19 August 2011

HP Quitting Personal Computers


HP Explores Quitting Computers as Profits Slide
Wall Street Journal
By BEN WORTHEN, JUSTIN SCHECK and GINA CHON Hewlett-Packard Co., the world's largest personal-computer maker, is exploring a spinoff of its PC business, an about-face that highlights how growth has pivoted from the computers that so long ruled the ...
Sun's singing helps researchers predict sunspots
San Jose Mercury News
By Jane J. Lee Amid the solar flares and bursts of charged particles showered on our planet by the sun in the past couple weeks, the star our world revolves around has been quietly singing. The sun's superheated gases produce sound waves, ...
AT&T streamlining individual messaging plans August 21st, leaving unlimited as ...
Engadget
BY BRAD MOLEN Do not adjust your computer screen, because the screenshot you're seeing above is real. Confirmed by multiple sources, we've exclusively learned that AT&T -- the protagonist of choice -- is trimming its individual messaging packages from ...
NASA Maps Antarctic Ice Flow (PHOTO and ANIMATION)
International Business Times
By Gabriel Perna | August 18, 2011 5:54 PM EDT For the first time, NASA researchers have mapped the speed and direction of ice flow in Antarctica. The researchers from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif., and the University of ...
IBM To Develop Computers That Can Issue a Tsunami Warning, Spot Spoiled Food
International Business Times
IBM continues to dominate the field of artificial intelligence with the development of "cognitive computers" that can learn and make decisions -- but the company insists it is not trying to simulate an actual human brain. "Each neuron in the brain is a ...
First Firefox 7 Beta Promises Dramatically Lower Memory Use
PC Magazine
By Mark Hachman Mozilla has released the first beta of Firefox 7, and the first to implement Memshrink, which can cut Firefox's memory usage by almost fifty percent. The new Firefox Beta for Windows, Mac and Linux is available for download, ...
China Mobile 2nd-Quarter Profit Rises 7% on Data Traffic; Beats Estimate
Bloomberg
By Bloomberg News - Thu Aug 18 09:24:17 GMT 2011 A woman uses a mobile phone as she walks past a China Mobile Ltd. store in Shanghai, China. A woman uses a mobile phone as she walks past a China Mobile Ltd. store in Shanghai, China. ...
BART board to tackle cell phone blackout policy
San Jose Mercury News
By Denis Cuff BART directors could begin discussions as early as next week on how and when to sanction cellphone service blackouts to thwart protests -- a thorny issue involving free speech rights and passenger safety. The move comes as BART critics ...
BlackBerry Bold 9930: First Impressions
PC Magazine
By Michael J. Miller I've been looking forward to trying the new generation of BlackBerry smartphones, particularly with the new BlackBerry 7 operating system. I just got in one of the first devices, a Verizon-based Bold 9930 (which other than the ...
Temps push animal, plant species to higher elevations
USA Today
By Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY Increasing temperatures are pushing plant and animal species to move uphill and northward at much faster rates than scientists realized. A study published in today's edition of the journal Science finds that, overall, ...
Google Maps weather layer is strangely dissapointing
VentureBeat
Google has finally added weather data to their maps, but is this really the best they can do? The new weather layer on Google Maps, launched today, displays current temps and conditions in cities and towns around the world. Clicking or tapping on the ...
Apple investigating augmented reality for improved iPhone Maps
Apple Insider
By Neil Hughes Apple may update its Maps application for iPhone with augmented reality, allowing users to view information, like street names, displayed in unison with live images from the device's camera. Apple's interest in the feature was revealed ...
Nielsen: Most Android apps used sparingly
BetaNews
By Ed Oswald | Published August 18, 2011, 8:10 PM Apple and Google like to puff out their chest frequently on the number of apps in their respective app stores. But a new study from Nielsen suggests that may be irrelevant. ...
Report: Apple Overtakes HP in Mobile PC Market Share
CRN
By Amy Berryhill, CRN Apple overtook HP and became the mobile PC market leader in the second quarter of 2011, research firm Display Search said in a report released Thursday. According to Display Search's report, which includes both notebooks and ..
EA Launches The Sims Social On Facebook
Forbes
I cover the social web/social networking, Internet start-ups and other Silicon Valley topics. I was previously a reporter for Dow Jones VentureWire, where I covered venture capital and Internet start-up companies, from search engines to seed investing ...
You bought HP TouchPad, it's discontinued, now what?
BetaNews
By Joe Wilcox | Published August 18, 2011, 7:56 PM Six weeks after the first TouchPads reached retail and two months after preorders started, HP killed the tablet. That's right -- in a stunning announcement made just a few hours ago. ...
Snubbed: iPhone 5 release date on tap ASAP, but some must wait longer
Beatweek Magazine
by Johnny Major Like a guy down on his luck, the iPhone 5 has spent the past few months not being able to get a date. A release date, that is. But that's changed now that we're entering that stretch of the calendar year in which the gig is up by ...
Report: Apple Eyes Purchase of Interdigital to Fuel Future Lawsuits
DailyTech
Apple is on the lookout for more patents to protect its mobile cash cow. (Source: Business Insider) InterDigital, Inc. (IDCC) stands a gleaming target for acquisition with its 8800 patents. Its intellectual property war chest includes patents on key 3G ...
Display Author Profile Photos On Google Search - gHacks Technology ...
By Martin Brinkmann
Maybe you have spotted one of the recent changes on Google search results pages already. Some website listings, Lifehacker's for instance, display an author.
gHacks Technology News | Latest...
92YTribeca Hosts Annual "GeekDown" - NY1.com
92YTribeca Hosts Annual "GeekDown" | The Tech Beat on NY1 News, Time Warner Cable's 24-hour newschannel, covers personal technology in New York City.
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