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"Going Up" At 45 Mph: Hitachi To Deliver World's Fastest Elevator

Slashdot - 11 hours 4 min ago
Zothecula (1870348) writes "Hitachi has announced that it's installing the world's fastest ultra-high-speed elevators in the Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre skyscraper in Guangzhou, China. Making up two out of a total of 95 elevators in the building, Hitachi says the new lifts use a range of technologies to produce record-breaking speeds of 1,200 m/min while still meeting the necessary standards of safety and comfort."

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"Going Up" At 45 Mph: Hitachi To Deliver World's Fastest Elevator

Slashdot - 11 hours 4 min ago
Zothecula (1870348) writes "Hitachi has announced that it's installing the world's fastest ultra-high-speed elevators in the Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre skyscraper in Guangzhou, China. Making up two out of a total of 95 elevators in the building, Hitachi says the new lifts use a range of technologies to produce record-breaking speeds of 1,200 m/min while still meeting the necessary standards of safety and comfort."

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"Going Up" At 45 Mph: Hitachi To Deliver World's Fastest Elevator

Slashdot - 11 hours 4 min ago
Zothecula (1870348) writes "Hitachi has announced that it's installing the world's fastest ultra-high-speed elevators in the Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre skyscraper in Guangzhou, China. Making up two out of a total of 95 elevators in the building, Hitachi says the new lifts use a range of technologies to produce record-breaking speeds of 1,200 m/min while still meeting the necessary standards of safety and comfort."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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"Going Up" At 45 Mph: Hitachi To Deliver World's Fastest Elevator

Slashdot - 11 hours 4 min ago
Zothecula (1870348) writes "Hitachi has announced that it's installing the world's fastest ultra-high-speed elevators in the Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre skyscraper in Guangzhou, China. Making up two out of a total of 95 elevators in the building, Hitachi says the new lifts use a range of technologies to produce record-breaking speeds of 1,200 m/min while still meeting the necessary standards of safety and comfort."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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"Going Up" At 45 Mph: Hitachi To Deliver World's Fastest Elevator

Slashdot - 11 hours 4 min ago
Zothecula (1870348) writes "Hitachi has announced that it's installing the world's fastest ultra-high-speed elevators in the Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre skyscraper in Guangzhou, China. Making up two out of a total of 95 elevators in the building, Hitachi says the new lifts use a range of technologies to produce record-breaking speeds of 1,200 m/min while still meeting the necessary standards of safety and comfort."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: IT News

"Going Up" At 45 Mph: Hitachi To Deliver World's Fastest Elevator

Slashdot - 11 hours 4 min ago
Zothecula (1870348) writes "Hitachi has announced that it's installing the world's fastest ultra-high-speed elevators in the Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre skyscraper in Guangzhou, China. Making up two out of a total of 95 elevators in the building, Hitachi says the new lifts use a range of technologies to produce record-breaking speeds of 1,200 m/min while still meeting the necessary standards of safety and comfort."

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FCC Tells Internet To Chill, Denies That It Will Kill Net Neutrality

TechCrunch - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 23:48
 Earlier today reports struck that the FCC was considering new net neutrality rules that would allow content purveyors to pay ISPs for preferential access to their networks. This would have made it possible for content companies to speed the delivery of their material across the Internet. Read More
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Qualcomm faces potential SEC probe over Chinese bribery allegations

Computerworld News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 23:19
Qualcomm's activities in China could result in regulatory penalties for the chip vendor, this time from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over bribery allegations.
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The Return Of Reddit’s /r/Technology Is “Certainly Possible”

TechCrunch - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 22:13
 A whole "department" of Reddit was demoted this week, with the /r/Technology subreddit being removed from the Reddit homepage and the default subreddit subscription feed. Earlier today I spoke to Reddit General Manager Erik Martin about the process of demoting subreddits as a form of punishment for mismanagement. Side note: I know Martin from back in the day when Reddit had only one developer.… Read More
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Band Releases Album As Linux Kernel Module

Slashdot - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 22:08
netbuzz (955038) writes "A band called netcat is generating buzz in software circles by releasing its debut album as a Linux kernel module (among other more typical formats.) 'Are you ever listening to an album, and thinking "man, this sounds good, but I wish it crossed from user-space to kernel-space more often!" We got you covered,' the band says on its Facebook page. 'Our album is now fully playable as a loadable Linux kernel module.'"

