Technology

23
Oct
Is Siri female?

Is Siri female or male? The voice assistant cannot answer your question, however most Apple users believe that the feminine-sounding voice belongs to a woman. A CNN report announced that most voices recorded on GPS devices or voicemail boxes are female. The reasons are most likely psychological. As far as Siri is concerned, it sounds female in the U.S. and four other countries, but in France and the U.K., it sounds male. According to CNN... [read news]

23
Oct
Lytro announces first device: Lytro Light Field Camera

Four months ago the digital imaging industry started getting restless when Lytro announced it was going to revolutionize digital imaging. Now, the company has been true to its words and announced its first product, the Lytro Light Field Camera. The new camera makes its users able to adjust the focus of their photos after they had taken the shot. The camera is able to actually capture the entire light field of the scene and remember the color... [read news]

21
Oct
The Orionids are heading our way

If you’re a sky watcher and are eagerly expecting an interesting moment then be ready to mark your calendar. The 2011 Orionid meteor shower is heading our way and scientists announced it is expected to peak before dawn on Oct. 21 and 22. That means you have to prepare as this is on Friday and Saturday!The Orionids take place every year in October when the Earth passes through the dust left behind by Halley's Comet. When these particles enter... [read news]

21
Oct
Where is Amazon heading now?

A few weeks remain until the Amazon Kindle will start shipping. At the moment rumors are flying that the company will also launch a 10 inch tablet which may be called Inferno or Blaze at some point next year. But are we looking forward to a Kindle phone as well? In 2010 New York Times made no mention of a future tablet, however they did point out that Amazon might release a phone in the future. “Lab126 briefly discussed entering the mobile... [read news]

20
Oct
MC Hammer is launching a search engine

Everybody heard at some point in his life about MC Hammer. However, what you did not know is that the venerable rapper who managed to bring hip-hop music in the pop mainstream during the 90s is developing a search engine that he hopes will perform better than Google, Bing and other well known tools. Hammer, known as Stanley Burrell by his real name, announced that his project was called WireDoo and already had two years in the making. During... [read news]

20
Oct
Siri- not secure enough?

The voice-driven assistant known as Siri which came with Apple’s new iPhone 4S apparently poses a security risk according to Sophos who pointed out that the phone’s settings allow the user to send emails and texts even when the screen is locked with a passcode. Graham Cluley, who is the security consultant at Sophos pointed out that he had been able to do both things and could have managed to temper with his colleague’s calendar... [read news]

20
Oct
What faults does Google+ have according to its fans?

Although Google+ has a bright future ahead of it, the fans of the social network are frustrated at the slow pace the applications are being released. Mark Davis believes that Google+ is slowly becoming a platform for professional networking.   "Since I started using Google+ some weeks ago, I've developed a healthy network of people I trust, respect and enjoy," said Mark Davis. "Most of them are related to me professionally in some way. They... [read news]

19
Oct
Bill Gates summoned to an antitrust hearing

Microsoft chairman Bill Gates will be called next week to give a testimony in an antitrust hearing filed by Novel. "We have great confidence in the jury system and believe that when the jury considers all of the evidence in this case it will determine that Novell's claims have no merit, and will find for Microsoft," said James Jardine, who is a managing partner at Ray, Quinney and Nebeker, while talking on behalf of Microsoft. The Novell... [read news]

19
Oct
A new Stuxnet type of attack

Security researchers announced that the creators of Stuxnet, the worm that infected an Iranian nuclear site may have hit again. Last year, tens of thousands of computers from 155 countries were infected by this worm. The event caused an enormous uproar when it was stated that it was in fact an American-Israeli project aimed at sabotaging the Siemens Corporation computers used in uranium enrichment in the Nataz site. A new malicious program... [read news]

19
Oct
Why choose Android 4.0?

Despite its somewhat amusing name, the Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) is probably one of the most important Android releases to date. With the help of this release, Google brought its tablet system in sync with its smartphone system. As a result, vendors can now stop wasting their times creating programs for different platforms and channel their attention into creating applications for one single platform. Considering how important... [read news]


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