CES 2010: Final Thoughts

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The Consumer Electronics show, the behemoth of tech, the Valhalla of gadgetry, has come and gone for yet another year. But this time, rather than arriving with a bang, it slinked into sight with something more like a whimper. CES…

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CES 2010: Day 2 Round-Up

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It may have gotten off to a dull start thanks to the lacklustre showing from Microsoft, but CES 2010 today threw up some really nice surprises. Keep an eye out for the Light Blue Optic's Light Touch here in today's…

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CES 2010: EarVibe vibrating earphones on the way from Technocel

Gerald Lynch CES 2010, Headphones / Earphones, Tech Digest news Leave a Comment

If you're the sort of person who gets a kick out of the stomach churning-sensation you get when standing next to loud, bass-y speakers, these EarVibe earphones from Technocel might interest you. Once the low-end frequencies of your favourite tracks…

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Google kills its 'lively' virtual world

Duncan Geere Internet, Websites 2 Comments

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Google has, this morning, taken the rare step of closing down one of the services that it runs. It’s ‘Lively’ virtual world was launched earlier this year, but recently it’s been anything but lively, with extremely low visitor numbers compared to its competitors like Second Life.

Google is recommending that anyone who’s created anything that they desperately want to keep should take some screenshots and capture video of their creations before they’re rendered inaccessible at the end of December. All team members assigned to the project will be moved elsewhere.

It’s a pity but Google’s foray into virtual worlds was, at the time, seen as a bit of a strange move. This shuttering is to be expected, considering the low population in the world, and the lack of synergy with any of Google’s other offerings. Right now, Google’s got more important things to focus on.

Lively (via the Official Google Blog)

Related posts: Google makes good on virtual world promises, launches Lively | World of Warcraft hits 11 million active subscribers worldwide

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Inevitable newsflash: Pioneer announces end of production of Plasma panels

Katherine Hannaford Home cinema, TVs Leave a Comment

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Pioneer has gone and announced exactly what everyone’s been expecting for the last month or more – that production of their Plasma screens will be ceased, with third-party (likely Matsushita) panels being rebranded for their Kuro range.

According to a news release from Pioneer this morning, “we have judged that maintaining the cost competitiveness of plasma display panels at projected sales volumes will be difficult going forward. Accordingly, we have decided to terminate in-house plasma display panel production and to procure these panels externally, after panel production for our next series of models is complete.”

To reduce the amount of job losses…

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SCIENTISTS – "We are all doomed" as the Sun gets ready to EXPLODE

Gary Cutlack Uncategorized 1 Comment

sun-spot-death-tragedy-global-scale-crisis-massive-civilisation-end.jpgThat headline’s perhaps a bit dramatic. That’s not really what the weather-watchers at The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said at all.

The point is this – our Sun appears to be going into a new cycle of sunspot activity, which could, possibly, maybe if it goes “2 da Xtreme,” interfere with all the cool electric stuff we so dearly rely upon.

The solar breakout could lead to mobile networks breaking, GPS systems crashing and the power grids…

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