| |Minidomes in Mount Diablo hills come with volcanic past
San Jose Mercury News
By Denis Cuff Members of a conservation group scouting land to buy were surprised to learn this year that dome-shaped hills on Mount Diablo's eastern flanks are volcanic -- the result of magma rushing through cracks and veins in the Earth's crust. ...
| |State Assembly computer system breached
San Jose Mercury News
AP SACRAMENTO -- More than 50 employees of the state Assembly -- including some lawmakers -- have been warned that their personal information might have been obtained by a computer hacker. Legislative Counsel Diane Boyer-Vine, whose office oversees the ...
| |ViewSonic ViewPad 7x Landing Stateside in October
ViewSonic's Honeycomb-powered, 7-inch ViewPad 7x tablet will arrive late next month for a tasty price of $379 USD. Liliputing reports that ViewSonic was showing numerous products at a Pepcom show in New York City Thursday, one of which was the ViewPad ...
| |iRobot Expects Robot App Interest From Android Developers
Technology is going mobile and I'm here to cover the shift. En route to the Forbes gadget beat, I worked at Business Week, Time Asia and Random House. I also lived in South Korea and Hong Kong, where I quickly acquired a taste for fast broadband and ...
| |Nintendo DSi XL goes 'Metallic Rose' on Sept. 18
By Gloria Sin | September 16, 2011, 8:44pm PDT Summary: Nintendo is targeting the pink-obsessed girl gamer with a new color for the DSi XL and sweet DS titles, Kirby Mass Attack and Camping Mama: Outdoors Adventures. Just because the 3DS is the newest ...
| |PlayBook Software Update to Finally Add Native Email
By Daniel Ionescu, PCWorld Sep 17, 2011 8:55 AM Research In Motion is looking to add more punch to its PlayBook tablet -- along with competitive pricing -- to spur sales. RIM shipped just 200000 PlayBooks in the second quarter, down from 500000 last ...
| |Sprint Changes Return Policy, Axes Premier Program
By Kendra Srivastava | Fri Sep 16, 2011 3:54 pm Sprint shortened its return policy from one month to two weeks, and ended its Premier program, as it gears up for an anticipated iPhone 5 release. The Overland Park, Kan.-based carrier's "Free Guarantee" ...
| |Road Gets Bumpy for GM in China
Wall Street Journal
By SHARON TERLEP WSJ's Sharon Terlep describes GM's efforts to establish itself in China, where more than 16 million cars were sold last year. AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko As the world's biggest car maker powers ahead in the world's biggest car market, ...
| |RI antique apple at Old Sturbridge Village
PROVIDENCE, RI (AP) â€” An apple variety that traces its roots back to Rhode Island orchards from 1650 is being harvested at Old Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts. The Rhode Island Greening apple is being featured next month at the Village's Apple ...
| |Irish start-up sells translation for app developers
Times of India
HELSINKI: Irish startup Tethras rolled out a translation service aimed at helping mobile application developers target non-English speaking users. The service will initially be launched in the United States for Apple's applications but will later be ...
| |Can Google resurrect its TV platform?
Google's recent acquisition of Motorola Mobility could potentially allow Mountain View to significantly expand its fading presence in the competitive set-top box market. "Google's acquisition [may] pay off in the set-top box space, especially because ...
| |Shares of video game companies swing on reviews
New York: Want to know why video game stocks pop or drop? Check the reviews. For years, investors have turned to video game reviews to help make buy or sell decisions, moving the share prices of some video game companies higher or lower. ...
| |NASA unveils giant rocket design for future odysseys
>> has unveiled the design of its next generation rocket. it's a dreadnaut, the most powerful ever to be built. if built it will have enough thrust to power all the way to mars which may be easier than getting funding from congress. without a new space ...
| |Facebook Builds Bridge To Heroku Cloud
In an effort to make it easier for developers to deploy their online apps, Facebook has partnered with cloud service provider Heroku. By Thomas Claburn InformationWeek Cloud application platform Heroku has teamed up with Facebook to provide Facebook ...
| |Bump Hits 50 Million Downloads; What's Being Shared? [INFOGRAPHIC]
Bump, the app that makes it simple to exchange information between mobile devices, has surpassed 10 million active users and 50 million downloads. “Pretty quickly, we realized we hadn't just built a contact information exchange app,” Bump CEO Dave Lieb ...
| |Sony Alpha NEX-5N review: Will it click for you?
For those of you with a long history in tech, chances are that every time you hear the word "click" used negatively it's mentally chased by "of death." Whether the mystery noise recorded by the Sony Alpha NEX-5N turns out to be a click of death for the ...
| |How Technology Fuels Learning | MindShift
By Tina Barseghian
While some squint selectively at recent reports on standardized test scores in tech-rich schools, common-sense use of technology
in the classroom clearly presents opportunities for building up these essential skills. Here are just a few ...
| |Lydia Dobyns: Technology Is Not a Silver Bullet
By Lydia Dobyns
can enhance student learning, but not when implemented in a vacuum. Technology
alone will not accomplish the broader objectives needed to prepare students for today's world.
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