10 January 2012

Netflix Launches in the U.K., Ireland

Netflix Launches in the U.K., Ireland
PC Magazine
By Angela Moscaritolo The service, which allows viewers to stream TV shows and movies to their Internet-connected devices, costs 5.99 Pounds a month in the UK and 6.99 Euros in Ireland. The expansion means Netflix will now compete with Amazon's ...

CES 2012: Elegant Gadgets Abound
InformationWeek
The days of showing off electronic prototypes shoved into generic boxes are gone from the Consumer Electronic Show. The CES: Unveiled show provides press and analysts a chance to preview some of the newly announced products in a space that's a little ...

Acer Aspire S5 Ultrabook Targets Macbook Air at CES
eWeek
Acer's Aspire S5 ultrabook runs Microsoft Windows 7 operating system in a thin, light form factor that boots up quickly and awakes from sleep mode in 1.5 seconds. The machine will launch in Q2. Acer wants to challenge Apple's Macbook Air with the ...

Kindle Fire sales were on fire last quarter, analyst says
CNET
by Don Reisinger January 9, 2012 7:54 AM PST According to Barclays analyst Anthony DiClemente, 5.5 million Kindle Fire units were sold last quarter, up from his initial estimate of 4.5 million units. All Things Digital, which obtained DiClemente's ...

CNET

Intel Exploring Ways to Help Stephen Hawking Speak
ABC News
By RAPHAEL SATTER AP Intel Corp. is looking for ways to help famed British physicist Stephen Hawking reverse the slowing of his speech, according to a senior executive with the American chipmaker. Hawking was 21 when he was diagnosed Lou Gehrig's ...

Detroit shows its stuff
Washington Post
The North American International Auto Show opens Saturday in Detroit. With all three of the big US automakers in the black, optimism abounds. In a Monday, Dec. 19, 2011 photo, workers hang fabric panels at the Buick display at Cobo Hall in Detroit, ...

Samsung Galaxy Attain, LG Connect give MetroPCS an LTE boost
CNET
by Jessica Dolcourt January 9, 2012 7:34 AM PST Follow @jdolcourt LAS VEGAS--MetroPCS is hopping onto the 4G LTE bandwagon this CES, adding two new 4G LTE Android smartphones to its lineup, the Samsung Galaxy Attain 4G and LG Connect 4G. ...

Hyundai Elantra Wins Car of Year; Evoque Takes Truck Title
BusinessWeek
By Mark Clothier (Updates with analyst comment in fourth paragraph. For coverage of the Detroit auto show, see SHOW .) Jan. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Hyundai Motor Co.'s Elantra was named North American Car of the Year and Jaguar Range Rover Plc's Evoque won ...

Carbon emissions to block next ice age
Telegraph.co.uk
Carbon dioxide emissions will delay the arrival of the next ice age, according to a new study. Macaroni penguins. We are overdue an ice age. Photo: Andy Rouse / Rex Features Researchers from Cambridge University who examined variations in the Earth's ...

Telegraph.co.uk

Canon VIXIA HF M-series and R-series HD flash memory camcorders revealed
SlashGear
The folks at Canon are letting loose the hounds this week with a set of no less than SIX new camcorders for your HD flash memory recording pleasure. You've got three in the compact VIXIA HF M-series and three more in a more entry-level side with the ...

US Consumers Cool Somewhat On iPhone; Remains 'Most Wanted' Handset
paidContent.org
Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) at the moment is not leading the rankings of smartphone vendors when it comes to shipments, but when it comes to mindshare, especially in North America, the company continues to blow away the competition, according to a new survey. ...

Parrot Asteroid in-car Nav & Entertainment systems revealed
SlashGear
Parrot has unveiled a trio of new Asteroid in-car hands-free and navigation systems, the Asteroid CK, Asteroid Nav and Asteroid 2DIN, each offering voice control and more. The Asteroid CK is Android powered, running 2.3.4 Gingerbread on a 3.2-inch TFT ...

SlashGear

Motorola Misses Smartphone Sales Predictions
DailyTech
It would seem that Samsung's recent success in the smartphone market is beginning to take its toll on some of its competitors. HTC recently posted dismal sales figures, and the outlook for Motorola Mobility isn't so hot, either. ...

DailyTech

Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS and 110 HS target your pocket
SlashGear
Canon's new G1 X isn't the company's only fresh PowerShot; there are also two new ELPH point-and-shoots, the 520 HS and 110 HS, each with sub-$300 price tags. The ELPH 520 HS totes a 10.1-megapixel high-sensitivity CMOS and a 12x optical zoom,...

SlashGear

USB 3.0 Is Coming to Smartphones and Tablets
Mashable
By the end of 2012 smartphones and tablet devices will sport a USB 3.0-based microUSB connector, which will allow speedier data transfer than the current USB 2.0 standard. USB 3.0 theoretically allows for data transfer rates of around 625 MB/s, ...

