RIM launches five new BlackBerry smartphones
Canada's Research in Motion on Wednesday announced plans for five new BlackBerry smartphones, the largest global product launch in the company's history.
Rising temperatures threaten a food crisis
A recent study reports that the geographical range of some agricultural crops -- such as corn and beans -- may be greatly reduced if temperatures continue to rise. While some farmers may be able to readjust ...
More is less: Complex computer models can involve thousands of variables
(PhysOrg.com) -- The architect Mies van der Rohe is famous for promoting the slogan "less is more." But if Venkat Chandrasekaran, a graduate student in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer ...
Apple case cracks open e-books, digital goods pricing
A ruling by an American judge that Apple illegally conspired to fix e-book prices could boost competition in the market for all kinds of digital goods, including music and movies, analysts say.
Groupon fails to turn profit as revenue grows
Daily deals site Groupon on Wednesday issued its first earnings report as a publicly traded company, saying it failed to turn a profit despite revenue nearly tripling from a year earlier.
Publishing CEO highlights Apple role in ebook case (Update)
A top publishing executive on Wednesday acknowledged Apple's role in reshaping the pricing model for electronic books, as the government sought to prove its case in a price-fixing trial.
Study shows bandwidth caps create user uncertainty, risky decisions
Recently, many U.S. Internet service providers have fallen in line with their international counterparts in capping monthly residential broadband usage. A new study by a Georgia Tech researcher, conducted ...
Where the wild winds blow: Stanford engineers use weather models to site offshore wind farms
(PhysOrg.com) -- Politics aside, most energy experts agree that cheap, clean, renewable wind energy holds great potential to help the world satisfy energy needs while reducing harmful greenhouse gases. Wind ...
At Hulu, 'free' may soon turn into 'fee'
Hulu soared to popularity by offering free online viewing of popular TV shows. Now that free ride may soon end.
Global experts: Warming could double food prices
(AP) -- Even if we stopped spewing global warming gases today, the world would face a steady rise in food prices this century. But on our current emissions path, climate change becomes the "threat multiplier" ...
Global warming may hurt some poor populations, benefit others
The impact of global warming on food prices and hunger could be large over the next 20 years, according to a new Stanford University study. Researchers say that higher temperatures could significantly reduce ...
Twitter stock continues to slide
Twitter's stock price continued a recent decline on Wednesday, closing down 3.5 percent after an analyst lowered the short messaging service's rating on concerns that its stock price is too high.
Research reveals likely housing winners and losers
There is a great deal of uncertainty and speculation about the direction of the housing market in the UK and the USA -- both for home-owners and renters. Social Scientists funded by the Economic and Social Research Council ...
Spurious switching points in traded stock dynamics
Physicists have rebuffed the existence of power laws governing the dynamics of traded stock volatility, volume and intertrade times at times of stock price extrema. They did this by demonstrating that what appeared as "switching ...