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Bill Gates and Friends Urge US Government To Triple Energy Research Spend [Energy]

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BP’s oil spill disaster isn’t even the half of it. Bill Gates ; the CEO of General Electric Jeffrey Immelt , and various other senior-level corporate-types have issued a plea to the US government to triple spending on energy research to $16bn/year. More

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Is the Internet Making Us Smarter or Stupider? [Intelligence]

by on Jun.05, 2010, under 1d, 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, A8, Ac, Act, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, Air, and, ANT, Ants, AR, Art, Ati, Bp, Brain, C5, cat, Ces, Cia, clear, Cognition, color, communication, day, Dc, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Et, Feeds, ff, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, intel, Intelligence, Intern, internet, Io, Ion, Ir, Isp, ISS, kin, La, Labels, Les, mid, Mod, Net, Neurology, Of, Ogg, om, One, order, Pad, Padd, PI, Pixel, Play, Port, ps, Psychology, Q, quant, Rc, RNA, RSS, Rv, Science, serve, Smarts, soc, social, street, Style, Sue, Tag, tech, The Internet, TI, TV, Up, Us, V, Wall, Wall Street Journal, what, X1

It’s by no means a new debate, but it remains an important one, and today the Wall Street Journal tackles the issue with a pair of essays on what exactly internet’s doing to our noggins. So, which is it? More

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British Airways Ad Implies Osama Bin Laden Is A Frequent Flyer [Airlines]

by on Jun.03, 2010, under 2, 2010, 2D, 3, 3D, 5, 7, 7d, A4, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, Advert, age, Ai, Air, Airline, airlines, and, ANT, Ants, AR, Ati, bin, Bp, British, British Airways, bump, cat, clear, color, Dc, de, Display, down, download, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Error, Et, F2, ff, Gdc, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Intern, Io, Ion, ions, Ir, Isp, ISS, La, Labels, Led, Les, magazine, mid, Mod, Nes, News, om, One, order, organ, Os, Osama Bin Laden, Pad, Padd, paper, PI, Pixel, Play, Pr, Pro, Q, quant, que, Ram, Rc, Red, RNA, RSS, Rv, serve, Style, Sue, Tag, tech, Terror, Terrorism, TI, TV, Us, V, X1

Recently, British Airways advertised and discussed its downloadable, paperless boarding passes in an internal staff magazine called LHR News. There was something odd though: The sample boarding pass pictured in the magazine is issued to Mr. Osama Bin Laden . More

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Foxconn Workers Receiving 20 Percent Salary Increase [Foxconn]

by on May.28, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, A4, Ac, Act, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, Aim, and, ANT, Ants, app, apple, AR, Bp, bus, business, cat, China, clear, color, de, Display, Ds, Dust, E, E3, Ea, EC, emp, Employees, Et, Factory, ff, Fox, Foxconn, Foxconn employees, Foxconn factory, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, hon hai, Id, Ie, Im, images, ims, In, Industry, Io, Ion, Isp, La, Labels, Math, mid, Mit, Mod, Ms, Nes, Ny, Of, om, One, order, Os, Padd, PI, Pixel, plan, Play, Pr, pre, Precision, Pro, Q, quant, Rc, rom, RSS, Rv, serve, Style, Sue, Suicide, suicides, Tag, tech, TI, TV, Ui, Us, V, work, Workers, X1

Hon Hai Precision Industry has announced that it will raise the salaries of employees at its Foxconn factory by about 20 percent. The company claims that the raises were planned for a while and aren’t in response to recent suicides . More

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AT&T Confirms Intermittent Service Disruption In Parts Of California [Updated] [Att]

by on May.27, 2010, under 17, 1d, 2, 3, 5, 7, 7d, 9670, A4, Ad, Ads, and, ANT, Ants, AR, Art, At&t, Bp, broken, bus, business, California, cat, cc, clear, D3, de, Display, down, Ds, E, Ea, EC, eco, ff, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Hearing, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, In, Io, Ion, Ir, Isp, ISS, issues, La, Labels, Les, Los Angeles, mid, Mit, Mod, Ms, My, Nes, Ny, Of, om, One, order, Os, Parts, PI, Pixel, Play, Port, Ports, Q, quant, Rc, RSS, Rv, serve, Service, Style, Sue, Tag, Tat, tech, ted, Tent, TI, tie, TV, unit, Up, Update, Us, V, XP, z1

Uh oh. We’re hearing reports that AT&T service is down in Los Angeles . Anyone experiencing issues there or in other parts of the country?

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IRONY: Warner Bros. Sued for Pirating Anti-Pirating Technology [Piracy]

by on May.27, 2010, under 17, 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, and, ANT, Ants, AR, Ati, Bp, C5, cat, Ces, clear, color, Copyright, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Et, F2, ff, Film, Films, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, intel, Ir, Irony, Isp, La, Labels, logo, Men, mid, Mod, movies, Ms, Ny, Of, om, One, order, Origin, Os, Padd, Patent, PI, Piracy, Pirate, Pixel, Play, Pr, Pro, Q, quant, Rc, RSS, Rv, serve, Service, Services, Show, Style, Sue, Tag, tech, Techno, Technology, ted, Tent, theater, theaters, TI, Torrents, TV, Us, V, War, Warner, Warner Bros, X1

In 2003, a company named Medien Patent Verwaltung showed Warner Bros. their technology to mark films in a way capable of tracing a pirated copy back to its origin theater.

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IRONY: Warner Bros. Sued for Pirating Anti-Pirating Technology [Piracy]

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12th Foxconn Employee Jumps; Becomes 10th To Die [Foxconn]

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Despite Foxconn allegedly asking all employees to sign contracts promising not to kill themselves, another worker has jumped out of a building window. This came hours after Foxconn’s CEO was boasting to press of the fabulous facilities at the factories. More

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Foxconn Asks Employees to Sign Promise Not to Commit Suicide or Sue The Company If They Do [Foxconn]

by on May.26, 2010, under 2, 2010, 2D, 3, 3D, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Act, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, ANT, Ants, app, apple, AR, Art, Av, Bp, cat, China, clear, color, Dc, de, deal, Death, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, emp, Employees, Epa, Et, ff, Fox, Foxconn, Foxconn Suicides, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, good, Hd, Help, Home Automation, Hp, Id, Im, images, In, Io, Ion, ions, Isp, kin, La, Labels, late, Manufacturing, mid, Mit, Mod, Ny, Of, om, One, order, Padd, PI, Pixel, Play, Pr, Pro, Q, quant, Rc, rom, RSS, Rv, serve, shanghai, Slate, star, Style, Sue, Suicide, suicides, Tag, tar, tech, ted, TI, Translate, TV, Ui, V, War, what, work, X1

Shanghaiist got ahold of this memo being sent out to Foxconn employees, trying to help them deal with whatever working conditions is leading toward this recent string of suicides . It starts off good, then, well, gets not so good. More

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HP Envy 15 Shipping With Serious Display and Webcam Issues [Unconfirmed]

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The HP forums are up in arms—and rightly so—over the popular Envy 15 , with some buyers receiving models with screens that randomly go blank and/or webcams that only show full color under fluorescent light. More

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