Tianjin, China's third largest city, has become the first city in that country to join the LED City program backed by Cree and other cities that support the installation of energy-efficient LED lighting.The Tianjin Economic Development Area (TEDA) teamed up with Tianjin Polytechnic University over the past two years as part of a graduate student project to install about 1,500 LED streetlights that illuminate the university's streets.
Airport security is obviously a major concern in our country, and I've made some observations that I'd like to share from my recent travels.February and March has turned out to be an insane travelling road show for me.
The Air Force has had it with soldiers getting their information from the unsavory world of blogs. The service's Network Operations Center has instituted widespread filtering of the Web, blocking all sites with the letters b-l-o-g in their URLs and filtering out most other sites that qualify as blogs, Wired relates, via an Air Force Times story.
Half of a CIO user panel have said they plan to move to the OS at their next refresh or upgrade cycle, but others were more cautious
No moonwalking for me...
The document management vendor has opened an R&D center in the country to supervise its manufacturing in Asia.
Janus particles, which take their name from a Roman god with two faces, are microscopic 'two-faced' spheres whose halves are physically or chemically different. Now, U.S. researchers have shown that some of these Janus microparticles can move like stealthy submarines when an alternating electrical field is applied to liquid surrounding them. This could lead to new kinds of self-propelling microsensors or means of targeted drug delivery. But read more...
This weekend I'll be putting together a gallery and comparison of NeoOffice, OpenOffice for the Mac, Microsoft Office 2008, and iWork. These products have been compared and debated before for their relative merits, but my concern, as with all things on my new Mac, is how easy are these applications to use from a teacher's perspective.
Share of the householdsNot ready at allOnly a few sets unreadyWhite8.815.2Black12.419.5Asian11.718.8Hispanic17.326.2Under age 3512.317.3Age 35-549.616.7Age 55+9.416.4Source: Nielsen
The company says current server virtualisation software is removing a utilisation problem and creating a management one, but Hyper-V can handle both
Andy Plesser was a busy guy at our Adobe Engage event this week. He talked to a lot of customers and attendees about what's coming up and has been posting them over on his blog.
Sighs of relief can be heard coming from Brazil this week as police arrested four men (port security guards) responsible for heisting some computers that had lots of data from the newly discovered mega-oil-patch off the coast of Brazil.Way back when I was an industry analyst I remember fighting the battle against universitites about so called academic freedom and firewalls.
As everyone already knows, the HD disc format war is over, resolved in true domino fashion by Warner Brothers' decision to back Blu-ray exclusively. Most of the studios in the HD DVD camp have now agreed to back Blu-ray, particularly now that Toshiba has announced it will cease pushing the HD DVD format (though Dreamworks is an odd holdout).
The UN has called on governments and the private sector to join it in exploiting satellite communications to bridge the digital divide
It's just possible that open source developers make more because they're the people who are most anxious, and willing, to seek new skills and new challenges.
Microsoft has quietly released an update to its Office Live Workspace service, which the company first rolled out in beta form in December 2007.
Mobile operator Smart Communications will initially roll out i-mail, an e-mail service on the platform, to its Smart Gold subscribers in March.
Yesterday I noticed that Principled Technologies had released updated reports that examined the overall responsiveness of Windows Vista SP1 to Windows XP SP 2 for common business and home tasks. Given that I've examined the effect of SP1 on Vista in great detail, I feel that I should comment on the findings.