Steven Beggs, Senior Manager, of Home Depot Canada, said that he had slept restlessly in recent years. But what kept him up late at night wasn’t worries about the competition. No, what vexed Beggs was the iPhone.Read More
At the Tablet Strategy conference here this week Jane Boulware showed nine different devices (smartphones, tablets and hybrids), making the case that there is a Windows solution for just about any use-case scenario
The lifespan of an app is one to two years. So how do you future proof your application?
Don’t count on Apple’s help to make your app a hit.
Managers of old would sit behind a desk and monitor operations through email and the old standby, the telephone. Not anymore.
Let’s say you’re an evil Imperial overlord in the Star Wars universe, and you want to keep the rebels in line. You should build something they fear, say, a Death Star. How much will advancing your evil plans set you back? Short answer: it’s more expensive than you can possibly imagine.
Space is a dirty place. Over 16,000 pieces of debris over 10 cm wide have been left behind since Sputnik took to the skies in 1957. And now the Swiss want to do something about it. Scientists with the Swiss Space Center at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, are developing a “janitor” satellite, known as CleanSpace One, to make space tidier.
During World War II, the Nazis used complex codes to obfuscate commands, and cracking those codes was one of the keys to the Allies’ success. This codebreaking was accomplished in part by Colossus, the world’s first digital, programmable computer. The National Museum of Computing (NMOC) in Bletchley Park, England, says that Colossus “shortened the war by two years and…saved countless thousands of lives.” Now it’s time for us to help Colossus, or rather, the NMOC.
Recently, over 23,000 people signed an online petition to ask the UK government to pardon Alan Turing for homosexuality, considered the crime of “gross indecency” by the Labouchere Amendment of the Criminal Law Amendment Act 1885. Yesterday, the motion was dismissed by the House of Lords. Considering that Turing performed stellar and unique service to the British government during World War II, and his work provided much of the basis for the modern computer, this is unconscionable.
Siri hates you if you’re Scottish. That’s one possible explanation as to why the iPhone 4S digital assistant can’t understand a word the Scots are saying, as you can see in this hilarious video, below. (Warning: foul language.)
Cellphones are a fact of 21st century life, and if you’re a musician, you may have been interrupted by the strident sound of ringtones during a performance. But you probably haven’t handled it as entertainingly as Slovak musician Lukáš Kmit.
On February 7, 2012, SpaceX, the private space transportation company, will be launching its reusable spacecraft, Dragon, to the International Space Station (ISS). Because you and I won’t be riding the Dragon just yet, I have the next best thing to being there: a panoramic view of its interior.
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