Neowin News Feed for: News Posts by Brian Donohue Neowin News Feed for: News Posts by Brian Donohue en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 CES 2011 Wrap-up <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/15379782411.jpg" alt="" /></div>It's been a week. Fatigue and tensions have been high at times and there are so many photos and articles to click through you might have missed something you wanted to see. Neowin has been... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brian Donohue) Sun, 09 Jan 2011 20:44:10 +0000 First Drive: Nissan Leaf, all electric [Updated: With Video] <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Nissan has taken a very large step into the world of a completely emissions free vehicle. The Nissan Leaf, which went on sale shortly before CES, is their fully electric offering and the vehicle offers... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brian Donohue) Fri, 07 Jan 2011 20:56:09 +0000 OnLive partners with Vizio, shows off system <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/951358292Onlive-Logo.png" alt="" /></div>We've seen OnLive and their products before. They're the streaming game company that picks up titles and then delivers them over an internet connection. This year at CES they have announced their partnership with Vizio,... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brian Donohue) Fri, 07 Jan 2011 21:56:09 +0000 Discussion with Intel engineer about AMD <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/728627821in.jpg" alt="" /></div>Neowin managed to get some interesting details from an Intel engineer in a conversation here in Las Vegas. The engineer was really excited about Intel's recent Atom development and showed off a few in development... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brian Donohue) Fri, 07 Jan 2011 19:56:09 +0000 Hands On: Motorola ATRIX and LapDock [Updated with Video] <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/906220029a.png" alt="" /></div>Motorola unveiled their latest smartphone, the Motorola ATRIX. This powerhouse of a smartphone packs a dual-core 1Ghz Processor, 1GB of RAM and 16GB onboard storage space attached to Motorola's qHD screen technology that all results... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brian Donohue) Thu, 06 Jan 2011 21:35:15 +0000 Hands On: Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>We earlier covered Sony Ericsson's launch of the Xperia Arc at their press conference here at CES. Neowin got a up close and personal look at the device, which is ridiculously thin. The curved back... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brian Donohue) Fri, 07 Jan 2011 18:56:09 +0000 Motorola Xoom Impressions <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Motorola's entry into the growing slate market, at first glance, looks like a very sightly competitor to Apple's iPad. The device feels well built with a 10.1 inch screen that is slightly bigger than that... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brian Donohue) Fri, 07 Jan 2011 17:56:09 +0000 Sony Ericsson unveils sexy Xperia Arc <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/552598584s.jpg" alt="" /></div>Although Sony's conference was filled with TV announcements, interesting 3D demonstration and the unveiling of 3D cameras, Sony Ericsson's latest smartphone offering really stole the show. The Xperia Arc is a serious step-up in Sony... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brian Donohue) Thu, 06 Jan 2011 07:26:12 +0000 New Lenovo ThinkPad Edge beats Apple at style game <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/15379782411.jpg" alt="" /></div>Lenovo's ThinkPad lineup has been known for years as a solid workhorse of a notebook. Well built and with famous keyboards, business and home users alike have flocked to Lenovo's premium notebook line. The only... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brian Donohue) Wed, 05 Jan 2011 03:30:36 +0000 iPad now on sale in Israel <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The iPad has finally found a distributor in Israel. When the iPad was launched, it was found that the device was in violation of Israeli wireless laws, and thus its import was banned in the... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brian Donohue) Tue, 21 Dec 2010 14:19:12 +0000 Apple, Microsoft, Sony try and take on Coca-Cola with cute Christmas Ads <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/2285284021289151078_tv.png" alt="" /></div>Well known for their sentimental, heart-warming and very visually appealing Christmas (and even year round) advertising, Coca-Cola's 2010 ads, are as usual, a sight to behold This year however,... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brian Donohue) Tue, 21 Dec 2010 07:57:48 +0000 American Sign Language is making its way to Kinect <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/501649270kinectdevice_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>Researchers at Georgia Tech are working to move Kinect out of the toy category and move it into that of &quot;useful device.&quot; Originally achieved by pairing Kinect hardware with a set of knitted gloves that contained... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brian Donohue) Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:57:48 +0000 Dirty Confession: Switched to OS X, but still love Windows (and why Neowin matters) <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Coke, or Pepsi; Firefox, Chrome or IE? Even Opera. Maybe? Nintendo, Xbox 360, or PS3; Android, WP7 or iOS; Windows, or Mac OS X? The discussion NEVER ends. On forums, on Twitter, on Facebook -- even... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brian Donohue) Sat, 18 Dec 2010 03:12:48 +0000 Kinect hits 4 million units, outpacing Nintendo in same launch period <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>For the week of December 11th, Microsoft surpassed the 4 million unit sales mark for its Kinect sensor unit. If current sales trends continue, Microsoft will be on track to sell 6 million units before... