Like the other new iWork apps that were released in October, Numbers was built from the ground up for both iOS and … Read more
The NSA allegedly gathered millions of records from Google and Yahoo data centers around the world, but soon, the agency might have a much harder time trying to collect this type of data.
Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Apple, and other prominent technology companies are investing heavily in stronger, 2048-bit encryption. Due to computing power constraints, it's expected to be more than a decade before this type of encryption can be easily overcome.
Not much has changed in the US search engine market during the past month. Google held steady keeping its massive edge over all other players; and, Microsoft saw a small increase, while Yahoo experienced a minor decline.
Digital analytics company ComScore released new data on Wednesday covering the US search engine market in October. The numbers show that Google maintained 66.9 percent of the market and Microsoft came in a distant second with 18.1 percent. In the rear, Yahoo got 11.1 percent, Ask had 2.6 percent, and AOL came in with 1.3 percent of the … Read more
There are cord cutters -- and then there are cord cutters.
Microsoft is considering data centers that use fuel cells to generate power right next to the servers they house rather than transmitting it from electrical power plants far away. The move could double efficiency compared with traditional data center design, which loses energy through transmission and conversion, Sean James, a Microsoft senior research program manager, said in a blog post Tuesday.
The cleanest fuel cells convert hydrogen and oxygen into heat and electrical current, releasing water as exhaust. Microsoft, though, used more convenient methane-powered fuel cells, which release more … Read more
AT&T reportedly has a contract with the CIA to provide the agency with data on certain phone calls.
Citing information from unnamed government officials, The New York Times said on Thursday that AT&T receives more than $10 million a year from the Central Intelligence Agency in exchange for providing customer phone records used to help track down potential terrorists. The CIA gives AT&T the phone numbers of suspected terrorists in other countries, according to the Times. In return, AT&T culls through its database for any call records that could identify the associates … Read more
Google is putting an additional 450 million euros ($607 million) into its Finnish data center.
The data center, which uses seawater from the Bay of Finland for cooling, was opened in 2011, after Google bought a facility in Hamina from a Finnish paper company.
It spent 200 million euros to buy the property and convert it into a data center, and a further 150 million euros on a subsequent project to restore its machine hall, which is due for completion early next year.
Sometimes, you just want to wander and not worry about maps or staring at a GPS screen. That's where a GPS data logger comes in handy. You let it handle the chore of remembering where you've been.
The GPS Cookie runs on two AAA batteries and records data onto a microSD card you supply. It records data, time, and location to track your routes, letting you build up a history of your movements. That data can then be imported into Google Earth so you can visualize your travels.… Read more
Those of you new to T-Mobile will be out of luck if you're hoping to walk into a T-Mobile store and walk out with a tablet and 200 megabytes of free data without putting any money down.
After promising to fix an "executional mistake" that forced new customers to sign up for a $10 On Demand plan, T-Mobile clarified to CNET that new customers who want to take advantage of T-Mobile's no-money-down plan are required to sign up for a $20-a-month plan.
Unlike the On Demand plan, which was simply a fee for staying on T-Mobile'… Read more
I've been feeling a little disturbed lately. Slightly insane things are happening all around me and nothing seems to make sense anymore.
So I thought I'd seek out some information about psychopathy, in the hope of making myself feel better -- or at least understood.
Somehow, I stumbled upon an article on The Week that disturbed me even more. In casual style, it wondered which professions contained the greatest number of psychopaths and which ones had the fewest.
Honestly, I thought engineers would be somewhere near the top of the list. The ones I know are intense creatures, prone to excessive rational thought and irrational action.… Read more
WinZip has long been a go-to ZIP tool, so we were keen to try the all-new WinZip 18. It's much more than a cosmetic upgrade: A new compression engine zips, splits, and joins files faster than legacy versions, though of course WinZip still handles virtually any archive file type. It converts files to PDFs, adds watermarks, resizes photos, manages archives, and protects files with 128/256 bit encryption. Improved cloud navigation smoothly integrates WinZip with many more cloud services, including Box, Dropbox, SugarSync, SkyDrive, and Google Drive. Cloud Links adds links to files via e-mail, IM, and social media. … Read more