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Microsoft Aiming for October 2012 Release of Windows 8, Tablets and PCs on Deck — Engadget

20 Mar

Microsoft aiming for October 2012 release of Windows 8, tablets and PCs on deck — Engadget.

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We knew good and well that Microsoft was aiming for a 2012 launch of its latest and greatest operating system, and if sources reporting to Bloomberg are accurate, it looks like we’ll have a date with Mrs. October. Purportedly, work will wrap on Win8 this summer, with PCs and tablets (!) to ship in October carrying the newfangled OS. We’re told that the initial rollout will include devices running Intel and ARM processors, and not surprisingly, this positions Microsoft to make a serious play for holiday dollars. Still wondering if it’s for you? Give the Consumer Preview a run, won’tcha?

A Refrigerator That Helps You Diet? LG Unveils High-Tech Smart Appliances

17 Jan

A Refrigerator That Helps You Diet? LG Unveils High-Tech Smart Appliances

LG’s new SmartFridge at CES lets you know what’s in your fridge, where it’s located, and when it’s going to expire right on your smartphone! Even when you’re shopping for groceries and can’t remember what you need to buy.

As you input what items you put into your shopping cart, LG populates the nutritional value of each item for dieting.

Furthermore, when you’re ready to cook something, just send the recipe to your SmartOven, and your oven will automatically set to the right temperature and time.

Get your kitchen ready for LG. Hit the jump for Mashable’s video.

 

A Refrigerator That Helps You Diet? LG Unveils High-Tech Smart Appliances.

Sam Tarantino and Josh Greenberg, Cofounders of @Grooveshark in Forbes’ 30 Most Influential People in Music Under 30.

19 Dec

The power of technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship in music. Reflected in Grooveshark.

Go here for the full list including Justin BieberRhiannaAdeleDrakeLady GagaWiz KhalifaLil WayneBruno MarsNicki Minaj, Kate Perry, and Taylor Swift.

Sam Tarantino and Josh Greenberg, Cofounders, Grooveshark, 25/24 – Zack O’Malley Greenburg – Forbes.

With the advancement of technology, do you think electronic subscriptions will fully replace paper newspapers & magazines, especially with the fragmentation of fees like with the NY Times app?

6 Dec

New York Times' electronic subscription

The plan has gotten a lot of skepticism since it launched in March because of its unusual porousness and complexity. Users can still access up to 20 articles for free every four weeks before having to pay, but some of its blogs and other content are outside the paywall. And people who come to any articles through searches, social media and blogs will still be able to read those article regardless of the monthly limit (so there are all sorts of ways to beat the system and get in for free, like altering the URL).

Today’s form letter, signed by a marketing executive for the company, doesn’t do much to make me more excited about how the Times is going about charging. It uses the tried-and-true print subscription tactic that you’ve seen newspapers and magazines use for decades. “Continue your unlimited access and pay 99¢ for your first 8 weeks,” the email exclaims.

After that point, the cost goes up $3.75 a week for the basic access plan. It includes the web and a mobile app, but not tablets and other features, which you’ll have to pay more for. A yearly cost for the base plan comes out to $195. It’s on the high end of digital subscription costs, although a little lower than what its rival, The Wall Street Journal, currently offers.

via Despite All The Issues, I’m Ready To Buy My Digital Subscription To The New York Times | TechCrunch.

Can 3D Printers Make Libraries Useful Again?

10 Nov

 

 

As the printed word gives way to digital distribution, libraries must change in both form and function in order to remain relevant in the Internet age. One New York book repository has taken the lead in this effort by installing the country’s first “maker’s space” within a public library.

The effort is being spearheaded by Lauren Smedley of the Fayetteville Free Library. The Fayetteville facility, which is actually housed in an old furniture factory, is building a fabrication laboratory. The Fab Lab, as it’s called, will provide free public access to the machines and resources needed for home-scale manufacturing.

The Lab currently only includes a Makerbot 3D printer, but Lindley hopes to soon acquire a CNC Router and laser cutter as well. Once complete, the lab is expected to host a variety of community events, including classes for 3D Printing, 3D design software, computer programming, and Geek Girl Camps.

Can 3D Printers Make Libraries Useful Again?.

You Go To the Gym to Work Out Your Body. So Use Lumosity to Work Out Your Brain & Get Smarter.

7 Nov

 

 

 

 

 

Lumosity partners with researchers at Stanford, UCSF, Harvard, and Columbia, among other prestigious universities. We also work with numerous health care organizations to provide cognitive training services.

 

 

  • Exercise you’ll love

    Our neuroscientists and game developers work hard to design entertaining exercises you’ll want to play everyday. After all, the harder you train, the stronger your brain. We believe that Lumosity.com is a truly enjoyable experience — and we’re not the only ones who think this.

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  • Over 35+ games and exercises

    Lumosity subscribers have access to over 35+ brain games and exercises. Based on extensive research, our games enhance the brain’s ability to remember details, solve problems, pay attention, multitask — and much, much more.

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  • Adaptive learning

    While Lumosity.com exercises are easy to learn, they can also be difficult to master. Don’t worry, though, we did this on purpose. Studies have found time and time again that the human brain needs constant challenge. Lumosity.com provides this challenge with the help of proprietary algorithms that adapt the difficulty level to match the needs of each and every subscriber. As you improve, our games get more and more difficult, forcing your brain to improve even more.

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Brain Games & Brain Training – Lumosity.

Oh, Andy Rooney. We will dearly miss you. Who else will challenge the viral spread of technology? #rip

6 Nov

Andy Rooneys Best Essays on Technology.

Teechy.com is OFFICIALLY open for business! Prices for PC/Mac Tune-Up & Optimization = $9.95. Best Buy charges $50.

6 Nov

Teechy.com is now open for business!

Computer Tune-Up & Optimization to Make Your Computer Faster

Best Buy charges $49.99 (plus tax) at the minimum for this exact service.

Teechy charges just $9.95 (plus 7% tax).

  • Cleans up temporary files, startup files, and registry entries
  • Gets rid of hidden adware, malware, and spyware
  • Assesses your anti-virus definitions and status
  • Offers FREE 30-Day Anti-Virus Installation
  • Eliminates files that have been fragmented (Defrags your PC)
  • Updates your Mac or PC with critical updates from Apple and Microsoft, respectively.

For just $5 more, Teechy will install Anti-Theft software to protect your computer from theft. Because no one should ever have to deal with a stolen computer.

  • Installs Anti-Theft software to protect your computer and files and to track your computer to recover it immediately. (*Must select the Standard w/ Anti-Theft Software Installation package)

For more details, visit: https://www.teechy.com/prices.html

Or, make an appointment for your repair/service @ https://www.teechy.com/appointment.php

In 1804, there were only 1 billion of us. So how did we get to 7 billion humans in just 200 years?

1 Nov

NPR shows how medicine and technology have increased our lifespans.

How the hell did we grew so much is so little time? This video by National Public Radio has the answer.

via How the Hell Did We Get to Seven Billion Humans In Just 200 Years?.

Researchers Squeeze HSA Blood Proteins from Rice

1 Nov

Human Serum Albumin HSA is a protein commonly used in vaccines and often administered for serious burn injuries and liver disease and commonly in short supply due to a lack of donors. That’s why researchers from Wuhan University have figured out how to grow it—not in people, but in rice. Hit the link to read more.

via Researchers Squeeze Blood Proteins from Rice.

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