Amazon may be working on a smartphone with hologram-like 3D Amazon is reportedly developing a smartphone that sports a 3D screen that relies on retina-tracking technology to make images seem to float above the screen like a hologram. With the smartphone, users would be able to navigate through content by using their eyes alone, according to two unnamed people who discussed the phone with the Wall Street Journal. More
YouTube launches pay channels with campy flicks Roger Corman's campy B movies, children's shows like "Sesame Street" and "Inspector Gadget," and inspirational monologues by celebrities — these are among the 30 channels that will require a paid monthly subscription on YouTube coming soon. More
FCC moving forward on speedier in-flight Internet service U.S. federal telecommunications regulators are pushing ahead with efforts to bring faster Internet service to commercial and private airline flights. The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday started deliberations on a proposal that would offer a new type of in-flight broadband service promising U.S. More
Microsoft may buy Barnes & Noble's Nook unit for $1 billion According to internal documents obtained by the website TechCrunch, Microsoft has offered $1 billion for the digital assets of Nook Media, Barnes & Noble's digital book venture. According to internal documents obtained by the website TechCrunch, Microsoft has offered $1 billion for the digital assets of Nook Media, Barnes & Noble's digital book venture. More
Guy Fieri strikes back at critic who flamed his restaurant Over the past two days, the now-infamous New York Times review of Guy Fieri's new 500 seat Times Square ... Like the hundreds of diners, drive-ins and dives I’ve featured on my show, I’ve incorporated my passion and love for food into ... 11/14/2012 - 11:00 am | View Link
In the News: Younger People Not Reading Blogs The New York Times recently ran an article called “Blogs Wane as the Young Drift to Sites Like Twitter.” Here’s the core of the article: Blogs were once the outlet of choice for people who wanted to express themselves online. But with the rise of ... 08/26/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Michelle Muscatello You’ve gotta love Spring in New England—one week we’re in shorts and flip flops, the next week we’re breaking out the winter coats and awaking to wind chills in the ‘teens! It’s that huge contrast in temperatures across the United States that ... 03/26/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Your thoughts on evolution We knew our story on a possible human ancestor called Australopithecus sediba would be controversial, but never expected more than 1,900 comments to come in. The post generated some pretty intense discussions involving readers who do not believe ... 09/11/2011 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Blogs wane as the young drift to sites like Twitter SAN FRANCISCO — Like any aspiring filmmaker, Michael McDonald, a high school senior, used a blog to show off his videos. But discouraged by how few people bothered to visit, he instead started posting his clips on Facebook, where his friends were sure to ... 02/21/2011 - 10:44 am | View Link
The personal genetics startup 23andMe announced this evening it has discontinued sales after being warned by the FDA over compliance issues.
It’s a significant departure from the company’s response last week, which was to continue selling the kits but stop advertising them.
Mountain View, Calif.-based 23andMe had publicly apologized for being slow to respond, after the FDA complained of delays and threatened seizure, injunction and civil financial penalties.
23andMe said tonight it will continue offering services and research for customers who bought kits before November 22, when it received the warning letter.
The FDA wants 23andMe to wait for clearance as a medical device before it can offer diagnostics to customers.
If it’s December, it’s time to start predicting what’s going to dominate the headlines and trends of 2014. I make it a point every year to sit down with Mark Anderson, an industry analyst and CEO of Strategic News Service, and get an early look at the predictions he makes in a speech at an annual dinner at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York.
As with previous rounds of predictions he has made (See 2011, 2012 and 2013), some already make sense if you’ve been paying attention to the way things are going, and will become more pronounced in the year ahead.
South African President Jacob Zuma announced in a nationally televised address the passing of anti-apartheid activist, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. President Zuma disclosed that the respected statesman died around 8:50PM South African Standard Time (SAST) on the 5th of December 2013. He was 95.