12 August 2011

Google and Facebook face-off in social games


Google and Facebook face-off in social games
Reuters
People walk past a logo next to the main entrance of the Google building in Zurich March 9, 2011. By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook is not the only game in town anymore. The world's largest Internet social network moved on Thursday ...
Vodafone suspends Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales
Telegraph.co.uk
Chipmakers and technology manufacturers stand to lose out after Apple secured an injunction banning Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 from sale. By Katherine Rushton Vodafone, the telecoms giant, has suspended pre-orders of the tablet computer after the ...
Facebook Removes 'Credible Threats of Violence' After London Riots
PC Magazine
By Mark Hachman Facebook said Thursday afternoon that it has "ensured any credible threats of violence are removed from Facebook" following Prime Minister David Cameron's call for a social media crackdown. UK Prime Minister David Cameron said Thursday ...
LinkedIn Hurries to Address Privacy Spat
PCWorld
By James Niccolai, IDG News LinkedIn will make changes to a "social advertising" feature that sparked criticism for using members' names and photographs in advertisements on its website. After a day of mounting criticism, the social networking service ..
Apple pictures iOS on your wall
Register
Apple has filed a patent application for an entirely new type of user interface that combines pico projectors, inter-device communications, and gesture recognition. The filing, "Projected display shared workspaces", envisions users interacting with ...
Dell Packs 4G LTE in New Vostro V131 Laptop
PCWorld
By Agam Shah, IDG News Dell has announced the ultrathin Vostro V131 laptop, which will come an optional LTE card for 4G mobile broadband connectivity. Starting at US$499, the V131 is the latest addition to Dell's Vostro line-up for small and ...
Better cell phone battery life? Recapture wasted LCD backlighting
Ars Technica
By Casey Johnston | Published August 11, 2011 5:15 PM Researchers have combined photovoltaics with LCD screens in a way that could help bolster the battery life of cell phones, UCLA announced Tuesday. By equipping the phones' LCD displays with ...
Intel: Apple Threatened To Dump Us (INTC, AAPL)
San Francisco Chronicle
The article makes it sound like the relationship is solid again thanks to the new chip roadmap Intel announced in May. But a report from SemiAccurate in May also said that Apple has already decided to dump Intel from its notebooks by 2013. ...
RPT-Chinese authorities find 22 more fake Apple stores
Reuters
Aug 11 (Reuters) - Authorities in China's southwestern city of Kunming have identified another 22 unauthorised Apple retailers weeks after a fake of the company's store in the city sparked an international storm. China's Administration for Industry and ...
'Grand Theft Auto' creator's next game explores 1979 Iran revolution
CNN
By Michael Saba, Special to CNN 1979 was marked by the overthrow of the shah of Iran by a populist revolt and the rise of a fundamentalist Islamic state. (CNN) -- Vice City. San Andreas. Liberty City. Tehran. Three of these locales are instantly ...
Ubisoft's Just Dance 2 Surpasses 5 Million Sales At US Retail
Gamasutra
by Tom Curtis [Console/PC, Business] To coincide with today's NPD report, Nintendo announced that Ubisoft's Just Dance 2 has surpassed 5 million sales at US retail, making it the first third-party Wii title to reach this milestone in the history of the ...
Audi e-tron E1 (Source: Motorauthority)
DailyTech
A very odd-looking car was spied in Berlin this week. The tiny car was wearing wild camouflage that new models are often seen in to hide their dimensions from spy photographers. The vehicle in this instance was a peculiar, very small car wearing the...
My Three Week Review of the 2011 Macbook Air
iSource
by brad0885 on August 11th, 2011 As a school principal and teacher, my computer is my constant companion. From answering emails in my office to showing Keynote slideshows in the classroom, I am using my computer almost constantly throughout the day. ...
Help Hunt the Higgs with LHC@home 2.0
Discovery News
We've hunted for intelligent extraterrestrial signals, searched for cancer cures and even looked for cosmic gravitational waves... all from the comfort of our homes. This is all thanks to "citizen science" projects that use the idle time of home ...
Westfield Malls Unveils Unveils App for When You Shop
Mashable
Westfield Malls has taken the wraps off of an in-mall shopping app for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry devices that is both simple and useful — two adjectives that rarely apply to apps in the fashion and shopping category. The app leverages Google's ...
Viacom, Cablevision settle suit
Investor's Business Daily
The media giant had sued for millions in damages and to prevent Cablevision (CVC) from offering an app that lets subscribers watch Viacom (VIAB) programming on Apple's (AAPL) iPad. Terms of the settlement weren't disclosed. Cablevision rolled out the ...
AT&T Boosts T-Mobile Case as a Poll Finds Increased Doubts
BusinessWeek
By Todd Shields and Sara Forden Aug. 11 (Bloomberg) -- AT&T Inc. is working to strengthen its case with regulators reviewing its proposed $39 billion purchase of T-Mobile USA Inc., as an analyst survey found falling expectations for approval. ...
Report: Sony and LG settle infringement claims
Digitaltrends.com
LG and Sony have reached a cross licensing deal that puts an end to patent infringement suits over LG's mobile phones, televisions, and the PlayStation 3 Blu-ray drive. In an era where a good portion of the technology industry seems dedicated to doing ...
Motorola signals intent to begin patent action against other Android licensees
Apple Insider
By Daniel Eran Dilger While Google has accused Apple, Microsoft and Oracle of a conspiracy to bring down its Android platform using patent infringement claims, Google's own licensees are suing each other, with Motorola intimating its intent to join ...
Twitter makes it easier for users to track themselves
Reuters
By Jake Weinraub LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Twitter unveiled two new features on Wednesday to help users better monitor their corner of the social media universe. Now users can find out who is responding to their tweets and keep up on the Twitter ...
Apple to Launch Cheaper iCloud-Based iPhone? [RUMOR]
Mashable
Another day, another iPhone 5 rumor? Not quite. The Apple rumor making the rounds Thursday is that the company will launch a low-cost iPhone 4 alongside the iPhone 5. The new device will have substantially reduced flash storage, and may be so cheap to .
Coal-black alien planet is darkest ever seen
msnbc.com
The distant exoplanet TrES-2b, shown here in an artist's conception, is darker than the blackest coal. This Jupiter-sized world reflects less than one percent of the light that falls on it, making it blacker than any planet or moon in our solar system. ...
Global Technology M&A Nearly Doubles
By Chris Marlowe
The aggregate value of global technology mergers and acquisitions nearly doubled between the first and second quarters of 2011. This growth was driven primarily by industry consolidation and by ongoing disruptive innovation in areas ...
Digital Media Wire | connecting...
Disney demonstrates groundbreaking tactile gaming technology ...
By Ben Maxwell
"Although we have only implemented Surround Haptics with a gaming chair to date, the technologycan be easily embedded into clothing, gloves, sports equipment and mobile computing devices," said Disney Research senior research scientist ...
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