21 August 2011

The TouchPad Finally Sells–At 80% Off

The TouchPad Finally Sells–At 80% Off
New York Times (blog)
By BY VERNE G. KOPYTOFF Hewlett-Packard finally found a way to get shoppers to buy its TouchPad tablet just days after pulling the plug on it because of poor sales – a steep discount. A liquidation sale on Saturday set off a buying frenzy that HP's ...
Oldest 'microfossils' raise hopes for life on Mars
Washington Post
By Brian Vastag, The hunt for the most ancient example of life on Earth has a pungent new contender: Sulfur-belching microbes fossilized in 3.4-billion-year-old western Australian sandstone. The find bodes well for the search for life on Mars, ...
Domino: iPad 3, iOS 5 release date in 2011 danger as iPhone 5 drags on
Beatweek Magazine
by Bill Palmer Scratch August off the list, but hope remains supreme for the iPhone 5 release date to commence in the early part of the month following. However that's merely the best case scenario, as the fifth generation iPhone could run the gamut ...
New Data Spill Shows Risk Of Online Health Records
by AP Until recently, medical files belonging to nearly 300000 Californians sat unsecured on the Internet for the entire world to see. There were insurance forms, Social Security numbers and doctors' notes. Among the files were summaries that spelled ...
BART Addresses Public As More Protests Loom
KTVU San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO -- With the threat of another disruptive protest looming, BART officials issued a letter to BART customers Saturday defending BART's decision to interrupt cellphone service to prevent a protest on Aug. 11, and announcing that the issue ...
Morton's Delivers Joking Tweeter a Free Steak at Airport
PC Magazine
By David Murphy Send a tweet, get a steak. Seems like a simple and beautiful premise—feel free to substitute "steak" for "delicious vegetable dinner" if that's your persuasion. But Peter Shankman likes steak. Specifically, steak from Morton's: The ...
Samsung Galaxy S2 copycats iPhone 4 even worse than Tab 10.1 does iPad
Beatweek Magazine
by Timmy Falcon It's a Samsung smartphone. No, it's the iPhone 4. No wait, maybe it's a Samsung iPhone. As it turns out, you had it right the first time when it comes to the new Samsung Galaxy S2, although your eyes (and courts around the world) will ...
Skype To Acquire Year-old Group Messaging Service GroupMe
Washington Post
By TechCrunch.com, Skype will acquire group messaging service GroupMe, a service that was born at a hackathon at TechCrunch Disrupt in New York in 2010. GroupMe was founded by Jared Hecht and Steve Martocci. The terms of the deal, including price, ...
Nielsen survey suggests most Android apps are just taking up space
Mobot.net (blog)
The Android market may be packed with more than a quarter of a million apps these days, but nearly half of all the time spent using apps is devoted to just 10 of them. A new Nielsen study reveals that the 10 most popular Android apps account for a full ...
Key HP Executives Had No Idea What Was About to Happen with WebOS
Down the rabbit hole we go, to where tablets last six weeks on the market, great mobile OS's are put out to pasture before their time, and HP executives are not told of doomed tablets until days before their demise. It's the world of HP's consumer-side ...
Ocean Current Could Lead To Cooling Of Northern Hemisphere Climate
Irish Weather Online
By Mark Dunphy - Sun Aug 21, 9:39 pm The research vessel Knorr navigates the Iceland Sea while taking measurements of the Jet. Image WHOI An international team of researchers has confirmed the presence of a deep-reaching ocean circulation system off ...
Conn. researcher finds way to stop spread of invasive 'burning bush ...
STEPHANIE REITZ AP HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Researchers say they've found a way to curb the invasive tendencies of the popular burning bush shrub without sacrificing its blazing autumn hues. The ornamental bush generates $38 million in sales nationwide...
'Binary Domain' to release in February 2012, says Sega
Digital Spy
By Mark Langshaw, Gaming / Comics Reporter The squad-based shooter will be released for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in February 2012, the studio has confirmed. Binary Domain was designed by Yakuza creator Toshihiro Nagoshi. ...
Schumer Wants FCC, Providers To Disable Stolen Cellphones
Cellphone thefts are on the rise in New York, and the state's senior senator wants providers to work harder at securing stolen phones. Senator Charles Schumer said two out of five property thefts in the city involve cellphones....
Smartphone and video games 'help parents to bond with children'
