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July 29, 2011

Stanford researcher exposes Microsoft’s Wi-Fi database

A Stanford University researcher has created a Web page allowing people to query Microsoft’s massive database for the locations of their–or someone else’s–laptops, cell phones, and other Wi-Fi devices. (more…)

Your Browser And Your IQ: Opera Users Are Exceptionally Smart


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Google launches Hotel Finder, finds a way to recycle Google Maps reviews


By now, it should be no secret that Google wants to get up in your online trip-planning business (if it wasn’t somehow there already). First, there was the announcement that El Goog would buy ITA, the company serving up pretty much all of your online ticketing options — a deal that still hasn’t closed. Then came flight schedule searches and now, the outfit’s rounding it all out by throwing hotels into the mix. The company just launched Hotel Finder, a service that lets you — wait for it — find a place to lay your weary head in these great fifty states. (more…)

July 28, 2011

Online Music, Unshackled


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Apple evaluating solar powered devices, but don’t expect anything soon

Credit: MacRumors


Apple has reportedly shown continued interest in building solar-powered devices, but the niche market for solar components is said to require more time to mature.
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Turning windows into powerplants

New technology from MIT could enable a building’s windows to generate power, without blocking the view.


Richard Lunt, one of the researchers who developed the new transparent solar cell, demonstrates its transparency using a prototype cell. Photo: Geoffrey Supran

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Universities launch ultra-high-speed broadband initiative


Twenty-nine universities seek ideas on how to accelerate broadband deployment

A group of 29 US universities has banded together in an effort to accelerate ultra-high-speed broadband deployment to their campuses and surrounding communities.
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Why IT Innovation is Essential to the Future of Universities

If you surveyed the college students, researchers, and executive administrators on your campus and asked them to list their goals, you would expect to get a few different answers. The student wants to graduate on time in his or her major without taking on massive debt. The researcher wants to make scientific discoveries as quickly as possible in a most cost-effective manner.

Now ask yourself, as a campus IT leader, do these goals also appear on your list of goals and priorities? If not, you and your staff are quickly becoming irrelevant.
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July 27, 2011

Happy Birthday Daniel!


Today is a very special day. Our programmer Daniel has a birthday. We wish him all the best.

Daniel, you are the best colleague ever! We wish you to be happy forever.
And we hope to work with you forever as well. Hopefully you don’t mind…
We are extremely glad to greet you today.

Happy birthday to you!

iMac 1TB Seagate Hard Drive Replacement Program

Apple has determined that a very small number of Seagate 1TB hard drives used in 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMac systems, may fail under certain conditions. These systems were sold between May 2011 and July 2011.

Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider (AASP) will replace affected hard drives free of charge.
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