Technology News Archive - August 04, 2005
As incongruous as it may sound, a Colorado company has developed glow-in-the-dark lamps. The "Glow-lux" fluorescent tubes from American Environmental Products shine normally when plugged in. When they are turned off or the power goes out, they glow with a dim, eery blue-green light.
The University of Texas didn't violate the free-speech rights of an online dating service when it blocked thousands of unsolicited e-mails, a federal appeals court says.
Getting fired is rarely a happy event, but that doesn't mean you can't have a sense of humor about it. That's what Simply Hired, a 5-month-old employment-related Internet startup, counted on when it started an affiliated Web site devoted to the stories of workers who have received a pink slip for a silly, outrageous or embarrassing reason.
Recent CDs by Foo Fighters and Dave Matthews Band containing new anti-piracy technology are selling well despite a backlash among some fans angry that the discs are incompatible with iPods, experts said on Thursday.
Aug. 4--Miami Tech Line Maintenance, a privately owned aircraft repair station based at Miami International Airport, plans to expand its operation and hire 200 more workers.
America Online, the world's largest online company, said on Thursday it had purchased online storage and backup company Xdrive for an undisclosed sum.
High-definition television network HDNet said Thursday it is making available a free 20-minute video clip of last week's Discovery space shuttle launch for download over the Internet.