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Thursday, December 30, 2010

HOW TO: Launch a Successful Twitter Contest

Everyone loves a good contest, and Twitter is a valuable platform on which to run one. If your followers already like your brand, they’ll typically be willing to enter a contest in exchange for the chance to win your products, recognition or prizes.

End of the line for Kodachrome Film

It’s the end of the line for Kodachrome, the first commercially successful color film, created by Kodak in 1935. The iconic film will no longer be processed, as Thursday marked the last time Dwayne’s Photo — a lab in Parsons, Kansas — was willing to accept Kodachrome rolls that needed developing.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Google to delay launch of TV sets: report

Google Inc has asked some manufacturers to delay the launch of TV sets based on the internet company's software, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people briefed on the company's plans.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

HOW TO: Use Twitter’s Advanced Search [VIDEO]

For the past few years, online search has been dominated by Google and Yahoo. Bing, Microsoft’s revamped search engine is slowly gaining traction as well. But in a world of carefully controlled algorithms, your results will most likely be determined by popularity, rather than personality. That is, until now.

Twitter’s advanced search feature takes your query and sends back data that’s based on what the community’s tweeting about it right now. And the results can be pretty insightful. Would you use it to plan a vacation… or perhaps a pub crawl? Check out the video and tell us, in the comments section below, what you think of this feature.

Multiple Gmail accounts just got a lot easier to manage

Google's announced yet another awesome Gmail feature today. Called e-mail delegation, the feature will allow you to easily manage multiple Gmail accounts without signing in and out of Gmail and switching accounts manually.

Monday, December 13, 2010

What's the most popular car colour?

Silver and black are in close competition for the world's most popular car color this year. DuPont's 58th global automotive-color report showed just two percentage points separating silver from black as the preferred color--with black being substantially popular outside of North America.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Microsoft "tracking protection" browser,

Microsoft Corp plans to give users of its new Internet browser the ability to stop certain sites from gathering information from users as the company looks to head off federal online privacy legislation.

Google Unwaraps Chrome PCs

The first laptops powered by Google Inc's Chrome operating system will reach store shelves months later than expected and miss the holiday shopping season as the Internet company fixes software issues.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Google changes 'to tackle piracy'

Google has said it will tweak its search service in an attempt to tackle online piracy, following lobbying by the music industry.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Microsoft TV in the Works?

The company is reportedly negotiating with networks and premium services, preparing to launch its own streaming service.

Microsoft is planning its own streaming TV service to compete with Netflix, Apple, Google, and a host of other companies, according to sources.

Friday, November 26, 2010

The Man Who Invented the Computer - John Atanasoff

“You know the story of the invention of the computer?” one character asks another midway through Jane Smiley’s best-selling 1995 novel “Moo.” The speaker, an animal scientist, dreams of striking it rich by pioneering a new dairy-farming technology.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Google Takes Office to the Cloud.

Google has launched a plugin for Microsoft Office that saves documents to the cloud, but security issues remain unaddressed.
Google has begun testing an intriguing plugin for Microsoft Office. Google Cloud Connect is a devastatingly simple concept: rather than save your files to your computer's hard disk, it allows you to save them to your online Google Docs space.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Lose your iPhone? See its location on a website.

Lose your iPhone? There's been an app for that since June, but now it's free for owners of newer Apple gadgets.

Netflix offers stream-only service, hikes prices

Netflix Inc will offer its first unlimited streaming-only subscription plan in the United States and raise prices on some of its other streaming and DVD plans, which accelerates the company's move away from its DVD-by-mail business.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Apple’s iAd Coming to Europe in December

Revolutionary Mobile Advertising Network Will Launch in Europe with L’Oréal, Renault, Louis Vuitton, Nespresso, Perrier & Unilever
Apple®  announced it will expand its revolutionary iAd℠ mobile advertising network to the UK and France this December, with Germany to follow in January. iAd will launch in Europe with iAds from L’Oréal, Renault, Louis Vuitton, Nespresso, Perrier, Unilever, Citi, Evian, LG Display, AB InBev, Turkish Airlines and Absolute Radio.

