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  • Kinect For PCs Early Next Year, Microsoft Eyeing Business Apps
    By on October 31, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “Microsoft has announced that its Kinect motion-control system will be available for PCs in early 2012, and that they’re planning to take it into the business world as well. ‘Microsoft plans to launch a commercial program for the peripheral early next year, giving businesses the tools to develop customized applications for their companies and industries. The pilot program already includes such familiar names (more…)

  • 93.8 Percent of Business Emails in Idaho are Spam
    By on September 27, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    The top recipient of spam? Idaho, which shot from No. 44 to No. 1 with a rate of 93.8 percent.


  • Google Getting Into the Solar Mirror Business
    By on September 12, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    adeelarshad82 writes with this excerpt from a Reuters report: “Google is disappointed with the lack of breakthrough investment ideas in the green technology sector, but the company is working to develop its own new mirror technology that could reduce the cost of building solar thermal plants by [25%] or more. The company’s engineers have been focused on solar thermal technology, in which the sun’s energy is used to heat up a substance that produces (more…)

  • Password Hackers Do Big Business With Ex-Lovers
    By on September 7, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Hugh Pickens writes “The Washington Post reports that disgruntled lovers and spouses considering divorce are flocking to services like YourHackerz.com that boast they have little trouble hacking into Web-based e-mail systems like AOL, Yahoo, Gmail, Facebook and Hotmail. The services advertise openly, and there doesn’t appear to be much anyone can do about it because while federal law prohibits hacking into e-mail, without further illegal activity, (more…)

  • It Ain’t Easy Being in the Taco Truck Business…
    By on July 24, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    The taco truck business is pretty ruthless, and not just to our stomachs either.