China smashed its record by the end of the first half of 2006, closing in on the US as the world's biggest population of Internet users.
The United States helped raise PC shipments in the second quarter by 12.5% compared to last year.
This is the first install of what will be a periodic, ongoing series on how migrate from Microsoft's Windows to other Operating systems. This first article provides insight in the much discussed Ubuntu Linux.
Google's tepid entry into the world of physical advertising has now reached more than 225 newspapers.
Around 75% of Web surfers watched online video during the month of May, each taking in an average of over two hours.
Traditional space suits are big, bulky and quite frankly not very sexy, but that could change if Dava Newman has her way.
There is no slowdown in sight: The Internet keeps growing at an accelerated pace, adding 20.4 million new sites in the first half of this year, according to web analysis firm Netcraft.
Seattle (WA) - Microsoft has filed a patent application that takes a new look at how to manage and organize active applications on a computer.
The patent talks about "A way to manage windows for a plurality of tasks in a display is to represent windows with images smaller than the windows and place the smaller images off to a side of the display."
Analyst Opinion - While many of my peers were watching the battle between consoles and PCs this week and were wondering, like me, if Sony has lost the console war, we’ll save a console discussion for the future. Today, we’ll focus on what’s new in the PC market.
An international team of scientists has developed an organic solar cell that achieves 6.5% efficiency. While this figure is notably less than today's non-organic solutions (which reach efficiencies in excess of 40%), the teams' research has finally blasted past the 5% barrier for this type of solar cells.
Pittsburgh (PA) – Graduate students at Carnegie Mellon University have developed two tools that leverage the vast image resources available on the Internet. Their tools allow users to quickly and easily create custom, professional looking images, and with little technical know how. The application has grown out of scientific research designed to analyze qualities found in images for the purposes of tagging them with meta data.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) will soon begin allowing the San Diego Supercomputing Center (SDSC) to immediately allocate its resources in the event of an emergency. If, for example, an earthquake or other disaster takes place, these emergency jobs will be kicked off right away, providing researchers (and the public) with a fast, clear view of the event's impact.
Chicago (IL) – Taser goes new ways with a non-lethal bullet equipped with a microprocessor and battery that deliver an electrical charge via electrodes to incapacitate criminals.
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The Chinese government has a long standing policy of censoring its Internet population. Decisions to remove content from search engines by companies like Google, for example, have been front page news. Still, those imposed limitations have not stopped scientists there from creating new technologies, which are designed to provide the foundation for more accurate searches.