In effort to compete with Wikipedia, the Encyclopedia Britannica company is opening up their online version to editing by contributors everywhere. Unlike Wikipedia, however, all changes will be reviewed and edited before being posted.
Microsoft's recent layoff of 5,000 employees due to a grim financial report has changed a lot, but one thing will remain the same and that is Steve Ballmer, Microsoft's CEO. Ballmer wants to get his arms around the Yahoo search business. Whether he manages to win the heart of Carol Bartz or not, he doesn't really care because his goal is investing in Internet search engines to compete with Google.
Google's YouTube website has been a flutter with change in recent weeks. Each U.S. Senate and House of Representatives member has their own channel. President Obama has his own official channel complete with a new trial download feature. YouTube has designed a system to make the channels easily navigable. It seems the expansions aren't limited to politics as now The Pope gets his own channel too.San Bruno (CA) - Google's YouTube website has been a flutter with change in recent weeks. Each U.S.
The Register reported on Wednesday that NASA's recent contract awards to SpaceX and Orbital Sciences Corporation are being put on hold by aerospace giants who lost the bid.
Many mobile phone companies are stressed over the decision to push out the DTV switch, possibly until June 12 - and Qualcomm is among the most stressed.
The U.S. Coast Guard issued a press release yesterday stating that on February 1, 2009, they will no longer respond to distress calls sent with analog equipment. The move is similar to what's happening presently with the analog to digital TV switch, and one the Coast Guard believes "is vital to mariner, aviator safety."
Many individuals have shunned the idea that Global Warming actually exists due to the fact that Antarctica was believed to be cooling over the last 50 years. However a new study proves that since 1957, when the temperature was measured for the entire continent, the it has risen by one degree Fahrenheit on average.
case you think you've seen it all when it comes to the iPhone/iPod
touch uses, think again! We bet Apple engineers never envisioned that
someone might come up with military uses for the two gadgets. So, what
do you get what you mount iPhone or iPod touch to the M110 Sniper Rifle
via a specially crafted mount and then load the accompanying ballistics software? A firing solution, of course. The
combination lets firearm aficionados dynamically calculate firing
solutions with ease, delivering the bullet right in the bull's eye.
Many times individuals lose loved ones and for certain reasons are unable to make the trip to the location of the funeral. For those individuals, this can be a great stress and is often times very painful.
During the last Space Shuttle mission, Expedition 18 Commander Mike Fincke filmed a high definition tour of the International Space Station. Flight Engineers Sandy Magnus and Yury Lonchakov will appear in a 35-minute HD video on NASA Television's HD Channel 105 at 1pm CST and 3pm CST both Thursday (tomorrow) and Friday.
The new administration
of yesterday's sworn-in U.S. President Barack Obama has taken its first steps
toward change by unveiling an entirely redesigned White House
website. The symbolic move reaffirms Obama's tech-savvyness and puts
technology on the map for his administration. With this change, the
official White House website is finally, for the first time ever, in sync
with the latest web 2.0 trends - including blogging, YouTube videos and
eye-catching slideshows. The welcomed change results in a sophisticated,
inviting and more personal experience.
In the last century photography has evolved tremendously. Photos that once took days to get developed and returned to you can now be snapped digitally from cameras, cell phones, and other devices and uploaded to a computer and printed out with color inkjet and laser printers in seconds.
Scientists in South Korea are working on developing flexible electronics using an ultrathin film which could enable those reading the newspaper online to feel as though they are reading the paper in print via foldable displays.
On January 17, 2009, the National Weather Service threw out a claim that Rochelle, IL had the coldest temperature ever recorded in the state (on January 16, 2009) at -38 degrees Fahrenheit. They cite AWOS temperature recording equipment as being less reliable than other nearby ASOS equipment, which did not show a record cold temperature.
Today at Lotusphere, IBM and Research in Motion (RIM) announced a Lotus extension involving software and developer tools which operate on the Blackberry platform. RIM's Blackberry will now support Lotus's collaboration tools - including Domino Designer and XPages via a Java Eclipse plug-in - allowing on-the-go real-time access to Lotus Symphony documents, and eventually their entire office suite.
A federal judge has ordered that the nation’s first peer-to-peer (P2P) administration, Elite Torrents, which was convicted by a jury trial on criminal copyright infringement, will not be forced to pay fines to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). However, this ruling is nothing to get excited over as the RIAA can still sue individuals for pirated music, and far larger fines.
China's state media announced today that it plans to introduce its own set of geostationary orbiting satellites for a Chinese GPS system by the year 2015. The Beidou Navigation System (BNS) will enable its military and civilian users to find their way anywhere in the world without relying on the U.S. Global Positioning System (GPS).