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Technology News Archive - June 12, 2012

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.