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American Security Think-Tank Hacked By Anonymous
2011-12-26 05:18:09

The hacking collective known as Anonymous is claiming to have stolen thousands of credit card numbers, email addresses, and other private information belonging to clients of an American security think-tank, various media outlets reported Sunday. According to CNET's Natalie Weinstein, approximately 200GB worth of data was pilfered from Austin, Texas-based Strategic Forecasting, Inc. (Stratfor). The group then posted a link to what is believed to be a list of confidential clients compromised...

Are Baggage Check Scanners Harmful To Kindles?
2011-11-21 06:02:57

Reports of Amazon Kindle units damaged by airport scanners have begun to spread across the Internet, leading some to believe that the radiation given off during these security checks could permanently damage the electronic ink displays of the devices. According to Christopher Williams, Technology Correspondent for the Telegraph, people are being warned that X-ray scanners could throw a wrench in the reading plans of anyone planning to travel for the upcoming holidays. Likewise, Daily Mail...

Arctic Sea Ice Could Melt Away By 2015
2011-11-09 06:19:43

A Cambridge University professor and one of Britain´s top ocean experts says that Arctic sea ice could melt away entirely by 2015, the Telegraph reported on Tuesday. Although the ice would reappear again every winter, its absence during the peak of summer would deprive polar bears of their summer hunting ground, which could put them at risk of extinction, said Professor Peter Wadhams of Cambridge University. The vast mass of sea ice between northern Russia, Canada and Greenland...

ARM Chief Calls Intel "Niche" Player In Computing World
2011-10-31 04:35:23

In an interview with the Telegraph on Sunday, the head of British microchip developer ARM touted his firm as the "most influential" company of its kind in the world, while dismissing U.S. based rival Intel as a "niche" player in the future of computing. In an interview with Technology Correspondent Christopher Williams, ARM Chief Executive Warren East said that his company's business model was the "best economic offering" and that Intel had been "very successful“¦ but they've...

Facebook’s New Server Farm To Be Located Near Arctic Circle
2011-10-27 07:28:35

Facebook plans to build a new server farm on the outskirts of the Arctic Circle -- its first outside the US -- that will house all its computer servers and use as much energy as a small city, reports the Telegraph. Facebook confirmed Thursday that it picked the northern Swedish city of Lulea to host its data center partly because of the cold climate -- cool temperatures is a crucial component needed to keep the servers from overheating. It also chose the location because of access to...

iPod Turns 10
2011-10-24 05:59:55

The late Steve Jobs, Apple´s co-founder and former CEO, introduced to the world the first iPod 10 years ago this week, changing how we listen to music and transforming the tech gadget giant forever. While the iPod was not the first mp3 player to hit the market, Apple was the first to get the technology correct, making a device that could hold a thousand songs and perform on a 10-hour rechargeable battery. Now, ten years later, the iPod has virtually replaced the mp3 player....

Wilson Greatbatch Pacemaker Inventor Dies
2011-09-29 05:24:31

Wilson Greatbatch, the inventor of the implantable pacemaker, died Tuesday at the age of 92, in Buffalo, New York. His cause of death is unknown, but family members report that his health had been intermittent. He was preceded in death by his wife, who died in January of this year and is survived by three sons and a daughter, another son predeceased him, the Telegraph reports. Greatbatch was not the inventor of the pacemaker or of the implantable pacemaker, he only improved on its design....

Online 'Chatbots' Help Japanese Learn English
2011-09-14 04:49:43

  A Japanese language education firm is claiming that they have invented the first ever artificial intelligence "chat robot" designed solely to communicate with English language students, Danielle Demetriou of the Telegraph reported on Tuesday. According to Demetriou, these so-called "chatbots" were created by a company called SpeakGlobal. They can be accessed online, and use high-speech speech recognition software that allows them to speak directly to students, in real-time, the...

Word of the Day
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.