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  • High School Students Develop Linux Imaging and Help Desk Software
    By on January 26, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “A Pennsylvania school district is going Linux and building an open source high school with the help of student technology apprentices. As part of a 1:1 laptop learning program, 1725 high school students at Penn Manor School District are receiving new laptops running Ubuntu and open source software exclusively. Central to the program is a student help desk where student programmers created a Linux multicast imaging system (more…)

  • Military Set To Develop Smart, Robotic Cameras
    By on January 6, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    coondoggie writes “In a move seemingly straight out of the Terminator movies, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency this week said it has contracted with 15 companies or universities to begin building software and hardware that will give machines or robots visual intelligence similar to humans.”

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  • Black Market May Develop For IPv4 Addresses
    By on May 3, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    GMGruman writes “Everyone knows that we’re running out of traditional IPv4 Internet addresses and that switching to IPv6 is the answer — yet foot-dragging by IT departments and vendors means the problem is still on the back burner. IPv4/IPv6 coexistence is now expected to last for 5 years. In this article, Mel Beckman explains how this is all leading to a black market in traditional IPv4 addresses that will catch many people off-guard, and boost (more…)

  • James Cameron To Develop 3-D Camera For Mars Rover
    By on April 30, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Hugh Pickens writes “Computerworld reports that movie director James Cameron, of Avatar and Titanic fame, is working with Malin Space Science Systems Inc. to build an updated 3-D camera that will be installed on the Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity if completed in time, to be the machine’s ‘science-imaging workhorse,’ says Michael Malin, who is working on the camera team. Malin delivered two cameras to be installed on the rover’s main mast; (more…)