31 December 2011

Android Still First in US Mobile Market Share

The latest comScore report shows that Android is still dominating US mobile subscriber market share ahead of Apple's iOS. The report, which measures mobile market share for the US during a three month period ending November 2011, provides an average ...


2011: Best tech products of the year
Washington Post
Galaxy Nexus The Galaxy Nexus isn't a product of the year just because it's a member of Google's Nexus series. It's also a product of the year because it's the first to run Android 4.0 — the deepest revamp of Android since its commercial debut — and ...

Chimps may have theory of mind
TG Daily
German and Scottish researchers say that when making alarm calls, they take into account the knowledge of other group members. The team, from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology and the University of St. Andrews, studied wild...

TG Daily

Two iPad 3s next month? Not likely
Rumours that Apple will launch two new iPads at a trade show next month have been dismissed by company 'insiders'. By Shane Richmond, Head of Technology (Editorial) The news service said the two iPad 3 models would have 9.7-inch screens, like the iPad ...


Security breached at Russian rocket plant
TG Daily
A young Russian blogger has revealed a total lack of security at a military rocket facility near Moscow. Lana Sator says she and a group of friends were able to wander around the Energomash facility at will on five separate nights. ...

TG Daily

China urges tighter Internet security after series of data leaks
| SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The Chinese government is working with domestic Internet search engines like Baidu Inc and Sohu.com and financial institutions to prevent phishing attacks on unsuspecting Chinese web users. The Ministry of Public Security said on ...

South Bend to spend $500M to clean up sewer system
Chicago Tribune
SOUTH BEND, Ind.— South Bend officials agreed Thursday to make a half-billion dollars' worth of improvements to the city's sewer system under a federal agreement calling for it to dramatically cut raw sewage overflows into the St. Joseph River. ...

Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD Review
PSX Extreme
I will admit that I didn't like direction the Oddworld series took after the first couple of installments on the PlayStation. What debuted as a beautifully drawn, highly imaginative puzzle-based adventure became a standard, ho-hum action platformer. ...

Woman uses Facebook to call for help in Hackensack
BY MARLENE NAANES A South Jersey woman allegedly held captive and forced into prostitution in Hackensack found a novel use for Facebook: using it to alert a relative about her plight. AP FILE PHOTO In this file photo, a Facebook user logs in. ...

Facebook photo of duct-taped kids prompts couples arrest
By Douglas Stanglin, USA TODAY The Coconino County Sheriff's Office says the 2-year-old and 10-month-old children were bound around their wrists and ankles and had their mouths closed with tape. The sheriff's office says one child was hung upside down ... 

New rules proposed for landfill closings
Springfield News Sun
By Brandon Smith-Hebson, Staff Writer 10:28 PM Thursday, December 29, 2011 The rubble of former structures — and trash generated in construction projects — goes to landfills the state has regulated less than landfills for garbage. ...

Android App 'Airtight' Brings Apple AirPlay to Google TV
Google TV users will now be able to stream content stored on their iOS devices to their television sets thanks to a new app. Airtight, which is available from the Android Market for $0.99, is designed for Google TV set-top boxes running on Android 3.0 ...


Asian Tiger Prawn Poses Threat in Gulf of Mexico
Indian Country Today Media Network.com
By ICTMN Staff December 30, 2011 A most unwelcome immigrant has arrived in the Gulf of Mexico, and ecosystem experts are sounding the alarm. The Asian tiger prawn grows to a length of about one foot and could wreak havoc on the balance of life in the...

Indian Country Today Media Network.com

Orangutans 'could video chat' between zoos via iPads
BBC News
By Dave Lee Technology reporter MJ, an orangutan at Milwaukee County Zoo, plays with the tablet computer. Footage courtesy of Orangutan Outreach Orangutans at a Milwaukee zoo could soon be video-calling their primate friends via tablet computers. ...

BBC News

Volcanic alert in Alaska prompts Watch warning
Air Traffic Management
A remote volcano in Alaska's Aleutian Islands erupted violently early yesterday, throwing up an ash cloud 4570 metres into the sky. The Cleveland Volcano, located on an uninhabited island 1500 kilometres southwest of Anchorage, has been active since...

Air Traffic Management

Once a Safe Haven, Hackers Set Sights on Mobile Phones
Fox Business
Mobile phones, long seen as safe amid rising threats to computer security, have become a key target for hackers and an increasing worry for corporate IT departments. While the first mobile virus dates back to June 2004, risks from hackers remained ...

