Archive: 10/13/2005

Tech investors eye AOL-Google talks

The financial community is keeping a close eye on a reported plan by Google and Comcast to acquire a stake in America Online.

Oct 13, 2005
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Analysis: Quantum Dot may be sold cheap

Analysts are studying last week's acquisition by Invitrogen of Quantum Dot Corp., the nanotech startup that laid claim to all key life-science applications for quantum dots, trying to guess the sale amount and what it might ...

Oct 13, 2005
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Apple Introduces the New iMac G5

Apple yesterday unveiled the new iMac G5 which features a built-in iSight video camera for out-of-the-box video conferencing and the debut of Apple’s breakthrough Front Row media experience. The new iMac ...

Oct 13, 2005
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Train Man romances Tokyo's computer geeks

Impoverished computer geeks are becoming hot commodities in Japan these days, thanks to one blockbusting book that originated on a weblog.

Oct 13, 2005
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Taikonauts set Chinese space record

China's Shenzhou 6 spacecraft was in its second day in orbit Thursday, making the mission that nation's longest manned space flight.

Oct 13, 2005
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Palm Delivers New Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Palm TX Handheld

For a generation of professionals on the go who want affordable Wi-Fi to access the information that matters to them, Palm, Inc. today introduced the Palm TX handheld. At an aggressively priced $299, the Palm ...

Oct 13, 2005
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Nokia and China Putian to set up 3G joint venture

Nokia and China Putian today signed an agreement to set up a joint venture to focus on R&D, manufacturing and sales of 3G network solutions for TD-SCDMA and WCDMA technologies. Through this joint venture the two companies ...

Oct 13, 2005
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Bat inspires space tech for airport security

Metal detectors currently used for screening aircraft passengers could soon be supplanted by novel millimetre-wave cameras, able to detect even non-metallic concealed objects. The new system, named after a ...

Oct 13, 2005
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Evidence for more dust than ice in comets

Observations of Comet 9P/Tempel 1 made by ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft after the Deep Impact collision suggest that comets are ‘icy dirtballs’, rather than ‘dirty snowballs’ as previously believed.

Oct 13, 2005
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Ultrasmooth carbon for ultrahigh data storage density

Ultra-smooth diamond-like carbon surfaces are key to enable the ultimate storage density of 1 terabit/ inch2 in next generation ultra-high storage density hard disks. Cambridge researchers shed light on h ...

Oct 13, 2005
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China Astronauts Have Their First Breakfast In Orbit

The Chinese astronauts that began their flight aboard the Shenzhou-6 spaceship on Wednesday have a special food heating device. China's first astronaut Yang Liwei had no such device when he performed his flight two years ...

Oct 13, 2005
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Ball State picked top WiFi campus in U.S.

Wireless Internet is rapidly becoming a standard feature of U.S. college campuses, according to a survey released this week by Intel.

Oct 13, 2005
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Microsoft, Yahoo! join forces in IM

Microsoft and Yahoo! announced Wednesday they will join forces to provide free instant-messaging services online.

Oct 13, 2005
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