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How to decline Facebook friends without offence

February 23, 2010 6:03 am | News | Comments

A colleague I just met at work has invited me to be their friend on Facebook. I don't want to offend them, but nor do I want to share my candid photos and lousy Scrabble scores with someone I hardly know. Can I ignore their invite?

'Clash' of 3-D movies to hit underprepared cinemas

February 23, 2010 5:36 am | News | Comments

Movies in 3-D are becoming such big moneymakers that Hollywood studios are cramming them into the nation's theaters, even though there aren't enough screens available to give each film its fullest possible run. That will mean an unprecedented number of 3-D movies for film fans to choose from this spring...

Guitarist Frank Vignola to perform at Brookhaven Lab March 27

February 23, 2010 5:22 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Guitar virtuoso Frank Vignola will perform at Brookhaven Lab on Saturday, March 27, at 8 p.m. in Berkner Hall.


FCC survey shows need to teach broadband basics

February 23, 2010 5:08 am | News | Comments

The government's plan to provide fast Internet connections to all Americans will have to include some basic instruction in Web 101, according to a new survey of Internet users and non-users. The Federal Communications Commission's first-ever survey on Internet usage and attitudes concludes that those who aren't connected today need to be taught how to navigate the Web...

Torque Wrench Serves Field-Attachable Connectors

February 23, 2010 4:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Binder-USA is pleased to announce the release of a new torque wrench for its 7/8” Series 820 connectors. The tool is designed to aid in connecting and disconnecting 7/8” field-attachable cable connectors with hex shaped locking nuts.


Hard-Cover Linear Stages Cover Travels to 1500 mm

February 23, 2010 4:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Aerotech’s PRO Series are low cost, side seal, hard cover, ball-screw-driven linear stages available in 68 standard models with travels from 50 mm to 1500 mm. Their rugged design makes them ideal for demanding industrial environments.


bReaders Can Now Print Museum Publications On-Demand Using HP's

February 23, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments () —The Computer History Museum (CHM) has given cloud-gazing a whole new meaning: Audiences interested in the Museum's publications will now be able to find and print them on-demand using HP's MagCloud service.By leveraging MagCloud's print-on-demand platform, the...

Why Preparing Your Car For Winter Is a Good Idea (An Anecdote)

February 23, 2010 4:20 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

This past month, we celebrated my little daughter's first birthday - which meant a trip from Virginia to New Jersey. Ordinarily, this isn't a major effort, but this was on the verge of the big snow storm on February 5. Naturally, we were a bit concerned about our travel prospects.


Fixing Equipment, Saving Lives

February 23, 2010 4:20 am | by Duke University | News | Comments

Who says you need buckets of cash and huge government bureaucracies to make a profound difference in the standard of living for people in developing countries? A handful of dedicated Duke undergraduate engineering students, with support from the GE Foundation, will later this year initiate


Easy One-Touch Scanning to Evernote Without Requiring a Computer

February 23, 2010 3:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Evernote ( , a Web service designed to allow users to easily capture and store information, memories, and content in any environment, today announced the availability of the Evernote SmartSolution for three inkjet all-in-one (AIO) printers -- Interact...

Web-Enabled Devices Bring Internet Video and Applications to the TV

February 23, 2010 3:21 am | by In-Stat | News | Comments

Increasing popularity of web-enabled consumer electronics (CE) products is a game-changer for the digital entertainment industry.

China launches strict new Internet controls

February 23, 2010 12:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China's technology ministry moved to tighten controls on Internet use Tuesday, saying individuals who want to operate Web sites must first meet in person with regulators.The state-sanctioned group that registers domain names in China froze registrations for new individual Web sites in December...

China rejects report schools linked to hacking

February 22, 2010 10:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China on Tuesday rejected a news report that U.S. investigators have traced hacking attacks against Google Inc. to two Chinese schools and said suggestions the government might be involved were irresponsible.A foreign ministry spokesman, Ma Zhaoxu, said Chinese law prohibits hacking and the...


eSATA Faces a Serious Threat from USB 3.0 as High-Speed Interface

February 22, 2010 10:23 pm | by In-Stat | News | Comments

External SATA (eSATA), a dedicated storage interface found in PCs, external hard disk drives and set-top boxes, faces strong competitive alternatives.

Microsoft, Amazon cross-license patent portfolios

February 22, 2010 6:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft Corp. said Monday it has made a patent cross-licensing deal with Web retailer Inc.The agreement gives Microsoft and Amazon access to each other's patent portfolio and includes a broad range of products and technology, including Amazon's Kindle electronic book...


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