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WhatsApp Is Well On Its Way To A Billion Users

Slashdot - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 20:52
redletterdave (2493036) writes "In just two months since Facebook dropped $19 billion to buy WhatsApp, the five-year-old mobile messaging app on Tuesday announced its its active user base has grown to more than half a billion people. This is not the first time that an app has seen a major pop in users after it was acquired by Facebook: When Facebook bought Instagram in April 2012, the service boasted some 30 million users. In one month after the deal, Instagram gained 20 million new users. By July, Instagram grew to 80 million active users. WhatsApp seems to be having a similar growth spurt, gaining roughly 25 million users each month since the Facebook deal was announced."

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Gillmor Gang Live 04.23.14

TechCrunch - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 20:11
 Gillmor Gang - Dan Farber, Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Michael Arrington, and Steve Gillmor. Live recording has concluded for today. Read More
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Apple increases stock buyback, will split stock

Associated Press Top Technology Stories - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 20:10
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Apple is doling out more of its cash to shareholders and preparing to split its stock for the first time in nine years in an attempt to win back investors fretting about the iPhone maker's slowing sales growth and pace of innovation....
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NYPD's Twitter Campaign Backfires

Slashdot - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 20:03
An anonymous reader writes "A NYPD community outreach campaign designed to show images of citizens with cops turned ugly quickly when a deluge of images depicting police brutality came in. From the article: 'The responses soon turned ugly when Occupy Wall Street tweeted a photograph of cops battling protesters with the caption "changing hearts and minds one baton at a time." Other photos included an elderly man bloodied after being arrested for jaywalking.' Police Commissioner Bill Bratton says, 'I kind of welcome the attention,' of the #myNYPD project."

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FCC will seek comments about its latest net neutrality proposal

Computerworld News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 20:01
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will take public comments before moving forward with a new set of net neutrality rules that sparked controversy when they were leaked in a news report earlier Wednesday.
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Vevo Releases New iOS App With A Real-Time Feed And Live Vevo TV Streams

TechCrunch - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 20:00
 Music video distributor Vevo just launched an “>update to its iOS app today, providing users a new, regularly updated home page, as well as access to the company’s live, programmed music channels. The new version of the app, which the company showed to some reporters at SXSW, follows a major redesign to its website that Vevo launched last fall. Read More
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Apple defies PC downturn again, boosts Mac sales

Computerworld News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 20:00
Apple on Wednesday said it sold 4.1 million Macs in the March quarter, growing sales during a period when the personal computer industry overall continued to contract.
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The FCC’s New Net Neutrality Rules Will Brutalize The Internet

TechCrunch - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 19:53
 The FCC will propose new net neutrality rules that at once protect content from discrimination, but also allow content companies to pay for preferential treatment. The news, first reported by the Wall Street Journal, would in fact create a two-tiered system in which wealthy companies can "better serve the market" at the expense of younger, less well-capitalized firms. Read More
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Tim Cook to Microsoft: Better late than never for Office on iPad

Computerworld News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 19:36
Apple CEO Tim Cook thinks Microsoft could have benefitted from bringing the Office suite to iPads earlier, but it was better late than never.
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IBM hopes new chip can turn the tables on Intel

Computerworld News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 19:28
An IBM project to widen the use of its Power server chips inched forward Wednesday with Big Blue trying to challenge Intel for a bigger role in the hyperscale data centers run by the likes of Google and Facebook.
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