Facebook Messenger for Windows download leaks
The Verge
By Tom Warren on December 29, 2011 01:21 pm 0Comments Facebook's Messenger app for Windows is now available for all to chit-chat with. Facebook has been testing the application since November as part of a private trial, but TechIT revealed the download ...

Italians Don't Have To Pay For Apple Care For Two Years - Here's Why! (DETAILS)
Global Grind
Italians, by law, are guaranteed two years of free tech support whenever they buy new products, so why was Apple charging Italian customers a fee for something that was supposed to be free? That's a question an Italian watchdog group wants to know, ...

Facebook Timeline coming to iPad in January
San Jose Business Journal (blog)
That picture that was buried in the past. A forgotten status update. It may all come back to haunt you — or not. Menlo Park-based Facebook released its new Facebook Timeline service to most of its social networking users on Dec. ...

The 10th Hour 12.30.11: Top 10 Games of 2011
From Batman: Arkham City and Uncharted 3 to Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Battlefield 3 and more, 411's Armando Rodriguez counts down the top 10 games of 2011! Welcome to the 10th Hour ladies and gents. ...


Technology That Finally Helps Learning | Xconomy
By Ed Lazowska
That technology can actually play a significant positive role in education. The false promises go back at least 100 years---to extravagant claims by Thomas.

The Touchy-Feely Future Of Technology | MindShift
By Tina Barseghian
Buxton became part of the long nose of touch technology when, in 1977, he signed up to study computer science at the University of Toronto. Today, Buxton is principal researcher at Microsoft Research, but he says the fact that he started out ...

Newer Technology's NuTouch Gloves are a warm way to use your ...
By Steven Sande
Going outside to get some exercise doesn't necessarily mean I leave my techie toys at home. In fact, I take my iPhone 4S with me everywhere so that I.
TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Five predictions for enterprise technology in 2012 (Wired UK)
By Olivia Solon
It used to be the case that businesses drove the adoption of consumer technology, for example the PC. This used to be too expensive for home use, but eventually the costs came down. These days "consumerised" enterprise is a reality.
Wired.co.uk - News

World 1st Hacker exploit communication technology for lulz in1903 ...
By noreply@blogger.com (Mohit Kumar)
World 1st Hacker exploit communication technology for lulz in1903.
The Hacker News | Hacking News...

The Need for Goal-line Technology Continues: Did Lee Wallace ...
By Ronaldo Assis de Moreira
Last time we wrote goal-line technology, we speculated issue arises around once month. In fact just over week later we again calling FIFA get their asses gear and.
Latest football (soccer) goals,...

CSS3 technology replaces JavaScript functionality | TechRepublic
By Ryan Boudreaux
Ryan Boudreaux demonstrates how new CSS3 code can replace JavaScript functionality in these examples.
on TechRepublic

Envisioning Emerging Technology For 2012 And Beyond | The Big ...
By Barry Ritholtz
Click for interactive chart: Source: Envisioning Emerging Technology For 2012 And Beyond Envisioning Technology, November 2011.
The Big Picture

Thoughts on Technology: Dear Open Source Free Loaders
By Jeff Hoogland
Thoughts on Technology is a collection of my own original writings about computers, hardware, software, and all forms of technology in the world around us today. I ask that you please do not repost my works without permission, but if you wish ...
Thoughts on Technology

Top 7 Wearable Technology Concepts of 2011 - Vote for Your ...
By Diane Pham
Vote for your favorite wearable-tech concept in our Best of 2011 roundup!

30 December 2011

Google Thumps Oracle In Bout Over Android

Google Thumps Oracle In Heavyweight Bout Over Android
Wired News
By Caleb Garling There was a time when it looked like Oracle and Google would settle their bitter dispute over the search giant's Android mobile operating system. CEOs Larry Ellison and Larry Page actually met face-to-face for mediation talks. ...

Anonymous Hacks Military Gear Web Site
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius Anonymous has reportedly hacked the database of a military supply Web site, and accessed the credit card information of more than 8000 of the site's customers. Anonymous said it hacked SpecialForces.com several months ago, ...

Stratfor Offers Free ID Theft Protection After Hack, Keeps Site Offline
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius Security firm Stratfor, which was hit recently by a massive hack, said it will provide affected users with free access to identity theft protection from CSID. In light of the breach, meanwhile, Stratfor said its Web site will remain ...

Occupy Nerds Building Their Own Facebook Alternative
PC Magazine
By Leslie Horn A group of tech-savvy activists involved with Occupy Wall Street (OWS) are building their own version of Facebook. They're just a bit wary of the comparison. "I don't want to say we're making our own Facebook. ...

