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1 hr ago | ComputerWorld

IT vendor partnership helps drive Aussie solar car team

When you're racing a solar powered experiment on wheels across the Australian outback, the last thing you need is IT equipment failure. Thankfully this wasn't the case for the University of Western Sydney's solar car team in 2013's 3000 kilometre race from Darwin to Adelaide.


Related Topix: Computers

2 hrs ago | Joystiq

Xbook One is Microsoft's console in laptop form

While Nintendo has its 3DS and Sony has its PlayStation Vita to please gamers on the go, Microsoft stands alone as the only major competitor in the modern games industry without a portable device dedicated to gaming. And well, for modder Ed Zarick, that just won't do.


Related Topix: Video Games, 3DS, Televisions, The, Deep Silver, Kinect, Microsoft Game Studios

3 hrs ago | International Business Times

12-Inch Super-Thin Apple MacBook With Retina Display To Come In Gold, ...

The Apple logo is pictured inside the newly opened Omotesando Apple store at a shopping district in Tokyo June 26, 2014. Picture taken June 26. Apart from the slim form factor, the upcoming MacBook notebook will also feature the much-loved Retina display and a trackpad with no buttons.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Apple, CPU, iPhone

7 hrs ago | Engadget

Feedback Loop: 'Minecraft,' home security, iPhones and more

Happy Sunday, and welcome to another edition of Feedback Loop ! By now, you're probably sick of hearing about the Apple Watch. Thankfully, though, our community members have some great discussions for you this week.


Related Topix: Apple, Startups, Gadgets

9 hrs ago | Finextra Research news

6 Ways to Protect your Internet of Things from Hackers - community blog from Robert Siciliano

Everything seems like it is connected to the Internet, just about, including TVs, home thermostats, sprinkler controls, door locks, egg trays , tooth brushes , and more. A study by HP shows that 70 percent of devices have vulnerabilities.


Related Topix: Computer Security, Emerging Technology, Wireless

14 hrs ago | InformationWeek

Post Your Own Reply

I don't even use 128 GB on my primary workstation! And I find myself wondering: Who would want or need this much? On the one hand, it's easy to suggest that Apple is going for the market of hipsters who download five zillion songs and podcasts and apps. But on the other hand, this suggests that Apple is even more fervently going after the highly-regulated mega-big data enterprises.


Related Topix: Apple, Startups

18 hrs ago | Express India

Asus aims to be among top 5 smartphone players next year

Taiwanese tech major Asus is targeting to be among the top five players in the smartphone space in India. Betting on the success of its Zenfone series of smartphones, Taiwanese tech major Asus is targeting to be among the top five players in the smartphone space in India by the end of 2015.


Related Topix: Computers

Sat Sep 13, 2014


The murky potential of a larger iPad

Samsung's first Android tablet -- the 7-inch Galaxy Tab -- was not a cheap tablet, but it set a precedent for small tablets. This helped ultimately influence the development of Apple's iPad Mini.


Related Topix: Ipad, Science / Technology, Kindle, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Apple, Startups, Keyboards, iPhone

The Gadgeteer

Gear bags and accessories for the college student

My daughter started college this year, and we've discovered the type of backpack she used in high school isn't working for her new environment. In high school, she needed a giant bag to carry a ton of books.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Apple, eBay, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Weather, Computers

In-depth Africa

Will the real Chinese stand up?

China has been making major inroads into Africa despite the unfairly bad reputation they have acquired in Africa regarding the quality of some of their work and products Baffour's Beefs with Baffour Ankomah IF you have been in a plane of late, you will have more affinity with what I am reporting today. The hordes of Chinese nationals going everywhere in Africa have become a major fixture on African aircraft and a wonder to behold.


PC Magazine

Microsoft, Lenovo Clean Up at IDF Awards

Intel named the winners of its Technology Innovation Accelerated Awards here at the Intel Developer Forum , awarding Alcatel-Lucent, Lenovo, and Microsoft "Best of Show" prizes for "exceptional use of Intel technology." Alcatel-Lucent's CloudBand platform was recognized as "Best of Show" in the software and services category, while Lenovo won top honors in the hardware category for its redesigned ThinkPad Helix 2-in-1 powered by Intel's new Core M chips , and Microsoft's Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials took home a "Best of Show" trophy in the combined solutions category.


