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October 29, 2010

UK: Facebook is put on the curriculum for student detectives


English Police training changed to include guidance on tracking criminals through websites

Detectives will be taught to track down criminals using Facebook and Twitter, police leaders said yesterday.

October 27, 2010

Researchers Test Mobile Phone Games To Teach Children

Researchers in the United States and China are exploring how games on mobile phones can be used to teach children the Chinese language. The research is coming out of Carnegie Mellon University’sMobile & Immersive Learning for Literacy in Emerging Economies (MILLEE) Project. The results may help promote the idea of mobile phones as learning devices, especially in rural areas of China. (more…)

Microsoft Office for the Mac is out

But has problems with sync

Microsoft has released the latest incarnation of Microsoft Office for the Mac OS X operating system.

Firefox zero-day under attack at Nobel Prize site

Malicious hackers are exploiting a zero-day vulnerability in Mozilla’s Firefox browser to launch drive-by download attacks against visitors to the Nobel Prize website.

October 26, 2010


CASIT is currently hosting the CAS Desktop/Laptop Computer Replacement program. The program is intended to encourage regular replacement of desktop/laptop computers in the College of Arts and Sciences; to improve record keeping of inventory and licenses; and to lower the cost to the College of ongoing individual computers and of desktop support services. Please visit CASIT Shop for more information.

October 25, 2010

Skype Boots Nimbuzz, Tightens Grip On Ecosystem

Success, they say, comes at a price. Nimbuzz, the Rotterdam, Netherlands-based mobile VoIP startup which only recently crossed 150 million downloads and 30 million registered users, is breaking up with the big daddy of Internet telephony, Skype.

Solar paper airplane


China Launches Its Own Version Of Google Earth

China is expanding the country’s “sovereign internet” with the launch of a rival to Google Earth.

Like Google Earth and Google Maps, the new service, Mapworld, offers both virtual and satellite maps. (more…)

iPhone 6 Concept Takes Us Even Further Into the Future


October 22, 2010

Google Tests 1G-bps Broadband Network at Stanford University

Map of google applicants. Credit: Google

Google will launch a 1G-bps broadband network for faculty homes on Stanford University’s campus in 2011. Think of it as a flight test for its planned community deployment.

Google struck a deal with Stanford University to build a broadband network fueling Internet speeds of up to 1G bps for 850 homes owned by faculty and staff on the campus. (more…)

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