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The brain speaks

September 6, 2010 8:22 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Utah) In an early step toward letting severely paralyzed people speak with their thoughts, University of Utah researchers translated brain signals into words using two grids of 16 microelectrodes implanted beneath the skull but atop the brain. "We have been able to decode...

Mozambican radio: 9 who call for protests arrested

September 6, 2010 6:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Mozambicans found Monday they could not send text messages, after some used the technology to call for protests in this impoverished country over increases in food, water and electricity prices....

Oracle names ex-HP CEO Mark Hurd co-president

September 6, 2010 6:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Oracle Corp. has announced former Hewlett-Packard Co. CEO Mark Hurd is joining the database software maker as co-president.Oracle said in a statement Monday that Hurd will also serve as a member of the board of directors. He will report to CEO Larry Ellison.In the statement, Ellison praised...

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Ritalin Improves Brain Function, Task Performance in Cocaine Abusers

September 6, 2010 12:21 pm | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

Brain-scanning study shows Ritalin improves impaired brain function in people addicted to cocaine, implying it could play a role in facilitating recovery from addiction.

Vaughan joins Texas A & M Engineering Development

September 6, 2010 9:20 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

Ryan W. Vaughan has been named assistant director of development for the Engineering Development Office at Texas A&M University. Vaughan will work with two of the 12 departments in the Dwight Look College of Engineering: engineering technology and industrial distribution, and...

Report: Oracle, ex-HP CEO Hurd in talks over job

September 5, 2010 5:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Former Hewlett-Packard Co. CEO Mark Hurd, who resigned from the company last month in the wake of a sexual harassment investigation, is in talks about a position with Oracle Corp., according to published reports.Hurd could join Oracle in an executive role, though he is not expected to replace...

'Slow light' on a chip holds promise for optical communications

September 5, 2010 11:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of California - Santa Cruz) A tiny optical device built into a silicon chip has achieved the slowest light propagation on a chip to date, reducing the speed of light by a factor of 1,200 in a study reported in Nature Photonics.

Taiwan's HTC: iPhone's `quiet' challenger

September 5, 2010 2:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

East Asia is the world's electronics factory, yet unless they are Japanese, producers are largely anonymous. Now HTC Corp., a Taiwanese maker of smart phones, is moving out of the shadows and trying to establish its own brand name as it competes with Apple's iPhone....

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Craigslist removes adult services section

September 4, 2010 12:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

By CHRISTOPHER LEONARD 2010-09-04T19:01:17Z Craigslist closed the adult services section of its website Saturday, replacing it with a black bar that says "censored," just over a week after a group of state attorneys general said there weren't enough protections against blocking...

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Kinect's Israeli partner sees a remoteless world

September 4, 2010 7:05 am | by TIA GOLDENBERG - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Inon Beracha envisions a world where your movements control the gadgets and devices around you. There's no remote control to lose, no buttons to push. The air conditioner senses your presence and changes the temperature to your liking.Controlling your surroundings with the wave of a hand sounds...

Talking Business: The Struggle for What We Already Have

September 3, 2010 10:23 pm | by New York Times | Comments

The angst over net neutrality reaches from boardrooms to living rooms, but take heart: companies will breach its principles at their own peril. Consumers have come to expect an open Internet.

Texas Probes Google on Ranking of Search Results

September 3, 2010 10:23 pm | by New York Times | Comments

The Texas attorney general has opened an antitrust investigation into how Google ranks search results, striking at the heart of its main search business.

Texas opens inquiry into Google search rankings

September 3, 2010 5:05 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Google Inc.'s methods for recommending websites are being reviewed by Texas' attorney general in an investigation spurred by complaints that the company has abused its power as the Internet's dominant search engine.The antitrust inquiry disclosed by Google late Friday is just the latest sign of...

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Backer of NYC mosque gave to Hamas-linked charity

September 3, 2010 3:06 pm | by DAVID B. CARUSO - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

One of the investors in a proposed Islamic center near ground zero is a Long Island medical clinic owner whose expressions of sympathy for Palestinians included a donation to a charity later shut down for links to Hamas.The developer leading the project confirmed Friday that Hisham Elzanaty,...

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German court rules against YouTube over copyright

September 3, 2010 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A German court ruled Friday that Google Inc.'s subsidiary YouTube LLC must pay compensation after users uploaded several videos of performances by singer Sarah Brightman in violation of copyright laws.The Hamburg state court said the standardized question to users about whether they have the...

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