02 May 2014

How to Get Better Cellphone Voice Quality (video)


Calling With Clarity
Molly Wood describes what you can do to improve the sound quality of your cellphone calls until new technologies like HD voice become more widely available. (source: New York Times)

Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis: 3D Printer Builds 10 Small Houses a Day for $5,000 Each: "Chinese construction firms can 3-D print 10 low-cost houses a day with machines that add layer after layer of quick-drying cement in a process called "contour crafting".... "

Facebook to Let Users Limit Data Revealed by Log-Ins
New York Times
SAN FRANCISCO — Trying to become even bigger, Facebook will allow .... WhenGoogle began offering its social log-in service through its Google ...

Apple v. Samsung: jury sends queries about late CEO Steve Jobs
San Jose Mercury News
Samsung's defense in trial was that Apple's patent claims all involve Android's software technology, and that Google is Apple's real target. Google is ...

Microsoft's Xbox Will Face Fresh Challenges in China
Businessweek
It's now official: Microsoft (MSFT) will begin selling the Xbox One in China later this year. The move presents a sort of mirror image of the challenge ...

Google stops scanning Gmail messages for ads in Apps for Education
Computerworld
Google rivals like Microsoft, as well as privacy advocates, have long criticized the company for scanning Gmail messages and serving ads to users ...

Microsoft issues workaround for Internet Explorer bug
USA TODAY
SAN FRANCISCO — While a patch has not yet been issued, Microsoft has posted instructions on how users can protect the two most recent versions ...

Google Glass Parts Estimated to Cost Less Than $80
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Google Glass currently carries a $1,500 price tag, but the components packed tightly inside the device may cost the Internet giant a lot less, according ...

Microsoft's Reading List, Movie Moments apps hit Windows Phone 8.1, fit right in
PCWorld (blog)
The barriers between Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 just crumbled even further, asMicrosoft introduced WP 8.1 versions its Reading List and ...

Amazon Widens Same-Day Delivery Service
Wall Street Journal (blog)
The e-commerce giant is set to broaden its same-day shipping service starting Thursday by allowing later ordering times in some places and adding ...

Apple Places $12B In Largest Bond Deal Since Verizon
Forbes
Apple Apple yesterday placed $12 billion of bonds across seven tranches, including three-year floating-rate notes at L+7; 1.05% three-year fixed-rate ...

Google Now Adds Parking Reminder - The Next Web
By Jon Russell
Ever forgotten where you parked your car? If you use Google Now then that could become a thing of the past, as the service now includes a parking ...
The Next Web Top Stories

Microsoft chooses new agencies for creative and media services
microsoft.com
REDMOND, Wash. — April 30, 2014 — Microsoft Corp. announced a new roster of agency partners to handle its advertising and media planning and ...
www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/.../04-30marketingpr.aspx

Silk Road successor DarkMarket rebrands as OpenBazaar | Technology | theguardian.com"DarkMarket, a system aiming to create a decentralised alternative to online drugs marketplace Silk Road, has rebranded as "OpenBazaar" to improve its image online. OpenBazaar exists as little more than a proof of concept: the plan was sketched out by a group of hackers in Toronto in mid April, where they won the $20,000 first prize for their idea...."

This Google Motherboard Means Trouble for Intel | Enterprise | WIRED: "....The latest blow to Intel’s future arrived on Monday in the form of a red server motherboard touted by Gordon MacKean, the man responsible for building the hundreds of thousands of servers that power Google’s online empire. In a Google+ post, MacKean said he was “excited” to show off the red motherboard, which was built using not an Intel chip, but IBM’s Power8 processor...."

BBC News - Facebook launches mobile ads Audience Network
bbc.com
Facebook announces its own mobile ad network to place adverts inside third-party apps, putting it into competition with Google and Apple.
www.bbc.com/news/technology-27230468

AppLinks.org: Facebook's New Way to Link Between Apps - The Next Web
thenextweb.com
With Facebook's F8 conference almost upon us, a slew of interesting nuggets are sure to emerge from today's event. But we've gotten wind of what ...
thenextweb.com/.../facebook-set-launch-new-way-link-mobile...

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