In the state that is likely to decide the leader of the free world today , an 11th hour “experimental software patch” is causing consternation, confusion and a lawsuit. Ohio, regarded as the “tipping point” swing state in Governor Mitt Romney and U.S. President Barack Obama’s quest for 270 electoral votes Tuesday, uses electronic voting machines.
Officials in London are planning to make a serious upgrade to the street lighting system in Westminster over the next four years. The borough has committed to spending £3.25 million to replace 14,000 lights with new energy efficient versions. What's most interesting about these new lights is that they are "smart street lights," which have the ability to alert workers through an iPad app when they need to be repaired or replaced.
It’s happening, just like Marc Andreessen said it would — more and more companies that have historically operated in the analog realm are crossing over into technology. The latest cool example of this is the eyewear company Oakley . While Oakley has always been closely associated with sports and has therefore used advanced materials, the end result is ultimately for things that are relatively low-tech — glasses, sunglasses, and the like.
One of the surest signs of something big happening today is seeing crowds gathering, with the ubiquitous mobile devices raised in the air to capture a video of the situation. Sensational scenes almost don’t really happen if they aren’t recorded by everyday people and put online. But the tendency to record everything leads to sticky conflicts between police and the people they are sworn to protect and serve, complicated by the viral speed and ease of technology.
The court ruled against an injunction by Apple requesting that a Mexican company with the registered name iFone cease using their brand, in order to avoid possible confusion among customers. The Mexican company had registered its brand in 2003, four years before Apple’s registration for the iPhone brand name in the country, El Universal reports .
After Superstorm Sandy ripped through the East Coast, commuters in the Tri-State area were left stranded with few options. The mass transit system, crippled by flooding and debris, is slowly coming back on line. Until everything is up and running, however, daunting delays are discouraging straphangers from their regular routine.
Hot water and infrastructure weren’t the only things affected by Monday’s storm. Hurricane Sandy took down New York City-based media companies Huffington Post , Gawker and BuzzFeed . The three brands house their servers with Datagram, located beside Battery Park, where the flooding hit a record high of about 14 feet.
Dual monitors are increasingly becoming the norm for today’s hyper-connected workstations. Whether you’re trying to keep track of different browser tabs at work or you need more on-the-go workspace for your business trip, a tablet can act as a handy second monitor and a boon to productivity. Tablet use is certainly on the rise.
Whether looking for a skillful barber or a top mobile app, crowdsourcing has become a staple of information gathering in the digital age. So, it’s no surprise that Long Island communities, greatly affected by Hurricane Sandy ‘s destructive path, have taken to Facebook and Google Docs to seek information and share status updates.
Hurricane Sandy crippled most of New York City when it rolled into town earlier this week, but that won’t stop Apple from continuing with its highly-anticipated iPad mini launch on Friday at its flagship location. Although the city’s Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) transportation has been running limitedly — preventing many commuters from getting to work and where they need to go — the company is continuing with the iPad mini launch as planned.
A UK judge has reprimanded Apple for the “untrue” and “incorrect” notice it posted to its UK website acknowledging a ruling that Samsung’s Galaxy tablets did not infringe on a design patent for the iPad. Apple was originally ordered to issue a simple notice to correct perceptions that Samsung had copied Apple’s products after a UK court ruled in Samsung’s favor on Oct.
Heralding a new era in high-speed wireless connectivity, Wilocity , the leading developer of 60 GHz multi-gigabit wireless chipsets, today announced that it is jointly providing tri-band wireless chipsets with Qualcomm Atheros , Inc., for Dell’s first WiGig™ enabled Ultrabook for business, the Latitude 6430u.
Now when you head out to meet friends, you can see real-time ETAs for everyone you’re meeting as well as see who has already arrived and parked at your destination using Waze . The social GPS and live traffic app released a new version for iOS and Android Wednesday with newly designed maps, moods and interface as well as new social features for keeping up with your friends while you’re on the go.
Kim Dotcom , best known as the founder of (now defunct) file sharing service Megaupload , has announced a new project called Mega. The service, previously referred to as “ Megabox ,” will enable users to store their data in the cloud, with support for encryption and cross-account folder sharing.
Shortly after launching a crisis map for Superstorm Sandy , Google has rolled out “Public Alerts” on Maps and Search. The service provides warnings for natural disasters and emergency situations, such as Sandy, which hit the northeastern U.S. on Monday night. Public Alerts , which Google announced in a blog post Tuesday, aims to show “relevant weather, public safety and earthquake alerts” from the U.