11 October 2011

Cray building $97 million supercomputer for US

Cray building $97 million supercomputer for US
Computerworld
By Patrick Thibodeau Computerworld - The never-ending global push to build ever faster supercomputers took another step today with Cray's announcement that it was awarded a contract from US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory to build ...
Polycom brings videoconferencing to iPad, Android tablets
CNET
by Roger Cheng October 11, 2011 5:30 AM PDT Follow @RogerWCheng Polycom engineer Sam Kennedy demonstrates the company's newly unveiled business-grade video conferencing application on the iPad 2. Polycom today unveiled a new videoconferencing ...
Study: After Surge, Google+ Traffic Falls Back
PCWorld
By Juan Carlos Perez, IDG News Google+ traffic has deflated after a temporary spike following Google's decision to open up the social networking site to everyone, according to data analytics company Chitika. When it was launched in late June, ...
AT&T unveils Motorola Atrix 2, four other new Android phones
Los Angeles Times
AT&T introduced a lineup of five new Android Gingerbread smartphones on Tuesday that range in specs from the low end to the high end of the market. At the top of AT&T's offering sits the Motorola Atrix 2, featuring a 4.3-inch touchscreen with a ...
Fearing Damage, Microsoft Moved Data After Japan Earthquake
PCWorld
By Jeremy Kirk, IDG News Microsoft undertook a sizable data migration project following Japan's earthquake in March, fearing that one of its data centers could become dysfunctional because of aftershocks. The data center was about 140 miles south of ...
Hey, kids! Put your space experiment in orbit
msnbc.com
A few lucky teenagers will soon get a chance to help perform some science that's truly out of this world. YouTube, NASA and several other partners have created YouTube Space Lab, a global effort challenging students between the ages of 14 and 18 to ...
Homeland Security Testing 'Crime Predicting' Technology
Tom's Guide
In news sure to make everyone feel safe and secure, the Electronic Privacy Information Center revealed Monday that they have confirmed, via a Freedom of Information Act request, that the Department of Homeland Security have been testing a so-called ...
Giant Asteroid Mountain Taller Than Mt. Everest Photographed
Space.com
A new image from a NASA spacecraft has shone a light on a massive mountain taller than anything on Earth rising up from the south pole of the huge asteroid Vesta. The new photo, released late Monday (Oct. 10), shows the peak of Vesta's tallest mountain...
Android apps can now run on your PC via BlueStacks
CNET
by Lance Whitney October 11, 2011 5:59 AM PDT Follow @lancewhit Those of you who want to check out an Android app without an Android device can now run that app on your PC thanks to a program from the folks at BlueStacks. The software, dubbed the ...
TomTom shares rise after Ford Motor deal
MarketWatch
By Archibald Preuschat AMSTERDAM (MarketWatch) -- Shares of navigation equipment maker TomTom NV (TOM2.AE) rose Tuesday after it said it had struck a deal with Ford Motor Co. /quotes/zigman/264304/quotes/nls/f F +0.18% to install its devices in certain ...
Antarctic mission to find new signs of life
BBC News
British scientists are heading to the Antarctic to try to reach a lake two miles under the ice. Lake Ellsworth's been cut off from the world for at least 125000 years and the scientists will use a hot-water drill to melt their way through to it. ...
iPhone 4S delivered early in Germany, packaging & Siri shown off
Apple Insider
By Katie Marsal One customer in Germany has been delivered an iPhone 4S early, offering a first glimpse at the packaging of the handset as well as screenshots from the device. The iPhone 4S was delivered by German Telekom, which began accepting ...
Twitter Avoids 'Tweet' Defeat, Gets Trademark
paidContent.org
Twitter has finally laid its hands on trademark rights to the word “tweet,” but the case provides yet another lesson in why companies have to nail down intellectual property rights early on. A Wall Street Journal (NSDQ: NWS) report says the ...
SlingPlayer Mobile App Comes to Android Honeycomb Tablets
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius Sling Media on Tuesday announced that its SlingPlayer product is now available for Honeycomb tablets, allowing users to access their TV content on the Android devices. SlingPlayer Mobile for Android Tablets is now in the Android ...
What if Apple Threw an iPhone Party and Nobody Came?
msnbc.com
By Rick Aristotle Munarriz The market's generally raving about Apple generating a million preorders for the iPhone 4S during its first 24 hours of availability. Those who are just deciding now that Apple's latest smartphone would look good in their ...
