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Beer-Launching Fridge: Coming Soon to a Couch Near You?

For some, it may seem like a dream come true. For others, it may feel like an April Fools' Day joke come early, but make no mistake about it: The beer-launching fridge has arrived. John Cornwell, who graduated last year from Duke University with a degree in electrical and computer engineering, is th...

Gaming Nation: Consoles in 41 Percent of US Homes

More than 40 percent of U.S. households with televisions now also have video game consoles, according to a new report released Monday by Nielsen Wireless and Interactive Services. By the fourth quarter of 2006, 41.1 percent of all TV households -- representing 45.7 million homes -- had video game co...

Hawking Begins Space Training With Zero-G Flight

Famed physicist Stephen Hawking will experience weightlessness for the first time when he flies aboard Zero Gravity's G-Force One next month. The flight, scheduled for April 26, will take off from the Shuttle Landing Facility at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It will perform parabolic maneuver...

RIAA Urges Student Pirates to Settle Now for Less

The Recording Industry Association of America Wednesday stepped up its efforts to wipe out illegal music sharing on college campuses. The group, which represents the music recording industry, announced that it has sent out 400 "pre-litigation" letters to 13 American universities, informing them that...

Sony’s Latest Blu-ray Gambit: A $600 Player

Sony fired the latest salvo in the ongoing high-definition format war Monday when it announced that it will release its second Blu-ray Disc player for about US$400 less than its current one. Priced at about $600, the new BDP-S300 model will sport a new design, advanced audio codecs, Bravia Theater S...

Big Names On Board With Google Video

Google on Monday confirmed that it has signed on several new, big-name partners in its program to distribute video content along with advertising over its AdSense online network. Included among the new partners are the NBA, CondeNet's Epicurious.com and Style.com, The Wall Street Journal Online and ...

With Google Apps, It’s Game On

With the release of Google Apps Premier Edition, there's little doubt that Google has its sights set squarely on Microsoft and the market for office software. Add in the fact that marquee names are on board, including Procter & Gamble for the new software suite, and there's clearly at least some...

NASA, Virgin Galactic May Fly Us to the Moon

Space enthusiasts, take note: Your chance to travel by rocket may be closer than you think. NASA and Virgin Galactic on Tuesday agreed to explore collaborations aimed at making commercial space travel a widespread reality. NASA's Ames Research Center in California's Silicon Valley and Virgin Galacti...

January Console Sales: Wii Is the Champion

The latest reports from the front lines in the video game console wars show that Nintendo's Wii was the U.S. market leader in January, according to new market research data. Sales figures for Wii were 436,000 units that month in the United States, compared with 294,000 units for Microsoft's Xbox 360...

Adobe Takes Training Wheels Off Lightroom 1.0

Following a beta-test process involving half a million photographers, Adobe Systems on Monday released Photoshop Lightroom 1.0. Aimed primarily at professional photographers, Photoshop Lightroom is a software tool that allows users to import, manage and present large volumes of digital photographs.

Evolution Wins Latest Round in Kansas Education Battle

In a landmark vote Tuesday, the Kansas State Board of Education once again adopted science standards regarding instruction in evolution. The new guidelines reflect an overturn of previous standards, written in part by advocates of "intelligent design," that earned Kansas international ridicule in 20...

New Business BlackBerry Borrows From Pearl

Against the backdrop of the 3GSM World Congress wireless trade show in Barcelona, Spain, Research In Motion on Monday unveiled the latest in its BlackBerry line of e-mail phone devices. The BlackBerry 8800 smartphone is the slimmest BlackBerry yet, and comes equipped with a variety of consumer-style...

Computers Learning to Read Human Intentions

Computers can now be trained better than ever before to be able to predict what a human being plans to do, according to a new study published Thursday. Using a combination of technologies, including pattern recognition software and functional magnetic resonance imaging, the authors of the study inve...

Action Video Games: The New Rx for Vision?

Parents, beware: Your video gaming kids may now have a new argument to justify the hours they spend playing. A new study from the University of Rochester has found that playing high-action video games can actually be good for your vision. "Action video game play changes the way our brains process vi...

Euro Mobile Phone Firms Pledge to Support Children’s Safety

As part of Safer Internet Day, which is being celebrated Tuesday in 40 countries around the world, a group of more than a dozen European mobile phone companies joined together in Brussels, Belgium, to sign an agreement to help make mobile phones safer for children. By signing the European Framework ...

Wii Outselling PS3: A New Gaming Order?

Sony's profits are down, while Nintendo's sales are way up. The Wii video game console is selling faster than Nintendo can keep up with. Following Sony's announcement of its disappointing results Tuesday, which it partly blamed on huge costs for the PS3 launch, speculation is running rampant about ...

Key Hubble Telescope Cameras Feared Lost

A problem that arose in NASA's Hubble Space Telescope over the weekend means that many of the orbiting telescope's key capabilities may be permanently lost, officials announced Monday. The observatory entered protective "safe mode" on Saturday as a result of a power malfunction in its Advanced Camer...

Smartphones vs. Dumb Phones: No Contest

With the upcoming release of Apple's iPhone, smartphones are becoming one of the most hyped categories of consumer technology today. The combination of telephone technology with e-mail, Internet access and multimedia -- among other features -- serves many consumer needs in one tidy, sleek little pa...

Microsoft Adds Five Years to XP Consumer Support

In a move sure to bring joy to the hearts of many consumers, Microsoft yesterday announced that it is extending the availability of support for users of Windows XP Home Edition and Windows XP Media Center Edition by an additional five years over what it had previously announced. Since the unveiling ...

SanDisk, Toshiba Unveil 56 Nanometer NAND Flash Chips

In the ever-intensifying race to deliver the most memory in the tiniest chip, SanDisk on Tuesday rolled out its 8-gigabit, 56 nanometer NAND flash technology and promised to deliver a 16-gigabit version in the second quarter. Both versions of the 56 nm chip use multilevel cell technology to pack mor...

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