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IBM unveils computer chips that mimic human brain

WASHINGTON — US computer giant IBM announced on Thursday that it has developed prototypes of computer chips that mimic the way the human brain works. The Armonk, New York-based company known as “Big Blue” said the experimental “cognitive computing chips” could eventually lead to machines that “emulate the brain’s abilities…

Study: Cell phone radiation may reduce sperm count

A study published this week (PDF) in the Journal of Andrology claims that prolonged exposure to cellular phone radiation may reduce sperm count and overall reproductive health in male humans and animals. Though the study cautions that much more research is needed, the conclusions are rather stark for male cell…

Consumer prices post biggest rise since March

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Consumer prices rose faster than expected in July as gasoline rebounded sharply, but a moderation in underlying price pressures backed the Federal Reserve’s view of a low inflation environment. The Labor Department said its Consumer Price Index increased 0.5 percent, the largest gain since March, after falling…

‘Angry Birds’ exec says company worth billions

HELSINKI (Reuters) – An executive of Rovio, developer of the mobile game Angry Birds popular among users of Apple Inc’s iPhone, said the company was worth several billion dollars, according to Finnish magazine Kauppalehti Optio. Rovio Chief Marketing Officer Peter Vesterbacka told the magazine that a valuation of between $700…

Apple, China Mobile enter talks

HONG KONG (Reuters) – China Mobile said it hoped to launch Apple iPhones soon to accelerate uptake of high-end 3G services as it reported first-half profit at the top end of expectations. The world’s largest mobile operator by subscribers said it has met with Apple chief executive Steve Jobs several…

Stocks set to plunge ahead of bad jobless numbers

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stock index futures pointed to a sharply lower open on Wall Street on Thursday, with futures for the S&P 500 down 2 percent, Dow Jones futures down 1.5 percent and Nasdaq 100 futures down 2.2 percent at 5:17 a.m. EDT. Japan’s Nikkei stock average dropped 1.3…

Most U.S. docs face malpractice suits but few pay

WASHINGTON — More than three in four US doctors will face a malpractice suit at some point in their careers, but cash is paid in only about 20 percent of cases, said a US study released Wednesday. The analysis by researchers at several major US medical schools and the RAND…

James Murdoch admits News Corp. paid off convicted criminal

The son of Rupert Murdoch has admitted in a letter to British lawmakers that he authorized large payments to a convicted criminal, seemingly in exchange for his silence about his company’s activities. Under questioning by members of Parliament last month, James Murdoch, CEO of News International, said he was not…

Bank of America weighs foreclosure deal

(Reuters) – Bank of America Corp may settle a state and federal probe of foreclosure practices in a deal that lets New York proceed with an inquiry into securitizations, Bloomberg reported citing two people with direct knowledge of the matter. The firm may pursue an accord with most of the…

Staples tops estimates, raises profit outlook

The news boosted Staples’ shares by 8.3 percent to $15.40 in premarket trading. Smaller rivals have also shown some improvement on the profit front lately, with Office Depot<ODP.N> reporting a smaller-than-expected quarterly loss andOfficeMax <OMX.N> posting better-than-expected earnings. Many investors look at office supply retailers as a good gauge of the economy…

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