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Google Launches Domain Name Service

Google is entering the domain name business with a new service, Google Domains. Some of the features offered with the service include domain forwarding, branded emails, customizable sub-domains and website building through third-party providers. Read more... July 7, 2014

Israeli Company Develops Pocket-sized Molecular Sensor

An Israeli company has developed a pocket-sized molecular sensor, called Scio, that can be used to identify objects. The data is sent to your smartphone. Scio is currently a Kickstarter project that is well over its $200,000 goal. They have raised $1.6 million. Read more... May 18, 2014




Yahoo Acquires Blink, a Self-Destructing Text Messaging App

Yahoo has acquired Blink, an app from Meh Labs for sending self-destructing text messages. Meh Lab was founded by former Google employees Kevin Stephens and Michelle Norgan. The app also lets users send self-destructing audio, video, photos and more. A timer starts counting down to when the message will expire when the receiver opens it. The Blink team announced the acquisition on its blog. Read more... May 13, 2014

Centr Camera Captures 360 Degree HD Video on Pocket-Sized Device

The Centr Camera captures panoramic video on a pocket-sized device. The camera is circular shaped and has a hole in the middle. The hole enables the camera to be held without its cameras being blocked. The camera weighs 250g (9oz). It can capture 360 degree video with up to 4K panoramic resolution. The camera stitches videos together from four independent HD image sensors. You can view some still panoramic images created with Centr here. Read more... May 5, 2014

AOL Warns of Unauthorized Access to AOL Accounts

AOL has warned of unauthorized access to a significant number of AOL accounts. The company warned previously of a huge spam increase as the result of spoofed emails. The company is now warning that accounts were comprised as well. The company says encrypted passwords and encrypted answers to security questions were among the data taken in the breach. Read more... May 1, 2014

ViewSonic Launches 70-Inch Interactive Display

ViewSonic has started shipping a 70-inch interactive, six-point touch smart display board. The CDE7051-TL has a 1920x1080 HD resolution screen. ViewSonic says the slim design and bezel on the screen eliminate dead angles in a Windows 8 touch environment. Connectivity options include HDMI, USB, VGA and RS-232. It also has an optional internal PC slot. Read more... April 26, 2014

AOL Mail Takes Action to Thwart Major Spoofing Attack

AOL Mail is taking action to attempt to thwart a major spoofing attack. AOL email addresses were not hacked, but they are being spoofed by spammers. The spoofing makes it look like the emails originated from an AOL email address. PC World says some of these spoofed addresses include long-forgotten AOL email addresses from former users. Read more... April 23, 2014

Google to Buy Titan Aerospace

Google is going to buy Titan Aerospace, a manufacturer of drones. The Wall Street Journal reports that Facebook was previously in talks to buy the company before Google stepped in. The purchase price is not known. Titan has about 20 employees and is based in New Mexico. Read more... April 15, 2014

Seagate Releases Its First 6TB Hard Drive

Seagate has released its first 6TB hard drive which it says is the fastest available. Computerworld reports that Seagate's new drive is 28% faster than its 4TB drive. Read more... April 7, 2014

Gmail Turns Ten Years Old

Gmail celebrates its tenth birthday today. Google officially launched its email service on April 1, 2004, which was not the best day to launch a product as April Fool's Day has become known as a day of jokes and fake products on the Internet. Gmail has become a huge service despite the Fool's Day launch. Wired says Gmail has completely transformed the web. Wired also notes that Gmail was invite-only until February 2007. For more about Gmail's past, Wikipedia has an entry called the "History of Gmail" here. Read more... April 1, 2014




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