Update: Oils derived from wood chips could reduce cost of biofuel

Athens (GA) - The search for renewable energy sources is gaining traction and researchers from the University of Georgia now say they have found a way to use wood chips for the generation of biofuel that can be blended with biodiesel and petroleum diesel to power conventional engines. 

12-year-old arrested, suspended after MySpace threat

A 12-year-old Dawnwood Middle School student in Centereach New York is in hot water after he threatened to shoot fellow students in his MySpace page.

IPTV drives merger and acquisition surge for telecoms equipment makers, says iSuppli

LG.Philips LCD develops first full-color flexible AM OLED using a-Si technology

TLC, E! set new online programming plans

The Learning Channel and E! Entertainment TV are both heading for a stronger presence online, with new broadband programming announcements that came through late yesterday.

SATA could displace ATAPI for DVD-ROM, DVD burners in H2 07, say Taiwan makers

Silicon wafer shipments slightly increase in Q1, SEMI says

Mobile-content enablement-platform providers on the rise, says iSuppli

Planet Earth HD DVD topples Blu-ray sales

The BBC series Planet Earth on HD DVD was the best seller among all high definition titles in its second week at retail.  Extra: Image gallery

iTunes opens up Paul McCartney pre-orders

Apple is now accepting pre-orders for a digital version of Paul McCartney's "Memory Almost Full" solo album

Microsoft to sponsor robotics competition

Microsoft has teamed up with For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) to offer a new regional robotics competition near its Seattle, Washington headquarters next year.

Global WiMax market set for strong growth in 2008, says Intel executive

NOR flash in tight supply as makers adopt made-to-order strategy

DoD blocks social networking and video sites

Military personnel are now prohibited from surfing 12 popular social networking and video sites, according to a new government memo.

Paid video downloads have no future - study

Forrester is one of the first market research firms to question the opportunities of paid video download services.

‘General Lee’ car heads back to Ebay

John Schneider, the actor who played Bo Duke in the Dukes of Hazzard television series, is giving Ebay another shot.  He will be auctioning his 1969 Dodge Charger which appeared in the series as one of the famous “General Lee” cars.  The previous winning bidder on Ebay refused to pay after claiming someone hacked into his account and fraudulently placed a nearly $10 million dollar bid.

Dell PC headed to the Smithsonian

One of Michael Dell's first computers is heading to the Smithosian's National Museum of American History, where it will share the company of an original IBM PC, a 1980s Mac, and Bill Clinton's saxophone.

Update: Myspace launches new video copyright protection

Myspace has launched a new service that it hopes will cut back on copyrighted videos posted on the site.

Thailand pulls out of YouTube lawsuit threat

Thailand has said it no longer wants to sue Google because of an offensive video someone posted that insulted the country's king.

Background: What Fusion will be – and what not

Chicago (IL) – We recently were able to spend some time with AMD to learn more about its upcoming chip technologies. Not surprisingly, one focus was Fusion, AMD’s mysterious processor that will marry graphics and CPU in the 2009 or 2010 timeframe. We heard lots of buzzwords and did not see an actual product, but there was enough information to get a better idea of AMD’s plans: Join us for a closer look at what Fusion may look like in three, four years.