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Palm Pre gets thumbs up in media reviews

A quick scan of publications across the country reveals the Pre smart phone from Palm Inc. has received mostly positive reviews and predictions it will be a tough competitor to…

Online classes create demand for do-it-at-home lab kits

With online education and virtual classrooms becoming more popular, an Englewood, Colo.-based company is helping to bridge the gap between home-based education and laboratory experience, reports the Denver Post. …

Georgia Tech addressing “Moore’s Law of data centers”

Georgia Tech researchers are looking to cut by up to 15 percent the amount of electricity needed to cool data centers that are becoming increasingly jammed with servers and other…

Jobs ready to return to Apple’s helm

After months of uncertainty about Steve Jobs's health, the Apple Inc. chief executive appears on track to return from medical leave this month, reports the Wall Street Journal, citing people…

States’ budget woes are poised to worsen

State budgets look bad now, but they are set to get worse, reports the Wall Street Journal: The bulk of funds from the federal government's stimulus package will be allocated…

Michigan school official indicted on eRate bribery charge

A former superintendent of a school district in Michigan has been indicted on a conspiracy charge for allegedly accepting a bribe to award an internet services contract through the federal…

Knox County schools unblock gay-issues web sites

Educational web sites about gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues will be accessible now at Knox County, Tenn., schools after a glitch blocking the sites was corrected, reports the Knoxville…

New program exposes teachers to modern workplace

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe says a new state program for teachers will make them more aware of employers' needs in today's work place, reports the Arkansas News Bureau. …

‘Dumbest Generation’? Professor blames technology

Teens and young adults are more likely in their free time to check their Facebook page than read a book -- and they are dumber for it, says English professor…

Six months later, no ISPs joining RIAA piracy fight

Internet service providers were supposed to provide the music industry with a new, powerful line of defense against illegal file sharing, CNET reports -- but so far, it hasn't worked…