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Technology News Archive - June 29, 2012

Google I/O Conference, Chrome, iOS

Google’s very own developer conference, Google I/O, runs through the end of the week as the internet search team continues to give us something to talk about.

Apple iTunes

With the exception of some UI tweaks here and there, iTunes has mostly looked and worked the same since its introduction.

Rice researchers develop paintable battery

Researchers at Rice University in Houston, Texas have put their minds together to create an incredibly thin battery. So small, in fact, if can be painted on the surface of whatever it’s meant to power.

Vizio XVT3D580CM CinemaWide 21:9 ratio flat panel TV

On Wednesday, TV maker Vizio began shipping its latest widescreen flat panel TV, but this was no mere HDTV. First shown as a prototype at the Consumer Electronics Show - not this past January but two and a half years ago - the final version has finally arrived.

Facebook App Faster

The Facebook app could soon be getting a speed boost. This increase of speed won’t come easily,however, as it’s rumored the entire app will be rebuilt from the ground up.

Flash Dropping Support For Android 4.1 As Mobile Platforms Improve

Official Flash support for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean devices will not be available, Adobe has confirmed, with the company pulling Flash from the Google Play store altogether after August 15.

Bob Mansfield Retires From Apple

You might not recognize his name, but if you’ve seen any recent Apple product video, it’s likely you know his face.

Chrome Crashes MacBook Air

Google has been busy this week releasing new products and informing their developers on new, upcoming products. So far, they’ve announced a new Nexus phone, Nexus tablet and Nexus music player-thing.

Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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