(CBS News) Apple announced the iPhone 5 Wednesday at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco. The new phone includes several hardware upgrades and some key software updates.
The iPhone 5 features a larger 4-inch screen, 8 megapixel camera, 1080p video recording, a 720p front-facing camera, panoramic photos and a new dock connector called Lightening.
The software demonstration reiterated features debuted at Apple's Worldwide Developer's conference, where the tech giant announced iOS 6. The biggest updates to the software is the debut of Apple maps, which features turn-by-turn navigation and 3D.Continue »
(CBS/AP) Facebook has acquired the facial-recognition technology company Face.com.
The company helps people tag photos on the Internet by figuring out who is in them. The Israeli company announced the acquisition on its blog on Monday.
Face says that by working with Facebook it will have more opportunities to develop technology that people will use.
(CBS News) Apple Macintosh users have become vulnerable to the Flashback Trojan malware. An estimated 600,000 Mac users have been infected. We've rounded up some of the best ways to check for the Trojan horse and get rid of it.
What is the Flashback Trojan?Continue »
Symantec has confirmed that the code is legitimate and was stolen during a 2006 breach of its network.Continue »
A New York Times article earlier this month blasted the tablet for having no external volume, an on/off switch that was too easy to hit by accident, long web page load times and no privacy.
Kindle software version 6.2.1 can't address hardware issues, but it does add features that will make like a little easier for Kindle Fire users.Continue »
The hacking community is paying close attention because there is now a possibility to access Siri's previously encrypted system file.Continue »
The online software store was launched on Jan. 6 for users who are running Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or higher. Mac users can download anything from free apps like Evernote to AutoDesk's AutoCad LT for $900. Earlier this year, Apple used the Mac App Store to release OS X 10.7 (Lion)Continue »
Kinect will come to Windows in the form of its own special hardware that is optimized for PCs, Kinect for Windows general manager Craig Eisler said in a blog post Tuesday. The software development kit will also get an upgrade, from a simple shortening of the USB cable to changing the depth of Kinect's camera.Continue »
Novell sued Microsoft in 2004, claiming the Redmond, Wash., company violated U.S. antitrust laws through its arrangements with other computer makers when it launched Windows 95. An appeal was granted to Novell in May 2011.Continue »
(CBS) - For those who played the spiritual precursor to "Dark Souls" on Playstation 3, "Demon's Souls," you have an idea of what you're about to get into in this game. For those who will be playing "Dark Souls" for the first time without reference (primarily Xbox 360 users who did not have "Demon's Souls" as an option), know that the tag line could not be more accurate: Prepare to die!
"Dark Souls" by From Software is an action RPG that gives no breaks from the intensity of play, which includes the ability to save or even pause. Knock at the door or desperate need to use the restroom? You better hope you're in a safe spot because if not, your player will almost surely be dead by the time you get back.Continue »
CBS - Last week, YouTube announced you can now edit your videos on YouTube directly. Hooray!
The new feature lets you trim, adjust levels (similar to Photoshop), add effects and music, just to name a few functions. It can also rotate your videos for you.
(CBS) - A foursome of multi-national researchers have developed software that can conclude whether or not a person's face is considered attractive, likable or mean. Scientists Mario Rojasm, David Masip, Aledander Todorov and Jordi Vitria published their findings in the journal PLoS ONE.
Their research, which took place at the Computer Vision Center in the Autonomous University of Barcelona in Spain in conjunction with the Department of Psychology of Princeton University, attempted to use computers to measure nine categories: attractive, competent, trustworthy, dominant, mean, frightening, extroverted, threatening and likable.Continue »
(CBS) - You know how you can make photo slideshows? Well doing so just got cooler.
"We can easily summarize a person's life in photos," Ira Kemelmacher-Shlizerman, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Washington who led the study, told New Scientist.Continue »
If Russia wants to prove the country is a good trade partner, then the country must be more aggressive in fighting online piracy. That's the message a group of U.S. senators wants Vice President Joe Biden to send during his visit to Moscow this week.
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