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Posts Tagged ‘in the news’



In The News 7-05-2013

Thursday, July 4th, 2013

In The News 7-05-2013 – New app helps you avoid your friends, Pink Floyd slams Pandora and Windows gets a Facebook app. Continue reading

In The News 6-14-2013

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

In The News 6-14-2013: The new Mac Pro line will be assembled in the USA, the NSA can hear you now and the Xbox One will allow used games, but with a catch. Continue reading

In The News 6-07-13

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

In The News 6-07-13: iPod 16GB Touch loses some key features, heartwarming homecoming wins Google Doodle contest and Yahoo shuts down Classic Mail, Continue reading

In The News – 5-03-2013

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

In The News 5-03-2013 – Is it the end of texting? YouTube offers up more baseball and LivingSocial gets hacked. Continue reading

SOPA: Stop Online Piracy Act

Monday, January 9th, 2012

Here’s a look at H.R.3261, otherwise known as SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act), a bill before the US House of Representatives, which attempts to offer a solution to the problem of digital copyright infringement. 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 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.

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 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 2-09-11

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 2-02-11

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Now you don’t see it… now you do.



The FDA has approved a technological first to combat the leading cause of blindness in elderly people: a tiny telescope implanted in one eye.

Nearly 2 million Americans have advanced macular degeneration, an incurable eye disease

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

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