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Archive for the ‘In The News’ Category



In The News 12-23-2011

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Here’s your weekly update of news and views for the tech world, 12-23-2011! Continue reading

In The News 12-16-2011

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Here’s your weekly update of news and views for the tech world, 12-16-2011! Continue reading

In The News 12-09-2011

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Here’s your weekly dose of tech news and views from Worldstart fro the week of 12-9-11! Continue reading

In The News 12-02-2011

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Here’s you weekly dose of tech news for the week of 12-02-2011! Check it out! Continue reading

In The News 11-18-2011

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Here’s your dose of news and views for the week of 11-18-2011 – check it out! Continue reading

In The News 11-11-2011

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Here’s your weekly round up of news and views for the week of 11-11-11! Continue reading

In The News 11-04-2011

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

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

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

In The News 10-28-2011
Your Weekly Update In The World Of Technology

Netflix Falling Apart

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.

In The News 10-21-2011

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Here’s you tech news for the week of 10-21-2011! Apple, RIM and Windows 7′s ever-increasing market share are the focus! Continue reading

New Features of Windows 8

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Are you interested in seeing what brand new features Microsoft has in store for its new operating system, Windows 8? If so, then check this out! Continue reading

Kindle Textbook Rental

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

The e-book equivalent of college bookstore rentals, Kindle Textbook Rental is a route to both increased profits for Amazon and decreased educational costs for students. Continue reading

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

Question:

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.

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