10 August 2011

Symbian handsets will soon be pulled from US shelves, Nokia says


Symbian handsets will soon be pulled from US shelves, Nokia says
Christian Science Monitor
Symbian is set to be replaced in Canada and the US by the Windows Phone 7 OS. Symbian, long Nokia's mobile operating system of choice, will soon be replaced by the Windows Phone 7 OS. Here, a user holds a phone running Symbian. ...
Japan Tsunami Broke Off Antarctica Icebergs Twice the Size of Manhattan [VIDEO]
International Business Times
The tsunami generated by the powerful earthquake that shook Japan on March 11 sent waves an entire hemisphere away that sliced off about 50 square miles of icebergs in Antarctica that were twice the surface area of Manhattan, NASA scientists say. ...
Facebook Offers App for Mobile Messaging
Wall Street Journal
By SHAYNDI RAICE Facebook Inc. launched a rare piece of standalone software, a messaging app for smartphones that highlights a widening battle over mobile users. Facebook Messenger, which was announced Tuesday on the company's blog, is designed to ...
Samsung blindsided by Apple's EU tablet injunction
CNET
Following this morning's news about Apple winning a preliminary injunction against Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Europe, Samsung has responded by saying that not only did the company never hear about the filing in the first place, but that it also never...
Apple briefly surpasses Exxon as most valuable U.S. company
San Jose Mercury News
By Troy Wolverton Apple (AAPL) is already the most valuable technology company in the world. For a brief period on Tuesday, it was the top valued company of any kind -- a position it may reach again as soon as Wednesday. The iPhone maker ended regular ...
Newspaper giant Tribune Co. developing tablet device
CNN
By Mark Milian, CNN The Los Angeles Times' app is available for download in the Android market, seen here on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. (CNN) -- Hoping to take a small slice from Apple's big pie, newspaper publishers are developing tablet computers ...
Amazon Cloud Outage: What Can Be Learned?
InformationWeek
Primary and backup power systems fail when lightning strikes EC2 data center in Dublin. Could customers have braced for this unusual event? By Charles Babcock InformationWeek A lightning strike in Dublin, Ireland knocked Amazon's European cloud ...
DNA in Meteorites Suggests Life Came from Space
International Business Times
Scientists have new evidence that life on Earth may have come from space after finding essential building blocks of DNA in meteorites discovered in Antarctica. All living things rely on DNA to store and pass on genetic information, and one of the 
Biggest solar flare in years erupts on sun but there's limited impact
Washington Post
By AP, LOS ANGELES — The sun unleashed a powerful solar flare early Tuesday, the largest in nearly five years. Scientists say the eruption took place on the side of the sun that was not facing Earth, so there'll be little impact to satellites and ...
Microsoft patches 1990s-era 'Ping of Death'
Computerworld
By Gregg Keizer Computerworld - Microsoft today issued 13 security updates that patched 22 vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer, Windows, Office and other software, including one that harked back two decades to something dubbed "Ping of Death. ...
First fuel-efficiency and greenhouse-gas emissions standards for trucks announced
Los Angeles Times
President Obama and truck makers reach agreement on fuel economy and pollution standards for big rigs, work trucks and other heavy-duty vehicles. The regulations announced by President Obama call for reductions on fuel consumption and greenhouse-gas ...
Google's Ice Cream May Arrive in October
Tom's Guide
With Microsoft's Mango update and Apple's iPhone 5 slated for an October release, it's no wonder that Google wants Android 2.4 on devices during that same timeframe. BGR has reportedly received word that Google is pushing to get Android 2.4 "Ice Cream ...
"Anonymous" vows to "kill" Facebook
CBS News
<[> The drama queens are at it again - and this time, the target of their collective ire is none other than...Facebook? "Your medium of communication you all so dearly adore will be destroyed," a speaker representing the hacktivist group Anonymous says ...
Perseid meteor shower peaks in the early hours of Saturday
San Jose Mercury News
By Jane J. Lee A 30-minute exposure of meteors over Joshua Tree National Park in 1998. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon) Although it's not raining spacemen, the Perseid Meteor Shower has been raining space dust on us earthlings since mid-July. ...
Rodinia Supercontinent Evidence: Study Points To Pre-Pangea Mega Landmass
Huffington Post
Scientists have found further evidence that North America and East Antarctica were linked 1.1 billion years ago, forming a supercontinent called Rodinia. It would have existed before the more widely know supercontinent of Pangaea had formed. ...
Latest Phantom Camera Shoots Hi-Def Video More Than Twice As Slow As Before
Popular Science
By Dan Nosowitz Posted 08.09.2011 at 11:51 am 2 Comments Vision Research, makers of the Phantom line of cameras that we love so thoroughly, just announced two new additions to the Phantom family, the v1210 and the laughably powerful v1610. ...
Ten-year old hacker finds vulnerabilities in mobile games
Digitaltrends.com
A 10-year old California girl is the world's newest famous hacker. Going by the name CyFi, the preteen found a way to exploit a vulnerability in numerous mobile apps by tinkering with mobile devices' system clocks. She presented her work at the first ...
DirecTV Defeats Comcast Bid for Court Order Blocking Ads for NFL Programs
Bloomberg
By Andrew Harris - Tue Aug 09 23:58:54 GMT 2011 DirecTV (DTV), the largest US satellite- television provider, defeated a bid by Comcast Corp. (CMCSA) for a court order blocking its advertisements for National Football League game packages. ...
Motorola: We'd Work With Microsoft If We Could Get That Nokia Deal (MMI, MSFT ...
San Francisco Chronicle
In other words -- a big up-front payment of at least $2 billion, marketing assistance, freedom to customize the software, and early looks at future versions of Microsoft's phone software. A sweet deal to be sure, but it's a change in tone for Motorola ...
China says it's being attacked, too
ZDNet Australia
By AAP on August 10th, 2011 (43 mins ago) Nearly 500000 cyber attacks were aimed at computers in China last year, and almost half originated overseas, the government said, following recent suggestions that Beijing might be behind long-term security ...
Video: The National - “Exile Vilify”
TwentyFourBit
The winners of Portal 2 and the National's “Exile Vilify” video contest were announced today, despite weeks spent trapped in a “seemingly intractable stalemate” between organizers over the recipients of the first and second place prizes. ...
Apple demands role in Lodsys lawsuit case against app developers
Pocket Gamer.Biz
by Keith Andrew It's little wonder Lodsys requested Apple be barred from its multifaceted case against developers employing in-app purchases (IAPs), given the power of its corporate lawyers. It's the firm's view that Apple's interest in the case is ...

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