Lakers beat Kings to move within half-game of Cavs

 

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP)—This fourth-quarter performance left the Los Angeles Lakers in a joking mood instead of a steamed one.

One game after nearly blowing a big lead to a lowly opponent, the Lakers had no problems closing out the NBA-worst Sacramento Kings in a 122-104 victory Tuesday night that moved them within a half-game of Cleveland for the best record in the NBA. Continue reading

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Japan child robot mimicks infant learning

                

A “Child-robot with Biomimetic Body” or CB2, follows an object with his eyes at a laboratory in Osaka University

The creators of the Child-robot with Biomimetic Body, or CB2, say it’s slowly developing social skills by interacting with humans and watching their facial expressions, mimicking a mother-baby relationship. Continue reading

Amazon follows Apple to $1.29

 

     

 

As expected, Apple on Tuesday introduced variable pricing on iTunes, meaning that some popular tracks now cost $1.29 instead of $0.99. Less expected: Amazon.com has followed Apple into the fray. Scroll down today’s listof top downloads, and you’ll see a few tracks at $1.29.

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Asian Shares Down As US Earnings Season Kicks Off

 

         

SINGAPORE (Dow Jones)–Asian stock markets were lower on Wednesday, dragged by weakness on Wall Street and as Alcoa kicked off the U.S. earnings season on a sour note. Continue reading

SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 arrives

  

 

The anticipated initial service pack for Microsoft’s SQL Server 2008 database will be available imminently, Microsoft said Tuesday.

Many SQL Server 2000 and 2005 shops have been waiting for the pack before upgrading to the 2008 edition, as it contains all the cumulative updates and fixes issued since SQL Server 2008 was released to manufacturing in August, resulting in an overall more stable application.

Download Now SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1

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