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brian Donohue) Fri, 17 Dec 2010 10:00:05 +0000 Lots of Bing, not so much KA-ching for Microsoft <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/901781005bing_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>Bing has grown almost 50% this year, with approximately 90 million individuals using the search engine. The Bing Summit in San Francisco revealed that Bing controls 11.8% of the market, up 48% since Microsoft's search engine... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brian Donohue) Fri, 17 Dec 2010 09:00:05 +0000 Apple, AMD; secrets leaked by inside traders <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/996709829apple-logo-1.jpg" alt="" /></div>Four U.S. men have been arrested in connection with corporate corruption and insider trading. Walter Shimoon (Flextronics), Mark Longoria (supply chain manager at AMD), Manosha Karunatilaka (Taiwan Semiconductor) and James Fleishman, have all been arrested... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brian Donohue) Fri, 17 Dec 2010 01:07:11 +0000 Neowin Member Reviews: Kindle 3 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>This stellar review was written by Neowin Member Dark_Ph0enix. He takes a look at Amazon's Kindle 3. I&rsquo;ve owned my Kindle (3rd Gen, Wi-Fi only) for a exactly a week at this point (December 2nd,... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brian Donohue) Thu, 16 Dec 2010 16:22:39 +0000 Facebook one step closer to consciousness: Facial recognition <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Unhappy with it's typical tagging features, Facebook has gone a step further and joined the likes of Windows Live Photo Gallery, by adding facial recognition. Dubbed &quot;tag suggestion,&quot; Facebook has integrated facial recognition into its tagging... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brian Donohue) Thu, 16 Dec 2010 15:22:39 +0000 Mac App Store opens its virtual doors on January 6, 2011 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/9763388812.jpg" alt="" /></div>The much touted Mac App Store that was unveiled with Lion and mimics the iOS app store on the desktop, now has a concrete date of opening. Apple has announced that on January 6, 2011,... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brian Donohue) Thu, 16 Dec 2010 14:10:51 +0000 New Apple Hardware, Lion to be released first half 2011 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/996709829apple-logo-1.jpg" alt="" /></div>iPad 2 Concept is speculation and not directly related to these manufacturers claims Component manufacturers have been continuing to do what they do best... Or second best after manufacturing components: Leaking possible release timeframes. Sources... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brian Donohue) Thu, 16 Dec 2010 14:22:25 +0000 Google admits to rigging search rankings <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/19535579601.jpg" alt="" /></div>Turns out Google isn't above using their own discretion with regards to search results. The Mountain View giant has admitted that their algorithms are driven by their &quot;opinion&quot; on what is more relevant, rather than... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brian Donohue) Thu, 16 Dec 2010 13:28:48 +0000 Google thanks Neowin with style: AdWords 10 year anniversary video <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of AdWords, Google has put together a nice little thank you for Neowin (and other partners) in the form of a swanky video. Google has taken a page out of... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brian Donohue) Thu, 16 Dec 2010 12:28:48 +0000 IBM bored of chess, taking on Jeopardy. Wheel of Fortune next? <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/10077443221364204696ib.jpg" alt="" /></div>After tackling the world's Chess Grandmaster's, IBM has set its sights on a new and arguably more complicated game: Jeopardy. Chess moves and strategy are computable through algorithms and mathematics, but IBM's Watson is looking... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brian Donohue) Thu, 16 Dec 2010 11:10:21 +0000 "Windows Live Plugin" website launched <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Windows Live Team has launched a new website showcasing and organizing plugins for Photo Gallery, Movie Maker and Writer. Photo Gallery plugins include, Inkubook (for creating professional looking photobooks), various uploaders (Facebook, Picasa, and Youtube)... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brian Donohue) Thu, 16 Dec 2010 04:25:12 +0000 Richard Stallman rages again; this time over Chrome OS <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Richard Stallman has his sights set on a new rights related target. The outspoken founder of the FSF believes that Chrome OS and cloud computing are &quot;worse than stupidity.&quot; Stallman also believes that Google's push... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brian Donohue) Wed, 15 Dec 2010 20:21:52 +0000 Windows 0-day vulnerability bypasses UAC <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/12162242531658068131win.jpg" alt="" /></div>Winrumors has reported that a new 0-day vulnerability affecting Windows XP, Vista and 7 has been discovered. The vulnerability resides in win32k.sys, &quot;the kernel mode part of the Windows subsystem.&quot; This exploit allows user priviledge... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brian Donohue) Thu, 25 Nov 2010 12:10:49 +0000 Kinect hacking may lead to Minority Report style UI control <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/501649270kinectdevice_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>Minority Report style interface control could be in(on) the cards for Microsoft's future operating systems. The full capabilities of Kinect are only just being discovered, excitingly, hackers have taken to the device like ducks to... