Latest digital technology Stories

2011-04-13 00:00:29

Fiber Laying between Igiugig and Levelock for TERRA-SW Completed Anchorage, AK (Vocus/PRWEB) April 12, 2011 TERRA-Southwest (TERRA-SW), a project that will extend terrestrial broadband service for the first time to Bristol Bay and the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta (Y-K Delta), recently reached its first milestone. The $88 million stimulus project is funded by the USDA Rural Utilities Service in the form of a $44 million grant and a $44 million loan. The project is being led by United Utilities,...

2011-02-01 00:23:50

Security expert Stuart Fraser joins miiCard to develop global digital passport. (PRWeb UK) January 31, 2011 One of Scotland's leading digital security experts, Stuart Fraser, has been appointed by miiCard as Technical Architect. As co-founder of specialist IT security consultancy DNS, Stuart's appointment is a coup for the pioneering digital identity startup. Over eight years, Stuart helped DNS become the largest provider of security services in the UK before the company was sold last...

2011-01-10 07:59:07

As mobile technology puts faster, smaller and more connected computers in our pockets, Latinos and blacks are more likely than the general population to access the Web by cellular phones, and they use their mobile devices more often to do more things. According to the Associated Press (AP), some see a new "digital divide" emerging with Latinos and blacks being challenged by more, not less, access to technology. It is difficult to fill out a job application on-line using a cell phone, for...

2010-11-09 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- American consumers can save $7,707 a year by having access to and using high-speed broadband Internet, the Internet Innovation Alliance (IIA) announced today. The cost savings are detailed in a financial analysis titled, "The Real Cost of the Digital Divide," by Nicholas J. Delgado, certified financial planner and principal of Chicago-based wealth management firm Dignitas. "As the economy continues to struggle toward a recovery and unemployment...

2010-11-08 11:10:00

More than half of the households that used the Internet in 2009 used broadband, a new study by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA) has revealed. The results, which were based on a Census-style survey of nearly 54,000 households conducted in October of last year, found that 63.5 percent of all families in the U.S. had access to a broadband connection when they connected to the World Wide Web. In comparison,...

2010-08-26 09:00:00

The partners will work to facilitate digital advocacy, digital literacy, job creation and economic development in regards to digital empowerment initiatives ATLANTA, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Alliance for Digital Equality (ADE), a nonprofit organization that provides broadband solutions and broadband related services to underserved and un-served communities, and Latinos in Information Science and Technology Association (LISTA), the nation's leading organization of...

2010-07-27 11:04:00

After release of 40-page guide documenting interest group's plan to manipulate minority support for network neutrality, ADE wants answers ATLANTA, July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Alliance for Digital Equality (ADE) calls on Free Press to explain the true motives behind the 40-page guide reported by The Hill that advocates the manipulation of poor, rural, Southern African Americans and women in order to advance their political agenda. Although their own research shows the...

2010-06-20 08:10:00

Around the country and throughout the world, politicians and education activists have sought to eliminate the "digital divide" by guaranteeing universal access to home computers, and in some cases to high-speed Internet service. However, according to a new study by scholars at Duke University's Sanford School of Public Policy, these efforts would actually widen the achievement gap in math and reading scores. Students in grades five through eight, particularly those from disadvantaged...

2010-06-18 16:24:00

ADE releases Los Angeles Digital Empowerment Council's findings on the impact of affordable broadband deployment in underserved communities LOS ANGELES, June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alliance for Digital Equality (ADE), the leading voice for affordable broadband deployment in underserved communities, gathered in Los Angeles today to donate 25 computers to the Challenger Boy & Girls Club, and present key findings by their Los Angeles Digital Empowerment Council about the state...

2010-06-02 08:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Zebra Imaging, Inc., the world's foremost provider of 3-D holographic display and visualization technologies, announced today that it is the recipient of a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II award from the United States Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). Under Full Multiplex Holographic Display (FMHD) Phase II the company will integrate its interactive 3-D holographic display system, the Dynamic 3-Dimensional Display (D3D), with a...

Word of the Day
  • 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.'