Technology News Archive - May 23, 2008


The new version of the $100 XO laptop designed for schoolchildren in developing countries has been revamped and had its price dropped to $75 per device.


"Indy's" first three films were physical, gritty and sweaty, in large part because everything onscreen physically existed somewhere. But this is not true with the latest film, "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull", although it was almost the case.


The digital divide has narrowed in the U.S. as more and more people gain access to high-speed internet, but a new technology is being created that could create an even wider gap.


Researchers at University of Westminster in Britain have found that virtual worlds can benefit children by helping them rehearse for real life situations.

NEW YORK, May 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dimension Data, a $3.8 billion leading IT solutions and services provider, today announced that Dimension Data has been positioned by Gartner, Inc., in the Challengers quadrant of the "Magic Quadrant for Managed and Professional Network Service Providers, North America"(1) report.


New spray-on films developed by UC San Diego chemists will be the basis of portable devices that can quickly reveal trace amounts of nitrogen-based explosives.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.