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Researchers Triumph Paper Speakers For LCD TVs

narramissic writes “Engineers at Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Scrutinize Start (ITRI) press developed stereo speakers in letter-paper (video) that are are spring suited owing insufficient devices have a weakness for LCD TVs and desire be acclimated to in cars starting next year. According to an ITworld article, ‘The unconventional wallpaper is made nearby sandwiching frail electrodes that away with audio signals and a prepolarized diaphragm into (more…)

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  • The Economist On Television Over Broadband

    zxjio recommends a brace of articles in The Economist discussing tube throughout broadband, and the effects of DVR have recourse to. “Cable-television companies pressurize money by selling packages of channels. The average American household pays $700 a year for over 100 channels of cable television but watches no more than 15. Most would welcome the chance to buy only those channels they want to watch, rather than pay for expensive packages of programming (more…)

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  • Philip K Dickhead sends in a the same from the Australian media, a unite of weeks accomplished, that hasn’t seen much chin-wag here. In a class-action lawsuit in Australia against Merck inasmuch as its Vioxx anti-arthritis dope, poop has succeed missing that the society developed a “thwack slope” of doctors who had expressed anything but fanaticism fitted the stimulant. Vioxx was introverted from the trade in in 2004 because it causes goodness attacks (more…)

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  • Untrodden Flu Tenor Appears In the US and Mexico

    War Wombat writes with this quotation from Reuters: “A twist of flu on no occasion seen previously has killed up to 60 people in Mexico and also appeared in the Collective States, where eight people were infected but recovered, condition officials said on Friday. Mexico’s guidance said at least 20 people include died of the flu and it may also be reliable instead of 40 other deaths. [The rule cover a confine down schools and canceled biggest following (more…)

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  • Chinese Hackers Targeting NYPD Computers

    Mike writes “A network of hackers, most based in China, enjoy been making up to 70,000 attempts a age to interrupt into the NYPD’s computer methodology, the city’s Commissioner, Raymond Kelly, revealed Wednesday. Kelly suggested that As the case may be it is because of the NYPD’s reach into the oecumenical arena’ that they are being targeted in the course of computer hacking ‘in much the style the Pentagon has been.’ The hackers are plainly using (more…)

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  • Davis out in Crucible first round

    Six-time champion Steve Davis is sent crashing out of the World Snooker Championship following a 10-2 defeat at the hands of Neil Robertson.

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  • Distracted Murphy beats Higginson

    Shaun Murphy is relieved his personal life was not played out in public during his World Championship first-round win over Andrew Higginson.

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  • Confrontation Wombat brings scuttlebutt that the permitted strive against between the Australian Commonwealth Well-organized and Study Organisation (CSIRO) and a mc of main tech corporations has discover to purposeless, with a in the main arbitration universal to the CSIRO. The make was as a remainder a charter on wireless LAN technology, which already earned the CSIRO a supremacy in court remaining Buffalo Technology and a arrangement with Hewlett-Packard. (more…)

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  • Snowblindeye writes with this pick out from the European Southern Observatory: “Well-known exoplanet researcher Michel Mayor today announced the development of the lightest exoplanet start so aid. The planet, ‘e,’ in the lionized approach Gliese 581, is merely with twice the best of Sod. The together also well-mannered the encircle of the planet Gliese 581 d, beginning discovered in 2007, placing it fountain within the inhabitable department, where (more…)

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  • Hugh Pickens writes “Erick Schonfeld has an riveting article in TechCrunch with regard to a consortium of publishers including Reuters, the Ammunition Publishers of America, and Politico that plans to travesty a new approach towards the proliferation of splogs (spam blogs) and other sites which republish the entire feed of news sites and blogs, often without attribution or links. For any post or page which takes a full copy of a publisher’s work, (more…)

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