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Technology News Archive - October 10, 2005

Japan conducted a successful test flight of a supersonic jet in the Australian outback on Monday, taking a step closer to its goal of developing a successor to the Concorde.

ECI Telecom (NASDAQ:ECIL) today announced that it has signed an agreement with ICE (Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad), a government owned utility company in Costa Rica, to provide it with an advanced backbone network across Costa Rica, enabling telecommunication traffic routing throughout the country.

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The United States has embarked on a massive effort to create a secure digital driver's license system by early 2008 but some experts warn that the plan may be hugely expensive and lead to chaos. Congress passed the Real ID Act last May and gave states three years to implement it. It laid out minimum national standards for licenses, which will have to include a digital photo and other technology.

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A group of 27 technology companies said on Monday they would collaborate on a new, faster Wi-Fi wireless Internet connection standard for computers and other portable devices.

Oil companies could soon harness the power of distant supercomputers to tackle problems such as where to place equipment and how to clean up oil spills.

eBay Inc. and VeriSign Inc. on Monday said they had agreed to a strategic alliance that calls for the two companies to collaborate on payment services and security for e-commerce.

Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.