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Interactive map shows how every state is important to NASA

July 7th, 2019

NASA does most of its business in space, and it can sometimes feel like there’s a bit of a disconnect between the space agency and the rest of the country. NASA wants you to know that nothing could be further from the truth, and it’s created a new interactive map to show that each and …

Proview's U.S. iPad suit against Apple tossed out

May 10th, 2012

A California judge tossed out Proview’s trademark claims against Apple’s iPad tablet. The Chinese company filed a lawsuit in California’s superior court in February, claiming Apple’s license to use the iPad name was invalid, a claim Apple disputes. Judge Mark Pierce last week dismissed the case on the grounds that the two parties had previously …

Thousands rally against CISPA cybersecurity bill

April 26th, 2012

The controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), which is supported by more than 100 members of the House of Representatives, is scheduled to be discussed in Congress on Friday, where it will be the first bill to go to a vote since the collapse of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in January. …

One in five U.S. adults still doesn’t use the Internet

April 16th, 2012

The Pew Internet & American Life Project’s latest poll indicates that one in five adults in the United States still doesn’t use the Internet. “Senior citizens, those who prefer to take our interviews in Spanish rather than English, adults with less than a high school education, and those living in households earning less than $30,000 …

U.S. military offers $2 million for first humanoid robot

April 10th, 2012

The United States is challenging every entrepreneur, engineer, developer and inventor to create the first military robot. The individual or team that creates a humanoid robot capable of walking on two legs and performing various tasks — driving vehicles and using tools — will be awarded $2 million by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects …

Half of all U.S. mobile subscribers now own smartphones

March 29th, 2012

Market research firm Nielsen on Thursday announced that as of February 2012, about half of all mobile subscribers in the United States own a smartphone. In the same month last year, only 36% of U.S. mobile subscribers owned smartphones. Almost half of all smartphones, or 48%, are powered by Google’s Android operating system, with Apple’s iPhone …

Half of all U.S. households own at least one Apple product

March 29th, 2012

Apple’s stock recently crossed the $600 mark and there are no signs that the world’s most valuable company is slowing down. According to a poll from CNBC, half of all U.S. households own at least one Apple product and residents of one-in-10 homes that lack Apple products plan to buy their first Apple device over the …

4G LTE phone shipments to grow tenfold this year

March 23rd, 2012

Global 4G LTE smartphone shipments reached 6.8 million units in the technology’s first year. According to a study from market research firm Strategy Analytics, global LTE smartphone shipments could surge tenfold to 67 million units in 2012. It is expected to be a breakout year for LTE technology, with Apple, Samsung, HTC and others planning to …