According to Microsoft, Windows Vista is on a path of success and the
operating system is flying off OEM and retail shelves. However, a new
survey questions how many of those actual Vista licenses are actually
in use, as a new survey claims that a substantial portion of PC buyers
chooses to downgrade to Windows XP.
William Shatner, known to millions of Star Trek
fans as Captain Kirk, is making some serious cash from virtual video
autographs through his new business liveautographs.com. Shatner, along
with other celebrities like Danica Patrick, Carmen Electra and even
Buzz Aldrin, star on the website featuring expensive fan memorabilia
authenticated with a short video message. While it may seem hokey to some, the
demand is hot and Shatner recently sold more than 200 autographs in a
Comcast has begun to quietly, but very aggressively pitch an “economy
tier” Internet service to its customers – a service that is generally
“not recommended”, but squarely aimed at dial-up users and perhaps one
or the other DSL Internet users. As all Comcast residential Internet
services, this entry-level service also comes with the firm’s
mysterious bandwidth cap.
The battle for championship of telecommunications standards tied into
wireless transmission of cellular data isn't quite over yet, according
to a fresh research report. It reveals CDMA, through EVDO,
continues to hold its own against newer, high speed technologies.
ABI declared "CDMA is not dead yet," basing this on findings that EVDO
Rev A subscribers "ramped up more than eightfold between Q2 2007 and Q2
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DoE) National Renewable
Energy Laboratory (NREL) claim to have set a new world record in solar
cell efficiency: A new photovoltaic device can convert 40.8% of the
light it is exposed to into electricity – which is more than twice as
much as average solar cells can achieve today.
Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Hitachi Global
Storage Technologies discovered a new patterning technology that could
lead to a new generation of hard drives that are not only easier to
manufacture but also feature a storage density that cannot be achieved
with traditional media and processes today.
Chicago (IL) - T. Boone Pickens did not look not so green after the LA Times busted him for funding California’s Prop 10.
There are countless websites that enable people around the world to
jump online and calculate the negative impact in which they are
affecting the environment and what they can do as an individual to
reduce their footprint. Carbonrally.com is different: The site offers
its users a social networking platform that combines online networking
and online gaming to deliver a competition that works to benefit the
environment and reduce each individual’s carbon footprint. Rather than
pointing its finger and focusing on the bad things you do, the site
focuses on the positives and what you could do to improve.
Researchers from Clemson University have discovered a way to make
surfaces much more durable and protect them from damage in the case of
severe impacts: The path to virtually unbreakable surfaces may lead
across shock absorbing carbon springs. First tests delivered evidence
that such springs could withstand and fully recover from enormous