Microsoft Windows 8 Is ‘enterprise Ready’

By Juan Carlos Perez Microsoft urged enterprises on Tuesday to adopt Windows 8, its upcoming OS for desktops, laptops and tablets which some industry experts believe faces an uphill battle for acceptance by IT professionals. At a keynote speech at TechEd North America in Orlando, Microsoft officials outlined a series of reasons for enterprises to seriously consider upgrading to Windows 8, which is expected ...

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LinkedIn Hacked by Russian hackers – 6.5 mln passwords compromised

LinkedIn Hacked by Russian hackers - 6.5 mln passwords compromised A large set of LinkedIn passwords have reportedly been posted on a Russian hacker web forum, landing millions of accounts in danger of being cracked. ­Thus far, most passwords remain encrypted – the hackers who stole the data asked their “colleagues” to help decipher the files. However, the encryption is quite easy to break, so the users mus ...

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A bicycle built for the digital world

by Amanda Rush E-mails, eBooks. and e-cigarettes. Now e-bikes? According to a recent press release from Audi, the automobile makers will be displaying the prototype for a new bicycle that’s part traditional cycle, part digital machine – the Audi e-bike Wörthersee. “The Audi e-bike Wörthersee puts in its first major appearance at this year’s Wörthersee Tour, the 31st meet for Audi, VW, Seat and Skoda fans; t ...

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SpaceX’s Commercial Launch to Space Station Aborted at Liftoff

By Brendan McGarry A U.S. mission to send the first unmanned commercial spacecraft to the International Space Station was aborted with a half second left in the countdown. Space Exploration Technologies Corp.’s Falcon 9 rocket, carrying the company’s Dragon capsule, attempted to lift off at 4:55 a.m. yesterday from Cape Canaveral, Florida. A computer detected an engine pressure problem, grounding the rocket ...

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Ring of Fire on Monday’s solar eclipse

Ring of Fire Sunrises and sunsets often dazzle, but they'll have a special ring to them in a few days for people in the western United States and eastern Asia: The moon will slide across the sun, blocking everything but a blazing halo of light. It's been almost two decades since a "ring of fire" eclipse was visible in the continental US. To celebrate the end of that drought, nearly three dozen national park ...

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U.S., India glimpse a bright future together in solar power

By Simon Denyer NEW DELHI — There are few places in the world where the opportunity for solar power is more blindingly obvious than India. There are also few industries where the possibility of collaboration between India and the United States is more tantalizing. But although India’s solar industry is finally taking off, enormous hurdles must be overcome before it can make a meaningful contribution to the ...

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This Futuristic Boat Just Circumnavigated the Globe on Solar Power

By Alexis Madrigal A pioneering ship proves a point about the possibilities of renewable energy. For the past 19 months, the Turanor PlanetSolar has been on a voyage around the world powered only by 38,000 SunPower solar cells. On May 4, the boat will return to Monaco, completing a trip that it began in September of 2010. The 537 square meters of solar panels power six banks of lithium-ion batteries. On a g ...

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RIM assures fans the keyboard will stay on BlackBerry

Research in Motion said yesterday it will continue to offer physical keyboards on future BlackBerry models. Reports suggested RIM would ditch the physical keys that are favoured by its users, but chief executive Thorsten Heins said RIM won't lose the focus on physical keypads. Touchscreen BlackBerrys without physical keyboards have largely flopped. Heins had unveiled a proto-type touchscreen BlackBerry on W ...

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