Presence | Cell Phone Tracking Blog

Posts Tagged ‘Presence’

Helicopter Parents Can Put Their Silhouette On a Rattle and Never Be Apart From Their Kids [Kids]

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

If you can’t bear the thought of not being part of your child’s life for even a second, you can now get your face carved into a stylish baby rattle so they can never escape your presence. More »


 Mail this post

Einstein Archives website rolls out first phase of project to get 80,000 documents online

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012
Image

Believe it or not, there are still things that have yet to be put on the internet. That has included most of Albert Einstein’s archives, a portion of which has previously been available, but which now has a greatly expanded online presence courtesy of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (and a grant from the Polonsky Foundation UK). The first phase of that expansion includes some 2,000 digitized documents, ranging from personal correspondence to scientific papers, which are fully searchable and able to be examined right down to the finest detail. Additional documents will continue to be added over the course of 2012, with the ultimate goal being to get all of the 80,000+ items in the university’s own archives online (they’ve all already been cataloged). No word on any future plans for tablet apps or the like, but you can dive into the new website right now at the source link below.

Einstein Archives website rolls out first phase of project to get 80,000 documents online originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 21 Mar 2012 13:05:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink CBC News  |  sourceEinstein Archives  | Email this | Comments

 Mail this post

Einstein Archives website rolls out first phase of project to get 80,000 documents online

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012
Image

Believe it or not, there are still things that have yet to be put on the internet. That has included most of Albert Einstein’s archives, a portion of which has previously been available, but which now has a greatly expanded online presence courtesy of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (and a grant from the Polonsky Foundation UK). The first phase of that expansion includes some 2,000 digitized documents, ranging from personal correspondence to scientific papers, which are fully searchable and able to be examined right down to the finest detail. Additional documents will continue to be added over the course of 2012, with the ultimate goal being to get all of the 80,000+ items in the university’s own archives online (they’ve all already been cataloged). No word on any future plans for tablet apps or the like, but you can dive into the new website right now at the source link below.

Einstein Archives website rolls out first phase of project to get 80,000 documents online originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 21 Mar 2012 13:05:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink CBC News  |  sourceEinstein Archives  | Email this | Comments

 Mail this post

Samsung Galaxy S II for US Cellular clears FCC, lacks LTE

Monday, January 16th, 2012

The Samsung R760 has been tossed around as the likely model number of US Cellular’s upcoming Galaxy S II, and it’s just cleared one more hurdle: the FCC. While this doesn’t guarantee that the carrier will indeed get its own flavor of the GSII anytime soon, it’s just another piece of evidence to consider. For anyone hopeful that this could’ve become the Skyrocket or Galaxy S II LTE, we’re shooting down your dream — the FCC docs don’t indicate the presence of LTE, which means this will not be the mysterious smartphone slated to launch in April.

Samsung Galaxy S II for US Cellular clears FCC, lacks LTE originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 16 Jan 2012 07:01:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink   |  sourceFCC  | Email this | Comments

 Mail this post

Motorola Mobility CES 2012 booth tour

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Motorola Mobility had quite a presence at the Consumer Electronics Show this year. It launched two brand new high-end smartphones, the DROID 4 and the DROID RAZR MAXX, and Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha also announced that Motorola will become a partner with Intel for its new Medfield processors. The Motorola booth was packed with all of its new technology, as well as a number of products that launched earlier this year. There were even people riding bikes and running on treadmills to show off the company’s exercise-friendly accessories. The booth also had demo stations for testing nearly all of Motorola’s current products, from its MOTOACTV watch to its smartphone docks, tablets and more. Check out all the highlights from Motorola’s CES 2012 booth in our gallery below.

 Mail this post

Kazuo Hirai to take over as Sony president, Stringer remains as CEO

Friday, January 6th, 2012

Kazuo Hirai will take over as the president of Sony in the next few months, Nikkei reported on Friday. Howard Stringer, who previously had served as the president, chairman and CEO of the company will remain on board as chief executive officer. Sony is expected to be a big presence at the Consumer Electronics Show this year and could unveil a “different kind of TV set” early next week. Sony also recently announced that it will purchase Ericsson’s stake in its Sony Ericsson joint venture for $1.47 billion.

