Charge Your Phone with Your Shirt. Unless you have an impeccable phone-charging routine, chances are you’ve been caught with a dead battery at a very inopportune time.
If you’re lucky, you may catch a break with a car charger. More likely, though, you'll run to the nearest power outlet and talk on the phone while it’s plugged in. A French telecom company called Orange has big plans to save us all from the low-battery blues. They have developed a T-shirt that uses the ubiquitous resource of noise to charge cell phones. For Europe’s start-ups, Silicon Valley still calls. By Kim Hjelmgaard, MarketWatch.
Quoted: Silicon Valley vs. Wall Street, or the hoodies vs. the suits. $750,000 awarded to man for loss of Einstein papers in Lick fire. Posted: 05/02/2012 10:35:42 PM PDT0 Comments|Updated: about a year ago.
Google unleashes army of lobbyists - Terrifed of anti-trust action. Google Goes Missing In Lodsys Litigation. Android developers continue to ask when Google will come to their defense as Apple has done for its developers.
They may have a long wait. When Apple's iOS developer community faced patent infringement claims from Lodsys, an intellectual property licensing company, developers complained. Lodsys files suit against New York Times, five others. Lodsys, the group that's gone after both mobile-application developers and large companies in defense of patents it holds, today filed a new patent infringement lawsuit aimed at The New York Times Co. and five others, all of which have previously taken legal action against it in separate court filings.
AMD tablet chip details leaked - Bought to you by Turks. Cisco draws flak for China surveillance project - Money sings in Chongqing. Despite facing harsh criticism in North America, Cisco is reportedly pushing ahead with plans to aid China in keeping its bustling population in check - with a wide surveillance network.
There is a loophole in the United States that says while companies may not provide or sell products to keep tabs on criminals, such as fingerprinting equipment, they are free to sell technology which could be exploited to do so. Think security cameras. The Wall Street Journal has looked over the proposed Peaceful Chongqing project. Terms of the project include western companies exporting equipment to, er, prevent crime. O'Brien: Silicon Valley must lead charge to land regional patent office.
Posted: 05/02/2012 10:35:42 PM PDT0 Comments|Updated: about a year ago.
In the city, summer of love (and sex) never ended. Some People May Be Bad to the Bone. A man's facial bone structure can predict unethical behavior, according to new research.
New research holds that male facial structure can predict whether or not certain men will engage in unethical behavior. Genetics and hormonal development likely play a primary role in establishing the link between behavior and facial structure in men. A year after its big redesign, how Google News is thinking about the best ways to present news stories. It’s been a year since Google News launched its big redesign, the first major update of the Google News interface since it launched in 2002.
iPad Generates 1% Of Global Internet Traffic. Smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices now account for 5% of all worldwide browsing sessions, according to the latest numbers from NetMarketShare.
In the 15 months since its release, the iPad has gone from zero presence to creating 1% of all Internet traffic around the planet. In the United States, the iPad accounts for 2.1% of Internet traffic. While these numbers aren't huge, they are still significant. The trend clearly points out how mobile Internet use is taking hold not just in the United States, but everywhere. Cisco Poised to Help China Build Surveillance Project. Western companies including Cisco Systems Inc.
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More quote details and news » CSCO in. The Coming Brick Wall in Venture Capital & Why This is Good for US Innovation. This is the final part of a 3-part series on the major changes in the structure of the software & the venture capital industries. The series started here if you want to read from the start. Or the Cliff Note’s version: Open Source & Cloud Computing (led by Amazon) drove down tech startup costs by 90%The result was a massive increase in startups & a whole group of new funding sources: both angels & “micro VCs”With more competition in early-stage many VCs are investing smaller amounts at earlier stages.
Have you heard the one about Apple’s data center? Security gate from Startown Rd. Magnetic memory and logic could achieve ultimate energy efficiency. Future computers may rely on magnetic microprocessors that consume the least amount of energy allowed by the laws of physics, according to an analysis by University of California, Berkeley, electrical engineers.