Archive: 01/6/2006

Plenty of options at high-tech gas pump

A futuristic gas pump on display in Las Vegas offers motorists a dizzying array of high-tech options beyond merely filling up the tank.

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Intel, Eros team on 'Bollywood' portal

Indian film distributor Eros International is teaming up with Intel on a digital-content portal for movies produced by India's "Bollywood" film industry.

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Windows Meta patch released early

A patch for a worrisome vulnerability in Windows Meta File code has been released ahead of schedule and is available for download.

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Globe Talk: Pakistan's shaky step forward

Cell-phones sales seem to know no bounds, with first-time handset buyers continuing to line up in developing markets to purchase basic models, even as hipsters in some of the richest countries in the world continue to trade ...

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Scientists hope to create new generation of supercomputers

The Government’s main science funding agency, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPRSC), today awarded the University of Cambridge a grant of £4.4m for research which promises to revolutionise the ...

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Dying Star Reveals More Evidence for New Kind of Black Hole

Scientists using NASA's Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer have found a doomed star orbiting what appears to be a medium-sized black hole – a theorized "in-between" category of black hole that has eluded confirmation ...

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Stardust Mission Status Report

Ten days before its historic return to Earth with the first-ever samples from a comet, NASA's Stardust spacecraft successfully performed its 18th flight path adjustment. This second-to-last scheduled maneuver ...

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Google to introduce its own PC?

In a move that will be seen as a direct challenge to Microsoft’s domination of the media business, Google Inc. is preparing to launch a low-price personal computer, reports the Los Angeles Times newspaper.

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