Technology News Archive - November 19, 2011
Scientists at Chalmers have succeeded in creating light from vacuum – observing an effect first predicted over 40 years ago. The results have been published in the journal Nature.
More than 200 million Android smartphones and other devices have been activated worldwide, representatives announced as part of the Google Music press conference on Wednesday.
Amazon is selling their new Kindle Fire tablet computer at a loss of nearly $3 per unit, members of the research firm IHS iSuppli revealed on Friday.
Consumer Reports (August 2011) stated, "...consumer goods have become more complex and contain more electronics than they did a decade ago... when things do go wrong, they tend to go horribly wrong." The 27,404 subscribers surveyed for the Consumer Reports
Claims that hackers managed to remotely compromise a central Illinois utility network and shut down a water pump on November 8 are being looked at by federal investigators.
A charitable foundation established by Google co-founder Sergey Brin and his wife, Anne Wojcicki, has given a $500,000 grant towards Wikipedia's $28.3 million annual budget.
The Fruit Cultivation Magazine Pomology.org has newly included the category Mikan (Satsuma) to its collection of crops.
SAPâ€™s BusinessObjects 4.0 portfolio recently gained a new member to its product family in Xcelsius 2008, rebranding â€œXcelsius Enterpriseâ€ to â€œSAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.0â€.
Trade Only Design Library â€“ found at http://www.todl.com â€“ is now featuring a number of GLASS RECYCLED products in their online library of over 300,000 selections.
New features in ezCheckPersonal provide more options and flexibility and speeds up check writing.