Stanford archives offer window into Apple's origins
By Terence Chea, AP PALO ALTO, Calif. – In the interview, Steve Wozniak and the late Steve Jobs recall a seminal moment in Silicon Valley history — how they named their upstart computer company some 35 years ago. Jeff Chiu, AP Curator Henry Lowood is ...


Ice Cream Sandwich update to flavor Sony S tablet
by Lance Whitney December 29, 2011 7:48 AM PST Follow @lancewhit Owners of Sony's Tablet S can expect a topping of Ice Cream Sandwich, but the company hasn't yet revealed a specific release date. Outfitted with Android 3.0 Honeycomb, Sony's 9.4-inch ...

China Reveals Space Plans Through 2016
Fox News
| AP This illustration depicts a Chinese Shenzhou vehicle approaching the Tiangong 1 space lab during orbital rendezvous and docking tests, a precursor for space station construction. BEIJING – China plans to launch space labs and manned ships and ...

Fox News

iPhone users downloading more than 5 million free apps a day
by Lance Whitney December 29, 2011 6:39 AM PST Follow @lancewhit iPhone users have been grabbing free apps at a feverish pace, says a new study from mobile ad firm Fiksu. For the month of November, the total number of downloads of the top 200 free ...


Google and Facebook top 2011's most visited sites in US
BBC News
Google was the most popular website with US users in 2011, but Facebook was not far behind, according to market researchers. Nielsen suggests over 153 million visitors clicked onto Google branded pages each month. Facebook attracted close to 138 ...

BBC News

Stratfor puts off website launch for a week after Anonymous attack
Following a major attack by the hacker group Anonymous, the security research firm Strategic Forecasting, better known as Stratfor, has said that it will delay the launch of its website by about a week. Stratfor yesterday sent an e-mail to its free ...


Flaw in Web App Frameworks Pushes Microsoft to Patch ASP.net Promptly
By Peter Sayer, IDG News Many web app frameworks are vulnerable to a denial-of-service attack targeting the way they handle hash tables, researchers revealed Wednesday, prompting Microsoft to announce an "out-of-band" patch for its ASP. ...

(Source: techerator.com)
After a long year of fighting mobile patent wars with the likes of Samsung, HTC and Motorola, some are suggesting that Apple seek a different approach and start finding some common ground with the Android-based phone makers for the sake of its ...


Review: 'WELDER' leads parade of iPad gems
Sydney Morning Herald
So you just got an iPad for Christmas. You already have all the essentials loaded _ Facebook, Twitter, iBooks, whatever news app you prefer. Now it's time to get serious and start learning what the iPad was really built for: games. ...

UI physicists part of effort to locate Higgs boson particle
Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette
Researchers announced in early December that they may be close to finding the elusive Higgs boson, a crucial missing piece of the standard model for explaining why matter has mass and how the universe's smallest components interact. ...

Intel revamps netbook strategy for 2012
Intel used the holiday news lull to announce its next generation Cedar Trail Atom platform and although the netbook market is continuing to contract, Intel believes it is still worth the effort. Obviously, in 2012 plans to base its efforts on 32nm ...

Be First To Buy 'Twisted Metal' PS3, Get 'Twisted Metal Black'
If you aren't excited about Twisted Metal PS3, then frankly, I don't know what kind of person you are. It's Twisted Metal... on the PS3. I mean, if you have a thing about clowns or whatever, I can see how the premier vehicular combat franchise might be ...


US Nintendo Downloads Week of 29 December 2011
Nintendo ends the year strong with five titles available for download including ports of VVVVVVV and Bionic Commando. VVVVVV – There's something terribly wrong in an alternate dimension. Help Captain Viridian flip to find five crew members, ...


Tough negotiator: HP wanted $1.2B for webOS and Palm's assets (exclusive)
$1.2 billion. That's how much HP paid for Palm last year, and it's also how much the company was trying to sell its Palm assets for over the latter half of 2011, VentureBeat has learned. As baffling as it may seem, HP was trying to rid itself of Palm ...


LG to Showcase 84-Inch 3D HDTV at 2012 CES
By Ian Paul, PCWorld Dec 29, 2011 7:11 AM LG has some big plans for its television lineup at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The company has announced that it plans to debut an 84-inch high-definition 3D television set that features ...

Russia Spacecraft Phobos-Grunt Expected to Crash into Earth in January
Russia's Mars probe Phobos-Grunt is headed for a crash to Earth within the next three weeks, sometime around January 14 or 15 give or take five days. Orbiting at 18640 miles per hour and traveling around 6214 miles every 20 minutes with impact zone ...


