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Technology News Archive - October 22, 2012

Daimer Launches Steam Cleaner Vacs For Faster Commercial Restroom Cleaning

Steam cleaners with powerful integrated vacuums disinfect and improve commercial restroom cleaning productivity and efficiency by 50% over non-vac systems.

Apple And Samsung Begin To Part Ways

As it turns out, several global lawsuits and a 1 billion dollar payout can strain the relationship between two companies.

Singapore, Oct 22, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - Fujitsu Semiconductor Asia Pte Ltd (FSAL) has demonstrated the transmission of >100Gbps over a single CEI-28G-VSR channel, effectively quadrupling the data

Apple Sued By Two iPhone Users Stuck With AT&T Contracts

Two men are suing Apple for using software locks to tie their iPhones to AT&T rather than allowing them to be freely used on any network.

Microsoft Surface Preorders Sell Out In Less Than A Week

It’s one of this year’s most anticipated gadgets, and it’s already sold out of pre-order stock, despite the fact that no hands on reviews have been released.

Table Top Accelerators To State Of The Art Beams

Berkeley Lab’s lead in laser plasma acceleration research continues with new benchmarks for electron beam quality

Android Apps Leak Sensitive Data

As many as 41 apps in Google's Play Market were found to leak sensitive data, such as online banking and social networking credentials, as well as email and instant messaging communications.

New Windows 8 Skye App

If you were wondering when you'd see the reason Microsoft acquired Skype, wait for the Windows 8 launch later this week.

Isis Come To Austin, Salt Lake

In addition to both being noted in Business Insider’s “15 Hottest American Cities of the Future,” Austin and Salt Lake City are the first two cities to try out the Isis mobile wallet system.

Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'