Thursday, 15 Dec 2011
Search giant Google has acquired Clever Sense, a Silicon Valley-based startup that develops the mobile app "Alfred". This acquisition seems to hint of Google's intentions to counter Apple's Siri on its Android platform.
Flipboard was made available for the iPhone recently and within the short span of a week it has already reached one million users.
Hitachi GST has launched two products based on its new 4TB HDDs early this week. The Deskstar 5K4000 is a 3.5-inch HDD targeted at consumer PCs while its Touro Desk external drive, with the new 4TB capacity, houses the Deskstar 5K4000.
Numa AS has launched the "SOS Rescue Me" personal safety mobile app, to help curb the increasing number of assaults on young females in Oslo, Norway.
Futuremark releases an update for their 3DMark 11, a gaming benchmark for DirectX 11 PCs.
Wednesday, 14 Dec 2011
NVIDIA announces that it will provide the source code for the new NVIDIA CUDA LLVM-based compiler to academic researchers and software-tool vendors.
The television screening in Japan of the ever popular animated movie "Laputa: Castle in the Sky" has led to a new Twitter record of 25,088 tweets per second, TechCrunch reports.
Designed for industrial testing, the Powermark is a battery life and power consumption test for notebooks, laptops, tablets and other battery powered devices running Windows 7.
Back in July, Google started an initiative to archive the destruction inflicted on Japan by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Now, using Google Maps' Street View, you can walk through the devastated areas yourself.
Megaupload is turning the tables and suing Universal Music Group. The online site, which helps store and transfer files, claims that Universal got Megaupload's content removed from Youtube with no legal basis.