Age of Wulin pre-release auction nabs $16k for a virtual sword
There's no denying that the virtual world is one lucrative enough for people on both sides of the equation to dedicate their lives to it – and in no more relevant a place today than a pre-release auction of virtual goods for a game by the name of Age ...


Valve Debunks Half Life 3 Rumours
One of Valve's main writers, Chet Faliszek, has reached out the company's fanbase to debunk the recent rumours of a possible Half Life 3 release. With the recent showing of a video featuring Wheatley, one of the main characters from Portal 2, ...


Will We See An NFC Enabled iPhone 5?
Looking ahead to the next year, technology enthusiasts cannot help but wonder what the major players in the industry are going to come up with next. As far as Apple is concerned, we know we can expect a pretty impressive iPad 3, but on the other hand, ...
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Scrutinize your presence on Facebook
Facebook employees Mike Barnes, left, video chats with Jonathan Rosenberg, right, on Facebook at the company's headquarters earlier this year. It's good to take stock of Facebook from time to time, given how quickly Facebook changes its features and ...


Apple files patents for hydrogen fuel cell technology to power mobile devices ...
Two recent patent applications by Apple indicate the company is looking at developing a hydrogen fuel cell system that could potentially power por...
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

Freakonomics » The Perils of Technology, iPad Edition
By Stephen J. Dubner
These days, I read a lot of books on an iPad 2 using the Kindle app. It is for the most part a very good experience, especially for recreational reading. As millions of others have noted, having an electronic device loaded up with a mini-library of ...

Top 6 Green Science and Technology Stories of 2011 - Vote for ...
By Mike Chino
2011 saw researchers and scientists develop a plethora of green technologies that will prevent global warming, preserve the environment, and improve quality of life.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.60 -- now with 'Chameleon' technology
By Nick Peers
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.60, which is designed to add additional protection to computers already running security software, debuts Chameleon technology, which the developer claims will allow the program to run even when a malware ...

Advanced Internal Combustion Engine Technology Has Lowered ...
By John Lamm
Advanced Internal Combustion Engine Technology Has Lowered EV Sales December 28, 2011 by John Lamm. Advanced Internal Combustion Engine Technology Has Lowered EV Sales. Politicians battling each another in the current ...
Road & Track Blog

Dentistry Goes High Tech With 3D Technology « CBS Miami
By cbs4lisa
Technology is making trips to the dentist quicker, more precise and less painful. Just ask Juan Rubio who had terrible pain from a cavity.
CBS Miami

Detroit Digital Justice Coalition Brings Technology To Detroiters
By The Huffington Post News Editors
The talented group of media and social justice advocates in the Detroit Digital Justice Coalition are working across generations and throughout the city to make technology accessible for all.
The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

Facial Recognition Technology Raising Privacy Concerns ...
By Gene Quinn
Without trying to be exhaustive, here is a sampling of the facial recognition technologies the United States Patent and Trademark Office has seen to date.
IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

Provider of Technology Solutions for Legal Profession, EPIQ ...
By rebneely
EPIQ Systems, Inc., a provider of technology solutions for the legal profession, has acquired De Novo Legal LLC, a U.S. e-discovery provider, for an.
JD Journal

Advanced Technology Labs Europe: Year in Review - Inside ...
By Inside Microsoft Research
As 2011 comes to an end, we ring out the European Microsoft Innovation Center and ring in the Microsoft Research Advanced Technology Labs Europe! While the name is certainly new, our emphasis on industry engagement, collaboration ...
TechNet Blogs

29 December 2011

3.7 million Android activations on Christmas weekend

Android device activations hit 3.7 million on Christmas weekend
by Lance Whitney December 28, 2011 6:47 AM PST Follow @lancewhit In a tweet touting the holiday numbers, Google's Android honcho Andy Rubin said 3.7 million Android devices were activated the weekend of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. ...


Games in 2012: Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo consoles face crunch time
The Guardian
The rumours are everywhere and, despite silence from Sony and Microsoft, they are gaining traction. With the Xbox 360 now a stately seven years old and PlayStation 3 pushing six, it seems a new console generation is on the horizon. ...

The Guardian

Train-switching technology 'poses hacking threat'
BBC News
A shift to a mobile communications technology could expose rail networks to hackers, according to a security expert. Prof Stefan Katzenbeisser made the claim at the Chaos Communication Congress in Berlin. The professor said that the systems which ...

