03 August 2011

Calling from Gmail now in 38 languages, lower rates to over 150 destinations

Google is rolling out this feature over the next few days, so if it’s available in your country you’ll see a little green phone icon show up at the top of your chat list and you’ll be ready to make calls (you’ll need to install the voice and video plug-in if you haven’t already). If you're a Google Apps user, your domain administrator must have Google Voice and Google Checkout enabled in the administrator control panel in order to be able to use this feature. Calls to the U.S. or Canada placed within those countries will continue to be free at least for the rest of 2011. Calls to the U.S. or Canada placed from outside these countries will be charged $0.01 per minute (or €0.01, £0.01, C$0.01 per minute).


Facebook buys San Francisco e-book publisher Push Pop Press
San Jose Mercury News
By Jeremy C. Owens There is a "book" in Facebook, and the Palo Alto social network's newest acquisition is ready to work on it. Facebook has agreed to acquire San Francisco-based Push Pop Press, maker of this year's acclaimed e-book adaptation of Al ...
Skype for iPad Delivers on Video Calling Dreams [HANDS-ON]
Skype released its official iPad app earlier this week, offering iPad and iPad 2 users a way to chat by text, voice or video with their Skype pals. We took some time to test the app on our iPad 2 earlier today and found the app lives up to most of its ...
Google Buys Daily Deal Aggregator Dealmap
International Business Times
Google Inc. acquired Dealmap, a start-up company that aggregates hundreds of discounts from daily deal sites -- a market now dominated by sites like Groupon and LivingSocial. Dealmap, based in Menlo Park, California, confirmed the deal on its blog on ...
Space shuttle Columbia part found in East Texas
By the CNN Wire Staff Recovered debris from the space shuttle Columbia lies in a hangar at Kennedy Space Center in May 2003. (CNN) -- The recent drought has ruined millions of acres of farmland in Texas, turning lakes into mud puddles, but in the East ...
CORRECT: FCC Unveils Study Results To Help Consumers Choose Broadband
Wall Street Journal
("FCC Unveils Study Results To Help Consumers Choose Broadband," published 4:29 pm EDT, mischaracterized Verizon's FioS service. A corrected version follows:) The Federal Communications Commission has unveiled new broadband test results intended to ...
MotoActive Tipped as Athletic Oriented Android Watch for Motorola
Motorola has has one other Android-based device in its potential ranks before, that being the seemingly very similar Tracy XL, this name being in place because it was to be aimed at the lovers of said last name of the original wristwatch-clad Dick ...
Hidden Oxygen Discovered in Space
Christian Post
By Fionna Agomuoh | Christian Post Contributor Molecular oxygen has been discovered in deep space within the Orion nebula region. The mission, commissioned by the European Space Agency, was conducted at the Herschel Space Observatory. ...
New Android Trojan Records Phone Calls — Reminds you to wrap it up
Security researchers over at Computer Associates reported that a new trojan is on the rise in the Android marketplace titled “Golddream”. They've now discovered a variant that poses to be of even higher risk. Golddream's original “features” included ...
AOL launches personalized magazine app for iPad
Santa Cruz Sentinel
By RACHEL METZ AP SAN FRANCISCO -- Internet company AOL is trying to snatch a larger portion of the tablet computer audience by launching free iPad software that presents a customized, daily e-magazine that draws in content from all over the Web. ...
Six Reasons to Upgrade to OS X Lion Server
Most BYTE readers know that Apple has released OS X 10.7 Lion in July for $29.99, exclusively through the Mac App Store. Bet you don't know that Apple's OS X Lion Server is also selling at a decent price -- under $50. That price is a lot less than the ...
NSA Wants to Hire Hackers at DefCon
Escapist Magazine
The National Security Agency descends on the Las Vegas hacker convention looking for fresh blood to turn into "cyber warriors." DefCon is an annual gathering of hackers in Sin City which incongruously allows people who've only conversed in IRC chat ...
Google patches 30 Chrome bugs, adds Instant Pages
