April 2010 - Industry News
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HP's Q2 revenue slips, but Whitman looks ahead
Smart bike handlebars have turn signals, GPS, speedometer
How Sony and Nintendo can battle the Xbox One
Google talks back in new voice search
Xbox Live Arcade games won't work on Xbox One
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Apple improves editing, GPS with Aperture 3.0.3
A third update to Aperture 3 improves the photo software's handling of chromatic aberration, improves stability, and includes many other tweaks. Read More...
04-29-2010 7:11 AM
ARPA-E funds fuel-making microbes, batteries, carbon capture
ARPA-E, the Department of Energy agency created to research clean-energy breakthroughs, puts an additional $106 million into 37 commercial and academic ventures Read More...
04-29-2010 7:01 AM
Microsoft cancels Courier tablet project
We're told that Microsoft execs have informed the internal team that had been working on the innovative device that the project would no longer be supported. Read More...
04-29-2010 6:47 AM
Japan sees moonwalking humanoids by 2015
Japanese consortium has promised to send humanoid bots to the moon by 2015 and is developing a bipedal humanoid that could make one giant leap for droidkind. Read More...
04-29-2010 6:33 AM
Google adds brands within search results
Some Google searchers are seeing a list of popular brands below the ads but above regular search results, with a link to search results for that brand. Read More...
04-29-2010 4:45 AM
Chip shipments jump over last year
Shipments of microprocessors decline slightly in the first quarter compared with the previous quarter but rise 39 percent over a year ago, according to IDC. Read More...
04-29-2010 3:58 AM
Activision scores big win with Bungie deal
The Call of Duty publisher announces Thursday that it has struck a 10-year exclusive deal with Halo developer Bungie. Read More...
04-29-2010 3:45 AM
Greenpeace lauds Cisco on climate, chides Google
Cisco gets high marks for emissions reporting and smart grid push while Google, despite renewable energy efforts, gets pressure to disclose more. Read More...
04-29-2010 3:23 AM
Solar OLED embedded in green-tech book
A 600-page German compendium of green-tech heavyweights comes packaged with a solar-powered book light. Read More...
04-29-2010 3:10 AM
Venture capitalists growing more confident
VCs surveyed in both Silicon Valley and China express greater confidence in the high-tech growth potential of their respective regions. Read More...
04-29-2010 3:06 AM
YouTube's player goes on a diet
YouTube is introducing a leaner and cleaner version of its player. The biggest change? A timeline that nearly disappears, giving you some of your screen real estate back. Read More...
04-29-2010 2:57 AM
Symantec buys crypto firms PGP and GuardianEdge
Symantec plans to integrate encryption products from the two companies into its data loss prevention suite and endpoint protection products. Read More...
04-29-2010 2:39 AM
Daimler joins BMW in carbon fiber quest
German automaker announces plans to develop mass-produced carbon-fiber car parts to achieve lighter automobiles and more fuel efficiency. Read More...
04-29-2010 2:19 AM
Skyfire for Android streams Flash video
Mobile browser-maker Skyfire has its first app for Android--and guess what? It streams video. Read More...
04-29-2010 2:00 AM
Report: Apple iAds deals could cost $1 million
Apple's fee structure could mean charges to advertisers of $1 million or more to display mobile ads through its new iAd platform for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad apps. Read More...
04-29-2010 1:21 AM