Archive for September, 2007

A Pill For Guys? Maybe Soon

September 29, 2007

With condoms and vasectomies, men take responsibility for a third of contraception in the United States. But health officials would like to see that figure grow. “Just imagine if they had another non-permanent option,” said Elaine Lissner, director of the nonprofit Male Contraception Information Project.

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Stolen laptop had Gap job applicants’ data

September 28, 2007

The Gap company says a thief stole a laptop computer that contained the personal information of about 800,000 job applicants. The clothing retailer says the information was unencrypted and included Social Security numbers and other data from people who applied online and by phone between July 2006 and last June 2007.

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Intel preps 45nm quad-core for launch

September 28, 2007

If you’re excited about Intel’s Penryn line of desktop processors coming out early next year, you can ebb off some of that excitement this coming November. Intel will be launching a Core 2 Extreme “Yorkfield” processor on November 12th.

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Intel preps 45nm quad-core for launch

September 28, 2007

If you’re excited about Intel’s Penryn line of desktop processors coming out early next year, you can ebb off some of that excitement this coming November. Intel will be launching a Core 2 Extreme “Yorkfield” processor on November 12th.

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Amazing Driving

September 28, 2007

Now this is one of the best pieces of driving I have seen in my life, an excellent video on-board a excellent driver.

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Visual Studio 2008 performance cited

September 28, 2007

Microsoft’s upcoming Visual Studio 2008 development tools platform, formerly codenamed “Orcas,” is set to offer performance improvements in common scenarios, a Microsoft official said in his blog on Thursday.

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Senator Says Google Deal Merits Scrutiny

September 27, 2007

The chairman of a Senate antitrust panel said Thursday that Google Inc.’s proposed $3.1 billion acquisition of online advertising firm DoubleClick Inc. “warrants close examination” by federal regulators.

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Dapper Launching Semantic Ad Technology

September 27, 2007

Dapper, the Israeli founded super-tool that “creates an API for any website” is looking to make the transition from useful service to viable business with the release of DapperAds, the company’s new ad serving technology.

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Congress votes to limit ‘popcorn lung’ chemical exposure

September 27, 2007

After the recent “popcorn lung” incident was discovered, the U.S. Congress acted this week to limit the exposure to workers who are employed at plants that produce microwave (and other) popcorn, citing exposure to diacetyl. Diacetyl is a common butter flavoring used on many butter-flavored popcorn products.

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Motherboards not passing EMI tests?

September 27, 2007

Motherboard manufacturers are getting a shake up when it comes to Electro Magnetic Interference certifications after a batch of Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3 motherboards failed a recent retest for EMI certification from the FCC and CE.

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