Related Topix: Startups, Intel, Microsoft, Tellme, CPU, Science / Technology


What Apple knows about smartwatches that Google doesn't

The Apple Watch validates, mainstreams and leads the smartwatch category, even though it doesn't exist yet. As with the two previous Apple revolutions , the nature of and the reasons for the revolution are completely lost on the so-called experts who dominate the conversation.


Related Topix: Apple, Startups, Watches, iPhone, Marketing


'Best-rated' Acer Chromebook now available in PH

In an announcement made Friday, the Acer Chromebook C720 will be available for free through the company's Smart Bro Plan 999 and comes with the Smart Bro Pocket WiFi loaded with 50 hours of mobile internet per month. "Now, users have an affordable yet best-in-class option for their laptop needs with the Acer Chromebook C720 from Smart Bro," claimed Michele Curran, Data and International Services Marketing Head at Smart.


Fri Sep 12, 2014

3 Reasons Why Apple Shouldn't Try To Be A Fashion Brand

I research, write about and work on innovation, privacy and reputation via the seven books I've written, regular essays for Advertising Age and daily posts at Today in the Histories of Social Media, and keynoting corporate and association events around the world. I have 30 years of professional experience working at big ad/PR agencies and at major brands, and I'm a Senior Fellow Emeritus at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Apple, Startups, Watches, Fashion, Designers, Burberry, Marketing

Echoing The iPhone, The Apple Watch Will Capture The Lion's Share Of Smartwatch Revenue

I'm known for my strong views on mobile technology, online media, and the effect this has on and communication will have on the public conscious and existing businesses. I've been following this space for over ten years, working with a number of publishers, publications and media companies, some for long periods of time, others for commissions, one-off pieces or a series of articles or shows.


Related Topix: Apple, Startups, Watches, Facebook, iPod touch App, iPad App, Twitter, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, iPhone


10 years in tech: The crazy cellphone ideas of 2004

A year is a long time in smartphone technology today, so remember if you can the changes that have taken place over the last decade. In 2004, Apple had only just started working on development of its iPhone and no one outside the company knew about it, Samsung was focused on the South Korean market, and the hottest thing in wireless was the success of the I-mode mobile Internet service in Japan.


Related Topix: Cellphones, iPod touch App, iPad App, Twitter, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, iPhone, South Korea, World News

WVEC-TV Norfolk

Consumer Minute: Pre-orders for iPhone 6 and guess what Dell did

Toyota is recalling 130,000 2014 Toyota Tundra pickups because their side curtain airbags may not deploy properly. Some of the covers weren't installed correctly.


Related Topix: Toyota Tundra, Toyota, Truck, iPhone, Virginia Beach, VA

Coolest Gadgets

Acer announces hybrid Aspire R 13 device

Taiwanese computer manufacturer Acer has just announced their latest hybrid Aspire R 13 device, where it happens to be a convertible notebook which is capable of making the transition between different kinds of notebook and tablet style modes of operation. For instance, the R 13 Series will boast of Acer's very own Ezel Aero hinge which would pave the way for the display to rotate into half a dozen different positions.


Related Topix: Computers


Apple's Ultra-Slim 12-Inch Notebook Coming in Mid-2015 With Silver, Gold, and Space Gray Options?

With Apple's Mac notebooks continuing to prove popular with consumers, the company has been rumored for some time to be working on a 12-inch notebook that could feature an ultra-slim form factor , Retina display, a new buttonless trackpad, and a fanless design. Rumors of such a machine have surfaced from several sources over the course of the past year, suggesting Apple has indeed been working on the device.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Apple, iPhone

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Tech Review

Intel Says Laptops and Tablets with 3-D Vision Are Coming Soon

Look out: Intel's 3-D sensing technology is small enough to fit inside this new tablet from Dell, which is only six millimeters thick. Laptops with 3-D sensors in place of conventional webcams will go on sale before the end of this year, according to chip maker Intel, which is providing the sensing technology to manufacturers.


Related Topix: Startups, Intel, Cameras, Computers, Microsoft, Kinect, Microsoft Game Studios, Video Games