Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity

Faster Forward: December 26, 2010 - January 1, 2011

CES 2011 Preview: Internet TVs

2011 may be the year of the Internet TV, if next week's Consumer Electronics Show is any indication. Several companies are rumored to unveil gadgets that merge your television and your Web browser, whether through a set-top box or an all-in-one unit.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | December 31, 2010; 12:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  CES 2011, Gadgets, TV, Telecom, The Web  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Ten sci-fi predictions that came true by 2010

On Monday, Wired's GeekDad columnist Jason Cranford Teague posted a list of the 10 things that sci-fi promised us would happen by 2010...and didn't.   Now he's followed that list up with 10 things that futuristic fiction did get right. Some of his items are a stretch, such as alien...

By Hayley Tsukayama  | December 31, 2010; 11:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Gadgets  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Google Doodle rings in new year the old-fashioned way

Google wished its users a happy new year with a new Google Doodle on Friday morning, a fireworks-studded logo with part of the company name replaced by the Roman numerals MMXI, or 2011.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | December 31, 2010; 8:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Digital culture, Search  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Revised Paul Allen lawsuit continues to show what's wrong with tech patents

Four months after filing a laughably broad patent lawsuit against a Who's Who of tech companies--and only weeks after a judge tossed out its complaint for being too vague--Paul Allen's Interval Licensing is at it again. The Seattle corporation, the surviving entity of the defunct Interval Research firm set up...

By Rob Pegoraro  | December 30, 2010; 12:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  Policy and politics  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Skype outage explained, now how to move forward?

Skype gave a post-mortem on their massive outage last week. The Cliffs Notes version is that a bug in an older version of the Windows client of Skype couldn't process a backlog of offline instant messages from overloaded servers.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | December 30, 2010; 10:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Digital culture, Social media, The Web  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Will Google compete with Verizon, AT&T in mobile market?

CNN Money reported Thursday morning that Google is in the position to enter the mobile market as a service provider. The question, of course, is whether or not the company would want to enter the market.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | December 30, 2010; 8:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Gadgets  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Five online coupon services worth trying

TLC debuted its show "Extreme Couponing" Wednesday night, prompting a flurry of internet searches for the best coupons and deals on Google.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | December 30, 2010; 7:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Skype brings 3G video calls to the iPhone

The iPhone now makes a decent video phone -- even if you're away from a WiFi hot spot. Skype shipped an update to its free iPhone application Thursday that adds video-calling capability to the iPhone 4, the iPhone 3GS and the current, fourth-generation iPod touch.

By Rob Pegoraro  | December 30, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Telecom, Video  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

CES 2011 Preview: Tablet, tablets everywhere

Tablets will be a main focus of the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show, or CES, with several companies showing off their answer to the iPad. According to TechRadar, the Korea Times has heard from industry sources in Korea that LG will launch a new Android tablet at CES 2011 and it...

By Hayley Tsukayama  | December 29, 2010; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  CES 2011, Gadgets  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Reminder: Don't play Frogger on real-life roads

If developers can create video games based on real-life situations, why not try to recreate a video game in real life? That can be a fun and charming idea if, say, it involves staging a round of Pac-Man around Washington Square Park in Manhattan--aka, Pac-Manhattan. It is less so if...

By Rob Pegoraro  | December 29, 2010; 12:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Digital culture, Gaming  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

George Clooney and Google team up to stop Sudanese civil war

George Clooney, Google, the United Nations and the Harvard Human Initiative are among those who have teamed up to start Satellite Sentinel, a project to monitor the country of Sudan via satellite in the hope of preventing civil war.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | December 29, 2010; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Digital culture, Policy and politics  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

HTC Thunderbolt photos leaked before CES

The HTC Thunderbolt, the new name for Verizon's first phone on LTE, made an appearance on the blog Droid Life Tuesday, prompting the phone to trend on Google and Twitter Wednesday morning. The smartphone looks a lot like the HTC Desire HD, and Droid Life mentions that it's a...

By Hayley Tsukayama  | December 29, 2010; 8:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  CES 2011, Gadgets  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

iPad 2 may have three versions, March/April release date

Rumors circulated Tuesday that the iPad 2 will be able to connect to AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon networks.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | December 29, 2010; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Apple, Gadgets  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

4chan knocked offline by denial-of-service attack

A site that's been used to launch some of the Internet's more creatively malicious attacks has become the victim of one. 4chan, the free-form set of anonymous message boards behind such pranks as getting a racial slur atop Google's list of search topics and "denial-of-service" attacks against high-profile commercial sites,...

By Rob Pegoraro  | December 28, 2010; 11:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Digital culture, Security  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

iPads used to help children with autism

A Ft. Lauderdale preschool program for children with autism has raised enough money to buy an iPad for each of its 18 classrooms.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | December 28, 2010; 10:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Digital culture, Gadgets, Pleasant surprises  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Nintendo warns 3DS is not for younger gamers

Nintendo's next handheld, the 3DS, will offer three-dimensional gameplay without the need for glasses. But Nintendo has issued a warning that some young players may not be able to handle the new technology.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | December 28, 2010; 9:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Gadgets, Gaming  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

SlashGear columnist makes anti-tech resolutions for new year

SlashGear columnist Philip Berne writes about digital culture for a living, but he's moving away from a gadget-driven life with his resolutions for 2011. In his article "Anti-Tech Resolutions for the New Year" he lists five things he's going to do to disengage a bit from the digital world and connect more with the real one.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | December 28, 2010; 9:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Digital culture  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Kindle 3 is Amazon's all-time bestseller

In five months, the Kindle 3 has shot to the top of Amazon's bestseller list, unseating Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the last book of the popular Harry Potter series.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | December 27, 2010; 12:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Gadgets, Shopping  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Where's the 2010 we were promised?

2010 is almost over, and while everyone is doing their roundups over at Wired's GeekDad, they're writing up what sci-fi promised us that the decade didn't bring.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | December 27, 2010; 10:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Michigan man could go to jail for reading his wife's e-mail

A Michigan man faces five years in prison for reading his wife's e-mail, under a state law intended to prevent identity fraud. From her e-mail messages, he learned she was having an affair with her ex-husband -- a man previously arrested for domestic violence.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | December 27, 2010; 10:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (67)
Categories:  Digital culture, E-mail, Policy and politics, Privacy  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Kinect hacks that'll make your jaw drop

Since its Nov. 4 launch, the Kinect has been a darling of hackers everywhere, starting communities such as OpenKinect and KinectHacks, projects dedicated to tapping the full potential of the device's 3-D imaging capabilities.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | December 27, 2010; 10:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Digital culture, Gadgets, Gaming, Windows  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

New Soulcalibur game in the works, says Namco developer

Get excited, fighting-game enthusiasts. Namco's Soulcaliber franchise has a new game in development, according to tweets from its project director, Daishi Odashima.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | December 27, 2010; 10:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Dell tablet gets nod from FCC, on track to debut at Consumer Electronics Show

Dell's Mobile Internet Device, more commonly known by its codename Looking Glass, got its nod from the Federal Communications Commission.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | December 27, 2010; 8:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  CES 2010, Computers, Gadgets  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

PostPoints tip: Time Machine works with flash drives too

Apple's Time Machine backup software is one of Mac OS X's biggest selling points: It's automatic, simple and even somewhat fun, an adjective not normally applied to this type of program. But Apple's own descriptions of Time Machine can understate its utility. Although the company consistently says Time Machine requires...

By Rob Pegoraro  | December 27, 2010; 7:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Tips  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2011 The Washington Post Company