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Disco satellite recruited for quantum use

A mirrored satellite for mapping the Earth's surface has a new job now.

By March 19, 2008


Quantum computing firm gets $17 million in cash

D-Wave Systems gets more cash, but it's still in experimental mode and continues to have some skeptics.

By February 1, 2008


D-Wave's quantum computer ready for latest demo

This story mischaracterized Scott Aaronson's job and Google's relationship with D-Wave. Aaronson is an assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science at MIT. D-Wave is working with Hartmut Neven, who is a leading expert at Google.

By November 12, 2007


Buzz Out Loud 740: iTunes bombing

How to get to the top of the iTunes podcast list--we think. We'll let you know Monday. Also, breaking news! Amazon goes down midshow! Was it something we said?

By June 6, 2008


Fisker Automotive files legal counterattack in Tesla suit

With a motion to compel arbitration, maker of electric sports cars kicks off round 2 of a legal fight with its rival, which began shortly after Fisker unveiled its $80,000 Karma.

By May 15, 2008


HP makes memory from a once-theoretical circuit

Over three decades ago, a Berkeley professor theorized that there should be a circuit that can remember what's happened to it. Now, HP is demonstrating it actually exists.

By April 30, 2008


The 10th anniversary of the MP3 player

March 1998 saw the birth of the portable music world as we know it today, with the launch of the MPMan F10 -- the world's first portable MP3 player

By March 12, 2008


Micron carves out image-sensor division

Micron says its image-sensor division, now called Aptina, is more independent and responsive. Also new: better sensors and even smaller cell phone cameras.

By March 4, 2008


Top five sports cars from Detroit

The hottest high-horsepower machines from the 2008 North American International Auto Show.

By January 16, 2008


Kleiner Perkins plunks money into sporty hybrid

Tesla made the electric car fancy. Now Fisker wants to do the same for the plug-in hybrid.

By January 14, 2008