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Moore’s Law keeps the pressure on as semiconductor fabs and foundries continue to chase down higher quality chips at lower prices, a seemingly endless... Read More »
Nearly everyone is looking for an alternative to dino juice. Still, nothing has broken through yet as a mainstream alternative. Detroit's electric cars have made... Read More »
Earlier this week, Sony announced its acquisition of California-based video game streaming company Gaikai for $380 million, a move that the Japanese company says is... Read More »
Pre Show It’s opening night and the show is about to begin. The performers are warming up, getting ready for the spectacle of a lifetime. Google, Amazon... Read More »
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Daniel PorterLooks like NYC is stepping up it's Wifi game above ground, too: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2012/07/11/nyc-wifi-hotspots-hit-streets/
Jul 12, 2012
"People always fear change. People feared electricity when it was invented, didn't they? People feared coal, they feared gas-powered engines... There will... Read More »
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Jackie KellyIntel's plan does make me squeamish. I wonder how they will prevent people from simply covering up the camera. Not let you watch TV if the camera isn't getting reasonable data?
Jun 27, 2012
Richard BachnerA camera would be invasive, but I don't mind seeing targeted ads through TV. That's not a big deal, and beneficial in terms of showing you products you might be interested in. This reminds me of some of the contraversies over Facebook as well. What's interesting is that a lot of people are very concerned about what Facebook does with the data it collects as well, but its not even if Facebook's best interest to give that social data away. They want to hoard it. Whether companies are using Facebook ads directly or the 3rd party types of companies found at http://www.buyfacebookfansreviews.com for example, there's no way that outsiders get personally identifiable information about people through ads. I have to assume that TV ads would be the same way. I think cameras are a non-starter to be sure, but there's nothing wrong with improving ads as long as privacy is respected and people doing advertising don't get personal data such as emails, phone numbers, etc.
Jun 28, 2012
Members of the tech media are falling all over themselves to weigh in on the Microsoft Surface. Unveiled during what many refer to as an Apple-like spectacle, the... Read More »
Once again, the United States can claim having the fastest supercomputer in the world. The US system, built by IBM and funded by the National Nuclear Security Agency... Read More »
Armed with a 1.8 gigapixel camera rig, A U.S. Army Hummingbird copters over Afghanistan looking for suspicious insurgent activity. On board, a robo cameraman called... Read More »
It's no secret that mobile is huge right now. With smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices becoming so widespread, businesses, entrepreneurs, investors and ... Read More »
What is a PC? Wikipedia defines a PC thusly: A personal computer (PC) is any general-purpose computer whose size, capabilities, and original sales price make it... Read More »
The cyber-security community has given Flame mixed reviews after preliminary attempts to dissect the spying malware’s bloated code. Kaspersky Lab called Flame... Read More »
Last week a federal jury found that Google did not commit patent infringement on two Oracle patents in question. In a unanimous verdict, the 10-member jury dashed... Read More »
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Daniel PorterHoorah for open source! The last thing we need is an extensive software patent war on our hands as well, so with some luck this will start to nip it in the bud. I wonder if, as you suggest, this sort of decision will have any impact on the technological patent wars, with their pre-established rhetoric of fair use?
May 29, 2012
Cloud computing has been a buzzworthy trend for so long that it's now simply a movement in progress. Our files and apps are rapidly migrating from our hard drives ... Read More »
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Leonard PrietWith better virtualization technology, maybe the drive to miniaturize will find less motivation? Going forward, as long as there's enough room in data centers, our smartphones will only need enough processing capability to get data back-and-forth to the cloud.
May 23, 2012
James Lee PhillipsIt's a fair point about ubiquitous high-speed Internet; I'm especially fascinated by Harald Haas and Fraunhofer's VLC "lightbulb" connectivity. It seems we've been on the verge of real uninterrupted "everywhere" high-speed Internet for some time. Perhaps there's room for a conspiracy theory about wireless data carriers holding back innovation?
Jun 1, 2012
Mobile health apps are developing quickly, and they aim to replace and/or complement treatments prescribed by doctors. The newest app on the block is Happitique. This ... Read More »
There is no end in sight to the corporate patent wars in the courts today.  A few months ago I wrote about the ongoing battle between Motorola and Apple and... Read More »
Google’s come up with its solution for Dropbox: If you can’t buy ‘em, copy ‘em. The search engine and online advertising giant replaced its... Read More »
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Anonymous Well Microsoft also said Internet explorer was an extension of their Windows and that's how they managed to keep the competition away: by providing the IE for free.
May 6, 2012
Javier DelgadoI fail to see Doogle drive as a replacement of google docs, instead is really and extension of google docs.
May 6, 2012
YOU are the product. This is the not-so-secret wisdom that accompanies the inevitable question of how some online ventures can become profitable. Like the 20th... Read More »
Experts say the medical industry drives innovation; perhaps it does, because the need for advanced medical care is constant in a changing world.  We’ve... Read More »
"Invention, strictly speaking, is little more than a new combination of those images which have been previously gathered and deposited in the memory; nothing can ... Read More »
Researchers at Wistar Institute and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, with global collaborators, introduce a new "prediction-based classification"... Read More »