Technology

10 Tell-Tale Signs of PC Infection

While many of today’s cyber threats have been designed to go unnoticed , there are still some tell-tale signs a computer system has been compromised. PandaLabs has released a guide for identifying those signs of computer infection, including sluggish performance, missing files, and disabled security components. The guide encourages computer …

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Cyber Competition Offers Teens Insight into Internet Defense

The Air Force Association is now collecting applications for CyberPatriot III, a nationwide competition that educates students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and promotes the next generation of cyber defenders, according to AFCEA SIGNAL Scape. CyberPatriot was launched in 2009 in conjunction with AFA's Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando, …

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GAO Launches Mobile Website

The Government Accountability Office has launched a mobile version of its website, making it easier for users to access GAO reports on their smartphones and other small-screen mobile devices. “People are increasingly using mobile devices to access the internet and GAO's mobile website will enable more users to quickly get …

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11 Open-Source Solutions for Small Businesses

PC World has listed 11 useful open-source applications small businesses should consider when shopping for office software. Instead of spending a small fortune on proprietary software, why not take advantage of these free to use, free to distribute and free to modify software? Here are PCWorld’s picks: 1. Office productivity: …

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Northrop Facilitates E-Gov Traveling with Launching GovTrip 2.0

Northrop Grumman Corporation’s GovTrip program reached an important milestone with the launch of GovTrip 2.0, an online-based travel service  streamlining reservations, travel authorizations, expense reimbursements and management functions for federal government travel. “Northrop Grumman has been committed to customer satisfaction in developing GovTrip 2.0, working collaboratively with GSA and government …

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Kindle, Not for Just Reading Anymore

Amazon has added two new free downloads for its Kindle, and this time around it is not e-books. Shuffled Row and Every Word are word games that can be delivered wirelessly via Amazon’s Whispernet–for free–to a Kindle. In Shuffled Row, the player is to create as many words as possible …

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Apps for the Army Contest Winners Announced

The Army has announced winners of the Apps for the Army application development challenge at the ongoing LandWarNet Conference in Tampa, Fla. The A4A is the Army's first internal application development challenge. In 75 days, 141 soldiers and Army civilians registered to partake in the challenge. By the May 15 …

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Amazon Unveils Two New Kindles

Amazon announced today the release of two new members to the Kindle family: an improved third-generation device, and a lower-cost variant that comes with wi-fi instead of global 3G wireless. The third-generation Kindle boasts with a no-glare screen and a sleeker design that makes the device 21 percent smaller while …

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Pentagon Tech Expo Showcases Future in Defense

The Pentagon yesterday hosted its Technology Expo, with more than 40 companies exhibiting the latest in defense hardware and software. Armed with Science examined some of the most interesting products, including the X-treme Protection Series Shield Line and the XD-2i Explosives Trace Detector. X-treme Protection Series XPS Shield Line, which …

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DARPA, NIST Collaborate on Avant-Garde Translation Technology

The National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Department of Defense are working together on an cutting-edge voice-translation technology designed to enhance communication between the U.S. military and non-English speakers in Afghanistan. Called TRANSTAC, the DARPA project currently focuses on Pashto, but NIST has also assessed machine translation systems …

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