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brian Donohue) Fri, 19 Nov 2010 11:54:23 +0000 Windows 8 will be too little, too late <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Enthusiasts, are enthusiastic... Thanks Captain, that's sort of the definition, one who is enthusiastic. Even before Windows 7 was released, enthusiasts were already getting excited about Microsoft's next OS iteration -- and with good reason:... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brian Donohue) Fri, 19 Nov 2010 07:37:14 +0000 Google catches Gingerbread Man; new Android forthcoming <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/773785712786139543ad.jpg" alt="" /></div>With so many sweet names getting tossed around, sometimes it's hard to keep track of which cavity inducing treat applies to which version of Google's Android mobile operating system. With endless rumours about whether or... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brian Donohue) Tue, 26 Oct 2010 01:58:53 +0000 Apple cash rich; experts nod at possible Sony purchase. Snapple anyone? <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Apple's fairy-tale like business history is impressive to say the least; from boom to bust to resurgence and now ubiquity, the company is an undeniable juggernaut in the sphere of personal computing and technology. Posting... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brian Donohue) Mon, 25 Oct 2010 21:50:40 +0000 UI Centric at it again; develops UI for touch-based projection <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/2076901861ui.png" alt="" /></div>Interface developers, UI Centric's R&amp;D wheels just keep on spinning. After making a splash with their innovative Windows 7 tablet touch interface, the design gurus are at it again and applying their techniques to a... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brian Donohue) Sun, 10 Oct 2010 21:34:24 +0000 Windows Live Spaces, now powered by Wordpress <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Rather than continuing to push its currently limited blogging platform, Spaces, Microsoft has partnered with Automattic to provide blogs to all Live Spaces users. Craving expandability and better spam protection, the Live team chose Wordpress... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brian Donohue) Mon, 27 Sep 2010 19:17:43 +0000 Twitter fixes major scripting vulnerability <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Neowin User Michael Forcer tipped us off to a potentially dangerous new cross-site-scripting vulnerability in Twitter. The script (for the sake of disclosure as this vulnerability is making the rounds):[yoururl]#@&quot;style=&quot;background-color:white;color:white&quot;onmouseover=&quot;alert(insert script here)&quot;/ The URL exploited the... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brian Donohue) Tue, 21 Sep 2010 12:39:05 +0000 Android Market was down for the count - Update <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Something took Android Market offline early this morning. With reports from staff members and Twitter, Android Market was unavailable around the world, including Europe, India and North America. Definitely not a device issue, with all... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brian Donohue) Sat, 21 Aug 2010 05:02:48 +0000 On the third day he rose: Nexus One sells out after retail death <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Sometimes a stellar product doesn't translate to stellar sales. Google's Nexus One &quot;experiment&quot; was supposed to be revolution in handset marketing. Selling a phone, completely unlocked, to whoever wanted it was to be the way... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brian Donohue) Fri, 20 Aug 2010 15:37:06 +0000 Motorola's DROID Pro coming to Verizon; tablet & Droid 2 WE included <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>BGR's sources over at Verizon have stumbled upon some interesting additions to the company's mobile line up. As reported by BGR, Verizon is set to have a busy fall/early-winter Android season with a flurry of... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brian Donohue) Mon, 16 Aug 2010 16:18:45 +0000 Delta to allow passengers to book flights through Facebook <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/119121962a.jpg" alt="" /></div>Airlines such as Virgin and Jetblue are known for their savvy use of social media, and although all major airlines have jumped on the Twitter bandwagon for promotions, Delta will be the first to offer... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brian Donohue) Fri, 13 Aug 2010 14:10:30 +0000 Asus spills the beans on its new tablets <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/570616904asus.jpg" alt="" /></div>While accurately describing the sound geeks make when opening a box of brand new kit, Asus's &quot;eee&quot; brand is also a heavy hitter when it comes to thin, light and mobile offerings. Although known for... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brian Donohue) Fri, 13 Aug 2010 12:48:06 +0000 Google-Verizon: It's all about the Money <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>When does a compromise stop being a compromise and become an all-out policy reversal? In 2007 the iPhone was fresh and set to dominate the nonexistent &quot;lifephone&quot; market by single handedly creating the category. On... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brian Donohue) Wed, 11 Aug 2010 20:25:28 +0000 Identical Facebook links and birthdays now aggregated <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Rather than a slathering of Happy Birthday messages, Facebook has now aggregated all birthday wishes into a single thread. Though the endless stream of wishes is a nice ego boost from your (possibly imagined) friends,... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brian Donohue) Thu, 12 Aug 2010 00:25:37 +0000