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Microsoft Thwarts Former Exec’s Bid to Join Salesforce’s Force

Call it "Clash of the Titan," emphasis on the singular: a courtroom victory for software giant Microsoft over Matt Miszewski that restrains the former employee from joining CRM rival Salesforce.com. Miszewski, a Microsoft government services division manager until last December, violated non-compete...

Facebook Once Again Hangs Up on Phone Rumors

Facebook is not -- repeat NOT -- developing a mobile phone, a company representative told TechNewsWorld Wednesday, trying to waylay the latest rumor that the social media giant might be looking to add a new identity -- "Phonebook," perhaps? -- to its mega-popular worldwide brand. The latest gossip -...

Google Offers a Wisp of Cloud Printing

Printing is headed for the cloud, Google has announced multiple times in the past year, and on Monday, it beta-launched Cloud Print for mobile documents. "Imagine printing an important document from your smartphone on the way to work and finding the printout waiting for you when you walk in the door...

Butterfly Wings Offer Guiding Light for Nanotech Innovation

The Morpho butterfly's highly evolved wings are so unique that scientists at Simon Fraser University have teamed up with NanoTech Security to reproduce their iridescent blue coloring for a new anti-counterfeiting technology. A clever pairing of nanotechnology and entomology used nanoscale microscopi...

Firefox Do-Not-Track Feature Seen as Toothless

Like the Incredibles, facing down a nefarious, subterranean villain called "the Underminer" at the end of their debut movie, Mozilla is facing down data miners by giving Firefox users a new, albeit less-than-incredible power. The browser feature will give users the ability to opt out of behavior-bas...

Verizon Goes for FCC’s Jugular in Net Neutrality War

Verizon Communications Thursday picked a legal fight with the Federal Communications Commission over its recently announced Net neutrality rules. "We are deeply concerned by the FCC's assertion of broad authority for sweeping new regulation," said Michael Glover, Verizon senior vice president and de...

Scientists Crack Genetic Code for Rare Cancer That Beset Steve Jobs

Johns Hopkins University scientists have deciphered the genetic code for a rare type of pancreatic cancer -- neuroendocrine or islet cell tumor -- that Apple CEO Steve Jobs told the world he'd been diagnosed with back in 2004. The discovery explains many of the cancer's troubling, highly variable pr...

Study: One in 10 Young Gamers Could Become Pathological Addicts

Frantic parents concerned about their children's digital habits have found a new ally in the form of a study published in the latest issue of the journal Pediatrics. Roughly 10 percent of young video gamers suffer a pathological addiction to their games, the researchers found. "We aimed to measure t...

Wikileaks Poised to Shatter Swiss Banking Secrecy

Bank secrecy is back in the news, this time as former Swiss banker Rudolf Elmer handed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange two computer discs at a high-profile news conference on Monday. Tax evaders, nefarious bankers, shady politicians, unethical business leaders, cheating celebrities, organized crime...

Intel Puts Light Peak on Dimmer Switch

Intel is turning on the lights, but without light. The chip maker will use copper instead of fiber in its new Light Peak optical interconnection technology, reaching speeds surprisingly better than the company expected, according to Intel architecture group director David Perlmutter. The copper achi...

Repairs Delay Discovery Launch as Shuttle Program Winds Down

The need for more time to repair ominous-looking cracks in metal struts that support space shuttle Discovery's hefty exterior fuel tanks prompted NASA officials Thursday to call for a launch delay, moving the flight from a previously planned early February date to that month's end. The delay, which ...

Avatar Kinect Puts Your Best Face Forward

"Avatar" movie director James Cameron couldn't have scripted a better keynote speech for Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, who announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas Wednesday that Kinect and Xbox will connect with consumers via avatars, transporting Xbox Live Gold subscribers into the c...

Toshiba Gambles Its Glasses-Free 3D TV Tech Is Good Enough

Special glasses to view 3D movies have been around for decades, almost representing a bad theatrical cliche -- rows of eyeglass-clad teens screaming, for instance, as an ax from the latest slasher film comes bolting out of the screen. Now, Toshiba is taking the glasses off. At CES this week, it intr...

Here Comes Pervasive Computing, Ready or Not

With a sexy splash page -- a young woman in short shorts waving her arms before a TV screen -- PrimeSense and hardware maker Asus are inviting consumers to connect with kinetics through Wavi Xtion, a three-dimensional technology that couples cameras, motion sensors, and televisions with personal com...

Wikileaks Could Shatter Hopes for Greater Transparency

Rampant speculation about which major financial institution Wikileaks founder Julian Assange means to target with a document dump in 2011 has at least one U.S. bank playing aggressive defense. Bank of America executives are reportedly scouring documents for potentially damaging information, and try...

World’s Teensiest Battery Could Drive Big Innovations

With electron microscopes and tiny wires far thinner than a human hair, DoE researchers have pinpointed key events in the life of a consumer electronics staple -- the lithium ion battery. Their findings could lead to smaller, longer-lasting, more powerful batteries ready to rev up next-gen electric ...

Smart Carpet Keeps Track of Patients When Caregivers Can’t

A University of Missouri professor has developed a "smart carpet" that monitors the movements of elderly persons and can detect the potential for a dangerous fall. The purpose of the flooring system is to help patients remain both independent and safe unobtrusively. With sensors under the carpet and...

FCC’s Net Neutrality: Have It Google-Verizon’s Way

Let the exceptions and exemptions begin, Net neutrality critics cry, as the Federal Communications Commission's newly approved rules take effect for all but a chosen few -- mobile broadband providers, that is, with a Google-Verizon pact taking the lead. Striking similarities between the FCC ruling a...

It’s a Dark Day for Net Neutrality Opponents

By a 3-2 vote Tuesday, the Federal Communications Commission approved a sweeping new Internet regulatory framework commonly referred to as "Net neutrality rules." Long-winded monologues filled with references to innovation, transparency, freedom -- and staff kudos -- kept commission members talking ...

FCC’s Net Neutrality Vote Could Leave Door Wide Open for New Wireless Fees

Net neutrality may be anything but after the Federal Communications Commission votes Tuesday on the proposal, rumored to contain a controversial "usage-based pricing provision" that could boost service provider bottom lines. A leaked PowerPoint presentation reveals two large wireless suppliers -- Al...

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