15 November 2011

Google X, a Secret Product Lab, Revealed

Google X, a Secret Product Lab, Revealed for First Time
Fox News
Search-engine giant Google has a secret product lab called Google X feverishly developing blue-sky projects such as space elevators, driverless cars and Internet-enabled household devices (coffee pots? clothing?), The New York Times reported Monday. ...
AMD's big new number: 16 cores for your server
by Larry Dignan November 14, 2011 6:24 AM PST Advanced Micro Devices today rolled out its new Opteron 6200 and 4200 processors in a bid to regain server market share and become a more relevant player. The announcement comes amid a bevy of ...
Analysis: How Nintendo's Contraction Has Impacted US Game Retail
by Matt Matthews [Console/PC, Business] [Once the driver of retail growth for the US games industry, Nintendo is now leading the contraction, says Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews, who examines the company's prospects for 2012 in his most recent ...
Diaspora Co-Founder Ilya Zhitomirskiy Dies at 22
PC Magazine
By Leslie Horn Diaspora is an open-source Facebook alternative that Zhitomirskiy started building with Maxwell Salzberg, Daniel Grippi, and Raphael Sofaer at NYU. It was launched in a commercial alpha last November, and the team has raised more than ...
Windows Phone overtakes RIM in developer interest
Windows Phone 7 has apparently overtaken RIM's BlackBerry OS to be the third most interesting platform for app developers, according to new research, with Microsoft's partnership with Nokia a key driving factor. Apple's iOS remains in the top spot for ...
Kobo Adds Cheaper Ad-Supported Option For Kobo Touch
Taking the lead from Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN), Kobo is now selling a $99.99 Kobo Touch with Offers, $30 off the regular price. The ad-supported Kobo Touch is supposed to start shipping in two to three weeks. Like the Kindle with Special Offers, ...
Breath-taking view of Earth as seen from International Space Station
Time-lapse images taken over 200 miles above Earth have been edited together to produce a mesmerising video of our planet. Made with Nasa photos taken 240 miles above Earth and editing together by German artist Michael Konig, the film captures some of ...
Halo Anniversary '2001 vs 2011' comparison video
Get more news, movies, screens and features at our Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary game hub. There's some interesting engine wizardry going on under the hood of Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary. Developer Saber Interactive has managed to get the ...
HTC Rezound with Beats Audio available from Verizon today
Mobile Burn
The Beats Audio-equipped HTC Rezound for Verizon Wireless is available for purchase starting today. The 4G LTE-powered smartphones features a 720p HD resolution, 4.3-inch touchscreen display, a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, and 16GB of internal storage ...
The Consequences of Apple's Walled Garden
By Jerry Brito | @jerrybrito | November 14, 2011 | + At the SysCan conference in Taiwan this week, security researcher Charlie Miller will describe a flaw he discovered in the iPhone's web browser that allows a malicious app installed on the phone to ...
Toshiba Portege Z835 Ultrabook Review
By Jared Newman | @OneJaredNewman | November 14, 2011 | + If Intel has its way, most laptops will eventually be Ultrabooks, which if you strip away the marketing jargon simply refers to slim and light machines with long battery life and enough ...
Tourists Invited to See Erupting Congo Volcano
ABC News
Virunga National Park is inviting tourists on an overnight trek to a spectacular eruption of Mount Nyamulagira in eastern Congo. The volcano began erupting Nov. 6 and has several lava fountains spewing up to 650 feet (200 meters) into the air. AP null.
Lenovo will launch an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich tablet this year
By Chris Martin CHINESE COMPUTER MAKER Lenovo could release a tablet running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) before the end of the year. The firm already has a handful of Android tablets and now could be the first to launch one with ICS. ...
Review: Latest Intel Core i7 Gives New Meaning To 'Extreme'
By Edward J. Correia, CRN At the Intel Developer Forum, 2011 In San Francisco last September, the chip maker unveiled the DX79SI, its most enthusiast-friendly motherboard to date. And with Monday's release of the Intel Core i7 3960X, there's now a ...
IBM targets managed security service at iOS, Android, Windows, BlackBerry ...
Network World
By Ellen Messmer, Network World IBM is offering a cloud-based managed service for mobile devices that will let IT managers exert management and security controls over devices based on Apple iOS, Google Android, the RIM BlackBerry, Symbian and Microsoft ...
The future of TV: Dead man walking or bigger than ever?
For the last two years, the television business has seen a decline in cable subscriptions due to cord cutting. But perhaps even scarier to TV executives is the increasing disruption that companies like Google and YouTube are causing as they jump even ...
Telefónica and Giesecke & Devrient "prove" remote M2M SIM management
Mobile Europe
Telef√≥nica and Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) say they have developed and proved a secure, pre-standard solution for remotely managing M2M SIMs subscription data based on the principles of the embedded SIM. A statement from the companies said that a live ...
