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Philips camera pill easy to swallow

New intelligent camera pill can be electronically programmed to deliver targeted doses of medicine to patients with digestive disorders.

By November 12, 2008


Icahn to Yahoo: Nix the poison pill, now

In a letter to board Chairman Roy Bostock, the investor activist roars about Yahoo's "insulting" and "deceitful" actions regarding its severance plan.

By June 4, 2008


Facebook adopts the CPAL poison pill

What is Facebook trying to accomplish? If the point was to protect the Facebook platform from competition (and, to be frank, derivative works), Facebook chose a good license in CPAL. If it was to encourage development, it couldn't have chosen a worse li

By June 3, 2008


The ultimate open-source M&A 'poison pill'

Those who consider acquiring an open-source company must be careful not to upset the associated open-source community. Is there such thing as a hostile takeover in open source?

By July 18, 2007


Asus Eee PC 1004DN: Plays ceeedeees, deeeveeedeees

Oh great, another Eee PC. But hang on just a cotton-pickin' minute, true beeeliever: the Asus Eee PC 1004DN is the first to include an optical disk drive

By March 30, 2009


Hay fever bots warn public about pollen

Japan rolls out 500 robots that detect levels of pollen in the air so allergy sufferers can gauge the threat when headed outside.

By March 25, 2009


The five most spurious Valentine's Day press releases

Every year at about this time, we're deluged with missives. Valentine's Day cards from adoring worshippers of our geek good looks? No. Press releases

By February 13, 2009


Who's got the best jet lag story?

I am seriously jet-lagged. I will trade you all my gadgets for a few hours of sleep. Here are some memorable experiences dealing with the aftermath of long international flights.

By February 4, 2009


Matrix fans wait all night for the red HD pill

Photos of high-def madness in London.

By September 10, 2007


Matrix fans queue all night to take the red HD DVD pill

We popped along to Oxford Street this morning to see who had got up early to queue for their free HD DVD player -- we were amazed to find people had been there all night

By September 10, 2007