February 2011 - Industry News
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Foursquare partners with Gnip to sell check-in stream
Xbox One's unexpected pitch: It's the Dad Box
Watch a brain surgery over Twitter, Instagram, and Vine
Google may face antitrust inquiry over display ads -- again
Meet the 23-ton X-Wing, the world's largest Lego model
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Google surprises GDC attendees with free notebooks
Some lucky Game Developer Conference attendees who sat through an hour of Google's presentations walked away with free laptops running Chrome OS. Read More...
02-28-2011 10:09 AM
Penthouse rolls out first all-3D porn channel
We interrupt your watching of cute cat videos to report that Penthouse is launching an all-3D TV satellite service in Europe tomorrow. No word on what kind of technology it will use. Read More...
02-28-2011 9:26 AM
States in CO2 pact invest $404 million in efficiency
Most of the proceeds from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative have gone to programs that aim to cut energy demand, foster the growth of alternative energy, and help the poor pay energy bills. Read More...
02-28-2011 9:22 AM
Atlantic Records wants to redefine music-label sites
AtlanticRecords.com is now a place where visitors can tap into memorabilia, learn what its like to discover a music artist as well and become another touch point with their favorite artists. Read More...
02-28-2011 8:51 AM
House plans first vote to overturn Net neutrality rules
House of Representatives panel announces vote Wednesday on resolution of disapproval saying FCC's controversial Internet regulations "shall have no force or effect." Read More...
02-28-2011 8:18 AM
40 percent of new Angry Birds buyers doing in-app purchase
Angry Birds has proven to be a smash hit on mobile devices, but are users as willing to spend money on more content after making their purchase? Read More...
02-28-2011 8:00 AM
At Demo Spring, start-ups sow seeds
The confab gives young companies six minutes to make their spiel. In a landscape brimming with such shows, is Demo still worth the admission fee? Read More...
02-28-2011 7:31 AM
How Microsoft made Kinect work around the globe
At the Game Developers Conference, Microsoft talks about some of the work it did in order to make the Kinect work with different languages, and cultures while at the same time fighting for space and secrecy ahead of the unit's launch. Read More.....
02-28-2011 6:55 AM
Robo-runners complete marathon in photo finish
Team Vstone's Hobby bot Robovie-PC is the fastest robot marathon runner in the land, completing the race in 54 hours, 57 minutes, and 50 seconds. Read More...
02-28-2011 6:49 AM
At Demo, virtual dressing rooms promise big sales
Swivel, from FaceCake Marketing Technologies, and Webcam Social Shopper, from Zugara, are both offering online clothing retailers ways for customers to "try on" clothing from their own homes. Read More...
02-28-2011 6:34 AM
Isohunt, Kickasstorrents, Btjunkie called pirates by US Trade rep
USTR issues 'Notorious Markets List' today and accuses numerous well known sites, such as The Pirate Bay, of piracy. Read More...
02-28-2011 6:22 AM
ClearEdge touts home fuel cell over solar panels
Will fuel cells provide power and heat for homes? Jackie Autry of Palm Springs, Calif., installs fuel cell, which she chose over solar panels for cleaner, on-site energy. Read More...
02-28-2011 6:19 AM
China Unicom to take on Apple, Google with OS
Wireless operator is developing a mobile OS brand known as "WoPhone," according to The Wall Street Journal. Read More...
02-28-2011 5:19 AM
Former tech exec wins best documentary Oscar
Web software developer-turned-filmmaker Charles Ferguson takes home Oscar for "Inside Job," which depicts the recent economic crisis as a crime perpetrated on the working masses by a greedy few. Read More...
02-28-2011 5:02 AM
Cell phones spur 'Scientific Animations Without Borders'
A University of Illinois initiative takes advantage of widespread cell phone use in the developing world to more affordably teach sustainability and health practices. Read More...
02-28-2011 4:46 AM