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HP camera 'can't see' black faces
A video comparing a webcam's facial recognition response to a white woman and a black man is a YouTube hit.
"Black Desi" in the YouTube video
A YouTube video suggesting that face recognition cameras installed in HP laptops cannot detect black faces has had over one million views. The short movie, uploaded earlier this month, features "Black Desi" and his colleague "White Wanda". YouTube post leads to deal Face scanners at airport
Scientists map speed of climate change Sun, moon cause small tremors in California: researchers BlackBerry service back for some after outage Nortel makes asset sale deal with Genband Libel landscape alters for bloggers, PR advisers Turn over Facebook history, judge orders Digital cameras: a decade of revolutionary pictures Microsoft loses Word patent appeal Facebook messages to contact dead friend 'creepy' Canadian's Nobel disputed by ex-colleagues All Technology & Science Headlines »
Ban on sales of Microsoft Word upheld
Word 2003 and 2007 are the most common versions on the market
Microsoft has failed in its attempt to dismiss a court case that would stop it selling Word. The software giant appealed against a ruling which found it infringed a patent owned by Canadian company i4i. With the failure of the appeal Microsoft must now pay i4i damages of $290m (£182m) and comply with an injunction ending the sales of some versions of Word. The injunction is scheduled to go into effect on 11 January. Judge bans Microsoft Word sales Microsoft Office takes to the web
Digital cameras: a decade of revolutionary pictures Court orders woman to turn over Facebook history Microsoft loses Word patent appeal Canadian's Nobel disputed by ex-colleagues AECL wins 1st Japan contract First Jesus-era house discovered in Nazareth N.B. group seeks UNESCO geopark status Toronto promises to lead way for electric cars Citigroup denies report of hacker attack Bird-like dinosaur was venomous: scientists All Technology & Science Headlines »
Bird-like dinosaur was venomous: scientists Astronauts blast off for Christmas space mission Police warn of email scam How to keep some privacy on Facebook Online buyers need protection: security expert Ardi named 'breakthrough' of 2009 No damage to hacked U.S. drones: admiral Olive-sided flycatcher threatened in N.L. Google convicted in French copyright case Scientists view deepest undersea volcano yet seen All Technology & Science Headlines »
How to keep some privacy on Facebook Ardi named 'breakthrough' of 2009 No damage to hacked U.S. drones: admiral Olive-sided flycatcher threatened in N.L. Google convicted in French copyright case Scientists view deepest undersea volcano yet seen Canada part of Copenhagen climate deal Stone Age diet included processed grains RIM reports sharp profit increase Leprosy-linked genes identified All Technology & Science Headlines »
Warning as climate deal emerges
A deal is emerging at the UN climate change talks, but there are fears it will not contain a catastrophic rise in temperatures.
Sculptures of emaciated humans stand outside the talks venue
deal appears to be in sight for the final day of the UN climate change talks,
but there are fears it may not prevent a 3C (5.4F) temperature rise.
Human Stone Age diet included processed grains Ardi named 'breakthrough' of 2009 RIM reports sharp profit increase Scientists view deepest undersea volcano yet seen Leprosy-linked genes identified 2 cancer codes cracked Candu reactor division to be sold Former Nortel exec seeks $1B protection from lawsuits Mosquitoes may double in Moncton after causeway opened Unexpected roaming charges vex consumers All Technology & Science Headlines »
YouTube post leads to movie deal
a producer from a small company in
Wind Mobile launches service Bell can't make 'most reliable' claim: B.C. court Another Earth-like planet found orbiting nearby star Unexpected roaming charges vex consumers European space telescope reveals newborn stars Susan Boyle tops YouTube's most-watched list FTC slaps Intel with antitrust suit Giant wind turbines pose no health risk: study Web developer donates bus info service Internet competition blamed for slow service All Technology & Science Headlines »
Deal in Microsoft-EU browser war
Microsoft reaches agreement with European Union anti-trust regulators to allow European users a choice of browsers.
