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Senator Plans To Enforce Net Neutrality with Law

A lawmaker is bringing the issue of net neutrality back into the spotlight. Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) plans to introduce a bill in January that would stop Internet service providers from blocking and managing certain Internet content. The planned legislation follows a long battle between the Federal Communications Commission and cable-TV and Internet service provider Comcast. It would have the...

Guitar Hero Compatibility Chart Is Music to Gamers' Ears

Guitar Hero and Rock Band users may have been dealing with their own mangled music mess when trying to figure out which controllers are compatible with which instruments. Guitar Hero officials want their users to stop worrying about compatibility and focus on unleashing their inner rock star, so they have released a compatibility chart. "The Guitar Hero team has noticed that there has been a...

Google Offers Search By Voice, and iPhone Gets It First

Google is pushing its voice-recognition technology to Apple's iPhone first, before devices running its own Android mobile platform. The New York Times offered photographs of Google employees Vic Gundotra and Gummi Hafsteinsoon using an iPhone for a voice search. The free application was expected to be available on Apple's App Store on Friday. Google reportedly will soon offer the technology...

Online Microsoft Store Opens for U.S. Customers

Microsoft on Friday opened an online store for U.S. customers. The company already has online marketplaces in the United Kingdom, Germany and Korea. The home page for the Microsoft Store features the Microsoft Xbox 360 hit Gears of War 2, but also offers various flavors of the Microsoft Office productivity suite. Microsoft also features the Zune and a small ad for Vista Ultimate. "With this...

HTC Unveils Worlds First GSM/WiMAX Mobile Phone

(PhysOrg.com) -- HTC has just announced the world's first GSM/WiMAX headset. The device will be available in Russia on the Yota Mobile WiMAX network. The MAX 4G appears similar to the super high-end HTC Touch HD that was recently announced with a large 3.8 inch 800×480 display and touch screen interface. The MAX 4G will support the Yota Video network and the device is capable of displaying up to...

Can alkaline earth metals be used in quantum computing?

(PhysOrg.com) -- "There are a number of different proposals for quantum computing," Andrew Daley tells PhysOrg.com. "These include solid state or semiconductor as well as atomic and molecular systems. We are considering atomic systems, and more specifically alkaline earth metals."

Diabetes ABCs 123s

Here is a statistic from the American Diabetes Association that caught my attention: "If current trends continue, one out of three Americans and one in two minorities born in 2000 will develop diabetes in their lifetime."

Photonics emerges from the shadows

(PhysOrg.com) -- The name has been around for four decades, but only now is a recognisable photonics community emerging in Europe. A European study has documented a fast-growing sector of more than 2100 companies and 700 research laboratories.

The good news? No more sit-ups

If you hate sit-ups, you're in luck. They're one of the top five exercises women should completely avoid, says personal trainer Kristal Richardson.