31 August 2011

Google restores offline abilities for Gmail, Docs, and Calendar


Google restores offline abilities for Gmail, Docs
CNET
After months of delay, Google this week will let people use Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar even when they're offline, a key feature for making the company's cloud-computing vision more practical. And Google knows it. ...
HTC JetStream Brings LTE Tablet Power To AT&T
InformationWeek
AT&T and HTC announced a new Android tablet that features a 10.1-inch display, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, and Long Term Evolution 4G. By Eric Zeman InformationWeek The HTC JetStream is the first tablet device to support AT&T's yet-to-be-launched Long ...
Burnout Crash Gets a September 20 Release Date
1UP.com
By Chris Pereira, 08/31/2011 New downloadable Burnout game Burnout Crash will be out in just a few weeks, Electronic Arts announced today. As the name implies, Burnout Crash takes the Crash mode seen in several previous Burnout titles and turns it into ...
Flickr's New 'Geofence' Settings Protect Your Geo Privacy
Wired News
By Scott Gilbertson The popular photo sharing website Flickr has introduced a new way to geotag your photos without revealing your location to the entire web. Flickr's new “Geofence” settings give users more granular control over their geotagged photos...
Nokia's Ovi wunderkind is off ... to Nokia-backed Vision+
Register
By Andrew Orlowski • Get more from this author One of Nokia's high flyers is leaving the company – but will still be spending Nokia's money. Tero Ojanper√§, an executive vice president, member of the core Leadership Team (and, don't forget, ...
Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano blasts out ash
abc13.com
MEXICO CITY, Mexico -- The Popocatepetl volcano south of Mexico City is shooting blasts of ash from its crater. Mexico's national disaster prevention agency says the volcano has spewed ash more than a half mile (a kilometer) into the sky four times ...
US DOJ files suit to block AT&T, T-Mobile merger — Mobile ...
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The future is here: Sony introduces 3-D headset for TV, games
SiliconValley.com
By Yuri Kageyama AP A model wears a 60000 yen ($800) HMZ personal 3-D viewer during a news conference at Sony headquarters in Tokyo Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011. Sony Corp. says it will start selling a head mounted display that provides a 3-D theater of ...
Samsung Galaxy S II Aims to Raise Bar for Google Android
eWeek
Samsung's Galaxy S II aims to not only raise the bar for Google Android devices, but offer significant competition to the upcoming Apple iPhone 5. Samsung might find itself in a legal brawl with Apple over alleged patent infringement, ...
Sony Vaio S notebook series breaks cover
SlashGear
Sony has whipped out a new line of notebook computers that have all sorts of features that folks wanting a thin and portable notebook will appreciate. The new machines are the Vaio S series and the series has a 15.5-inch LCD making them interesting to ...
Nokia's first Windows Phone spied in leaked photo with blurry specs
SlashGear
Nokia's very first Windows Phone 7 Mango handset has made an appearance in what's purported to be a leaked carrier presentation sheet. Codenamed “Sea Ray,” the handset first surfaced in an internal company video of Nokia CEO Stephen Elop introducing ...
Scientists: New Alloy Could Produce Hydrogen Fuel From Sunlight
International Business Times
By IBTimes Staff Reporter | August 31, 2011 1:07 PM EDT Scientists have determined that an inexpensive semiconductor material can be "tweaked" to generate hydrogen from water using sunlight, a revelation that may have the potential to bolster the ...
VMware Users Stay Loyal Despite Price Hike
InformationWeek (blog)
VMworld attendees don't like the recent vSphere 5 licensing price changes--but they have little appetite for moving elsewhere, either, according to our man-on-the-show-floor conversations. By Charles Babcock InformationWeek Some wondered whether VMware ...
Panasonic Unveils Two New 3D Cameras
PC Magazine
By Jim Fisher Panasonic has given the world a look at a prototype 3D camera. The as-yet unnamed Lumix 3D camera is on display at the IFA 2011 conference in Berlin. It features two 4x optical zoom lenses that feature thin, folded optics. ...
Apple criticized for China supply chain pollution
Reuters
The Apple logo is seen on the company's retail store in downtown San Francisco, California August 25, 2011. By Michael Martina BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese environmental groups accused Apple Inc of turning a blind eye as its suppliers pollute the ...
What CNN could learn by acquiring Zite
GigaOm
By Mathew Ingram Aug. 31, 2011, 10:02am PT No Comments News giant CNN confirmed on Tuesday that it is buying Zite, the news-reader app built by a Vancouver, British Columbia startup, for what some estimate is as much as $20 million. ...
NASA Jupiter Probe Photographs Earth & Moon Together
Space.com
by Tariq Malik, SPACE.com Managing Editor A NASA probe headed to Jupiter has snapped a striking photo of Earth and the moon, showing our home planet as it appears from 6 million miles away. The Juno spacecraft took the new photo on Aug. ...
Ford's Zipcar Deal Is A Clever Marketing Move
Forbes
I'm the Detroit bureau chief for Forbes, which means I spend most of my time covering the automotive industry. But I also keep an eye on the rest of America's heartland—where stuff is manufactured and grown. I've been on the auto beat for more than 15 ...
Openwave Joins The Mobile Patent Parade To The ITC, Sues Apple And RIM
paidContent.org
There's more mobile patent madness in store for Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) and Research in Motion (NSDQ: RIMM). Openwave Systems (NSDQ: OPWV) has filed a patent-infringement lawsuit in federal court and before the International Trade Commission contending that ...
Volvo and Siemens to develop electric cars
Financial Times
By John Reed in London and Bernard Simon in Toronto Volvo, the Swedish carmaker owned by China's Geely, has formed a partnership with Siemens, the German engineering group, to develop electric cars and the equipment needed to run them. ...
Hands-On With Sony's Lightweight, Low-Cost Reader Wi-Fi PRS-T1
PCWorld (blog)
By Melissa J. Perenson, PCWorld Aug 31, 2011 7:08 AM Price and design are the two biggest factors driving the e-reader market; and in the past, Sony severely dragged its feet on the former. But today the company has rectified the situation with the ...
How do we stop asteroids from hitting Earth?
msnbc.com
An illustration of how solar sails might help deflect the asteroid Apophis, as proposed by Chinese researchers. By Charles Q. Choi While scientists keep a close watch on the myriad space rocks near Earth, they don't yet have a solid plan on what to do ...
Report: Apple 3G MacBook prototype called home
Washington Post
Justin Sullivan/GETTY IMAGES - Apple's careful to put the polish on its released products, but has a history of losing prototypes, too. By Hayley Tsukayama, A North Carolina man has reportedly been asked to return a 3G MacBook prototype he purchased on ...
Russian Rocket Crash May Leave Space Station Unmanned Until Oct.
International Business Times
By IBTimes Staff Reporter | August 31, 2011 12:24 PM EDT Six astronauts may need to temporarily abandon and delay the launch of the International Space Station (ISS) should last week's launch in Russia prevent the crew from flying there this fall. ...
Land Rover's new track
BBC News
By Jorn Madslien Business reporter, BBC News The Land Rover has become an automotive icon that has remained largely unchanged for 60 years. It was first introduced in 1948 and has gone on to enjoy sales of more than two million around the world. ...
US states urge move to block Great Lakes invading species
Reuters
By Andrew Stern CHICAGO Aug 31 (Reuters) - Six Great Lakes states that unsuccessfully sought a court order to seal off the lakes from invading Asian carp on Wednesday asked other US states to apply pressure on Congress to act. ...

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