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Google Restructures Under Alphabet, Ooops… BMW OWNS DOMAIN!

Posted: August 15th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Technoid Computer News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Google Restructures Under Alphabet, Ooops… BMW OWNS DOMAIN!

Google to restructure under 'Alphabet' umbrella with search engine as one of several entitiesThe behemoth that is Google has announced a surprise corporate restructure, forming a new parent company dubbed Alphabet that will include the internet search unit as one of several entities.

Google chief executive Larry Page announced the change, saying he would hold the same title at Alphabet, the new holding company for the technology giant’s newer ventures including research arm X Lab, investment unit Google Ventures and health and science operations.

The new chief executive at the search unit – Google – will be the current vice president, Sundar Pichai.

Alphabet will include units focusing on life sciences such as a glucose-sensing contact lenses and the health research firm Calico. Google X, which handles research on self-driving cars and internet balloons, will also be a separate unit.

Other units to be separated include the drone delivery project Wing, Google Fiber’s high-speed internet, the home automation unit Nest and investment arms.

But Ooops… Google’s new holding company – Alphabet’s – website is abc.xyz because Alphabet.com is owned by Alphabet, a BMW-owned fleet management service. Even though only a few people had ever heard of BMW’s Alphabet before, the company clearly isn’t going to let all of this free publicity just sit there unfettered, BMW says it has no intention of letting go of the domain name :: Read the full article »»»»


NEW CHUMBY DEVICE: FunBox

Posted: October 1st, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: mcsixtyfive | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on NEW CHUMBY DEVICE: FunBox

Our favorite ubergadget, the It-Can-Do-Anything Chumby has a new home, The FunBox. From the outside it looks like any other bedside clock – a little remaniscent of the classic Sony Cube – but it’s so so much more. It’s a widget-running Chumby, which means it’ll let you check your twitter feeds, cack yourself over the latest Youtube shenanigans,  check your Gmail or do any other inappropriately stimulating web activity just before you close those squinting eyes for some Zzzs. FunBox has just passed through the FCC and its paperwork reveals a 3.5-inch touch screen,  454MHz processor, 1GB DDR memory, SD card slot and a USB port for an external drive. Expect FunBox to be in the bargain basket, it aint going to be pricey!  M★D  READ MORE


Logitech Wireless Touchpad, The Finger Friendly Input Device

Posted: October 1st, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: mcsixtyfive | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Logitech Wireless Touchpad, The Finger Friendly Input Device

The ultimate input device for a multimedia PC may just be a flat black 5″ square of plastic, the Logitech Wireless Touchpad for Windows 7. In one foul swoop – swipe ? –  Logitech has shifted the PC world towards a finger friendly future. Smartphone and Tablets have changed the touch-screen interface forever, in the process showing the PC world how touch should be done in. The recent release of the Razor Switchblade LCD Touchscreen interface has helped the PC make up ground, a step forward. Now Logitech is bringing the gesture interface to the rest of the Windows 7 PC world. The Wireless Touchpad brings a fantastically familiar interface to the PC, if you’re a touchscreen fan or need to simplify controlling a desktop computer, especially  Media-Centre PC’s, the Wireless Touchpad is an elegant solution to a dinosaur’s problem. Plug the incredibly small USB receiver into an empty USB port to drag any PC into the world of gesture and touch. READ MORE


Logitech Wireless Touchpad, The Finger Friendly Input Device

Posted: October 1st, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: mcsixtyfive | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Logitech Wireless Touchpad, The Finger Friendly Input Device

The ultimate input device for a multimedia PC may just be a flat black 5″ square of plastic, the Logitech Wireless Touchpad for Windows 7. In one foul swoop – swipe ? –  Logitech has shifted the PC world towards a finger friendly future. Smartphone and Tablets have changed the touch-screen interface forever, in the process showing the PC world how touch should be done in. The recent release of the Razor Switchblade LCD Touchscreen interface has helped the PC make up ground, a step forward. Now Logitech is bringing the gesture interface to the rest of the Windows 7 PC world. The Wireless Touchpad brings a fantastically familiar interface to the PC, if you’re a touchscreen fan or need to simplify controlling a desktop computer, especially  Media-Centre PC’s, the Wireless Touchpad is an elegant solution to a dinosaur’s problem. Plug the incredibly small USB receiver into an empty USB port to drag any PC into the world of gesture and touch. READ MORE


GADGET UP MY PEOPLE! Electree, Solar Bonsai aka The Electric Ninja for Power Cables

Posted: September 28th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: mcsixtyfive | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on GADGET UP MY PEOPLE! Electree, Solar Bonsai aka The Electric Ninja for Power Cables

Electricity is the lifeblood of our gadget laden world. With each new generation of gadget comes more demanding power requirements. With every new gadget we bring into our homes comes the need to charge it, keep it fed. Mobile phones are just the tip of the ice-berg, tablets, MP3 players, cameras, remote controls, keyboards and game controllers all now need a place to charge. While Wi-Fi has loosened the shackles of the network cable, batteries still need to be plugged into power some-how, usually requiring a power point. Centralizing all of your charging needs into one spot, housing it in a stylish and Über cool design the Electree frees our gadgets from the power board nightmare evolving at every power point in every household. Powered by amorphous silicon solar panels that store their charge in the Electree’s on-board battery the Electree is always ready to bring those gadgets back to life. This is one of those rare gadgets that actually frees up power sockets in the grand power board of life B★B  READ MORE