Users of a new, free website, Duolingo.com, will help tackle the gargantuan task of translating the Web even as they learn a new language.
When my stomach’s rumbling at the mall, airport, or hospital, and I’ve got a hankering for doughy, cheesy goodness, I want my pizza now. Not in the 20 minutes it takes to cook a frozen pie or the apocryphal 30-minutes-or-less delivery nonsense. I want it now. Right now. A1 Concepts will rescue my taste buds (and impatience) when it brings pizza vending machines to the U.S. later this year.
Freescale Semiconductor is offering alpha samples of its Kinetis L Series microcontrollers (MCUs) built on the ARM Cortex-M0+ processor. These MCUs offer the opportunity for users of legacy 8- and 16-bit architectures to migrate to 32-bit platforms and bring
Verizon Communications is raising prices for some FiOS customers as it offers higher speeds, a move that one analyst says will potentially lead to higher prices from cable rivals such as Cablevision Systems Corp.
Booming sales of Apple's iPhones and iPads were not enough to ease concerns on Tuesday that British supplier Imagination Technologies is overly reliant on one customer as rival smartphone and tablet companies snap at the U.S. giant's heels.
Robots equipped with tactile sensor able to identify materials through touch, paving the way for more useful prostheses.
The music-subscription company Spotify is joining Pandora, Slacker and Songza in offering a free radio service for mobile devices in the U.S.
For decades, the tablet computer was like a mirage in the technology industry: a great idea, seemingly reachable on the horizon, that disappointed as hopeful companies got closer. Microsoft has experienced this cycle of hope and disappointment many times.
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. announced a fully integrated proximity and ambient light optical sensor, the VCNL4020, which includes an IR emitter, a photo-pin-diode for proximity, a signal processing IC and a 16-bit ADC.
Facebook Inc agreed to acquire Face.com, the company that currently provides facial-recognition technology used by the world's largest social network to help users identify and tag photos.
Japanese mobile phone operator NTT Docomo Inc's venture arm has taken a stake in Silicon Valley startup Cooliris, which recently sold one of its divisions to another Asian carrier, Singapore Telecommunications Ltd.
Freescale introduced an Xtrinsic six-axis sensor that combines high resolution motion sensing and heading technology with an accelerometer and a magnetometer in a single package. The new Xtrinsic FXOS8700CQ sensor is optimized for mobile applications, including
Songza launched its iPad app, with a "music concierge" feature, which streams music tailored to your current situation and mood.
Micro Plastics’ has added COLOR to their Polyethylene and Nylon lines of wire routing split loom. To satisfy customer demand, they now offer all sizes of their Nylon Split Loom in orange, to accommodate applications where identification is critical to safety.
Mobile phone group Vodafone's 1.04 billion-pound ($1.6 billion) agreed offer for Cable & Wireless Worldwide looked certain to succeed on Monday after the British fixed line network operator's biggest shareholder dropped its opposition.
It seems innovative technology often gets stuck in the dark chasm that exists between a great idea and a final product. Between skyrocketing production costs, the difficulties of marketing on a limited budget, and unexpected hiccups, some projects never get off the ground. Kickstarter, a crowd-sourced funding website where inventors raise enough to manufacture their product, seems like the perfect solution to technological limbo.
Celestica Inc, a contract electronics manufacturer, said it will wind down its manufacturing services for BlackBerry maker Research in Motion over the next three to six months.
The head of the Federal Communications Commission is asking for a review of the agency's stance on radiofrequency energy emitted from cell phones amid lingering concerns that the devices may cause brain tumors.
Google has received more than 1,000 requests from authorities to take down content from its search results or YouTube video in the last six months of 2011, the company said on Monday, denouncing what it said was an alarming trend.
Speculations that Microsoft will unveil a tablet continue as Microsoft prepares to make a major announcement after the close of the market on Monday.
Smartphones set to be released this month by Samsung and Sony will be able to learn things when you touch them to pre-programmed "tags."
Krishan Agarwal, president of online luxury watch vendor Melrose.com, told a roomful of attentive Internet retailers last week how Facebook had helped his company generate about 25 percent more sales in two years. Then he dropped a bombshell: Melrose spent less than $1,500 on Facebook ads during that time. Everything else the company did with Facebook was free.
British scientists have built a novel device that converts body movement into electricity capable of powering small gadgets such as GPS trackers.
Microsoft is being secretive about a "major" announcement it plans to make in Los Angeles on Monday. The company invited media to an afternoon event, but it says it won't divulge the location until that morning. In an email, the company says, "This will be a major Microsoft announcement - you will not want to miss it."
Have you ever had a vending machine eat your dollar while you stand, helpless, as it destroys your dream of a tasty afternoon snack? Honestly, who hasn’t wanted to tackle a vending machine at least once? Here’s your chance. Following in the footsteps of Coca-Cola’s Hug Machine, Ogilvy+Mather public relations has taken creative advertising to an entirely different level.