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Survey: Teens love cell phones; schools, not quite

April 20, 2010 7:12 am | Comments

Teenagers have embraced text messaging as their main form of communication, but mobile phones are often a source of tension with parents and schools, a new survey found.


To fly through ash or not? That's no easy question

April 20, 2010 6:55 am | Comments

To fly, or not? There's no right answer about when it's safe to fly through a cloud of volcanic ash. But it'll be all too obvious if there's a wrong answer, experts say.

Low-power version of Bluetooth coming for watches

April 20, 2010 6:46 am | Comments

A new version of the Bluetooth wireless technology could expand what can be done by watches, toys, home sensors, medical monitors and other devices that typically have been limited in their functions...


Five U.S. insurance firms renew contracts with CGI Group

April 20, 2010 6:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Montreal-based CGI Group Inc. (TSX:GIB.A) has received US$47.5 million in contract renewals from five insurance companies in the United States.CGI, one of North America's largest information technology services companies, will provide processing services for the companies' automobile insurance...

Report: China hackers stole key Google program

April 20, 2010 6:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Computer hackers stole a program that controlled access to most of Google Inc.'s services when they attacked the Internet company late last year, according to a report published late Monday.The story in The New York Times provided more details about an intrusion that provoked a politically...

Journal Communications reports jump in 1Q earnings

April 20, 2010 6:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel publisher Journal Communications Inc. said Tuesday its first-quarter profit jumped to $5.3 million, helped by falling expenses and growth in its broadcasting business.The company's flagship newspaper is still struggling with revenue declines, though advertising losses...

A single Liter of Seawater Can Hold More Than One Billion Microorganisms

April 20, 2010 6:20 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | Comments

Mat of microbes the size of Greece discovered on seafloor mighty microbes, which constitute 50 to 90 percent of the oceans’ total biomass, according to newly released data. These tiny creatures can join together to create some of the largest masses of life on the planet, and...

Patchogue-Medford Students Win Two Top Prizes in Brookhaven Lab’s Model Bridge Building Contest

April 20, 2010 5:21 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

Patchogue-Medford High School students won the top two spots in Brookhaven National Laboratory’s 2010 Model Bridge Building Contest.


Privacy officials tell Google of concern over Buzz

April 20, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Officials from Germany, Canada, France and seven other countries are raising privacy concerns to Google's CEO over the online search leader's fumbled foray into social networking along with other matters.Google launched Google Buzz as part of its Gmail service in February. Buzz quickly came...

China Mobile Profit Rises 1.1%

April 20, 2010 3:22 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

China Mobile, the world's biggest mobile operator by subscribers, posted a sharp slowdown in first-quarter net profit growth that missed analysts' expectations as competition intensified and as it added low-income subscribers in rural areas.

Tech Firms Bulk Up With Debt

April 19, 2010 9:22 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

SAP and Adobe are among technology companies turning to debt to raise capital, taking advantage of the thawing credit markets to build their war chests in anticipation of a wave of dealmaking.

Tech companies fear implications of trade pact

April 19, 2010 8:30 pm | by JOELLE TESSLER - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Companies across the technology industry — from Internet access providers to social networking sites to video-sharing services — are bracing for this week's release of a draft of a trade agreement that they fear could undermine all sorts of online activities.The agreement, being negotiated by...

Hackers Gained Access to Key Google Code

April 19, 2010 8:23 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Attackers who breached Google systems last year gained access to computer code for the software that authenticates users of Google's email, calendar and other online programs.


IMAX inks new theater deal in Japan

April 19, 2010 7:30 pm | by TOMOKO A. HOSAKA - Associated Press - Associated Press | Comments

Megascreen theater company IMAX Corp. said Tuesday it will expand in Japan — the latest in a series of international deals inked recently amid growing demand for 3-D movies following the success of science fiction blockbuster Avatar.The Canada-based company, along with local partner Tokyu...

For Apple, Lost iPhone Is a Big Deal

April 19, 2010 7:22 pm | by New York Times | Comments

A prototype of the next iPhone was found in a bar, and photos of it soon began appearing on technology blogs.


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