Technology News Archive - July 19, 2005

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c21069) has announced the addition of 2005 Asia Telco Company Profiles - South East Asia and India to their offering. This report has 11 profiles covering some of the major telecommunications companies in South East Asia and India.

Computer code-makers may soon get the upper hand on code-breakers thanks to a new quantum cryptography method designed at the University of Toronto. Quantum cryptography uses particles of light to share secret encryption keys relayed through fibre-optic communications.

Jul. 20--The second-largest layoff in Hewlett-Packard Co. history will trim operating costs by $1.9 billion a year, but it's unclear if the 14,500 job cuts will revive HP's ailing personal computer business or fend off the threat to its prosperous printing and imaging line.

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'