Zuckerberg: If I Were Starting Facebook Today, I'd Stay in Boston
By Leslie Horn If Mark Zuckerberg were starting Facebook again today, the CEO wouldn't do it in Silicon Valley, he said Saturday in an interview at Y Combinator's Startup School, summarized by TechCrunch. “If I were starting now, I would do things very ...
Report: California Firm's Tech Used to Block Web in Syria
By Chloe Albanesius A California-based company has admitted that its technology was used to block Internet access in Syria during this year's Arab Spring uprising, but officials said they do not know how the devices ended up in the country. ...
Report: Apple Adding Self-Checkout to Retail Store iOS App
By Leslie Horn Apple is preparing to launch an update to its retail store iOS app that will let shoppers pay via self-checkout for some in-store purchases. According to a MacRumors report, customers will be able to pay for shelf-stocked items through ...
Kinect for Windows SDK going commercial in early 2012
By Jon Brodkin | Published October 31, 2011 10:20 AM The Kinect for Windows SDK, a beta version of which is already available to developers, is being prepared for a commercial rollout in early 2012. The current beta version is targeted at academics, ...
Happy Halloween: Google Doodle carves some awesome pumpkins
Los Angeles Times
Happy Halloween from the Google Doodle, which uses mammoth pumpkins and some pretty sophisticated pumpkin carving to send its holiday message. It's no trick and all treat. The Google Doodle often uses a static image when it temporarily revamps its home ...
Easy Halloween Costume for Geeks: Bloody iPad Wound
By Sara Yin Too busy playing with your Apple iPads (both 1 and 2) to pull together a Halloween costume? Here's a perfect, last-minute getup for you. NASA engineer Mark Rober turned himself into a "man with a hole through his stomach" using two iPads, ...
Gamestop Tries Its Hand At Android Tablets With Gaming Devices For Holidays
Android partners have been mighty quiet about their plans for second-generation devices leading up to the holiday season, but a newcomer is ready to try something different. Gamestop plans to sell tablets running Android with its own brand across its ...
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
By Maxwell McGee, GameSpotPosted Oct 31, 2011 3:00 pm GMT With a nod to Left 4 Dead, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City brings squad-based shooting to this survival horror series. There are two sides to every story. With Resident Evil: Operation ...
China builds petaflop supercomputer without AMD, Intel or Nvidia
By Lawrence Latif COMMUNIST China has built its first supercomputer using chips designed and manufactured in China instead of relying on AMD, Intel or Nvidia. China is no stranger to high performance computing (HPC). Last year the Dawning Nebulae ...
Uncharted 3 is one of the best (and most annoying) games of the year (review)
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception is one of the best video games of the year. In fact, it is one of the best I've ever played. But it will also go down as one of the most annoying. On the good side, developer Naughty Dog has perfected the art of building ...
FCC's New USF Plan: Something for Everyone
By John Eggerton -- Multichannel News, 10/31/2011 12:01:00 AM Washington — The Federal Communications Commission last week approved a long-awaited and hotly debated reform proposal for its Universal Service Fund and intercarrier- compensation regime, ...
Bats could use a treat this Halloween
Stamford Plus Magazine
By Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) As Halloween approaches, images of bats are everywhere. From store decorations to Caped Crusader costumes for people and even pets, bats are a focal point for the season. ...
Samsung Is World's Leading Smartphone Maker (LON: SMSN)
Samsung Electronics has overtaken Apple as the world's leading smartphone maker, according to numbers released for the July-September period. Samsung's sales have skyrocketed since the company entered the smartphone market last year thanks to a sleek ...
HTC Rezound ad pays Verizon stores an early visit, soonish launch likely
By Brad Molen posted Oct 31st 2011 11:24AM The above image isn't a leak -- it's a dye-in-the-wool, true-blue LTE poster that a few Verizon stores have preemptively hung up. We're pretty sure these adverts aren't supposed to be displayed for our eyes to ...
Tesla's Model S sold out, Musk says
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk said the company has sold out next year's production of its Model S sedan and that Tesla could earn a profit in 2013, Bloomberg Businessweek reports. Palo Alto-based Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) has received orders for more than 6500 ...
Army Testifies to Congress On Acquisition, Technology | Army News ...
By this time next year, the Army will have a good idea about alternatives for the ground combat vehicle program, Army leaders told Congressmen Wednesday. They.
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Partnership on Science and Technology – 13th Africa EU Joint Task ...
The adoption of the Lisbon Partnership in December 2007, with science and technology as a priority focus, boosted scientific cooperation between the two continents. Since then, the European Commission and the African Union Commission ...
Lane keeping technology by Ford could help save lives » Coolest ...
