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Technology News Archive - October 02, 2012

Landau Level Wave Functions Revealed

For the first time since Nobel Prize winner Lev Landau conceived the theoretical existence of quantum levels that determine electron behavior in strong magnetic fields, scientists have directly imaged the phenomenon.

Ultrabook Shipment Forecast Downgraded

Shipments of ultrabooks could be off more than 50 percent this year, according to new projections from research firm IHS iSuppli.

Malware Can Be Disguised As Camera App

Researchers have created an Android app that can secretly record a user’s environment and reconstruct it as a 3D virtual map, potentially giving spies, criminals and malicious browsers the ability to steal personal data and other physical information that could help them prepare for theft.

Apple Samsung Showdown Continues

There’s been some movement in the long courtroom saga between Apple and Samsung lately.

Jelly Bean Market Share Low

Android 4.1, or “Jelly Bean” as it’s commonly known, has been available since July on a limited number of handsets and tablets. So, how has it done in the roughly 2 months since its release?

Netflix iPad App Gets Even More Kid-Friendly

Yesterday, Netflix announced a new feature to their iPad app which, when used in tandem with Guided Access, makes the Apple tablet an even better travel companion for kids.

3D Printed Gun Plan Thwarted By Stratasys And ATF

A group which calls themselves “Defense Distributed” had big plans, plans to create and freely distribute schematics for a single-use gun which could be printed using any 3D printer by anyone who wants one.

Nest Thermostat Gets An Upgrade

A new version of the Nest aims make the thermostat even more efficient, powerful, streamlined and, hopefully, a little more exciting than all the other thermostats.

Smartphone Tech Fully Engineered Into Latest Toyota Prototype

Auto manufacturer Toyota has pulled the wraps from a new prototype vehicle called Smart Insect at its booth this week at the CEATEC (Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies) tradeshow taking place in Japan.

Cable Companies Follow Cell Carriers With Tiered Data Plans

Now that most consumers are getting used to tiered data plans from cell carriers, cable companies are looking to follow suit.

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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