Early this year, Intel confirmed they're going all in for TV streaming, and since then we've heard that many big content providers are getting on board. How did that happen?
Reuters reports that Intel is willing to put down a huge amount to make this work. Reuters cites anonymous sources who say Intel is offering as much as 175 percent of the going rate to rights-owners whose content they're seeking to put on the service. The excess of cash has apparently gotten CBS, News Corp and Viacom on board, and Comcast's NBC Universal is still in the works.
It seems that pictures alone won't capture the moment. Samsung's Galaxy S4 lets you remember your moments by capturing sounds along with your photos, and now, a new platform called Song for Pic randomly matches songs to your pictures and lets you and your friends vote which the best combo is.
Invisibility cloaks, or invisible anything, have always been a thing of interest for researchers and ordinary people like you and I. Movies like Harry Potter made it even more popular.
The first is the idea of "transformation optics," or the ability to bend light around a region of space to make it look like it's not there. The second is the creation of metamaterials, which is synthetic substances with optical properties unknown in nature that can be designed to achieve this goal.
It's very difficult to capture a lightning bolt on a high speed camera, but to improve their chances, the slo mo team from BBC Earth Productions visited the Morgan-Botti Lightning Lab in England where lightning bolts were produced every day.
In Finland, a company called ZenRobotics has figured out how robots to solve the biggest problems with recycling with automatic sorting.
The problem with recycling isn't that people don't want to recycle. It's that it needs to be sorted by material type. Right now, that's what humans are doing. And it can take a lot of time, and it can also get dangerous too because of weight, material, or toxicity of some of the stuff that's to be recycled.
Details of Obama's latest directive - making a hitlist of foreign countries to hit with cyberattacks when the time is right, was drawn up last October, and has been revealed by The Guardian's national security expert Glenn Greenwald and Ewen MacAskill who say the step heightens fears over the increasing militarization of the internet.
Amazon has opened its own 3D Printer Page for the sale of printers and filaments. 3D printing is finally coming to your home ala Amazon.
Amazon is peddling the MakerBot Replicator 2, Afinia 3D Printer H-Series, 3D Systems' Cubify (not available), fabbster 3D Printer, Airwolf3D, and a couple of Chinese models as well as well as filament—both ABS and PLA varieties.
The Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has put out an official fact sheet about what PRISM is and isn't. In other words, this is legal and the government is cool with it.
The document explicitly denies that anyone is out there unilaterally collecting information the servers of service providers. Check it out below:[Office of the Director of National Intelligence via Marketing Land]
The U.S. government may not be listening to your phone calls, but it was simply sifting through "metadata". The Director of National Intelligence James Clapper made a comment last night: "The program does not allow the Government to listen in on anyone’s phone calls. The information acquired does not include the content of any communications or the identity of any subscriber."
Most magazines have experienced a decline in print ad sales in the first quarter of the year. There are only a few exceptions in food, beauty and fashion categories. Print sales were lackluster, but the sales of ads on iPad editions did see a growth.
It's no secret that the Android platform is a target for malware. Security firm Kaspersky claims that they've discovered the "most sophisticated" Android trojan just yet.
Identified by Kaspersky as "Backdoor.AndroidOS.Obad.a," the trojan can send SMS to premium-rate members, download other malware and install them on infected devices and send malware to other devices via Bluetooth.
Brigham Young University ballroom dancers took the stage at a recent international competition. But it wasn't just their dance moves that caught everyone's attention. They combined the dancers with a custom dress with LED lights, which incorporate some smart technology that syncs with the music.
If Google Glass is indiscreet, then these electronic contact lenses that outfit a user's cornea with a display may be worse. Researchers at several institutions, including two research arms of Samsung have built contacts of this kind. It's so sci-fi!
It seems cancer have been plaguing us since the dawn of men. While Neanderthals didn't have cigarrettes with them, and there was pretty much no pollution in the air, they still managed to get cancer. As evident by this 120,000 year old bone fragment revealing a cancerous tumor.