Archive: 22/04/2009

For needy, cell phones can be free

An obscure federal program that helps poor people pay for phone service is entering the wireless era. Cell phone companies are offering the needy a bargain that the rest of us can only dream about: free service.

dateApr 22, 2009 in Consumer & Gadgets
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Many devices don't require a converter

Q. We will be sailing in the Greek Islands on a 32-foot boat in May, and I am wondering how to properly charge our various electronic gadgets -- an e-book reader, camera and phone -- so I don't wreck any of them. What should ...

dateApr 22, 2009 in Other
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Robots are narrowing the gap with humans

Robots are gaining on us humans. Thanks to exponential increases in computer power -- which is roughly doubling every two years -- robots are getting smarter, more capable, more like flesh-and-blood people.

dateApr 22, 2009 in Robotics
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