Matt’s Favorites: Does Antimatter Fall Up?, Facebook Profits, Linked In Photos, Record CO2 Levels And More
So what’s new and wonderful in the world of high tech? Glad you asked, here goes…
* So does antimatter fall up? The answer is a definite maybe.
* Facebook Inc. said Wednesday that its net income was $219 million, or 9 cents per share, in the January-March period. That’s up from $205 million, or 9 cents per share, in the same period a year ago, when the company was still private. Revenue grew 38 percent to $1.46 billion from $1.06 billion. FactSet says analysts expected revenue of $1.44 billion.
* LinkedIn is launching a new feature that will cater to creative types. The social network for professionals announced on Wednesday that it is adding visual portfolios to member profiles.
* The amount of carbon dioxide in the air is hitting a huge milestone this month. For the first time in recordable history, the amount of CO2 could rise above 400 parts per million (ppm).
* Apple may be working on a larger iPhone, but don’t expect to see it this summer. In a note to investors, Jeffries analyst Peter Misek speculates that Apple will launch an iPhone 6 with a larger screen in June 2014, reports the Financial Post.
*Digg, the content curation website, surveyed thousand of people to find out what features they want in its upcoming RSS reader in preparation for a June beta launch, the company said in a blog post Tuesday.
* Oh, and despite everyone’s best efforts, the energy industry remains just as dirty as it ever has been, and the world is just as dependent on oil as it always was.
* They’re unabashedly bulky, asymmetrical, and they look bizarre on any face. Yet, there’s also something profoundly exciting about Google Glass, Google’s cutting-edge, Android-loving eyewear companion.
* Intel has released details on the next-generation graphics chips that will appear in upcoming laptops, hybrids, and desktops. Iris graphics will be integrated into the 4th Gen Intel Core, aka, Haswell processors, the chip giant announced Wednesday.