The U.S. Navy Is set to test fire its electromagnetic new rail gun, which fires projectiles at 7 times the speed of sound 110 miles away.  The massive increase in speed allows the Navy to fire relatively cheap $25,000 projectiles instead of currently used $600,000 missiles to take out...
Apple is due to release two versions of its popular iPhone in September.  The two models will be a mid-range version and a premium version. To capture more of the fast-growing prepaid and mid-range smartphone market, the mid-range version will be the iPhone 4 with improved features and the premium...
Lulz Security, or LulzSec, a hacker group responsible for nearly 20 cyber attacks since early May of this year, has plans to continue and escalate in scale, according to the group’s Twitter account, which they use to announce their activities. The targets of their attacks have varied widely, from the...
Facebook is unveiling its new video chat at its Palo Alto offices.  The news is creeping out from Facebook, along with AT&T saying it is offering and launching a series of new phones with an enhanced Facebook app that allows for the front facing camera to be used inside...
CurrentC, built by MCX (Merchant Customer Exchange), has joined the competition with mobile payments alongside Apple Pay and Google Wallet. Instead of using the NFC technology that Wallet and Pay use, CurrentC uses QR codes to verify payments. While Apple Pay and Google Wallet use credit and debit cards, CurrentC bypasses...
Orlando, FL In a recent research study by the University of Central Florida, UCF, and the Air Force Reseach Laboratory, it was found that Google Glass users are just as likely to have an accident as drivers using their smartphones. In the test, which was conducted by Ben Sawyer at UCF,...
Mountain View, CA Google's new driverless car was put on display and gave demonstrations rides to some lucky people recently. The car was intentionally designed to look cute so people would like it and not reject the new technology out of hand.  In a recent poll, 70% said they would ride...
Firefox web browser maker Mozilla saw its newest CEO, Brendan Eich, resigned just a few days after becoming CEO because of pressure he is facing for supporting a ban on gay marriage in California under a state constitutional amendment called Proposition 8.  Eich is also known for and credited...
According to new market research, smartwatches are expected to grow, with 45 million sold by 2017 exponentially. Leading the pack is Samsung’s Galaxy Gear watch with 54% of the so-called “smartwatch” market share. Sony made up 19%, and the Pebble was at 16% of total smartwatch market share in...
Apple's upcoming iCloud service is looking to push users into the cloud -- or at least their iTunes music collection anyway -- and it will be doing it for free. Well, at no charge to consumers to start. But, later on, Apple is planning to charge iCloud users a fee of...