Accuracy Archive

  • Boeing preparing to launch next-gen GPS satellites

    Boeing preparing to launch next-gen GPS satellites

    Good news for GPS users, Boeing is getting ready to launch the latest generation of GPS satellites, the "GPS IIF-1". The new technology provides improved accuracy for military and civilian users, as well as being more resistant to jamming and an improved lifespan.

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  • New NEC technology detects pirated online videos “in seconds”

    New NEC technology detects pirated online videos “in seconds”

    Software that helps to detect "illegal" video content on the web automatically isn't really new, but NEC claims its technology has two selling points that sets it apart from similar solutions: speed and accuracy. The company says its system can identify pirated video material in a "matter of seconds", with a detection rate of 96% and at a false alarm rate of just five in one million cases.

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  • You can now play Swords with your Wii (thankyouvermuch)

    You can now play Swords with your Wii (thankyouvermuch)

    Moving on, Majesco Entertainment just announced a sword fighting game cleverly named Swords. It uses Wii MotionPlus for 1-to-1 accuracy as you fight your way through “eight skilled adversaries” with a sword Wii Remote add-on. Expect the game this September. To be honest, I couldn’t care less about the game or the sword Wii Remote [...]

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  • Nuance’s Dragon Dictation for E-Mail now available for BlackBerry

    Nuance’s Dragon Dictation for E-Mail now available for BlackBerry

    Typing is hard. I hardly ever type unless I have to. In fact, roughly 80% of MobileCrunch’s operating bills go towards paying a full staff of invisible underlings to write what I say and censor my vulgarity. Unfortunately for the livelihood of the aforementioned underlings, they’re now replaceable by a BlackBerry. Following up on the launch of [...]

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  • Tiger Woods 11 for Wii to feature ‘True View’ first person golf shots

    Tiger Woods 11 for Wii to feature ‘True View’ first person golf shots

    Oh boy, I love where EA Sports is going with this. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11, due out in June, will feature something called “True View,” which allows you to hit your in-game golf shots from a real-life, top-down point of view. When coupled with the Wii MotionPlus accessory, “It works extremely well,” according to IGN.

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  • Mouse pad + 10-key + USB hub = Converged hotness

    Mouse pad + 10-key + USB hub = Converged hotness

    Oh man, I must be dreaming. Please don't wake up! Please don't wake up! Please don't wake up! A mouse pad with a built-in 10-key number pad AND a three-port USB hub? All for $25?! Yum.

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  • FedEx’s new SenseAware tech makes shipment tracking real-time. Almost.

    FedEx’s new SenseAware tech makes shipment tracking real-time. Almost.

    You've got a package coming in the mail. It left Cumberland, Maryland yesterday morning, and after fifteen refreshes, it finally got scanned into your local post office. With FedEx's new SenseAware sensor platform, you'll have even more reasons to be glued to the tracking page.

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  • HTC’s 2010 roadmap goes on display?

    HTC’s 2010 roadmap goes on display?

    digg_url = 'http://digg.com/hardware/HTC_s_2010_phone_roadmap_leaked'; Those among us with minds like steel traps might recall that HTC's 2009 was leaked with shocking accuracy way back in January of this year, which lends some credibility to this already-believable series of slides we have seemingly showing off most of the good stuff we can expect out of the company in the coming months. The stuff we're privy to here was allegedly presented at a meeting in Vienna back in October, with both Windows Mobile and Android designs broken up into four target demo categories: Design / Lifestyle, Social, Performance (we like the sound of that), and Productivity -- but don't take our word for it. Follow the break for everything you need to know about this very real-sounding downpour of specs and renders.

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    HTC's 2010 roadmap goes on display? originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 06 Dec 2009 19:23:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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  • T-Mobile pushing CLIQ firmware update today? (update: yes!)

    T-Mobile pushing CLIQ firmware update today? (update: yes!)

