28 October 2011

Google takes another shot at the TV market

Google takes another shot at the TV market
A man works on Google logo at an exhibition stand at the CeBIT computer fair in Hanover February 28, 2011. By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc is making another push to bring its Web savvy to television sets, hoping to tap into a ...
Will RIM's Buy Two, Get One Free Offer Boost PlayBook Sales?
PC Magazine
By Leslie Horn Research in Motion seems to be trying everything to entice people to buy its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. In hopes of driving sales, BlackBerry business customers that buy two PlayBooks from an authorized reseller will get one free from ...
HP Tablet Future Rides Heavy on Windows 8
HP, having abandoned its own webOS tablet plans, is betting big that consumers and businesses will gravitate to Windows 8 on touch screens. Hewlett-Packard, with its market-leading PC business back in the fold, is still in the tablet game. ...
Happy Birthday, Bill Gates!
Wired News
By Patrick Orndorff William Henry Gates, III was born on October 28, 1955 in Seattle, Washington. Like him or loathe him, Mr. Gates possesses all of the qualifications needed for birthday well-wishes on this blog: He is a Dad (a father of three) and he ...
Apple Lossless Audio Codec Project becomes open source
Apple Insider
By Sam Oliver Apple this week made its Lossless Audio Codec project for high-quality audio files open source under the Apache license, allowing anyone to make their own ALAC files. The ALAC audio codec was developed by Apple and is supported on the ...
RIM Loses Another Executive as Government Chief Departs
By Hugo Miller Oct. 28 (Bloomberg) -- Research In Motion Ltd.'s government affairs chief has left the BlackBerry smartphone maker, adding to the number of recent executive departures as the company struggles to stop market share losses. ...
Speed-of-light experiment to be repeated
Scientists who claimed to have recorded particles travelling faster than the speed of light will rerun their experiment with minor alterations in a bid to prove their results. By Nick Collins, Science Correspondent Researchers at Cern, ...
PS Vita First Edition Bundle Will Arrive One Week Early
Tom's Guide
Sony is offering gamers a chance to pre-order a special bundle for a limited time -- a bundle that will be released one week early. Last week Sony revealed the launch date of the upcoming PS Vita handheld gaming platform to be February 22, 2012. ...
Facebook Tests Security Features
By Antone Gonsalves, CRN Facebook is testing security features that boost password protection for third-party applications and make it easier to reactivate accounts hijacked by hackers. Facebook unveiled App Passwords and Trusted Friends Wednesday, ...
Future iPad Could Have 3D Gesture Controls, Patent Shows
PC Magazine
By Leslie Horn Someday, touch might not be the only way you control your iPad. The iPads of the future might be manipulated by 3D gestures, a patent uncovered by Patently Apple suggests. A patent application filed by Apple with the US Patent ...
How the Video Games Industry Is Faring
ABC News
By AP Oct. 20: Microsoft Corp. says revenue from the Xbox 360 products and services grew 7 percent, led by higher revenue from the Xbox Live service and offset by decreased revenue from video games and fewer consoles sold. Microsoft says video game ...
Facebook Shrugs off Alleged Attachment Vulnerability
By Jeremy Kirk, IDG News Facebook downplayed an alleged vulnerability in its social-networking site that could allow a hacker to send a potentially malicious file to anyone on Facebook. The issue concerns a Facebook feature that allows a user to send ...
Why Siri Is a Google Killer
It's now been a couple of weeks since Siri debuted as part of Apple's (AAPL) 4S. The response from most people has been very positive. However, in my opinion, Siri is tremendously under-valued. People see it as it is today, which is already the best ...
No wind? No problem with giant battery bank
by Martin LaMonica October 27, 2011 1:36 PM PDT Follow @mlamonica A huge battery bank connected to a wind farm was officially commissioned today in a project that makes wind power more closely resemble a traditional power plant. ...
App Brings Old Pictures Resting in a Shoebox into the Digital Age
Ladies and gentlemen, the time is now... to break out those old-school photos and show everyone the rockstar you were back in the day. 1000memories just launched a free iPhone app called Shoebox that turns your smartphone into a photo scanner, ...
Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) Strengthens Groupon Competitor
Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) has partnered with 14 deal providers to strengthen its Daily Deals business. Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) has made a lot of changes to its Daily Deals business to bring a wide range of Offers to its customers. ...
ARM details new 64-bit ARMv8 architecture, plans for server domination
By Joel Hruska on October 28, 2011 at 10:17 am ARM has unveiled its new 64-bit ARMv8 architecture. With ARMv8, the company is introducing two distinct operational modes: AArch64 and AArch32. Early information suggests there are design parallels between ...
The real reason why Steve Jobs drove without a license plate
Many have speculated on why the late Steve Jobs never put a license plate on his cars. Was it because he preferred to pay whatever fines he incurred just so he could "Think Different"? Nope. He got away with it — legally — thanks to a California ...
Asteroid Lutetia may have core of hot melted metal
An OSIRIS clear filter image taken during the flyby of the Rosetta spacecraft at asteroid Lutetia on July 10, 2010. By Charles Q. Choi A new look at an asteroid in deep space has revealed signs of a molten-hot core, a smoldering remnant from the ...
Technology Leadership and the International Scene | Education ...
By Jayson Richardson
If one walks into any school in the United States, it is obvious that digital technologies are pervasive. It is impossible not to see students using laptops or netbooks, tablets such as iPads, and handheld devices such as iPods or cell phones. ...
Big Think
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By Matthew Boudway
A blog from Commonweal Magazine's editors and contributors, including Paul Baumann, Lawrence S. Cunningham, David Gibson, Cathleen Kaveny, Joseph A. Komonchak, J. Peter Nixon, Margaret O'Brien Steinfels, and others.
Chemist, nanotechnology entrepreneur wins World Technology ...
Chemist, nanotechnology entrepreneur wins World Technology Award for Materials.
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Technology 2 – English Language O | BBC America - Anglophenia ...
By Paul Hechinger
It's not surprising that voice recognition technology has trouble recognizing some accents. It's also not surprising that new technologies can have an homogenizing effect on such cultural differences. Anthropologists have long pointed out how ...
BBC America - Anglophenia Blog
Technology has proved it can transform the world overnight — so ...
By Charlie Jane Anders
Is optimism just a crazy notion, or does technological innovation totally justify our faith? In the comments on our article about optimistic stories that could still come true, commenter Corpore-metal points out some of the ways that technology has ...
Google+ For Apps Accounts Arrives | Geek Beat Technology News
By Gord McLeod
If you've been wondering what Google+ is all about but haven't joined because you wanted to use your Google Apps account, your wait is over.
Geek Beat Technology News
Solar: A Promising Technology or a Pipe Dream?
By David Fessler
The myopic view of our long-term energy supply gives would-be investors little incentive to spend or lend money in support of advancing any forms of alternative....
Investment U
Ford Explorer Lane Keeping Technology Can Detect Drowsy Drivers ...
By Matt Roush
The new Ford Explorer will come with a virtual cup of coffee for customers who opt for an innovative new Lane Keeping System that can warn drivers if it detects they are getting too tired to drive.
CBS Detroit
Global Capacity Names Chief Technology Officer | WHIR Web ...
Global Capacity Names Chief Technology Officer | The Web Host Industry Review - Web Hosting News.
theWHIR.com - Daily Web Hosting News
Pitch your innovative technology at midem, apply to midemlab now ...
By GigaOM
Are you a tech player? Have you built the next solution that will help music executives, artists and brands to engage with or monetize audiences? Midemlab is your chance to find new business partners, new funding and get high international ...

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