04 October 2011

Space tourism creeps closer to reality

Space tourism creeps closer to reality
USA Today
By Alicia Chang, AP LOS ANGELES – Venture capitalist Alan Walton has trekked to the North Pole, climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and skydived over Mount Everest. A hop into space to enjoy a few minutes of weightlessness would have been the ultimate adventure. ...
Electric Airplane Wins $1.35 Million Prize From NASA
Wired News
By Jason Paur NASA announced this week it has awarded the $1.35 million prize for its CAFE Greenflight Challenge to the team from Pipistrel-USA.com. The twin fuselage, four-seat electric airplane beat out the eGenius team from Germany during two ...
Adobe Acquires Typekit Web Font Service
Wired News
By Scott Gilbertson Adobe has acquired web font service Typekit. Typekit helped pioneer the use of fancy fonts on the web thanks to its easy-to-use service which takes care of licensing, font loading and cross-browser support. ...
Russian and US Scientists Gather to Hunt Down Yeti
Fox News
AP Photo / The Yeti Project Japan / Kyodo News Oct. 21, 2008: A footprint was found in the snow on the Mount Dhaulagiri in northern Nepal by a group of Japanese mountaineers during a 2008 expedition. They claimed it was of the legendary Yeti -- and ...
Apple's 'iTunes in the Cloud' gets European go-ahead
The Guardian
Apple is to announce a European rollout of the music storage service iCloud, with the UK expected to be the first major market outside the US to get authorisation. Industry sources also indicated that Apple would discontinue the iPod Classic, ...
EMC goes virtual with in-house Oracle apps
Register
By Timothy Prickett Morgan • Get more from this author EMC was in the house at Oracle's OpenWorld extravaganza in San Francisco on Monday, with not-quite-yet-retiring CEO Joe Tucci playing elder statesman with his 42 years in this racket, and talking a ...
Blackwater game aims for fun, not controversy
The Associated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the world of video games, realism reigns supreme, but the makers of a game based on the infamous private security firm Blackwater are intentionally steering clear of it. There's no blood, the enemies are fictional and civilians...
Microsoft Kills Zune Hardware; Service Lives on in WP
Tom's Guide
Microsoft has announced that it will no longer be producing Zune MP3 players, preferring instead to focus on Windows Phone. Microsoft has confirmed that it will no longer be producing the Zune, wrapping up five years of production on the company's Zune ...
World Space Week 2011 Launches to Honor Human Spaceflight
Space.com
by Mike Wall, SPACE.com Senior Writer Fifty-four years ago today (Oct. 4), the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1, the world's first artificial satellite, and humanity's race into space began. Now a weeklong international space celebration marks that date ...
Intel's McAfee to buy privately held NitroSecurity
San Jose Mercury News
AP SANTA CLARA, Calif.—McAfee, the security software company Intel Corp. bought in February, said Tuesday that it is buying privately held NitroSecurity, whose technology helps identify and remediate security risks to computer networks, databases, ...
Symantec Unveils DLP For Tablets, O3 Cloud Security Service
CRN
By Kevin McLaughlin, CRN Symantec on Tuesday unveiled a data leak prevention product for tablets and launched an early access program for O3, the cloud security service it debuted in February at the RSA conference. Symantec's Data Leak Prevention for ...
Red Hat buys Gluster for $136 million in cash
San Francisco Chronicle
Software company Red Hat Inc. said Tuesday that it has agreed to buy Gluster Inc. for $136 million in cash. Gluster is an open-source storage software developer based in Sunnyvale, Calif. Red Hat said Gluster's technology will fit well into its "cloud ...
Fewer Big Asteroids Close In on Earth
Scientific American
The WISE spacecraft's census of near-Earth asteroids lowers the population of the big, bad ones. John Matson reports In a time of budget woes and falling satellites, it's nice to get a little good news from NASA. A NASA orbiter has found that there are ...
SOE Delays PayDay: The Heist
Gamespy.com
By Mike Sharkey | Oct 4, 2011 Put your hockey mask and black suit back in the closet; Sony Online Entertainment has delayed its upcoming crime caper FPS, PayDay: The Heist, until later this month. Originally set for launch today, the downloadable title ...
Facebook: Riding on the Coattails of iPhone 5 Event
International Business Times
Virgil Cebrian | Oct 04, 2011 | 1min:29sec The world's favorite social networking site, Facebook, is reported to launch their long awaited iPad app during Apple's iPhone event today. The Facebook iPad has been completed since May, according to Jeff ...
Chrome inching up to No. 2 browser
msnbc.com
By Suzanne Choney Google's Chrome Web browser continues to shine; it's making its way up the list of top desktop browsers, according to Net Applications, which shows Chrome at 16.20 percent, compared to 8.76 percent a year ago around this time. ...
