26 October 2011

As Cisco TelePresence Turns 5, New Flavors

As Cisco TelePresence Turns 5, New Flavors
By Robert Mullins InformationWeek Cisco Systems is marking the fifth birthday of its high-definition telepresence videoconferencing system with a flurry of product announcements, including less expensive and more portable systems and by offering ...
Citrix Announces Desktop Virtualization Products, Partner Services
VDI-in-a-Box 5 is the first Citrix release of the desktop virtualization product following the acquisition of Kaviza. Virtual computing solutions provider Citrix Systems announced a set of products, solutions and programs designed to help small to ...
Report: Solar Farm to Power Apple's Billion-Dollar Data Center
PC Magazine
By Leslie Horn Apple is reportedly building a solar farm near its data center in North Carolina to help power the massive, 500000 square-foot facility. According to the Charlotte Observer, Catawba County has granted Apple permission to begin altering ...
IBM's Rometty Breaks Ground as Company's First Female Leader
Oct. 26 (Bloomberg) -- International Business Machines Corp.'s Virginia “Ginni” Rometty has grown throughout her career by taking on challenges she's never faced before. Now she'll tackle something no one has ever done. Rometty, 54, will become the ...
Mint Takes Wraps off of its Native iPad App
PC Magazine
By BrothaTech Getting your finances in order while you're sitting behind your desk on your computer is the easy part, keeping an eye on your finances while you actually out spending all your money is the crucial issue the Mint online financial service ...
Apple awarded patent for touchscreen slide-to-unlock gesture
Apple Insider
By Slash Lane Apple's arsenal of patents potentially became stronger this week, when the US Patent and Trademark Office awarded the company another patent related to unlock gestures on a touchscreen device. US Patent No. 8406721, entitled "Unlocking a ...
Geothermal potential reaches coast to coast
by Martin LaMonica October 26, 2011 8:37 AM PDT Follow @mlamonica By sifting through oil and natural gas drilling data, a Google-funded study found that geothermal power in the US could produce ten times the capacity of coal plants today. ...
China spacecraft to launch soon to test docking
The Associated Press
BEIJING (AP) — China will launch an unmanned spacecraft early next month that will attempt to dock with an experimental module, the latest step in what will be a decade-long effort to place a manned permanent space station in orbit. ...
Exclusive Q&A With Elon Musk And Chris Paine: How The Electric Car Got Its ...
San Francisco Chronicle
Documentary filmmaker Chris Paine is obsessed with electric cars: he's driven one for the last 12 years, and his 2006 movie, "Who Killed The Electric Car?", followed GM's recall and forced destruction of the EV-1, one of the first mass-produced ...
Japanese engineers develop flying robotic orb [Video]
Los Angeles Times
The research department at Japan's Ministry of Defense has developed what it calls "the world's first spherical flying machine" that can hover like a helicopter and fly in all directions. Take a look at the video below posted on YouTube by DigInfo TV, ...
Former Microsoft exec Kai-Fu Lee writes about angry Ballmer, emotional Gates
The Seattle Times
Kai-Fu Lee, the former Microsoft exec whose jumping of ship to Google in 2005 prompted suit and countersuit between the two companies, is back with a book in which he dishes about his former Redmond employer. Lee wrote about his life -- including his ...
Macworld Expo Gets New Name, Opens Registration
The Mac Observer
Macworld Expo has a new name this year: Macworld|iWorld. The long-running all-things-Apple conference and expo will still offer plenty of content for Mac users, although the name change is a clear sign that the event will have a strong iPhone, ...
Nokia Mixes Maps on Apps in Bid to Differentiate Windows Phone
San Francisco Chronicle
Oct. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Nokia Oyj unveiled a suite of applications that integrate its maps database with data on buildings, buses, people and other objects, in a bid to differentiate its new Windows Phone handset from rivals. ...
Thoughts After Spending Some Time with iOS 5
Gotta Be Mobile
Today marks two weeks into the era of IOS 5. I've been using it on an iPhone 4, and iPhone 4S, an iPad 2, an original iPad, and an iPod Touch. Apple made some nice changes with iOS 5 and more importantly introduced some changes that hopefully will pay ...
Press punked by Berkeley temperature study
Tucson Citizen
by Jonathan DuHamel on Oct. 26, 2011, under Climate change There is currently a raging controversy in the media about Dr. Richard Muller's BEST (Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature) program. One point the press seems to miss is the distinction between ...
Newsstand is a success for Condé Nast: digital subscriptions up 268 percent
Condé Nast's weekly digital subscription sales increased 268 percent since Apple launched its Newsstand feature on iOS 5, the company revealed Tuesday. Newsstand is essentially a collection of iOS applications from print publications that wish to ...
Smartphone on a budget: Samsung Exhibit II 4G set for sale
By Matt Hamblen Computerworld - The budget-friendly Samsung Exhibit II 4G smartphone is slated to go on sale Thursday for $29.99 after rebate and a two-year agreement with T-Mobile USA. The new phone will also be sold without an annual contract for ...
Biography of Jobs prompts talk of iTV
Did Apple visionary Steve Jobs have a plan to launch an integrated, simple-to-use television? Biographer Walter Isaacson says Jobs told him he 'cracked the code.' Joan Doniger has Take on Tech.
HTC may announce HTC Rezound on November 3rd in NYC, aims to Beats the Galaxy ...
If you're just waiting to blast some Beats audio-laden tunes from HTC's latest and greatest, November 3rd will probably be a good day for you. That's the date on the invitations HTC just sent out to the media, and we're expecting the company to ...
The next generation of technology leaders is ready to share — Tech ...
By Edit Staff
GigaOM RoadMap 2011 will highlight the most significant ideas and opportunities in a world where everything is connected. Not sure if you'll attend? Here are six reasons you should register today.
The Impending Black Hole of Technology and What We Can Do ...
By Michael Raymond del Castillo
The principle of exponentially-growing technology was most famously elucidated in 1965 by Gordon E. Moore, co-founder of Intel Corporation. Moore was describing the trend that the number of transistors on a circuit doubles roughly every ...
Big Think
Google Android Mobile Technology Rules Ad Impression Market In ...
By James Johnson
The Google Android OS was a big winner in the ad impression space during the third quarter of 2011 securing 56 percent of the market compared to Apple's 28.
The Inquisitr
Avalue Technology acquires majority stake in Eversun through stock ...
Avalue Technology, a Taiwan-based maker of single-board and embedded-board industrial computers, will acquire an additional 35.06% stake in Eversun Electronics, a Taiwan-based provider of PCB SMT (surface mount technology...
DIGITIMES: IT news from Asia
Technology Vs. Learning: False, Tiresome Either/Or Debate | MindShift
By Tina Barseghian
One of the main tenets of the Waldorf philosophy is not to use technology. So why single out an education philosophy that's long been known for not using technology … for not using technology? Where's the news there? Headline: Waldorf ...
Sony Introduces Technology Geared for Hearing and Visually ...
By Carolyn Giardina
At ShowEast, the company shows glasses that have been designed for closed caption viewing and audio playback for hearing and visually impaired cinema goers.

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