Cloned puppies sniff out drugs, Londoners do a Wii workout, and Tripoli goes wireless. Plus, the Martin Conquest 1200 gets wheelchairs revving their engines. Manoush Zomorodi reports.
Discovery is gearing up to launch Planet Green, a 24-hour original programming eco-friendly television network in the USA. Planet Green is hoping to tap into corporate America’s new focus on eco friendliness. The channel will launch June 4th and its programming will be seen on Discovery channels around the world. Bobbi Rebell reports for Reuters. [...]
Musician and digital entrepreneur Peter Gabriel talks about the ‘discovery service’ aimed at simplifying life in the age of unlimited choice. Originally a music recommendation service, The Filter is widening its scope to include films and web videos when it completes the beta stage in May 2008. Reuters Technology Correspondent Matt Cowan visited Peter Gabriel’s [...]
According to new research, over a third of 16 to 34 year-olds who own a mobile phone are happy to receive mobile advertising for free content. The survey conducted by Ipsos Mori and commissioned by T-Mobile is likely to be studied closely by operators and advertisers who are looking to promote the medium as a [...]
Major players in the mobile sector are building applications and services to facilitate easier access to social networks. By helping people manage their ‘social connections’ while they’re out and about, companies are hoping to keep customers coming back to their products and services. Matt Cowan reports for Reuters.
Toshiba will reportedly see a near $1 billion loss from pulling the plug on the HD DVD format, Japan’s Nikkei said. Shares fell on the Nikkei report Thursday, which said Toshiba’s current operating profit forecast would decline from over $2.8 billion currently after ceding in the technology’s format war to the Sony-led Blu-ray camp. Dan [...]