Microsoft agreed to support other browsers on its operating system
Microsoft has reached agreement with European Union anti-trust regulators to allow European users a choice of web browsers. The accord ends 10 years of dispute between the two sides. Over that time, the EU imposed fines totalling 1.68bn euros ($2.44bn, £1.5bn). The European Union said Microsoft's legally binding agreement ended the dispute and averted a possible fine for the company. Microsoft in new browser offer Ballmer sees slower growth Microsoft increases search share
Vint Cerf: we've only scratched internet's surface New planets found around sun-like stars Australian government to introduce internet filter Rogers charges for 'free' text messages Octopus builds home in coconut shells Climate-change skeptics gain from Ottawa funding Giant iceberg off Australia breaking up Ottawa teen's pirate radio silenced Wind to announce cellphone pricing Wednesday Google testing its own mobile phone All Technology & Science Headlines »
Australia introduces web filters
Wind to announce cellphone pricing Wednesday Google testing its own mobile phone New NASA space telescope launched Cruel euthanization of endangered species alleged DNA map shows pandas may lack meat taste buds Darwin had inherited illness: professor Yes Men take credit for fake climate releases Email scam uses Windsor, Ont. woman's account Open-access internet rules take hits Globalive says wireless network launch imminent All Technology & Science Headlines »
Genetic 'map' of Asia's diversity
international scientific effort has revealed the genetics behind
study indicates that all of
international scientific effort has revealed the genetics behind
Open-access internet rules take hits Globalive says wireless network launch imminent UN climate draft sets tougher emission targets Intense meteor shower to peak this weekend Facebook phone app collects non-users' contact information Massive iceberg spotted off Australia European leaders pledge cash for climate change Study debunks caffeine's sobering effects Discovery of early meat-eating dinosaur redraws family tree Canadian, 2 Americans receive physics Nobel All Technology & Science Headlines »
Most of the UK missing out on HD
Despite a majority of UK households having HD televisions, very few people are actually watching content in full HD.
An HD TV is not the only piece of equipment you need
staggering majority of
Discovery of early meat-eating dinosaur redraws family tree Canadian, 2 Americans receive physics Nobel 1,700 U.K. scientists back climate science 1st high-energy collisions seen at Large Hadron Collider Woods scandal spikes internet traffic Kids in hospital connect online Animal-to-human transplant trials OK'd in Australia Female birds competing for mates resemble males IMF could fund climate adaptation: Soros Exempt northerners from emission cuts: Inuit leader All Technology & Science Headlines »
Facebook faces privacy criticism
Critics say people could accidentally share too much information
Bionic fingers restore man's dexterity Researchers block fearful memories China shuts down file-sharing site N.S. rural broadband delayed months Developing nations decry Danish climate plan Cable, satellite revenue still rising: StatsCan Halifax university to dismantle nuclear reactor Testosterone leads to fairness, not aggression: researchers Shellfish catch off Nova Scotia plummets Time running out on internet access appeals All Technology & Science Headlines »
Hubble sees most distant galaxies
Nasa's Hubble Space Telescope captures its deepest view of the Universe, revealing never-before-seen galaxies
Astronomers installed Wide Field Camera 3 during a servicing mission
Nasa's Hubble Space Telescope (HST) has captured its deepest view of the Universe, producing images of galaxies that have never been seen before. The pictures were acquired by the HST's new Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3). This highly sensitive camera can see starlight from far-off objects - light that has been "stretched" by the expanding Universe. Scientists who have analyzed the new images say the galaxies they reveal could be the most distant yet observed. By Victoria Gill, Science reporter, BBC News
New TV set has built-in internet
new TV set which offers people the chance to view the BBC iPlayer directly, has
launched. The iViewer, from British firm Cello, has built-in internet access,
and requires a broadband or wifi connection in order to view net channels It
will be sold exclusively in Marks and Spencer stores until
Time running out on internet access appeals Testosterone leads to fairness, not aggression: researchers Video game aims to teach teens biology Time, WSJ, Cosmo publishers plan Kindle rival Feds to fund Northwest Passage marine park study Google launches Chrome browser for Mac, Linux Zenn to close Quebec electric car plant Police investigate online threats to student Alberta wants 'ambitious' Copenhagen deal Jet-setting swan takes off for blind date All Technology & Science Headlines »
Measures target child web safety
in using the internet safely are set to become a compulsory part of the
curriculum for primary schoolchildren in
Virgin Galactic unveils commercial spaceship Immediate climate action needed, summit hears Coin toss not random: UBC researchers CRTC begins hearing into TV's future Missing DNA link found in 'very hungry' kids FAA issues new airworthiness directive for offshore choppers Sask. musician promoted via Google Street View UN to probe stolen climate data emails Ares launch successful despite parachute failure Hepatitis C drug tested in chimps All Technology & Science Headlines »
iPhone orchestra ready for debut
Smartphone symphony: a group of US students have built music applications and written scores for their iPhones.
