Archive for the ‘Tech News’ Category
Google Glass was released to the public recently when 8,000 beta testers were selected by the company to purchase and try the new device. Already several security risks are coming to light. Besides the fear that wearable technology equipped with cameras can put any bystanders at risk of being recorded without their knowledge (one bar ...Read more.
After the first presidential debate, we showed you apps that can help you stay informed on the candidates’ positions and standings as they campaign through the last few weeks before the election. This week, not only can you keep track of their records, lies and flip flops, you can also gauge how their performance ...Read more.
You forgot to book your ticket to London, but watching all the Olympic games on a time delay is a little too 1996 for your taste. Good news – you can still experience the games 2012-style with the NBC Olympics Live Extra App. With the app, you can access live streaming coverage of all events ...Read more.
Microsoft has revealed the new Windows RT, a version of its OS that is optimized for ARM processors. Like the other versions of Windows 8, it will include both a Windows interface and a mobile layout option. The system, which comes complete with MS Office 2010, has come under fire from both Mozilla and Google ...Read more.
The ability to have your entire library in the palm of your hand is the ultimate promise of an e-reader. But what about the books already on your shelf? You know – those classics that you’ve had for years, back when a nook was just a place where you could curl up and read.
The Weather Channel is predicting snow for New York on Christmas Eve, but NASA’s latest release lets you see what parts of the world had white Christmases over the past decade. A 36-second video on NASA’s Earth Observatory website highlights the globe’s snow activity through rapid-paced images shot from Space.
The Kindle Fire has a plethora of features to play games, watch TV shows and movies and share pictures that put it in a league with leading tablet devices. Add these to its affordable price tag and the Fire poses a serious threat to the iPad. But Amazon’s latest move shows that it is returning ...Read more.
The rumor mills have been churning ever since The Daily reported that Microsoft plans to bring its Office suite to Apple’s iPad. This move would bring together the world’s most popular business software with the most successful tablet on the market. With no other tablet, save Windows devices, currently running MS Office, the new Excel, ...Read more.
From the creators that brought us Siri, the humble personal assistant, comes a humble “personal discovery engine.” Trapit, the latest release from the CALO project, is challenging dominant search tools like Google and Facebook with its learning technology that personalizes search results and discovers what you like based on your online behavior. The site’s key ...Read more.
MapQuest is expanding into local tourism with the launch of Vibe, a site that immerses users into a city and offers much more than basic directions. Combining data collected by MapQuest over the past 10 years with user feedback, Vibe paints an interactive picture of entire cities on the neighborhood level. Each neighborhood is rated ...Read more.