Technology News Archive - October 17, 2012

LinkedIn Unveils Major Site Redesign

LinkedIn unveiled a major redesign of its user profile pages on Tuesday, saying the enhancements offer greater capabilities with a more streamlined appearance that will help its 175 million members more easily update their professional profiles.

Daimer Unveils Carpet Cleaner Wand With 60% Greater Extraction Power

A new patented carpet cleaning equipment wand allows inexperienced users to clean like a professional within minutes. The new tool creates the power of a virtual vacuum motor.

Antivirus Marketplace On Facebook Gets New Additions

Facebook has added seven new security companies to its Anti-Virus Marketplace, the company announced on Tuesday.

Microsoft Buys StorSimple

Everyone is moving to the cloud these days, and Microsoft is no exception. Of course, they’ve been “in the cloud” for some time now with their Azure infrastructure, but yesterday the Redmond company took their offerings one step further, opening up opportunities for a new kind of customer.

Amazon Whispercast Could Make School Books Obsolete

On Wednesday Amazon.com essentially rewrote the playbook on textbooks with the introduction of “Whispercast for Kindle,” which could give schools and businesses a simple, scalable online tool for deploying Kindle devices and Kindle content

AT&T-Sirius Compromise Approved

The FCC has approved a compromise proposal submitted to the agency in June by both AT&T and Sirius XM Radio which places guard bands in between the interfering spectrum.

Control Your Infiniti Like Pac Man

Anyone who’s ever dreamt of controlling their automobile in the same way they controlled the frog in Frogger during the heyday of the 80s may have something to jump about in the near future.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.