Ever since the combined release of Apple’s iOS6 and iPhone 5 last week, the tech world has been in an uproar over the introduction of Apple’s own mapping system. Apple Maps, the primary iOS6 mapping service and Apple’s answer to Google Maps, has received less-than-impressive reviews from users. The problems with Apple Maps have already been well-established, but the public [...]
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Today Microsoft unveiled the first redesign of its logo in 25 years.
Project Glass made an extreme entrance into Google's I/O Conference with wearers skydiving, rappelling, and BMXing, proving that Google, with its ability to make even super-awesome extreme athletes look like geeks, is the world's greatest innovator.
Google Shoot View allowed players to play a First-Person Shooter using neighborhoods captured by Google as the background for the game and using people displayed in the maps as targets. Google took immediate action. The Dutch agency Pool Worldwide received a warning from Google that GSV was in violation of Google Maps Terms of Service. Pool is now blocked from [...]
Apple’s Siri is going to have competition. Google engineers are hard at work on a voice-activated assistant. Google is apparently calling the system “Majel,” after Majel Barrett, the voice for Star Trek’s interactive computer. Users would be able to make use of Majel’s natural language algorithms in order to bring about a far more interactive and, hopefully, accurate system. It [...]
Google has revealed the next step in its Android development, and it’s called Ice Cream Sandwich, which is Google’s answer to a single operating system for tablets and smartphones. Some of the key features: Design changes for Android 4.0 include: Replacing physical buttons on devices with equivalent on-screen icons. New lock screen features – the ability to access camera and [...]
Press 1 for Layoff, 2 for Broke, 3 for Unemployment … Oprima el asterisko para las malas noticias en español … Will it never end? Every day there’s another company that’s laying people off by the thousands, and then thousands more. The latest misery? More layoffs at Nokia. From the Los Angeles Times: Nokia announced it would cut 3,500 jobs [...]
The two thousand-year-old Dead Sea Scrolls have gone online for the first time in a project launched by Google and Israel’s national museum. The ancient scrolls were hidden in caves along the shores of the Dead Sea, around the times the Romans destroyed the temple in Jerusalem in 70 A.D. The scrolls were discovered between 1947 and 1956, and they [...]