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In-Flight Entertainment: Almost All the Comforts of Home

The in-flight entertainment sphere has expanded far beyond showing movies on hard-to-see overhead screens. Passengers want constant availability of media, entertainment and connectedness wherever they happen to be, and in-flight systems are simply trying to keep up with that demand. "Consumers have ...

Kicking Back in the Online Social Gaming Scene

Online gaming is big business, and one of the fastest-growing segments of the online game market is casual gaming -- simple games that can be played on websites, through social media sites like Facebook, or on mobile devices. "The casual games appeal to a broad market because they don't involve an e...

YouTube Grows Up: The Maturing of a Medium

Remember Charlie? YouTube isn't just about cat videos and basement productions anymore. Charlie's a big boy now, and YouTube has been growing up too. The site has evolved into a full-fledged social media platform, and entertainment companies and other businesses have begun to take note. "In a world ...

Microsoft Debuts Shiny New Mobile Peripherals

Microsoft Hardware on Monday unveiled several new mobile-friendly keyboards and mice designed specifically for use with its forthcoming Windows 8 and tablets: the Wedge Touch Mouse, the Wedge Mobile Keyboard, the Sculpt Touch Mouse, and the Sculpt Mobile Keyboard. The Wedge Touch Mouse is pocket-siz...

The Persistence of the Facebook Smartphone Myth

On Facebook's earnings call Thursday, Mark Zuckerberg seemed to deny that the company would be developing its own branded smartphone, presumably an effort to put to rest growing speculation -- mostly attributed to unnamed sources -- about a Facebook phone under development at HTC. Building a smartph...

App Developers Tilt Toward iOS

A survey of more than 3,600 Appcelerator Titanium developers has revealed that they would rather develop mobile apps for iOS than for Android. iOS led Android by 16 percent in the Appcelerator/IDC Q2 2012 Mobile Developer Report. Fifty-three percent of the respondents believed that iOS was winning i...

Facial Recognition Faces Congressional Scrutiny

A senate committee met on Wednesday to discuss the promise and pitfalls of facial recognition technology. Led by its chair, U.S. Sen. Al Franken, the committee questioned privacy advocates as well as representatives of the FBI, the FTC and Facebook, about how the technology is being used and what pr...

Sensor-Equipped Gloves May Give Voice to Sign Language

Making use of sleek black gloves, sophisticated sensors, a microcontroller and a smartphone, students from the Ukraine have created a device that translates sign language into speech. Called "Enable Talk," the system won first place in the software design category at Microsoft's 10th annual Imagine ...

A Bunch of Unused PCs Won’t Be Able to Go Online Monday

Anywhere from 250,000 to 500,000 computers worldwide may lose Web access Monday morning if their users don't manage to remove malware called "DNSChanger" from their machines. A massive public information campaign has been undertaken over the last several months to inform people about the virus and h...

A Handful of Devs Get Their Hands on Google Glasses

Skydivers, mountain bikers and rappellers donned Google Glasses on Wednesday and captured video of their stunts at the Google I/O conference, giving the world a glimpse of the capabilities of this new wearable technology. Google is selling the glasses for $1,500 to U.S.-based developers who were in ...

Terabits by Twisted Light: The Optical Communications Revolution

Twisted infrared light beams have propelled wireless data transmission to a dazzling 2.56 terabits per second via a system developed by a multinational team of researchers led by the Optical Communications Laboratory at the University of Southern California. The process, called "orbital angular mome...

Gigapixel Photography: It’s All in the Details

To test the 1-gigapixel AWARE-2 camera his team developed, David Brady, professor of electrical and computer engineering at Duke University, took it out to Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge in eastern North Carolina and took a few snapshots of tundra swans. "Normally, with bird photography you'...

In the Lap of Luxury: Tesla’s All-Electric Model S

This summer, Tesla is rolling out its luxury electric car, the Model S, amid much acclaim. "The design and efficiency of the Model S are unparalleled," said electric vehicle consultant Shannon Arvizu. "It's a stunningly beautiful car that is incredibly affordable to operate and has 'oh-my-god' wow p...

Sharp Debuts Monolithic Mega TV

Sharp introduced its new 90-inch Aquos LED TV on Tuesday -- what it's calling "the largest TV on the planet." At 4-ft. tall and 6-ft., 8-in. wide, it's sure to dominate the room. Content is displayed at 1080p, the highest resolution available. The TV has a suggested retail price of $10,999.99. It's ...

Machine Speak: Robot Baby Learns Words

It's a cute little robot learning how to say "green" and "blue." And as part of a major project undertaken by robotics researchers at the University of Hertfordshire, it's also promising to transform perceptions of how robots -- and humans -- learn language. DeeChee, which is built to look, act and ...

Microsoft Event Drums Up Major Buzz

Microsoft invited reporters and industry experts this week to a special event on Monday in Los Angeles, where it promises to make a "major" announcement. Since then, speculation has been rampant about exactly what that announcement will be, though Microsoft has not released any further details. Theo...

Living Nanomachines Show Researchers the Ropes

Nanomachines are, simply, very small machines, and the goal of medical nanotechnologists is to create these tiny machines in order to treat diseases at the molecular level. The body, however, already has plenty of its own nanomachines in the form of proteins that assemble themselves to transform the...

Corning’s Willow Glass Moves Ahead of the Curve

Corning unveiled a new flexible glass -- called "Willow Glass" -- at the Society for Information Display's Boston Display Week on Monday. It's about as thick and flexible as a piece of paper, while having the strength, durability and other qualities of existing glass. Willow Glass can be made as thi...

US Cybercounterterrorism Team Takes on al-Qaida

The interagency Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications last week revealed that its Digital Outreach Team responded to pictures posted by al-Qaida supporters on Yemeni discussion forums. To counter the images of coffins covered by the U.S. flag, the center posted pictures of coffins dra...

Leap Aims to Put a Whole New World in Your Hands

Leap Motion released its new Leap motion control system for pre-order on Monday, with shipment promised in early 2013. The $69.99 Leap is 200 times more sensitive than any similar existing technology and allows for a variety of natural and intuitive 3D motion controls. Leap Motion is shipping out de...

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