When is iCloud going to be more reliable?

Eddy Cue might have the least desirable job at Apple. Not only has he been in charge of whipping Apple’s problematic internet services division into shape, he’s just been given two more headaches to deal with: taking over Siri and Maps from departing exec Scott Forstall. Cue has long been Apple’s executive Mr. Fix It, ...

RIM's latest milestone: BlackBerry 10 now being tested by over 50 carriers

Not much is going to make us excited about the BlackBerry world until RIM’s latest devices actually ship, but today’s announcement from Thorsten Heins is certainly good news in that regard. Today, he revealed that BlackBerry 10 units are now in the testing labs of more than 50 carriers, a necessary milestone that suggests the ...

Engadget gets animated in 'Gadget, Where Are You?' (video)

Gh-gh-ghosts? Sure, we didn’t find any concrete evidence during our trek to central New York earlier this month, but we did have a pretty spooky run-in recently, when the Engadgetmobile broke down outside of a nondescript electronics store. Join Tim, Brian, their robotic dog Gadget and very special guests Free Energy and Jesse Thorn for ...

Behind the curtain: GigaOM on @ComfortablySmug and web vigilantes

Identity, privacy and responsibility can be tricky topics on the web and on social media platforms like Twitter. One Twitter user, @ComfortablySmug, incensed New Yorkers this week by tweeting false statements about power outages and flooding at the height of Hurricane Sandy’s effect on that city. He later apologized, but the damage has been done: ...

When does community action against an anonymous troll become a lynch mob?

If you’ve been following the progress of Hurricane Sandy and its impact on New York — and the way that Twitter was used as a real-time newswire for many of those affected by it — then you’ve probably heard of @ComfortablySmug, the anonymous account that was criticized for posting fake news reports. The person behind ...

LG announces 23-inch Touch 10 monitor with Windows 8 optimization

With Microsoft’s latest operating system officially official now, we can certainly expect a massive wave of Windows 8-tailored peripherals to be ready to meet most consumer needs. Naturally, Korean electronics giant LG is expected to be one of many manufacturers leading the way, and thus it’s no surprise the outfit has announced its Touch 10 ...

Google explains how more data means better speech recognition

A new research paper out of Google describes in some detail the data science behind the the company’s speech recognition applications, such as voice search and adding captions or tags to YouTube videos. And although the math might be beyond most people’s grasp, the concepts are not. The paper underscores why everyone is so excited ...

A debate emerges: are solar panels a commodity yet?

Solar factories around the world are rolling out over a billion solar panels each year and the price of solar panels is at one of the lowest points in history. So naturally the term “commodity” is being used to describe them, meaning they’re now a product that can be mass-produced and are mostly undifferentiated. But ...

IBM Watson system to train medics

IBM’s artificial intelligence supercomputer Watson is to help students make medical diagnoses. Powered by WPeMatico

Acer delays Windows RT tablets

Acer delays the launch of a Windows RT-powered device after mixed reviews of Microsoft’s Surface tablet. Powered by WPeMatico