- How two scientists are using the New York Times archives to predict the future
Researchers are creating software that analyzes 22 years of New York Times archives, Wikipedia and about 90 other web resources to predict future disease outbreaks, riots and deaths — and hopefully prevent them—Laura Hazard Owen at GigaOm
- Why your phone’s killing the consumer electronic kings
With the exception of LG, Samsung and Apple, most CE firms are losing astonishing amounts of money. As EE Times reported last year, the world’s best-known firms are bleeding money in the consumer electronics business. In the financial year ending March 2012, Panasonic lost 772 billion yen (about $9.2 billion), Sony 457 billion ($5.5 billion) and Sharp 376 billion ($4.5 billion)—At TechRadar, Gary Marshall writes about the consumer electronics industry’s big losses as consumers stop buying a lot of their products.
- World War III Is Already Here – And We’re Losing
Every day the Pentagon is attacked 3 million times. They’ve infiltrated our banks. They’ve ransacked our technology industry. They’ve breached the networks of the Chamber of Commerce. They’ve read our email by taking down one of America’s pre-eminent technology companies, Google. It’s already World War III, people. And all we do is smile at the enemy.—Michael Tchong at ReadWriteWeb
- What will the PC look like in the post-PC era?
At ZDNet, Adrian Kingsley-Hughes says how we interact with technology is changing and this will have a significant effect on how the PC evolves over the coming years.
- How Microsoft Scroogled Itself
At Time Tech, Harry McCracken talks about how Microsoft’s anti-Google campaign makes Microsoft look bad.
- Why Intel could be the company to finally crack internet TV
Make no mistake: Intel is proposing something genuinely audacious here. It’s live multichannel programming delivered over a broadband data pipe, but sold separately. It might be delivered over coaxial cable if that’s where you get your broadband, but that’s an accident. It could just as easily be over fiberoptic or wireless. You could switch providers and keep your TV service exactly the same; you could move across the country and keep your TV service exactly the same—Tim Carmody at The Verge
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