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Global Warming May Dry Out Southwest for Good

Drought trends that have affected the American Southwest in recent years are likely to get worse in upcoming decades, according to a new study from Columbia University. Using projections from 19 different climate models, the study's authors found that there is widespread agreement that southwestern ...

Campaign 2.0, Part 3: Stumping in Alternate Realities

John Edwards' campaign has stood out from the others for some time now for the fact that it has embraced the online game "Second Life" and set up a campaign headquarters in the game's virtual world. The French National Party was the first political organization to establish a presence in "Second Lif...

Campaign 2.0, Part 2: Opening Hearts, Minds and Wallets

Much fund-raising is done on the candidates' own pages, although with varying degrees of emphasis. At John McCain's site, fund-raising is a major focus, but again with a grassroots feel. Visitors to the McCain home page are urged to do two things: 1) make a contribution, and 2) join McCain's "team."

Campaign 2.0, Part 1: ‘Hillary 1984’ Is Just the Beginning

When Phil de Vellis, creator of the "Hillary 1984" mashup video, wrote that "the game has changed," he summed up in four words the virtually earth-shaking revolution that is now changing the nature of the political campaign. Candidates in the 2008 presidential election face a landscape unlike any ot...

UFO-Seeking British Hacker May Face US Trial

British UFO enthusiast Gary McKinnon, who hacked into U.S. military computers in 2001 and 2002, lost his extradition appeal Tuesday in London's High Court. McKinnon is accused of hacking into 97 U.S. military and NASA computers in the hopes of finding secret data on UFOs. He was charged in the U.S.

The Expanding Power of the CIO’s Corporate Role

Today, most corporate CEOs come up through the ranks from either sales or operations. Fast forward a few years, though, and IT leadership may be a third route to the helm. A number of trends in recent years indicate that the role is evolving, said Martha Heller, managing director of the IT Leadershi...

Google Earth Gets Real Again With Post-Katrina Imagery

After coming under fire last week for replacing aerial photos of Hurricane Katrina-ravaged New Orleans on Google Earth with earlier pictures of the city in its pre-hurricane splendor, Google on Sunday switched photos once again to reveal the city more accurately in its current state. Last week's med...

New Worm Masquerades as IE7 Beta Download

It always pays to be suspicious when unsolicited e-mails arrive, and on Friday new evidence underscored the point: A malicious e-mail purportedly from Microsoft actually serves up a worm dubbed "Grum." The e-mail, which claims to come from [email protected] and reads "Internet Explorer 7 Downloads...

Intel Details Plans for Next Generation of Chips

Intel on Wednesday laid out its road map for the next year or so, including details about Penryn, its 45nm chip due later this year, as well as the next generation beyond that. The company will begin producing its Penryn chip in the second half of this year, officials said, featuring enhancements to...

US Losing Its IT Chops

After ranking first in 2006, the United States has fallen to seventh place this year among 122 economies in its network readiness, or ability to leverage the opportunities of IT, according to a report released Wednesday by the World Economic Forum. In its evaluation of each country's ability to take...

‘Hillary 1984’ Creator: ‘The Game Has Changed’

Roughly two weeks and 2 million viewings since the controversial "Hillary 1984" video was posted on YouTube, its maker has stepped forward: It's Phil de Vellis, an Internet professional, and he's "proud of it." In a post on the Huffington Post Web site on Wednesday afternoon, de Vellis -- a strategi...

Xbox 360 Back in Black

Rumors have been circulating for months about a black Xbox 360, and now they appear to be confirmed: The Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite, due at the end of April, will reportedly be shipped in black -- but just for a limited time. With HDMI output and a 120 GB hard drive, the $479 Xbox 360 Elite will inclu...

Yahoo Ups the Ante in Mobile Web War

Rumors may abound about a tantalizing Google phone in the works, but Yahoo Tuesday made its own, definitive bid for the hearts of mobile Web users by bringing the oneSearch service to mobile phone users. Yahoo oneSearch, which was first launched on Yahoo Go for Mobile 2.0, now delivers locally relev...

Fiber Optics: Let There Be Light

Imagine a home with cheerful splashes of natural sunlight in every room at once -- even the interior ones -- all day long. Now imagine a world in which all citizens have access to the very best medical care, regardless of where they live. These are just two of many new applications of fiber optics t...

Yahoo’s Flickr Photo-Sharing Site to Make China Debut

Making good on its promises to expand Flickr into other languages, Yahoo said Friday that it plans to launch a Chinese language version of the photo-sharing service later this year. The site will initially target Hong Kong users, according to reports, extending to Taiwan after that. It will reported...

Google’s Big Privacy Move – Close but No Cigar

When Google announced Wednesday that it will adopt new privacy measures designed to make it harder to connect searches with the individuals who request them, it promoted the move as a big step. Whereas last year the search engine giant went head-to-head with the U.S. Department of Justice over just ...

Tiny Transistors: Better Things Come in Small Packages

Now that IBM and Intel have both created chips using 45nm process technology, it's clear chip technology will continue at least a little longer on the path predicted by Moore's Law, with ever-tinier creations coming out every two years or so. High-k metals, in particular, appear to help solve one o...

All Parents Really Need to Know They’ll Learn From Disney?

The Walt Disney Internet Group (WDIG) announced Tuesday that it is targeting online moms with a new, "one-stop" resource for parents. Disney Family.com, which will debut this week in a beta version, is aimed at parents in general and mothers in particular, offering community and objective informatio...

Red Badge of Style: AT&T Adds Color to Pearl, Treo

Wireless handset users looking for a little more style than the usual black and silver need look no further than AT&T, which announced Monday the immediate availability of the BlackBerry Pearl and Palm Treo in shades of red. Research In Motion's BlackBerry Pearl is now available from all AT&...

Biometrics: It’s All About You

If one were to conduct a survey of technology publications over the past decade or so, it's a good bet there would be at least one instance in each of those years in which someone declared that "this is the year of biometrics." Full of promise but long constrained by a diverse set of obstacles, biom...

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