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  • First Android Device Certified For DoD Personnel
    By on October 31, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments


    aneroid writes “The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has certified its first secure mobile device running Android 2.2 — the Dell Streak 5. It is certified for use in the Defense Department’s secure but unclassified communications. ‘Although the Streak 5 is no longer available commercially, Dell is supplying it to DOD because the military likes the form factor,’ said John Marinho, director of Dell enterprise mobility solutions. (more…)



  • Software (and Appropriate Input Device) For a Toddler?
    By on September 4, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “I have an 18-month-old who loves bright screens (TV and computer), loves loud noises, and loves to mash buttons. He targets my laptop with the button-mashing, and I sort of hate having to tell him ‘no’ when he wants to explore a computer. I was wondering if anyone knows of some fun (and maybe educational) age-specific PC software that also comes with an age-appropriate input device. I’ve seen those big-button devices in (more…)

  • The Internet’s 5 Billionth Device Will Soon Go Live
    By on August 22, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    According to IMS, the internet will see its five billionth device plugged in sometime this month – I would presume, of course, that their projection excludes the possibility of any humanity-extinguishing catastrophes.

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  • Device Protects Day Traders From Emotional Trading
    By on October 14, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Philips Electronics, a Netherlands based company, has come up with a device designed to protect day traders from emotionally based trading decisions. The Rationalizer measures your galvanic skin response and lets you know when you are under stress. An online trader can then take a “time-out, wind down and re-consider their actions,” according to the company. This may have come too late for us, but at least future generations won’t have to live through (more…)