Posts Tagged ‘Pleased’
It’s no secret Google’s been involved in a few privacy-related kerfuffles around the globe, but some would say those are just the burdens attached to being one of the big-guns in the industry. Still, Big G can go home to Mountain View a happy camper today, as the Swiss Federal Tribunal has decided to ease up on the company’s usage of its Street View technology in the country. Per the ruling, however, Google will have to make adjustments to its viewing methods, things like making it easier for folks to manually blur images available on Street View, and full anonymity around hospitals, schools, prisons and courts. Naturally, Google says it’s quite pleased with the outcome and that it plans to “look at the ruling closely, discuss it with the federal data protection commissioner and examine what options are available.”
Incoming search terms:
- Published News Upcoming News Submit a New Story Groups general electric oven
- Published News Upcoming News Submit a New Story Groups data protection
We’re big fans of quantum computing, and hopefully it’s about to get a lot more reliable. Researchers at Yale have demonstrated quantum error correction in a solid state system for the first time. Quantum bits were created from “artificial” atoms using superconducting circuits, these qubits are then given either of the typical bit states of “1″ or “0,” or the quantum state of both simultaneously. The researchers developed a technique that identifies each qubit’s initial state, so any erroneous changes can be reversed on the fly. Until now, errors have been a barrier in quantum computing, accumulating and ultimately causing computational failure. A reliable means of fixing these state changes is essential to developing a computer with an exponential speed-up, and fully realizing the quantum dream. The team at Yale hopes that this research might mean its platform of superconducting circuits becomes the one upon which quantum computing is ultimately built. We, on the other hand, just want our parallel universe.
The Swedish Postal Service has announced that it will soon replace traditional postage stamps with a text message-based system. The system will work pretty simply — customers will send a text message to a particular number, and a special code will be texted back to them which they can then write on the letter. A spokesperson for Posten AB, the Swedish Postal Service, says the system will work for packages weighing up to two kilograms, and that it will be just as secure as traditional postage. That’s all well and good, but how will they adorn their letters with famous Swedish crime writers?
Permalink| | Email this | Comments
…in Canada so a lot of sites are blocked but I'm happy to report they have linked to the Canadian versions of TV sites so I can watch things (CBC, CTV, Global). I hope they will be adding more – like Space.
gdgt – new in gadgets
As soon as the rumor broke that Apple would be renaming its struggling Apple TV to iTV, to better fit with the companyâ€™s i[Device] naming system, I thought to myself, â€œIsnâ€™t ITV the name of a television network in England that always misses key goals in soccer games?â€ Yes, yes it is. In fact, the network isnâ€™t too keen on Apple using the name iTV, and has promised to â€œvigorously defendâ€ its IP.
In an interview with Pocket-link, Mike Large, ITVâ€™s acting group director of Communications, said that it has a â€œvery strong brand, and a highly valued IP.â€ As such, any move on Appleâ€™s part to re-name the Apple TV could expect to meet a legal challenge.
Keep in mind that Apple has not, in fact, made any such announcement yet, but word on the street is that it will relaunch the Apple TV, giving it access to the App Store and cloud-based streaming of some sort.
Could ITV (the network) simply license its name to Apple, like what Cicso did with the iPhone? It could, sure, but Large says that such a move would â€œmuddy the watersâ€ with respect to its brand awareness.
Looks like Apple could have a bit of a fight on its hands.
Props to CrunchGear