Google Unveils Nexus 7 Tablet
Google at its I/O 2012 media event on Wednesday outed a new Android-powered device, the Nexus 7 tablet. The device will run Android 4.1 (aka Jelly Bean), the latest iteration of Google’s operating system for phones and tablets. Google showed off some of the tablets meaty specs, including a 1,280x800 display, a Tegra 3 chipset with quad-core CPU and 12-core GPU, dual webcams...
Google Co-Founder Demos Google Glasses -- Using...
This. Was awesome. More here.
What Facebook Wants With Your Face
Prepare for Facebook to be a whole lot more in your face. Facebook announced Monday that it will acquire facial recognition firm Face.com, an Israeli company that has worked with the social network for nearly two years to identify and tag people in uploaded photos. Integrating Face.com’s facial recognition capabilities into Facebook marks an effort to encourage even more photo sharing on...
News Round-Up: Apple's Big WWDC Event
Apple has just wrapped up one of its semi-annual engine-revving events, and the Internet has just about explodedwith that special admixture of excitement, anticipation, adulation, sarcasm and disappointment that has become the unique web response to any Apple product announcement. The keynote speech of the 2012 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), where Apple developers the world over gather...
DoT's New Communication System Helps Cars Avoid...
As a safety demonstration, it was a heart-stopper: A Ford Taurus was seconds away from cruising through an intersection when suddenly a row of red lights pulsed on the lower windshield and a warning blared that another car was approaching fast on the cross street.
Did this guy invent the Internet in 1934?
Wait, that’s not Al Gore.
Oh, Look Who's Hanging Out On Airtime
Airtime, a video-chatting app that was officially unveiled on Tuesday, syncs with Facebook and was created by Facebook’s first president and early investor Sean Parker. Given its ties to Facebook, who better to test out this new software than Mark Zuckerberg himself? More here.
6.5 Million LinkedIn Passwords Stolen
Go, change your password—quick! The social networking site LinkedIn said Wednesday it is looking into reports that 6.5 million user passwords have been leaked. “Our team continues to investigate, but at this time, we’re still unable to confirm that any security breach has occurred,” the company said on its Twitter feed. The breach was first reported by the Norweigan IT...
Remember Apple's HyperCard?
Our CTO, John Pavley, reflects on the pre-WWW technology that could’ve changed everything (but didn’t). Read “HyperCard: The Original Bridge Over The Digital Divide” here.
Facebook's Secret Weapon: Carolyn Everson
Facebook is facing intense pressure to turn its enormous userbase into enormous sums of money. And leading that charge is Carolyn Everson, the most powerful woman at Facebook you may never have heard of. As Facebook’s vice president of global marketing solutions, Everson is responsible for growing Facebook’s ad revenues, which accounted for 85 percent of the $3.7 billion the social network raked...