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In The News 11-04-2011
Your Weekly Update In The World Of Technology
Is It Cold In Here, Or Is That Just Facebook?
Ah, the Arctic. Home to caribou, Santa (only if you believe), and… data centers? Earlier this week Facebook announced it was taking the trek up north and building a data center just south of the Arctic Circle. The data center, which is located in Lulea, Sweden… Continue reading
In The News 10-28-2011
Your Weekly Update In The World Of Technology
Netflix Is A Sinking Ship
That’s what the numbers are telling us at least. In the most recent quarter, Netflix has lost 800,000 U.S. subscribers to its popular movie subscription service. This news follows up a quarter in which Netflix raised its price and renamed its movies-by-mail service to Qwikster (and changed it back again), leading to a complete PR disaster for the company.
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
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).
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
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
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
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
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
“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
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.
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
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
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
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