Technology News Archive - June 08, 2012

Quantum Computers Move One Step Closer

The quantum computer is a futuristic machine that could operate at speeds even more mind-boggling than the world’s fastest super-computers.

FTC Stands Up To The ITC, Says Enough Is Enough

One government entity has finally had enough of all of the corporation-on-corporation whining and is trying to put a stop to it all.

RIM To Discontinue $199, 16GB PlayBook Tablet

Research In Motion Ltd. said on Thursday that it would discontinue its low-end 16GB PlayBook tablet computer when current inventories are depleted, but will continue making 32 and 64 GB versions of the device.

Facebook’s App Center Being Tested On iPhones

Facebook’s new App Center is now up and running on a number of iPhones, which the social network says are being used as a trial for its store.

Flame Malware Attempts To Thwart Detection With Suicide Code

A little more than a week after researchers at Kaspersky Lab discovered one of the “most sophisticated” viruses to date, the authors have sent it a “suicide code” so that it will self-destruct on certain infected computers.

Microsoft’s Do Not Track Measures In Hot Water

On Wednesday, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) came to a compromise of sorts regarding DNT and how users are able to turn the feature on and off.

Intel Wants To Sell Your Face To Advertisers

Intel is sweet talking advertisers and content providers in order to get their latest television invention off the ground.

Did This App Just Announce New Retina Display Macs?

This year’s WWDC is likely going to be a doozy. The anticipation and excitement building up to this point could be considered downright deadly to those Apple watchers with pacemakers or other known heart conditions.

Apple Pays The Piper

It looks like the long and twisting saga of the New iPad Down Under is coming to a close as Apple finally agreed to shell out the big bucks in order to appease the powers that be.

Verizon Looks To Add 4G LTE To The Car Of The Future

Being connected, anytime and anywhere, is becoming an ubiquitous reality in our mobile world, and to demonstrate that reality, Verizon Communications is taking control of the wheel and steering us down the mobile highway to a mobile connectivity in a whole new way.

Word of the Day
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]