Tesla to buy Model S battery cells from Panasonic
GigaOm
By Katie Fehrenbacher Oct. 11, 2011, 8:06am PT No Comments Electric car maker Tesla announced on Tuesday that it will buy battery cells from Panasonic to build at least 80000 of its second electric car the Model S over a four year period. ...
Research Suggests Earth's Water Came From Comets
International Business Times
By IBTimes Staff Reporter | October 11, 2011 10:14 AM EDT The first source of water on earth has always been in question in all the researches conducted to find out the planet's history. However, astronomers in a new research indicate towards comets as...
Why T-Mobile is expanding its Bobsled VoIP platform
GigaOm
By Kevin C. Tofel Oct. 11, 2011, 7:39am PT No Comments T-Mobile expanded its Bobsled service on Tuesday, bringing free voice calls over the web to landlines and mobiles in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico. Calls can be placed from a desktop browser, ...
Report: Mercury levels mostly down in Great Lakes
Wall Street Journal
AP DETROIT — A newly released report says mercury levels in the Great Lakes region generally have dropped over the past four decades, although concentrations in some fish and bird species have increased more recently. The report was being released ...
New TV ads tell love story centered on Xbox 360 Kinect game 'Dance Central 2'
USA Today
By Mike Snider, USA TODAY Microsoft kicks off its campaign to promote Harmonix's Dance Central 2 game, out Oct. 25 for Xbox 360 and Kinect, with two new advertisements today. Game Hunters got a sneak peek of the ads, which convey a story arc that ...
Replay Games Remastering Leisure Suit Larry
Gamespy.com
By Mike Sharkey | Oct 11, 2011 Back in the day, Sierra's sexually charged PC adventure Leisure Suit Larry was the Hot Coffee of gaming. (Hey, it was the mid-80s, we were innocent back then.) The franchise has changed hands a few times over the years, ...
Apache and IIS' Web server rival NGINX is growing fast
ZDNet (blog)
By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | October 11, 2011, 8:21am PDT Summary: When it comes to Web servers, the big two are Apache and Internet Information Server, but their faster, more nimble rival, NGINX is catching up with them. ...
Facebook acquires Q&A service Friend.ly
ZDNet (blog)
By Emil Protalinski | October 11, 2011, 8:51am PDT Summary: Facebook has acquired Friend.ly, a Q&A social service. The startup promises Friend.ly will remain operational even as its team works on new projects at the social networking giant. ...
Nissan's new charging technology will juice your EV in ten minutes ...
By Amar Toor
Nearly a month after unveiling its revamped quick charger, Nissan has now announced that it's working on new technology that would make EV chargi.
Engadget
Good Technology gives enterprise apps a secure launchpad ...
By Ryan Kim
Good Technology, which has enabled companies to extend security and management to a fleet of employee devices, is looking to extend its technology to independent software developers, corporate customers and systems integrators, ...
GigaOM
Green breakthrough: first fully recyclable electronic paper technology
Green breakthrough: first fully recyclable electronic paper technology.
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
iLearn Technology » Blog Archive » Encyclopedia of Life:
By admin
What it is: The Encyclopedia of Life (eol) is a beautiful website that celebrates the biodiversity of life. On the eol website, find podcasts where students can discover the diversity of life five minutes and one species at a time. Students can dig ...
iLearn Technology
Zillow Wins Mortgage Technology Award | Zillow Blog - Real Estate ...
By Jill Simmons
The 12th annual Mortgage Technology Awards were handed out in Chicago last night and we're thrilled to announce that the Zillow Mortgage Marketplace iPhone App.
Zillow Blog - Real Estate Market...
Samsung's Breakthrough Technology Could Turn Windows Into LED ...
South Korean multinational tech corporation has made a new LED discovery that could turn ordinary windows into screens.
PSFK
Bloomberg, 'Post' Tap Social Media Companies for GOP Debate ...
By Dylan Byers
Technology has been playing a large role in the presidential primary debates this year. Google and YouTube have each cosponsored a GOP debate, drawing on data and video contributions to take the national pulse, and Twitter is always an ...
Adweek : Technology
Mobile medical trial technology company wins £3m backing - UK ...
By Nick Flaherty
Exco InTouch in Hertfordshire supplies nine of the world's top 10 pharmaceutical businesses with a suite of patient-focused services that use a combination of cell-phone and internet technology. It is used in clinical trials to help patient ...
UK Technology Startups
Esri to Demonstrate Its Geospatial Technology at GEOINT 2011 ...
By Esri
Directions Magazine, the first regularly published online magazine covering geospatial technology.
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