Overheard: Word of the Day:

November, 2008


November 10, 2008  4:46 PM

Overheard: The big buzzword for 2009 is going to be “sustainable”

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Technology

Every night after the news, my husband and I watch HGTV for half an hour before Jeopardy comes on.  On the East Coast, that means we watch "My House is Worth What?"  It's a show hosted by Kendra Todd of Apprentice fame, where viewers get to virtually meet three homeowners who want to know how...

November 10, 2008  1:42 PM

Overheard: Peltier effect

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jean_charles_peltier1.jpg In 1834, a clockmaker named Jean Charles Peltier found that if you take two wires of...


November 7, 2008  2:08 PM

Overheard: Browser wars, mobile-style

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baby-fennec-fox.jpg With the iPhone, Apple showed how to surf the Web on the small screen. Now, it seems, a modern...


November 6, 2008  9:35 PM

Overheard: Your grandchild’s car might be made of buckypaper

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buckypaper.jpg Buckypaper is similar in concept to papier mache - layer it up thick and it gets stronger. So strong,...


November 6, 2008  8:45 PM

Video: Buckypaper

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Buckypaper is made of tube-shaped carbon molecules (carbon nanotubes) that are 50,000 times thinner than a human hair. The Florida Advanced Center for...


November 6, 2008  12:12 PM

Overheard: Sun is taking OpenSolaris behind the corporate firewall

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timothy_prickett_morgan.jpg Now that the OpenSolaris development edition of Sun's Unix is out, after a few...


November 5, 2008  8:33 PM

Overheard: Dell employees to take mandatory unpaid vacation

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cubes-tim-the-it-guy.jpg Skimping on five days of payroll may temporarily give the company's bank account a fillip,...


November 3, 2008  8:59 PM

Overheard: White space, the Dixie Chicks and wireless microphones

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wirelessmicrophone.jpg As part of an ongoing effort to bar internet devices from the country's television white...


November 3, 2008  3:46 PM

Overheard: Touch screens, vote flipping and fear of touch screen parallax

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vote-button.jpg Even though new standards were developed in 2005 and 2007, all...


November 3, 2008  12:00 AM

Overheard: VoIP traffic engineering

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ip_pbx_voip_call_centre-copy.jpg VoIP uses a traffic engineering term called Quality of Service (QoS) that...


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