[Via The Verge]

Read

 Mail this post

Sony Ericsson trademark filing reveals Xperia Ion name

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

In the coming year, Sony Ericsson plans to have more of an Android presence in the United States. Earlier rumors suggested that Sony is planning a high-end smartphone that will land on AT&T, code-named “LT28at.” Additionally, another high-end device code-named “Nozomi” is currently being tested by carriers in Hong Kong and could possibly make its way stateside. According to a recently filed trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Sony is looking to market a new device as the “Xperia Ion.” The trademark was filed shortly before the holidays on December 13th for use in connection with “mobile phones.” With the Consumer Electronic Show just around the corner, we could certainly see this new Xperia device revealed at the show in just over a week.

[Via The Next Web]

Read

 Mail this post

Sony Ericsson LT28at leaked for AT&T with 13-megapixel camera, 4G LTE support

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Sony Ericsson doesn’t have much of a presence in the United States smartphone market right now. Sure, it released the Xperia PLAY for Verizon Wireless and AT&T earlier this year, but it didn’t make much of a splash. Sony Ericsson’s U.S. position could change soon, though, if it decides to pump out a bunch of high-end smartphones. The latest rumor suggests that the company could release a phone with the model number “LT28at” that will land on AT&T later this year. It reportedly packs a number of impressive specs, including support for AT&T’s 4G LTE network as well as a 13-megapixel camera, a 4.55-inch Reality Display with a 1280 x 720-pixel resolution and a front-facing HD camera for video chats. The details come simply from a Bluetooth “End Product List” (EPL), which may or may not be legitimate, but we’re definitely hoping AT&T and Sony Ericsson announce something big during the Consumer Electronics Show next month.

Read

 Mail this post

Nokia CEO hints at possible Windows 8 tablet

Friday, November 4th, 2011

While discussing his intentions to expand Nokia’s presence in the United States, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop recently made comments that suggest his company could have a Windows 8 tablet in the pipeline. “There’s a new tablet opportunity coming,” Elop told Bloomberg in a recent interview. “We see the opportunity. Unquestionably, that will change the dynamics [of the market].” Elop described Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system as a “supercharged” version of its Windows Phone operating system, implying a hint of interest in using the OS on a tablet. The two operating systems share a user interface called “Metro UI.” Nokia recently announced its first two Windows Phone devices, the Lumia 710 and Lumia 800, during its Nokia World conference. Elop confirmed the existence of a Nokia tablet in April, although early reports suggested it might exclude Microsoft from its tablet plans. Microsoft has already demoed a number of devices running Windows 8 and the first are expected to hit the market toward the end of 2012.

Read

 Mail this post

We’ll be reporting live as HTC unveils its ‘latest innovation’ at 3PM EDT

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

HTC is holding a press conference today at 3:00 p.m. Eastern, 12:00 p.m. Pacific to unveil its latest “latest innovation.” That innovation is expected to be a king-sized Android powerhouse dubbed “HTC Rezound” that is expected to land on Verizon Wireless ahead of the holidays. Beyond the presence of Beats Audio, as tipped in the event invitation pictured above, the Rezound will supposedly sport a 4.3-inch 720p HD display, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM and an 8-megapixel camera, hopefully on par with the terrific camera touted by the Titan. Nothing is set in stone until it comes from from the horse’s mouth, however, and we only have a few hours left until HTC unveils the newest edition to its smartphone lineup.

Bookmark this link, which will go live shortly before the event begins later today, and make sure to head there for our live coverage of HTC’s press conference! Coverage starts at or around 3:00 p.m. EDT / 12:00 p.m. PDT.

 Mail this post

Ubuntu turns 7, Canonical gets to work on Precise Pangolin

Thursday, October 20th, 2011
Ubuntu LTS

It was exactly seven years ago today that Warty Warthog, the very first release of Ubuntu (despite its 4.10 version number), hit the Internet and became and almost instant success. In those years Canonical has built the world’s most popular desktop Linux distribution and a powerful presence in the server industry thanks to its LTS (Long Term Support) releases. With Oneiric Ocelot in the books, it’s time for the team to set its sights on yet another enterprise-friendly and super stable release, 12.04 LTS — Precise Pangolin. Don’t expect any big new features or drastic UI changes, the LTS releases are all about fine tuning what’s already there. Hit up the source for a few more details on Pangolin and the more coverage link for the original Ubuntu announcement.

