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Google Finally Acknowledges UFO Drawings
Sep 21, 2009 - in News
Google has finally addressed the alien invasions on its homepage.
Google's O Disappears, Abducted by Aliens
Sep 7, 2009 - in News
Google this past weekend confused users with a mysterious logo that showed a UFO abducting the second 'O' in its logo.
Kinesis Offers Keyboard Jockeys New Angles
Jul 22, 2008 - in News
Do you use a Kinesis Freestyle convertible keyboard?
Samsung's Adidas Phone Helps Users With Workouts
Mar 7, 2008 - in News
In a nearly identical move to Apple's partnership with Nike, Samsung has joined forces with athletic apparel specilaist Adidas to create a music-centric phone with special functionality to keep track of workout data.
ESA Stereo Camera Captures Mars In 3D
Feb 5, 2008 - in News
The European Space Agency (ESA) has published hundreds of 3D images of Mars, which give a spectacular impression of the terrain of the planet.
PCI-SIG completes PCIe External Cabling 1.0 specification
Feb 8, 2007 - in News
The PCI Special Interest Group (PCI-SIG) that owns and manages PCI specifications, yesterday announced the availability of the PCI Express External Cabling 1.0 specification, which extends the PCI Express (PCIe) interconnect architecture "outside the box."
PCI-SIG delivers PCI Express 2.0 specification
Jan 16, 2007 - in News
The PCI Special Interest Group (PCI-SIG) that owns and manages PCI specifications, has announced the availability of the PCI Express Base 2.0 specification.
Corel releases Winzip 11
Nov 15, 2006 - in News
Corel today announced a new version of the compression utility Winzip. The 11th generation of the software introduces support for the archive formats RAR and BZ2 as well as additional features for handling image files.
SiS obtains PCI-SIG certification for two chips
Nov 8, 2006 - in News
Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS) today announced that its SiS671FX northbridge and SiS968 southbridge have passed PCI Express 1.1 compliance testing conducted by the PCI Special Interest Group (PCI-SIG), and both products will be soon listed in the PCIe integrators list on the PCI-SIG website.
Virtual bees help robots see in 3D
Sep 21, 2006 - in News
Copying the humble honeybee's foraging methods could give robots better 3D vision, researchers say. Robot explorers could identify points of interest by mimicking the way bees alert others of promising foraging spots.
Books for all: Google offers full book downloads
Aug 30, 2006 - in News
Google has begun offering full-text downloads of many older books. Google's Book search now has a "full view" option which lets people search for full-text books. Web surfers can flip through these one page at a time or they can download the books in PDF format.
Airbus files for anti-jetlag patent
Aug 24, 2006 - in News
People have tried to reduce or eliminate jetlag ever since the invention of air travel. Some use special protein diets while others blast themselves with "daylight" spectrum lights. Now Airbus, the European jumbo jet maker, has filed for a patent on a jetlag reducing airplane seat.
Next-generation Bluetooth technology may hit market in 2007
Jun 9, 2006 - in News
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) is working with various groups in developing next-generation Bluetooth technology and expects end products using the technology to hit the market by 2007 at the soonest, according to Kuo-Lian Su, SIG's Asia-Pacific technical marketing manager.
Kingston, OCZ launch new gaming memory
May 24, 2006 - in News
Kingston today announced two new gaming memory models in its Hyperx series. The new modules, DDR2 1000 MHz (PC2-8000) and DDR2 1066 MHz (PC2-8500), offer 5-5-5-15-1 and run in a 2.2 volt mode.
Analyst predicts iBooks, touch-screen iPod at event in April
Feb 10, 2006 - in News
Analysts for Needham & Co this week said they believe Apple will hold a special media event sometime in April to unveil Intel-based iBooks and a touch-screen video iPod.
Stanford iTunes project lets the public download school content
Nov 4, 2005 - in News
With Stanford University's new iTunes project, alumni, students and the public can download audio of the school's football games and special lectures. The free service is primarily for alumni who want to stay connected to the university, but Stanford welcomes anyone to download the content. Several dozen audio files are available and the university hopes to expand content to include more audio, video and possibly class lectures.
PCI Express 2.0 to double bandwidth
Dec 16, 2004 - in News
The guardian of the PCI Express specification, the PCI Special Interest Group (PCI-SIG), has agreed to increase the bus' data rate to 5Gbps - double its current throughput.