I guess with all the technological improvements that are incorporated into vehicles, we drivers start to relax ourselves more and more, taking things for granted while we are behind the wheel. Perhaps there should not be so much technology ...
After MoJo Investigation, US Company Admits Its Technology Used ...
By Hamed Aleaziz
A Blue Coat spokesman told Mother Jones that the company never sold its technology to Syria. So how did the equipment get there? Blue Coat told the Journal it's all a big misunderstanding: "[Blue Coat] shipped the Internet 'filtering' devices ...
Political Mojo | Mother Jones
Students and Campus Technology | .eduGuru
By Michael Fienen
Going down a slightly different road today, I thought I'd share this infographic from some ECAR data on how students are using technology on campus. We don't.
Microsoft Moans over Android Technology as Globalization Takes ...
By Mellisa Tolentino
According to Horacio Gutiérrez, Microsoft's deputy general counsel in charge of the company's intellectual property group, the reason behind Microsoft's move against Android is that they keep seeing Android make money out of technology ...
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Report: Apple Investigates iPhone 4S Battery Issue
By Sara Yin Apple engineers have begun contacting iPhone 4S owners about a known "issue" with its battery. Ever since the iPhone 4S hit stores two weeks ago, owners have been complaining of inexplicable drops in the iPhone 4S' battery, ...
Mozilla Builds a Special Bing'ed Firefox For Microsoft
Tom's Hardware Guide
This new Firefox features Bing as its default search engine instead of Google. According to Mozilla, the browser is an extension of the "partnership" the company announced with Microsoft in 2010. For Mozilla, the "Firefox with Bing" browser is ...
Apple Plans To Build Massive Solar Farm In North Carolina
Permits dug up by the Charlotte Observer have revealed Apple Inc.'s plan to build a gigantic solar farm to help power its recently built $1 billion data center in North Carolina. Apple has not formally announced the project and did not respond to the ...
Shuttle's Assembly Building Open to the Public
Starting Nov. 1, NASA will offer tours of its gigantic Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) to visitors at Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral. It will be the first time in over 30 years that the general public will be granted access inside the building. ...
Nokia Kinetic Device flexes its muscle with a new twist on the traditional ...
Unveiled this week at Nokia World 2011, the Kinetic Device is a flexible OLED smartphone concept that responds to every twist and bend. Along with the long-awaited Lumia 800 and 710, Nokia unveiled a unique OLED smartphone this week at Nokia World 2011 ...
This weekend: First ever iPADS IN SPAAAACE
By Brid-Aine Parnell • Get more from this author NASA will be streaming the live launch of a Russian Progress cargo spaceship this Saturday at 11pm BST, which will be carrying the precious cargo of food, oxygen, water and Apple iPads. ...
After Steve Jobs' Death, Culture Shock Is Inevitable at Apple
By Travis Hoium Posted 7:00AM 10/29/11 Investing, Apple It's a new day at Apple (AAPL). The transition from a dynamic leader like Steve Jobs to a new generation at the helm of the iGiant will change the culture. It won't change in a year -- or maybe ...
Beluga messaging app shuts down December 15, encourages use of Facebook Messenger
Group messaging app Beluga announced yesterday that it would be shutting down its service on December 15. Beluga was purchased by Facebook earlier this year and provides the technology behind Facebook's own Messenger app for Android, iOS, ...
China Has Homemade Supercomputer Gain
New York Times
By JOHN MARKOFF China has made its first supercomputer based on Chinese microprocessor chips, an advance that surprised high-performance computing specialists in the United States. Follow @nytimesworld for international breaking news and headlines. ...
U.S. Firm Acknowledges Syria Uses Its Gear to Block Web
Wall Street Journal
By JENNIFER VALENTINO-DEVRIES, PAUL SONNE and NOUR MALAS A US company that makes Internet-blocking gear acknowledges that Syria has been using at least 13 of its devices to censor Web activity there—an admission that comes as the Syrian government ...
Google updates its TV as Apple TV speculation grows
San Jose Business Journal
Apple Inc. may be working on a plan to revolutionize the television in the future, but Google Inc. is updating its living room video efforts this weekend. Comments made by late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs to his biographer set off a flurry of reports ...
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Will RIM's Buy Two, Get One Free Offer Boost PlayBook Sales?
By Leslie Horn Research in Motion seems to be trying everything to entice people to buy its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. In hopes of driving sales, BlackBerry business customers that buy two PlayBooks from an authorized reseller will get one free from ...
HP Tablet Future Rides Heavy on Windows 8
HP, having abandoned its own webOS tablet plans, is betting big that consumers and businesses will gravitate to Windows 8 on touch screens. Hewlett-Packard, with its market-leading PC business back in the fold, is still in the tablet game. ...
