If you have a gift card from last year that's partially or completely unredeemed, you helped line retailers' pockets by over $3.5 billion.
A Senator from Wisconsin wants to mandate an extra tax on video games because he claims they are linked to juvenile crime.
Owners of analog TV sets can send off their application for a free converter box beginning tomorrow, to prepare for the digital switch over that will happen in February 2009.
Indianapolis (IN) - A few web sites have compiled some top ten lists for 2007. The first is from NewScientist and is the top ten list of inventions. The second is also from NewScientist and claims to be a top ten list of videos, though not all of the links connect to videos. Still, here they are in the hopes of keeping the doledrums at bay. The third is from The Inquirer, where they make some predictions about what'll be up in 2008:
An allegedly text messaging driver has been charged in the hit and run death of a Taunton Massachusetts teenager.
Someone apparently pulled The Inquirer clan away from the pub long enough to think a clear thought about 2008. They've put together a top ten list of events they believe will happen. What are your thoughts? Is The Inquirer clan on the mark? Or off the wagon?
Light in the visible spectrum has been observed from an extra-solar planet for the first time. The team used special polarization techniques to hone in on only light reflected from the planet, and not its star.
An interactive marketing group in San Francisco held a charity auction believed to be the first of its kind to send the proceeds to the "One Laptop Per Child" program.
Forward: by Wolfgang Gruener and Rick C. Hodgin
The DRAM industry is hurting. Losses of 85% in sales price over the past 12 months have brought the industry almost to its knees. With no end in sight, DRAM makers are taking extreme measures to keep prices from dropping further.
Less than a year after it quietly entered the video download market, Wal-Mart has quietly left by shutting down its digital download store.
The FBI's fingerprint database is about to become only one small portion of the biometric data they maintain on individuals. Traits identifying the lope of a person's gate will soon be input, and searchable.
The U.S. Army has discovered a novel use for Macs: as a supplement to their main server banks. The goal is to distribute the OS workload, thereby reducing the possibility of crippling single attacks.
Moscow (Russia) - The last three satellites for a soviet GPS network named GLONASS (Global Navigation Satellite System) were launched without incident yesterday in an improved Proton-M carrier rocket from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan. The three satellites complete the system which will be fully operational in 2009, providing world-wide GPS access to GLONASS devices.
Japan’s navy successfully defended itself from a simulated ballistic missile attack last week.
Intel's recent minor slip of three quad-core processors from early in Q1'2008 to mid-to-late Q1'2008, coupled with some rumblings from under the surface, have caused a few to raise an eyebrow or two.