Archive for the ‘Tech News’ Category

Send Your Name to Mars!

Your name can fly on the INSIGHT mission to Mars!

Meet the Nexus 6

… or as I like to call it – my soon to be new phone: If you would like to find out more about the powerhouse OS behind this little beauty you can check out all the juicy Lollipop specs at https://www.android.com/versions/lollipop-5-0/ and you can get a lot more info on the phone at http://www.google.com/nexus/6/.

Preview Windows 10

So for all my geeky friends, the technical preview for Windows 10 has gone live and you can download to your heart’s content. But installer beware … this is only a technical preview. Beta beware, glitchy and you definitely want to back up before you install. Get the download at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/preview

So Windows 9 is gonna be Windows 10 instead

Microsoft just dropped their press release about their upcoming operating system upgrade and the biggest thing I notices is that apparently 9 isn’t good enough … I’m just surprised they didn’t go “right to 11 .. these ones go to 11.”

Web Bill of Rights

Father of World Wide Web Calls For Web Bill Of Rights Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of the World Wide Web as we know it, is calling for a Web Bill of Rights. We should all listen to him …   http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/geeksAreSexyTechnologyNews/~3/fe2eVIs59oM/

University of Calgary succeeds in building a neurochip out of silicon, human brain cells

Yes, I know I’m a couple months behind the curve on this one. I have to plead the state of trying to find Canadian news in the Union I suppose. I just wanted to highlight this because (a) it’s my hometown and (b) it’s damn cool research. University of Calgary succeeds in building a neurochip […]

Google issues joint policy proposal for an open internet

Quoted directly from the Google Public Policy blog: A joint policy proposal for an open Internet Monday, August 9, 2010 at 1:38 PM ET Posted by Alan Davidson, Google director of public policy and Tom Tauke, Verizon executive vice president of public affairs, policy, and communications The original architects of the Internet got the big […]

Abandon Earth Or Die, Warns Hawking

“Earth that was could no longer sustain our numbers, we were so many. We found a new Solar system, dozens of planets and hundreds of moons.” Excerpt from “Serenity” by Joss Whedon. So it looks like Steven Hawking ascribes to the Whedonverse view that we are a plague on our own planet and will have […]

North America’s first public-use quick-charge station opens in Portland: 3-handed politician not included

North America’s first public-use quick-charge station opens in Portland: 3-handed politician not included: ” What’s being hailed as North America’s first public-use quick-charge station for electric vehicles has just been unveiled in Portland. The station, built by NEC subsidiary Takasago, is installed in a PGE headquarters parking garage and will charge electric vehicles with lithium-ion […]

Google denies deal to pay Verizon for fast network | Relevant Results – CNET News

Google denies deal to pay Verizon for fast network | Relevant Results – CNET News by Tom Krazit Google used Twitter to deny a recent New York Times report on its Net neutrality negotiation strategies. (Credit: Screenshot by Tom Krazit/CNET) Google denied Thursday a report in the New York Times that it was near an […]