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Microsoft Tech Can Deblur Images Automatically

An anonymous reader writes “At the annual SIGGRAPH show, Microsoft Research showed new technology that can remove the blur from images on your camera or phone using on-board sensors — the same sensors currently added to the iPhone 4. No more blurry low light photos!”

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  • GB pair win hurdles gold & silver

    Welsh pair Dai Greene and Rhys Williams claim gold and silver for Britain in the final of the men’s 400m hurdles.

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  • suraj.sun writes with news that the US Department of Justice has joined a lawsuit alleging Oracle of overcharging the federal government for its software products. Quoting:
    “In a nutshell, the lawsuit argues that Oracle’s government customers — a wide array of agencies, including the State Department, the Energy Department, and the Justice Department itself — got deals ‘far inferior’ to those the enterprise software giant gave to its commercial (more…)

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  • Below-par Murray reaches LA semis

    Britain’s Andy Murray beats Alejandro Falla at the Farmers Classic in Los Angeles, but the top seed has plenty to work on ahead of his semi-final.

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  • schliz writes “Physicists have observed ‘bizarre’ behaviour in graphene electrons that they say could make the material even more suitable to replace silicon in future electronic devices. When strained in a particular manner, nanobubbles formed on a sheet of graphene, within which electrons came to occupy particular, quantum energy levels rather than the usual, continuous range of energies in unstrained graphene. By controlling electrons’ energy levels, (more…)

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  • Liverpool win European opener

    David Ngog’s double strike eases an inexperienced Liverpool side to victory over Rabotnicki in their Europa League third qualifying round first leg.

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  • Hughes set to become Fulham boss

    Fulham have reached an agreement with Mark Hughes for him to become their new manager, BBC Sport understands.

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  • Chevy Volt Not Green Enough For California

    thecarchik writes “The first two plug-in cars from major manufacturers will go head-to-head on warranties and lease prices: $350 a month for the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, $349 for the 2011 Nissan Leaf. Now the choice shifts to other measures, including electric and overall range, as well as the plug-in perks that states like California offer to early adopters to encourage them to opt for electric cars. This is where it gets interesting. While California (more…)

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  • Several readers noted Google’s announcement yesterday of Google Apps for Government: “The new version is a variant of Google Apps Premier edition, and includes the same core apps: Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Sites, Groups, Video, and Postini. Pricing is the same as for Google Apps Premier: $50 per user per year. The certification says that Google Apps qualifies for is called a FISMA-Moderate rating, which means that it’s authorized for use with data that’s (more…)

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  • Regan named SFA chief executive

    The Scottish Football Association appoints Stewart Regan as its new chief executive.

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