YouTube has told Senator Lieberman that it will
leave it up to its viewers to help remove Al-Qaeda terrorist videos.
In an open letter, Lieberman demanded that YouTube immediately remove
thousands of videos because they clearly intended “to encourage
violence against the West”. YouTube in its public blog post says
hundreds of thousands of videos are uploaded everyday and that it
cannot arbitrarily remove one group's videos.
There are very few of us who haven’t told our parents at least once
that we will become astronauts when we are grown up. Unfortunately,
real life appears to be getting into the way of this goal most of the
time and even worse, there are not many organizations in need of
astronauts flying into space. If space is your passion and you are
playing with the idea of becoming an astronaut, here is your
opportunity, if …
There is hope that one day you will be able to power most of your
household through solar cells covering the roof of your home and not
just a few appliances.
The idea of a $100 laptop sounded fascinating, when we first heard
about it. When the product actually became available, the $100 goal was
gone, the initial hype seems to have faded and several other companies
are cashing in on the cheap laptop trend. Microsoft never seemed to be
a great match for the device to keep the price down, but market powers
may have succeeded and it has been confirmed that there will be a
Windows XP version of the XO notebook.
We have been hearing about fuel cells as the potential saviors of the
PC industry’s 8-hour-notebook promise for quite some time, but the
technology has yet to make a visible impact in products that are
available to the consumer. In what appears to be a big month for fuel
cells, Sharp, Sony and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
reported independently from each other significant progress that could
take fuel cell closer to production units.
Ask.com, the flagging online search destination, has acquired Lexico Publishing Group, an Internet media company that owns Thesaurus.com and Reference.com. It also purchased philologist-friendly site Dictionary.com (which you can use to figure out the meaning of that word). Ask.com hopes this will rebrand itself as an Internet specialist in answering questions instead of providing blanket search results.
Toyota announced that it had sold 1,028,000 units of its Prius model,
making it the most successful hybrid car today. The company noted that
Prius sales are “robust” in more than 40 countries around the world.
Bill Gates, a constant forward-thinker and innovator, spoke at a summit for corporate CEOs this week and talked about what he sees as possible 5 - 10 years in the future. He also demoed a new vertical "wall" version of Microsoft Surface, a touch-powered operating system. Gates, who is six weeks away from leaving Microsoft per a previously announced resignation, is always talking about what the future of technology will bring. In his recent presentation, he talked at length about communication, saying that e-mail and mobile phone technology is not meeting the needs of individuals.