Technology News Archive - June 25, 2012
Swype, a popular keyboard for Android that lets users draw a line between letters, just received a major upgrade. The app now has advanced word prediction and a shared dictionary between type and speech among other recent changes.
Well, this isn’t much of a surprise. Judge Posner has thrown out the case between Apple and Motorola with prejudice, meaning neither side can refile this case, though they can appeal the ruling, should they wish to continue pushing Judge Posner’s buttons.
Facebook announced on Friday that they would begin placing user-specific ads on the website of casual game developer Zynga in an attempt to find new ways to generate revenue after going public.
Research in Motion is denying published reports that officials there are considering splitting the business in two, separating the manufacturing division from its messaging network.
One engineer from the University of Maryland has set a new record for human-powered helicopter flight. Colin Gore, a PhD student in materials science at the University of Maryland, built the motor-less helicopter using carbon fiber.
Did you know you could borrow e-books from a local library? Well if you didn't, you join the majority of America who also admitted they did not know that detail, according to the Pew Internet & American Life Project.
When Apple announced Passbook during this year’s WWDC keynote, they weren’t just announcing a new, really cool app. It has been widely estimated and expected that the company was hinting at future capabilities and creating more questions than answers as they went along.
Samsung may very well have a hit on their hands with their new Galaxy S III. The phone — which has just started to slowly leak onto American shores via online sales — has been so hot, it’s already been called the fastest-selling pre-ordered phone in the UK.
Despite having no charges placed against him in his home country, Richard O’Dwyer, the Sheffield student responsible for the now defunct TVShack.net website, is facing extradition to US to be charged for copyright infringement.
Today, T-Mobile and Verizon have announced a deal wherein they will purchase and swap some of their AWS spectrum with one another.
- The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.