Tech News – September 25th 2012 to September 26th 2012
Tech news – September 25th 2012 to September 26th 2012:
- Oracle Cloud Computing –
- Google Working on Maps for iPhone, iPad – NYTimes.com –
- By NICK WINGFIELD and CLAIRE CAIN MILLERGoogle is developing a maps application for iPhone and iPad that it's seeking to finish by the end of the year, according to people involved with the effort who declined to be named.
- Google launches underwater Street View, a new virtual map of oceans – Boing Boing –
Today, Google Maps unveils a new Street View feature: underwater panoramic views of six special sea spots. The idea is to create a virtual map of the oceans, documenting the state of fragile ecosystems as they change over time, and sharing a vivid experience of part of our world that few humans get to see [...]
- M6.2 – 75km NNE of La Paz, Mexico 2012-09-25 23:45:26 UTC –
USGS Earthquake Hazards Program, responsible for monitoring, reporting, and researching earthquakes and earthquake hazards
- NASA – SOCIAL –
- If you had to buy today, which would you buy? A Samsung Galaxy SIII or an iPhone 5? –
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- Twitter Blog: NFL Week 3: #OnlyOnTwitter edition –
- TwitterA week of controversial @NFLref action means a week of highly charged Twitter reaction: With a number of challenged calls, upsets, impossible plays and injuries, fans and players took to Twitter to tweet their frustration, encouragement, excitement — even condolences.
Last night during #MNF, Twitter conversation went into overdrive, when the @seahawkswent head-to-head with the @packersat Qwest Field. Players and fans flocked to Twitter to share their opinions on what happened in the game’s show all text
- Romney on taxes –
- TurboVote –
TurboVote makes voting from home as easy as renting a DVD from Netflix. We also send text and email reminders so that you don’t miss elections.
- Gestures – Prekesh Chavda –
- Did Blowing into Nintendo Cartridges Really Help? – Mental Floss –
- Chris HigginsWhen I was a kid with a Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), sometimes my games wouldn’t load. But I, like all kids, knew the secret: take out the game cartridge, blow on the contacts, and put it back in. And it seemed to work. (When it failed, I’d just keep trying until it worked.) But looking back, did blowing into the cartridge really help? I’ve talked to the experts, reviewed a study on this very topic, and have the answer. But first, let’s talk tech.
Famicom, NES, and Zero Insertion Force
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- Technology Jobs at ESPN – Bristol, CT, United States – Geeklist –
ESPN.com is looking for developers and engineers to join the team that creates one of the world’s greatest online sports destinations. Our developers conceive, develop, and deploy industry-leading web products and applications — technology drives many of the most successful, popular, and highest-profile features on ESPN.com and ESPN mobile applications, including WatchESPN, Fantasy Football League Manager, RealTime Scores, GameCast, SportsCenter.com, Scorecenter and countless others. This is y…
- Intel CEO reportedly claims Windows 8 is being released before it’s ready | The Verge –
Intel CEO Paul Otellini has reportedly told staff at the chipmaker that Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system is being released before it's ready. Bloomberg reports that sources who attended a…
- Turn your personal mob into an army – Boing Boing –
The startup team behind Human.io. Human.io is the new thing from Joshua Schachter, founder of bookmarking site del.icio.us. This time, however, he's not suggesting you share your travels with a few friends—he's suggesting that you turn them into an army. "If you want to build a flash mob, but have it actually do something useful, [...]
- RIM CEO Thorsten Heins: ‘we have a clear shot at being number three’ | The Verge –
Speaking to the press today shortly after the unveiling of the latest beta version of BlackBerry 10 and a new developer device, RIM CEO Thorsten Heins discussed BlackBerry 10's chances on the market….