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Technology News Archive - October 15, 2012

Robot Will Be Able To Think Like MacGyver

Researchers from Georgia Tech have called upon the television series MacGyver for inspiration as they plan to build a robot able to use its own ingenuity to go into a dangerous situation and rescue any who may be in harm’s way.

Sprint Selling Large Stake To SoftBank

It’s official. In an early morning (for Americans) press conference, Japanese mobile carrier SoftBank announced they’d be buying 70% of Sprint for $20.1 billion.

Daimer Unveils Steam Cleaners to Kill Bacteria in Health Clubs

Specialized vapor steam cleaner vacuum systems with HEPA filtration and anti-bacterial technologies are designed to destroy germs in gyms.

Microsoft Unveils Xbox Music Service

Microsoft has announced Xbox Music, a service with a catalog of music 30 million tracks deep and the potential penetration that a combination of Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and Xbox could bring.

Daimer Unveils Steam Cleaner HEPA Vacs to Kill Bed Bugs

Exclusive vapor steam cleaner with extraction includes exclusive technologies and emits high temperatures to kill and extract bed bugs.

Tech Rumors Say Amazon Wants TI's Mobile Chip Division

According to tech rumors currently circulating, Amazon might be upping the ante in this market by engaging in talks with Texas Instruments to buy their OMAP chip division.

As Ebook Price Fixing Case Closes Customers May Get Refund

The ongoing dance between Amazon, Apple, a handful of publishers and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) may be drawing to a close soon. Over the weekend, Amazon and Apple customers received emails explaining they that may be entitled to some cash back from their ebook purchases.

ATV Ready To Roll And Float

Designed and built by Michigan-based Gibbs Sports Amphibians the Quadski is reportedly the first high-speed commercially available amphibious vehicle.

Reddit Users Take Advantage Of EA Snafu

This weekend as some Electronics Arts customers received coupon codes in their email inboxes to download free games, some Redditors discovered a flaw in the system, resulting in EA easily giving away some hundreds of thousands of titles away for free.

The Road To Spintronics Advances

Spintronic technology, in which data is processed on the basis of electron “spin” rather than charge, promises to revolutionize the computing industry with smaller, faster and more energy efficient data storage and processing.

Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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