01 November 2014

Tech News, Orbital Sciences Rocket, Catastrophic Anomaly Video


An unmanned Orbital Sciences Corp. rocket burst into an orange fireball on Tuesday above NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s eastern shore. Orbital is leading an investigation into the cause of what NASA described as a “catastrophic anomaly.” (Oct. 29 Bloomberg)

TECH NEWS:

New York Times

FCC Considering Hybrid Regulatory Approach to Net Neutrality
New York Times
The future of protecting an open Internet has been the subject of fierce debate, and potential changes to the rules by the Federal Communications Commission could impact your online experience....


PCWorld

Michael Bastian Creates a Smartwatch That Looks Like a Watch
Wall Street Journal
High-tech meets high-style in the MB Chronowing from Michael Bastian and Hewlett-Packard. MB Chronowing Smartwatch. A look at the MB Chronowing, a smartwatch designed by Michael Bastian and Hewlett-Packard. fullscreen. <strong>FUTURE ...


Wall Street Journal

Amazon is largely white and male, according to company diversity data
Washington Post
Amazon.com on Friday released a report on its employee diversity that shows its workforce is mostly white and male, a finding that mirrors similar disclosures by high-tech companies such as Google and Facebook. Amazon said its total workforce is 63 percent ...


Forbes

This Man's Betting On The Technology Behind Apple Pay - And Even He Says...
Forbes
When Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled Apple Pay in September, he predicted that it would “forever change the way all of us buy things.” As I wrote in a recent post, while he ultimately might be proven right, Apple's mobile wallet is likely to take years to catch on ...


Christian Science Monitor

Microsoft to release a new version of Office for Macs
Christian Science Monitor
Microsoft promises to release a new version of its Office software for Apple computers next year. There hasn't been an update since 2010. By Associated Press October 31, 2014. close. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaks during a Microsoft cloud briefing ...


Android Headlines - Android News

Phone Comparisons: Motorola Droid Turbo vs. Moto X (2014)
Android Headlines - Android News
Motorola has really been busy this year releasing new flagships – a new Moto X, a new Nexus 6 for Google and now a new Motorola Droid Turbo for Verizon. Each device is unmistakably a product of Motorola, yet each one different in its own way. The Droid ...


CBS News

HP's Sprout is like no computer you've ever seen
CBS News
It has a touchscreen all-in-one monitor running Windows 8, but that's about where the familiar part of the new Sprout by HP ends. Where your keyboard should go, HP has placed a capacitive touch mat. Arching up and over the 23-inch HD screen is the Sprout ...


New York Times

Andy Rubin, Former Leader of Android Division, Leaves Google
eWeek
Andy Rubin, who was the chief developer of Google's Android mobile operating system, and who most recently headed the search giant's robotics and drone programs, is leaving the company. By Jim O'Reilly. Andy Rubin, who led the Android division of ...


Detroit Free Press

Ferrari fined $3.5M for failing to report safety issues
The Hill
Ferrari was hit with a $3.5 million fine Friday for not warning federal regulators of potential safety issues with its sports cars. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said Ferrari's parent company, Fiat, failed to file early warning reports with ...


Computerworld

Hands on: Getting to know Google's new Nexus 6
Computerworld
The Nexus 6 is big, beautiful, and full of sweet Android Lollipop flavor. Here's an early hands-on look at Google's new flagship phone. Computerworld | Oct 31, 2014 10:15 AM PT. Google · Nexus · Motorola ...


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