17 August 2011

Amazon releases secure cloud for government


Amazon releases secure cloud for government
CNET
Cloud service provider Amazon Web Services (AWS) today announced AWS GovCloud, a new AWS Region designed to allow US government agencies and contractors to move more sensitive workloads into the cloud by addressing their specific regulatory and .
Sony cuts PlayStation 3 price by $50
CNN
By Mark Milian, CNN (CNN) -- Sony is reducing the price of the PlayStation 3 game console, hoping to help the 5-year-old system reach a larger audience, the company said on Tuesday. The base model now costs $250, and another system with twice the ...
Hands on with Fusion Garage's Grid 10 tablet and Grid 4 smartphone
Engadget
By Michael Gorman posted Aug 16th 2011 6:02PM Yesterday we gave you the lowdown on Fusion Garage's second foray into tablet computing, the Grid 10. While its tablet world topping pixel density, Tegra 2 silicon, and fresh to death OS certainly sound ..
Oxygen May Have Existed Undersea 300 Million Years Before Its Atmosphere Debut ...
International Business Times
Oxygen may have been present on Earth 300 million years before it was breathed into the atmosphere, scientists concluded from a new research. Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology discovered evidence that small aerobic organisms could .
Jodie Foster helps keep search for aliens alive
AFP
LOS ANGELES — "Contact" star Jodie Foster was among donors helping to revive the 42 radio telescope dishes at a key California institute searching for extraterrestrial life, the group said Tuesday. The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) ...
Mozilla strokes coders with Firefox 6
Register
Mozilla has officially released Firefox 6, offering a new JavaScript editor and several other tools aimed at web developers. Over the weekend, the open source outfit posted the latest stable version of Firefox to its FTP servers, but the browser wasn't ..
Americans and Their Smartphones
PC Magazine
According to a new Pew Research survey, we love our smartphones--maybe a bit too much. By John C. Dvorak Pew Research rolled out its latest survey about how Americans use their cell phones. Now we are beginning to see how the newer smartphones change ..
HTC Expands Patent Suits Against Apple
Wall Street Journal
By Ian Sherr Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES SAN FRANCISCO (Dow Jones)--Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp. (2948.TW, HTCXF) claimed in a pair of new lawsuits that Apple Inc. (AAPL) has violated three of its patents, a move that expands the legal battles ...
Google Catalogs app: Shop with your fingertips
CNET
My real-life mailbox still gets jammed full of catalogs. There's always a spark of excitement when opening up the covers, but paper catalogs are disappointingly un-interactive. No matter how hard I poke at the pretty pictures with my fingers, ...
Yahoo uses Facebook to test six degrees of separation
San Jose Mercury News
By Mike Swift Yahoo (YHOO) and Facebook are joining forces to test an iconic 1960s-era social experiment that showed there are just six degrees of separation between most people on the planet. The world's population has almost doubled since social ...
Large Asteroid To Zoom Past Earth In Cosmic Close Call
Irish Weather Online
By Mark Dunphy - Wed Aug 17, 1:31 am The third near-earth asteroid of 2011 will pass between the moon and earth later this year, NASA has confirmed. The 575-foot-wide (175 metres) asteroid, which is more than one and a half times the length of a soccer
Most Windows Phone users have downloaded an Xbox Live game, Microsoft says
The Seattle Times
About 70 percent of all Windows Phone owners have downloaded an Xbox Live game, according to Microsoft, which today announced expected new updates to Xbox Live on Windows Phone "Mango." "Mango," the code name for the update of Windows Phone 7, ...
A New BlackBerry That Pushes Few Buttons
Wall Street Journal
By KATHERINE BOEHRET RIM has launched the first Blackberry with a true touchscreen, four years after Apple did the same with the iPhone. But WSJ's Katherine Boehret says other than the touchscreen, the Torch 9850 largely resembles previous models. ...
Google unveils new search feature, catalog shopping app
Xinhua
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- Google continued its newsy week on Tuesday, unveiling an improved search feature, an informative Chrome browser extension and a fresh catalog shopping app. According to its official blog, Google launched several ...
LinkedIn Revamps iOS, Android Apps
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius LinkedIn on Tuesday unveiled a revamped version of its mobile app for iOS and Android intended to provide you with faster access to the details you need most. The company said the updated apps are between two and 10 times faster ...
Apple's Spaceship Campus Is Larger Than The US Pentagon
SlashGear
Apple's massive “spaceship” campus will have a footprint that's larger than the US Pentagon and a diameter wider than the New York City Empire State Building laid on its side. The Mac Observer took the recently released floor plans and overlaid them ...
Apple cancels supply schedule of iPad 3 for 2H11
Digitimes
US-based tablet PC players Apple has recently canceled its iPad 3 supply schedule for the second half of 2011, forcing other tablet PC brand vendors that are set to launch same-level product to compete, to follow suit and delay their launch; however, ...
Report: Internet Explorer 9 Doesn't Suck
Escapist Magazine
Many people like to hate on Microsoft for the bloated mess that its browser became in the mid 2000s. The decline of Internet Explorer led to a resurgence in competitors not seen by Microsoft since Netscape Navigator. Many PC users left IE in droves for ...
ICANN Chief Beckstrom to Step Down
PCWorld
By Robert McMillan, IDG News The head of the organization chartered with managing some of the Internet's complex routing systems is stepping down. Rod Beckstrom, the president and CEO of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), ...
Dog Wars app for Android is Trojanized
CNET
An older version of a controversial Android app called "Dog Wars" has been modified to include a Trojan horse that takes actions without the device owner knowing it, according to security firm Symantec. The app sends a text message to everyone in the ...
GoDaddy Charging Massive Premiums for .XXX Domains
PC Magazine
By Mark Hachman GoDaddy.com has rolled out prices for the first .XXX domain names, with adult content providers charged as much as 17 times the cost of a standard .com domain name. GoDaddy, which claims to be the world's largest Web hosting provider, ...
ATandT Planning First LTE Devices For Aug. 21 Debut
eWeek
AT&T's first LTE-enabled devices will make their debut in the carrier's stores and online starting Aug. 21. There's more 4G hardware due in months to come. AT&T's first LTE/HSPA+ devices will reportedly arrive in the carrier's stores (and online) ...

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