CEO J. Paul Raines says the main hurdle for the virtual reality headsets will be the price of the device.
The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles gets Google Goggle-enabled. Now, visitors can use the visual-search feature to snap photos of paintings for more details and commentary on the spot.
Known for its collection of classic European art, the Getty Museum in L.A. uses technology to enhance visitors' experiences and to study its masterpieces. CNET Road Trip 2012 stopped by.
After our first day of CES we discuss what tech is making waves in Vegas. What grabbed your attention and which products will never see the store shelves. Molly breaks down her interview with Google's Eric Schmidt and Brian Tong reflects on his time with LL Cool J live on the CNET stage.
The Experience Music Project museum in Seattle, founded by Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen, has replaced its cumbersome portable guides with iPods.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which sets standards for the Web's address system, has signed a deal that lets the Museum Domain Management Association (MuseDoma) oversee the .museum domain. ICANN said the new domain is limited to bona fide museums, their professional associations and individual members of the museum community. The founding members of MuseDoma, a nonprofit organization, are Paris-based International Council of Museums and Los Angeles-based J. Paul Getty Trust. In November, ICANN added seven new domain name suffixes--.museum, .biz, .info, .aero, .name, .coop and .pro.--and chose a handful of companies to administer them. ICANN said it expects .museum will become a functioning domain by early November. The organization added that more than 500 museums have already requested their .museum domain names as part of an early registration process that lasts though October.
The giant preps for the release of the latest version of its Java development tool.
Spyglass division Surfwatch Software announced SurfWatch Educational Edition for students in grades K-12. The product lets users access only preselected sites, which were chosen by the Children's Television Workship, NevaSoft, the Internet Scout Project, the Tech Museum of Innovation, and Yahooligans. The edition costs educational institutions $495 for up to 50 users.
CBT Systems announced the appointment of James J. Buckley as chief executive officer. The 46-year-old Buckley has been president and chief operating officer at CBT since September of this year; he will retain his position as president.
PC direct marketer Gateway 2000 announced new appointments to its senior management team: Robert M. Spears has been named senior vice president of Gateway major accounts; Robert J. Cheng will be senior vice president of Gateway direct; Joseph Burke will be senior vice president for global business development; Paul Rostron will be vice president for global organization development; and Michael D. Hammond will be senior vice president of global manufacturing. (Hammond co-founded Gateway 2000 in 1985 with Ted Waitt.)