Friday, January 20, 2017

New LinkedIn Site Design Encourages Engagement


LinkedIn on Thursday announced a new look tied to a complete overhaul of its technology architecture, which brings conversations and content front and 
center.
The redesign brings the LinkedIn desktop in line with the mobile browser version launched in 2015. LinkedIn will roll out its new desktop globally over the next few weeks.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Microsoft Hardens Latest Windows Version Against Hackers


Microsoft has fortified the latest version of Windows to make it more secure than previous editions, but the strongest protections will be available only to those willing to pay a steep price for them.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Nintendo Banks on Switch Hit


Nintendo on Thursday announced the Nintendo Switch handheld gaming console, its long-awaited successor to the poorly received Wii 2.
The US$300 Switch will hit the streets March 3. Purchasers will get the console, two Joy-Con controllers, a Joy-Con Grip, a set of Joy-Con wrist straps, a Nintendo Switch dock, an HDMI cable and an AC adapter.
The Switch has a 6.2-inch capacities multitouch screen and a kickstand.
The Switch can be used as an independent handheld player. Battery life ranges from 2.5 to 6 hours.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Pentagon Battle-Tests Micro Drone Swarm


The United States Department of Defense on Monday announced a successful demonstration of one of the world's largest micro drone swarms at China Lake in California.
Three F/a-18 Super Hornet combat jets launched 103 Perdix drones in the exercise, which took place last fall.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

iPhone at 10: The Best Is Yet to Come?


It seems like yesterday -- not 10 years ago -- that Steve Jobs took the stage at MacWorld to debut Apple's latest new gadget: the iPhone.
The iPhone was three devices in one, he declared at Moscone West in San Francisco. It was a widescreen iPod with touch controls, a revolutionary mobile phone, and a breakthrough Internet communications device.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

CES 2017's Magic


CES was a fascinating show this year. One of the things that made it so fascinating was that everyone and their brother had cars demonstrating one form of technology or another. It kind of makes me wonder what we'll see at the next car show -- PCs, drones, tablets and smartphones?

Monday, January 9, 2017

Google, FCA Test-Drive New Open Source Infotainment System


Google and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles this week showcased a new in-auto infotainment platform at CES in Las Vegas. The open source system combines Uconnect with Android Auto.
The companies demonstrated their concept design inside a Chrysler 300 sedan at the show. The new system is built around Android 7.0, or Nougat, and an 8.4-inch Uconnect system.