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Technology | ExecutiveBiz - Part 187
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Technology

Digital Baby Boom as Kids, Neonates Go Online

A few new technologies are taking advantage of the youngest generation of digital natives. Some companies, hoping to attract families with healthy, educational tools, are even targeting preschoolers with their new tools and platforms. A survey by Internet security company AVG found that 34 percent of American babies had a …

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TSA Promotes New Mobile App for Frequent Flyers

The Transportation Security Administration has unveiled MyTSA, a new application for iPhone and BlackBerry users that provides useful information for commercial passengers. The app provides up-to-date wait times for security at U.S. airports, delays and other important flight information. Passengers who just finished going through security can also “check in” …

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Technology Allows Seniors to Remain Independent

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New advances in technology may allow some seniors who might otherwise be in nursing homes to stay in their own residences. Emergency buttons on bracelets, automatic medication dispensers and even videomonitoring by healthcare providers are some of these advances. Videomonitoring, in particular, can allow the elderly to consult with physicians …

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Online Banking Offers Advantages, Risks

About half of Americans use online banking, according to research and advisory firm Gartner. Many customers use the service for online bill pay to companies or even individuals, transferring money between accounts, or simply reviewing past transactions. UK-based magazine Which? found that not only is online banking convenient, those who …

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Maps May Be the Next Passwords

Speaking at the New York Institute of Technology Cyber Security Conference last week, computer scientist Bill Cheswick presented his idea of using a point on a map as a password. Because users must zoom in on an image, this kind of technology would defeat hackers who could record keystrokes or …

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Cybersecurity Insiders Reveal Most-Pressing Cyber Threats

Cyber espionage, Advanced Persistent Threats and malware–cyberspace is full of threats designed to steal identities, intellectual property and money, as well as wreak havoc on computers and systems. In a story on TheNewNewInternet, 10 cyber-industry insiders share their opinions on the current threat landscape and reveal what they believe are …

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QinetiQ NA to Showcase Latest Technologies at AFA Expo

QinetiQ North America will showcase at the Air Force Association’s 2010 Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition, an event that brings together Air Force leadership, industry experts, academia and current aerospace specialists from around the world to discuss the issues and challenges facing America and the aerospace community today. …

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White House Unveils Challenge.gov

The White House has launched the new Challenge.gov, an online tool provided by the General Services Administration that allows federal agencies to post contests aimed at increasing public involvement with the government. As part of the Obama administration’s call for an open government, agencies were called upon to leverage challenges …

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NASA Launches New App for iPad

The space agency has unveiled NASA App HD, a new mobile application for the iPad providing videos, stories and NASA information all in one place. The application is free, and a smaller-screen version can also be downloaded for the iPhone and iPod touch. The customizable application features launch information and …

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