Technology and Science

Wacom Bamboo Stylus for iPad Released

May 14th, 2011 | By
Wacom Bamboo Stylus for iPad Released

A Bamboo Stylus for iPad is now available, Bamboo manufacturer Wacom announced. The new stylus enables users to write or draw on their iPad using a pen instead of their finger. Wacom’s Bamboo line offers an input device that feels and responds like a pen or pencil. Users can print or write in cursive on
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Apple iPhone Privacy Concern Response Leaves Lawmakers Leery

Apr 29th, 2011 | By
Apple iPhone Privacy Concern Response Leaves Lawmakers Leery

After a week of silent internal investigation, Apple responded publicly Wednesday to concerns about iPhone privacy. But some federal lawmakers are unhappy with the response, saying Apple representatives “lied” to them, and the Senate plans to hold hearings scrutinizing the Apple iPhone, Google Android, and other smartphones and mobile devices. The controversy began last Wednesday
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Brain Controlled Computer Input Devices Advance a Step

Apr 23rd, 2011 | By

Cell phone users can now dial a number just by thinking it, thanks to a brain computer interface device invented by researchers at the Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience at the University of California, San Diego. The device brings brain-controlled computer input devices a step closer to practical application, though experts say reducing the size
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iPhone Doubles Apple Profits, but Draws Privacy Concerns

Apr 21st, 2011 | By
iPhone Doubles Apple Profits, but Draws Privacy Concerns

Apple stock soared Wednesday following an announcement of record second-quarter profits, fueled by Verizon Wireless now offering iPhone service. But the good news was dampened by the US Congress and Senate expressing concerns over newly-discovered iPhone privacy concerns. Until January, only AT&T customers were able to buy iPhone. Offering the iPhone through Verizon opened the
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Vietnam Creates New Saola Preserve for Asian Unicorn

Apr 19th, 2011 | By
Vietnam Creates New Saola Preserve for Asian Unicorn

Vietnam has set aside a new preserve for the rare saola, known as the Asian unicorn, the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) announced Thursday. Quang Nam’s People Committee agreed to the Forestry Protection Department creating a Saola Natural Reserve in the Annamite Range of mountains along the border between Vietnam and Laos. Saola (pronounced
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Microsoft Launches Photosynth iOS App for Sharing 3D Photos

Apr 18th, 2011 | By
Microsoft Launches Photosynth iOS App for Sharing 3D Photos

Today Microsoft released an iOS app for its Photosynth software, which allows users to create 3d images of objects by combining regular 2d photographs of the object shot from different angles. The new Photosynth iOS app allows users to create Photosynth images out of photos taken on an iPhone or other iOS device. Users can
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Humpback Whale Songs Follow Ocean Top Music Charts

Apr 18th, 2011 | By
Humpback Whale Songs Follow Ocean Top Music Charts

Humpback whales follow their own musical trends, according to a study published in the April 12, 2011 issue of Current Biology. Scientists studying whale songs have found that all humpbacks in the South Pacific follow song trends that start in Australia and change every year or two. Male humpback whales use their large nasal cavities
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World’s Largest Dinosaurs Museum Exhibit Opens in New York

Apr 17th, 2011 | By
World’s Largest Dinosaurs Museum Exhibit Opens in New York

The World’s Largest Dinosaurs exhibit opened this Saturday at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). The exhibit lets visitors get at close-up view of the largest creatures to ever walk the earth, and even look inside the bodies of these extinct giants. The World’s Largest Dinosaurs shines a spotlight on the sauropods, the long-necked,
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Microsoft Dynamics Expands Enterprise Resource Planning Line

Apr 12th, 2011 | By
Microsoft Dynamics Expands Enterprise Resource Planning Line

Microsoft unveiled its latest Microsoft Dynamics enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) releases at the Convergence 2011 conference in Atlanta Monday. The presentation outlined Microsoft’s vision for moving Microsoft Dynamics ERP business network solutions from on-site to cloud format, introduced the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, and showcased other recent releases designed to
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Kentucky Miner Finds Extinct Shark Jaw

Apr 11th, 2011 | By
Kentucky Miner Finds Extinct Shark Jaw

Just when you thought it was safe to go back onto the land. 25-year-old miner Jay Wright was working 700 feet underground in Webster County, Kentucky this February when he made a surprising discovery. Experts later informed the puzzled miner that what he had found was the jawbone of a prehistoric shark. Experts believe the
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