A group of US students has created an entire orchestra out of separate iPhone applications.
part of their studies, the group from the
UN to probe stolen climate data emails Ares launch successful despite parachute failure Hepatitis C drug tested in chimps Polar bear sculpture shapes climate change concern Feeding birds can affect evolution: study U.K. military shuts down UFO hotline Expert panel recommends new isotope reactor THQ opening Montreal video game studio Ottawa boy ordered to shut down his radio station User-controlled camera debuts on Hockey Night All Technology & Science Headlines »
Glacier threat to Bolivia capital
grow for the future of water supplies in
are growing for the future of water supplies in one of
THQ opening Montreal video game studio Feeding birds can affect evolution: study University to probe possible climate data bias Mutations link autism, schizophrenia: study Common weed killer gives male frogs sex change Google takes aim at browser redirection Prairie-chicken wiped out in Canada Economy, swine flu top spam topics of 2009 Google Street View adds 9 Canadian cities Top court orders new trial in internet luring case All Technology & Science Headlines »
Intel unveils 48-core cloud chip
A chip that fits a "data centre" onto a piece of silicon the size of a postage stamp has been unveiled by Intel.
The chip is likely to find a role in data and hosting centres
Intel has unveiled a prototype chip that packs 48 separate processing cores on to a chunk of silicon the size of a postage stamp. The Single-chip Cloud Computer (SCC), as it is known, contains 1.3 billion transistors, the tiny on-off switches that underpin chip technology. Each processing core could, in theory, run a separate operating system. Currently, top-end chips for desktop computers typically contain four separate processors. Intel details new core chip line Tech Know: How low can you go?
Robotic hand controlled by thought Astronomers ID violent supernova Google Street View adds 9 Canadian cities Facebook fine-tunes privacy controls First butterflies in space emerge Google to limit free access to some news content Canadian copyright law to trump ACTA, Clement says U.K. climate scientist under investigation Monkey still traumatized after sister's abduction Michael Jackson tops Google, Yahoo searches Canadian copyright law to trump ACTA, Clement says U.K. climate scientist under investigation Michael Jackson tops Google, Yahoo searches Nokia alleges price fixing among LCD makers Astronaut Thirsk back on Earth Thirsk's Canadian experiments in space Funds to fuel study into child brain disorders Stem cell scientists share concerns Rogers launches Hulu clone Mathematical formula predicts the perfect toy All Technology & Science Headlines »
Solar panel costs 'set to fall'
The cost of installing and owning solar panels will fall even faster than expected according to new research.
The fall in cost is due to the increased lifetime, the institute says
cost of installing and owning solar panels will fall even faster than expected
according to new research. Tests show that 90% of existing solar panels last for
30 years, instead of the predicted 20 years. According to the independent EU
Energy Institute, this brings down the lifetime cost. The institute says the
panels are such a good long-term investment that banks should offer mortgages on
them like they do on homes. At a conference, the institute forecast that solar
panels would be cost-competitive with energy from the grid for half the homes in
Astronaut Thirsk back on Earth New evidence for early life on Mars: NASA Rogers launches Hulu clone Atom-smasher breaks proton acceleration mark N.Z. company fires rocket Brains 'listen' to speech through skin: researchers Thirsk's Canadian experiments in space Avatar game designed along with movie Pregnant pipefish dads cannibalize young Shuttle, 7 astronauts back on Earth All Technology & Science Headlines »
In UK Lawyers target 'pirates' for cash
Around 15,000 suspected pirates may soon get letters accusing them of illegally sharing movies and games and asking for cash.
