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New iPods, software fixes for iPhone, Apple says

New iPods, software fixes for iPhone, Apple says

The wait is over.

Apple fanatics have new iPods to choose from -- and software designed to reduce the number of dropped calls and other service problems that have plagued the new iPhone since it debuted this summer, the company announced today.

September 9, 2008 — Jordan Lite
March of the penguins: Court urges decision on protection

March of the penguins: Court urges decision on protection

Penguins may be waddling closer to protected status under the Endangered Species Act, now that a judge has told federal regulators to determine whether the aquatic birds are in danger of extinction.

September 9, 2008 — Jordan Lite
Google slashes time it keeps user search links

Google slashes time it keeps user search links

Google announced on its blog yesterday that it's halving the amount of time it retains data on user searches. The move comes a year after the company said it would keep this info on file for 18 months before stripping out any identifying information about Google users (something they called "anonymizing" the server log data they collect).

September 9, 2008 — Larry Greenemeier
Tech award winners focus on putting gadgetry to good use worldwide

Tech award winners focus on putting gadgetry to good use worldwide

The Tech Museum of Innovation today named 25 laureates as winners of its 2008 Tech Award for using technology to "benefit humanity and spark global change." The awards are broken down into five categories (education, equality, environment, economic development and health); Tech Awards executive director Lee Wilkerson says that in November one winner in each category will receive a $50,000 cash prize during an awards ceremony in San Jose, Calif.

September 9, 2008 — Larry Greenemeier
LHC to switch on early tomorrow amid death threats

LHC to switch on early tomorrow amid death threats

Heads up, science fiends and night owls: The greatest science experiment ever built is set to switch on at around 3:30 A.M. Eastern time tomorrow.

After 14 years and $8 billion, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) plans to inject the first beam of protons fully around the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the circular particle accelerator 17 miles (27 kilometers) long straddling the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva.

September 9, 2008 — JR Minkel
Hurricane Ike: Florida gets the all-clear

Hurricane Ike: Florida gets the all-clear

It looks like Florida has escaped Ike's wrath. The hurricane watch in the Keys is over, according to the National Weather Service.

The former Category 4 hurricane has weakened to a Category 1 tempest and is now "hugging" Cuba, the agency says, just hours after it declared the storm was "battering" the island.

September 8, 2008 — Jordan Lite
Do I look fat in these genes? Exercise can cancel out effects of 'heavy-weight' DNA

Do I look fat in these genes? Exercise can cancel out effects of 'heavy-weight' DNA

More evidence today that our genes aren't always our destiny — with an inconvenient caveat for couch potatoes: Physically active people who carry gene mutations linked to obesity are no more likely to be overweight than those without the variants — as long as they exercise at least three hours a day.

September 8, 2008 — Jordan Lite

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