Friday, November 19, 2010

3D Laser Scanner

It seems like every week 3D scanning technology is getting easier and easier to get in your home, but this week one MacGyver-esque individual managed to build a 3D scanner out of a few custom parts and a pile of Lego bricks.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Laser camera takes photos around corners

A camera that can shoot around corners has been developed by US scientists.

The prototype uses an ultra-short high-intensity burst of laser light to illuminate a scene.

The device constructs a basic image of its surroundings - including objects hidden around the corner - by collecting the tiny amounts of light that bounce around the scene.

Holiday Central in Video Games

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Design Concept Turns Your iPod Nano Into a Watch

Two new design concepts turn your iPod Nano into a rather sexy, rather geeky watch.

Back when Steve Jobs introduced the new multi-touch iPod Nano in September, he joked that one of the members of Apple's Board of Directors was going to wear it as a watch.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

How do you recycle a computer?

Many people don't know that electronics have all kinds of nasty chemicals in them. For example, the glass in a typical CRT has about ten pounds of lead in it. Most flat panel displays contain significant amounts of mercury.

Brain Exercises in a Social Game

If you like social networks and video games, a new product that mashes the two together could help exercise your brain while keeping it entertained online.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Beatles coming to Apple's iTunes

The Fab Four's music is expected, finally, to be available for sale at Apple Inc's online music store, a source said after the consumer electronics giant signaled a major announcement about iTunes set for Tuesday -- igniting a frenzy of speculation.

Top 10 iPhone Annoyances--and How to Fix Them

Is your iPhone suffering from poor battery life, a frozen touchscreen, or an inability to connect to the Internet? You're not alone, and we can help.

iPhone annoyances
The Apple iPhone is a love-it-or-hate-it kind of device. The people who won't buy one love to talk about how much they hate it. And although some iPhone fanboys won't admit to a problem, other people who love it (including me) often find themselves complaining about some frustration or another.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Is Google building Facebook rival?

Internet search leader Google Inc is not building a social network to compete with Facebook, a company executive reiterated on Thursday, despite an intensifying rivalry between the two leading Internet groups.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Facebook E-Mail Service Expected Monday

An invitation to a Monday announcement hints that Project Titan is a new service that raises concerns along with new capabilities.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

FCC looks at Google's Street View data grab

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is looking into Google Inc's "Street View" maps service, to see if the company's collection of emails and other private information violated federal laws.

Bubbles of Energy Are Found in Galaxy

 Something big is going on at the center of the galaxy, and astronomers are happy to say they don’t know what it is.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Chrome Browser Set to Become ‘Wicked Fast’

A new feature expected next year for the Google Chrome browser will have Web pages ready before you need them.

Earlier this fall Google promised that hardware acceleration advances were going to make Chrome 7 as much as 60 times faster than its predecessor, and now the company is working on a new feature that could boost the browser's speed even more.

Monday, November 08, 2010

Facebook grabs bigger slice of display ad pie

Facebook, the world's No. 1 Internet social network, is proving as popular among advertisers as it is among Web surfers.

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Google bars data from Facebook

Google Inc will begin blocking Facebook and other Web services from accessing its users' information, highlighting an intensifying rivalry between the two Internet giants.

Friday, November 05, 2010

Kinect Gets Disconnected In Teardown

Microsoft's Kinect motion controller for the Xbox 360 gets torn apart by the folks over at iFixit.

Kinect, Microsoft's new motion control gaming system, launched across America this Thursday.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Microsoft Kinect

Kinect for Xbox 360 Banishes the Controller at Expense of Precision

"You are the controller." It sounds so simple, so friendly, so patently cool. Take an Xbox 360, plug in the new $150 Kinect motion-sensing camera, devote a few minutes to waving your arms around like a traffic

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Apple iPhone 5 Advantage

The next iPhone could take advantage of Near Field Communication (NFC) to allow you to take your preferences, files and even applications from your home Mac and use them on other Apple computers. The inclusion of NFC tech could make having Macs on premises a priority for hotels and other businesses.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Apple Launches Online Store in China

CUPERTINO, California—October 26, 2010—Apple® today introduced the Apple Store® in China ( ) , the easiest way to shop online for Apple products including the revolutionary iPhone® 4 and the magical iPad™.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Massive Lego Map Has Europe Covered

A group of die-hard Lego fans in Europe have gone and created their continent in Lego-form, with monuments included. A huge geeky achievement

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Track whether e-mail recipients open your messages.

