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Technology News Archive - June 05, 2012

Are New Macs Coming To WWDC This Year?

With WWDC less than a week away, the excitement for any possible pending Apple announcement has officially reached a fever pitch.

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Microsoft surprisingly released an emergency security patch for Windows on Sunday after it discovered one of its digital signatures was being used to certify the Flame malware in the Middle East.

High-contrast, High-resolution CT Scans Possible At Low Dose

Soft body tissue can now be imaged with incredible detail using X-rays thanks to a new low dose CT-scan technique

Federal Judge Allows Angry Jobs Comments To Be Used In Court Proceedings

When Steve Jobs asked Walter Issacson to write his biography, he gave him complete freedom to write whatever he wanted, a move completely uncharacteristic of one of the most notoriously controlling individuals.

Google Beefs Up Its Social Network Tools With Acquisition Of Meebo

Google has acquired Meebo, a chat service that has morphed into a website toolbar and ad platform for the purpose of bringing more tools to the search giant’s troubled social network Google+.

Oracle Takes Social To The Cloud

Oracle is once again making headlines today after announcing they have entered into an agreement to acquire Collective Intellect, a social media monitoring service.

Sony Works With JK Rowling To Bring Harry Potter To Life Once More

Teaming up with none other than JK Rowling, Sony has introduced “Wonderbook,” an augmented reality platform for their Playstation 3 console, writing the Harry Potter franchise yet another paycheck.

iPad Heats Up As The Fire Cools

Apple has already announced their impressive first quarter results for themselves, revealing they had a stellar post-holiday season. This hasn’t stopped the market research and analyst groups from making their own forecasts and predictions, however.

Sony Releases PlayStation Move Racing Wheel

This year’s E3 conference is only 1 day old, and already we’ve seen a host of new titles from EA, Microsoft and Sony. While Microsoft had a few new services and technologies to introduce, Sony kept things simple, introducing a bevy of new titles during their presentation.

Napster Co-Founders Launch New Social Video Service

On Tuesday, Napster cofounders unveiled a new video chat platform to the public for the first time called Airtime -- a one-on-one video service that is purported to be the next big start up from Silicon Valley.

Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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