Archive: 01/07/2009

China Web controversy highlights public role

(AP) -- Beijing's retreat on its latest Internet-censorship effort highlights the rise of China's increasingly tech-savvy, vocal public as a factor in the authoritarian government's decisions.

dateJul 01, 2009 in Internet
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Happy 30th birthday, Walkman

Thirty years ago Sony launched the Walkman, a gadget which revolutionised the way people around the world listened to music but has since been overtaken by an icon of the digital age -- the iPod.

dateJul 01, 2009 in Consumer & Gadgets
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A young brain for an old bee

Scientists have found that by switching the social role of honey bees, aging honey bees can keep their learning ability intact or even improve it. The research team is hoping to use them as a model to study general aging ...

dateJul 01, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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New US government website tracks IT spending

President Barack Obama's chief information officer unveiled a new website on Tuesday which tracks the more than 70 billion dollars in annual information technology (IT) spending by federal agencies.

dateJul 01, 2009 in Business
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