BBC News

Google+ surpasses 62 million users
by Lance Whitney December 28, 2011 5:56 AM PST Follow @lancewhit Chiming in with his own Google+ post yesterday, Ancestry.com co-founder and Google+ unofficial statistician Paul Allen reported the latest numbers as of December 27. ...

Hitachi, Samsung, Sharp Agree on LCD Price-Fixing Settlement
Under the agreements, the companies will pay up to $37 million just to compensate government and other public entities for damages. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a $553 million multi-state settlement with seven major technology ...

iPhone 5 Rumors Start Heating Up [VIDEO]
The second round of iPhone 5 rumors has officially begun, speculating a redesigned front rim in rubber or plastic, possibly to connect the face to a new aluminum back plate or to cover a new antenna system. BGR says a source close to the company claims ...

Apple wants to offer television subscribers customized channel lineups
Apple Insider
By Neil Hughes Apple's anticipated full-fledged television set could offer Internet-based content subscriptions with customized channel lineups, if the company has its way. Customized programming is said to be one of Apple's most desired features for ...

Zynga Experimenting with Cross-Promotion from Game Inboxes
Inside Social Games
Zynga is experimenting with a new type of cross-promotion that uses in-game mailbox messages to redirect users to other Zynga games where they have pending notifications or requests. As seen in CastleVille, the new feature generates inbox messages for ...

iPhone 4S to get a New Year's launch in China?
ZDNet (blog)
By Hana Stewart-Smith | December 28, 2011, 7:42am PST Summary: The iPhone 4S has cleared it's final hurdle for release in China, and reports suggest that the device is set to launch around the Chinese New Year. Reports suggest the iPhone 4S will be ...

DC Passenger Vehicle Fleet Getting Older
NBC Washington
By LeRita Gibson-Reid Economic conditions have caused many in the DC region to hold on to their older vehicles to avoid the financial burden buying a new one, according to AAA. The auto group says 25% of drivers have put off repairs on their older ...

LA Times Adds More Games to Website, Hoping to Boost Revenue
By Lucas Shaw at TheWrap In a bid to boost its digital revenue, the Los Angeles Times has struck a deal with Arkadium, a major online game developer, to add more than two dozen games to that section of its website. This will add diversions like ...

Gameloft fends off winter blues with dollar sale on Android Market
By Sharif Sakr posted Dec 28th 2011 10:31AM The French game publisher already sprinkled 99¢ allspice on its iOS and Amazon Appstore titles, plus a two-for-one deal on the Xperia Play, but soon it'll bring that volume-not-margin recipe to the Android ...

CES 2012 will be Microsoft's last year at trade show
Washington Post
The 2012 Consumer Electronics Show, which begins on January 9th, will be one of the largest trade shows ever, as start-ups and industry giants alike unveil their latest products in Las Vegas. As Venturebeat reported: Putting recession fears behind it, ...

The next target for hackers: your car
Montreal Gazette
By Jameson Berkow, Financial Post December 28, 2011 Banking on smartphones and web-connected cars will provide fertile hunting ground for hackers in 2012, as cyber criminals follow consumers into an increasingly mobile world, a report by McAfee Inc. ...

HTC Super Tool unlocks bootloader, roots most devices
There is no doubt that most users are shied away from messing with the guts of their devices. Not only does this usually void your warranty, but there is also a danger of bricking your device (if things aren't done correctly). One-click methods are the ...

Steve Jobs: Prefer thermonuclear war with Google than sharing
Times of India
Steve Jobs told his biographer that he'd rather wage “thermonuclear war” with Google Inc than make deals to share its technology. SAN FRANCISCO: Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple Inc, told his biographer that he'd rather wage "thermonuclear war" with ...

Google+ ropes in The Muppets to promote Hangouts
Hindustan Times
Google gave an opportunity to surfers to turn puppeteer for a day with a doodle celebrating the 75th birthday of Muppets creator Jim Henson. After a successful ad campaign featuring the crowd-puller Lady Gaga, Google has roped in The Muppets to promote ...

Hindustan Times

Microsoft to ban virtual guns on Xbox Live
TG Daily
The right to bear arms does not extend into the world of virtual game console avatars. Even though the Xbox 360 is the place to go for bloody shoot-em-ups and FPS games that push the M-rated boundaries, Microsoft is apparently against the idea of ...

TG Daily

Croaks help frogs locate mates with matching DNA
Zee News
Washington: Female tree frogs select mates by picking out the one which shares the same DNA as them , by the pitch of croaks they emit, reveals a study. "To the naked eye -- human and frog, the two frogs look exactly alike," said Carl Gerhardt, ...

