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Technology News Archive - October 03, 2008

By Margot Abbott VALLEY TIMES DANIEL GLOVER, the longtime accompanist for Valley Concert Chorale, a solo artist who has performed all over the world, will perform for the benefit of the chorale at a piano recital Saturday.

Innovative Silicon, Inc. (ISi), developer of the Z-RAM(R) zero-capacitor floating body memory technology, today announced that Dr.

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According to data investigators at Verizon Communications Inc, the dependence of restaurant chains and retail stores on outside companies handling basic information-technology functions is at fault for an outbreak of consumer data violations in the last few years.

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It was announced by Skype, eBay Inc's Web communications unit, on Thursday that TOM Online Inc, the majority proprietors of Skype's Chinese venture TOM-Skype, had been watching and amassing some of its users' text messages without Skype's awareness.

By CRYSTAL RANSOM By Crystal Ransom Teen correspondent Alicia Wilson, a sophomore at Bethel High School in Hampton, lives on her computer. She plays games, redesigns her MySpace page daily and prefers to talk to her friends online rather than in person.

Nintendo said it would begin selling a new DS machine that can take pictures and play music on Nov. 1 in Japan, in a move to cement its lead against Sony's PlayStation Portable and potentially encroach on a market dominated by Apple's iPod and iPhone.

General Mills, a manufacturer and marketer of branded consumer foods, has launched the new Fiber One Complete Pancake Mix. The company claims that the new product will deliver five grams of fiber and at least 10 grams of whole grain per serving.

Semtech Corp. (Nasdaq:SMTC), a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced the SX1282, the first device in a new product platform of high-performance ISM-band system-on-chips (SoC) that integrates RF, acquisition and processing capabilities.

By Linda Thomson Deseret News It took computer safety expert Linda Criddle only nine minutes to snag the phone number of a teenage girl in Nebraska who had posted just a little information about herself on a social networking Web site.

Excerpt from report in English by Dubai newspaper Gulf News website on 3 October; subheading as published Dubai: The UAE Ministry of Economy (MoE) has announced that it has stepped up efforts to stop websites that offer pirated television broadcasts and against the illegal import of satellite decoder boxes.

Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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