Technology

16
Dec
How accurate are the Kindle sales?

During the past three weeks, customers have purchased more than a million Kindles every week. The company added that their Kindle Tablet which is selling for $199 is Amazon's most popular product. The Kindle Fire is the "most successful product we've ever launched," said Amazon VP Dave Limp. Limp also pointed out that the Kindle e-readers are also selling well-- "close behind the Kindle Fire on the Amazon.com bestseller list." The Kindle... [read news]

13
Dec
One step closer to the God particle

Although scientists have gotten closer to finding the Higgs boson, or "God particle," they are not yet ready to admit it exists. At a seminar that was hosted by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) two teams of scientists said they were able to narrow down the location of the particle. "Tantalizing hints have been seen by both experiments in this mass region, but these are not yet strong enough to claim a discovery," said the... [read news]

12
Dec
Steve Jobs' mentor: Robert Noyce

Robert Noyce is known as the co-inventor of the microchip, the co-founder of Fairchild Semiconductors and Intel Corp. For these achievements on his 84th anniversary he received a Goodle doodle. However, Noyce was also a mentor figure to many Silicon Valley personalities such as Apple founder Steve Jobs. Steve Jobs talked with Leslie Berlin, the author of "The Man Behind the Microchip" about Noyce, and said that: "Bob Noyce took me under his... [read news]

12
Dec
HP TouchPad sale leaves customers annoyed

Consumers that had high hopes of grabbing a discounted HP TouchPad flocked on ebay last night when the company placed a limited number of tablets for sale. HP added refurbished TouchPad tablets to the ebay store priced at $99 for the 16GB and $149 for the 32GB."So it took me an hour of refreshing but I finally got one, though it was a 32 not a 16gb, which really is even better lol," wrote one customer.However, many users complained about the... [read news]

12
Dec
Is the Kindle Fire doomed to fail?

Ever since the Kindle Fire was announced predictions had been made about it. Some said it was going to be the iPad killer, while others believed it was its less expensive equal. However, New York Times' David Streitfeld believes the Kindle Fire still has issues that need to be solved. Customers recently complained that the touch screen was too slow and the browser was sluggish. Others complained about the lack of external volume control.... [read news]

08
Dec
Shigeru Miyamoto is not stepping down

Fans will be glad to know that the creator of games such as Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda will not be retiring. Shigeru Miyamoto gave an exclusive interview to Wired on Wednesday. The man declared firmly that he is not stepping down from his role. "I'm not saying that I'm going to retire from game development altogether. What I mean by retiring is, retiring from my current position," Miyamoto told Wired. The hint that Miyamoto... [read news]

08
Dec
Will the Kindle Fire succed?

On November 14th, Amazon launched its first tablet, the Kindle Fire. So far, reviewers appear to have formed two camps. Some say there can be no comparison between the Kindle Fire and the iPad, while others believe the tablet is a solid user experience. A large number of analysts saw the potential in the Kindle Fire and believe shipments could reach 5 million units. Morgan Stanley analyst Scott Devitt talked more about the tablet. “[The... [read news]

04
Dec
Carrier IQ denies all rumors

Carrier IQ is not submitting quietly in the controversy regarding alleged cellphone tracking and covert customer data collection. The company claims that the information gathered from customers is in fact made of crash logs. Even though security analysts claim the programme is collecting text messages and location data, the company claims that “the content of the SMS is never stored and never transmitted”. “What the video is depicting... [read news]

30
Nov
Conspiracy regarding Siri?

Pro-choice advocates accused Apple of making Siri unable to locate family planning or abortion clinics. As a result they started a petition in which they ask for the update of Siri. The virtual assistant that is integrated in the new iPhone 4S usually declines to locate abortion clinics. Though traditional searches give these results, Siri does not give the location."Even searching by specific clinic names, and then with their street names... [read news]

29
Nov
Apple documents up for auction

Three of the legal documents that present into detail the founding of Apple are going up for auction soon, about two months after the death of the company’s legendary founder Steve Jobs. Sotheby's, the auction house is looking forward to winnings of $100,000 to $150,000. "The 1976 document, which once belonged to Ronald G. Wayne, one of Apple's founders along with Steven P. Jobs and Stephen G. Wozniak, is the first chapter in the story of... [read news]


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