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Technology News Archive - June 25, 2012

Swype Keyboard For Android Gets Major Update

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.

Judge Stands Up To Apple & Motorola, Throws Out Their Case With Prejudice

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 User-Directed Ads To Appear On Zynga Website

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.

RIM Denies Rumors Of Possible Hardware, Messaging Division Split

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.

Human-Powered Helicopter Flight Record Smashed

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.

E-Book Readers Unaware Of Local Library's E-Book Offerings

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.

The NFC iPhone Rumors Keep Getting Hotter

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 Says They Will Sell 10 Million Galaxy S III Phones By July

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.

Wikipedia Founder Petitions Against Extradition Of 'Next Big Thing'

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.

T-Mobile And Verizon Ink Deal To Buy And Swap Spectrum

Today, T-Mobile and Verizon have announced a deal wherein they will purchase and swap some of their AWS spectrum with one another.

Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.