IT

Wed
24
Oct
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Tech Revolutionizes the Great Outdoors

Once upon a time, all those who designed and manufactured sporting equipment gathered around to share a common complaint: the technological movement was becoming a direct threat to their industry! The rationale made sense. These companies, who were ... once selling high volumes of equipment and merchandise, were now set to lose big business because their consumers would rather stay inside and surf the web. That was 1999. Today, the same companies who once regarded the age of technology as a sign of the physical education apocalypse are now doubling and tripling their annual income with the help ... (view more)

Wed
10
Oct
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The WiFi Enabled T-Shirt

When you're constantly on the move, it can be a challenge to get online with your laptop. It isn't always easy to find a good WiFi hotspot (a designated area that allows you connect to the Internet wirelessly when you're away from home). Pretty ... soon, all you'll have to do is look down at your t-shirt to find out if you're in a WiFi area. It sounds like science fiction, but a company called ThinkGeek has made it reality. Is this high tech concept five years down the road? Ten years? Try later this month. Yes, by the end of October, one of these shirts could be hanging in your closet. What's ... (view more)

Fri
05
Oct
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Access Office Documents from Anywhere

Microsoft is in the process of finalizing a new online buddy for their popular Office programs. The service allows users to store, share and comment on documents. Ironically, the only thing missing is the ability to create new files. While the ... resource is called Microsoft Office Live Workspace, the website is not exactly "live" at all. Users hoping to get an early start on the program will be required to sign up to become part of an early beta test. A select number of those tested will be allowed to start using the service at some point this year. (Source: usatoday.com ) Office Live Workspace ... (view more)

Thu
06
Sep
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Dead Ends on the Information Superhighway

The freedom to journey the web is largely taken for granted here in North America. Unfortunately, that's hardly the case in Asia, where mere images (or videos) are scrutinized for their most basic and even remote meanings. Two stories on this ... reality are emerging right now, and they're both fascinating glimpses of political environments Americans struggle to comprehend. And, despite that rather comforting disconnect, the United States plays a role in both accounts. The first involves (relatively) popular search engine Yahoo Inc, which is facing a lawsuit by imprisoned Chinese political ... (view more)

Mon
27
Aug
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Hi-Tech Sensors Could Keep Streets Safe

Five years ago, if you asked some of the people who resided in the Lenox neighborhood of New Jersey what they feared most, most of them would probably say drug dealing, prostitution solicitation and the occasional gunshot. It's a far step from the ... average person's fears, which might include rush-hour traffic or putting on weight over the holidays. However, the small suburb of Lenox had become so infested with criminal behavior that police were no longer being called to respond to most of the illegal activities taking place in the area. New Jersey police had tried a number of solutions to rid ... (view more)

Fri
24
Aug
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New Technology Could Save Soldier Lives

Military scientists are in the midst of developing new technology that, if successful, will increase safety during times of war and change the face of battlefield health care. The new technology will be able to detect hidden brain injuries, critical ... for saving victims from the unseen. For years, researchers have tried to develop a system for use on the battlefield to determine the severity of injuries experienced by soldiers who are near explosive devices when they detonate. Many problems in the past have resulted from troops being exposed to a blast, but showing no visible injuries. These ... (view more)

Tue
15
May
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3D Printers: The New Way to Download Gifts

It's the night before Christmas, and as your daughter is preparing for bed, An important reminder has entered your head. "I want a new Barbie" you hear your daughter implore, But her Christmas Barbie remains locked in the store. What does a parent ... do? Scream? Shout? Drive across the country to find one? Nope. All you have to do is casually walk over to your PC, download the blueprints for the doll, send it to the printer and a new Barbie will appear in your printing tray within hours. As wild as this concept is to imagine, 3D printers have existed for almost a decade now. They usually come in ... (view more)

Fri
30
Mar
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IBM: New Chipset Delivers Downloads at 160GB Per SECOND!

IBM is in the final stages of producing a chipset that will be able to download a high-definition movie in one single second, making it the fastest computer chipset ever. Industry experts are baffled by the new technology, especially since the ... average full-length movie takes about 30 minutes to download, let alone having high-definition capabilities. IBM correspondents announced that the optical chipset will be able to transfer information over eight times faster than those currently available on the market. (Source: siliconvalley.com ) Such high speed and time saving features will ultimately ... (view more)

Thu
08
Mar
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1/3 of Internet Users Connect Via WiFi, Says Study

In the twilight of 2006, a few tech websites proclaimed the year defined by the spread of the Internet. One technology in particular, wireless Internet (or WiFi), has spread across the United States like wildfire. Many cities have taken on full WiFi ... networks, even footing the bill for expensive installation services. WiFi cafe restaurants, bars, and even shopping malls are becoming more and more common, with many retailers not even requesting a fee from users. (Source: gizmocafe.com ) So, how prominent is WiFi now? Well, according to a recent study, one-third of all Internet users are ... (view more)

Tue
20
Feb
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GPS Used As a Tool for Assisting The Disabled

Living in a time of major technological advances, it is easy to forget that life existed comfortably without many of the modern conveniences we enjoy today. Indeed, were we to abandon many of the software, programs and devices that we now have come ... to accept as everyday tools, most of us would continue to live a life where all of our basic needs are satisfied. But not all of us lead comfortable lives. Many people living with disabilities must endure a life designed for the able. The introduction of new devices is slowly helping these individuals cope with their disabilities. With that said, ... (view more)

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