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'Star Trek II' producer talks Ceti Eel, J.J. Abrams, and more (Q&A)
Beware the coming of the Google Glass photographer
HTC One Google edition: It's real and coming in summer
Crave Ep. 122: When the moon hits your 3D-printed pizza pie
Haswell chip primer: How Intel pinches power
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Postini: Google's take on e-mail security
At the search giant's e-mail security unit, globally distributed automated systems and Zero-Hour software keep spam and viruses out of inboxes. Read More...
07-01-2009 1:00 AM
Microsoft resorts to vomit to market IE 8
In a new series of online ads for its Internet Explorer 8 browser, created by the team behind the Mojave Experiment, Microsoft goes beyond the pale. In fact, a bucket is required. Read More...
07-01-2009 12:56 AM
U.S. government maps solar energy future
Maps of public land under investigation for solar energy development projects released to the public. Read More...
07-01-2009 12:34 AM
Gmail labels get higher placement, drag-and-drop
Google is bowing to the notion that some people use Gmail's labels like traditional e-mail folders, and will now let them to drag messages "into" labels while organizing mail. Read More...
07-01-2009 2:00 AM
Greenpeace guide frowns on HP, still loves Nokia
Finger-shaking at household brands for 'backtracking on their commitment' to eliminate PVCs and BFRs from products. Read More...
07-01-2009 1:45 AM
John Chambers' video vision: Shortsighted
Cisco Systems wants us to believe that video is "the killer app," but the Web and, indeed, its own product strategy, suggest that shorter-form communication is the key to its future. Read More...
07-01-2009 1:07 AM
Analyst: Intel-based thin laptops have design issues
An analyst said Wednesday that some PC makers are hitting snags as they try to bring out ultra-thin laptops based on Intel's latest low-power chips. Read More...
07-01-2009 3:05 AM
EC auditors criticize Galileo overruns
The project to develop a European civilian rival to the U.S. military's GPS system was hampered by poor management, the European Court of Auditors has found. Read More...
07-01-2009 2:18 AM
GPL declines as open source moves to the Web
The 5 percent drop in General Public License adoption likely reflects a shift in perception as to the value of open-source licensing. Read More...
07-01-2009 1:36 AM
New sites for gadget nuts: Gdgt and Retrevo
One services is for gadget fanatics, another for skittish buyers. Both work. Read More...
07-01-2009 4:00 AM
Facebook cleans up its privacy controls
The social network will be transitioning users to the new settings soon through the use of an opt-in tool, as it works toward making more profile content public. It's also doing away with regional networks, as expected. Read More...
07-01-2009 3:34 AM
Opera widgets for the math and science whiz
The Opera browser is filled with some neat widgets. And some of the best of those widgets are designed specifically for those who love math and science. Read More...
07-01-2009 4:21 AM
Bing's first month produces small share gain
New data has Microsoft's Bing search engine showing a small rise in market share during the month of June, as the novelty wears off but interest remains. Read More...
07-01-2009 4:10 AM
Usenet.com says RIAA 'whittling down' Betamax
A federal judge found Usenet.com liable for copyright infringement and attorney says Betamax case is under siege. RIAA says that's untrue. Read More...
07-01-2009 4:06 AM
As industry recovers, Mac growth beating PCs
Apple's Mac shipments were up 25 percent in May, compared to only 1 percent growth for the rest of the PC industry, according to an analyst report. Read More...
07-01-2009 5:48 AM