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Plant powered phones

MIT scientists isolated the spinach proteins that produce energy when exposed to light, and figured out how to use peptites (broken pieces of protein) to bond the photosynthetic spinach matter with an electrical circuit. Spinach solar cells could be applied like a layer of paint to a phone or other electronic device.

September 20, 2004 by ZDNet

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PeopleSoft's last hurrah?

When PeopleSoft's CEO Craig Conway speaks to thousands of customers tomorrow at the company's annual customer event, he will try to convince them that the barbarians are not at the gate. Following a federal judge's ruling in favor of Oracle's proposed $7.

September 20, 2004 by ZDNet

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PC hardware filling in more security gaps

The year 2004 may go down in history as the year that PC hardware finally stepped up to the plate to take over desktop and notebook security where software leaves off, or just can't get the job done.

September 20, 2004 by David Berlind

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Outsourcing megadeals chill out, but why?

Is JPMorgan Chase's cancellation of a $5 billion contract with IBM a sign that technology services megadeals are going the way of the dinosaur? Other billion-dollar agreements have unraveled recently: EDS and Dow Chemical "mutually" terminated a contract valued at $1.

September 19, 2004 by David Berlind

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Gmail sparks the creative impulse

Google's free email service Gmail, has inspired programmers to come up with completely novel ways of using the service, New Scientist reports.

September 17, 2004 by Chris Jablonski

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Groove's Ray Ozzie chats with the Gillmor Gang

Groove chairman and Notes creator Ray Ozzie joined the Gillmor Gang Thursday for an hour of conversation with Gang members Steve Gillmor, Jon Udell, Dana Gardner, Doc Searls, and Michael Vizard. In just the first fifteen minutes, Ozzie noted: Microsoft's Longhorn realignment was fairly dramatic from an ISV perspective, especially given the PDC messaging about creating a definitive wave of innovation and a whole new programming model.

September 17, 2004 by ZDNet

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Virtual Server 2005; no threat to VMware say analysts

There is some consensus among analysts that VMWare is not threatened by Microsoft's new Virtual Server. While it costs less than VMware's server virtualization products, it doesn't officially support operating systems other than Windows, such as Linux.

September 17, 2004 by Chris Jablonski

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Firefox 1.0 puts MS on notice

With its live bookmarks, built-in Google tool bar, tabbed interface, a pop-up blocker, and its support for RSS feeds, Mozilla Firefox 1.0 Prerelease should put Microsoft on notice, says CNET Reviews editor Rob Vamosi.

September 17, 2004 by ZDNet

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