Technology News Archive - June 06, 2012

Faster, More Sensitive Photodetector Created By Tricking Graphene

Innovation promises better biochemical weapons detection and body scanners, and new instruments for studying dark energy & the structure of the universe.

Google Acquires Mobile Document Firm Quickoffice

Google announced on Tuesday that it had acquired Quickoffice, a small software company that makes the Quickoffice Pro productivity suite which serves as a business editing tool for Android.

Netflix Announces Open Connect Network

Netflix announced this week that it is building its own content delivery network, dubbed the "Open Connect Network,” an indication that the company wants to be able to deliver content on its own terms.

Revenue Required For Keeping Facebook Afloat, Where To Find It?

Will Facebook’s IPO be the start of its downfall? The social networking behemoth may have 900 million users but they are not clicking on many of its advertisers' links, and unless Facebook can begin showing results for its ads, the money will soon be drying up.

Google Adds State-Sponsored Attack Alerts In Fight Against Cyber Crime

Internet search giant Google on Tuesday introduced a new alert system that will warn users who are logged into their Google account when it thinks they may be the target of a state-sponsored cyber attack.

Samsung Joins Board Of The Linux Foundation With Major Donation

South Korean-based manufacturer Samsung, this week became the latest company to join the Linux Foundation with a contribution of $500,000.

Good News! Our Mobile Internet Will Only Get Faster From Here!

You know what they say...If you don’t like the weather in Texas, just wait a few minutes and it’ll change. Now, it seems the same could be said of your internet connection.

LinkedIn Passwords in Jeopardy

Those dastardly cyber-criminals are at it again, and this time they’ve broken into popular professional and social networking service LinkedIn.

IPv6 Is Officially Operational

Today marks a new milestone in the story of the Internet, as companies began their to the Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6).

Stuxnet And The Future Of Cyber Warfare

As our world becomes increasingly interconnected via the series of tubes and wires known as the internet, so too grows the risk of cyber-crime.

Word of the Day
  • A hairdresser.
The word 'friseur' comes from French friseur, from friser ("to curl, frizz").