When the Apple iPhone 5 Comes Out: Expect a Whopping 4.44-Inch Screen
International Business Times
By David Magee | October 4, 2011 11:06 AM EDT Apple's anticipated "Let's talk iPhone" event arrives later today, but already there are reports that when the Apple iPhone 5 comes out we'll see a new, whopping 4.44-inch screen. The current iPhone 4,...
Adobe Takes HTML5 To The Cloud
InformationWeek (blog)
Catching up to the software industry shift toward cloud, Adobe announces new services and tablet apps for creative pros. By Thomas Claburn InformationWeek In an effort to remain relevant as desktop computing gives ground to cloud computing, ...
Did Timelines.com lawsuit delay Facebook Timeline launch?
ZDNet (blog)
By Emil Protalinski | October 3, 2011, 8:59pm PDT Summary: Timelines.com may have managed to delay Facebook's Timeline feature launch with its trademark and claim that the social networking will “eliminate” the small company. Late last week, US federal ...
Hotmail Reborn? Microsoft Overhauls World's Most Popular Email Service
Fox News
Hotmail users will soon be able to schedule cleanup of their inboxes -- one of a set of new features that will be available for the Web mail service within a few weeks. Microsoft on Monday pushed the reboot button on the world's biggest email service, ...
NTT DoCoMo Shared Bicycle Initiative hands-on (video)
Engadget
By Zach Honig posted Oct 4th 2011 9:27AM Well, NTT DoCoMo is at it again, this time dabbling in the fine art of bicycle sharing. The Japanese mobile carrier's own flavor is currently undergoing beta testing in Yokohama, just outside Tokyo, ...
Fake iPhone 5 Emails Bear Malware
The Consumerist
By Ben Popken on October 4, 2011 12:00 PM 0 views On the cusp of a big Apple event today where a new iPhone is expected to be announced, fake emails are going around purporting to give details of "the new Apple iPhone5GS," featuring a see-through ...
Valley Air District says it wins development-related emissions legal case
Merced Sun-Star
The Valley Air District said it prevailed in a legal challenge by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) to a landmark regulation addressing development-related emissions. Rule 9150, Indirect Source Review, was first upheld by the federal ...
Nissan Leaf, GE partner on electric-car grid research
USA Today
By Chrissie Thompson, USA TODAY Nissan and General Electric are partnering to research ways for electric vehicles such as Nissan's Leaf to connect with homes and electric grids, the companies said Friday. The research could lead to a way to use the...
Privacy cases slated for US Supreme Court's new term
CNET
When police in the District of Columbia decided to use an automobile GPS bug to surreptitiously track the movements of Antoine Jones, a suspected cocaine dealer, they set in motion a legal challenge that will end before the US Supreme Court. ...
Report: TDK Technology “More Than Doubles” Capacity Of HDDs ...
By Serkan Toto
Dr. Serkan Toto currently works as the first and only Asia-based writer for the TechCrunch network, mainly covering Japan-related technology and web companies for TechCrunch, CrunchGear and MobileCrunch. Serkan also works full-time as ...
TechCrunch
Investing in Technology: The Public Relations Problem | MindShift
By Tina Barseghian
A recent SIIA study indicates a decline in what had been steady progress toward schools and universities building technology and e-learning into their frameworks. Karen Billings, vice president for Education for the Software & Information ...
MindShift
Benefits and Challenges of National Education Technology Plan ...
By eSchool News
Alexandria, VA (10/4/11)—ASCD's latest issue of Policy Priorities focuses on The National Education Technology Plan 2010 (NETP). Calling the plan lofty,
eSchool News
Schools Improve Writing with Innovative Technology and New ...
By Richard
Charlottesville, Virginia – Schools have been searching for new ways to improve student writing skills, and, with mobile technology and interactive software, students are now actively engaged in learning writing and critical thinking. ...
The MacTrack - iPhone, iPad,...
Adobe Releases Flash Player 11, Air 3 - gHacks Technology News
By Martin Brinkmann
Adobe software today has released the final versions of Adobe Flash Player 11 and Adobe Air 3. Probably the biggest feature of Flash Player 11 is hardware.
gHacks Technology News | Latest...
Free Technology for Teachers: PBS Teachers Research & Best ...
By noreply@blogger.com (Mr. Byrne)
One of the requests that I get from time to time is for sources of data and research about usingtechnology in the classroom. Some of the resources that I commonly refer people to can be found here. Today, through Vicki Davis's blog I learned ...
Free Technology for Teachers
Final results from the gaming technology development trend report ...
Others believe the large gaming technology development expense is justified. Boldosser Krishnan, an associate of the Roseann Brethour Corp., stated, “This is an investment in our future, and as such, will not yield immediate results. We need ...
Northern Europe Looks to The...
NIST Information Technology Lab Director Furlani to Retire | FedScoop
By David Stegon
Cita Furlani, the Director of the Information Technology Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the agency's former chief information officer, will retire next month. The ITL is one of NIST's major research ...
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