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Technology News Archive - October 05, 2005

By Fisher, Greg How many times have you sat at your desk or driven in your car and dreamed of building a business from scratch? I come across people everyday who fantasize about embarking on an entrepreneurial adventure but few of them ever take the leap.

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At least 20 teams were expected to be named Wednesday to enter the $2 million government-sponsored robot race across the Mojave Desert after proving that their driverless vehicles could navigate a 2-mile obstacle course during a weeklong trial.

The record industry may next aim its legal guns at satellite radio due to a dispute involving new portable players which let listeners record and store songs, an analyst and industry sources said on Wednesday.

Trafficking in stolen credit cards has largely shifted to Russian-language Web sites after an international crackdown sparked disarray among English-speaking scam artists, a U.S. Secret Service official said on Wednesday.

Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.