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FBI Sentinel Finally Goes Live
2012-08-01 09:26:47

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Well, they´ve finally done it. It took them 12 years and more than $600 million total to get to this point, but the FBI has finally made the switch to digital files, joining the rest of us here in the brand new century. FBI agents can now use the system, called Sentinel, to search previous cases for information in a web-browser-based layout, complete with cutting edge elements such as movable windows, tabs and a...

Confirmed! iPhone 5 Will Be Even Thinner
2012-07-17 14:24:12

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online They´ve done it again. The Wall Street Journal has more-or-less confirmed another rumor about the new iPhone. In April, a KGI security analyst reported Apple´s next smartphone would use a brand new, cutting-edge technology to shave off a few millimeters. Ming-chi Kuo also made claims about the death of the 17-inch MacBook Pro. Apple silently laid the portly portable to rest during their 2012 WWDC keynote....

Best Buy May Adopt Apple's Approach To Retail
2012-07-06 08:49:36

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online If you haven´t been to an Apple store lately, say in the past 8 months, I suggest you take a visit next time you´re near one. Yes, they may be busier than you remember, what with the increasing population of Apple buyers and Apple users, but they are still a thing of wonder. A couple of weeks ago, while I was waiting to meet an old friend and fellow redOrbit staff writer, I decided to pop in for a moment. After all,...

Say It Ain’t So! Rumors Abound Over iPad Mini
2012-07-05 06:23:37

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It´s official: The iPad mini rumors simply refuse to die. I´m not entirely sure why these rumors live on, or why anyone would want an iPad mini, but here we are. You, in front of your computer (or full-sized iPad, the way god intended), and me once again waxing philosophical about electronics on the day of our countries birth. It´s a topsy turvy world we live in. These rumors last popped up in April, not long...

Will iPhone Turn Virgin?
2012-06-07 08:00:19

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com Update (June 7, 2012): Virgin has confirmed [http://newsroom.virginmobileusa.com/press-release/handsets/virgin-mobile-usa-offer-iphone-june-29] it will start selling the iPhone on June 29th complete with an unlimited data and messaging plan, starting at $30 a month. Virgin customers can pick up an 8 GB iPhone 4 for $549 and 16 GB iPhone 4S for $649, both free of contract. Cricket notably offers the phones at a lower price point, but only offers a plan of...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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