Technology News Archive - June 12, 2012


Microsoft is using its own, vast online services to demonstrate its next-generation cloud and data center technologies.


With this fall’s launch of SmartGlass, Microsoft is hoping that more Xbox enthusiasts will pull their consoles out of the man cave and into the living room.


The silence of online attacks has been broken, as hackers compromise data from League of Legends game players.


With Apple and Google in a new battle over 3D mapping technology, the two companies have been rushing to make sure their product is the best option.


This week a settlement was reached with two French organizations: Society of Men Letters of France (SGDL) and the French Publishers' Association.


A meeting of minds may have occurred behind closed doors, and the results could be a sharing of a super virus that could wreak havoc on government computers.


Their product packed Keynote presentation yesterday peeled the cover back slightly on iOS 6, the mobile operating system which runs on all things “i.”


After years of making acquisitions and shoring up their servers, Apple is ready to step away from Google’s data umbrella and move their Maps app in house.


Ubisoft is hoping that Nintendo’s upcoming new console, Wii U, will be the first of a line of fresh hardware that will boost the video game industry and help reverse the French company’s waning fortunes.


With the recent rise of seemingly unstoppable Apple, along with Facebook and Twitter, among others, old stalwart Microsoft may look like a has-been company on the way out of relevance.

Word of the Day
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]