Should the government be able to track your movements based on cell-phone records, without evidence of criminal wrongdoing? A legal showdown on the closely watched issue unfolded Friday in a federal appeals court in Philadelphia, as the Justice Department battled electronic-privacy groups.
Microsoft Corp. is expected to announce a major revamp of its phone software Monday, in an attempt to regain momentum in a crucial market where it's been overshadowed. CEO Steve Ballmer will be speaking at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, the world's largest cell phone trade show, and analysts expect him to reveal Windows Mobile 7.
Satellite TV provider DirecTV Inc. is suing its rival, Dish Network Corp., for running an advertisement claiming that Dish delivers the same programs for less money. The TV commercial shows three TV sets broadcasting the same programs, with Dish costing $39.99 a month, DirecTV costing $63.99 and cable TV at $63.83.
General Dynamics Corp. said Friday that it has been awarded an Army training contract that could potentially be worth $387 million.The contract is for work on the Army's computerized simulations that are used to prepare soldiers for situations such as combat. It has an initial value of $56...
Copy protection, watermarks, digital fingerprinting, and conditional access are all Digital Rights Management (DRM) technologies used to enforce copyright protection of video content.
While 3-D hardware is coming out this year, it will cost quite a bit more than the bargain HDTVs of the last few years; expect to pay about $4,000 for a full package.
Even basic vehicles have at least 30 microprocessors, controlling functions like braking, cruise control and entertainment systems.
Microsoft plans to introduce long-awaited new Windows software for powering mobile phones, as the company seeks to regain an edge in the market. The company also has a separate project, code-named Pink, to design a phone aimed at teenagers.
With the A4 chip, Apple has challenged the norms of the mobile device industry, where chip design is usually left to microprocessor companies.
The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, through the Department of Commerce, announced today that total December exports of $142.7 billion and imports of $182.9 billion resulted in a goods and services deficit of $40.2 billion, up from $36.4 billion in November,...
Western Building Systems has just handed over a block of administrative units at Beaumont Hospital in a ?1million separate contract deal, following on from its spring 2009 completion of high dependency and medical admissions units at the hospital.
Global large-area TFT LCD panel shipments reached a record high of 527 million units in 2009, with strong growth in TV, mini-note and public display applications, indicating recovery from the economic crisis [...]
The British government said Thursday that Facebook had removed the profiles of 30 U.K. inmates at its request after several incidents in which prisoners reportedly used the social networking site to organize crime or taunt others.
(Florida State University) Two of the Florida State University's most accomplished scientists recently joined forces on a collaborative research project that has yielded groundbreaking results involving an unusual family of crystalline minerals. Their findings could lay the groundwork for...
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