Software is used to track down the suspected pirates
Around 15,000 suspected pirates may soon get legal letters accusing them of illegally sharing movies and games. ACS:Law plans to send notes to the accused in the new year offering a chance to settle out of court for "several hundreds of pounds". A lawyer who has defended people who have received similar letters described it as a "scattergun approach" that would catch "innocent people". ACS:Law said it was "unaware" of anyone who had been wrongly sent a letter. By Jonathan Fildes, Technology reporter, BBC News Government lays out digital plans Net pirates to be 'disconnected'
Avatar game designed along with movie Brains 'listen' to speech through skin: researchers Pregnant pipefish dads cannibalize young Shuttle, 7 astronauts back on Earth Assassin's Creed 2 beats sales forecasts Hackers skewed climate-change emails: scientists Device translates theatre into 8 languages Facebook page lands Mount Pearl student in trouble Nortel approves more exec raises Battling climate change offers health benefits All Technology & Science Headlines »
Hammerhead shark mystery solved
A hammerhead shark's unusual shape gives it outstanding vision, according to a study which may solve a centuries-old mystery.
A head start when it comes to eyesight
Why do hammerhead sharks have such a famously strange-shaped head? One hypothesis is that having eyes on either side of such a wide 'hammer' allows the sharks to see better. But even this idea divides scientific opinion, as researchers argue over whether the hammerhead design makes it more or less difficult to see. The mystery may now be solved by a study showing that a hammerhead gives sharks outstanding binocular vision and an ability to see through 360 degrees.
Shuttle prepares for Friday landing Assassin's Creed 2 beats sales forecasts Hackers skewed climate-change emails: scientists Cellphones may replace credit cards Mininova removes links to copyrighted files Rogers cuts 900 jobs China pledges to slow emissions growth Sony betting big on 3D TV Australian territory to cull 6,000 wild camels Gore predicts climate treaty by next year All Technology & Science Headlines »
Boost for spin-based electronics
The field of "spintronics" - a future means of computing - is shown to work at room temperature for the first time.
The effect was shown in silicon, the standby of the semiconductor industry
The next generation of computers may make use of the "spin" of electrons instead of their charge. Spintronics relies on manipulating these spins to make them capable of carrying data. The technique has been shown in a number of materials at low temperatures before. But researchers writing in Nature have made use of these "spin-polarised" electrons in silicon at room temperature for the first time. IBM races to make hi-tech memory Spintronics
China pledges to slow emissions growth Gore predicts climate treaty by next year Snails given mirror-image shells Canadian astronaut eager to return to Earth Shuttle departs space station for Friday landing Obama to attend global climate summit Ericsson, Kapsch win Nortel GSM auction Daredevil's winged flight across Gibraltar strait fails Large Hadron Collider's 1st collisions recorded Food waste has environmental impact: scientists All Technology & Science Headlines »
Tesco to offer iPhone in the UK
giant Tesco joins a growing number of
The handset has boosted sales for O2
giant Tesco has joined a growing number of
Shuttle departs space station for Friday landing Large Hadron Collider's 1st collisions recorded Food waste has environmental impact: scientists Rogers can't claim to be 'most reliable' network, court rules ISP owners could face jail under child porn bill Origin of Species 1st edition fetches $174K Banks lost millions on digital cheque project U.S., Canada will share refugee fingerprints Enforce environmental laws at oilsands: report New dad in space focuses on shuttle job All Technology & Science Headlines »
Strange creatures found in deep, dark ocean ISPs to monitor child porn under proposed bill Skin germs aid in normal healing: researchers Earth's greenhouse gases reach record highs Large Hadron Collider sends beams in 2 directions MSNBC to take over breaking news Twitter account Ciena winning bidder for Nortel businesses Atlantis astronauts on 3rd spacewalk News Corp. may pull out of Google News: reports Quebecer's Facebook photo fight a cautionary tale All Technology & Science Headlines »
Restart for 'Big Bang' experiment
The Large Hadron Collider experiment, designed to shed light on the cosmos, restarts after 14 months of repairs.
Cheers of relief at Cern HQ
The Large Hadron Collider experiment has re-started after a 14-month hiatus while the machine was being repaired. Engineers have made two stable proton beams circulate in opposite directions around the machine, which is in a tunnel beneath the French-Swiss border. The team may try to increase the £6bn ($10bn) collider's energy to record-breaking levels this weekend. The LHC is being used to smash together beams of protons in a bid to shed light on the nature of the Universe. It is the world's largest machine and is housed in a 27km-long circular tunnel. By Paul Rincon, Science reporter, BBC News In pictures: Machine reboots Large Hadron Collider: Guide
Bell quietly drops system access fee Beam sent around Large Hadron Collider Asian carp close to Great Lakes Billy Bragg, NDP push for new law on music downloads Cigarette butts toxic to fish, say researchers Google to launch Chrome netbooks next year Crocodile ancestors found in Sahara Home 3D ready for prime time: Panasonic Corn's genetic code uncovered Depressed woman loses benefits over Facebook photos All Technology & Science Headlines »
Google previews operating system
Internet search giant Google previews its Chrome OS operating system, to be available to users by the end of 2010.
