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April 2009


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Multicores Seen Driving Next-Generation Mobile Phones

Multicores Seen Driving Next-Generation Mobile Phones

York University professor Neil Audsley is part of the pan-European Embedded Multi-Core Processing for Mobile Communications project, an effort to make the multi-core processors currently used in modern desktop and laptop computers…


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'Smart Dew' Motes Serve as Invisible Security Guards

'Smart Dew' Motes Serve as Invisible Security Guards

Tel Aviv University researchers have developed Smart Dew, tiny sensors as small as dewdrops that can be arranged in a network. The inexpensive sensors are equipped with a controller and a radio-frequency transmitter/receiver…


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Experts See Early Activity From the Conficker Worm

An informal group of computer security experts said they have observed early attempts by the Conficker virus to communicate with a control server, but they are unsure if the attempts were successful. The Conficker malware, which…


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Nasa and Microsoft to Make ­niverse of Data Available to the Public

Nasa and Microsoft to Make ­niverse of Data Available to the Public

NASA and Microsoft recently announced plans to make planetary images and data accessible over the Internet as part of the Space Act Agreement. NASA and Microsoft will jointly develop the technology and infrastructure needed…


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Innovation Waning, ­U.S. Leaders Worry

Innovation Waning, ­U.S. Leaders Worry

Is America losing its innovative edge? That's the fear of a growing number of tech-industry leaders, who say that U.S. companies are focusing on short-term gains at the expense of the country's long-term technological dominance…


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Wattbot Residential Monitoring System Generates Energy Savings

Wattbot Residential Monitoring System Generates Energy Savings

Graduate students at the Indiana University School of Informatics have developed WattBot, a residential electricity monitoring and feedback system that will be presented at ACM's Computer-Human Interaction (CHI) conference on…


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Fewer Applications For H-1b Visas Expected This Year

Fewer Applications For H-1b Visas Expected This Year

With unemployment skyrocketing across the nation, tech and other companies this year are expected to request fewer H-1B visas for highly skilled foreign workers, according to industry experts. The visas are certain to be especially…

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