09 March 2014

SXSW, 3 Things Everyone Is Talking About (video)

SXSW: The Three Things Everyone's Talking About: Video - Bloomberg: "March 6 (Bloomberg) –- The South by Southwest Interactive conference opens today in Austin, Texas. If you are going or just curious about what it's all about -- pay attention. Bloomberg Businessweek's Sam Grobart breaks down what everyone at "South by" will be talking about this weekend. (Source: Bloomberg)"

Windows 8.1 update? Still a #FAIL - When is Microsoft going to admit it has a big, fat LOSER in Windows 8 point whatever? Microsoft needs to do to Windows 8 what it did to Steve Ballmer -- you're fired! --
Windows 8.1 Update 1 makes the Modern UI and Start screen a little friendlier for the mouse-and-keyboard crowd. But it won't silence critics. Previous. 1 of 11. Next. Update 1... already? Microsoft is prepping yet another Windows 8.x update, one it plans to ...

With Shouts and Hugs, Sprint Boss Masayoshi Son of SoftBank Drives Turnaround
Wall Street Journal
SoftBank Chief Executive Masayoshi Son, shown at a news conference in Tokyo last month, has been frustrated by slow-motion change at Sprint. Reuters. At a meeting with Sprint Corp. S -1.42% Sprint Corp. U.S.: NYSE $8.75 -0.13 -1.42% March 7, 2014 ...

IBM Debuts Chef Watson at SXSW
PC Magazine
SXSW attendees will get a chance to taste recipes algorithmically concocted by the brainiac machine. 0shares. IBM's Watson App Challenge. For its next trick, IBM's supercomputer Watson will cook you dinner. Visitors to the annual 10-day SXSW festival in ...

Privacy bods bowl sueball at Facebook buyout of WhatsApp
Privacy groups have filed with the US Federal Trade Commission to try to block Facebook's $19bn acquisition of WhatsApp until the social network comes clean on how it's going to use the personal data of the messaging service's 450 million users. Non-profit ...

Apple's latest OS X update adds support for 4K displays running 'Retina ...
Got a fancy 4K resolution monitor? Soon, OS X will finally be able to take full advantage of all those sweet pixels. With the OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 update, Apple has added the ability to run its OS on 4K displays at a “Retina” resolution, reports 9to5Mac.

Oscar Mayer's App Wakes You to Smell of Bacon
ABC News
First "Pop news," everybody. Let's get to it with the smell of bacon in the morning. Something we're always happy to wake up to and, well, now there's an app for that. It's called wake up and smell... See More. First "Pop news," everybody. Let's get to it with the ...

Watch an asteroid get obliterated by cosmic forces
State Column
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope recently witnessed a one of a kind, never before seen event: An asteroid breaking apart into several pieces, seemingly without provocation. Though asteroids are known to break apart as they approach the Sun, scientists ...

Google bats eyelashes at potential Cloud Platform Partners
TechRadar UK
Google has announced that it is expanding its Cloud Platform Partner Program. The updates to the programme are aimed at recognising the top service and technology partners and providing a means for any company to qualify as a registered company.

Bionic Arm Is A Hit With Cyborg Drummer
Discovery News
Jason Barnes lost part of his right arm in a freak accident, but he didn't want that to derail his dream of becoming a professional drummer. So he built a makeshift drumming device for his arm out of a brace and some springs. But a Georgia Institute of ...

Monster Black Hole Spinning at over Half the Speed of Light
News Tonight Africa
Scientists have measured the spin rate of a massive black hole to be more than half the speed of light. The black hole, RX J1131-1231, is six billion light years away from earth and being able to calculate its spin rate will help in understanding how black holes ...

A Look At Lumus, The Amazing Lens Technology That Is Going To ...
By John Biggs
You may not know the name Lumus now, but expect to be hearing a lot from them in the future. When we first met the Lumus rep Ari Grobman two years ago he showed us some amazing technology. It was basically an augmented reality ...

The haves, the have-nots and the exploited: How technology - Gigaom
By Derrick Harris
As a new study about sex trafficking during the Super Bowl highlights, advances in data analysis are underpinning some powerful new ways of tackling very tough problems. Among all the stones hurled at the tech sector lately, this is area in ...

New speed reading technology might change reading forever | Shelf ...
By Nina Terrero
Spritz will be releasing its technology on the yet-to-be-released Samsung Galaxy S5 and Samsung Gear 2 watch, the company recently announced at the Mobil World Congress in Barcelona. And with the phone or watch, readers will be able ...
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