Following months of speculation and rumors , Apple released on Tuesday press invitations for its next big launch: the iPad Mini . The event will be held in on Tuesday, Oct. 23 in San Jose, Calif. The invite says: “We’ve got a little more to show you.” The invitation-only event will be held at the California Theatre in San Jose on October 23 at 10:00 a.
ChargePoint announced the availability of the ChargePoint 4.0 platform for electric vehicle drivers and charging station owners. ChargePoint 4.0 is a free upgrade for all ChargePoint account holders and is now live for all station owners and drivers. For station owners, ChargePoint 4.0 is a groundbreaking release with new features including: ChargePoint Connections, support for multi-site deployments, and additional pricing models for charging services.
The company that manufactures Apple's iPhone said Tuesday it found underage interns as young as 14 working at one of its factories in China. Foxconn, owned by Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., said it was investigating with schools how the interns were sent to its factory. It didn't say how many underage interns it found.
Spintronic technology, in which data is processed on the basis of electron “spin” rather than charge, promises to revolutionize the computing industry with smaller, faster and more energy efficient data storage and processing. Materials drawing a lot of attention for spintronic applications are dilute magnetic semiconductors – normal semiconductors to which a small amount of magnetic atoms is added to make them ferromagnetic.
Amazon in talks to buy Texas Instruments' mobile chip arm:TEL AVIV ( Reuters ) - Amazon.com Inc, the world's largest Internet retailer, is in advanced talks to buy the mobile chip business of Texas Instruments , Israeli financial newspaper Calcalist reported on Monday. If negotiations lead to an agreement, Amazon, which makes tablets and is expected to enter the smartphone industry, would become a direct rival to Apple and Samsung Electronics, which also designs their own chips.
Today Microsoft unveiled Xbox Music , a Spotify-like streaming music service that'll be baked into Windows 8 PCs and tablets, Windows Phones, and the Xbox . Except it's better than Spotify , Rhapsody , Rdio, and all those other streaming products out there. And it exemplifies Apple's failings to get streaming music right.
A month ago, news broke that Facebook is testing a mobile ad network. Facebook , under severe pressure to re-accelerate its revenue growth, is testing lots of new businesses these days, and the mobile ad network news got lost in the wash. Here's why we should actually be paying very close attention: a Facebook mobile ad network, if successful and widely adopted, would dramatically increase the amount of money media and tech companies are able to make in the next decade.
Softbank bought a controlling stake in Sprint for ~$20 billion. It's bad news for Yahoo , Yahoo shareholders, Marissa Mayer, Silicon Valley VCs, and tech startups. Here's how: Yahoo Japan is a joint venture between Yahoo and Softbank. Softbank was, until a few weeks ago, preparing to pay Yahoo ~$3 billion for its stake.
Google's Android and Apple's iPhone are vying for number one and two in the smart phone market. In a distant but still impressive third? Blackberry, which has 11 percent of the market . There are 90 million BlackBerry users around the world, but who are they? BlackBerry users tend to be older.
A helium balloon made of 40 acres of ultrathin plastic took Mr. Baumgartner to an altitude of 128,100 feet. Mr. Baumgartner broke the sound barrier during his jump, reaching a maximum speed of 833.9 miles per hour, or Mach 1.24. More Photos » The man, Felix Baumgartner , an Austrian daredevil, made the highest and fastest jump in history after ascending by a helium balloon to an altitude of 128,100 feet.
The advice from master to student over the past three years has been simple: Be prepared. Know what to do and how to do it. "Fearless Felix" Baumgartner heeded Joe Kittinger's advice and followed it. In the desert surrounding Roswell, N.M., on Sunday, Baumgartner broke Kittinger's world record for the highest and fastest free fall.
Solar cells convert three-quarters of the energy contained in the Sun‘s spectrum into electricity – yet the infrared spectrum is entirely lost in standard solar cells. In contrast, black silicon solar cells are specifi cally designed to absorb this part of the Sun‘s spectrum – and researchers have recently succeeded in doubling their overall efficiency.
Digital cameras and camcorders deliver high resolution film sequences that are several gigabytes in size. These can take several minutes to transfer wirelessly to your home computer via Bluetooth. Now there is a speedy alternative: the “multi-gigabit communication module” is six times faster than a USB cable.
Robotherapist 3D, a robot which aids stroke patients' recovery, is to be brought to market by its worldwide patent holder, a spin-off company from the Miguel Hernández University of Elche (Alicante, Spain). It is the first robot to enable patients to start doing exercises while supine, allowing them to begin shortly after the stroke and expediting recovery.