Consumerization of IT

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  • MIT develops a magnetic Hypospray for needleless shots

    Posted June 2, 2012 - 7:50 am

    Out of all the technologies from Star Trek that I wanted to become a reality, the one I wanted the most was the Hypospray. I mean, who wouldn't prefer being injected with an aerosol spray instead of being archaically stabbed with a piece of metal, hoping that it hit a vein.
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    This insane 4K video camera captures four billion pixels per second

    Posted June 2, 2012 - 7:50 am

    If you thought LG's 84-inch 4K HDTV was too crazy to be real, you probably won't believe in this insane 33-megapixel Super Hi-Vision-format camera.
  • Samsung Galaxy S III: review roundup

    Posted June 2, 2012 - 7:50 am

    The Samsung Galaxy S III arrives this week in Europe and the first reviews are in to give you an idea about what to expect from the phone when it hits the US shores. Samsung and wireless carriers have yet to announce when the Samsung will be available here in the US.
  • Self-stirring pot makes instant ramen even easier

    Posted June 2, 2012 - 7:50 am

    We here at GeekTech have been known to enjoy a bowl of instant ramen on occasion, even post-college. When I'm feeling adventurous, I'll add frozen veggies and maybe even dried seaweed or other things one might legitimately find in ramen from an authentic Japanese ramen place. It's still not the same, but at least it lets me pretend that I'm cooking. When I'm feeling lazy... what could be easier than boiling water and cracking the noodles in?
  • How to edit office documents on your tablet

    Posted June 2, 2012 - 7:35 am

    Can a tablet replace your business laptop? Probably, if you're willing to load it up with the right apps. If you're considering carrying an iPad or Android device around instead of your laptop, you're most likely concerned about sacrificing the functionality of a full PC--especially the office software that allows you to view and edit documents.
  • Google Nexus 7 tablet shows up on benchmark site

    Posted June 2, 2012 - 7:35 am

    Google's long-awaited Nexus tablet has popped up on benchmarking site Rightware. According to the specs, the tablet, dubbed the Nexus 7, will use a quad-core NVidia Tegra 3 processor, and come with the Android 4.1 ("Jelly Bean") operating system.
  • This tiny flying robot is built like a pop-up book

    Posted June 2, 2012 - 7:30 am

    Let's say you want to build a swarm of inch-long flying robots. (Maybe you've got a DARPA grant. Maybe it's an art project---imagine if those moved.) Flying is complicated and requires a lot of mechanical linkages and electrical connections. You can machine and assemble one robot by hand, under a microscope, with tweezers and a scalpel; it's a literal pain in the neck, but it's doable. But are you really going to do that for a hundred of them? A thousand? A million?
  • Samsung's Blue Galaxy S III delayed in white iPhone moment

    Posted June 2, 2012 - 7:30 am

    Samsung delayed its "Pebble Blue" version of the Galaxy S III smartphone for at least two to three weeks, citing issues with meeting its own quality standards.
  • This DIY robot can feed you, be controlled with just a look

    Posted June 2, 2012 - 7:25 am

    Is there anything a robotic arm can't do? They can juggle balls, manufacture microchips, and crush humanity.
  • Oven lets you send text to start it, won't keep your souffle From falling

    Posted June 2, 2012 - 7:25 am

    Ever leave the house only to realize that you left the over on? If so, this new oven from AGA will put your mind at rest, as you can control it via text message.
  • The week in iOS accessories: ergonomically correct

    Posted June 2, 2012 - 7:25 am

    This week’s roundup of iOS devices is all about comfort. Sit down and relax—you won’t have to reach too far to see your iPad, or get the music flowing. You might say we’ve become ergonomically correct.
  • 10 ways to use smartphones to grow your sales

    Posted June 2, 2012 - 7:25 am

    In a recent survey conducted by Huthwaite, a sales performance improvement organization, the majority of respondents indicated that smartphones gave sales reps a competitive edge--because of response speeds. By combining the features of a mobile phone and a laptop, smartphones can help your sales team quickly respond to customer queries, provide instant access to customer data, as well as allow your mobile workforce to share presentations, check inventory, close deals and more.
  • Hotspot Shield comes to Android, keeps your mobile browsing secure

    Posted June 2, 2012 - 7:04 am

    With mobile phones becoming a bigger and bigger target for would-be data thieves, it's important to make sure your information is safe. On Thursday, Anchorfree released the Android version of Hotspot Shield, giving Android users another tool for protecting themselves.
  • 'Legitimate' cyberwar to make culture wars uglier

    Posted June 1, 2012 - 9:28 pm

    The admission that the US was behind cyberattacks on Iran legitimizes cyberwar for enemies of the US as well as its friends. More seriously, it makes an arsenal of semi-violent responses available to culture warriors who aren't satisfied with simply shouting at those who disagree.
  • iPhone 5 rumor rollup for the week ending June 1

    Posted June 1, 2012 - 12:36 pm

    It's amazing Apple hasn't sunk, given how many purported leaks began spouting blueprints, parts and chips this past week. The iOSphere pulled on its boots and began splashing in the puddles, with Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference drawing near.
  • Video

    Kyocera's speakerless phone hums sounds straight to the ear

    Posted June 1, 2012 - 10:06 am

    The Japanese manufacturer showed its new handset, which works well even in noisy environments, at the Wireless Japan exhibiton in Tokyo.
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    NTT DoCoMo shows tablet-based virtual spaces, two-way clear touchscreen

    Posted June 1, 2012 - 10:01 am

    Japan's largest mobile operator displayed the technologies at the Wireless Japan exhibition in Tokyo.
  • Apple wins battle over nano-SIM standard

    Posted June 1, 2012 - 8:19 am

    Apple has won a battle over the standard for a smaller SIM card, use of which would leave more room for other components in future phone designs.
  • CIOs extend unified communications to mobile devices

    Posted May 31, 2012 - 3:42 pm

    A survey finds that IT leaders are accelerating their plans to invest in unified communications and collaboration technologies. But the systems aren't cheap.
  • Cleveland gets AT&T's LTE, making it 39th market with 4G service

    Posted May 31, 2012 - 3:41 pm

    AT&T turned on 4G LTE wireless service to Cleveland on Thursday, marking the 39th market in the U.S. to get the service.
  • Websites: Adaptive or dead

    Posted May 31, 2012 - 3:27 pm

    More and more users are making smartphones and tablets their primary devices. If your website isn't adaptive, chances are users aren't seeing your company the way you want.
  • Sprint set to sell HTC Evo 4G on Saturday

    Posted May 31, 2012 - 3:07 pm

    Sprint will start selling the HTC Evo 4G LTE smartphone for $199.99 and a two-year contract on Saturday, 15 days after originally promised.
  • BYOD drives Communism out of IT

    Posted May 31, 2012 - 2:51 pm

    Freedom of choice when it comes to technology decisions has traditionally ended at the doors of the enterprise, where IT tells you what hardware and software you can use. But BYOD and consumerization of IT may be the new Glasnost.
  • Apple, Foxconn slammed by SACOM on worker abuse in China

    Posted May 31, 2012 - 2:03 pm

    A watchdog group has slammed Apple and its supplier Foxconn for failing to take corrective action on the plight of factory workers in China, saying the companies continue to abuse employees while providing poor working conditions.
  • Freescale wants to make wireless charging cheaper, more ubiquitous

    Posted May 31, 2012 - 2:02 pm

    With the introduction of three new reference designs, Freescale Semiconductor wants to cut the cost of wireless charging and offer the technology for tablets and power tools, the company said on Thursday.
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