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Technology News Archive - June 22, 2012

Will Governments Be The Biggest Threat To Internet Growth?

As the Internet grows and technology expands, what will be the largest hinderance to innovation? If one US official is to be believed, governments will pose the biggest threat to this kind of growth.

Google Wants To Save Dead Languages

Google announced on Thursday they will launch the Endangered Languages Project, dedicated to saving some 3,000 fading languages. (3,054 to be exact).

Start Saving Your Pennies, The Next iPhone Might Have A 19-inch Connector

With WWDC over and done with (not to mention a new MacBook Pro and Operating System to save up for) we can now safely turn our attention back to the joy ride that is iPhone rumors.

Apple’s Down Under Troubles End With A Hefty Fine

The legal battle between Apple and Australia’s ACCC is now over, as a judge has ordered the Cupertino company to pay out A$2.25 million (That’s $2.26 million American) to the organization.

Tumblr Finally Pays Attention To Their iOS App

On Thursday, Tumblr released a long-awaited update to their iOS app. And there was much rejoicing. The new update to the popular blogging app is said to be completely revamped version for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

EBay To Build Nation's Largest Alternative Energy Fuel Cell Data Center

EBay announced on Thursday that it plans to build a large renewable data center in Utah that will be powered by alternative energy fuel cells.

Google Accused Of Hiding Evidence In Web Search Probe

Online search giant Google has been accused, by the Attorney General of Texas, of improperly withholding evidence while the company is being investigated for abusing its dominance of web search.

Facebook Now Allows Editing Of Your Fumble-Finger Moments

Have you ever fumbled a Facebook update? Ham-fingered a humorous response, or said I Love You to the wrong person’s page? Well Facebook is finally allowing a chance to correct such embarrassing typos by rolling out a new feature that should have been here from the get-go.

Word of the Day
aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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