Track whether e-mail recipients open your messages. Plus: Easily view sites that your social network pals recommend, and assemble bits and pieces from the Web into a 'found blog'.

A 'check-in' app for Apple Store shopping

Apple has jumped on the check-in bandwagon.

The company on Tuesday released an updated "Apple Store" app that lets customers check in to store locations, alerting Apple employees to their whereabouts and telling them what they need help with and where.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Sky offer Televition on-demand

Satellite broadcaster Sky has announced that its iPlayer-style on-demand television service will begin to roll out to customers from Tuesday. Called Anytime+ the new services will operate as an extension to Sky’s current on-screen programme guide and will be available only to Sky Broadband customers.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Apple Introduces New Laptops and an App Store for Mac

Steven P. Jobs, Apple’s chief executive, took the stage at the company’s headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., today to talk about upgrades to the company’s iLife and Mac OS products,

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Many Germans Opt Out of Google’s Street View

BERLIN — Google on Friday said that it remained on course to begin its Street View mapping service in Germany this year despite the thousands of people who have asked the company to delete their properties.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Swiss Complete World’s Longest Tunnel

(Miners celebrate after a giant drilling machine completed the world’s longest tunnel beneath the Swiss Alps on Friday)
 Swiss engineers drilling the world's longest tunnel broke through the last section of rock on Friday, crowning over a decade of work.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Silicon Valley’s Solar Innovators Forced to Retool

A few years ago, Silicon Valley start-ups like Solyndra, Nanosolar and MiaSolé dreamed of transforming the economics of solar power by reinventing the technology used to make solar panels and deeply cutting the cost of production.

Windows Phone 7 handset range revealed

Microsoft has unveiled 10 new mobile phones that will run its Windows Phone 7 operating system

Ten devices running Microsoft’s new mobile operating system, Windows Phone 7, will be available in shops from Oct 21, it has been announced.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Web Code Offers New Ways To See What Users Do Online

(Samy Kamkar created software to show how thoroughly computers could be infiltrated by the latest Web technology)

Worries over Internet privacy have spurred lawsuits, conspiracy theories and consumer anxiety as marketers and others invent new ways to track computer users on the Internet. But the alarmists have not seen anything yet.

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Google Cars Drive Themselves, in Traffic

Anyone driving the twists of Highway 1 between San Francisco and Los Angeles recently may have glimpsed a Toyota Prius with a curious funnel-like cylinder on the roof.

Making touch screens that touch you back

Glass screens that can feel the touch of your fingers are all the rage these days. You'll find them in all kinds of gadgets, from smartphones to tablet computers.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

How to create a Facebook Group

(The new Facebook Groups feature allows you to create a social network
 within a social network, as well as enjoy group chats

Facebook has launched a new Group feature that allows people to build a social network within the social network. Here’s a step-by-step guide to how to create a group

Monday, October 04, 2010

A Machine Teaches Itself

 Give a computer a task that can be crisply defined — win at chess, predict the weather — and the machine bests humans nearly every time. Yet when problems are nuanced or ambiguous, or require combining varied sources of information, computers are no match for human intelligence.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Mobile device boom sparks U.S. Net address shortage

The United States could run out of unique Internet addresses to assign to new devices by the end of next year, a telecommunications official said on Tuesday.

Monday, September 27, 2010

BlackBerry announces PlayBook tablet

Research In Motion is launching the BlackBerry PlayBook, a tablet computer designed to compete with Apple's iPad.

(The BlackBerry PlayBook features a seven-inch screen and can run both HTML5 and Flash 10.)

The Waterloo, Ont.-based company announced the device at a developers' conference in San Francisco on Monday.

Friday, September 24, 2010

How to make your cell phone greener

Cell phones have become one of the most ubiquitous hallmarks of life in the 21st century, but they aren't necessarily good for the environment.



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