Technology

An App for We, the People

Getting in touch with your representatives just got a lot easier. For the start of the 112th Congress, Apps42, Ltd. announced the release of CongressVotes 112. Part of the company’s government transparency series, the app is a resource for legislators, legislative staff, industry and lobbyists, as well as private citizens. …

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Google, Facebook Top 2010 Most Dangerous List

Consumers, beware: 2010 proved dangerous for users of certain products. From hardware to social networking sites, Trend Micro’s Trend Labs 2010’s Most Dangerous List shines a harsh light on some of last year’s risky products. Google took high honors in 2010. Named most dangerous website, the popular site served as …

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3-D Technology Newest Training Tool

Who said you can’t play video games at work? Certainly not the Secret Service. Beginning in the spring, the Secret Service will train its officers using 3-D models and gaming technology. Funded by the Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate, the new system is designed to represent real-life …

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Trendy Tech Toys Trump Traditional PCs

Landfills and recycling centers may soon be filling up with unwanted desktop and laptop computers. In a report released last week, Deloitte predicted consumers flee the PC and flock to smartphones, tablets and netbooks in 2011. Sales of these products are expected to account for 50 percent of electronic sales. …

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Ion Audio Designs Device to Digitize Books

A new device designed to digitally copy books might give publishers a run for their money. According to a story on Engadget, Ion Audio, a company that helps vinyl-record owners digitize their music, says it will introduce a device called the Book Saver sometime this summer. Book Saver allows people …

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BAE Systems Invents Nonlethal Laser to Combat Piracy

Piracy is on the rise, according to reports from the ICC’s International Maritime Bureau, with 430 attacks reported in 2010. As pirates become increasingly dangerous, commercial shipping agents such as BAE Systems need to look for an effective deterrent against pirate attacks. To combat the growing piracy threat, BAE Systems …

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The Rumors are True: Verizon Finally Gets the iPhone

Verizon Wireless and Apple have announced the iPhone 4 will be available on the Verizon Wireless network starting Feb. 10. Qualified Verizon Wireless customers will be given the exclusive opportunity to pre-order the iPhone 4 online starting Feb. 3. iPhone 4 will include Apple’s Retina display, 5 megapixel camera with …

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NASA Spacecraft with Raytheon Sensors Prepares for Launch

A NASA spacecraft carrying a Raytheon Company sensor designed to measure the global distribution of aerosols in Earth’s atmosphere is prepping for launch at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The Aerosol Polarimetry Sensor will help scientists better comprehend how aerosols impact global climate patterns. In orbit aboard NASA’s Glory spacecraft, …

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IBM Tops Patent List for 18th Consecutive Year

IBM’s inventors received a record 5,896 U.S. patents in 2010, marking the company’s 18th consecutive year as the world’s most inventive company. IBM became the first company to be granted as many as 5,000 U.S. patents in a single year. More than 7,000 IBM inventors living in 46 different U.S. …

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