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 person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.