So, now it’s clear: Windows 8 did not blow the doors off during the holiday. In context, this tepid launch is just one of a litany of failures fast relegating Microsoft to the status of incidental spectacle in the information technology business. If Windows 8 is Exhibit A, Exhibit B is Windows Phone 8.
Despite news that show Google’s Project Glass project is still in flux, one investor and researcher is making his own. Rod Furlan reports at the IEEE Spectrum site how he decided to make his own Google Glass prototype. Project Glass Update with Babak Parviz Furlan’s post follows on the heels of an interview that IEEE Spectrum had with the Project Glass leader, Babak Parviz.
Eye-tracking technology has been slowly emerging as a viable technology the last couple of years, and it comes in real handy when you want to know which parts of a Facebook profile people actually look at . One of the leaders in the space, Tobii, is set to bring the tech to consumers in 2013 with a peripheral that works with any Windows 8 PC.
Apple undoubtedly has plans for a new version of iOS and a successor to iPhone 5 , but now we have the first signs that the Cupertino giant is already testing them in the real world. According to developer logs The Next Web has seen, Apple is testing a device with a new, "iPhone 6.1" identifier running iOS 7.
Apple's ads have already gotten off to a bad start this year. The company put out a new ad on New Years Day touting the Do Not Disturb feature that comes with the latest version of iOS, which lets users mute incoming calls and alerts while the device is locked for a designated period of time.
Eager to get a piece of the nearly $400 million car-sharing market in the U.S., Avis announced Wednesday that it was buying Zipcar for $12.25 per share or around $500 million. The agreement is a 49% premium over Zipcar's closing price on Dec. 31, and is expected to formally conclude in spring 2013.
The city of Berkeley, Calif., this week took the first steps toward a ban on drones as the autonomous aircraft deployed in the war on terrorism are being embraced for local law enforcement. The debate over creating a No Drone Zone in this famously left-wing stronghold is likely to be repeated across the U.
RIM reported poor operating results on Thursday, Dec. 20, with revenue down 47% year over year, Blackberry shipments down 51% year over year to 6.9 million units and its subscriber base shrinking for the first time from 80 million to 79 million users. RIM did generate $958 million in operating cash flow in the November quarter but a large amount was driven by lower inventories.
Scott Belsky, CEO of Behance, Investor, and Author I can only answer this from Behance's perspective…As we considered the prospect of joining Adobe, a few things struck us most: Connecting the creative community is the best way to empower the creative community . The creative industry has always been plagued with inefficiency and disorganization.
After Instagram announced revised terms of service last week, the Facebook -owned photo-sharing service caused many users to suspect the company was going to begin selling user photos without compensation. It also announced a mandatory arbitration clause, forcing users to waive their rights to participate in a class action lawsuit except under very limited circumstances.
While Hurricane Sandy has faded from the headlines, the relief effort to help those affected by the storm is still very much in progress. It is a massive endeavor, involving numerous organizations of varying formality, and its sheer size can sometimes get in the way of the efficient dispatching of help.
1. The Death of Steve Jobs Adversely Affected Apple Apple " style="color: #0c74a6; text-decoration: none;" data-crackerjax="#post-slider">stumbled badly with its Maps app , whose icon hinted at the app's incompetence: It was directions for driving off a bridge. The app was a huge embarrassment for Apple, something that probably wouldn't have happened if Steve Jobs had remained at the helm.
A prototype space suit developed by NASA wouldn't look out of place on the set of Toy Story . That's because the suit, called Z-1, bears an uncanny resemblance to the intercosmic uniform worn by Buzz Lightyear. For the uninitiated, Buzz is the "space-ranger" star of Toy Story , a popular computer-animated film franchise.
How would you like a portable battery that could charge any kind of phone -- including the latest iPhones -- without any kind of adapter. That was the whole thrust of Pop , a rechargeable battery that would have built-in cables for almost every kind of port, the Lightning connector included.
It's tough to find speakers that blend with the decor in every room of a house, but one sound system aims to do just that. The Transparent Speaker, designed by Swedish-based company People People , is a see-through glass box that highlights its black drivers -- one 6.