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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