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Fans relieved to be able to watch Outback Bowl

January 3, 2011 4:25 am | Comments

College football fans breathed a sigh of relief Saturday that they're able to watch the Florida Gators play the Penn State Nittany Lions in today's Outback Bowl from the comfort of their own homes, after Sinclair Broadcasting Group and two cable TV companies agreed to extend contract...

Facing WikiLeaks Threat, Bank Plays Defense

January 3, 2011 4:25 am | Comments

Since WikiLeaks threatened to “take down” a major American bank, officials at Bank of America have been hunting for any sign that its systems have been compromised.

Bug Causes iPhone Alarm to Greet New Year With Silence

January 3, 2011 4:25 am | Comments

After problems with iPhone alarms to start the new year, Apple said the error would be fixed by Monday.

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Apple's absence to be felt at CES gadget show

January 3, 2011 4:24 am | Comments

What do you call it when you have 120,000 people and an elephant in the room?...

4 children, 1 man killed in Seattle suburb fire

January 3, 2011 4:24 am | Comments

Five people — four of them children under the age of 10 — were killed in an apartment fire that broke out in the first few hours of the new year, authorities in the Seattle suburb of Redmond said Saturday.A 32-year-old man also died and a 30-year-old woman who was able to make it out of the...

2011 starts with a glitch for some iPhone users

January 3, 2011 4:24 am | Comments

Many iPhone customers had some explaining to do after they overslept to start the new year, due to a glitch in the gadget's alarm clock feature.Users who set their iPhone alarm for a single wake-up rather than recurring use found the alarm didn't go off with the year's arrival, Apple Inc....

European Standards Groups Agree on Micro-USB

January 3, 2011 2:35 am | Comments

Two European standardization bodies have agreed to make micro-USB the standard interface port for smartphones in Europe.

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Lightscape Technologies Inc. Announces Spin-Off of Lightscape Technologies (Greater China) Limited

December 31, 2010 2:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Lightscape Technologies Inc. (PINKSHEETS: LTSC) (the "Company") announces the distribution of its assets to all shareholders by way of spin-off of Lightscape Technologies (Greater China) Ltd. ("LTGC"), its wholly owned Hong Kong subsidiary.The spin-off of LTGC to all shareholders of the...

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Nintendo warns new 3-D games may harm kids' eyes

December 30, 2010 9:06 pm | by JAY ALABASTER - Associated Press - Associated Press | Comments

Nintendo Co. says 3-D games on its highly anticipated new handheld console could harm the eyesight of children aged 6 or younger, warning of possible ill effects from a technology on which many companies are betting big.Nintendo said some specialists believe that "there is a possibility that...

Time Warner Cable says Big 4 shows to stay on-air

December 30, 2010 6:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Time Warner Cable Inc. said Thursday that its customers will still be able to view major programming from ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox even if it can't reach a deal with broadcaster Sinclair before their contract expires Friday at midnight....

Hearst, DirecTV reach deal on programming fees

December 30, 2010 12:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Hearst and DirecTV say they've signed a new contract on programming fees. Without a deal by Friday, DirecTV subscribers around the country could have lost one of their network TV channels....

Personal Income and Outlays, November 2010

December 30, 2010 9:25 am | by U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis | Comments

Personal income increased $42.3 billion, or 0.3 percent, and disposable personal income (DPI) increased $37.8 billion, or 0.3 percent, in November, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

IIT-Madras To Host 24th International Conference On VLSI Design and 10th On Embedded Systems From January 2- 7, 2011

December 30, 2010 9:25 am | by 1888 Press Release | Comments

India's longest running and most prestigious event for the VLSI/semiconductor industry returns to Chennai after a decade. IIT-Madras to host 24th International Conference on VLSI Design and 10th on Embedded Systems from January 2- 7, 2011. Theme of the conference is -Embedded products for...

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Connected TVs Forecast to Account for 21% of Global TV Shipments in 2010

December 30, 2010 9:25 am | by General Electric | Comments

While the consumer electronics industry prepares its wares for the CES in Las Vegas, the foundations of a quiet revolution in TV viewing continue to be built, with 21% of all TVs shipped in 2010 forecast to have internet connectivity.

'The Art of Invention' brings new ideas to life

December 30, 2010 9:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Prometheus Books) In our world full of gadgets, sometimes the most elegantly designed invention is simplest. Take, for example, the paperclip. It encompasses the three most successful design principles and solves a common problem. In "The art of invention: The creative process of...

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