Google has issued a significant update to the camera software bundle of the Nexus 5 in the form of Android 4.4.1… Continue reading…
At Qualcomm, corporate social responsibility (CSR) is about more than simply funding projects or causes.
Facebook is seeking intelligence.
For all the convenience digital games sales have brought us, they’ve come at the cost of the return policy. Buy a downloadable title you don’t like
Though criticism and snark ran high on social media for NBC’s costly The Sound of Music Live!, the network’s three-hour musical-theater spectacle attracted a lofty 18.5 million viewers Thursday night’s ratings have viewers and television-industry professionals wondering whether NBC or other networks can and will try to replicate this live approach with other musicals and entertainment programming, especially in the face of strong competition for viewers from hotshot online-streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu and Amazon See also: 12 ‘Sound of Music Live’ Performances You Should Rewatch “What social media has proven is that live TV is stronger than ever ..These one-off events will absolutely continue and social media will be its best friend,” Natan Edelsburg, senior vice-president of social tech startup Sawhorse Media and Lost Remote social TV writer, told Mashable. “I wouldn’t say the negative social sentiment was a serious problem; I’d instead say they need to up their game in producing good-quality live entertainment.” Read more…More about Twitter, Entertainment, Tv, Nbc, and Social Tv
Monday’s highlights from around the web include a protest over the technology industry’s impact on San Francisco, and the controversy surrounding a hoax altercation that ensued. Plus, an inside look at how Samsung tortures its devices.
Microsoft has confirmed to Neowin that while retail sales of Windows 7 did indeed end on October 30, there is no set deadline yet for sales of PCs that have Windows 7 preinstalled. Read more..
The octopus is not just the in thing for hipster pillow designs — the US government’s taken a liking to it once again, and has plastered it onto its latest space delivery. A large, orange octopus seen grasping its tentacles over the top and side of the Earth can be seen on the side of NROL-39, America’s newest intelligence satellite that was launched into orbit last Thursday carrying a classified payload. The logo caused a stir not only for its connotations with older communist and capitalist propaganda, but also for its tagline, which read “nothing is beyond our reach.” Continue reading…
“People won’t use technology they don’t trust,” Brad Smith, general counsel and executive VP of legal at Microsoft, said in an ominous statement this week. “Governments have put this trust at risk, and governments need to help restore it.” That statement was posted to a new website called Reform Government Surveillance, which is part of a new initiative from Microsoft and seven other big tech companies to pressure representatives in Washington to limit government surveillance. The effort, which also included an open letter published in national newspapers, caps off several months of public outbursts from these companies expressing concerns about how their businesses may be impacted by the ongoing controversy over the National Security Agency’s surveillance tactics Read more…More about Business, Us, and Nsa
The Volcker Rule may be a great example of how having multiple regulators may create a patchwork of regulations, but also provide important backstops, David Zaring writes in an Another View column.