Tech Headline News

Tuesday 27th of September 2016

The Register
Amazon adds free Oracle analytics tool to cloud
'Oh, Microsoft has Oracle now? LOOK AT THIS!' Just two days after Microsoft made Oracle's technology available on its Windows Azure cloud, Amazon has added a sophisticated diagnostic tech to its own Oracle database service.… Learn how to leverage change for better IT And win a top of the range HP... 3 years ago
The Register
PC sales shrank less than expected during back-to-school 2013
Don't be alarmed, it was still a disaster Want a shock? Sales of desktop and notebook PCs during the all-important back-to-school period were actually better than expected, according to the latest figures from research firm the NPD Group.… 3 years ago
Techland - Time Magazine
Adonit’s Evernote Stylus for the iPad Looks Like a Pointy Breakthrough
“If you see a stylus, they blew it.” Steve Jobs famously said that when he introduced the iPhone and its finger-driven interface. With all due respect, there are plenty of instances in which a stylus is darn useful — especially on an iPad, where one is much better for note-taking and drawing than a... 3 years ago
Good E-Reader
McGraw-Hill Education Offers New Platform Aimed at Struggling Readers Faced with CCSS
Anyone who follows education news in the US is aware of the strict requirements and goals of the Common Core standards for public education. What many are criticizing as a national curriculum–as thought it was wrong to determine that every US high school graduate would meet the same standards for... 3 years ago
Ars Technica
FCC rules that prisoners can use cheaper VoIP alternatives to call home
ConsCallHome Being in prison sounds pretty terrible all around. Among all the elements of incarceration that seem awful, prisoners even face crazy-high call rates to simply stay in touch with their loved ones. Those charges were capped at $0.21 per minute as recently as last month—down from $1 per... 3 years ago
Ars Technica
As Dell drops out, Microsoft still doesn’t give buyers a reason to pick Windows RT
The now apparently unavailable Dell XPS 10. Dell Since first using it, we've been puzzled by Windows RT. In a world with Clover Trail—a chip that offers adequate performance and ARM-like power consumption while retaining compatibility with all the x86 software that's out there—a version of Windows... 3 years ago
Netflix opens Super HD streaming to Apple TV, other devices
Netflix bumped up the quality of its HD movie and television streaming service on Thursday, expanding Super HD support for all devices, including the Apple TV set-top box. 3 years ago
Staples to reportedly start U.S. online sales of Apple's iPad and iPod in October
Office supply retailer Staples will reportedly begin offering iPads and iPods through its U.S. online store next month after striking a distribution deal with Apple, 3 years ago
The Verge
New legislation would kill CableCard, potentially spell trouble for third-party cable boxes
In 2007, the CableCard was designed to spur innovation in the set-top boxes, giving third parties a chance to plug into the cable ecosystem by installing a single card that would handle all the necessary encryption. But because of cable industry intransigence, it was a disaster . The result was too... 3 years ago
Facebook allows edits for typos and botched auto-corrects
Facebook’s website and its Android app now will allow users to make changes to posts after they have been published. iOS users, coming soon for you. 3 years ago
Imaging resource
Sony QX100 teardown goes inside the unusual lens-style camera that starts shipping tomorrow
If you're eagerly awaiting the recently-announced -- and extremely unconventional -- Sony QX100 and QX10 lens-style cameras, your wait is just about over! Both models are just about to start shipping tomorrow, their maker has announced. And whether you'll be buying one or not, Sony has just... 3 years ago
Imaging resource
Sports photography legend Neil Leifer talks about life’s work at retrospective show (VIDEO)
If you happen to be in Baltimore this Saturday and have the least bit of interest in sports photography, you should really stop by the Sports Legends Museum , where a new retrospective of the work of Neil Leifer is opening. If Leifer's name doesn't ring a bell, his work certainly will, particularly... 3 years ago
SLR Magic 25mm T/0.95 Hyperprime Cine Lens Review
Gary Wolstenholme review the SLR Magic 25mm T/0.95 Hyperprime Cine lens. 3 years ago
TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog
Apple thus far has helped raise over $65 million in fight against AIDS
Apple to date has helped raise more than US$65 million in the fight against AIDS through the (Product) RED initiative which was founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver back in 2006. The news comes courtesy of a tweet from the official (Product) RED Twitter account. Bono at #CGI2013 on @RED partners:... 3 years ago
TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog
Podcast sort order: A helpful look at the troubled Podcasts app
I love listening to podcasts and yes, I do use Apple's Podcasts app . I typically manage subscriptions on my iPhone, but recently launched iTunes and noticed that my shows seemed to be in a random order. They're not sorted by subscription order, or number of new shows or even most recent... 3 years ago
Techland - Time Magazine
JumpCam is a Video Sharing Network That’s Collaborative as Well as Social
At first blush, it may not be obvious what’s different about JumpCam, a new iPhone app for taking and sharing short videos. Interface-wise, it’s a dead ringer for Instagram and a number of other programs for sharing photos and/or video clips, with a never-ending, scrolling feed of videos and a... 3 years ago
Netflix opens the floodgates on Super HD streaming support
Getting the best quality stream on Netflix is no longer determined by your ISP, just by your bandwidth. 3 years ago
NSA: Surveillance court says no upper limit on phone records collection
A U.S. surveillance court has given the National Security Agency no limit on the number of U.S. telephone records it collects in the name of fighting terrorism, the NSA director said Thursday. 3 years ago
Google turns 15; celebrates by improving search
Google is now 15 years old, and the company is celebrating by smartening up its bread-and-butter technology, search, and adding new features such as comparisons and filters. 3 years ago
TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog
Daily Update for September 26, 2013
It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player (requires... 3 years ago
PC Perspective
A pair of gaming peripherals from CoolerMaster
Up for review at Overclockers Club is a pair of CM Storm peripherals, the Havok gaming mouse and the Quckfire XT mechanical keyboard. Their review unit had Cherry Blue switches but you can choose your favourite Cherry switch when you order the keyboard. For those who prefer a minimalistic looking... 3 years ago
PC Magazine: New Product Reviews
Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate (for PlayStation 3)
Featuring engaging fighting, various martial arts styles, and gorgeous, interactive environments, Dead or Alive 5 is a worthy addition to the long-running fight franchise 3 years ago
PC Magazine: New Product Reviews
BenQ MW721
The BenQ MW721 is portable yet bright, and provides good data image quality. 3 years ago
Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows
Windows 8.1 Book: Calendar 0.1
Just the start of the Calendar chapter Here's a very early version of the next chapter in progress for Windows 8.1 Book, Calendar. This is just the basics, with a few early sections filled out. But I think this chapter will come together quickly and not be as long as the last one. read more 3 years ago
New York Times
E.A. Sports Won’t Make College Football Game in 2014
On its Web site, the company also said on Thursday that it was working to settle its role in a lawsuit by college players seeking to be paid. 3 years ago
New York Times
Bits Blog: Google Alters Search to Handle More Complex Queries
Google made one of the biggest ever changes to its search engine, as part of a shift away from matching keywords on Web pages to understanding the meaning of search queries. 3 years ago
Huge savings on Dell XPS 8700 Haswell Core i7 Desktop with 27-inch UltraSharp Monitor, Belkin Range Extender and More
Every day is a good day for deals, but our deal hunters found some extraordinary offers today. Topping the charts is an unheard of bundle from Dell, offering a fully-loaded Haswell-powered desktop with a premium 27" WQHD monitor for only $1299. We also found a 14" Core i5 Ultrabook running Windows... 3 years ago
Microsoft will combine the Windows 8 and WP8 app stores in ecosystem hail mary
In an effort to save both of its ailing platforms, Microsoft is planning to combine both the Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 app stores into a single, all-encompassing app store. It isn’t entirely clear whether this will result in complete cross-platform compatibility for both Windows 8 and WP8 apps... 3 years ago
SanDisk Launches World's Fastest Memory Card
One of the biggest announcements at IBC this year came from SanDisk: the flash storage maker presented the world's first CFast 2.0 memory card. The new Extreme Pro reaches theoretical read speeds of 450 MB/s and write speeds of 350 MB/s! SanDisk didn't mention when the Extreme Pro CFast 2.0 would... 3 years ago
Humble’s Weekly Sale: Kalypso Media
So let me first start this post with a question: who out there feels stuff like this is worthy of our/my coverage, and who thinks I should give it a rest? And I’m not just talking about Humble Bundle stuff either; I play plenty of games, and there’s a certain category of game that I really enjoy... 3 years ago
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