technology

Thu
13
Dec
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HD Movies Finally Reaching Realistic Prices

Up until this Christmas, the likelihood of Dad getting an HD-DVD or Blu-ray player was on par with his hopes of sliding a brand new Ferrari around Germany's Nuburgring. That's because extravagant cost has kept high definition movie players outside ... the average family home. That is, until this Christmas. For the first time in the history of the technology, Blu-ray and HD-DVD players are actually affordable gifts. When Sony introduced its first Blu-ray player, the BD-P1000, most homeowners -- even the hardcore techies -- scoffed at the $1,000 price tag. Although Toshiba's HD-DVD players were ... (view more)

Sun
02
Dec
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Google Maps Link Up with Cell Phones

Google is introducing an innovative service to customers, this time targeting web mobile users. The 'My Location' feature in Google Maps Mobile 2.0 is currently undergoing beta testing and will attempt to provide mapping services via user cell ... phones. The concept of mapping technology in mobile devices is not particularly ground-breaking, as several smart-phones currently on the market have Global Positioning System (GPS) technology embedded into them. However, the advantage of this new service will be to provide access to mapping services to web mobile users whose devices do not have ... (view more)

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
19
Sep
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IBM Creates The Smallest Piece of Artwork Ever!

The smallest piece of artwork ever made has finally been unveiled to the world. It's an image of the sun made from 20,000 microscopic particles of gold, and what is most unique about the creation is that it was done without the presence of an ... artist. (Source: usatoday.com ) IBM researchers are taking credit for the piece that used ultra-miniature sensors, lenses and wires inside of nanoscale circuits. The image of the sun was etched on a silicon chip "wafer" using a special technique that manipulated each gold particle which measured just 60 nanometers in diameter. In proportion, a nanometer ... (view more)

Mon
17
Sep
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What? Another HD Format?

If you're already confused about the high definition movie market, what with its HD-DVD and Blu-ray formats, then it's going to get a little more muddled for you. That's because China, quickly evolving into a technology titan, has developed CH-DVD, ... based on Toshiba's HD-DVD platform. Last week, the Optical Memory National Engineering Research Center, or OMNERC, announced the development of CH-DVD, which stands for China High Definition DVD (no surprise there). Crafted in the laboratories of Tsinghua University in Beijing, CH-DVD beckons the HD-DVD magic by employing the blue-violet lasers ... (view more)

Mon
13
Aug
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The Fastest Wireless On The Planet

Dell and Lenovo, two of the largest personal computer manufacturers in the world, have announced plans to launch the first batch of mainstream laptop computers that come equipped with Wireless USB (Universal Serial Bus) technology. The latest in ... Wi-Fi allows electronics, such as a personal computer and a printer, to communicate without the use of cables. Wireless technology uses radio waves that send bits of data through the air. The concept is not foreign in the technological world. Internationally-recognized brands like Bluetooth, WiFi and WiMax essentially all do the same thing. (Source: ... (view more)

Thu
21
Jun
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YouTube Eliminating Copyrighted Video

In an attempt to eliminate and prevent unauthorized distribution of copyrighted video content, Google confirmed Tuesday that it will begin testing video identification software on its YouTube and Google Video sites. The software will identify ... copyrighted videos that have been uploaded by users without the copyright holder's permission. (Source: informationweek.com ) Google will test the video recognition technology along with partners Time Warner Inc. and The Walt Disney Co. Testing will begin next month with hopes of having the technology completely up and running by later this year. (Source ... (view more)

Fri
09
Mar
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Cisco Reveals Latest Social Networking Venture

The details of an unusual agreement have been released to rest of the technological world, as industry analysts learned that networking equipment manufacturers, Cisco Systems, are in the final stages of acquiring technology from social networking ... minnows, Tribe.net. Cisco Systems specializes in producing networking equipment for telecommunication providers and other large corporations. Currently, 55,000 people are employed by Cisco. Tribe.net provides social networking services that have been continually rejected by consumers, in favor of other immensely popular social networking alternatives ... (view more)

Thu
25
Jan
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Windows Vista: Roadmap and Purchase Guide

Confused about which flavor of Windows Vista is right for you? What about all those upgrade options and Vista add-ons? Hopefully, this brief guide will help you wade through the confusion. Windows Vista: A Brief Introduction If you haven't already ... heard the buzz, Microsoft will release Windows Vista, it's newest (long awaited) operating system (OS) on January 30, 2007 to consumers. In a nutshell, Windows Vista boasts a polished graphics display, improved security features, and a slew of extras that make day-to-day life easier. Depending on which version you purchase, Windows Vista retails ... (view more)

Sun
31
Dec
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Technology Makes It Easier For People To Tell Lies

"Look me in the eye." That old cliche is often said to get someone to tell the truth. But technology tends to eliminate that face-to-face (and eye-to-eye) contact. Therefore, it is logical to conclude that the use of technology -- such as text ... messaging or email -- makes it easier for people to lie. Well, that has now been officially confirmed: by 72 Point, a poll company based in the United Kingdom. (Source: pcmag.com ) 72 Point conducted its study on behalf of Friends Provident PLC, a British financial services group. (Source: cbc.ca ) According to the survey, nearly 75 percent of the poll- ... (view more)

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