Saturday , 17 November 2018

Technology

Gardening in Waterworld

One day, gardener Robert Mainville saw a show about hydroponics on PBS, and it fascinated him. Soon he had set up a hydroponic garden in his own yard — forsaking his old soil plots — and within months was harvesting tomatoes, cabbage, kale, and turnips. A Vertical Hydroponic System From EzGro Garden “It works fantastically,” Mainville, the owner of Cape ... Read More »

HP Goes to Work With New ProBooks for SMBs

HP, facing difficulties in its desktop and laptops sales, on Monday unveiled two new series in its ProBook notebook computer line for small and medium businesses. The ProBook 400 series has five laptops with screen sizes ranging from 13.3 to 17.3 inches that are up to 36 percent thinner and 18 percent lighter than previous notebooks. The ProBook 200 series ... Read More »

Taiwanese University Sues Apple… Again

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National Cheng Kung University may not have a fight song — but it is definitely willing to fight. Taiwanese University Sues Apple… Again For the second time in a year, the Taiwanese university has sued Apple. The most recent suit is for alleged infringement of the university’s patents relating to video compression technology in Apple software such as FaceTime and ... Read More »

Los Alamos Surfs Its Own Quantum Internet for 2 Years

Amid fears that state-sponsored cyberterrorists have set their sights on the U.S.’s critical infrastructure — and complaints that the infrastructure’s security is below par — the Los Alamos National Laboratory said it has been testing a network using quantum cryptography for the past two years. The network consists of a multinode experimental testbed that has been demonstrated to meet the ... Read More »

Vaio Fit May Be the Laptop Windows 8 Has Been Looking For

Sony introduced its new line of entry-level laptops on Tuesday. The new Vaio Fit series starts at around US$550 with the Fit E, which offers Intel’s Core processors, discrete Nvidia graphics processors, and hybrid hard drives, as well as a full-sized keyboard and trackpad. The step-up Vaio Fit, at $649, offers an aluminum chassis. The Fit models utilize Sony’s Exmor ... Read More »

All Things Appy: Top 5 Ratings Apps for iOS

Whatever you think of the controversy that periodically springs up over some ratings websites, they are undoubtedly useful for gathering information about businesses, products and services. In this edition of TechNewsWorld’s All Things Appy, we take a look at some of the best specialist ratings and search apps for iOS. About the Platform: iOS apps are available in the Apple ... Read More »

Skype Rival Viber Joins the Desktop Phone, Video Chat Party

Viber, a proprietary cross-platform instant messaging VoIP app for smartphones, is now available for Windows and Mac OS X desktops, Viber Media announced on Tuesday. Viber’s Desktop Calling Service for PCs The mobile version of Viber runs on Android, iOS, Symbian and some versions of the BlackBerry and Windows Phone OSes. Viber works on both 3G and WiFi networks. The ... Read More »

Chinese Authorities Net 11 in Piracy Bust

Police in Beijing arrested 11 suspects believed to be involved with a major high-definition downloading ring. The website, silu.com, was running what has been called an “unprecedented” operation. It reportedly boasted more than 400,000 registered members and offered under-the-table downloads for nearly 19,000 films and TV series. The catalog included everything from arthouse films to foreign blockbusters. As a full-service ... Read More »

Obama May Pick Twitter Lawyer for Privacy Post

The Obama administration appears to be sending a message to privacy advocates that it’s taking their issue seriously by creating a new position devoted to it — and choosing a high-profile tech lawyer to occupy it. The White House reportedly is tagging Nicole Wong, Twitter’s legal director for products, for a top privacy post — either as a chief privacy ... Read More »

YouTube Trends Map Shows What You Like to Watch

YouTube viewers curious about what other users are watching across the country can now find out, thanks to a new feature from the streaming video site that displays data about what is being shared and viewed throughout the U.S. YouTube’s New Interactive Trends Map The new YouTube Trends Map, which made its debut this week, is an interactive graphic map ... Read More »