Paving a way for providing schools and libraries with faster Internet, the U. S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Friday voted for proposed various changes to how schools apply for and spend funds from the government-run E-Rate program.
For instance, the FCC ruled that the E-Rate program would give priority to investments in faster broadband over older technologies available under the program.
Widely popular social networking giant Facebook on Thursday announced its latest acquisition - Monoidics, a British firm that specializes in producing code verification software that helps in locating and correcting coding errors.
Monoidics' software product allows users to check errors and verify codes in other software. In other words, it ensures the quality of other software by removing any bugs or other defects.
BitTorrent on Wednesday announced the release of the beta version of a new application for its digital distribution software called BitTorrent Sync that enables users to sync files across multiple devices.
The San Francisco-based company said BitTorrent Sync would help users manage their personal files in a way similar to that of Dropbox, without any worry of any chances of surveillance by government.
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. on Wednesday used its 2013 SSD Global Summit at the Westin Chosun Seoul to introduce the world to its newest solid state drive (SSD) - the Samsung SSD 840 EVO.
The entry-level Samsung SSD 840 EVO boasts superior performance, thanks to use of the industry's most compact 10nm-class 128 GB high-performance NAND, and the company's own proprietary controller and Turbo Write drive.
Ford Motor Co.'s share of U. S. electric vehicle market grew by 12 points year-on-year to nearly 16 per cent during the first six month of this year.
The auto giant has been making enhancements in the on-road fuel economy performance of its environment-friendly hybrid cars, increasing the number of engineers, and expanding its research & development (R&D) facilities for growing its share in the market.
US space agency NASA has confirmed that its Hubble Space Telescope has discovered a new moon orbiting planet Neptune. The newly-discovered Neptune moon - which has been designated S/2004 N 1 - is the 14th moon known to orbit the huge planet.
According to the information shared by NASA, the new Neptune moon's distance from the planet is nearly 105,251 kilometers; and, going by the estimates, its diameter is approximately 20 kilometers. Apparently, the smallest moon in the Neptunian system, the new moon takes 23 hours to complete one revolution around the planet.
U. S. motorists saw a considerable increase in regular gasoline prices in the past three weeks as world geopolitics added risk to the fuel, Camarillo, California-based market researcher Lundberg Survey said.
According to Lundberg's latest survey, regular gasoline's average price at U. S. pumps increased 0.61 cents to $3.5908 per gallon in the past three-week period ended July 12.
Apple has announced its decision to appeal against the recent ruling in which a US court said that the Cupertino-based tech giant conspired to fix e-book prices to restrain trade.
US District Judge Denise Cote ruled on Wednesday that Apple was responsible for facilitating as well as encouraging publishers to collectively make efforts to end price competition for e-books. Pronouncing the verdict, Cote also said that late CEO Steve Jobs' comments helped prove the allegations of a conspiracy.
The US Department of Commerce has revealed in a recent report that the fear of a possible nation-state attack prompted one of the US agencies - the Economic Development Administration (EDA) - to spend $2.7 million to combat a non-existent malware infection.
Although there was no evidence of the supposed attack, the paranoid employees of the agency actually hammered their computers, keyboards, mice, printers, cameras, and TVs - all worth nearly $3 million - to destruction; with the cost of resultant damage being more than half of the annual technology budget of the agency.
Several ultra high definition (UHD) televisions from various manufacturers are set to go on sale in the U. S. next month.
Samsung has plans to introduce two UHD models in August. One of the two models will be 55-inch diagonally, while another will be 65-inch. While the smaller UHD TV will cost nearly $5,500, the larger will be available for around $7,500. The South Korea-based electronics giant will start accepting pre-orders for the two models next week.
In a July 9-dated letter to customers, Taiwanese device maker HTC said that it will start selling its new Windows Phone 8-based smartphone - the HTC 8XT - in the US from July 19. The handset will be sold through third-ranking US wireless carrier, Sprint; and will be priced at $100 with a two-year service contract.
The new HTC 8XT will be the first HTC Windows handset to boast the BoomSound dual frontal speakers, which formed one of the most attractive features of the HTC's new flagship handset called HTC One.
Widely popular social-networking service Facebook's advanced search feature called Graph Search that it announced earlier this year is all set to become available to all users in the United States.
The company has announced that it would start rolling out the advanced search function to all users in the country starting Monday, July 8. The social-networking giant decided to roll out the new feature for the masses following half year of user testing and feedback.
The new, toughened Federal Trade Commission (FTC) rules for protecting children's online privacy officially took effect on Monday.
The new rules from the American watchdog are actually updated and enhanced version of the 1998 Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).
These rules, which have expanded the definition of personal information to include geo-location data, photos, videos as well as audio files, will force online companies to obey toughened privacy protection rules for children under
Music-streaming service Songza has announced a new feature called "Club Songza" that will provide ad-free music experience for a nominal cost.
Club Songza is a subscription-based service that will provide users with an ad-free music-streaming and recommendation service for $0.99 per week.
Songza has already started sending emails to its most loyal users in the United States and Canada to encourage them to sign up for the new subscription-based service.