February 25, 2010 In the latest sign that facial recognition is getting more sophisticated than people's ability to cope with it, a new phone app called Recognizr promises to "augment reality" in a new way: using an image of a person to tell you who they are.
February 23, 2010 Apple's iPhone OS surged past Microsoft Windows Mobile to hold the third spot, selling nearly 25 million units to nearly double its market share, from 8.2 to 14.4 percent. Research In Motion kept its second-place standing, as its market share move...
American skier Lindsey Vonn hopes that improved course conditions can help her win a second gold medal at the Vancouver Olympics.
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February 19, 2010 A day after U.S. skier Lindsey Vonn crashed and lost a shot at a gold medal in the women's super-combined, she told NPR that the conditions on Whistler Mountain can be challenging and "dangerous."
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February 17, 2010 Two different U.S. broadband goals were laid out this month. The FCC chief called for connecting 100 million households at 100 megabits per second. But Google stole his thunder last week, promising to bring eye-popping speeds of 1 gigabit per seco...
February 1, 2010 Let's say you write for a Web site, and you want to tackle a subject that's just too simple to warrant an actual, full-blown article. Why not turn to an age-old trick, and make a list about it? If you're asking yourself, 'Why would I do that?' — here's a list to answer that very question.
January 26, 2010 Sometimes even the newest, most innovative technology finds its inspiration in the past.
The cast of NBC's "The Office".
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January 14, 2010 What does Dunder Mifflin — the fictional firm at the heart of television's The Office — have to teach us about workplace diversity? Plenty, according to some human resources experts. And in some cases, the show's dysfunctional comedy is just mirroring real life.
December 21, 2009 Avatar is short on plot and score, but the 3D animation is simply amazing. It's an expensive, impressive spectacle. The 3D vantage was crazy-good so often that it really did feel like The Future you're seeing up there on the screen.
December 15, 2009 Hollywood is impatiently waiting for 3D technology to change the way we see entertainment. But while James Cameron's Avatar is a technical marvel, it's not likely to solve the movie industry's problems.
December 11, 2009 The new Google Goggles service lets you send it a pic from your cameraphone. The photo is then analyzed and turned into a search query, and you're given links that might explain that new/weird thing you're staring at.
December 4, 2009 In any service industry, your freedom to cop an attitude is directly related to your ability to deliver great product.
November 4, 2009 One reviewer uses it for e-mail; another for sushi. It's being called a timesaver — even "the greatest thing ever invented." It's the Laptop Steering Wheel Desk. Drivers certainly don't need another distraction — but people surfing around on Ama...
October 23, 2009 If you ask me, geotagging is the next tsunami we're all sitting under. As the Web goes more mobile, embedding lat/long coordinates in stories and pictures is a sure-fire hit. But I never knew it would be so popular to geotag an airport men's room....
October 8, 2009 The Web site Digital Dowsing — from dowsing rods, the sticks used to find underground water — sells devices that translate paranormal phenomena into sounds, and even words.
October 5, 2009 It's more interesting to think about solar energy now than it ever has been. We list four good candidates for people who need solar chargers capable of powering a phone, camera or iPod.
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