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[22 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]
Reconfigurable Chip both Efficient and Flexible

Technology.am (Apr. 22, 2009) — Today’s technology needs high-performance, specialised computing systems.
A European consortium is developing a new kind of reconfigurable chip that is both efficient and flexible.
From washing machines to medical body scanners, from MP3 players to air traffic control systems, all these equipment needs high computing performance for signal processing and for making decisions,” says Philippe Bonnot of Thales Research and Technology who is coordinating the MORPHEUS project.
A normal microprocessor is cheap and flexible, can be used for many applications, but with power consumption …

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[22 Apr 2009 | 3 Comments | ]
Microsoft Added Web-Based IM to Hotmail

Now people are able to send and receive instant messages (IM), by Microsoft’s Hotmail.
Technology.am (Apr. 22, 2009) — It has added the ability to keep IM conversations to its Website.
The Microsoft has already added the feature in France, Italy, Spain, UK, Japan, and Mexico users.
The company said on Monday that it has started step by step adding to user accounts in the United States, Canada, China, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway and Brazil.
The feature is available through Hotmail and also through the people page that lists a Windows Live user’s contacts. …

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[22 Apr 2009 | One Comment | ]
Google’s O3D lets Browsers Show Accelerated 3D Graphics

Technology.am (Apr. 22, 2009) — Google on Tuesday released O3D software to get accelerated 3D graphics to browsers.
The O3D is a browser plug-in for Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, and Chrome that works on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux, but finally the technology will be built directly into browsers, hopes Google.
The O3D provides an interface allowing developers’ Web-based JavaScript programs tap directly into a computer’s graphics chip, which could mean better games and other applications.
Google considers that it’s possible that multiple 3D interfaces will be …

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[21 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]
Humanity’s Earliest Written Works Go Online

Technology.am (Apr. 21, 2009) —There is the launch of the World Digital Library in Paris, Tuesday. National libraries and UNESCO have put some of humanity’s earliest written works, from Chinese oracle bones to Latin America’s first novel, online in the World Digital Library.
The concept of World Digital Library is modeled on the Library of Congress’ American Memory project, which debuted in the 1990s and now has 11 million history-related items online.
This site is aimed at researchers, teachers and schoolchildren worldwide. The World Digital Library that is not to compete with …

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[21 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]
Washington will be First for Free Mobile TV

Technology.am (Apr. 21, 2009) —Washington will become the first United States city to receive free digital TV broadcasts for mobile devices like cell phones, laptop computers and in-car entertainment systems.
The services of broadcasts are expected to commence in late summer from five stations: local affiliates of CBS, NBC, PBS and Ion and next one independent station owned by Fox.
These broadcasts are to be similar to those transmitted to TV sets, with the advertising.
Dell will be presenting a prototype of a small laptop with a built-in mobile DTV receiver at the …

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[21 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]
Google Reveals Similar Images Search

Technology.am (Apr. 21, 2009) — Now you can easily find images that look similar to one another.
Google introduced an experimental tool that allows users easily find their search results to photographs that are similar in terms of their content, perspective and color.
With Similar Images, when you start your image search by typing in keywords, you get your results some will have a link beneath them for ‘Similar Images.’ Click the ‘Similar images’ link, which appears under many of the thumbnail photographs.
The technology, which relies on …

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[20 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]
IT Survey: Not Quite Ready for Windows 7

Technology.am (Apr. 20, 2009) — Many companies are still stick with Windows XP and not sure about new OS, Window 7, according to a survey of more than 1,100 IT professionals.
Over 84 percent said they don’t plan to upgrade to Windows 7, and they are also reluctant to choose Vista?
“There’s a perception among the survey participants that Windows 7 is just another release of Windows Vista,” said Diane Hagglund, senior research analyst for Dimensional Research. “They think about it the same way and they’re concerned about it.”
Obviously, people know that …

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[20 Apr 2009 | 6 Comments | ]
Google Tried New Captcha Method

Technology.am (Apr.20 , 2009) — Google, which already devoted a lot of resources to block e-mail and Web spam, has tried a new test to keep the bots at bay.
Google authors have described the image-orientation technique. This task requires analysis of the often complex contents of an image, a task which humans usually perform well and machines generally do not.
A large repository of images are given from a web search result, we use suitable automated orientation detectors to prune those images that can be automatically set …

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[20 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]
Adobe Flash Player from PC to TV

Technology.am (Apr.20 , 2009) — Until now, Adobe’s Flash Player has primarily been used on computers to make animation and video from Web sites like YouTube available in a Web browser. But now Adobe wants to bring rich Web animation and video into consumers’ living rooms and big screen HD TVs.
Adobe on Monday is going to announce its latest version of its Flash multimedia platform that will put its technology in Internet connected TVs, set-top boxes, Blu-ray players, and other digital home devices.
Now people could have full access to the …