Ubuntu turns 7, Canonical gets to work on Precise Pangolin originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 20 Oct 2011 20:02:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink PC World  |  sourceUbuntu  | Email this | Comments

 Mail this post

iOS 5 review

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Now well into its fifth year of life, iOS has always been known for its exceptional polish — and also, its glaring feature holes. But, just like clockwork, each year since its 2007 debut, those shortcomings have been addressed one by one in a sweeping annual update. In 2008, the platform was opened up to developers giving us the App Store, 2009 saw the introduction of copy and paste — which we’d argue is still the best implementation to date — and last year “multitasking” finally made a presence. So what has Apple chosen to rectify in 2011? Well, for starters, notifications gets a complete overhaul with Notification Center, tethered syncing dies at the hands of iCloud and messaging gets a do-over with the birth of iMessage.

If you recall, we first got acquainted with iOS 5 in May after downloading the developer preview, but how does the final release stack up? And does it have the chops to compete with the latest from Mountain View and Redmond? After drudging through seven betas, we’re ready to conquer all that the final release has to offer, so join us, if you would, past the break.

Continue reading iOS 5 review

iOS 5 review originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 12 Oct 2011 14:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink   |   | Email this | Comments

 Mail this post

HTC now the most valuable brand in Taiwan

Friday, October 7th, 2011

HTC recently surpassed Acer as the most valuable international technology brand in Taiwan, according to Taiwan Economic News. The accolade was awarded to HTC by Taiwan’s External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and the Bureau of Foreign Trade. The company’s brand is now valued at $3.6 billion, up from just $1.37 billion last year. The Taiwan-based phone and tablet maker is followed by Acer ($1.94 billion) and Asus ($1.36 billion). “You have to make an investment, spend time, and stay patient,” HTC CEO Peter Chou advised other companies during the award ceremony, noting that HTC was not afraid to fail. “Even if we failed, the process would help to produce positive results for Taiwan.” HTC expects to ship 13.5 million smartphones during the second half of this year and it is planning to increase its presence in China dramatically. The company on Thursday reported third-quarter revenue of NT$135.8 billion, up 79% from the same quarter of 2010, and net income grew 68% over the same period to NT$18.6 billion.

Read

 Mail this post

Mini Monkey Lights Turn Bike Wheels into Spinning 8-Bit Art [Bikes]

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011
It stands to reason that anyone with an online presence will enjoy some level of immortality long after their gone. But for the old-school? You had statues and you had nouns. And language is much cooler than sculpted stone. [ Vimeo via Geekosystem] More »


 Mail this post

Citrix app opens Windows for Chromebook owners

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

Google hasn’t made any bones about its desire to position Chrome OS as a presence in the business space. But for plenty of users, the relatively limited functionality of Chromebooks doesn’t quite get the job done when it comes to doing serious work. The latest offering from Citrix could change that for a number of Chromebook-sporting business-types, offering access to Windows applications and desktops. Citrix Receiver Tech Preview is free from the Chrome Web Store (but requires a MyCitrix login). So now there’s no excuse for not getting any work done — except maybe a bad connection.

Citrix app opens Windows for Chromebook owners originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 14 Aug 2011 19:53:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink PC World  |  sourceChrome Web Store  | Email this | Comments

 Mail this post

AMD earnings continue to drop despite record CPU sales, GPU business loses $7 million

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

AMD Earnings
Poor AMD. While Chipzilla just keeps shattering its own earnings records, the little company that could from Sunnyvale is struggling to chug its way uphill. Its total revenue of $1.57 billion represents a two-percent drop from the last quarter and five percent from the same time last year. Total profits fell from half a billion in Q1 to just $61 million. News was particularly bad at the graphics division which saw revenues plummet 11 percent from Q1. In total, the former ATI brand lost $7 million. It’s not all bad news, though — the company did ship a record number of mobile CPUs, won some awards, and increased its presence on the top 500 super computer list by 15 percent. That’s gotta count for something right?

[Thanks, Matt]

AMD earnings continue to drop despite record CPU sales, GPU business loses $7 million originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 21 Jul 2011 18:02:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink   |  sourceAMD  | Email this | Comments

 Mail this post