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Scientists build high-energy batteries using viruses

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the U.S. have figured out a way to use viruses to build ultrathin lithium-ion batteries that pack three times the normal energy level for their weight and size.

Microsoft buys maker of 'Fable' Xbox game

Microsoft has acquired U.K. gaming company Lionhead Studios for an undisclosed amount, ensuring some exclusive content for its Xbox console from the company that designed the popular "Fable" games.

Apple puts Windows XP on the Mac

Apple has released beta software that lets Mac users run Microsoft's Windows XP operating system on Intel-based Macintosh computers, it announced Wednesday.

Samsung moves 1GB flash to advanced production process

Samsung Electronics has begun mass-producing 1G-bit flash memory chips using a more advanced manufacturing process, the company said Tuesday, helping to fuel the rapid growth in flash memory use for gadgets like digital cameras and MP3 players.

Oracle supports Microsoft with Enterprise Manager

Oracle has released several plug-ins that extend its database and applications management tools to cover a wide range of Microsoft products, including its SQL Server database, Oracle announced Wednesday.

Samsung releases source code for NAND drivers

Samsung Electronics is releasing the source code for the driver software for one of its post popular memory types, making it easier for electronics companies to use it in portable gadgets running Linux, it announced Wednesday.

IBM breathes new life into chip-making technique

IBM may have figured out a way to extend the life of a popular method for manufacturing semiconductor chips, potentially deferring for several years the costly transition to newer production methods, it said on Monday.

Cisco diving into consumer electronics

A newspaper report Monday that Cisco Systems plans to enter the mainstream consumer electronics market is only the latest sign of its ambitions to expand beyond computer networking equipment.

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