Ebay, the parent company of PayPal, just posted its third-quarter results , and as predicted , the company is doing well, thanks in good part to PayPal. Ebay’s revenue is up 15% on this time last year, while its PayPal division is up 23%. If you listen to PayPal’s competitors, its success just doesn’t add up.
We’re not sure if it’s because of the Apple Maps debacle , or if it’s just business as usual, but Google has lately been releasing updates to Google Maps like there’s no tomorrow. The latest update brings 25 million new building footprints to Google Maps, making Google’s map offering even more detailed and comprehensive.
The Magic Finger is a prototype input device developed by Autodesk Research, the University of Alberta and the University of Toronto. The ring uses different surfaces as touch interfaces for controlling smartphones or computers. The device features two optical sensors, a low-resolution, high-speed sensor for tracking movement.
Inundated with too many speakers? Tired of loose wires? Struggle when it comes to pairing devices? No more, says a Finnish company that wants to make it easier and more enjoyable to use sound systems. Unmonday launched a Kickstarter campaign for an independent, ceramic speaker that would pair with other speakers over Airplay.
Apple lost its appeal of a UK court’s ruling that Samsung did not copy the iPad with its Galaxy tablet, Reuters reports. In July, Britain’s High Court ruled in favor of Samsung, explaining that Samsung’s Galaxy tablet, despite certain similarities, is simply “ not as cool ” as the iPad, and can therefore not be confused with that device.
TCP/IP is a set of communications protocols that allow computers to communicate on the Internet. Its name refers to the two most important protocols in the suite — the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and the Internet Protocol (IP). TCP/IP specifies how devices connect to the Internet and how data transmits between those devices.
Prolonged sitting makes you fat, sick and dead . Slouching only makes things worse. Since discovering why sitting too much is so dangerous , we’ve tried everything to up sit straight at work — ergonomic chairs and rolled up blankets for lumbar support — with little success. LUMOback on Kickstarter promises to be the simplest way to fix your posture.
Apple’s stock has been hit hard in recent weeks by reports that supply constraints have cut into sales of the iPhone 5 . In particular, reports have suggested that production has been slowed by tighter quality controls to prevent the iPhone 5 from shipping with scratches – a problem with this particular model.
Intel’s first sales decline in 12 years is a hiccup compared to what’s coming. The chipmaker blamed sluggish third-quarter earnings, reported Oct. 16, on a PC market that shrank for the first time in 11 years, as well as broader economic slowdown. But there is a larger story behind Intel’s piece of the global slowdown in the growth of the semiconductor market.
We’re constantly being told to get off our laptops and phones and head outside to get some exercise, but why not get the best of both worlds — channel your body power for mobile power. The nPower PEG (Personal Energy Generator) turns your personal kinetic energy into electrical charges to keep devices fully juiced up.
Ahead of the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Robocall Summit, which will examine existing robocall technology, and issues related to illegal robocalls and consumer protection initiatives, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce called on regulators and lawmakers to work together to improve existing telecommunications law and correct the ambiguities that exist in relation to this mobile communication.
You know the feeling: It’s hole one, and you’re chosen to tee off first. You step up, tee your ball and stretch out your arms. All eyes are on you. “Doesn’t matter,” you tell yourself, “I’m going to do great!” After a few practice swings, you line up — with one final, confident glance toward your target — and swing away.
In an attempt to further drop the cost of solar power, Bandgap Engineering , a startup in Woburn, Mass., is developing a nanowire-based solar cell that could eventually generate twice as much power as conventional solar cells. That’s a long-term project, but meanwhile the company is about to start selling a simpler version of the technology, using silicon nanowires that can improve the performance and lower the cost of conventional silicon solar cells.
As the world’s biggest search engine and provider of countless other online services, Google pushes a lot of data. To do that, it has some of the most advanced and largest data centers in the world, and now you can take a virtual online tour of them. The tour, located here , features many stunning photographs, showing vast arrays of server racks, thousands of feet of colorful pipes in the cooling systems, and miles and miles of ethernet cables.
The company lucky enough to nab Microsoft's keynote spot at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show is ... Qualcomm. Paul Jacobs, chief executive of the wireless chip giant, will give the coveted pre-show keynote at CES , filling the slot Microsoft vacated late last year. Jacobs, who also gave keynotes at the 2012 and 2010 shows, will speak at 6:30 p.
Good news, denizens of Earth: If the findings from two premier research labs are to be believed, commercial nuclear fusion is feasible — and could arrive sooner than expected. The first breakthrough comes from Sandia National Laboratories (the same engineers who brought us the fanless heatsink ).
Sixty five years ago on October 14th, Captain Charles Yeager became the first man to travel faster than the speed of sound in his X-1 aircraft. Daredevil Felix Baumgartner just became the first man to accomplish the same feat without a plane — or indeed any assistance at all. In an almost unimaginable stunt, the 43-year old Austrian has jumped from a specially constructed balloon at over 128,000 feet (39km) above the earth, breaking the world record for high-altitude skydives and speeds in free fall.
The advent of high-speed, low-power wireless radio technology over the past decade has been one of the great technology stories of the early 21st century. As wireless devices have proliferated, however, total demand for frequencies in the relevant portions of the electromagnetic spectrum have skyrocketed.
While you were busy getting yourself all worked up and declaring 3D printing the beginning of a new age, one of the most maligned figures in modern patent law is preparing to rain on your parade. Nathan Myhrvold, former Microsoft CTO and founder of patent holder Intellectual Ventures, has managed to get an expansive patent on 3D printing DRM.
Few issues generate as many opinions as gun ownership. Almost every country in the world recognizes the special importance of firearms and regulates them. In the United States, the right to own a gun is written into our constitution as part of the famous Second Amendment in our Bill of Rights. Tempering those rights are a slew of state and federal regulations including laws requiring those who manufacture weapons for sale to be licensed, the weapons they create to be numbered and registered, and the guns to be readily detectable.
The fact that over 200,000 people have downloaded one of the various “shake to charge” apps, now available from Google Play, indicates our willingness to suspend any form of practical reasoning in pursuit of the dream of wireless charging. A quick investigation of the source code would likely reveal these apps do little more than to link the interrupt signal from the accelerometer to a progress bar indicating an alleged battery charge.
Surface tablet pricing will start at $499, Microsoft confirmed today. But is that low enough to entice reams of buyers? Right off the bat, that price does have at least two things going for it. One, it comes with 32GB of storage not 16GB like the identically priced Apple iPad . Two, it comes with Microsoft Office -- for now that means Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT Preview.
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.