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UK Supreme Court Upholds Decision To Extradite WikiLeaks Founder
2012-05-30 12:46:41

Britain´s highest court upheld a Swedish request today to extradite Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks. This is the latest move in Assange´s legal struggle and possibly one of the last, as he is running out of options with which to maneuver. UK´s Supreme Court made their ruling by a 5 to 2 majority to extradite Assange to Sweden. The Australian-born WikiLeaks founder has been fighting his extradition to Sweden in the British courts since he was arrested in the UK in...

Cable Companies Team Up For Joint Wi-Fi Roaming
2012-05-21 11:31:13

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com In a touching moment of corporate harmony, 5 large cable operators have announced plans to join forces in order to provide Wi-Fi access to each other´s hot spots. Such a deal would be the largest Wi-Fi roaming agreement yet. According to the Wall Street Journal, the “fab cable five” consists of Bright House Networks LLC, Cablevision Systems, Comcast Corp, Cox Communications and Time Warner Cable Inc. The new Wi-Fi network will be...

Test Results Show American Middle School Students Lacking Science Knowledge
2012-05-12 05:08:18

Two out of every three eight-graders in the United States are lacking when it comes to basic scientific knowledge, data from a 2011 examination administered by the Department of Education released Thursday has revealed. According to Wall Street Journal reporter Stephanie Banchero , only 32% of students who took the 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) were sufficiently proficient in science. On the positive side, that is an increase of 2% from the first time the revised...

Apple Admits iPad Multi-user Support Is In The Works
2012-05-09 09:30:36

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com As is, the iPad has already made great strides to not only compete in the Apple-declared “Post-PC” era, but also to dominate it. The introduction of iOS 5 allowed users the ability to use their iPads as standalone machines, rather than having to immediately tether them to another device just to get the thing turned on. Features like AirPlay and AirPrint give users the ability to send their documents, music and video through the air to output...

Facebook Dropping The Ball With Its Advertisers
2012-05-03 04:00:23

Various media reports are pointing out that Facebook's advertising business is a tangled mess, which could be a warning to those wanting to invest once the company goes public. The social network is expected to gain a valuation of $100 billion after it makes its initial public offering (IPO) on May 18.  However, reports by the Wall Street Journal and CNET are raising the question of how Facebook plans to make itself worth that much as its advertising business starts to slowly slide,...

LightSquared Loses Falcone For A Stay From Bankruptcy
2012-05-01 03:47:36

Enid Burns for RedOrbit.com Mobile communications company LightSquared isn't exactly seeing full spectrum. In fact, the wireless company has no stake in the wireless spectrum, which is just one of many problems plaguing the Reston, Va.-based company. After several months as director, hedge fund manager Philip Falcone has agreed to step down, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. The question is whether Falcone's exit is contingent on the company's efforts to delay...

Facebook And Mobile Apps Face Increasing Privacy Scrutiny
2012-04-09 10:44:48

John Neumann for RedOrbit.com Would you feel leery about a random stranger asking personal questions regarding your religious preferences, where you ate lunch, and peeking through photos of your children? What if this person could tell you about the clothing you purchased last weekend, what movies you rented for the last year? And then asked for the names and contact information of all your friends to gather the same information about them? Well, many games, apps, and news readers...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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