MP3s Didn’t Just Die, Corporate Claims to the Contrary Notwithstanding

Sound Wave iStock

Reports of MP3’s death as a standard have been greatly exaggerated–or, perhaps, “tied to the wrong medium” would be a better way of phrasing the misconception.

The post MP3s Didn’t Just Die, Corporate Claims to the Contrary Notwithstanding appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/249306-mp3s-didnt-just-die-corporate-claims-contrary-notwithstanding?source=Computing

Powered by WPeMatico

With eye on Trump, the Internet will be backed up in Canada

The US-based nonprofit Internet Archive, responsible for continuously archiving as much of the web as it can and perhaps best known for its 279 billion-web-page-strong Wayback Machine, is moving to Canada.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/12/05/with-eye-on-trump-internet-will-be-backed-up-in-canada.html

Powered by WPeMatico

More than 1 million people are still using Samsung's potentially explosive Note 7

The Galaxy Note 7 has harmed people and caused tens, perhaps even hundreds of thousands of dollars of damage to users’ property.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/10/21/more-than-1-million-people-are-still-using-samsungs-potentially-explosive-note-7.html

Powered by WPeMatico

Trump Hauls Out Google Conspiracy Theory for Another Airing


Perhaps still reeling from what’s widely viewed as the bruising he took in a debate watched by more than 80 million people on TV earlier this week — countless more online — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday opened a campaign rally with a previously discredited attack. Trump began his speech at the Waukesha, Wisconsin, event by touting an online Google poll that showed him up two points nationwide — but then followed that by saying Google’s search engine was biased in favor of his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83950.html?rss=1

Powered by WPeMatico

How neuromorphic ‘brain chips’ will begin the next era in computing

truenorth head
Neuromorphic computers will change what computers can do and, perhaps more importantly, where they can do it.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/236362-how-ibms-neuromorphic-brain-chips-will-begin-the-next-era-in-computing?source=Computing

Powered by WPeMatico

Rumor: Apple's new 9.7" iPad will carry premium $599 starting price for 32GB

Article Image In a move that will perhaps further emphasize the anticipated “Pro” branding, Apple’s new 9.7-inch iPad is rumored to carry a starting price of $599 for 32 gigabytes of capacity, a $100 increase over the traditional new iPad entry point.

The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/4e5bb872/sc/15/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C160C0A30C180Crumor0Eapples0Enew0E970Eipad0Ewill0Ecarry0Epremium0E5990Estarting0Eprice0Efor0E32gb/story01.htm

Powered by WPeMatico

This week on AppleInsider: New betas, iAd flies the white flag, Apple Music hits 10M users & more

Article Image Apple news was perhaps mercifully quiet this week — but the company did hit important milestones with Mac sales and Apple Music, while finally giving up the ghost for its long-suffering iAd division.

The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/4ce8c449/sc/28/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C160C0A10C160Cthis0Eweek0Eon0Eappleinsider0Enew0Ebetas0Eiad0Eflies0Ethe0Ewhite0Eflag0Eapple0Emusic0Ehits0E10Am0Eusers0Emore/story01.htm

Powered by WPeMatico

The Unsinkable Kim Dotcom?


Someone perhaps even more flamboyant than Donald Trump may be getting involved in the U.S. presidential race — and not on the Republican side. Notorious Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom is not running for office, but as his extradition case heats up in New Zealand, a possible Democratic candidate for the presidency — mild-mannered Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig — has come to his defense. In a nutshell, the U.S. has demanded that New Zealand extradite Dotcom to face charges of copyright infringement.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82512.html?rss=1

Powered by WPeMatico

US Internet Handoff Generates Sparks in Congress


The U.S. government has played a central — perhaps critical — role in the development of the Internet. Currently the U.S. retains a stewardship position in the worldwide operation of the Internet through the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, an agency within the Commerce Department. That stewardship is slated to end, however, with NTIA proposing to relinquish its presence in the operation of the Internet to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN, a multistakeholder group of network players.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82195.html?rss=1

Powered by WPeMatico

Watch Effect: Complications could bring glanceable, clutter-free info to iPhone lock screens

Right out of the box, the Apple Watch offers greater customization than perhaps any other first-generation Apple product in history. In particular, user-configurable “complications” on watch faces could foreshadow similar customization coming to the iPhone lock screen.



The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/46d4b95d/sc/28/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C150C0A60C0A10Cwatch0Eeffect0Ecomplications0Ecould0Ebring0Eglanceable0Eclutter0Efree0Einfo0Eto0Eiphone0Elock0Escreens/story01.htm

Powered by WPeMatico

This week on AppleInsider: New Macs, Apple Watch update, TV plans & more

Perhaps the most significant Apple-related event this week was the launch of a refreshed 15-inch MacBook Pro, but the company also released its first firmware update for the Apple Watch, and saw its takeover of GPS firm Coherent Navigation made public.



The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/4692fc10/sc/28/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C150C0A50C230Cthis0Eweek0Eon0Eappleinsider0Enew0Emacs0Eapple0Ewatch0Eupdate0Etv0Eplans0Emore/story01.htm

Powered by WPeMatico

Google in talks with wearables maker Jawbone over potential investment, report says

Google is reportedly in preliminary talks to buy a stake in Jawbone, perhaps best known for its popular UP line of fitness trackers, as the Internet search giant moves further into the wearable device industry.



The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/43ccec48/sc/21/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C150C0A20C250Cgoogle0Ein0Etalks0Ewith0Ewearables0Emaker0Ejawbone0Eover0Epotential0Einvestment0Ereport0Esays/story01.htm

Powered by WPeMatico

Hands on with Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

It’s a strange day when a pair of new iPhones gets upstaged at an Apple event, but perhaps that’s because pretty much everything about the new 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus devices…

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/09/09/hands-on-with-apple-iphone-6-and-iphone-6-plus/

Powered by WPeMatico

Editorial: Why Apple, Inc. isn't worried about iPad's IDC tablet "market share"

In the face of dubious market research portraying Apple’s iPad (and perhaps the entire tablet market) as troubled and teetering on the brink of collapse, Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook expressed a sincere lack of concern while addressing analysts, alluding to long term strategies for outliving tablet rivals focused on volume shipments and short term market share gains.



The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/3d27a5d6/sc/15/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C140C0A80C0A40Ceditorial0Ewhy0Eapple0Einc0Eisnt0Eworried0Eabout0Eipads0Eidc0Etablet0Emarket0Eshare0E/story01.htm

Powered by WPeMatico

Europe and South Korea unite to standardize 5G, even though true 4G still isn’t available

Osprey flying over a cell tower
Europe, perhaps a little bit embarrassed about being so far behind the US’s deployment of 4G LTE, has announced that it will work together with South Korea to develop the next-gen 5G standard. As you may be aware, though, all of this is much easier said than done: While carriers and marketing bods are keen to move onto 5G for obvious reasons (money!!!), the rest of the industry is still working on LTE and LTE Advanced, with no real intention of moving to 5G any time soon.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/184472-europe-and-south-korea-join-forces-to-standardize-5g-even-though-true-4g-still-isnt-available

Powered by WPeMatico

What's the Future of Selling?


I think about the future — perhaps too much. I recently read Jeremy Rifkin’s new book, The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism, and it made me think about the future of work. Rifkin’s thesis is that automation is taking on more and more jobs that once were thought to be the province of skilled labor. That’s not exactly news. Already we’ve seen the elimination or scaling back of all sorts of jobs. What’s to become of us is an open question.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/80539.html?rss=1

Powered by WPeMatico