Stories by Lincoln Spector

Software algorithm visualizes large data sets

Scientists have more data at their disposal than ever before -- often more than they can properly examine. But a new algorithm should make it easier for them to visualize huge data sets. And cheaper, too; software based on the algorithm can run on personal computers with as little as 2GB of RAM.

YouTube comes to the PS3 and Wii

If you own a PS3 or Wii game console, you can now watch YouTube on your television. Currently in beta and announced only Thursday in a blog post by the YouTube Team, the YouTube for Television web site offers a remote control-friendly user interface for the popular video site.

Study says consumers want green tech

According to a new report released by the Consumer Electronics Association, consumers want environmentally friendly electronic devices. They may even be willing to pay more for them.

YouTube HD brings high-def video, with limits

Without fanfare or even a press release, YouTube has started offering high-definition videos. Starting Friday morning, certain videos -- presumably those originally uploaded in HD -- now include a "watch in HD" link in the lower-right corner.

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