If you're going to say that your displays can show millions of colors, you better be able to back that up. That's the lesson Apple is learning after Los Angeles law firm Kabateck Brown Kellner filed a lawsuit against the company for false advertising. Part of Apple's ad campaign for its iMac computers was that they could display "millions of colors at all resolutions." According to the lawsuit, however, there are really only 262,144 colors.
Google and Virgin have joined up to settle on Mars by the year 2050, Sophos can now recognize hackers based on their webcam videos and Gmail has managed to create an e-flux capacitor to send e-mails to the past and future. April Fools!
Remember drawing images of magnetic fields in physics class? Scientists
from Hahn-Meitner-Institute (HMI) and the University of Applied
Sciences, both located in Berlin, Germany, in Berlin have developed a
much more sophisticated way to show actual magnetic fields in solid
materials by visualizing the quantum-mechanical spin state of neutrons.
We’ve just landed at Shanghai’s Pudong
International Airport and of course we just had to try the insanely
fast Mag-Lev train into town. The ride was fairly short and it was a
pain to lug our luggage through the station and onto the trains, but
the insanely fast 187 MPH ride didn’t disappoint.
If you’re going to cruise around in an armored
car, it might as well be a nice looking BMW. The German automaker was
showing off its 2008 model of the armored 550i Security series at the
Bangkok International Motor Show. While the series itself isn’t that
new, it was the first time we’ve seen the car in person. Of course we
took all the obligatory pictures.
Although Firefox 3 is still in research and development, Mozilla is already working on new features for the fourth version of its increasingly popular Web browser. Webware spoke with Mozilla vice president Chris Beard, who mentioned two specific new concepts for Firefox 4 that will evolve the online experience and add greater integration with content stored on computer hard drives.
The BMW Hydrogen 7 Mono-Fuel test vehicle has been rated by the US Department of Energy as a super-ultra low-emission vehicle (SULEV), the highest designation for low emission standards. The tests were done at the DOE's National Laboratory in Argonne, Illinois. The man in charge of hydrogen vehicle testing, Thomas Wallner, said the emissions from the Hydrogen 7 vehicle were "only a fraction" of the level required for the SULEV level.
The 29th annual Bangkok International Motor
Show opened up to the press yesterday with a bang. Major car companies
like Ford, Toyota and BMW pulled out all the stops and wowed the army
of reporters, photographers and cameramen with new
environmentally-friendly concept cars and shows worthy of the best
shows in Las Vegas. We are here in Bangkok to bring you the very best
in sights and sounds from the show in this first of several articles.
A new solar energy start-up called 1366 Technologies has just received $12.4 million in venture capital to help foster and enhance a solar technology created by MIT professor Emanuel Sachs. Sachs invented string ribbon solar manufacturing, which is a new way to produce and maintain solar energy cells. It makes the alternative energy source more accessible and affordable.
Telecommunications company Comcast announced today that it will no longer restrict Internet subscribers from accessing file-sharing programs and websites. In the last few months, reports began to surface that Comcast was methodically blocking Internet activity it deemed could be used for illegal content distribution. For example, it made users unable to download BitTorrent files, a modern platform commonly used in video and music pirating.
In depth - The good old movie theater is ready for a big step into the
future. We haven’t seen dramatic innovations in years and even if
high-definition is on its way and some believe that theaters can be
transformed into classy dining places, people always have been
attracted to a special movie experience they can’t get at home. TG
Daily recently met with Dolby to find out how the much anticipated
transition to 3D is coming along – and found that this technology has
all the potential to keep movie theaters from becoming entertainment
dinosaurs nobody will remember. Extra: Image Gallery
The Opera Internet browser this week became the first to achieve a perfect 100/100 score for the series of tests for Web standards, and was quickly followed by Apple's Safari browser. Lars Erik Bolstad, Opera's head of core technology, wrote in Opera's official blog yesterday, "Since the test was officially announced recently, our Core developers have been hard at work fixing bugs and adding the missing standards support. Today we reached a 100% pass rate for the first time."
XCOR, a small aerospace company based in Mojave, Calif., today unveiled
plans to launch itself into the era of space tourism with a two-seat
suborbital spacecraft. “Lynx” could be operable within two years and
give people an “affordable” view on the Earth’s atmosphere below.
Flying can be murder on your immune system with the
all the stress, dry air and sick people around you. We can’t really do
anything about the first two problems, but Mission Viejo-based Travel
Health Products has a solution for the germ-laden air. Its PlaneCleanAir filter attaches to the air vents and
promises to filter out 99.5% of bacteria, viruses and other
Pricewatch - Over the last several months, 28" and 30" LCD monitors have drastically reduced in price while 22" and 24" models have remained nearly unchanged. In 2007, monitor prices were falling across the board. Last year's holiday shopping season was a great time to buy a new monitor, but since then the only major price changes have been happening in the higher-end product line. If you have been looking for a desktop LCD with a size of at least 28", this may be the time to start looking for one.
Three online giants are now working together on Open Social, an open online platform for social networking. It is the first major joint project for Yahoo since its torrid acquisition attempt by Microsoft. The Open Social initiative was created by Goolge back in November, with the goal of making an easily accessible set of application programming interfaces (APIs) for social networking, thereby having a more even playing field for everyone.
Internet addiction should be considered a true mental
illness, according to a recent editorial published in the prestigious
American Journal of Psychiatry. Jerald Block MD says excessive online
gaming, porn surfing along with e-mail and text messaging are signs of
mental collapse and “merit inclusion” in the Diagnostic and Statistical
Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM V).