The iPhone and iPod maker finally made the leap into the mobile payments space with the launch of Apple Pay, an NFC-based contactless payment system.
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If Apple has priced the iPod touch, starting at $299, then how does this affect how the technology giant would price the much-anticipated (but as yet totally mythical) iPad mini 7-inch tablet?
The government is to put £11.5m into a mission to the sun, the UK Space Agency has announced.
The best gamification ideas usually come from just outside the traditional game space (and typically not from gamification 'experts' who are too busy adding badges and points to everything under the sun). The latest blockbuster idea, which could easily be adapted for some really interesting game mechanics, is Pinterest.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has improved its ability to predict how changes to the environment of the sun may affect the Earth's weather
Solar sails from NASA and JAXA are propelling through space with help of the sun. Photons might become the tickets to deep space, but the solar sails may also fill many jobs closer to home.
NASA released the first 360 degree image of the Sun courtesy of its two Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory (STEREO) space probes.
"I look forward to feeling the sun on my skin," one astronaut says from the sea floor, adding that it's always noisy when you're underwater -- just like in space.
Network down? It's the Sun what done it...
I talked a bit about the FLO TV service and new device on The Mobile Gadgeteer, but with today's CES 2010 announcement FLO TV is branching into the smartphone space. They announced a partnership with the folks who make the iPhone Mophie Juicepack batteries to launch a sleeve that fits on your iPhone or iPod touch to give you a wireless FLO TV experience. FLO TV is television sent out over the airwaves and does not use your wireless data for streaming television content. These products will start shipping during the first half of this year.
While it’s still early days for the billowing mists of cloud computing as they struggle to find some solid form and defined function, the vendors who strive to perform the requisite ‘cloudbusting’ techniques needed to corral this stream of computing power continue to form alliances and movements to bring order where once chaos existed.Aiming to put forward an appropriately secure sunbeam in this space this week is Sun Microsystems.
As we wait with baited breath for Oracle to finally get the green light on the Sun acquisition, those of us that speculated whether we would see an increased push into the Java EE enriched enterprise space in the new world of Sun have had our suspicions confirmed.
In a large-scale study at the Swedish Institute of Space Physics and Uppsala University, physicists and IBM will churn gigabytes a second to learn the sun's dangerous secrets
Today, Sun announced hundreds of wins across a range of industries for its eco-friendly Sun Storage 7000 series since it was introduced 5 months ago. According to Sun, over 17 petabytes of total space has been purchased, making it "the fastest ramping new product in Sun's storage portfolio ever".
There's a lot of hardware orbiting our planet, generating ever-increasing space debris. Further afield, the sun is currently in a quiet phase, but is unlikely to stay that way. Rupert and Charles ponder the implications
Rumor has it, IBM is looking at buying Sun. No surprise that we're seeing consolidation in a down market, but will this mean consolidation in the open source space?
Sun Microsystems has flipped the switch on a new data center in Broomfield, Colo., one that represents its largest consolidation project to date.
There is a load of digital music players on the market (see my Holiday Guide) that offer consumers quite a bit of choice. However, there is not much competition in the way of touch screen players like the iPod touch. Rumors are flying this weekend that Sony will announce a new Walkman-branded portable media player. With the wild speculation that Palm will actually announce something more than another color Centro and this Sony news CES may actually have some good value for those in the mobile space this year.
According to a Stanford University researcher, 'wind, water and sun beat biofuels, nuclear and coal for clean energy.' The scientist 'has conducted the first quantitative, scientific evaluation of the proposed, major, energy-related solutions by assessing not only their potential for delivering energy for electricity and vehicles, but also their impacts on global warming, human health, energy security, water supply, space requirements, wildlife, water pollution, reliability and sustainability.' Wow! The researcher found that some sources of energy were 25 to 1,000 times more polluting than the best available options. Some of his conclusions make sense, some are controversial, but read more...
I've talked about the Truphone VoIP solution here on this blog a couple of times in the past and have had it on my iPhone for several months. Now that my ZDNet Smartphones & Cell Phones blog focuses on phones you may be asking why I am posting about a phone solution here on the Mobile Gadgeteer. A new Truphone client was just released for the Apple iPod touch that turns it into a VoIP phone, but it is not a cellphone. Highly respected VoIP blogger and friend Andy Abramson has an excellent blog post on why TruPhone on the iPod touch is a game changer in the VoIP space.
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