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Technology News Archive - June 26, 2012

Twisting The Light Fantastic

USC-led team demonstrates that beams of light can be twisted and combined to transmit data at dramatically increased speeds.

Google TV Heads To The UK

After mixed results in the United States, Google TV is crossing the pond to take on the UK television market.

Google 'Nexus 7' Tablet Details Discovered

Details about the long-rumored Nexus tablet are beginning to leak out ahead of the expected launch at Google I/O this week.

More Than Meets The Eye With The Asus Transformer Pad

Introduced at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show back in January as the Asus Transformer Prime TF700T, the convertible tablet was rebranded the Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 and will finally hit store shelves in July.

What Are Teens Really Up To Online?

Here’s another story for the “obvious” file: Teens are better at the Internet than their parents and hide their behavior from them. At least, that’s the conclusion of a study from McAfee.

Facebook Looks To Find Friends

Finding friends on Facebook may have a new twist. While the idea of “friending” someone is nothing new, Facebook users can now find new friends not online but in the real world through the Find Friends Nearby feature.

LulzSec Hackers Plead Guilty

Two British hackers linked to the notorious hacking collective LulzSec plead guilty Monday to a number of cybercrimes, finally bringing justice to those who thought it fun to attack and humiliate large companies and governments.

Microsoft Confirms $1.2 Billion Yammer Acquisition

Microsoft confirmed recent rumors on Monday when it officially announced it would acquire San Francisco-based enterprise social-networking startup Yammer for $1.2 billion in cash.

Leaked Details Of RIM’s Qwerty, Touch-screen Blackberry 10

Leaked images showing what appears to be specifications of Research in Motion’s Blackberry 10 reveal a new all-touch smartphone with a higher resolution screen than the "retina display" on the iPhone 4S.

Facebook Changes User Email Settings, But The Fix Is Simple

Facebook has done many things that have been less than popular through the years, but this latest one takes the cake.

Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'