Thousands of companies converge on the massive Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, hoping to snag some attention for their gadgets. This year, many of them are promoting new ways to watch TV or access information on the cloud. One notable change this year: It's Microsoft's swan song at CES. Audie Cornish talks to NPR's Steve Henn.
If you Google Rick Santorum, one of the top returns is a scatological sexual reference. It was created back in 2003, when writer Dan Savage asked his readers to make up something disgusting and sexual to link to Santorum. It was a response to Santorum's rhetoric against gay marriage.
Kodak developed the first, 13-pound digital camera in 1975. But it was never really able to capitalize on the product it had invented and its digital strategy was a bust, analysts say. Now, it's trying to sell thousands of patents for the technology behind digital photography to stave off bankruptcy.
Physicist Richard Hill and colleagues at the University of Nottingham have a powerful magnet that they have used to levitate fruits, beer and most recently, fruit flies. It's a low-cost way to study the effects of zero gravity on biological systems, Hill says.
The impending bankruptcy of Kodak and the closure of camera and record stores that had been around for decades offer further proof that more and more goods and services have moved online. Somehow, that doesn't mean we have less stuff.
The voluntary move allows GM to avoid the bad publicity and federal monitoring that come with a formal recall, after the vehicles' batteries have caught fire following crash tests. GM has a huge incentive to protect the image of the Volt, which burnishes its image as a more innovative brand.
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