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Technology News Archive - October 10, 2012

Samsung Galaxy S III Mini Is Likely Very Real

Samsung’s president of mobile, JK Shin, has tipped his proverbial hat about his company’s plans to release a shrunken version of the popular Samsung Galaxy S III in Europe.

1080p HD-Quality Streaming TV With Redesigned Slingbox

No, that’s not a corrugated Xbox 360 or some piece of “modern” art! Those are the latest offerings from Sling Media to stream TV content to Macs, PCs, smartphones and tablets.

Windows 8 Accessories From Logitech

As Microsoft prepares to release their PC/Tablet OS Mashup in a few weeks, one accessories company is preparing for what could be an onslaught of Windows users who suddenly need to know how to use touch gestures with their operating system.

Verizon 4G LTE Coverage Hits 400th Market

Verizon Wireless is making moves to expand its 4G LTE coverage and will reach its 400th market next week, further expanding the area that its high-speed network covers across the U.S.

Communicating With Computers Goes To The Next Level

This week, two separate research teams have come up with new ways to enhance the conversation between humans and machines, including the ability to turn any flat surface into a multi-touch interface as well as a way for computers to guide a user’s hand as they look for a particular object.

Solar Panel Farm In Australia Goes Live

The Greenough River Solar project, the first utility-scale solar farm in Australia, went online on Wednesday.

Word of the Day
sudarium
  • 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'.