Internet search giant Google has lifted the lid on its operating system, known as Chrome OS.
The free and open source system is initially aimed at low-cost netbooks and does away with many of the features of a traditional program. All applications are designed to run in a web browser and all the user's data is stored on Google's servers. Engineers from the firm said the first computers running the system would be available before the end of 2010. By Jonathan Fildes, Technology reporter, BBC
Google to launch Chrome netbooks next year Crocodile ancestors found in Sahara Home 3D ready for prime time: Panasonic Corn's genetic code uncovered Depressed woman loses benefits over Facebook photos Atlantis astronauts on 1st spacewalk Ontario reviews flat-screen TV standards MPs fight online predators who counsel suicide Warnings issued about online drugs British woman finds her attacker on Facebook All Technology & Science Headlines »
China military site draws hackers
website set up by
The official website includes news, photos and videos.
The Chinese military defence website was subjected to 2.3 million hacking attempts in its first month online according to officials. "When there were major events taking place related to the military and national defense, the number of (cyber) attacks rose," said editor Ji Guilin. The website, launched in August 2009, has so far attracted 1.25bn visitors from around the world. Ji Guilin was talking to Chinese state-run newspaper the People's Daily. US urges China military dialogue China to ban beating web addicts
Telus warns against letting Globalive compete Webby Awards name decade's top internet stories Telus sues Rogers over ads Shuttle Atlantis docks with space station Google to launch own smartphone: report Spain makes broadband a universal right Activists, UN call attention to reproductive health Winnipeg teen's climate blog wins kudos Net erupts over video of fish eaten alive Pole problem topples osprey nest site All Technology & Science Headlines »
Network sites 'need help buttons'
Social networking websites are criticized for failing to introduce a help button for children being bullied online.
Major social networking websites have been criticised for not introducing a help button for children to report concerns about grooming and bullying. Jim Gamble, from the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (Ceop), hit out at the sites as one site, Bebo, adopted the button. He said there was "no legitimate reason" why other sites like MySpace and Facebook had not done the same. MySpace 'suicide bully cleared'
Shuttle Atlantis to dock with space station Kindle comes to Canada without browser Carbon emissions from fossil fuels rise Australian marsupial soaks up sun like a lizard Climate conference needs targets: Danish PM Quebec spending $650M to cut waste P.E.I. says no to wind turbine firm CAE wins Chinese contract Atlantis carries Canadian trees into space Twitter to scrap suggested user list All Technology & Science Headlines »
Age of cyber warfare is 'dawning'
Many nations are now arming to defend themselves in a cyber war and readying forces to conduct their own attacks, says a report.
Increasingly, hackers fight alongside ground troops
Cyber war has moved from fiction to fact, says a report. Compiled by security firm McAfee, it bases its conclusion on analysis of recent net-based attacks. Analysis of the motives of the actors behind many attacks carried out via the internet showed that many were mounted with a explicitly political aim. It said that many nations were now arming to defend themselves in a cyber war and readying forces to conduct their own attacks.
Atlantis carries Canadian trees into space Twitter to scrap suggested user list Oldest trees grow faster because of warming Internet rights poster sparks UN fight Loosen internet control, Obama urges China Anti-apartheid activist named Greenpeace head Cancer rates linked to industrial activity Canadian skiers use 'Stealth' technology Inuit leaders demand action at climate-change conference Quebec lab simulates crashes to improve road safety All Technology & Science Headlines »
NASA's moon crash reveals 'lots of water' EBay flooded with net-banned Xbox consoles Online drug ads under review in U.S. Long toes may give sprinters more speed Swiss privacy watchdog to sue Google Street View Google's digital book plan rides on revised deal Links between oil activity, Alberta quakes studied Ottawa 'star' researcher mourned after H1N1 death Apple won't be at CES, despite rumours Dinosaurs were warm-blooded runners, skeletons hint All Technology & Science Headlines »
Big profit from nature protection
invested in protecting nature can bring huge financial returns, according to a
study backed by the
Societies gain financially from leaving forests intact rather than clearing them
invested in protecting nature can bring huge financial returns, according to a
major investigation into the costs and benefits of the natural world. It says
money ploughed into protecting wetlands, coral reefs and forests can bring a
hundredfold return on capital. The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity
study (Teeb) is backed by the UN and countries including the
Apple won't be at CES, despite rumours Gene seems key to evolution of speech Dinosaurs were warm-blooded runners, skeletons hint Call of Duty sets sales record Intel pays $1.2B to settle antitrust claims New dinosaur species found in South Africa Duffy aims to stop Twitter impostor Boreal forests ignored in climate change fight Apple passes Nokia as most profitable cellphone maker Britain to hold DNA of innocents for 6 years All Technology & Science Headlines »
Bing teams up with Wolfram Alpha
Microsoft joins forces with a web tool once hailed as a rival to Google to provide results for its search engine Bing.
