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PC sales slipping

Apr 14, 2011
A new report from IDC says that PC sales are off about 3 percent in the last quarter. The research company cites the continued growth of tablets ...
Posted In: earthquake, iPad, iPad 2, Japan, middle east, PC, tsunami

The Xbox 360 helps clean up nuclear mess in Japan

Apr 1, 2011
QinetiQ has sent unmanned robots to Japan to help at the Fukushima plant. The robots have Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive...
Posted In: earthquake, Japan, Microsoft, robots, Science, tsunami, world, xbox

All the rage: crowd-sourced radiation maps

Mar 25, 2011
A ton of maps are starting to pop up that mark radiation levels in various areas. Singularityhub has the rundown and lists a map made by Portland's...
Posted In: crowdsourcing, earthquake, government, Health, Japan, social media, tsunami

YouTube collecting evacuee videos

Mar 24, 2011
There's an effort underway in Japan to record and post short identifying messages from earthquake evacuees on YouTube. There are about 150 messages...
Posted In: earthquake, Google, Japan, search, tsunami, Web Culture, YouTube

Geiger counters in short supply

Mar 23, 2011
Geiger counters measure radiation, and since the earthquake in Japan, they're getting harder to find. The devices are small - you can get them as a...
Posted In: earthquake, gadgets, Japan, world

MID-DAY UPDATE: Egypt stock markets reopen, more water warnings in Tokyo

Mar 23, 2011
Tokyo health officials said today radiation levels are higher in the water supply there. Those officials are recommending people not give tap wat...
Posted In: billion, earthquake, Egypt, General Mills, Japan, mid-day update, mortgage, radiation, stocks, Tokyo, Toyota, tsunami, water

MID-DAY UPDATE: Gaddafi's gold supply, UAW meets, oil prices back up

Mar 22, 2011
Here are some of the headlines from the Marketplace Morning Report and around the web. Germany is calling for the European Union to impose a fu...
Posted In: airline industry, Banks, cruise, debt, earthquake, European Union, G7, Gaddafi, Germany, gold, Japan, Libya, mid-day update, military, nuclear power, Oil, Portugal, reactor, tablets, Tokyo, tsunami, vaults, Walgreens

MID-DAY UPDATE: How Japan will change the global economy

Mar 14, 2011
Tokyo's Nikkei was down 6 percent. The biggest drop since the financial crisis. Toyota says its plants will be shut down this week. Sony and Nissan...
Posted In: earthquake, Japan, mid-day update, Nikkei, Nissan, nuclear, nuclear energy, nuclear power, Oil, oil price, Sony, Switzerland, Toyota, tsunami

Japan's nuclear power plants in trouble

Mar 12, 2011
An aerial view shows the quake-damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant in the Japanese town of Futaba, Fukushima prefecture on March 12, 2011. Japa...
Posted In: earthquake, Japan, nuclear power, picture this

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