switzerland

  • Kooaba's Reality Augmented With $3 Million Funding

    Kooaba's Reality Augmented With $3 Million Funding

    A Swiss startup offering mobile visual search and augmented reality technology, kooaba, landed 3 million in Swiss franks (or about $3 million) venture funding from undisclosed Swiss investors the company's co-founder and chief executive Herbert Bay reported this morning. Kooaba was spun out of the Computer Vision Lab at a top science and technology university in Switzerland, ETH Zurich. The… Read More

  • Switzerland approaches complete ban on violent video games

    Switzerland approaches complete ban on violent video games

    That's funny, not one hour ago I mentioned that Australia had embraced the idea that adults have the capacity to make decisions vis-à-vis buying violent video games. Good ol' Switzerland, though, the darling of Europe, has passed a law essentially outlawing violent video games. I'd feign, well, not anger, but something, but it's Switzerland: how can you get mad at those guys? Read More

  • Rocketman jumps from plane with jet-pack wings

    Rocketman jumps from plane with jet-pack wings

    There are only a few things more exciting than being a technology blogger, like jumping out of an airplane at 7,500 feet above the Swiss Alps strapped into rocket-powered jet wings. That’s what Yves Rossy of Switzerland just did. Read More

  • SwissCom confirms iPhone is coming

    SwissCom confirms iPhone is coming

    SwissCom, who you’ll remember offered some potential pricing for the 3G iPhone, confirmed it is getting said iPhone “later this year.” Their exact words: Later this year, the iPhone available. We will inform you personally as soon as news. I’ve worked with SwissCom in the past and those boys wouldn’t inform you you were on fire unless they had a sworn, notarized… Read More

  • Swisscom: 32GB 3G iPhone will come in silver, black, or white

    Swisscom: 32GB 3G iPhone will come in silver, black, or white

    Swisscom inadvertantly posted prices for 3G iphones including a 16GB model for 659 Swiss francs ($637) and a $772 32GB model in silver, black, or white. There is also some information about the Swiss tariffs, but those are not for us to understand or care about. Interestingly enough, I’ll be in Europe this summer so maybe I’ll go and get me a Swiss iPhone. Read More

  • Swiss pool being warmed by nearby IBM datacenter PCs

    Swiss pool being warmed by nearby IBM datacenter PCs

    What better place to channel that extra heat than a sweet pool? These smart guys near Zurich have got the excess heat from all the servers and clusters and storage at a nearby IBM datacenter being piped right into their pool. Well, it’s little more complicated than that, but not too much more, and the effect is that instead of the hot air being just let out into the atmosphere, it’s… Read More