Dropcam Gets Classier With New HD Wireless Camera
TechCrunch
I've been a pretty big fan of DropCam for a year or so now. This set-it-and-forget-it camera sets up in minutes – just point it to a wireless router when plugged in through USB and then connect it to the wall power. The camera automatically wends its ...

GM's Akerson Says He's Open to Cutting Volt Output to Meet Sales
BusinessWeek
By Tim Higgins Jan. 9 (Bloomberg) -- General Motors Co., the largest US automaker, may cut its production plans for the plug-in hybrid Chevrolet Volt if it can't sell as many as it expects after the missing US sales targets last year, executives said. ...

BlackBerry 7.1 OS launched, brings mobile hotspot feature
Mobile Burn
RIM has announced the details of the latest version of its BlackBerry 7 OS platform for smartphones. BlackBerry 7.1 OS, as the update is known, includes a number of new features and enhancements to the platform. The biggest new feature to come with ...

Lenovo steps outside its comfort zone with new Android TV, smartphone
BetaNews
By Ed Oswald Lenovo's bread and butter is the PC. Like all electronics manufacturers the company is finding that diversity is a good growth strategy, however. It embraced Android and the tablet market last summer, and at Consumer Electronics Show it's ...

BetaNews

CES TV News: Android, Mobile and 3D Sans Glasses
Zatz Not Funny
Here's the thing about CES. Most of what we hear is stuff we've heard before. The big question is always whether this time it's for real or not. In this year's early announcements, we get news that Lenovo is launching a TV set with Android 4.0, ...

Zatz Not Funny

Toshiba's New Excite X10 Tablet Is World's Thinnest 10-Inch (For Now)
TechCrunch
So much excitement. This is my first CES and while MG may be correct to think that some of my fellow tech bloggers find this trip a tad tedious, I'm pink with barely controlled glee just from being here. But I've been excited about CES for a few weeks...

TechCrunch

Sweden's Tobii shows 'gaze control' on Windows 8 PC
Computerworld
By James Niccolai IDG News Service - We've had gesture control with Microsoft Kinect. Now get ready for gaze control. Swedish firm Tobii is at the Consumer Electronics Show this week to promote the use of its eye tracking technology in PCs and tablets, ...

Computerworld

CES 2012: Microsoft to showcase Samsung Windows 8 tablet
Telegraph.co.uk
Microsoft's keynote at CES 2012 is set to feature a Windows 8 tablet made by Samsung, analysts have claimed, alongside the best Windows 7 PCs. The new hardware will be the most advanced yet to demonstrate Microsoft's bid to take on the growing tablet ...

Telegraph.co.uk

CES 2012: Tobii technology enables your eyes to control computers ...
By David Sarno
When the iPad came out, the mouse -- long the king of all pointing devices -- was dethroned by the power of the tablet's touchscreen. But if looks could kill, then the touchscreen may be the next victim in the...
L.A. Times Tech Blog

The New Technology In Eyewear: EmPower! — The Gadgeteer
By Karen Nelson
EmPower! is the largest optical advance in the last 50 years. It is the first electronic-focusing eyewear. A tilt of the head or touch to the temple activates a layer of liquid crystals in each lens that focus as fast.
The Gadgeteer

Candidates use latest technology to campaign - NashuaTelegraph ...
By onlineeditor@nashuatelegraph.com (The Nashua Telegraph)
WASHINGTON – Leading political groups are looking to capitalize on applications designed to inform voters.
Nashuatelegraph.com: Local News,...

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New Technology & Cookie For Girl Scouts « CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
By ktvtdeborah
With a fresh Girl Scout cookie season underway, the charity is also embracing new technology and a new cookie!
CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

New Technology for Dealing with Slow Walkers « Exploring Our Matrix
By James F. McGrath
This video from Japan shows the latest in cutting-edge, innovative technology, designed to allow fast walkers to circumvent slower ones. You know you've wanted to be able to do this. So what is it? A jetpack? Levitating surfboard? Watch and ...
Exploring Our Matrix

The Touchy-Feely Future Of Technology « Educational Technology
By admin
The Touchy-Feely Future Of Technology. by National Public Radio. In 1975, when then-composer and performer Bill Buxton started designing his own digital musical instruments, he had no way of knowing he was helping to spark the next ...
Educational Technology

Justin Bieber to appear at major technology show to intro a robot
He's here, he's there, pop star Justin Bieber seems to be everywhere, now including one of the world's biggest yearly technology exhibits. Bieber will appear at the 2012 International CES that runs in Las Vegas from Jan. 10-13.
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FTC Seeks Public Comment on Facial Recognition Technology
By privacy
I've discussed before the increasing use of facial recognition technology in advertising, especially in “digital signage.” Most people have heard of the term connected with billboards or other screens that have cameras (and facial-recognition ...
Privacy Lives

Technology for cancer immune therapies licensed to NexImmune ...
By Gazette Contributor
Central to AIM technology is the artificial antigen–presenting cell developed in the laboratory of Jonathan Schneck, a professor of pathology, oncology and medicine, and director of the Human Immunology Program at the Institute for Cellular ...
Johns Hopkins University - The Gazette

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