Apple? And 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution)? Could it be? That’s what has the rumor mill churning once again, thanks to an unnamed source at Nikkei Business.
With so many high-end LTE Android handsets currently on the market, like the new Droid Bionic and even more recently the RAZR, this could be a very crucial competitive edge for Apple. Though the question arises; how will LTE perform on AT&T’s constantly ridiculed network?
TutorUniverse.net is a social learning platform that connects teachers and students from all around the world. Composed of three major components: free market for student and tutor matchmaking, social networking platform for leveraging group collaboration, and an integrated marketplace for buying and selling educational products and services.
Initially inspired by founders, Thomas Hornbeck, Hung Tran, John Garber, and Jim Cremer while working as teaching assistants in the Computer Science department at The University of Iowa, they discovered there were few tools currently available to help students in more advanced subjects of their field; and little specialized help available outside of class.
They realized many schools across the country are finding themselves on tighter budgets with increasing student enrollments than there are faculty or office hours to meet all their students’ needs. The solution was simple: to develop an integrated learning platform that could potentially offer both students and tutors a flexible place for them to learn and teach more efficiently and at greater convenience.
Sony is under fire again for a recent breach involving customer information. Sony announced Tuesday that hackers broke into at least 93,000 customer accounts. Although thanks to new security measures, no credit card information was lost.
How was it hacked?
Sony stated that this attack was carried out by hackers collecting account names and passwords of their customers from other websites that were not associated with Sony. Since many people use the same account name and password for multiple sites, logging into Sony’s was easy once they had the information.
Sony’s new Chief of Information Security Officer, Phil Reitinger, made an announcement on Tuesday of the breach on Sony’s Blog. He claimed that the majority of log-in attempts by the hackers failed, although they did manage to sign into 60,000 accounts on the Sony Entertainment Network and the PlayStation Network. Another 33,000 were successful on Sony Online Entertainment.
As a new blogger for The Tech Fire, I would like to start out my first post discussing a conference that I had the pleasure of attending last weekend at the University of Illinois. Out of the many interesting presentations I was able to listen in on, the one I found to be the most innovative and world-changing was that of Project Cauã.
Project Cauã is a humanitarian effort to improve living conditions by utilizing open-source technology in Latin American countries. Similar to the nonprofit organization One Laptop Per Child, Project Cauã aims to increase the use of technology in 2nd and 3rd world countries in the hope that increasing IT skills will have a positive impact on a country’s education and economy as a whole.
What are the goals of Project Cauã?