Good news or bad news? Well, that depends on your viewpoint. The Toyota
Prius plug-in hybrid is expected to become the first affordable and
mass-produced plug-in hybrid vehicle that will let you recharge the
electric engine through a power plug at home and drive completely
gasoline-independent for at least a few dozen miles. However, the
plug-in hybrid is scheduled to arrive in 2010, a full year behind what
industry sources have indicated so far.
Some people think the USA is going down the
tubes in respects to science and technology, but that simply isn’t true
according to a new study by the non-profit RAND Corporation. The
country still spends outspends the world in research and development
and employs most of the world’s Nobel Prize winners. Furthermore,
three-fourths of the world’s Top 40 Universities are in the United
Most of today's web sites and web applications are built using the
matter of time since any such optimization translates into performance
gains. Mozilla recently launched the browser speed race with Firefox 3,
which delivers more speed than any other previous Firefox version.
has been accelerated by 53%. Welcome to the browser speed race.
Intel is hosting its traditional Research Day event for analysts and
journalists today, giving an insight in current research projects
underway at the company. This year, Intel said it is highlighting 70
“futuristic projects and concepts” covering the areas of environment,
healthcare, visual computing, and wireless mobility.
New York (NY) – Yesterday we brought you the story of two teenagers who were ordered by a judge to post a YouTube apology for a soda attack on a fast food worker. The pair videotaped the attack and posted it on YouTube and the judge probably wanted to fit the punishment with the crime, but the victim says there should have been more punishment.
Some people thought Apple’s Steve Jobs looked a bit sickly during
his keynote at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on Monday and
now it appears they were right. Apple officials say Jobs is suffering
from a ‘common bug’, but that he’s getting better thanks to some
Microsoft has announced that it will discontinue its Windows Live
Expo site probably because no one used or even knew about it. The
ecommerce site allows people to post classified ads and was seen as a
competitor to the hugely popular Craigslist.com. Website visitors are
now greeted with a big warning message that the service will stop on
July 31st 2008. Furthermore, no new accounts or listings can be
added. Microsoft says all current ads will stay until their
Analyst Opinion – While many of us are consumed by Apple’s WWDC 2008, we have to remind ourselves that there is another big (actually bigger) event going on Microsoft’s TechEd. In many ways, these two conferences define both companies and reveal how different they actually are: TechEd is for IT buyers and Apple’s conference is focused on developers. Microsoft has about 10,000 attending its event Apple reports about 5,000 at their event both numbers are impressively large.
The Apple WWDC 2008 rumor mill gets one final spin Monday morning with
Steve Jobs expected to reveal several new products during his opening
day keynote. Despite the fact that Apple has said zilch about a 3G
iPhone the device is a sure bet, but there have been speculations about
a new operating system, new iPods, a UMPC/MID and possibly new
displays. TG Daily will report from WWDC 2008 and took a thorough look
at what new products are likely to surface at the conference.
Market Scan – It has been about four months since Toshiba decided to
shut down its HD DVD format and so far, consumers have seen Blu-ray
player prices on the rise. However, June is the very first month in
which we observed a decrease in average retail prices of Blu-ray player
prices. As stores are clearing out their inventory for BonusView and
BD-Live players, this may be the very first time we could describe
Blu-ray as becoming affordable.