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Wal-Mart previews 'Disc to Digital' movie service April Issue 2 2012

Wal-Mart previews 'Disc to Digital' movie service

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. previewed its "Disc to Digital" service for converting DVDs into an online library on Wednesday. Based on my experience, I'd give it a six out of 10.

April Issue 2 2012

US sues Apple, publishers over electronic books

The U.S. government filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple Inc. and book publishers Wednesday, saying the publishers conspired with Apple to raise retail electronic-book prices to limit competition.

5 more minutes? New clock answers resounding 'no' April Issue 2 2012

5 more minutes? New clock answers resounding 'no'

There is no snooze button. If you unplug it, a battery takes over. As wake-up time approaches, you cannot reset the alarm time. It could be the world's most exasperating alarm clock.

Apple market value hits $600B April Issue 2 2012

Apple market value hits $600B

Apple, already the world's most valuable company, hit the $600 billion level for the first time Tuesday. Only one other company has been worth $600 billion — Apple's old sparring partner Microsoft Corp. It reached that valuation for 13 trading days around the turn of the millennium, at the peak of the technology stock mania.

Gene mapping for everyone? Study says not so fast April Issue 2 2012

Gene mapping for everyone? Study says not so fast

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gene scans for everyone? Not so fast. New research suggests that for the average person, decoding your own DNA may not turn out to be a really useful crystal ball for future health.

Mumbai, Miami on list for big weather disasters April Issue 1 2012

Mumbai, Miami on list for big weather disasters

WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming is leading to such severe storms, droughts and heat waves that nations should prepare for an unprecedented onslaught of deadly and costly weather disasters, an international panel of climate scientists says in a report issued March 28.

Harry Potter breaks e-book lockdown, good on any device April Issue 1 2012

Harry Potter breaks e-book lockdown, good on any device

NEW YORK (AP) — When the Harry Potter books finally went on sale in electronic form on March 27, it was as if Harry himself had cast the “Alohomora” spell on them — the one that unlocks doors.

Director of ‘Titanic,’ ‘The Abyss’ to explore depths March Issue 4 2012

Director of ‘Titanic,’ ‘The Abyss’ to explore depths

WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth’s lost frontier is about to be explored firsthand after more than half a century. It’s a mission to the deepest part of the ocean, so deep that the pressure is the equivalent of three SUVs sitting on your toe.

March Issue 4 2012

Rare whale swims up West Coast

An endangered western Pacific gray whale tracked from Russia to Alaska and along the West Coast to Baja Mexico is on the move again, apparently preparing to cross the Pacific Ocean again.

March Issue 4 2012

Athena rocket deal gives life to Alaska Aerospace

In the span of a few days, the state-owned Alaska Aerospace Corporation went from left for dead to ready for prime time.