Warning, this post is speculative, but I think all signs point to what I am about to describe. Google may be about to launch a search tool that uses the same algorithms used way back in 2001. Why would they do this? I think it's probably the best way for them to show how far search technology has come in 7 years. Now why do I think they are about to do this? Google just … [Read more...] about Google to go back in time?
Going back in time
Google already has images of the world from just about every angle. Now it's letting users go back in time to see how streets, buildings and landmarks have changed over the years. The new "historical" Street View images more than doubles the imagery now available on Google Maps, according to the company. Users can type in an address and if they see a clock icon in the … [Read more...] about Google Street View takes you back in time
Part of what makes BBC One’s Sherlock so interesting is that it’s a contemporary take on a classic story. But what makes the series’ upcoming, standalone special so interesting is that it sends its cast back in time, making what is new old again for one night only and one case only.As reported by NME, the network has released a new trailer for the special … [Read more...] about Cumberbatch and Freeman go back in time in new trailer for BBC’s Sherlock Special
It’s been 40 years since Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak sold their prized possessions to begin working on the Apple I computer. Whether the creative process took place in a garage or not, it was then that one of the world’s most valuable companies was born. Over the years, Apple survived tumultuous times to become one of the most easily recognizable brands today. Even … [Read more...] about Happy 40th birthday, Apple! Go back in time to see the Apple I, the first iPhone, and more
Back in September, Hulu announced an impressive deal with J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television to produce an original series based on Stephen King’s award-winning 2011 novel 11/22/63. The news was big enough on its own, but now Hulu has found some star power to give the project an even higher profile.Academy Award nominee James Franco … [Read more...] about James Franco is going back in time to save John F. Kennedy in new movie
Mercedes-Benz has always had an uncomfortable association with the Third Reich, but a group of film students from the Film Academy in Ludwigsburg, Germany think they’ve found a way around that.For their final thesis the students made a fake commercial for Mercedes’ Collision Prevention Assist, an automated braking system that can stop a car from low speeds if it … [Read more...] about In fake commercial, Mercedes goes back in time to kill Hitler
Microsoft OneDrive competes with a number of cloud storage options. It offers strong integration with the company’s Office productivity suite, and competitive storage and pricing options that make it a good value for users. Now, Microsoft has improved on one of its most popular features, its Version History function, by expanding it beyond Office documents and letting … [Read more...] about Microsoft OneDrive will soon let you go back in time with more than just Office files
The newest enterprise edition of the Suse Linux distribution allows administrators to go back in time, for instance, to immediately before they made that fatal system-crippling mistake.Suse Linux Enterprise Server 12 (SLES 12) features a system snapshot and rollback capability that allows the user to boot the system to an earlier configuration, should the latest one … [Read more...] about Suse enterprise Linux can take your system back in time
In a pre-call for the TechRepublic Webcast "Email Security for Any Business," Chad Perrin, Michael Kassner, and I discussed the idea of going back in time and changing the direction of the IT industry — kind of a "Terminator" situation, as it were. We all laughed about it, but I think it's an interesting idea topic to consider.There are so many things that could have been … [Read more...] about If you could go back in time, how would you change IT?
If you want to ditch cable without losing the cable DVR experience—warts and all—the TiVo Roamio OTA is your answer.TiVo’s $400 DVR for over-the-air channels has all the creature comforts of a cable box, from the traditional channel grid and button-packed remote control to the seemingly limitless recording options for TV shows and movies. And like TiVo’s … [Read more...] about TiVo Roamio OTA review: It feels like going back in time