Zee News

New Tech Promises 3D Television Without the Glasses
Fox News
AP Photo Stream TV Networks, Inc. has developed a breakthrough technology that promises to convert regular 2-D content into stereoscopic 3D -- all without the need for special glasses. The company plans to unveil the product -- dubbed Ultra-D -- at CES...

Fox News

Iris Erlingsdottir: Cool Icelandic Phone Technology Is Hot
By Iris Erlingsdottir
Sometimes I doubt that all the amazing communications technology the world has seen in the last decade has resulted in increased or better communication, and I mean real communication, not just "HUD, GGN, H&K, LY2!" (How You Doing ...
The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

Apple Bringing Fuel Cell Technology To iPhones? | WebProNews
By Shaylin Clark
Late last week the US Patent Office released a patent application (PDF) filed by Apple in April of this year. The application deals with “a fuel cell system.

Syrian NGOs: A dual-use technology? — RT
Syrian NGOs have often been the sole source of information for the Western media when it comes to reporting alleged atrocities within the country. Why is it then that so many of these NGO are either funded or based entirely in the West?
News RSS : Today

Top 10 Women in Technology in 2011
By Chip Chick
December is a time for reflection, for celebration and for making and breaking resolutions. It's also time for us to look back at the last year in technology land and marvel at how far we've come.

How technology will change our lives in 2012 and beyond ...
By Adrian Hon
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Technology Business: Intel Anti-Trust, Google Takes Flight ...
By Debbie Baratz
All the top business stories of the day in the technology sector: Intel Anti-Trust, Google Takes Flight.
Wall St. Cheat Sheet

Best of 2011 – Technology: Apps, Websites and Gadgets :: The ...
By isps
Its Best Of season, and TOW is doing our own recap of some of the best things of 2011 in our opinion... yesterday it was Music and Entertainment and.

Big Brother Pays Off as Predictive Behavior Technology Targets ...
By Activist
Fortunately, that test-run produced enough outrage to force both the UK maker of the technology, Path Intelligence, as well as mall management to halt the surveillance and respond to a call from Sen. Charles Schumer over general privacy ...
Activist Post

LG to debut 'world's largest' Organic-LED and 3D LED TVs at CES ...
By Nathan Olivarez-Giles
LG is bringing some big TVs to January's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Specifically, the world's largest OLED TV, at 55 inches, and the world's largest 3D LED TV with a screen size of 72-inches. The new television sets may or ...
L.A. Times Tech Blog

28 December 2011

China Launches Own Global Positioning System

China Launches Own Global Positioning System
Wall Street Journal
By JEREMY PAGE BEIJING—China has begun operating a homegrown satellite navigation service that is designed to provide an alternative to the US Global Positioning System and, according to defense experts, could help the Chinese military to identify,...

Wall Street Journal

GSM phones vulnerable to hijack scams-researcher
By Tarmo Virki | BERLIN (Reuters) - Vulnerability in a widely used wireless technology could allow hackers to gain remote control of phones And instruct them to send text messages or make calls, according to an expert on mobile phone security. ...

Games of 2012: Final Fantasy XIII-2
Developers never find it easy to admit they got something wrong, especially when the game in question is arguably the biggest title in their studio's roster. Final Fantasy XIII may have packed a startling visual punch, with its baroque architecture and ...

Apple Fined $1200000 For Misleading Italian Consumers
Fox News
Apple was fined €900000 ($1.2 million) for misleading consumers on product assistance, Italy's antitrust authority said Tuesday. Apple Sales International, Apple Italia Srl and Apple Retail Italia were fined after complaints from consumer groups about...

Fox News

Boxee abandons PC users, version 1.5 update will be the last for computers
Sorry Boxee faithful, you won't be getting any more updates on your computers after the release of Boxee 1.5. The media streaming software company will be shifting its focus entirely to connected TV devices, tablets and smartphones, it announced ...


Samsung reconsiders Android 4.0 on Galaxy S, expects 15% rise in handset sales ...
Additionally, but unrelated, the company expects a 15 percent uptick in handset sales next year, given the current popularity of its Android lineup. Thanks to a massive outcry from customers, Samsung is now apparently reconsidering making Android 4.0 ...


Thunderbolt ports coming to a PC near you in 2012
Much has been said about the power of Thunderbolt ports on the latest Macs. So far, it's been an Apple-only affair. A new report says some big PC makers are getting in on the speedy port fun. According to DigiTimes, Intel wants to speed up the ...

