Archive: 5/01/2011

Qualcomm makes $3.2B buy to ride new gadget wave

(AP) -- Tech companies are sweating it out to keep ahead of what consumers want from their gadgets. Just look at Qualcomm Inc., which struck a $3.2 billion deal Wednesday in hopes of tapping into the explosion of Wi-Fi connected ...

dateJan 05, 2011 in Business
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US probe after Goldman investment in Facebook

A Goldman Sachs investment of nearly half a billion dollars into Facebook has spawned a probe by US regulators eager to safeguard the dividing line between public and private companies, The Wall Street Journal reported on ...

dateJan 05, 2011 in Business
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Radiometer finds sources of fire

Forest fires usually spread out of control very quickly. Fires that produce a lot of smoke are particularly challenging for the emergency services, because the source of the fire is then especially hard to find. A new radiometric ...

dateJan 05, 2011 in Engineering
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GM to expand OnStar outside of its own models

(AP) -- The OnStar safety system is escaping from the boundaries of General Motors and will be available in the spring to people who own cars and trucks made by other auto companies.

dateJan 05, 2011 in Other
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Court backs Uniloc in case against Microsoft

(AP) -- A federal appeals court reinstated a 2009 jury verdict Tuesday that Microsoft Corp. infringed on patents held by software maker Uniloc Inc., reversing a judge's decision to the contrary, but it also granted Microsoft ...

dateJan 05, 2011 in Business
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Window shopping, virtually

Researchers want to make shopping trips a special experience in future by enabling passers-by to operate window displays with hand and facial gestures. Four cameras record the 3-D positions of people’s hands, face and ...

dateJan 05, 2011 in Hi Tech & Innovation
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Dark ages seen in new light

(PhysOrg.com) -- Remnants of the first stars have helped astronomers get closer to unlocking the “dark ages” of the cosmos.

dateJan 05, 2011 in Astronomy
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