October 2010 - Industry News
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The ugly truth: Apple vs. PC design
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Why DOJ didn't need a 'super search warrant' to snoop on Fox News' e-mail
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Clif Bar raises the roof on energy efficiency (photos)
Company's new headquarters in Emeryville, Calif., have been built on the concepts of energy-efficient architecture and creative reuse of materials. Read More...
10-25-2010 3:30 AM
CompactFlash sequel arrives: CFast memory cards
CFast, a faster overhaul of the higher-end memory card format, is arriving--but only in industrial equipment, not cameras, at least so far. Read More...
10-31-2010 9:28 PM
How Google stops you hiding your location
Places Search is another step for Google to deliver location based services. You cannot, however, turn off location-based customization. Google claims your search results won't be "high quality" if you do. Read More...
10-31-2010 5:12 AM
Will HP, Dell, Sony answer 11-inch MacBook Air?
Major PC makers have close--but no direct--competitors to the 2.3-pound MacBook Air. Will Apple force the top five laptop suppliers to address this market segment? Or will Apple's cachet keep rivals at bay? Read More...
10-30-2010 7:04 AM
Accused 'Hurt Locker' pirates turn to law school
Few are as familiar with the lawsuits filed by indie film studios against accused file sharers as Robert Talbot. The law professor represents 23 such people free of charge. Read More...
10-31-2010 10:39 PM
Marking 10 years aboard the International Space Station (photos)
This week marks the 10th anniversary of live-aboard occupation of the International Space Station, humanity's home away from home in the cosmos. Read More...
10-30-2010 8:14 AM
Turkey lifts two-year ban on YouTube
Country cut off access after videos deemed offensive to the country's founder were posted to the popular video-sharing site. Read More...
10-31-2010 2:49 AM
Browser momentum: Chrome has it, IE doesn't
IE lost another sliver of its dominance while Chrome grew in usage, according to October usage statistics. Read More...
10-31-2010 7:42 PM
Apple sues Motorola: A look at the complaints
The iPhone maker sings the sue-me-sue-you blues as it fires back at Motorola with two lawsuits covering a number of patents, including material involving multitouch technologies. Read More...
10-30-2010 12:05 PM
Microsoft hopes to show its Cloud Power
The software maker is kicking off its largest-ever ad campaign targeting businesses. Read More...
10-31-2010 9:00 PM
Star Trek's Enterprise now has an owner's manual
Haynes, a company famous for producing car manuals, releases an owner's manual for the USS Enterprise. It follows the evolution of the different starships and will surely be a wonderful Christmas gift. Read More...
10-31-2010 5:32 AM
Repairs complete, shuttle countdown begins
Engineers successfully repair suspect pressurization fittings and started the shuttle Discovery's countdown for a Wednesday launch to the International Space Station. Read More...
10-31-2010 5:30 AM
Pay dirt: Why rare earth metals matter to tech (FAQ)
It was once an obscure topic only for geologists. But China's control over rare earth elements used in green- and high-tech equipment is causing alarm as the nation cuts exports. Read More...
10-31-2010 9:00 PM
Blekko launches the biased search engine
Tired of generic search results? Blekko's engine and philosophy really is different. Read More...
10-31-2010 1:32 PM
Facebook app developers sold user info
Social-networking giant announces it has discovered that a data broker was buying identifying user information from app developers. Read More...
10-31-2010 10:00 AM