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Technology News Archive - June 19, 2012

Microsoft Demos Surface Tablets

When Microsoft took the stage last night in Los Angeles for their very special event to talk about their “tablet strategy,” it was pretty obvious they’d be announcing their own tablet.

Australian eCommerce Site Looks To Rid The Web Of IE7 With A Tax

Whether they stick with Internet Explorer 7 because they don't like change, or they don't notice the Windows Update icon in the system tray, about 4 percent of internet users worldwide still use Internet Explorer 7.

Will Apple Become World’s Most Profitable Company EVER?

Remember months ago when a certain analyst predicted Apple would hit $1,001 a share in just 12 months? Those were crazy times, weren’t they? Fun time, free times, a more innocent age.

iOS And Android Tied Among Tablet Users

Some 94% of U.S. tablet owners use their device to access content and information, with 67% percent using the tablets to access the Internet and 66% to check email, according to a new study released Monday by the Online Publisher’s Association (OPA).

Intel Reveals New Details Of Exascale Supercomputing Chip

Researchers at Intel are building new chip architectures to bring high-performance computing into the exascale range, or 1,000 times faster than a petaflop, which is one quadrillion, or a thousand trillion, calculations per second.

Sharp Introduces 90-Inch Television Set That Truly Impresses

Just when you thought you had settled down with the largest, clearest television set you would ever need, an even larger and clearer model is making its way to a living room near you.

Facebook VP Envisions Location-based Mobile Advertising

Social networking giant Facebook may soon delve into location-based mobile advertising, but the company’s vice president of global marketing solutions stopped short of saying that it is in fact working on such a system.

Jailbreaking App Gets All Official-Like

When the iPhone first launched, it wasn’t all that out of the ordinary to want to jailbreak your device with the intent to load it with extra features and functionality.

Google Threatens To Sue YouTube Conversion Sites

Much like many of the other music services to come and go before it, one YouTube conversion site may soon go way of the buffalo.

New Roomba Lets You Live Like A King…A King With A Remote That Is

The iRobot Roomba was a marvel in technology when it first released. Now, iRobot is taking things one step further, introducing the very first remote-controlled Roomba.

Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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