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Farewell to Flip: Cisco Pulls Plug on HD Camera

Farewell to Flip: Cisco Pulls Plug on HD Camera

Michael Convente April 12, 2011 0

Alas, the once-trendy but now overshadowed Flip Camera from Cisco Systems is going the way of the Dodo bird.  In a press release to shareholders, Cisco announced today that it will be restructuring its

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Google Retries Social Networking With +1

Google Retries Social Networking With +1

Michael Convente April 2, 2011 0

Google has been an innovator in web-based technology for over a decade, but one area where they have been lagging is social networking.  The company has tried in the past to become a player

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Our Genome Decoded: How Companies Like 23andMe Are Advancing the Field of Personal Genomics

Our Genome Decoded: How Companies Like 23andMe Are Advancing the Field of Personal Genomics

Michael Convente March 30, 2011 0

If you were adopted, would you want to know for certain who your biological parents are?  If your family had a history of a particular disease, would you want to know your chances of

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Our Genome Decoded: How Companies Like 23andMe Are Advancing the Field of Personalized Genomics

Our Genome Decoded: How Companies Like 23andMe Are Advancing the Field of Personalized Genomics

Michael Convente March 28, 2011 0

If you were adopted, would you want to know for certain who your biological parents are?  If your family had a history of a particular disease, would you want to know your chances of

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EatSmart Precision Voyager Digital Luggage Scale Review

EatSmart Precision Voyager Digital Luggage Scale Review

Michael Convente March 17, 2011 0

Portable digital luggage scales are in high demand these days due to the exoribant fees airlines now charge for overweight luggage.  I've reviewed a digital luggage scale in the past, and now I have

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Hercules XPS 2.0 35 USB Speaker Kit

Hercules XPS 2.0 35 USB Speaker Kit

Michael Convente February 19, 2011 0

For many of us, 5.1 speaker systems are the way of life.  They provide a nice surround-sound atmosphere for whatever audio content we choose to be listening to, whether it be music, gaming audio,

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Sequenced: The Human Genome – 10 Years Later

Sequenced: The Human Genome – 10 Years Later

Michael Convente February 17, 2011 0

Ten years ago a momentous achievement in science was completed – the sequencing of the human genome. Initially started as a publicly-funded venture, the Human Genome Project eventually morphed into a public vs. private

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Yurbuds Ironman Series Earphones Review

Yurbuds Ironman Series Earphones Review

Michael Convente February 14, 2011 0

I was walking up and down the aisles of the Digital Experience event at CES 2011 when I caught eye of the Yurbuds display.  A company executive was talking with another press member, and

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Walmart to Carry Verizon iPhone 4

Walmart to Carry Verizon iPhone 4

Michael Convente February 9, 2011 0

The January 11, 2011 announcement of an iPhone and Verizon Wireless partnership was received with glee by consumers and investors alike.  Today, Walmart announced its own partnership with Apple and Verizon Wireless.  Starting on

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Induced-Stem-Cell Research Encounters Setback

Michael Convente February 2, 2011 0

A research article set for online publication in this week's edition of Nature journal calls into question whether reprogramming adult cells into stem cells actually results in stem cells identical to their embryonic cousins.

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