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Technology News Archive - June 28, 2012

Rock, Paper, Scissors Robot Cheats, Wins Every Time

It may be just a simple step toward world domination, but one robot is able to conquer its human adversary in a game of "Rock, Paper, Scissors" 100 percent of the time.

Shimi DJ Robot Georgia Tech

While most robots have been built recently with the work-industry in mind, one robot was built with the intention to party. Georgia Tech’s Center for Music Technology have developed Shimi, a musical robot designed to DJ dance parties everywhere.

DARPA Develops Disaster Zone Delivery Systems

DARPA announced on Tuesday that it has developed new sea and air delivery systems to help lend support to disaster zones.

EU Court Upholds Microsoft Fine

On Wednesday the General Court of the European Union rejected Microsoft’s appeal of a 2008 European Commission antitrust ruling, but reduced the fine by 39 million euros to just 860 million euros – or $1.1 billion dollars.

Intel Funds Social Computing Research Center At UC Irvine

As technology pervades our daily life more and more, the study of how we interact with it will become increasingly valuable.

Asana Announces New Service To Prevent 'E-mail Overload'

An online collaborative information manager co-founded by former Facebook employees has unveiled a new feature designed to let its users better organize email messages.

Google Will Make Project Glass Prototypes Available To Developers

Special-edition prototypes of Google's Internet-enabled computerized glasses will be delivered to a select group of people in early 2013.

Red Hat Unveils New Business Model, Pricing For OpenShift PaaS

Red Hat announced a new business model and pricing plan for its OpenShift platform as a service (PaaS) offering on Tuesday during the company’s joint JBoss World 2012 and Red Hat Summit conference in Boston.

T-Mobile USA CEO Resigns To Join Rival

Philipp Humm, chief executive of T-Mobile USA, has resigned from his position to reunite with his family in Europe and pursue new opportunities, the company announced on Wednesday.

Broadband Data Caps Scrutinized By Internet Companies, Lawmakers

Various Internet companies, such as Netflix and Hulu, are imploring US lawmakers to stop cable providers from imposing online-data consumption limits for broadband customers.

Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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