Have gear, will travel: Testing the industry's slickest netbooks

Sacrificing a small amount of performance in favor of convenience and travel ease, netbooks are all the rage. It's easy to see why. While they won't let you play next year's hottest PC titles, they can handle a round or ...

Time to clean up your digital closet

Let's jump ahead 50 years. Imagine your grandchildren are rummaging around in your attic, looking through old boxes and trunks. They discover laptops, hard drives wrapped in cloth, DVDs, and maybe even a real antique: A ...

Let freedom ring with Google Voice

With the exception of touch-tone phones, Caller ID and cell phones, talking on the phone hasn't changed a lot during the past few decades. That's a big reason why people are increasingly choosing to text, e-mail and send ...

1930s home goes green

A 1930s house built in 2008 is about to undergo the first of three energy efficiency upgrades which will ultimately convert an energy inefficient house into a zero carbon home designed to meet the Government's 2016 CO2 targets ...

San Diego Zoo panda gives birth to 5th cub

(AP) -- Prized San Diego Zoo panda Bai Yun gave birth Wednesday to her fifth cub after a 130-day pregnancy that zookeepers said ended with an apparently pleasant labor.

UC San Diego launches Triton Resource Supercomputer

The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, today officially launched the Triton Resource, an integrated, data-intensive computing system primarily designed to support UC San Diego ...

Review: New Sony Walkman misses multimedia mark

(AP) -- Thirty years after revolutionizing portable music with the Walkman for playing cassette tapes, Sony is trying to master the digital media player with the X Series Walkman.

Cisco earnings fall 46 pct but beat expectations

(AP) -- Cisco Systems Inc. said earnings fell 46 percent in its latest quarter, but the profit beat Wall Street expectations, and the company said the quarter may have been the bottom of the recession-related downturn.

News Corp 4Q loss hits $203M on MySpace writedown

(AP) -- Global media company News Corp. says its fourth-quarter net loss hit $203 million due to huge impairment charges at MySpace, while its operating profit for the year was slightly worse than it predicted due to the ...

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