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Technology News Archive - October 23, 2012

FTC Settles With Web Analytics Firm Compete

The FTC announced on Monday that it has agreed to settle with Web analytics firm Compete Inc. over charges that the company engaged in “unfair or deceptive” personal data collection practices.

Blackberry Phones Dumped For iPhones By ICE Officials

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement is dumping their Research in Motion BlackBerry’s in favor of $2.1 million worth of iPhones for some 18,000 employees, the agency revealed in a solicitation document released last week.

Digital Media And Social Networking In The Teen World

Experts have looked into whether the digital age is altering a teenager's social development, and reported their findings in the Journal of Adolescence.

New Technique Produces Sharper 3-D Images Of Breast Tumors

Like cleaning the lenses of a foggy pair of glasses, scientists are now able to use a technique developed by UCLA researchers and their European colleagues to produce three-dimensional images of breast tissue that are two to three times sharper than those made using current CT scanners at hospitals.

October 23rd Apple Event And What To Expect

Today at 10 AM PST, (Noon Central, 1 PM EST) Apple will take the stage at the California Theatre in San Jose to show us "just a little more." A little more of what?

Daimer Launches Pressure Washer With Enhanced Chewing Gum Removal Power

Powerful steam pressure washers vaporize up to 1200 pieces per hour, and clean concrete and other hard surfaces quickly and effectively.

FTC Wants To Make Facial Recognition Less Creepy

For all the potential benefits of facial recognition technology, the FTC claims there are also potential pitfalls which should be avoided.

False Alarm - Apple Will Still Get Samsung Screens

It was a story which seemed as if it could be very true. After all, the two companies involved have been at odds with one another for over a year now, and it only makes sense that at some point the spark would one day fade away.

Apple Announces iPad Mini And More

Today's announcement brought surprise to Apple fans that many felt was lacking in the iPhone 5 event. From a brand new iMac redesign to quick and speedy Proper iPad refresh, Apple was able to hit many areas where many weren't looking.

Twitter Testing "Like" And "Star" In Place Of Favorites

As Twitter strikes out on its own, abandoning companies and apps it once partnered with, it’s likely the microblogger feels this is an appropriate time to try out a few new things...

Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.