Seeing a fabulous vision of the future

It was a harmonic convergence of scheduling that found me spending six solid hours with some of Silicon Valley's brightest minds. Without giving it much thought, I committed recently to a morning of meetings at Hewlett-Packard's ...

Makers hope new 'ultrathin' notebooks fill a niche

Those in the market for a laptop this fall will find a batch of new, mid-priced models that promise less weight and longer battery life than traditional notebook computers, but more performance -- and a bigger screen and ...

Skype founders file lawsuit against eBay

(AP) -- A company owned by the founders of Skype has filed a copyright infringement suit against the Internet phone service and parent eBay Inc. - an action that could crimp eBay's plans to sell Skype for about $2 billion ...

US, Canadian judges approve Nortel bankruptcy sale

(AP) -- Nortel Networks Inc. won approval Wednesday from judges in Delaware and Ontario for the $900 million sale of a Nortel unit that makes communications systems for businesses.

Zero tolerance, zero effect: Stats show laws 'inert'

As college administrators, social scientists and law enforcement officials across the country continue to debate whether the drinking age should be 18 instead of 21, a Sam Houston State University economist challenges a related ...

Robotics desert test provides NASA with new set of wheels for moon

(PhysOrg.com) -- Every year, for two weeks in the Arizona desert at Black Point Lava Flow, NASA's Desert Research and Technology Studies group (Desert RATS) conducts technology development tests in anticipation of lunar exploration. ...

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