Playing video games and using smartphones are helping parents and children bond, according to new university research. Four in five parents described playing video games with their children as “quality time”, while 32 per cent of parents play computer ...
ISS Astronaut Provides 3D Snapshot Of Space
Irish Weather Online
By Mark Dunphy - Sun Aug 21, 5:36 am An ESA-developed camera transmitted live-streaming 3D images for the first time in the history of space travel. On 6 August, NASA astronaut Ron Garan operated the Erasmus Recording Binocular (ERB-2) camera in ...
To a new home, keep 200 years free for trip
Calcutta Telegraph
Within 12 weeks, a US government agency will make the first decisions about flying mankind to the nearest inhabitable planet, and whether we leave the solar system in giant tankers or personal “space yachts”, in deep sleep or in frozen embryos. ...
Scientists reveal health benefits of breeding with Neanderthals
Pakistan Daily Times
Humans rose to dominance across the world after breeding with Neanderthals, according to new research. Interbreeding between the two species between 65000 and 90000 years ago speeded up modern man's rapid rise to the head of the evolutionary tree, ...
No need to fear the vampire ... bat
Los Angeles Times
Pity the poor vampire bat. It's bad enough that it's called a vampire bat, but lately the creature has been in need of some spin control. Last week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that about a year ago a young man in the US died ...
Technology and altruism: Social media can bring out the best in ...
By Nancy Messieh
Technology, Altruism and Social . ... Technology and altruism: Social media can bring out the best in people… but does the cause matter? coffee ... It's very easy to put technology and social media to work for a good cause. So what are a few ...
The Next Web
Mark Changizi, Ph.D.: Is Language a Technology?
By Mark Changizi, Ph.D.
We humans have speech because spoken words have culturally evolved to sound like nature. We speak because we've been nature-harnessed, not because we evolved to speak.
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Inmarsat launches new FleetBroadband technology — The Gadgeteer
By Julie
I live out in the 'sticks' of Brown County, Indiana. My only option for broadband has been satellite or a T1 line. I opted for the T1 line a few years ago. What happens though if you're an Alaskan crab.
The Gadgeteer
Intel's new transistor technology — 3D Tri-gate (Ivy Bridge ...
By kashyapc
It'll be interesting to see what level of impact does this innovative transistor technologycalled 3D Tri-gate will have on Virtualization(KVM based). Apparently, the upcoming processors will be nearly 40% more faster than the current generation ...
Kashyap Chamarthy
Juvenile defendants help seniors tackle technology | The Associated ...
By The Associated Press
Florida juvenile offenders are partnering up with seniors to teach them computer skills through a teen court program. The program offers teenage defendants in the diversion program sentences that include things like jail tours, essays and ...
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Apple gets with the wireless revolution — Mobile Technology News
By Morten Grauballe
Apple's latest transformation is complete. By delivering its first firmware over-the-air (FOTA) iOS 5 beta update in July, Apple freed its wireless consumers from being tethered to a PC or Mac to receive firmware updates. And it's helped made ...
GigaOM — Tech News, Analysis...
PRI: Public Radio International - Technology
Technology,PRI: Public Radio International. ... The future of medical record technology. Google announced last week that they would close the doors on Google ...
Technology - Breaking News - Read Online or Subscribe
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Future of Technology - IBM unveils brain-like chip
Computer chips with worm-like intelligence were unveiled today by researchers at IBM, a breakthrough, they say, on the road to creating computers that function ...
HP TouchPad mania: TouchPads selling out in U.S. at $99.99 ...
HP TouchPad Mania: The HP TouchPad is selling out online in the U.S. and Canada at $99.99. Hewlett Packard's HP TouchPad is finally enjoying a sales boom ...
Crazy: 90 Percent of People Don't Know How to Use CTRL+F ...
Google's resident search anthropologist, Dan Russell, dropped this incredible statistic on us. And no, he couldn't believe it either.
BBC News - IBM produces first 'brain chips'
IBM has developed a microprocessor which it claims comes closer than ever to replicating the human brain.

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