Google’s I/O 2013 conference was a little different this year than last. In 2012, we had a couple of keynotes that introduced Google Glass (by skydiving a set into the auditorium), the popular Nexus 7 low-cost tablet, the Nexus Q media streamer and even a new version of Android, 4.1 Jelly Bean. This year the focus was more on updates to Google’s services and apps, with no new hardware and no new version of Android.
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If you are a windows smart phone lover, then the HTC Corporation has something for you. The HTC Windows Phone 8S is the latest smartphone off the assembly line of this company and it is a windows 8 based smart phone. It comes with a variety of the latest features but, some people have commented that it is lacking somewhat in the entertainment department. The HTC Windows Phone 8S supports the 2G and 3G networks for better voice and data… Continue reading
The Galaxy S4 is right on our doorsteps, if you believe the hearsay.
Rumors abound about the new phone, the coming upgrade to the famed and popular Galaxy S3. The world held it’s breath in anticipation for the S3, showcasing Samsung’s domination of the android market – the phone even had it’s own unveiling ceremony, where scads of people showed up for a simple reveal.
The S3 received Best Smartphone of the Year Award in 2012 from T3 Gadget, a… Continue reading
As recently as last year, there was much doubt among consumers and experts alike about a looming spectrum shortage in the United States. Many said that the threat of spectrum shortage was being oversold by carriers in order to avoid costly towers and routing of Wi-Fi traffic. Others pushed the envelope by saying that the desire for money far outweighed the desire of telecom companies to increase the performance of their wireless service for customers.
One year later, the reports… Continue reading
Ireland, known in pre-financial crisis parlance as the Celtic Tiger, began attracting tech giants as early as the 90s, but continues to do so at an alarming rate, bestowing upon Dublin a tech-industry-coveted ‘Silicon’ title, the Silicon Docks next to the famous Grand Canal Docks neighborhood. Becoming a center of any industry is always a combination of factors including simply being the right place at the right time, and making yourself the right place, right now. Ireland managed to seize… Continue reading
Skype has been offering its services in France for a while now, but if it doesn’t start to comply with France’s rules and regulations, it may be found guilty of criminal charges.
Skype Not Following France’s Rules
According to a press release by ARCEP (the agency that regulates telecommunications in France) last week, Skype was unwilling to follow proper protocol for the registration of their business. The press release states that ARCEP has asked Skype numerous times to register themselves… Continue reading
We first heard about Apple’s reported development of a Spotify-like music streaming service last year, but since then there have been few developments and no official announcements. Now, we’re hearing that Apple’s attempts to get the service operational have been hit with uncharacteristic delays.
The New York Times is reporting that the service has been delayed until the summer, at the earliest. The delay is apparently due to a disagreement between Apple and record companies that hold the licenses it needs to… Continue reading
Could a Smartphone be the future of medicine? A question that would otherwise look lame if asked a few years back. But surprisingly, it holds a strong ground in the world we live today – with a substantial answer that is evident in the field of wireless medicine. Truly, technology has come to stay. It is obvious how much technology has improved several sectors of human endeavor, but little do we know how much the future of our health care… Continue reading
In the light of renewed and increased reported threats from hackers and cyberspies, U.S. legislators are planning to re-introduce the Cyber Intelligence Sharing & Protection Act. The act was introduced last year, but did not get past the Senate, and was followed by controversy, and outcries by the ACLU over concerns for privacy.
Prominent news outlets such as the WSJ, and the Washington Post, have all recently issued several stories on cyberspying activities. The website of the Federal Reserve, has… Continue reading
Google’s approach to privacy often gets it into trouble. And, just when you think all the brouhaha from the last little scandal has died down, another one starts making headlines. So, what is it this time?
According to Dan Nolan, Google is sending developers some very private information from consumers who have purchased their apps; information like home addresses.
It’s something that has made Nolan rather hot under the collar, but it’s not perturbed some other industry experts, like Barry… Continue reading
Over the past few years, Apple flipped the tech industry with cutting-edge innovations. They revolutionized the smartphone market when they introduced the iPhone. They did so again when they created the iPad that changed the tablet sphere. Of course, the two devices are not relatively new concepts, but Apple did a whole lot in terms of streamlining function and aesthetics that made their line of products a household name.
With its success, however, the tech giant is showing no signs… Continue reading
There is a lot of buzz going on in the tech industry lately due to a video that was leaked last week, which reportedly showed an upcoming laptop from search engine giant, Google. The device, which is purportedly called “Chromebook Pixel,” is noted to a be a new kind of computer that is solely designed by Google with a high resolution, high density display and a capacitive touchscreen. A company referred to as Slinky.me claimed that the video was a… Continue reading
Medical technology – relating to the procedures, equipment and processes by which medical care is delivered – has grown exponentially over the last couple of decades, affording us new and innovative ways of treating injuries, illnesses and providing modern treatments to the mass population.
We’re all familiar with the standard medical technology currently in usage all over the world (think X-ray devices, wheelchairs, diagnostic imaging equipment, syringes, surgical dressings and dentists drills for just a handful of examples), but in… Continue reading
Technology in education creates both an opportunity for schools and students and possesses numerous challenges. First and foremost, it’s costly and ever-changing. It can take years to implement programs into schools, and by the time that happens, there will most likely be a new way of doing things and a new way of learning. It’s hard to keep up, and without the proper funding, it’s not only hard but can be downright impossible.
In a world that seems to be… Continue reading
Amazon’s Kindle reading device has been around for 5 years now. When the Kindle was first introduced, many people doubted it. They felt that it was just too expensive for something that only served one purpose: reading books. Many people felt that the Kindle would fail. That only very serious bookworms would actually find this device useful.
Many people also said that they didn’t like the computerized feel while reading. They liked the feel of “real” books: the smell, the… Continue reading
It’s that time of year again; time to dust off your office planner, take to the internet and start bookmarking 2013’s big conferences. As per usual, the Asian Technology conference circuit this year is crammed full of the essential, the cutting edge and the downright niche. Below we’ve selected 5 of the upcoming ‘must-see’s and their smaller, but no less relevant rivals. So get note-taking, call up HR and wrangle yourself an expenses-paid trip to the following events:
GSTC (Singapore,… Continue reading
Thomas McMahon is a writer who lives in Boise, Idaho where he works for the link building company, Page One Power. When he isn’t writing, you can find Thomas trying, and failing, to figure out Facebook’s privacy settings.
Last month, Facebook announced what will be one of the social media giant’s most innovative, interactive and possibly controversial features once it goes live. Facebook Graph Search, which is currently in a limited beta that you can sign up for here… Continue reading
Figures from the end of 2012 show Nokia has been doing quite well lately, but as the Finnish firm looks to boost its profile even further it seems we could be seeing a lot more of its PureView camera technology this year. During CES 2013 Nokia executive Chris Weber said there are two main areas of growth for the Lumia range; high-end devices that offer PureView technology and cheaper feature loaded low-end handsets. PureView camera technology first showcased on the… Continue reading