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Cyber Warfare Moves to PrimeTime

There is a posting at Aljazeera about cyberwarfare that reads like a  Clive Cussler Techno-thriller novel [try Polar Shift]. There is the intrigue and secrecy associated with hacking and the security defying exploits of  hackers that make your taming of Microsoft Word’s formating ribbon look like what it is – tedious child’s play. But cyber-warfare has now …

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Android/Linux as Major PC OS

Android and therefore Linux is finally emerging as a major PC operating system. Tablets like Motorola Xoom, Motorola Atrix, Samsung  Galaxy Tab and Samsung Galaxy 10.1 tablets already put Linux/Android in a more active role on tablets while Android has just taken top position  in the smartphones market. But the clincher will be the emergence …

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Thinfilm Solar Breakthrough

WYSIPS-What You See Is PhotoVoltaic Source is a French start-up which apparently has a major breakthrough for solar power to electronic devices. The lenticular skin is transparent but generates serious power for directly charging mobile electronics like smartphones,  GPS systems, etc. Because the film is not only transparent but also very thin and highly flexible it can …

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NYTimes Japan Quake Coverage: A Web Triumph

If there was any doubt before, Japan’s earthquake and  tsunami removed any lingering ones and  revealed the NYTimes as the world leading masters of  Web interactive graphics and coverage.Our sister blog, Bookraft, has already pointed out some of the leading technologies used by the NYTimes for last year’s Winter Olympios. But covering the Japnese Earthquake …

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Vindication: Problems with IBM’s Watson

Ye Editor has taken it on the chin in the Reddit community commentary for advancing about IBM’s Watson  two arguments: a)IBM secured an important dispensation when its Watson supercomputer was allowed direct text inputs rather than having to parse , decipher and  understand directly  the spoken questions by Jeopardy host Alex Trebek  and/or scan and …

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Sustainable Mobility

Shell Oil, in an advertisement at the NYTimes, is promoting the website Energy Galaxy where the public is invited to address the question of sustainable energy for transportation == sustainable mobility. Somehow, the NYTimes is involved because there are prominent links to articles on the NYTimes website: The problem is that just like back in …

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Adobe Flash Comeback

Adobe’s Flash is making a comeback despite the petulance of Apple’s Steve Jobs. Adobe is rising because of AIR and Flash. Can you imagine such a turnaround? 9 months after being pilloried unmercifully [and unjustifiably] by Mr. America Innovates, Adobe’s Flash is staging a huge comeback. One can see it in the many design-wins in …

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The Empire Strikes Back

Microsoft has decided to strike back at Apple. One cannot forget the Apple ads that derided the PC so effectively over the past year or two – Windows Vista presented such an inviting target. But now with Windows 7 improvements and Mac prices going ever higher relative to the equivalent PC, Redmond has launched its …

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