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Technology News Archive - June 11, 2008

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Quantum computing has been hailed as the next leap forward for computers, promising to catapult memory capacity and processing speeds well beyond current limits. Several challenging problems need to be cracked, however, before the dream can be fully realized.

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University of Florida mechanical and aerospace engineering associate professor Subrata Roy has submitted a patent application for a circular, spinning aircraft design reminiscent of the spaceships seen in countless Hollywood films. Roy, however, calls his design a “wingless electromagnetic air vehicle,” or WEAV.

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Children often can't put down a mobile phone because there's a never-ending text message conversation going on.

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Apple Inc. is making the new 3G iPhone more difficult to hack and use on networks other than AT&T.

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Google Inc has stated that it supports a federal privacy law after a senior Republican lawmaker raised issues concerning privacy.

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An official with the U.S. Commerce department told members of the House of Representatives that more funding may be required to distribute the $40 government coupons intended to subsidize converter boxes that some television owners will need for the digital switchover next February.

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Credit card information for up to 38,000 customers of clothing maker Cotton Traders were stolen from its website, according to a BBC News report.

Univision Online, Inc., the interactive subsidiary of Univision Communications Inc., the nation's leading Spanish-language media company, today announced the launch of a groundbreaking music microsite on Univision.com called "En Directo" with a free online concert by Colombian Latin GRAMMY(R) artist Fonseca.

Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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