23 July 2011

USAF RQ-1 Predator unmanned surveillance aircraft

Air Force Technology
RQ-1 Predator is a long endurance, medium altitude unmanned aircraft system for surveillance and reconnaissance missions.
Malcolm Gladwell: When technology fails - CNN
Malcolm Gladwell said the story of the Norden bombsight is a cautionary tale about the promise oftechnology. By the end of World War II, the United States ...
Verizon's Bet on iPhones Brings a Slow Return
New York Times
By JENNA WORTHAM When Verizon began selling a version of Apple's iPhone, analysts and industry experts alike expected that customers, weary of congestion on AT&T's network, the only carrier then selling the sleek device, would flee to Verizon in droves ...

Sprint Update Will Boost Troubled Nexus S 4G Speeds
PC Magazine
By Sara Yin Starting next Monday, July 25, Sprint will begin updating Nexus S 4G devices to fix some known problems with signal strength and 4G WIMAX data speed. The rollout will be completed within three weeks, Sprint announced in a blog post. ...
Large Hadron Collider results excite scientists
BBC News
By Paul Rincon Science reporter, BBC News, Grenoble The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has picked up tantalising fluctuations which might - or might not - be hints of the sought-after Higgs boson particle. But scientists stress caution over these "excess ..

Astronomers Discover Massive Water Reservoir
International Business Times
Astronomers have discovered a massive water reservoir, floating around a black hole in the universe. The cloud of water vapor, located well over 10 billion light years from Earth, contains more than 140 trillion times the mass of water in the Earth's ...
Former China Mobile Exec Sentenced to Death for Corruption
PC Magazine
By Damon Poeter A former high-ranking executive at China Mobile has been sentenced to death for accepting more than $1.15 million in bribes while working at state-run telecommunications companies from 1994 to 2009, according to reports citing China's ...
Mass Extinctions: Now Easier Than Ever to Trigger!
by Brian Merchant, Brooklyn, New York on 07.22.11 The mass extinctions that wracked the earth 200000 years ago may have been much easier to trigger than was previously believed, a new study published in the July issue of Science argues. ...
Apple begins testing over-the-air updates with iOS 5.0 beta 4
Apple Insider
By AppleInsider Staff Apple on Friday afternoon released iOS 5.0 beta 4 to developers via the software's new over-the-air (OTA) Software Updater, marking the first time its tested the functionality externally. Previously, developers and users would ...
Linux kernel version bumped up to 3.0 as 20th birthday approaches
Ars Technica
By Ryan Paul | Published July 22, 2011 3:25 PM Linus Torvalds has announced the release of version 3.0 of the Linux kernel. Although the version bump, which takes the kernel straight from 2.6.39 to 3.0, suggests a release of some significance, ...
T-Mobile releases Micro SIM cards for Apple iPhones
Los Angeles Times
T-Mobile USA is targeting iPhone owners with the release of new Micro SIM cards that work with the Apple smartphones. The T-Mobile Micro SIM cards sell for $9.99 in T-Mobile stores, or can be had for free if purchased online -- either way, ...
Star Wars: The Old Republic and NBA 2K12, available for preorder
News Box
Get some time to preorder Star Wars: The Old Republic and NBA 2K12 because now is the time. The two beloved video games are coming each with some surprises. In what Star Wars: The Old Republic concerns, EA started the preorder period and also the ...
Mozilla hustles to handle demise of Google Toolbar for Firefox
By Gregg Keizer Computerworld - Mozilla is scrambling to deal with Google's decision to drop the Google Toolbar for Firefox, according to notes on Mozilla's website. Earlier this week, Google announced it was killing Google Toolbar for Firefox, ...
Amazon Tablet's Secret Sauce For Beating Apple
The biggest news from Amazon in 2011 won't be Cloud Drive or e-textbook rentals. It won't even be the hardware details on the Android-based tablet that's expected this fall. It will be a technology already used by most Kindles that will bring all of ...
Google Closes Google Labs
InformationWeek: As part of new CEO Larry Page's effort to put "more wood behind fewer arrows," Google will shut down Google Labs. Company senior vice president Bill Coughran blogged, "While we've learned a huge amount by launching very early ...
Anonymous to FBI: You Can't Arrest an Idea
PC Magazine
By Damon Poeter The members of Anonymous and LulzSec say they won't back down in the face of the FBI's recent efforts to shut them down. In a letter published Thursday on Pastebin, the affiliated hacking groups vowed to "continue to fight" the ...
Microsoft Appeases Tribe Over 'Tulalip' Code Name
By Peggy Watt, PCWorld Jul 22, 2011 9:32 AM If it's not enough that Microsoft had to scramble when a reference to its apparently semi-secret social networking project, Tulalip, slipped out, the software giant then had to deal with trademark concerns by ...
Nintendo 3D Video service to beam to Nintendo 3DS
Punch Jump
Nintendo Co. this week it will launch the Nintendo Video service to the Nintendo 3DS July 27. Nintendo Video will include short 3D videos in music, comedy, animation and Hollywood categories. OK Go will launch a new music video and deliver the 3D ...
IBM speeds storage with flash: 10B files in 43 minutes
By Joab Jackson IDG News Service - With an eye toward helping tomorrow's data-deluged organizations, IBM researchers have created a super-fast storage system capable of scanning in 10 billion files in 43 minutes. This system handily bested their ...
Toyota System Can Sense Pedestrians, Avoid Accidents
By Martyn Williams, IDG News Toyota has developed a safety system that can automatically stop a car in the moments before a collision with a pedestrian. The system, which will begin appearing in Toyota cars in the near future, is built on existing ...
