Tech News – January 20th 2013 to January 30th 2013
Tech news – January 20th 2013 to January 30th 2013:
- Canned air for sale in China, as blanket of smog returns -Entrepreneur Chen Guangbiao sells canned air to make a point about toll on environment.
- Ancient bones found 100 years ago belong to undiscovered species -The partial skeleton, including a jawbone and teeth, has been identified as belonging to a group of ancient crocodiles that were similar to dolphins.
- ‘Living wire’ can heal itself when cut -The wire contains a core of liquid metal that conducts electricity and can be rejoined when severed.
- Updated Aereo app adds improved live TV streaming to Roku | Internet & Media – CNET News -
Aereo’s streaming-TV service gets an upgraded app that allows for live and recorded local television viewing without the need for an iPad or iPhone, as it gears up to expand beyond New York City. Read this article by John P. Falcone on CNET News.
- Sleeper drones could swim future seas -Swarms of autonomous vehicles out in the ocean could help monitor coastlines or dangerous passageways rife with pirates.
- Twitter Blog: Vine: A new way to share video -
- twitterToday, we’re introducing Vine: a mobile service that lets you capture and share short looping videos. Like Tweets, the brevity of videos on Vine (6 seconds or less) inspires creativity. Now that you can easily capture motion and sound, we look forward to seeing what you create. You can read more about the app on the Vine blog. Vine is currently available on the iPhone and iPod touch. You can download it for free from the App Store. We’re working now to bring it to other platforms, so stay tuned show all text
- Dwarf planet Eris may reveal quantum gravity -The dwarf planet Eris, named for the Greek goddess of strife, could bring down the most popular explanations for dark matter and dark energy.
- Intel to wind down desktop circuit board business | Business Tech – CNET News -
- Brooke CrothersThe chipmaker says it will leave the traditional desktop PC circuit board business. As a result, the venerable tower PC will likely begin to fade.
- Launch: Basecamp Personal, the Basecamp for all your projects outside of work by Jason Fried of 37signals -
- Jason FriedSince the beginning, Basecamp has been marketed as a collaboration tool for small businesses (or small groups inside larger businesses).
However, over the years we’ve also heard from many thousands of people who use Basecamp outside of work. They’ve turned to Basecamp to help them manage home improvement projects, hobby projects, volunteer projects, school projects, weddings, etc.
But one complaint we’ve heard is… Basecamp is priced for businesses, not for personal side projects.
So today we’re… show all text
- BBC News – ‘Privacy visor blocks facial recognition software’ -
A pair of glasses dubbed a “privacy visor” is developed to thwart hidden cameras using facial-recognition software.
- Cloud computing showdown: Amazon vs. Rackspace (OpenStack) vs. Microsoft vs. Google -