Medieval Moves: Deadmund's Quest Review
Just Push Start
Medieval Moves: Deadmund's Quest is the brand new action adventure PlayStation 3 exclusive from San Diego Studio and Zindagi Games. Published by Sony, Medieval Moves has been developed for the PlayStation Move and is commonly thought of as a sequel to ...
Sony prepping a 'different kind of TV'
Sydney Morning Herald
Sony is working on a “different kind of TV set” that will separate it from other manufacturers, CEO Howard Stringer told the Wall Street Journal. The details about this new TV are sketchy, but it could be related to Sony's four-screen strategy, ...
'SNL' Presents 'Technology Hump' With Emma Stone & Andy ...
By The Huffington Post News Editors
For every sketch that "Saturday Night Live" does in the name of satire, for every sketch that skewers the latest political scandal, entertainment craze or unnecessary consumer good, there's one that just makes you laugh because of how stupid it ...
The Huffington Post | Full News Feed
JBL OnBeat Air grooves to Airplay technology » Coolest Gadgets
By Edwin
Well, one of JBL's latest releases would be the JBL OnBeat Air – a device that is said to deliver incredible sound over the wireless technology from Apple known as Airplay, letting you stream your favorite tunes via your laptop, iPhone or iPad. ...
Coolest Gadgets
By Adam Lisberg
Top issues, major players and key statistics about New York technology.
City Hall
Roger Pielke Jr.'s Blog: Frozen Technology and Agricultural ...
By Roger Pielke, Jr.
Frozen Technology and Agricultural Production · In a recent issue of Nature Foley et al. survey global agricultural production and report what is on balance a highly optimistic message. I found particularly interesting their use of the concept of ...
Roger Pielke Jr.'s Blog
The Role of Technology in Improving Educational Quality - The Nation
The Role of Technology in Improving Educational Quality. The issue of technology and education is not new. The radical humanist Ivan Illich and the Peace Studies scholar Denis Goulet were writing about this...
NationMultimedia.com - Opinion
Waste to energy fuel pellet technology is a sustainable alternative to ...
By Jim Lane
Fuel pellet technologies can also be specifically designed for use with existing coal-fired boilers, eliminating the upfront capital expenses associated with other renewable technologies. In addition, fuel pellets also have the favorable emissions ...
Biofuels Digest
True 3D Technology Requires No Screens, Just Lasers To Display ...
By Julian Horsey
The new technology has been developed by Burton from the initial work carried out by AIST and Keio University back in 2006 and is now able to created coloured images using red, green and blue lasers.
MasterCard and Intel Jump into Mobile Payment Technology (NYSE ...
By info@wallstcheatsheet.com (Damien Hoffman)
MasterCard (MA) and Intel (INTC) announced a multi-year tie-up to address optimization of payment technologies for Internet shopping.
Wall St. Cheat Sheet
Police Use 3-D Crime Scene Technology — Slice of SciFi
By Michael Hickerson
A new 3-D technology will allow the police to take jurors on a visual trip past the yellow crime scene tape, to the scene of a fatal shooting. The Chattanooga Police Department is the first in Tennessee to get a Leica Geosystems ScanStation ...
Slice of SciFi
Access control still a problem for mobile technology | Simply Security
By Simply Security
For all the benefits provided by advanced mobile devices in the workplace, the technology also presents a number of data protection hurdles, which, according to an analyst from research firm Ovum, many businesses are failing to address.
Simply Security
Report from Occupy HR Technology Movement | HR Examiner with ...
By Marc Effron
Marc Effron returns this week to the HRExaminer Editorial Advisory Board. Marc is the President of the Talent Strategy Group and author of One Page Talent.
HR Examiner with John Sumser
Technology Rewrites the Fourth Amendment | Privacy News ...
By Dissent
L. Gordon Crovitz discusses the U.S. v. Jones GPS within the context of how technology has changed expectations of privacy. You can read his article on Wall.
Privacy News - PogoWasRight.org
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Tesla's Model S helps you find your way
San Jose Mercury News
By Dana Hull An exterior view of Tesla's Model S beta prototype. Photographed on Nov. 10, 2011 at Tesla headquarters in Palo Alto. At left are Tesla's Roadster. (Dai Sugano/Mercury News) Tesla Motors (TSLA)' upcoming all-electric Model S is a roomy ...
Supercomputer With ARM Processors Being Built in Spain
By Agam Shah, IDG News With an eye to bringing power efficiency to high-performance systems, a prototype supercomputer with quad-core ARM processors is being built at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center in Spain. The prototype server is designed to ...
Fujitsu Gets First Order for PrimeHPC FX10 Supercomputer
The system from Fujitsu will give a supercomputing center in Japan a peak performance of 1.13 petaflops when it begins operating in 2012. Fujitsu officials, a week after unveiling their commercial PrimeHPC FX10 supercomputer, are saying that the ...
Top500 List Passes Another Milestone: 10 Petaflops
By James Niccolai, IDG News Japan's K Computer has retained its pole position on the Top500 list of fastest supercomputers and become the first machine on the list to achieve performance of more than 10 petaflops. The computer, developed by Fujitsu and ...

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