Microsoft has teamed up with a web tool once hailed as a rival to Google to provide results for its search engine Bing. Wolfram Alpha aims to answer questions directly, rather than display a list of links like a search engine. The "computational knowledge engine" is the brainchild of British-born physicist Stephen Wolfram. It will be used to bolster Bing's results in areas such as nutrition, health and mathematics. Microsoft Bing adds visual search Wolfram Alpha goes live
Boreal forests ignored in climate change fight New dinosaur species found in South Africa Apple passes Nokia as most profitable cellphone maker Britain to hold DNA of innocents for 6 years Website offers free online concerts Call of Duty kicks off cautious holiday season EU objects to Sun-Oracle deal Assassins Creed 2: the pride of Montreal LightSail-1 solar sail spacecraft planned for 2010 Electronic Arts job cuts hit Burnaby All Technology & Science Headlines »
Microsoft disconnects Xbox gamers
Microsoft confirms it has cut off a number of gamers from its Xbox Live service for modifying their consoles to run pirated games.
Xbox Live allows gamers to play against one another
Thousands of gamers may have been cut off from Microsoft's online gaming service Xbox Live for modifying their consoles to play pirated games. Online reports suggest that as many as 600,000 gamers may have been affected. Microsoft confirmed that it had banned a "small percentage" of the 20 million Xbox Live users. Hackers target Xbox Live players Xbox Live in youth voting drive
New PC to encourage older users
A computer designed for people aged over 60 who have never used the internet before is launched. A new computer aimed at people aged over 60 who are unfamiliar with PCs and the internet has been unveiled. The simplified desktop - called SimplicITy - has just six buttons directing users to basic tasks such as e-mail and chat. The computer comes pre-loaded with 17 video tutorials from television presenter Valerie Singleton More than 6 million people over the age of 65 have never used the internet, according to government figures. 'Social benefit' - Each made-to-order computer takes two weeks from request to delivery and can be ordered by post.
Call of Duty kicks off cautious holiday season EU objects to Sun-Oracle deal Assassins Creed 2: the pride of Montreal LightSail-1 solar sail spacecraft planned for 2010 Electronic Arts job cuts hit Burnaby Human DNA in animal experiments studied Winnipeg enviro-car design gets international nod Google book deal deadline extended Google buys AdMob in $750M US all-stock deal Gene behind vaccine 'memory' revealed All Technology & Science Headlines »
Warfare 'set for record'
predict that first week sales of computer game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
will break current records in the
Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
widely-anticipated video game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has been tipped to
be the biggest selling video game in history. Hundreds of gamers gathered at
shops around the world ahead of its release at
GMT. Retailer HMV has predicted more than 1m
Creed 2: the pride of Montreal Google
book deal deadline extended Google
buys AdMob in $750M US all-stock deal Gene
behind vaccine 'memory' revealed Computer
virus victims framed for child porn Russian
H-bomb developer dead at 93 Possible
meteor spotted in B.C. sky Micro-injector
could speed drug development Videotron
ideal suitor for Globalive: analyst Caribbean,
Gulf spared widespread coral damage All
Technology & Science Headlines »
eBay in Skype deal with founders
eBay settles a lawsuit with the founders of Skype, ending uncertainty over the future of the internet phone company.
