Archive: 04/22/2009

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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Internet has only just begun, say founders

While the Internet has dramatically changed lives around the world, its full impact will only be realised when far more people and information go on-line, its founders said Wednesday.

dateApr 22, 2009 in Internet
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EBay 1st-qtr profit, sales fall on weak economy

(AP) -- EBay Inc. said Wednesday the weak economy contributed to declines in both earnings and revenue for the second consecutive quarter, but the online marketplace operator beat analysts' expectations.

dateApr 22, 2009 in Business
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NYC takes lead in setting next food target -- salt

(AP) -- First, it was a ban on artery-clogging trans fats. Then calories were posted on menus. Now the New York City health department is taking on salt. City officials are meeting with food makers and restaurants ...

dateApr 22, 2009 in Health
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