Facebook Status Update Saves Woman, Child in Hostage Situation
A Utah woman held captive for five days used a Facebook status update to save her and her 17-month-old son from a grisly hostage situation. The woman hid in a closet with a laptop and posted a message saying that she and her son would be “dead by ...

50 Fisker Karma vehicles have potential battery issue
The EV and hybrid industry runs on batteries and those batteries have the potential to cause a fire hazard if the right set of circumstances occurs. GM found this out the hard way with the recent battery woes that led to some Volt test vehicles ...


Android 4.0 comes to Kindle Fire via hack
TG Daily
If you've been disappointed with the limited Android access on Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet, here's some good news. There is a hack in the works that could potentially bring a full working version of Android 4.0 to the $199 tablet. ...

Spire: A New Legal Siri Port For Any iOS 5 Device
Well-know iOS hacker chpwn (aka Grant Paul) along with Ryan Petrich have released a new tool for installing Siri on jailbroken phones. The Siri port, called “Spire,” works on any phone that can run iOS 5. However, because Apple only officially supports ...


Giant prawn invaders threaten Gulf ecosystem
Sydney Morning Herald
HOUSTON: A jumbo shrimp is causing big worries about the future of the Gulf of Mexico's ecosystem. The Asian tiger prawn, a 30-centimetre-long crustacean with a voracious appetite and a proclivity for disease, has invaded the northern Gulf, ...

Supply chain report points to 32- and 37-inch Apple iTV in 2012
By Darrell Etherington Dec. 27, 2011, 6:34am PT No Comments Apple will be launching 32- and 37-inch versions of a dedicated Apple television set in the second or third quarter of 2012, according to supply chain sources speaking to DigiTimes on Tuesday. ...


LHC ATLAS experiment recreated in LEGO
TG Daily
Irritated, perhaps, by CERN's tardiness in producing a Higgs boson for our delectation, a Danish scientist has produced a detailed model of the Large Hadron Collider's ATLAS experiment - made from LEGO. Physicist Sascha Mehlhase of the Niels Bohr ...

TG Daily

Microsoft's Dumbest And Smartest Moves Of 2011
The past year was one of highs and lows for the world's biggest software company. Here are seven reasons why. By Paul McDougall InformationWeek Microsoft's struggle to adapt to a computing market in which the PC is taking a back seat to tablets and ...

Google Roils Travel
Wall Street Journal
By JACK NICAS Google Inc.'s newest push into online travel has begun to roil the industry, the latest example of the company extending its market power into increasingly diverse aspects of economic life. Competitors say Google is abusing its power in ...

Microsoft Clamps Down on Virtual Guns on Xbox LIVE
Windows IT Pro
According to a third party developer, Microsoft will no longer allow guns or gun-like avatar items to be sold or given away through the Xbox LIVE Marketplace, the software giant's online store for its Xbox 360 console. The graphical elements can ...

Windows IT Pro

Look what 2011 washed in: Breakthroughs in the cloud
By Alex Handy December 27, 2011 — 2011 should not be called “The Year of the Cloud.” It's too hokey, too obvious. It would be such an easy label to place on the year. And besides, didn't we already say that Amazon's Web Services had won the battle for ...

King tides return to Puget Sound this week
The Republic
AP These extremely high tides that happen once or twice a year may temporarily flood roads, parking lots and beaches. Seattlepi.com (http://is.gd/iu2Wn4 ) reports the king tides are a natural phenomenon that occur when the sun and moon's gravitational ...

Year in gaming: Sequels stand out
By Brett Molina and Mike Snider, USA TODAY Online and mobile games such as CityVille and Angry Birds may have kept us busy in 2011, but console game developers and publishers offered a year of excellence, with top-notch releases across nearly every ...


Sony to Cease Its Flat-Screen Partnership With Samsung
New York Times
TOKYO — In a bid to streamline its unprofitable television business, Sony said Monday that it would sell its stake in its flat-panel screen venture with Samsung Electronics, cutting its production capacity at a time when outsourcing has become the norm ...

Nissan Assures the Integrity of its Battery Cell In the Nissan Leaf
After the Chevrolet Volt's battery fire hazard debacle, electric vehicles have received intense scrutiny over the integrity of battery cells. To answer these concerns, Nissan has stepped forward to address the strength of its Leaf electric vehicle ...

