shift, Apple Builds Its Own Team to Design Chips

30 04 2009

Apple Inc. is building a significant capability to design its own computer chips, a strategy shift that the company hopes will create exclusive features for its gadgets and shield Apple’s work from rivals. The Silicon Valley trend-setter has been hiring people from many different segments of the semiconductor industry, including engineers to…

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Google Analyst: What If You Owned Your Internet Connection?

30 04 2009

Google policy analyst Derek Slater discusses the possibility of privately owned fiber optics to access the Internet and not having to rely on Comcast or AT&T.

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The World’s Most Expensive Beers

30 04 2009

The seven beers that made this collection are not only on the extreme end of the wallet-crushing scale, but they’re also highly sought after and rather rare or only available in select locations. So, sit back, take a sip of whatever you’re havin’, and pine along with me over the list of beers very few of us will ever enjoy.

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New York City-Sized Ice Collapses Off Antarctica

30 04 2009

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent TROMSOE, Norway (Reuters) – An area of an Antarctic ice shelf almost the size of New York City has broken into icebergs this month after the collapse of an ice bridge widely blamed on global warming…..

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Explorers discover world’s largest cave in Vietnamese jungle

30 04 2009

A British caving team believe they have discovered the world’s largest cave passage in the heart of the Vietnamese jungle.

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The Largest, Heaviest Amateur Rocket Ever Launched

29 04 2009

Steve Eves broke two world records when his 1/10th scale model of the historic rocket lifted off from a field on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The 36-ft.-tall rocket was the largest amateur rocket ever launched-and at 1648 pounds, also the heaviest.

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The World’s Most Influential Person Is…

27 04 2009

In a stunning result, the winner of the third annual TIME 100 poll, and new owner of the title world’s most influential person, is…

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GE Breakthrough Puts 100 DVDs on a Disc

27 04 2009

General Electric says it has achieved a breakthrough in digital storage technology that will allow standard-size discs to hold the equivalent of 100 DVDs.

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How Japan Became The Capital of WTF: A Timeline

25 04 2009

Japan has been both a trailblazer and a victim of information technology, existing somewhere between the cutting edge and fucking insanity …

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Cable: Deep Packet Inspection is ‘good for consumers’

25 04 2009

While the cable industry told Congress that deep packet inspection technology was great for consumers, Rick Boucher (D-VA) expressed some doubts. DPI’s “privacy intrusion potential is nothing short of frightening,” he said, as consumer groups called for a full investigation into how ISPs are using the technology.

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Why Our Son is Even Learning How to Program: Radio Shack

25 04 2009

These commercials feature a later version of the Radio Shack TRS-80 which was lovingly renamed as “The Trash 80″ because it was in competition with cooler machines. What is amazing is that Radio Shack did manage to sell this line of computers from the early 80s until 1991

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17 Reasons Why Your Mac Runs Slower Than it Should

20 04 2009

Day by day, bit by bit your Mac has gotten slower and slower. You don’t really notice because you use it so often. Until one day you have a chance to use another machine, and that’s when you realize that your beloved Mac has become, as slow as an asthmatic ant carrying some heavy shopping. Well, all is not lost.

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