Skype is used by millions to make free calls over the internet
Online auction site eBay has settled a lawsuit with the founders of Skype, ending uncertainty over the future of the internet phone company. The case was about whether the software of the site was owned by the founders via their firm, Joltid, or by eBay. In a complicated deal, the founders will drop their lawsuit against eBay and take two seats on the board of Skype. Skype will still be sold to a group of investors for about $2bn (£1.2bn).
Annual Tour of Duty Gala raised over $80,000 for Perley Rideau Veterans Health
Centre and Canada Aviation Museum Foundation
A ‘sold out’ crowd of 400 guests was at the Canada Aviation Museum , Saturday evening to celebrate the Canadian centennial of flight while helping to raise funds for two worthy local charities. The 4th Annual Tour of Duty Gala raised over $80,000 dollars to be shared in support of the therapeutic music program for the residents at the PRVHC and to support educational programs and accessibility initiatives at the
Micro-injector could speed drug development ideotron ideal suitor for Globalive: analyst Caribbean, Gulf spared widespread coral damage New type of supernova found Small nations urge tougher climate deal Justice to head Fraser River salmon inquiry Butterfly species may be splitting into two Gene therapy halts rare brain disease Scientists decode genome of domestic horse EU agrees on new internet user rights All Technology & Science Headlines »
F1 designer unveils electric car
A new sustainable electric car designed for city or town use is the result of a £9m investment program.
Science and Innovation Minister Lord Drayson test drives the T.27
An electric car created by the McLaren F1 'supercar' road car designer Gordon Murray has been unveiled. Three prototypes of the T.27 model will be developed over the next 16 months. The manufacturing process, called iStream, has received £9m of investment, half of which came from the government's Technology Strategy Board. iStream plants can be just one fifth of the size of a conventional car factory, as the cars are not made from stamped steel. 'Eco cars' race across Australia
Butterfly species may be splitting into two Scientists decode genome of domestic horse EU agrees on new internet user rights New type of supernova found Google unveils Dashboard personal info tool Telus debuts iPhone, Android phone No Doubt sues over Band Hero game 'Genome zoo' would house 10,000 species Canadian physicist IDs young neutron star RIM to buy back $1.2B of own stock All Technology & Science Headlines »
EU offers hope to file-sharers
The European Parliament has put together a reform package that would offer more protection to those accused of illegal file-sharing.
New Telecoms Reform Package is less severe on file-sharers
Canadian physicist IDs young neutron star Internet users not isolated, survey suggests Female crabs trade sex for protection: study Bell launches new network, iPhone Astronaut chats with Winnipeg students 800 more layoffs at Microsoft Intel offside, antitrust lawsuit claims Ancient Anglo-Saxon gold on display in London Broadband campaign draws 85,000 letters to MPs Native reserves polluted due to gaps in rules: AG All Technology & Science Headlines »
Microsoft reveals new-look MSN
Microsoft has announced a major redesign of its MSN.com web portal, designed to drive traffic to search engine Bing.
web portal MSN.com has been given an extensive revamp for the first time in
almost ten years. New features include fewer links, a column dedicated to social
networking sites Twitter and Facebook, and a large search engine box. The
company hopes the new look will drive more traffic to its Bing search engine,
launched as a competitor to Google in June 2009. It will roll out in 2010 with a
small group of
Broadband campaign draws 85,000 letters to MPs Native reserves polluted due to gaps in rules: AG Details of newly discovered armored dinosaur revealed Anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss dies at 100 Global endangered species list grows Nokia Siemens Networks to lay off up to 5,700 Teen accused of posting threats on Facebook Online pet store owner to be billed for seized animals Kilimanjaro glaciers could go within decades Learning to talk changes how we hear speech: study All Technology & Science Headlines »
Kilimanjaro glaciers could go within decades Bell's new cellphone network launches Wednesday Arctic surveillance research moves ahead Learning to talk changes how we hear speech: study Cellphones top telecom complaints Ontario gets new green license plates Pig DNA sequence decoded Mud flows in Mars craters: NASA Consumers weigh in with CRTC on TV fees Liberals urge more internet, cellphone competition All Technology & Science Headlines »
English wine gets help from space
English vineyards have signed up to use a harvest optimization scheme based on data gathered from satellites.
The system can help to optimise harvests, and hopefully wine quality
number of English vineyards have signed up to make use of a satellite imaging
service to boost harvests. The satellite measures a vineyard's reflectivity in a
number of colours in the visible and infrared. The Oenoview system,
first launched in
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