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How would you feel about a robot asking, “Would you like fries with that?” when you ordered a Big Mac? Well, if the National Intelligence Council’s recent Global Trends 2025: A Transformed World is correct, we could be experiencing just that by 2025. Granted, it’s a few years down the road, but the idea that robots could be so capable to replace humans is interesting to think about, that’s for sure. Plus, assuming the robots are programmed to be nice at all times, we like the idea of guaranteed polite service. However, this cool technology won’t come without costs: The NIC notes that these types... Read more...
It isn't surprising that consumers were a bit worried about the battery replacements for the thin & light MacBook Air after the battery fiasco with the iPhone.  Apple has announced a battery replacement program for the Air, but the good news is that any defective battery will be replaced for free within the 1-year warranty period:“If your MacBook Air requires service only because the battery's ability to hold an electrical charge has diminished through normal use, Apple will provide a warranty against defects on the replacement battery for one year from the date of service.”For... Read more...
As with all rumors, take the following story with a grain of salt until it is confirmed: It appears that a rumor is circulating amongst Wall Street traders that AMD might replace CEO Hector Ruiz.This may not be entirely surprising to some as AMD hasn't been performing at their best in recent months.  The K10 is far behind its original launch date, the R600 series was late and didn't ship with drivers that would make the most of its performance.  On top of all this, rivals Intel and NVIDIA have both managed to have pull off very successful product launches.“Speculation has been heightened... Read more...
Despite competitors having talking points about how the iPhone battery isn't replaceable, that's not entirely the case.  It's true that the user isn't able to buy a battery and  swap it out on the road as they can with many existing phones, but Apple can do it for you, for a fee of $85.95 plus applicable taxes: "If your iPhone requires service only because the battery's ability to hold an electrical charge has diminished, Apple will repair your iPhone for a service fee of $79, plus $6.95 shipping. Be sure to follow these instructions for optimizing battery life and troubleshooting battery... Read more...
Yahoo investors have finally gotten their way and a replacement for (now former) CEO Terry Semel has been named: Co-founder Jerry Yang.  It isn't that Terry Semel wasn't a capable leader, in fact he lead the company in the dark times that are now referred to as the .com crash era, but investors felt that he lacked the ability to guide the company in the current marketplace.  So what's next for Yahoo now?  Current speculation is that Jerry Yang is going to shake a lot of things up and potentially be looking for opportunities to partner with major players in many industries. "Yahoo on Monday replaced... Read more...
Glucose, a monosaccharide or simple sugar, is the main source of energy for most living things. Because it is so ubiquitous, scientists consider it to be a good alternative to oil, which is used to produce plastics, fuels, and other products. While it is a difficult to convert glucose into forms that are practical for use, chemists at the PNNL, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, in Richland, Washington have developed a clean and efficient way to convert natural sugars into plastics. "The chemists detail in Science how they used metal chlorides… to transform 70 percent of glucose and nearly... Read more...
Organizing the world's information is a big job. The Library of Congress has been trying to do it for years. Is Google doing it better, for free? While Google talks to corporations and Wall Street about its desire and means to drive the sky's-the-limit profits to Google shareholder coffers, The Library of Congress reaches out to individuals and organizations for development "support" of "a key resource for an informed electorate." Google Inc.'s $150 billion market cap belies its corporate public serving mission statement. Nevertheless, Google's "philosophy" that "democracy on the web works"... Read more...
First it was Dell and then Apple; now, Toshiba has jumped on the bandwagon and is replacing 340,000 Sony batteries from their Dynabook and Dynabook Satellite line of notebooks. Surprisingly enough, Toshiba indicated that the batteries in question would not catch fire, unlike reports that have come from Dell and Apple users.  Batteries manufactured between March and May are affected and users should contact Toshiba for a replacement. TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp. (6502.T) said on Tuesday it would replace about 340,000 laptop computer batteries... Read more...
Plan A: 1. Buy or steal one copy of expensive software 2. Sign up for Google adwords 3. Sell a whole bunch of it 4. Buy yachts and mansions and antique cars and pretty much have a Nelly video party running at your house day and night. Nathan Peterson, 27, of Antelope Acres, Calif., pleaded guilty in late 2005 to multiple counts of criminal copyright infringement for selling pirated Adobe, Microsoft, and Symantec software via the Web. According to federal authorities, Peterson netted more than $5.4 million from the sale of $20 million worth of software. He sold the phony programs from his http://www.ibackups.net... Read more...