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Technology News Archive - June 27, 2012

Mobile Phone Internet Use On Rise

Over half of all cell phone owners use their device to surf the Internet, according to a new survey out by Pew Internet & American Life Project.

Mozilla Updates Firefox for Android App

With the limited real estate on the screen of a cell phone, it's important to make each feature count. Mozilla just released a new version of its Firefox browser specifically for the Android market.

Google Creates Learning Brain, Turns It Lose On The Internet

Google is alive. Rather, they’ve connected 16,000 computers in a neural network, brought it to life, and has let it loose on the internet to “learn.”

Why Did Apple Pull An App Designed To Help Autistic Children Speak?

This past April, a company which makes a talking tablet for speech-disabled children filed a patent lawsuit against another company which makes a similar iPad app for a fraction of the cost.

That's Where The Podcasts Went!

Last week, some of the fine folks at appadvice.com noticed something strange in their developer build of iOS 6 - the podcasts tab was missing from the iTunes store. Also missing were the “genius,” “iTunes U,” and “more” tabs.

Zynga Unveils Farmville Sequel, New Social Gaming Network

Zynga unveiled on Tuesday a new line up of games, including a sequel to the popular Farmville title, and announced plans to build a social network to get more people playing online games together across multiple devices.

Sheryl Sandberg Joins Facebook Board Of Directors

Social networking giant Facebook has appointed Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg to its Board of Directors, making her the first woman to serve as a director of the company.

We Know What You’re Doing

Would you send an email to your boss about how much you really hate this meeting you are sitting in with him? How about plastering your new phone number on a highway billboard?

Amazon Rumored To Release Next-Gen Kindle Fire Next Month

You might want to wait a little longer to purchase that Kindle Fire you've had your eye on as a new report indicates that Amazon is putting the finishing touches on a new model.

Judge To Samsung: Hand Over Those Tabs!

It’s been a busy month for Apple’s legal team as they defend their patents and seek injunctions.

Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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