What’s Coming Up This Weekend On Tech Talk

Jake Levant the Vice President of Marketing at Fring about Mobile video chat that has now evolved from one on one into social chat with multiple friends. Jason Mitura the Chief Product Officer at Viewdle about cutting edge visual analysis technology used for facial recognition on mobile devices Calvin Harrison the Chief Operations Officer at IneoQuest about digital video delivery and it’s challenges. John Landy the Chief Technology...

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Intel to Universities: No Patents, Just Open Source

Open Source software has been one of my soapbox subjects for the past two decades.  You’ll find it in your smartphone (the Apple iPhone and Android are both based on it), running your car, in your television and much more.  It’s Open Source software that has helped thousands of companies develop software solutions that just wouldn’t be possible otherwise. Intel, who has been providing millions in funding to...

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Google’s Digital Library Project Still Moving

Although it’s been hung up in the courts, there appears to be some forward momentum towards Google finishing its project to digitize all the world’s libraries. The project hit a halt in 2005 when publishers, authors and others disagreed over Google’s policies regarding abandoned, copyrighted works. The judge in the case supports Google’s efforts to digitize 100 million+ books (there are 15 million already...

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Violent Videogames Unhealthy for Some But Not All

The debate over violent video games‘ harm to their users continues as psychologist Patrick Markey of Villanova (Pa.) University release a study which shows that harm from the games may be more related to the user’s pre-disposition than the game itself. In a study he co-wrote in the journal Review of General Psychology, he says “If you’re worried about a video game turning your son or daughter into a killer,...

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Blackberry Loses Its Key Demographic – The Corporate User

Say goodbye to the world of Blackberry.  Research-in-Motion’s (RIM) lack of innovation and progress have left the company who was once known as the dominant force for business smartphone users in the dust, even dropping well below  analysts’ expectations.  A good 10% drop in profit and resultant layoffs are in the works.  It doesn’t look good, and things just aren’t going to get any better. Apple’s iPhone...

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