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Articles tagged with: america

Toshiba Thrive Taking On iPad 2: The Battle Begins

With technology growing quickly every single day and with the number of gadgets increasing, competition is becoming more fierce than ever before. Each device has to fight for its winning prize, that is, to be bought by consumers.

The fight in the spotlight is between Toshiba the Japanese giant and Apple, a company well known for its innovative curiosity and sexy hardware design.

Obama’s Chief Information Officer Steps Down

Vivek Kundra, the first person ever appointed as Chief Information Officer by a president has just put in his resignation. Kundra will be leaving the Obama administration in August, and although President Obama has stated that he will replace Kundra, we do not have a list of potential contenders.

During his three year stay, Kundra’s job was to improve communications between the American people, expand the adoption of cloud-based systems (seems to have worked), and oversee the government’s technical operations as a monetary and security watchdog.

Members Of Anonymous Hacking Group, Arrested

Well, what do you know? Three suspected members of the Anonymous Hacking group were arrested today in Spain. The arrests were made in Barcelona, Valencia, and Almeria. For those who may have forgotten, the Anonymous hacking group is responsible for the attacks on Sony, Spanish banks, and possibly other attacks.

The arrests were actually as part of an investigation that had begun in October 2010. It looks like some of the attacks made by members of the group used a web-based tool called Loic to bombard the target sites with data. Furthermore, Paypal, Mastercard, and Amazon were each targeted using this tool.

France Bans Words, ‘Twitter’ And ‘Facebook’ From TV/Radio

France has, and continues to ban the names of both social networking sites from being spoken on radio or television, unless of course, the terms are part of a news story. Before you go crazy, the reasoning isn’t quite as absurd as our use of “Freedom Fries.”

The ban dates back to a 1992 decree (law issued by head of state) that claims the mentioning of such names as an act of advertising. France believes that saying “Facebook” or “Twitter” is preferential toward successful social networking sites, and takes the spotlight from other lesser known social networking sites.

T-Mobile Announces Amazing Plans That Saves Users The Most Money

The official announcement of T-Mobiles press release for new plans came out May 23rd. The T-Mobile USA, Inc. announced new family and individual plans. The company does a phenomenal job of making data affordable for families on the largest 4G network. There are plans that are available for new and existing customers.
You can purchase either a single or multiple line plans. There is options depending on price points for talk or unlimited talk, unlimited text and unlimited data — with no data overages — offering 200 MB, 2 GB, 5 GB or 10 GB of high-speed data. Each of the plans also includes unlimited nationwide T-Mobile to T-Mobile calling, and unlimited nights and weekends.

Solar Powered Prison Facilities Save $55M

In addition to educational programs for prisoners, California’s “Con College” will give an opportunity for prisoners to lower their carbon footprint. The CDCR (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation) will be adding 23 megawatts of solar-generated power at five state prison facilities in Southern California. The CDCR has estimated that the solar projects will save taxpayers more than $55 million over the long term.