    TmoNews seems to have it on good authority that T-Mobile will be rolling out a firmware update over the air to the Motorola CLIQ today -- the device's first since launch -- and we've got good news and bad news. First, the bad: by all accounts, it appears that this'll still be an Android 1.5-based firmware, adding fuel to the fire suggesting that UI skins like BLUR are a huge barrier to keeping devices up to speed with Google's breakneck release pace. The good news, though, is that the update seems to be lined up to fix a plethora of issues involving Bluetooth, touchscreen accuracy (we can attest to this one), connectivity, accelerometer functionality, and -- wait for it -- battery life! Looks like the build number is 1.1.31, so let us know if and when you get hooked up, owners.

    Update: We've gotten tips from several users now that they've already been able to nab the update, so it looks like the CLIQ is definitely getting a little better today. Well, hopefully, anyhow.

    T-Mobile pushing CLIQ firmware update today? (update: yes!) originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 01 Dec 2009 12:52:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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  • Which cell phone provider has the best customer service? You might be surprised

    Which cell phone provider has the best customer service? You might be surprised

    Given how much people depend on their mobile phones these days, it's pretty much catastrophic when they stop working. Most these days don't have a traditional land-line, so when your phone stops working, you lose touch with the world. So which carrier has the best customer service? Who can you depend on to help you in your hour of need?

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  • Toshiba develops advanced pedestrian detection system for cars

    Toshiba develops advanced pedestrian detection system for cars

    Toshiba has reportedly developed a pedestrian detection technology for use in vehicles that helps to warn drivers of nearby people with an accuracy of more than 99% during the day. It's about time tech companies become active in the car safety area: The National Safety Council recorded 39,800 motor vehicle-related deaths in 2008 in the USA alone.

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  • HTC working on a stylus for capacitive screens?

    HTC working on a stylus for capacitive screens?

    Meat digits. Sausage fingers. Call them what you will, but some people’s hands are just a bit larger than others. “Finger friendly” for one person doesn’t necessarily mean “finger friendly” for another. As of late, the trend in handsets has been toward capacitive touchscreens, which is bad news for the big-boned; while the screens [...]

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  • Report: Steve Jobs Happy With Apple’s Tablet, Fast Tracks It For Early 2010

    Report: Steve Jobs Happy With Apple’s Tablet, Fast Tracks It For Early 2010

    You may recall back in December, we first reported the news about Apple gearing up for the launch of a large form iPod touch. While there had been no shortage of rumors over the years about some sort of Apple tablet, our sources indicated the device would be akin to Apple's current mobile devices, the iPhone and iPod touch, which are both seeing booming sales. A new report from AppleInsider seems to confirm this news, and gives some new details. Most importantly, after months and probably even years of tweaking, the device is now said to have Steve Jobs' seal of approval. All we all know, even now, that is perhaps the single biggest determining factor as to whether a device will see the light of day from Apple. Jobs apparently likes this new device so much, that he's "cemented" into the company's 2010 roadmap of products, AppleInsider says citing sources well-respected "for their striking accuracy in Apple's internal affairs." And we shouldn't have to wait a year or more for the device, the goal is Q1, according to the report. This indicated just a small slip from the Fall 2008 launch that we had initially been hearing.

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  • Print Your Own Color Strobe Gels

    Print Your Own Color Strobe Gels

    Hidden under a pile of bad, old fashioned marketing attempts we find this DIY gem: printable filter gels for your flashgun. Appropriately available from the Digital Secrets Site, you have to follow a treasure hunt to get the eBook telling you how to make them: When you click on the image here, you will see a [...]

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  • SplitFish’s FPS-specific Dual SFX Frag Pro will be at E3 next week

    SplitFish’s FPS-specific Dual SFX Frag Pro will be at E3 next week

    E3 starts next week, and while I'll be celebrating by, I don't know, listening to Ron and Fez all day long, Peter, Devin, and Greg will be rubbing shoulders with celebrities like Adam Sessler and the girl who used to host “Cheat.” One thing the guys might run into in between chatting up G4 production assistants: SplitFish's new controllers, the Dual SFX Evolution and Dual SFX Frag Pro. Both are for the PS3.

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