Another eventful week saw news of Windows 9, Nokia’s new Android device leaked, 3D printing supported for Photoshop, as well as big things predicted for Bitcoin in 2014… and these were just the tip of the iceberg from this week’s news. So, buckle up and settle in for another week in review from D&W.
Consumer Electronics Show 2014 Review
We’re a big fan of the over the top excessiveness of CES and this year’s show did not disappoint. Virtual reality headsets, Android in-car technologies and awesome gadgetry are just a few of the highlights from this year’s show.
Article and image source: Ars Technica
Nuthin’ But A Beat Thang – Beats Music Streaming Service Announced
The online music streaming service industry is bracing itself for a new market entrant as Beats – the huge fashion / headphone manufacturers – attempt to muscle in on the likes of Spottify and Pandora’s territory. And with the might of industry heavyweight Dr Dre behind the company, expect big things from Beats in 2014.
Article and image source: Wired
Windows 9 Announced
Windows 8 launched to a mixed reaction from the public who on the whole appeared resistant to a desktop OS geared towards touch. Windows 9 looks set to address the balance between mobile, tablet and desktop and will likely be a pivotal release for Microsoft.
Article and image source: The Next Web
Google Buys Nest For $3.2B
Just when you thought Google may finally have their hands full with the huge array of technological interests they already have invested in, they pull another out the bag, now dipping their techy toe into the connected energy device market with a $3.2 billion takeover of Nest.
Article and image source: Tech Crunch
Coolest Things In Technology To Come In 2014
Visits into space for the public are just one of the amazing things technology looks set to make a reality in 2014. CNN dons its astronaut helmet and takes a look at what’s incoming in 2014.
Article and image source: CNN
Adobe Adds 3D Printing Support To Photoshop
The world has only just scratched the surface of the potential that 3D printing brings. Food and firearms are just two of the most recent products to be successfully printed in 3D. Helping to realise the potential of this amazing technology are Adobe, whose ubiquitous Photoshop software has just announced 3D printing support. Hurrah!
Article source: Computer World
Image Source: slashgear.com
Nokia Announce Android Normandy
When a huge Windows OS based mobile manufacturer announce a handset using a competitor’s Operating System, the world sits up and takes notice. If you can’t beat ’em…
Image source: The Next Web
Robots Communicate And Learn Through Their Own Internet
Robots are no longer a product reserved exclusively for the future. Our robotic friends now appear to be following in our footsteps, sharing information and content over their own version of the world wide web.
Article and image source; BBC
Google Loses High Court Bid To Stop ‘Secret Tracking’ Legal Action
Google – attempting to sidestep a lawsuit over privacy and data collection concerns, citing their location as a mitigating factor – have, well… failed. An interesting case that may well affect the tech giant’s approach to data collection in the future.
Article source: Tech Updates
Stop Wasting Your Time With Content Marketing
Content, content, content. The holy trinity of SEO in 2014. Yet is a strategy geared towards content misplaced?Article and image source: Marketing Zen
Before A Redesign… SEO Essentials
How a website redesign can affect your SEO and how to prevent against such potential ranking based problems. Interesting article from Econsultancy.
Article source: Econsultancy
Image source: Noupe.com
Big Things Expected For Bitcoin In 2014
Digital currency Bitcoin continues to make the headlines in 2014. Expect the controversial currency to roll with the punches thrown by the detractors and further strengthen its position as the year progresses.
Article and image source: Tech Updates
Target’s Data Breech Affects 110m People
Huge US based retail chain Target recently suffered a huge data breech in an apparently ‘carefully orchestrated’ hack attack. The true extent of the attack is only now becoming apparent.
Article and image source: CNET
Point-Of-Sale Malware Infecting Target Found Hiding In Plain Sight
Further to the data lost in the breech, it appears that malware placed into Target’s computer systems during the attack has permeated through to their store based point-of-sale systems. Scary stuff!
Article Source: Ars Technica
Image Source: USA Today
Web Scraping Just Got A Whole Lot Easier
Thought scraping content from other websites was hard? Think again. Sit back and watch this wonderful demo video by Kimonlabs and prepare to be amazed.
Image source: Blog.scraperwiki.com
Getting Started With WebP
Google’s Web P image format attempts to address the issue of page load speeds that traditional image formats represent. Here’s a great intro guide for any newcomers.
Article source: Team Tree House
Image source: Railsware.com
Yes you read that right. Load in an image with text and have the text extracted out for you. Amazing!
Article source: Github
Image source: Guidingtech.com
Why We Heart It Could Be The Next Big Thing
We Heart It are the new kids on the block in the world of social media. This article explains why 2014 just may be their year.
Article source: Mashable
Image source: Simplify360.com
60 Big Social Events Coming Your Way
Social continues to march onwards in its quest for ultimate ubiquity. Keep up to date with the big events in this year’s social calendar with Mashable.
Article and image source: Mashable