If you want to see a contentious gadget, take a quick look at Nokia's N800 internet tablet. Some love it - for its easy net surfing, handy size and crisp screen - while others would like to see it burn in a fiery grave. There's no denying that the pre-loaded Opera browser has a mixed track record in terms of stability and performance; now Nokia are giving users an alternative and likely hoping that basing the new browser on Mozilla (i.e. that behind the ever-popular Firefox) will salve a few ills (and ill-wills).
Get ready for the BIG BASH between Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Walt Mossberg! Live blogging!
7:21pm Showing old videos...IBM, Microsoft, Apple...nothing too exciting yet.
7:25 "2007 Together Here"
It's actually Walk, Kara, Steve, and Gates from left to right.
Walt introducing some folks in the audience
Kara jumps in and asks whats up with the cat fight and who's done what for the computing industry? Jobs first to answer by saying Bill built the first software for the industry - focusing on the software before anyone else had a clue. Building a company is hard, getting the right talent and keeping them. Bill has been staying with it for all these years.
Audi will put its self-driving cars to work in cities across the world, detailing how connected cars and the Internet of Things will shape the its vision of tomorrow's transportation. Dubbed the "Audi Urban Future", the project will see teams from Berlin, Boston, Mexico City, and Seoul compete over the next six months in ways that autonomous vehicles, car-to-car, and car-to-city communications will benefit the environment, making commuting easier, and even improve community relations.
BlackBerry CEO John Chen has been forced to respond to suggestions that the smartphone company is looking to sell off its device business, insisting that making BlackBerry handsets - including using a physical keyboard - is still on the agenda. Replying to claims yesterday that BlackBerry was considering walking away from the devices division, Chen said that his comments on the matter had been "taken out of context."
When you have a product like Kinect, so closely associated with gaming, how do you convince everybody else that they should be installing a motion-tracking camera in the home? Microsoft is looking to smart home technology and health, among other things, to do just that with Kinect for Windows v2, though a stealthy spread through Cortana and smartphones may be just as vital. We caught up with Microsoft’s Michael Mott, general manager of Xbox applications and developer relations, to find out how virtual assistants and home automation could make Kinect-tech the next must-have.
Wolfram Alpha has spawned a new symbolic programming language, Wolfram Language, with Stephen Wolfram revealing what he promises is the "most productive" way to create code. As with Wolfram Alpha search, which uses contextual awareness to answer questions, Wolfram Language is a "knowledge-based language", its inventor claims, giving the language itself continually-curated awareness of the world it exists in and how things like interfaces are structured, allowing even those with no prior programming experience the opportunity to build complex apps.
Kopin has revealed its latest wearable system, Pupil, a combination of a micro-display and voice control noise-cancellation system the company hopes will eventually be used in head-worn tech like Google's Glass. A reference design intending to show how wearable computing could be integrated into a design that's more palatable to the consumer market, Pupil isn't intended for the market in its current form, but is instead intended to showcase the fruits of Kopin's new partnership with Olympus in display technology. We caught up with Kopin to find out more.
AT&T and IBM are teaming up for the Internet of Things (IoT) on a huge scale, planning to outfit smart cities with cameras, roads, utility meters, and more that can all intercommunicate as residents and cars move around them. The "global alliance" will see AT&T and IBM first look at gathering and crunching Big Data from cities and utilities, potentially integrating news of traffic jams, parking lot congestion, where police and other emergency services are located, and even social media reports from those living or working in the city to dynamically shape urban planning.
The Internet of Things is something that has been around for a number of years now. The Internet of Things takes many of the items we all have around the home and puts them online. Items like smart TVs, washers and dryers, thermostats, and even refrigerators are some of the items that make up the Internet of Things.