Technology

Saturn's Moon Enceladus Has Underground Ocean
bumn-news.com

astroengine (1577233) writes “Gravity measurements made with the Saturn-orbiting Cassini spacecraft indicate the small moon Enceladus has an ocean sandwiched between its rocky core and icy shell, a finding that raises the prospects of a niche for life beyond Earth. The Cassini data shows the body of water, which is in the moon’s southern hemisphere, […]

2
Like
Save
Apple buys tech that could take Siri offline
bumn-news.com

Apple has sort-of-confirmed that it recently snapped up another small company, called Novauris. The firm specializes in speech recognition and has historical ties to the core technology and patents underpinning Siri. TechCrunch reports that…

4
Like
Save
OpenFin Raises $4 Million To Bring HTML5 Apps To The Financial Services Industry
bumn-news.com

Financial services-focused software developer OpenFin has raised $4 million in a new round of funding to help financial services firms update their technology infrastructure and junk the Bloomberg terminal. Read More

8
Like
Save
Bundled Cable Channels Are Here to Stay — And That’s a Good Thing
bumn-news.com

Illustration: elapela/Getty Images These days, barely a week passes in the U.S. entertainment industry without litigation, legislation, or argumentation over bundling–the practice of offering a “package” of channels instead of the option to buy a la carte. I, for one, say enough with bundle bashing. Bundling is hardly unique to the entertainment industry, nor is […]

7
Like
Save
Jan. 17, 1985: Please Hold
bumn-news.com

1985: Britain’s famous red telephone boxes are officially retired by British Telecom, to become another victim of encroaching technology and corporate expediency. Retired does not mean completely gone, however. Although their numbers have dwindled over the years, there are still plenty of Sir Giles Gilbert Scott‘s iconic telephone boxes kicking around Old Blighty. And they’re […]

3
Like
Save
Jan. 23, 1978: Pfffttt….
bumn-news.com

Aerosol technology now brings joy to millions of cheese lovers. Photo: candid via Flickr 1978: Sweden bans aerosol sprays as evidence increasingly suggests these sprays are damaging the ozone layer. It is the first country in the world to do so. Interestingly enough, the modern aerosol spray can was invented in 1926 by Norwegian chemical […]

9
Like
Save
New iPhone 6 screens to enter production this spring, report
bumn-news.com

Apple said to plan in-cell touch panel technology built into the screens, which will be developed with “thinner construction than with standard touch panel films.     

3
Like
Save
The Diffusion of Tangrams
bumn-news.com

Every now and then a puzzle or game sweeps a population. We had Rubik’s Cube in the early Eighties, Sudoku in the 2000′s, and now Flappy Bird. But too often, due to technology, these spread incredibly rapidly. But do we have examples of a more sedate pace of spread of a puzzle? I was therefore […]

4
Like
Save
Amazon’s Bold Plan to Start a Last-Place TV Network
bumn-news.com

Photo: Victor J. Blue/WIRED The many-legged business beast known as Amazon is growing one more tentacle. According to the Wall Street Journal, citing unnamed sources, Amazon has plans to launch a Hulu-like service that will stream TV shows and other video to people across the net for free. The service will make its money through […]

3
Like
Save