Microsoft And Intel Try To Fend Off iPad Frenzy With Ultrabooks
Microsoft is expected to launch Windows 8, the next version of the Windows operating system (OS), in 2012. It is the leader in the OS market where it competes with Apple's Mac OS X and various Linux based distros. Windows 8 will also run on tablets ...

Kojima Talks Metal Gear Solid, And The Possibility Of A Remake
One of the first games I fell deep into back in my PlayStation days was Metal Gear Solid. I hadn't played the Metal Gear title for the SNES, but I still found myself being sucked into the game's immersing storyline. The game originally debuted back in ...


Research shows link between climate and biodiversity
Summit County Citizens Voice
By Summit Voice SUMMIT COUNTY — With some intensive scientific sleuthing that spanned millions of years, scientists say they've been able to link changes in species diversity with changing climate. The research shows six distinct, consecutive waves of ...

Hyundai hires BMW Designer Christopher Chapman
BMW BLOG (blog)
One of the fastest growing car companies these days is the South Korean automaker Hyundai. The company began its brand revitalization a few years ago with bold designs and improved styling that also won them several awards. In 2009, the Hyundai Genesis...

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Nintendo to Stream Press Conference
Whilst we've been munching poultry and pies, unwrapping presents and binging on films, Nintendo have been prepping a conference. As well as giving fans a selection of top games to play on 3DS and Wii over the holiday season, Nintendo hope to treat ...


Technology Footprint: Starting Up in New York | The Big Picture
By Barry Ritholtz
At a friend's house for a Christmas day party (yesterday), I speak with her 20-something nephew, who has worked at several NY area start ups. I mentioned this.
The Big Picture

Adweek.com's Top 10 Technology Stories of 2011 | Adweek
Here are the 10 most-read technology stories published on Adweek.com in 2011: Yahoo Alumni on What Went Wrong Weak culture, bloated middle management among top criticisms By Ki Mae Heussner For board members at the top of the ...
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Here's How Mobile Technology Will Revolutionize Hiring
By Karlee Weinmann
It's all about convenience and the user experience, Michael Marlatt says.
Business Insider

When will we see a revolutionary battery technology make it to ...
Just yesterday, my article detailing the top five things I'm looking forward to in 2012 was published. (Merry belated Christmas, by the way.) If you haven't read that article yet, I'm about to spoil it for you. The five things of 2012 that I'm looking ...
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Instructional technology
By Mary Bigelow
Space and technology seem to go hand in hand. To the Moon and Back show how students in Grades 2 and 3 used the Starry Night resource to gather data on phases of the moon and look for patterns and develop questions. The article ...

Fantastic futures? Technology and business in 2012
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26 December 2011 Last updated at 19:08 ET By Fiona Graham Technology of business reporter, BBC News Look into the ball: What does 2012 hold for business technology? Although those of us following the Mayan long calendar may be ...
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The touchy-feely future of technology | 89.3 KPCC
By NPR Staff | NPR
With the gift-giving season winding down, we take some time to look at a technology that likely played a part in many of this year's offerings — touch screens. From its early innovators to its most recent, groundbreaking applications, the one ...
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Technology failures prompt criticism of secretary of state
By Stephen Frank
Technology failures prompt criticism of secretary of state Will Evans, California Watch, 12/20/11 The latest technology snafus to hit Secretary of State Debra Bowen's office have added to growing frustration from registrars and watchdog groups, ...
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Shaw Wu on Technology Industry Outlook - YouTube
By Bloomberg
Dec. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Shaw Wu, analyst at Sterne Agee & Leach Inc., talks about the impact of component-supply disruptions on the technology industry, d...
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Sony patent discloses global shutter technology ... - sonyalpharumors
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Sony fulfilled a new patent describing a sensor with global shutter (Click here to see the original patent). This is Sony's description: “In the CMOS type image sensor, the photoelectric conversion unit reads out the signal charges for each pixel ...

Thunderbolt Technology Coming To Motherboards, Notebooks
Thunderbolt is a high-speed (10Gbps) PC connection technology that brings together high-speed data transfer and high-definition display on to a single cable. Thunderbolt technology uses two communications methods, or protocols -- PCI ...
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The Science and Technology of Gaming Continues to Evolve » Blog ...
Starting out was a gaming technology webmaster can be very challenging. The first, and most important part, is getting a good domain name. “Domains can easily be turned into good gamingtechnology brands,” reports Veta Trotta, who has ...
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Laptop to TV with Intel® Wireless Display (WiDi)
Intel uses origami to show how a PC can help you create, enjoy and explore amazing new things. The only thing more amazing than Intel® technology is what ...

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