Here's Why The Bing-Yahoo Deal Isn't Working So Far (MSFT, YHOO, GOOG)
San Francisco Chronicle
Microsoft's Online division (which is mostly Bing) is also burning through billions, and its search revenue isn't rising as fast as expected. Meanwhile, Google continues to turn in amazing results quarter after quarter -- last quarter, revenue from ...
Novel concept uses spent electric car batteries to power your house
Until electric cars evolve beyond the need for gigantic battery packs, we're going to end up with piles of EV batteries that have reached the end of their lifespan. Just because a battery pack doesn't have enough capacity to be useful in a vehicle ...
Toyota's new crash-avoidance technology takes control of the wheel ...
By Donald Melanson
Crash-avoidance technology in cars is hardly anything new, of course, but Toyota's gone a bit further than most with its latest effort. While compl. Engadget
Improving on Diabetes Technology (!) - DiabetesMine: the all ...
By AllisonB
If there's one thing we here at the 'Mine can get behind, it's innovation in diabetes technology. After all, Amy did launch the DiabetesMine Design Challenge four years ago after her popular Open Letter to Steve Jobs post was published. ... DiabetesMine: the all things...
google +, rules, technology, and use « orgtheory.net
By Steve Kahl
So we can compare Google + and Facebook in terms of the differences in their technology/rules. One area that has received a lot of attention is Google + use of circles – a means to create smaller groups which gives you some control over ... orgtheory.net
3quarksdaily: How Technology Makes Us Better Social Beings
By Azra Raza
July 22, 2011. How Technology Makes Us Better Social Beings. From Smithsonian: Social-media-Keith-Hampton-631 “There has been a great deal of speculation about the impact of social networking site use on people's social lives, ... 3quarksdaily
Rough Type: Nicholas Carr's Blog: Is technology a moral force?
I am not arguing that technology increases the options for everyone equally. Of course new technologies remove some options. Lots of excellent horse buggy and whip makers lost their opportunities. I talk about a very tiny net gain in ... Rough Type: Nicholas Carr's Blog
Green technology investors seek safer havens in 2011 | Energy
By Greenbang
The “2011 Mid-Year Greentech M&A (merger-and-acquisition) Review” notes that, while the dollar value of green technology investments in the US for the first half of this year ($8.8 billion) compares favorably to last year's ($8.2 ... Greenbang
5 Information Technology Stocks to Buy | InvestorPlace
By Louis Navellier
Information technology isn't going anywhere, but several players in the market are ready to go places. InvestorPlace
GE micro-holographic storage technology enables 500GB disc!
By Vinit Maniar
GE today announced a major breakthrough in the development of next generation optical storagetechnology -- the micro-holographic storage technology. What is interesting about this technology is that it support data recording at the ... Business Insider
Stem Cell Technology: Great Prospects for Early Birds by Chris Wood
By Chris Wood
Title : Stem Cell Technology: Great Prospects for Early Birds • Author : Chris Wood • 24hGold.com.
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Ethnocharette: The Post-It Note as technology | Savage Minds
By ckelty
Christopher Kelty does anthropological and historical research on science and technology, free and open source software, intellectual property and open access, the history of software, and the ethics and politics of nanotechnology. ...Savage Minds
OCZ Technology ZS Power Supply Series
OCZ Technology announces the ZS Power Supply Series that offer consumers superior value for home desktops and gaming systems. Providing high efficiency, cool operation, and a compact case design, the ZS Series offers an excellent price ...Guru3D.com NEWS section feed
Custom Technology Dissertation
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Dissertation writing is not easy especially for students who are fresh in their colleges. Our essay writing services is one of companies which offer technology papers in all fields and levels of academics. Submit Free Articles | Submit...
Apple Inc. Brands Its Products Like No One Else
Fast-forward to today, the age of media, where technology tops the list of in-demand products. Behold the Silicon Valley champions, the nerd dictators of the tech world: Apple Inc. Today, our empires are corporations, and they're built ...Arbitrage Magazine | Business...
The Difference Between Touchscreen Technology Explained ...
By Julian Horsey
If you have ever wondered what the main differences are between the current smartphone or tablet touchscreen technology, this quick infographic and video will explain the fundamentals of the different types. Geeky-Gadgets
12 Brilliant Examples of Lighthouse Technology
When you're aboard a ship barreling towards unknown shores, the last thing you want is an inconspicuous lighthouse guiding you in. Our friends at Oobject have a collection of the most extreme examples of lighthouse design from around ...Gizmodo
Microsoft sued over Kinect technology
By Peter Cohen
IndustryGamers: “An Ohio-based firm, Impulse Technology, says that Microsoft is violating seven patents on motion tracking technology, and has decided to...The Loop
Portland's Technology Conservation Group location aids businesses ...
By Special to The Oregonian
Don Andes is the first to admit his 6-month-old laptop is probably already outdated. When he gets a new one, what happens to the old one? That question is the reason behind Andes' business,Technology Conservation Group in Northeast ...Portland News
Detach Videos, Games From The Firefox Browser Window For Easy Resizing
By Martin Brinkmann
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