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Aug 28, 2014

City honchos announce dip in NYCHA crime, residents skeptical

The decline in crime in the city’s 334 housing developments has been even more pronounced since July 1. Carlos Gomez, chief of the NYPD’s housing bureau, said serious crime in NYCHA properties has plummeted nearly 14% since then...

Aug 27, 2014

Microsoft's standalone Xbox One Kinect due in October with bonus game

Poor Microsoft Kinect. Microsoft’s standalone sensor for the Xbox One boosted the console’s price to unsustainable levels, prompting Microsoft to ditch it. But now it’s back. Microsoft said Wednesday  it will ship a standalone Kinect sensor for the X...

Aug 27, 2014

Clean Water Advocate Matt Damon Uses Toilet Water for Ice-Bucket Challenge

The Water.org co-founder said American toilet water is cleaner than that consumed by much of the developing worl...

Aug 29, 2014

Google tests airborne drones to deliver goods

Google Inc is developing airborne drones capable of flying on their own and delivering anything from candy to medicine, the Internet company said on Thursday...

Aug 29, 2014

Toshiba sensor to sharpen smartphone photos

Toshiba has developed a new image sensor for smartphones and tablets that promises better image resolution for run-of-the-mill smartphones when it goes into mass production. The T4KA7 is a 1/2.4-inch, 20-megapixel backside illuminated sensor with a 1...

Aug 29, 2014

D-Fenders hire Phil Hubbard to coach Lakers' D-League affiliate

The D-Fenders have hired Phil Hubbard as the head coach of the Lakers' NBA Development League affiliate...

Aug 28, 2014

Coffee Is Percolating Again in East Africa

Higher prices since 2010 have triggered a rush back to the coffee fields of East Africa, a development that could help bring greater stability to the global coffee market...

Aug 26, 2014

Microsoft considering development boards for Windows Phone, RT

Microsoft has considered making development boards for Windows Phone or Windows RT in addition to the x86 boards it already makes, but the company isn’t saying if it would ever release such products. Microsoft hasn’t yet announced plans to release su...

Aug 26, 2014

Google Gets Serious About Its Cloud Platform--Targets Verticals

There has been much discussion over the past year or two as to just how committed Google is to executing upon its chance to be one of the big cloud infrastructure vendors. Sure they have the technical know-how and scale, but do they have all the cult...

Aug 28, 2014

EU funds IT projects to help with flood monitoring and protection

The EU is investing in IT to help it and its citizens protect themselves from floods. So far, the European Commission has invested in apps, software and sensors used to send flood alerts and monitor flood emergencies in real time, the Commission said... #European Union #European Commission