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Lenovo to Launch Enterprise “Green” Display

Posted on: January 12th, 2013 by Jim Collier No Comments

For large enterprises that demand performance, quality, and green values, Lenovo introduces the ThinkVision LT2252p. The LT2252p offers multiple input options for hardware compatibility – VGA, DVI-D and DisplayPort. A color gamut of 72%, higher resolution and contrast ratio gives you the best screen space and clarity needed to be productive. The monitor complements the speed of your ThinkCentre with lightning fast 5 milliseconds response times. Collaboration is more effective with lift, tilt, pivot and swivel features. With no comprise on quality, the LT2252p offers remarkable savings with certifications for green energy.

Verizon FiOS doubles down on speed with new 300 Mbps broadband service

Posted on: May 31st, 2012 by Jim Collier No Comments

Verizon is adding a major new option for its high-speed FiOS fiber customers: a 300 megabits-per-second data service for households with heavy Internet habits. Using the new level, customers can download a 1.5-gigabyte file in less than thirty seconds.

The reason for the new tier of service is all about online video, which, as an ever-expanding data dominator, needs more and more bandwidth all to itself. Even Verizon is investing in streaming video via Viewdini, a video platform that combines the output of Netflix, Hulu, and Comcast.

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New wireless subscribers down sharply at AT&T

Posted on: April 24th, 2012 by Jim Collier No Comments

When Verizon Wireless started selling the iPhone, AT&T sounded a defiant note, saying that its customers would remain loyal. A year later, it’s clear that the Verizon iPhone has crimped AT&T’s stride.

Verizon, the country’s largest wireless carrier, had little problem attracting new customers before it started selling the iPhone. In fact, it was the only one that managed to keep up with AT&T’s iPhone-fueled growth.

But with the iPhone in its arsenal, the country’s biggest wireless company is getting bigger, while No. 2 AT&T’s growth has slowed precipitously.

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Space Shuttle Atlantis Live Video

Posted on: July 8th, 2011 by Jim Collier No Comments

Atlantis (OV-104) was delivered to Kennedy Space Center in April 1985. It lifted off on its maiden voyage on Oct. 3, 1985, on mission 51-J, the second dedicated Department of Defense flight. Later missions included the launch of the Galileo interplanetary probe to Jupiter on STS-34 in October 1989, and STS-37, with the Gamma Ray Observatory (GRO) as its primary payload, in April 1991.

Atlantis is named after a two-masted sailing ship that was operated for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute from 1930 to 1966.

Citigroup Breach Now Reportedly Affecting More Than 360k

Posted on: June 17th, 2011 by Jim Collier No Comments

More than 360,000 North American credit cards were exposed in May when an attack on Citigroup infiltrated that company’s card account management website according to a report by IDG News.

The breach exposed the names, account numbers, and contact information of account holders, but not other personal information such as Social Security Numbers, dates of birth, and card expiration dates, according to the report.

Citigroup declined to provide further information on the attack, citing an on-going investigation. The company has thus far failed to explain how the breach occurred and how the company plans to keep such breaches from occurring in the future, prompting criticism from Connecticut Attorney General, George Jepson.

The New York-based financial services company initially disclosed the breach last week, claiming that only 210,000 accounts had been compromised. The company acknowledged a 20-day gap between when it became aware of the breach and when notification letters were sent to those affected.

Citi is the latest in a growing line of financial and e-commerce companies to suffer such breaches. Back in May, Finnish authorities arrested 17 individuals in connection with an attack in Nordea Finland’s online banking system. Other financial companies have suffered breaches in recent years as well, as hackers focus their energy on high-value targets to yield the more lucrative data.

As with banking itself, much of the fraud has moved online according to a 2011 study by the Business Banking Trust. The issue of attributing blame in these compromises is proving to be a contentious one as well, with a number of cases making their way through Federal and state courts questioning whether customers or the banks are to blame lapses in security.

On Thursday, BITS, a group made up of executives of leading financial services firms, published a report on malware that urged financial services companies to share more information about attacks and breaches with their counterparts, and to adopt better methods for detecting and responding to malware and other security incidents.