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Technology News Archive - October 18, 2012

Pirate Bay Soars To The Cloud

The Pirate Bay has moved its servers into the cloud in an effort to thwart authorities targeting BitTorrent sites.

Internet Explorer 10 For Windows 7 Preview

Microsoft will release a preview version of Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 in mid-November, the company announced on Wednesday.

Apple Loses UK Galaxy Tab Appeal And Must Apologize

Apple will leave the UK burned once more as the Court of Appeal in the British High Court upheld Judge Birss’ original decision, saying the Samsung tablet does not infringe on any of Apple’s design patents.

Twitter Makes For Better Students

According to a new study from Michigan State University, students who use Twitter in the classroom are not only more likely to participate in class by Tweeting their professors, they’re also more likely to retain what they learned there.

Microscale Optical Accelerometer Engineered By Researchers

Imagine navigating through a grocery store with your cell phone. As you turn down the bread aisle, ads and coupons for hot dog buns and English muffins pop up on your screen. The electronics industry would like to make such personal navigators a reality, but, to do so, they need the next generation of microsensors.

One Billion Smartphones Are Now Now In Use Worldwide

According to a report last week from Strategy Analytics, there are now more than 1 billion smartphones currently in use around the world.

Yelp Fake Reviews Under Fire

Yelp knows you paid for that review, and now they’re going to tell everyone about it.

AOL Looking To Make A Comeback With New Email Service

AOL isn’t nearly as popular as they once were, with Internet behemoths such as Facebook and Google running the show these days.

Twitter Blocks Tweets From German Neo-Nazis

Today, Twitter got the first opportunity to fulfill their promise to block Tweets that violate restrictions on free speech by "filtering" messages from a German group accused of “criminal association.”

Google Announcement Set For October 29

Apple on Tuesday released press invites for their newest event to be held next Tuesday, October 23rd. The next day, Google, sent out its own invites to an event to be held a few days later on October 29th.

Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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