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Technology News Archive - July 07, 2008

TULSA, Okla., July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tulsa-area residents now have a new -- and better -- choice for their television and communications services. AT&T Inc.

By Lim Yeh Ern WHEN the first TeraFlop computer was introduced in 1996, it used 10,000 Intel Pentium Pro processors, each running at 200 megahertz (MHz), and consumed 500 kilowatts of power with an additional 500KW just to keep it cool.

By Rozana Sani Internet registry and addressing services provider Mynic Bhd signed a memorandum of understanding with Internet Systems Consortium Inc (ISC) last month that soon led to the deployment and operations of a new mirror version of the F-root server in Malaysia.

By The Associated Press It's no secret that people sneak in some personal e-mail and Web surfing when they're supposed to be working. A new study attempts to shatter perceptions that these Web surfers are just slackers trying to avoid work.

PUTRAJAYA: Long popular with the masses, Internet news portals have finally won over their strongest critic, the government, which will issue them with media accreditation passes soon.

Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd. (TOKYO:6703) today announced it has developed "CenterStage(R) NX4300," a security gateway with a translator function to allow communications over different protocols, i.e. IPv4 and IPv6. The new device will be provided to the large-scale telecom carriers in Japan.

By Rozana Sani Among information and communications technology circles, ICT multinationals are no laggards as corporate citizens. Many are leveraging on their innovative technologies and market reach to tackle societal issues in ways they know best.

Tokyo, July 7, 2008 - (JCN Newswire) - Pioneer Corporation has succeeded in developing a 16-layer read-only optical disc with a capacity of 400 gigabytes for the first time in the world*. Its per- layer capacity is 25 gigabytes, which is the same as that of a Blu- ray Disc (BD).

By Hicken, Robb When DK Commercial began looking for a new VoIP (Voice-over- Internet Protocol) system three years ago it checked out all the products on the market. "We interviewed all the vendors, and everyone has their phone systems," said Debbie Martin, principal of DK Commercial in Meridian.

By Brian Stelter Last November, Mark Penn, Hillary Clinton's former campaign strategist, derisively said that Barack Obama's supporters "look like Facebook." Chris Hughes takes that as a compliment. Hughes, 24, was one of four founders of Facebook.

Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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