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
End of dot-com era? New suffixes would allow companies to expand brands on Web NEW YORK -- If Google has its way, you won't need to type "Google.com" any more to do your searches. You can simply access the search engine at ".Google." Google's bid for ".Google" as an Internet suffix is among about 2,000 proposals submitted as part of ... 06/12/2012 - 1:40 pm | View Link
The dot-com era is ending: Get ready for .Google, .LOL You can simply access the search engine at “.Google.” Google’s bid for “.Google” as an Internet suffix is among about 2,000 proposals submitted as part of the largest expansion of the Internet address system since its creation in the 1980s. 06/12/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
"Demand on resources will be great, as each person requires a huge supply of resources throughout his or her lifetime," notes commodities guru Frank Holmes. This is an important consideration for commodities investors, especially as China begins to loosen its one-child policy. "Consider that in the U. S., over the course of a lifetime, each person needs 72,556 gallons of petroleum, 6.63 million cubic feet of natural gas, 978 pounds of copper, and 27,416 pounds of iron ore, according to the Minerals Education Coalition.
It shouldn't be terribly surprising that artists can do amazing stuff with computers nowadays. Monsters destroy cities in the movies and people fly and turn invisible, for example. And a new school of 3D artists has taken to creating some astounding imagery of human beings without using a single real human.
Usually, pranks are just for giggles, but in this case, the prankster wasn't looking for a laugh
Comedian and YouTuber Tom Mabe wanted to set his friend straight, as the latter allegedly has five DUIs. Mabe hoped an elaborate prank would be enough to scare his friend out of his bad behavior
See also: Restroom Drunk Driving Stunt Will Scare the Crap Out of You
The prank involved turning an office into a makeshift hospital room, complete with medical equipment.
One of the key characteristics of the recent slump has been the great "deleveraging" has households have drastically shed debt. Well that's over. The latest Flow Of Funds report from the Fed came out today. That report gives a quarterly update on what's happening with debt and asset flows in the economy.