By Gregg Keizer Computerworld - Google patched 30 vulnerabilities in Chrome today, paying out the third-highest bounty total ever for the bugs that outsiders filed with its security team. The company packaged the patches with an update to Chrome 13, ...
Nissan Leaf trounces Chevy Volt in July sales, but will it last?
The Nissan Leaf once again crushed General Motors' Chevy Volt in sales in July, giving Nissan a nearly-2000 car edge in total sales. Nissan sold 931 all-electric battery-powered Leafs in July, bringing the total number of electric cars the company has ...
iPad competitors still can't match Apple's design efficiencies
Apple Insider
By AppleInsider Staff As hardware makers struggle to compete with the iPad in terms of sales, they also can't match Apple's design efficiency, which helps to keep the iPad's costs down, one analysis has found. IHS iSuppli this week revealed the results ...
Google+ attracts 25 mln visitors -comScore
By Alistair Barr SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 2 (Reuters) - Google Inc's (GOOG.O) new social network has attracted 25 million users, making it the fastest website to reach that audience size, according to data released on Tuesday by comScore (SCOR.O). ...
Frustrated Lithuanian Mayor Boards Tank, Crushes Car to Send Pro-Bike Message
Fox News
A Eastern European mayor frustrated over people illegally parking their luxury vehicles in his city's designated bike lanes boarded a tank to make sure his message would be heard "loud and clear." Arturas Zuokas, mayor of Vilnius, the capital of ..
Android and iPhone Shipments Skyrocketing
by Justin Rubio Android and Apple continue their reign of dominance in the smartphone market, both achievement very impressive shipment numbers through the second quarter of 2011. According to research firm IDC's Worldwide Mobile Phone Tracker report, ...
SpaceX wants to colonize planets
TG Daily
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk believes the human race should aspire to colonize the solar system, rather than just making do with inhabiting planet Earth. "Are we on the path to becoming a multi-planet species or not?" Musk asked rhetorically at a recent ...
US lawmaker challenges opposition to AT&T merger
By Jasmin Melvin WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chairman of the US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, urged the federal government to resist one-sided calls to block AT&T Inc's $39 billion plan to buy wireless rival T-Mobile USA. ...
American Express, Verizon team on mobile payments
San Francisco Chronicle
Honda expects to sell more Spadas and other vehicles during the remainder of the year. American Express Co. said it will let consumers make purchases on Verizon Wireless devices as the lender competes for mobile payments with rivals including Visa, ...
Seven Great Legal Technology Law Blogs · Robert Ambrogi's LawSites
By Robert Ambrogi
A big thanks to Natalie Huha for including this blog in 7 Great Legal Technology Law Blogs, a feature in the July 2011 Law Practice Today. It is a good list and I'm honored to be in the company of the other blogs she names. ...
Robert Ambrogi's LawSites
$1.2 Million Grant Funds Education in Science, Technology ...
By nationalsemi
August 2, 2011 – National Semiconductor Foundation recently partnered with organizations around the world in an effort to bolster science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs in academia – from teacher development to ...
Corporate Social Responsibility ...
Technology ushers in "Golden Age" for extroverts
By Jason Kottke
Technology ushers in "Golden Age" for extroverts. The web has been a real boon for introverts...the asynchonicity of email, the information-rich messaging of Twitter & Facebook, and the social acceptability of conducting much of one's ...kottke.org
ValueClick Buys Personalized Display Ad Technology Company Dotomi ...
By Leena Rao
After acquiring mobile ad network Greystripe earlier this year, the company is buying personalized adtechnology company Dotomi. The deal is valued at $295 million, consisting of approximately 55 percent in cash and 45 percent in ...TechCrunch
Unlimited Detail Real-Time Rendering Technology | Adverblog
By Mark
Unlimited Detail Real-Time Rendering Technology. August 2, 2011 at 11:14 by Mark comments. Gaming geeks take note – this is for you!! (there is more math in this vid than we are used to) Do you love gaming? Better graphics? ...Adverblog

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