Premium-Inhalt. The concept of social productivity is gaining momentum, and I've covered some prominent previously on this blog. As a general sort of thing, social productivity sounds like a good idea. It makes work collaborative, emphasizes communication, and keeps everyone informed of a project's status. In practice, however, it's often noisy, kludgy, haphazard, and annoying. But after taking a look at new mobile apps from a service called yesterday, I'm a little more open to the notion of this kind of social work.
Premium-Inhalt. Professor and Doctor Michael Ioffe of Tel Aviv University's school of chemistry have developed a sensor that can detect date rape drugs in real time. The sensor is placed in a straw or stirrer so it can be discreetly dipped into your drink. It takes a small sample of your drink and mixes it with a chemical solution If the testing detects a date-rape drug, it turns dark and the sensor shines a red light.
Premium-Inhalt. Here's the most expensive you'll probably never buy: iPad cover manufacturer is selling a limited supply of tablet sheaths made from the pants of notorious Ponzi-schemer .
Premium-Inhalt. Apple wants you to know that it takes care of its migrating Leopards--even if they're not snow-colored. On Wednesday, the company released Migration Assistant for Mac OS X Leopard, to aid users in transferring files from a Mac running Leopard to one with Lion installed.
Premium-Inhalt. iTunes wins another one. Walmart will shutter its online music store late this month and exit the MP3 business. While no public announcement has been made, the company confirmed the move to several news outlets on Wednesday.
Premium-Inhalt. Half of the friends you will add on Facebook in the future can be predicted, said Stanford University's Jure Leskovec. He has been elected as one of this year's recipients of the Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowships.
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft has awarded this year's Research Faculty Fellowship to eight researchers who will receive grants up to US$200,000 each.
Premium-Inhalt. China's largest search engine Baidu has pulled back from the country's Twitter-like services market after the company said it would shutdown its own microblogging website.
Premium-Inhalt. A July cyberattack on Booz Allen Hamilton will not materially harm the company's bottom line, its CEO said Tuesday.
Premium-Inhalt. Adobe patched 13 critical bugs in its nearly-ubiquitous Flash Player on Tuesday, but came under quick criticism from a security engineer who works for Google, a close partner of Adobe.
Premium-Inhalt. Ever wanted to put old PlayStation One classics like Suikoden II, Valkyrie Profile, Final Fantasy VII, Mega Man Legends, and Rival Schools on your mobile device? Well, if you happen to be a crack reverse-engineering Android developer like , that's not an unreasonable goal. He's currently enjoying a nice game of Crash Bandicoot, loaded right from a handy .ISO file.
Premium-Inhalt. One clear lesson from the long Cold War era, with its nuclear gamesmanship between superpowers, was that stockpiling arms may not necessarily lead to enhanced security. As the U.S. and the Soviet Union feverishly spent money on an increasing number of increasingly deadly weapons, both sides found their populations saddled with greater fears for their own survival, evidenced by the building of bomb shelters, and drills that led kindergarteners like me to seek shelter under our desks.
Premium-Inhalt. claims it earns more money per user from cloud-based Exchange email accounts than it does selling the legacy version of Exchange most businesses deploy today.
Premium-Inhalt. For Greg Gianforte and his colleagues at Bozeman, MT, based RightNow Technologies, Inc., customer relationship management is so, well, yesterday. The key focus for companies today, Gianforte told IDG Enterprise Chief Content Officer John Gallant in this installment of the IDGE CEO Interview Series, is dramatically improving the 'customer experience' in all the places consumers touch organizations -- from the Web to the call center.
Premium-Inhalt. Could this be what the iPhone 5 looks like? I mean, sure, but for all we know it could also look like, say, a blue police box from 1963. Plus, the most exclusive of felonious iPad cases and 10 Things You May Not Know About Steve Jobs, But Probably Some of Which You Already Did. The remainders for Wednesday, August 10, 2011 learn something new every day.
Premium-Inhalt. Cisco's profit in its fiscal fourth quarter fell about one-third from a year earlier, while its sales increased only 3.3 percent, the company reported on Wednesday.
Premium-Inhalt. South African police have arrested a 28-year-old Johannesburg man accused of selling jailbroken Sony PlayStation 3 machines and pirated game software.
Premium-Inhalt. Star Fox Assault isn't the most popular entry in the series, but Star Fox fans will still appreciate this new cache of concept art that recently hit the Internet (via ).
Premium-Inhalt. A California county district attorney's office has decided not to press charges against Gizmodo or former editor Jason Chen for the blog's part in a 2010 case involving a lost Apple iPhone 4 prototype.
Premium-Inhalt. If you're sick of the endless stream of "likes" and "favorites" on your social networks, then the new concept app may be the cure for what ails you. Use of this tongue-in-cheek app promises to balance out all the meaningless positivity on your Facebook feed. Every time one of your friend requests is blocked or a friend mocks one of your tweets, Appathy is designed to let you know and-in the process-to keep your ego in check.
Premium-Inhalt. Apple sure loves the three Rs. One prominent Apple Store's glass panels are being reduced, a rival company's employees are being reused, and Macs, monitors, and iOS devices can now be recycled. But don't forget the most important R: The remainders for Tuesday, August 9, 2011.
Premium-Inhalt. Hey, remember that scene in The Dark Knight where Batman shows up to fight the Scarecrow, but it's not really Batman, and then the real Batman shows up, and that dude's all "What gives you the right?" and then Batman's all "?" Remember that they're making a game that's kind of based off that idea? You remember that?
Premium-Inhalt. has officially closed up shop, with donations topping out at $2.16 million. Gamers were even more generous this time around, with HIB3 comfortably beating the previous record held by Humble Indie Bundle 2, which racked up $1.8 in sales and donations. Every person who bought the collection of indie games is now the proud, DRM-free owner of , , , , , , and .
Premium-Inhalt. LivingSocial, the largest daily deal site behind Groupon, has rolled out an interesting way to purchase your next burrito, yoga class, or massage appointment. It's called LivingSocial Instant, modeled after Groupon's Now coupons, which are served to mobile users for short periods of time. If you're walking by an ice cream shop, for example, a Instant coupon could ping your mobile phone, via an app, that you have an hour to get 50 percent off a banana split.
Premium-Inhalt. For his work on the foundations of a new way of encrypting data, Brent Waters from the University of Texas in Austin has been elected as one of this year's Microsoft Research Faculty Fellows.