Category: Technology

Why are people queuing for the iPhone 5?

September 21, 2012

Thousands of people queued up to be in the first group of recipients of the new iPhone 5. My only question is, Why?

Did Apple steal Swiss Railways clock?

September 20, 2012

Apple could be in a spot of legal bother, with Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) claiming the Cupertino-based company has infringed on one of its trademarks. All of a sudden the shoe is on the other foot.

Apple’s iPad Mini leaks… probably

September 18, 2012

Apple has sprung a leak, or several, in fact. The latest has seen images of the new iPad Mini spring up online before Apple has even confirmed such a product exists.

Winklevoss twins forget Facebook, invest in SumZero

September 17, 2012

The Winklevoss twins Tyler and Cameron, collectively known as Winklevii, are trying their hand at social networking once more, and Mark Zuckerberg is nowhere in sight. Have this pair of multi-millionaires finally moved on from Facebook?

Scientists create a neural implant that improves the brain function of monkeys

September 16, 2012

Scientists create a neural implant that improves the brain function of monkeysScientists at Wake Forest University, the University of Kentucky at Lexington and the University of Southern California at Los Angeles, developed a neural implant that helped rhesus monkeys matching skills.  While it is a long road between animal experimentation and humans, this could point the way to a method of helping people with various forms of dementia like Alzheimer’s.

The iPhone 5 arrives… Apple doesn’t fix what isn’t broken

September 12, 2012

It’s here, finally, with Apple taking the wraps off the long-awaited iPhone 5 at a huge press event in San Fransisco. Just don’t expect anything exciting, because the iPhone 5 is anything but exciting. Well, to those of us who aren’t fanboys, at least.

A new Toys R Us tablet will join the children’s line up

September 10, 2012

A new Toys R Us tablet will join the children's line upToys R Us has a new proprietary tablet advertised on its website for pre-order.  It’s called the Tabeo and it retails for $149.  The tablet won’t actually hit store shelves until October 21st.  The specs at this point are a little sketchy.

Raspberry Pi now baked in the U.K.

September 7, 2012

The Raspberry Pi computer is now being manufactured in the U.K., with Wales taking over from China as the location of production.

Pogoplug partners with Amazon to offer affordable cloud storage family plans

September 6, 2012

pogoplug_iconPogoplug is pairing up with Amazon to offer not only its own storage devices but also online archival storage.  That means that your information will be accessible even if your hard drive dies, gets a nasty virus, or you just upgrade your computer.  They are also offering family plans that come with a free Pogoplug device to get you started.

Smarter planes could cut costs and save planet

September 6, 2012

Smarter planes could cut costs and save planetAircraft giant Airbus says steeper takeoffs, smarter planes and bird-like formations could cut flight times and save fuel. But it also estimates that total flight times could be cut by five million hours today just by making better use of existing on-board technology.

Bruce Willis battling Apple over iTunes collection

September 3, 2012

Bruce Willis is, according to sources, considering legal action against Apple to ensure his offspring inherit his iTunes music collection. But the law isn’t fully understood, and the story not exactly watertight.

Google gifts Nexus 7 prime advertising spot on homepage

August 28, 2012

Google really wants you to buy a Nexus 7 tablet. No, I mean really really. So much so it has gifted the device a prime advertising spot on its homepage.

Robotic Shark looks for lost ships in the Arctic

August 27, 2012

Robotic Shark looks for lost ships in the ArcticA University of Victoria (UVic) team will use an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) to look for ships lost 167 years ago in the Arctic.  The ill fated Franklin expedition went down in 1845 looking for the Northwest Passage. 

Star Wars-style speeder bike tested

August 23, 2012

A speeder bike just like those seen in Star Wars, you say? I’ll take two, and pay any price you care to name.

Apple “most-valuable public company,” kinda

August 20, 2012

Apple has, by one measure at least, become the most-valuable publicly-traded company of all time. If you completely ignore inflation, that is. Which you cannot.

Once mighty BlackBerry will have fewer users than Windows Phone by years end

August 20, 2012

Once mighty BlackBerry will have fewer users than Windows Phone by years endRemember the days when owning a BlackBerry phone was considered cool? Yeah, its hard but Research In Motion’s (RIMs) continued decline is getting worse.  By the end of the year, it is expected that the number of phones with BlackBerry OS will be less than those sporting Windows Phone OS.  That’s low.  Windows Phone doesn’t even have to pick up much market share because BlackBerry is falling so fast.

Dish Network taking satellite broadband nationwide

August 16, 2012

Dish Network taking satellite broadband nationwidePeople wanting premium TV services have often had to choose between cable and satellite. Now Dish Network thinks that choice should apply in the broadband market as well.


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