Archive for September, 2012

Maserati and B&W mark in-car audio deal with “Seven Notes” engine music

Maserati and B&W mark in-car audio deal with “Seven Notes” engine music

Maserati and high-end speaker manufacturer Bowers & Wilkins have announced a deal to fit top-spec audio equipment in the Italian marque's cars, and they've celebrated the news with a bizarre new piece of music. The collaboration will see a new audio system developed especially for Maserati cars, hitting options lists sometime in 2013, as well as a range of home audio kit bearing the Maserati brand.

Continue Reading

NASA cancels space station maneuver to clear orbital debris

NASA cancels space station maneuver to clear orbital debris

NASA recently announced that it intended to change the orbit of the International Space Station slightly in an effort to avoid any potential contact with orbiting debris. Yesterday, NASA announced that the planned orbit change had been canceled because the debris that had caused the concern had been deemed to pose no risk to the space station. The debris that caused the alarm included remnants of an old Russian Cosmos satellite.

Continue Reading

2013 Ford F-150 V6 can tow 6,700 lbs

2013 Ford F-150 V6 can tow 6,700 lbs

Trucks are some of the best-selling vehicles on the road thanks in large part to the utility and their ability to tow lots of weight. For most people who have a boat or a travel trailer, a truck is the preferred vehicle. It used to be if you wanted to be able to tow a significant amount of weight, you needed a V8 engine under the hood.

Continue Reading

Neil Young Pono player revealed to oust iPods for audiophiles

Neil Young Pono player revealed to oust iPods for audiophiles

Neil Young might not be the first person you'd think of to reinvent the iPod, but the famous musician has been working on an alternative - promising top-notch sound - for some time now, and it's finally been shown in the wild. Pono, demonstrated by Young himself on The Late Show with David Letterman, Rolling Stone reports, isn't just a single media player but an ecosystem of a download store, the PMPs to play those purchases, and a special digital-to-analog conversion technology which promises studio-quality audio.

Continue Reading

RIM’s Q2 shake-up: Reawakening dragon or death rattle?

RIM’s Q2 shake-up: Reawakening dragon or death rattle?

RIM's painful love song to developers had left us prepared for the worst, so a rise in users and a glimmer of financial hope in Q2 2013 numbers came as no minor surprise. Admittedly, shrinking your losses to $235m versus $518m is most generously described as "slightly less terrible" than the quarter before, but the market seized on a little Canadian good news and RIM's stock price jumped as much as 25-percent in US trading. RIM's challenge, though, remains clear if you take anything more than a glancing view at the latest figures.

Continue Reading

Dish Network in talks with Viacom to offer Internet-based channels

Dish Network in talks with Viacom to offer Internet-based channels

With the massive adoption of Internet streaming for movies and TV shows many cable companies are worrying that changes may spell doom for the industry. While many mainstream cable companies don't like the thought of streaming Internet content or smaller channel bundles, Dish Network is said to be talking to networks about offering channels over the Internet. Dish Network is said to be in talks with networks, including Viacom.

Continue Reading

Instagram beats twitter for the first time in daily mobile user metric

Instagram beats twitter for the first time in daily mobile user metric

Unless you live under a rock, you know what twitter and Instagram are. Twitter is a microblogging platform and Instagram is the photo taking and sharing application that allows users to apply all sorts of filters to their pictures. Recent data from a comScore mobile measurement report has shown that Instagram has beat twitter in daily mobile users for the first time ever.

Continue Reading

Microsoft says lack of tech workers is reaching a crisis

Microsoft says lack of tech workers is reaching a crisis

According to software giant Microsoft, the lack of applicants qualified for high-skill technology jobs is reaching the point of being a "genuine crisis." Microsoft has announced a lobbying push this week in an attempt to produce more applicants with skills to fill thousands of vacant technology and engineering jobs within the company. Microsoft wants to boost the number of visas available for foreign workers with technology skills to fill its vacant positions.

Continue Reading

Onset HOBO Wireless Temp/RH Monitoring Kit costs $899

Onset HOBO Wireless Temp/RH Monitoring Kit costs $899

There are a number of reasons why it might be nice to know the temperature of in a location without having to walk there and check. Wireless temperature monitoring is particularly important for geeks who are in charge of a server room where excessive heat can cause serious damage. Onset has announced a wireless temperature and humidity monitoring kit that keeps watch on critical infrastructure.

Continue Reading

Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Next