18 August 2011

Skype Wi-Fi comes to iOS devices


Skype Wi-Fi comes to iOS devices
CNET
The company said Wednesday that its Skype Wi-Fi app, formerly called Skype Access, will soon be a free app in the Apple Store, allowing iPhone, iPod Touch (running iOS 4.1 and above) and iPad users to connect to over 1 million Wi-Fi hotspots around the ...
BlackBerry redux: RIM polishes up the familiar with three new phones
Washington Post
By Joshua Topolsky, It can't be easy to be Research in Motion right now. The smartphone company's numbers have been on a steady decline, its two CEOs are under pressure to explain their strategies and justify their positions, and its last two major ...
Motorola's new Droid HD makes cameo alongside Droid Bionic
Engadget
By Amar Toor posted Aug 17th 2011 4:12AM We've just received a fascinating set of photos from a sharp-eyed tipster, who sent along images of what appear to be Motorola's Droid Bionic and, most alluringly, that rumored handset known as the Droid HD ...
New BlackBerrys will please old fans; will it lure new ones?
USA Today
By Edward C. Baig, USA TODAY In recent months, the Canadian maker of BlackBerry devices has suffered plunging profits, layoffs, executive departures and shrinking market share for its once-iconic smartphones, especially in the face of fierce ...
Head of Net's Address System to Leave
New York Times
By ERIC PFANNER Rod Beckstrom, chief executive of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, which oversees the Internet address system, plans to leave the organization next July. Mr. Beckstrom plans to complete his three-year contract ...
Apple Loses Mobile Ad VP Andy Miller
Digital Media Wire
Cupertino, Calif. — Andy Miller, Apple's vice president of mobile advertising, has plans to leave the company according to a report in AllThingsD today. Sources told AllThingsD that Miller plans to become a general partner at Highland Capital, ...
Moon may be younger than thought, study says
Los Angeles Times
An analysis of a lunar rock raises questions about when and how the moon was formed. It may be 200 million years younger than widely believed. The moon rises over Los Angeles City Hall. The new analysis could leave scientists who model the moon's...
Mystery of diseased coral solved: Human feces to blame
msnbc.com
This elkhorn coral off Key West, Fla., is infected with a disease caused by the fecal coliform bacterium Serratia marcescens. By Wynne Parry LiveScience Senior Writer A strange new menace has joined the long list of threats to corals, ...
Apple Should Delay the iPhone 5 Until 2012: 10 Reasons Why
eWeek
By Don Reisinger on 2011-08-17 Rumors are swirling that Apple will launch its next iPhone, the iPhone 5, in September or October. So far, however, Apple hasn't said when it will actually release the iPhone 5, making some wonder if the company will ...
'Bulletproof Human Skin' Made From Spider Silk
Fox News
A bulletproof human skin successfully stopped low-velocity bullets, but was still pierced by regular velocity bullets such as this one. Take a pinch of Spider-Man's webbing, add some human skin cells, and you just may end up with skin worthy of ...
Survey: Tablet Buyers Only Have Eyes for the iPad
PC Magazine
By Damon Poeter Current tablet owners and prospective buyers alike overwhelmingly have their eyes on just one company's device for future purchases—Apple's iPad. Some 93 percent of consumers who already own a tablet own an iPad, according to a new ...
Cadillac plans electric vehicle
Los Angeles Times
Cadillac said earlier this month that it plans to come out with a compact luxury car aimed squarely at BMW's highly successful 3-series models. Now the upscale arm of General Motors Co. also plans an electric compact car. The Cadillac ELR will use a ...
Jodie Foster keeps real-life hunt for aliens alive
The Guardian
She played a scientist who uncovers evidence of extraterrestrial life in 1997's Contact. Yesterday it was revealed that the Oscar-winning actor Jodie Foster is engaged in a real-life bid to prove that we are not alone in the universe after the Search ...
Apple's iPhone Users in South Korea Claim Data Collection Breached Privacy
Bloomberg
By Jun Yang - Wed Aug 17 06:46:45 GMT 2011 A group of South Korean users of Apple Inc. (AAPL)'s iPhone sued the company in a local court, claiming it invaded their privacy by allowing the smartphone to collect location data without their consent. ...
Breathing new life into Earth
The Hindu
Very early in Earth's history, O{-2} was a rare — if not completely absent — player in the turbulent mix of primordial gases. It wasn't until the 'Great Oxidation Event' (GOE), nearly 2.3 billion years ago, when oxygen made any measurable dent in the ...
Dnepr rocket boosts seven satellites into Earth orbit
Spaceflight Now
BY STEPHEN CLARK Seven small satellites to serve organizations on four continents rocketed out of a missile silo in Russia and roared into orbit Wednesday on top of a Dnepr rocket. The Dnepr rocket blasted off from an underground missile silo in ..
Amid melting ice, Navy assesses strategic demands in Arctic
Stars and Stripes
By Geoff Ziezulewicz The Los Angeles-class submarine USS Annapolis (SSN 760) breaks through three feet of ice while participating in Ice Exercise (ICEX 2009) in the Arctic Ocean. NAPLES, Italy — The Navy has completed its latest assessment of the..
Farmville Maker Zynga Sued Over Patent Infringement
Tom's Guide
Claiming patent infringement, Agincourt Gaming is seeking monetary damages and asking the court to shut down twelve Zyngas games... including Farmville. History books – if they haven't already – will probably label the 1980s as the "Music Video Era" ...
Apple, Qualcomm, others eye InterDigital: sources
Reuters
The Apple Inc corporate logo is pictured on the rear side of the company's Macbook Air notebook computer in Virginia, August 10, 2011. By Nadia Damouni and Sinead Carew NEW YORK (Reuters) - Apple Inc, Nokia and Qualcomm Inc are among several technology ...
Gamescom 2011: Borderlands 2 First-Look Preview
GameSpot
By Shaun McInnis, GameSpot Gearbox is hardly taking the easy route with its next off-the-wall hybrid of first-person shooter and RPG. If Borderlands was an example of how far an original concept and a terrific sense of humor can take a game, ...
Hands On: Google's Mysterious Photovine Photo-Sharing App Unveiled
PC Magazine
The mysterious Photovine app from Slide, a Google-owned company, is now live and we take a look at the new photo-sharing service. By Chloe Albanesius Earlier this summer, a Google-backed photo-sharing site called Photovine popped up online, ...
Google Updates Sitelinks in Search Results - gHacks Technology News
By Martin Brinkmann
So called sitelinks are displayed if a specific search term has an authority site associated with it. If you search for Ghacks for instance, you will notice.
gHacks Technology News | Latest...
Using Appropriate Technology for Sustainable Economic Development ...
By Kathy Fairchild
The goal of Appropriate Technology (AT) is to increase the standard of living for the developing world without requiring excessive resources and to use.
The Innovation DiariesThe Innovation...
China already has advanced stealth technology | China Military ...
By admin
2011-08-17 (China Military News cited from thenews.com.pk and by Muhammad Saleh Zaafir) -- China is not interested in acquiring the stealth technology currently being used by the United States for its flying machines as it has already ...
China Military Power Mashup

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