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Monthly Archives: December 2009

Mosquitoes buzzing? Could be a love song

The annoying buzz of a mosquito means a lot more to the bugs than you might imagine.

NASA plans backup astronaut escape system

A test flight for the Max Launch Abort System went so well that a second round of testing is under consideration.With NASA retiring the shuttle fleet in 2010, next generation spaceships are being developed with a renewed focus on safety.

Oregon cell phone ban has loophole

Beginning New Year’s Day, Oregon police officers may hear some arguing when they start pulling motorists over for violating a new law banning them from talking on hand-held cell phones while driving.

Tweets, sexting, unfriended on banned word list

A Twitter page is displayed on an Apple iPhone.If you recently tweeted about how you were chillaxin for the holiday, take note: Fifteen particularly over- or mis-used words and phrases have been declared “shovel-ready” to be “unfriended” by a U.S. university’s annual list of terms that deserve to be banned.

Device turns thoughts into speech

Scientists implanted an electrode into a patient's brain and then decoded brain signals into speech.Scientists embed an electrode directly into a patient’s brain and then develop a computer system to read his thoughts.

Device turns thoughts into speech

Scientists implanted an electrode into a patient's brain and then decoded brain signals into speech.Scientists embed an electrode directly into a patient’s brain and then develop a computer system to read his thoughts.

Tech by 2010: Could’ve been better?

The first buyer of the new 3G iPhone in Hong Kong shows off his phone July 11, 2008. Despite iPods, genetic sequencing, the Internet and Twitter, nearly a third of Americans said they thought there would be more technological advances by the year 2010.

Report: Apple event to be held January 26

Report: Apple event to be held January 26
     

Unnamed source tells Fox News that the company will hold a mobile-focused event in San Francisco on January 26, which could be the day its long-awaited tablet makes its debut.
   

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Job ad suggests Xbox Live headed for WinMo phones

Job ad suggests Xbox Live headed for WinMo phones
     

      A job listing posted by Microsoft seeks a principle program manager who can "bring Xbox Live-enabled games to Windows Mobile."
   

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10423040-1.htm

Spinvox bought by Nuance for £64m

Spinvox bought by Nuance for £64m

Voice-to-text company Spinvox has been bought by speech recognition firm Nuance in a cash and stock deal worth £64m.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/technology/8435137.stm