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Technology News Archive - October 08, 2008

By The Associated Press Ford gets $10M federal grant for plug-in hybrids WASHINGTON (AP) - - Ford Motor Co. will receive a $10 million grant from the U.S. Energy Department to develop plug-in hybrid vehicles and take more steps toward commercialization.

Toshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today unveiled its new 14.1-inch Satellite(R) E105 laptop, exclusively available at Best Buy stores nationwide.

By Megan Bode In the past, I've railed against technology. Citing obnoxiously loud cell phone ring tones in church, computer crashes that erase important files, the "Crackberry" phenomenon, and even our reliance on GPS systems, I have all but declared war on the electronic age.

By Jimmy Lee Shreeve Facebook groups and YouTube movies, virtual concerts and webcams. This election battle will be won (and lost) online, says Jimmy Lee Shreeve Kill the pork! Bam! Bam! Bam!" I yell, banging down hard on the spacebar of my laptop. Vegetarians shield your eyes.

By Rhodri Marsden Cyberclinic The competition for worst customer support is a fiercely contested one, particularly in the field of technology.

By Mary Dejevsky UPWARDS of 50 million Americans were expected to watch the encounter between John McCain and Barack Obama last night in the second of three presidential debates. Last Thursday a record 70 million saw Sarah Palin fail to disgrace herself in the obligatory running-mates match.

By Sarah Lawson St. Joseph consumers are being warned about a scam involving phony advertisements for employment as a secret shopper, mystery shopper, or investigative shopper. The St.

KIRKLAND, Wash., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- 1Cast announced today a unique invitation to all former users of Redlasso.com, which recently shut down its video clipping service. The offer provides guaranteed access to the 1Cast service as part of an exclusive group of beta users.

By Anonymous Broadpoint, a full-service telecommunications and network solutions company, announced its extended alliance with AT&T.

YouTube, the leading online video community that allows people to discover, watch and share originally created videos, today announced a collaboration with iTunes and Amazon.com that offers the YouTube community direct access to buy and download music, games, and other products with a few clicks of a mouse.

Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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