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Archive for the ‘In The News’ Category

In the News – 6/14/11

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Technology news from Worldstart! Check out the future of communication with Lori Cline’s tech update! Continue reading

In the News

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Can cell phones give you cancer? Lori Cline explores the latest findings. Check out this week’s “In the News”. Continue reading

From Phishing to Smishing

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

The latest scary new malware scam.

Last week I talked about a (relatively) new form of malware: the purchase of online hacking kits that even a computer novice can learn to use so they can steal people’s identities, hack into banks, etc. I mentioned that these kits are now being used in phishing scams so as to accomplish the same types of… Continue reading

In the News 4-13-11

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Hey Harry, want to go phishing?

If so, check this out:

Are you one of the lucky computer-using people that – in a split second of an overdue update – got hacked and lost all of the money that you had in

In the News 4-6-11

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Take me out to the ball game…or not…

Major League Baseball has already started and the Pro clubs are pushing hi-tech upgrades to their parks to lure the fan that watches from his couch in his living room into watching from a seat live in the VIP box (or just from a seat live).

In the News 3-30-11

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

If you are one the seven hundred buh-zillion people that have an iPhone, then you know how many applications there are to download. Apart from the normal stuff like music and games, you can download things like Kidney Diets, Zoom to see the Sky kind of stuff, and even an app to

In the News 3-23-11

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Planned terrorist attack in the works for the Netherlands discovered – in a bar?

That’s right, in a bar, with documents labeled Top Secret right in front of the terrorists. Only it wasn’t a real plan, and they weren’t real terrorists (although it was

Disaster in Japan

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

As a rule, our In the News segment focuses on news of technological breakthroughs, or other news related to our digital world. Today, in acknowledgment of what we consider to be one of the most significant events in recent memory, we’ve included the following story.

Disaster in Japan

In the News 3-16-11

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

The LOVE Detector

Nemesysco, Inc. (based in Israel) is the leading provider of voice analysis technologies and has invented and patented a technology called Layered Voice Analysis (LVA), which is also known as “Sense Technology”. The Israelis use the technology mostly for security, fraud, etc

In The News 3-9-11

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011


True or False: Computers can read human feelings.

Answer: Keep reading.

First, let’s talk about Watson, the supercomputer. If you haven’t yet heard about Watson, Watson is the

In the News 3-2-11

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Read about AT&T’s new ShopAlerts feature and new security settings for Facebook, In the News. Continue reading

In the News 2-23-11

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Artificial Intelligence triumphs over humans, making humankind the winner.

It was the biggest man-versus-machine supremacy test in history since “Deep Blue”, the IBM computer that beat world chess champion Garry Kasparov in 1997. Watson is the IBM computer that researchers have been prepping to take on humans in the

In the News 2-16-11

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Insomnia? Your phone can help.

If you have an Android phone and you have trouble falling asleep, this one’s for you. Mizo Software Solutions has come up with a great app: Relax and Sleep. This application is a free sound-generator that lets you create your own custom

In the News 2-09-11

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

In China news today…

Mine is bigger than yours.

They built the world’s largest supercomputer. They built “Optimus Prime”, the world’s largest transformer (out of recyclable materials, I might add). Apparently they like the “mine is bigger than yours” concept, because now China

In the News 1-26-11

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

“Thank you, but I’m not interested.”

How many times have you just sat down to dinner and had the phone ring and when you pick it up you hear, “Hi! You have just won an all-expense paid trip to somewhere-you-have-always-wanted-to-go-but-couldn’t-afford!” and just hung up? The calls are irritating, to say the least (especially since the calls always seem to come… Continue reading

In The News 1-19-11

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Cloning the Ice Age.

Japanese researchers are launching a project to revive the extinct woolly mammoth, using cloning technology to bring it back in an estimated 5-6 year’s time. They will do this by using the tissue obtained from a mammoth carcass that has been preserved in a Russian research laboratory, the Yomiuri Shimbun (a mass-circulation daily) reported.

In the News 1-12-11

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

This week: Cool gadgets that are “in the news”.

A refrigerator to tweet about?

Did you ever find yourself standing at the refrigerator thinking about how much you would love to tweet someone about what you are about to eat?

I am not joking.

Samsung has… Continue reading

In the News 01-05-11

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

This week in the News…

December 29, 2010.

3-feet high eggs could be South Korea’s wave of the future.

Well, not eggs, exactly. Twenty-nine egg-shaped bots (named Engkey) have started teaching English to South Korean children as part of a pilot program aimed at supporting the blossoming robot industry.

The 3.3ft high bots… Continue reading

Google Realtime

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

Whether it’s Google making it so results are displayed as we type them in, or some other web-innovation, we all know that the way information is displayed on the web is constantly changing.

That’s what makes Google Realtime so cool.

Google Realtime is basically an automatically updating newsfeed that displays the latest results on a given topic. It gathers its results from various social media websites (like… Continue reading

Smart Carpet and McAfee In the News

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

Caregivers get Smart.

Caregivers of elderly and disabled friends, relatives, and patients are eagerly looking forward to getting “Smart”, thanks to Mizzou University of Missouri’s electrical and computer engineering professor, Harry Tyrer, Jr.

The professor has invented the “Smart Carpet”, a computerized flooring system that uses embedded sensors to monitor walking activity and then sends the data to a computer that… Continue reading

Google Earth 6.0 and Google Body Browser

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

November 29, 2010.
Google Launches Google Earth, version 6.0.

Google Earth has come a long way since its inception in 2005. It still maps the earth by satellite and aerial photography, but it’s not all about the earth anymore. Now you can take tours of sites on the moon that are narrated by Apollo astronauts, go diving in an… Continue reading

Chromium OS

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Russ asks:

What is Chromium OS? Is it an operating system that can be used by an average computer user without knowledge of programming, just the average guy who uses Windows?

Russ, as an average (or perhaps below average) guy who uses Windows, what I can tell you is that the answer to this question has been difficult for me to understand… Continue reading

Tech News for 08-11-10

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Access Multiple Gmail Accounts
Do you have more than one Gmail account? I know I do: One for personal use, and another which I use when I register for a website (to ensure my personal email is not spammed till the end of time). Previously, Gmail accounts have only allowed users to access a single account at a single time when using the same web browser. Last… Continue reading

Wave Goodbye, Google Wave

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

It appears this horse never got out of the stable. Google Wave, Google’s real-time communication app that allowed the input of live text, dragging and dropping of images and more, all in your web browser, has been killed off quietly.

Here’s part of the announcement from Google’s Official Blog:

“…when we launched our developer preview of Google Wave, a web

Tech News for 07-14-10

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Facebook, the popular social networking platform, has purchased Nextstop, a site which provided user added lists of interesting things to do in locations around the world. During the announcement of the purchase, Nextstop stated that they would be shutting down the service on September 1. Those currently using the service have two months to continue using Nextstop and will also have the ability to export the… Continue reading

Tech News for 06-30-10

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Last week the iPhone 4 made a well known entrance into the world, with 1.5 million devices being sold on the first day of its availability. But almost immediately after the release, consumers began to report problems with the device, relating to the loss of cellular reception when holding the bottom left corner of the phone in a certain way. As more users began to report this issue… Continue reading

Tech News for 06-23-10

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

Remember when IBM’s Deep Blue computer defeated world chess champion Garry Kasparov in May 1997? IBM is ready to challenge human knowledge again with their supercomputer named “Watson”. Watson will complete against human players in the game of Jeopardy, although it does have a tendency to crash or answer a series of questions incorrectly. The supercomputer has already completed against humans in IBM’s development environment, but there are… Continue reading

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