General Motors Co. said Tuesday that it is concluding its partnership with eBay Inc. in which the automaker used the auction site to sell new cars through California dealerships, as it shifts focus to broader, national marketing programs. GM and eBay said the program was slated to end Sept. 30, and was not canceled for lack of participation.
Not only was Nero a Roman emperor, it turns out he may also have been the father of the revolving restaurant. Archaeologists unveiled Tuesday what they think are the remains of Nero's extravagant banquet hall, a circular space that rotated day and night to imitate the Earth's movement and impress his guests.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc is in the early stages of looking at ways to write software that would fully integrate plug-in hybrid vehicles to the power grid, minimize strain on the grid and help utilities manage vehicle charging load.
Google said that it is not subject to the same Federal Communications Commission regulations as major telecoms, after telecom giant A&T said the search engine company's VoIP service, Google Voice, violates federal communications laws.
Microsoft Corp. says its new computer security program can be downloaded starting on Tuesday. Microsoft Security Essentials, as the free antivirus software is called, has been available in a beta test version since June. The software
Commerce Secretary Gary Locke today unveiled an accelerated plan for developing standards to transform the U.S. power distribution system into a secure, more efficient and environmentally friendly Smart Grid and create clean-energy jobs.
Dell Inc. said Monday it will beef up accounting and corporate governance rules as part of a settlement tied to an investigation into its past financial practices. Dell, the world's second largest PC maker behind Hewlett-Packard Co., will also pay $1.75 million in legal fees, according to a settlement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
By linking the electrical currents of two superconductors large enough to be seen with the naked eye, researchers have extended the domain of observable quantum effects. Billions of flowing electrons in the superconductors can collectively exhibit a weird quantum property called entanglement
Apple has rejected an iPhone App that advocates a single-payer healthcare system. The free app, iSinglePayer, was rejected on grounds of being “politically charged.” iSinglePayer uses charts and bullets to compare healthcare systems and analyze present inefficiencies. It also uses GPS to determine your nearest congressman and then determines how much he/she receives from the healthcare industry.
CNN is coming out with an iPhone application Tuesday that has a feature few other news apps have tried: a price tag.
On this day in 1989, IBM Fellow Don Eigler became the first person in history to move and control an individual atom. Shortly thereafter, on November 11 of that year, Eigler and his team used a custom-built microscope to spell out the letters IBM with 35 xenon atoms.
A global team of researchers has mapped the genetic code of the world's most popular vegetable - the potato. The draft of the potato genome released last week represents the work of more than 50 scientists from 16 institutions and will provide a starting point for other researchers to develop sturdier, more nutritious potatoes.
Now hear this, if you still can: The European Union said Monday it wants makers of popular digital music players to recommend users turn the volume down to preserve their hearing. The EU's Consumer Affairs Commissioner Meglena Kuneva said experts and industry will together draft tougher standards to limit hearing loss.
There's a lot of tweeting about the micro-blogging company behind the tweets. Twitter closed an estimated $100 million round of funding Friday and its valuation soared to $1 billion.
Xerox Corp. has agreed to buy Affiliated Computer Services Inc. for about $5.75 billion in cash and stock in a deal that will boost the size of its document management business and take it another step away from its roots as a printer company.