Apple Lossless Audio Codec Project becomes open source
By Sam Oliver Apple this week made its Lossless Audio Codec project for high-quality audio files open source under the Apache license, allowing anyone to make their own ALAC files. The ALAC audio codec was developed by Apple and is supported on the ...
RIM Loses Another Executive as Government Chief Departs
By Hugo Miller Oct. 28 (Bloomberg) -- Research In Motion Ltd.'s government affairs chief has left the BlackBerry smartphone maker, adding to the number of recent executive departures as the company struggles to stop market share losses. ...
PS Vita First Edition Bundle Will Arrive One Week Early
Sony is offering gamers a chance to pre-order a special bundle for a limited time -- a bundle that will be released one week early. Last week Sony revealed the launch date of the upcoming PS Vita handheld gaming platform to be February 22, 2012. ...
Facebook Tests Security Features
By Antone Gonsalves, CRN Facebook is testing security features that boost password protection for third-party applications and make it easier to reactivate accounts hijacked by hackers. Facebook unveiled App Passwords and Trusted Friends Wednesday, ...
Future iPad Could Have 3D Gesture Controls, Patent Shows
By Leslie Horn Someday, touch might not be the only way you control your iPad. The iPads of the future might be manipulated by 3D gestures, a patent uncovered by Patently Apple suggests. A patent application filed by Apple with the US Patent ...
How the Video Games Industry Is Faring
By AP Oct. 20: Microsoft Corp. says revenue from the Xbox 360 products and services grew 7 percent, led by higher revenue from the Xbox Live service and offset by decreased revenue from video games and fewer consoles sold. Microsoft says video game ...
Facebook Shrugs off Alleged Attachment Vulnerability
By Jeremy Kirk, IDG News Facebook downplayed an alleged vulnerability in its social-networking site that could allow a hacker to send a potentially malicious file to anyone on Facebook. The issue concerns a Facebook feature that allows a user to send ...
Why Siri Is a Google Killer
It's now been a couple of weeks since Siri debuted as part of Apple's (AAPL) 4S. The response from most people has been very positive. However, in my opinion, Siri is tremendously under-valued. People see it as it is today, which is already the best ...
No wind? No problem with giant battery bank
by Martin LaMonica October 27, 2011 1:36 PM PDT Follow @mlamonica A huge battery bank connected to a wind farm was officially commissioned today in a project that makes wind power more closely resemble a traditional power plant. ...
App Brings Old Pictures Resting in a Shoebox into the Digital Age
Ladies and gentlemen, the time is now... to break out those old-school photos and show everyone the rockstar you were back in the day. 1000memories just launched a free iPhone app called Shoebox that turns your smartphone into a photo scanner, ...
The real reason why Steve Jobs drove without a license plate
Many have speculated on why the late Steve Jobs never put a license plate on his cars. Was it because he preferred to pay whatever fines he incurred just so he could "Think Different"? Nope. He got away with it — legally — thanks to a California ...
Technology Leadership and the International Scene | Education ...
By Jayson Richardson
If one walks into any school in the United States, it is obvious that digital technologies are pervasive. It is impossible not to see students using laptops or netbooks, tablets such as iPads, and handheld devices such as iPods or cell phones. ...
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By Matthew Boudway
A blog from Commonweal Magazine's editors and contributors, including Paul Baumann, Lawrence S. Cunningham, David Gibson, Cathleen Kaveny, Joseph A. Komonchak, J. Peter Nixon, Margaret O'Brien Steinfels, and others.
Chemist, nanotechnology entrepreneur wins World Technology ...
Chemist, nanotechnology entrepreneur wins World Technology Award for Materials.
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Technology 2 – English Language O | BBC America - Anglophenia ...
By Paul Hechinger
It's not surprising that voice recognition technology has trouble recognizing some accents. It's also not surprising that new technologies can have an homogenizing effect on such cultural differences. Anthropologists have long pointed out how ...
BBC America - Anglophenia Blog
Technology has proved it can transform the world overnight — so ...
By Charlie Jane Anders
Is optimism just a crazy notion, or does technological innovation totally justify our faith? In the comments on our article about optimistic stories that could still come true, commenter Corpore-metal points out some of the ways that technology has ...
Google+ For Apps Accounts Arrives | Geek Beat Technology News
By Gord McLeod
If you've been wondering what Google+ is all about but haven't joined because you wanted to use your Google Apps account, your wait is over.
Geek Beat Technology News
Solar: A Promising Technology or a Pipe Dream?
By David Fessler
The myopic view of our long-term energy supply gives would-be investors little incentive to spend or lend money in support of advancing any forms of alternative....
Ford Explorer Lane Keeping Technology Can Detect Drowsy Drivers ...
By Matt Roush
The new Ford Explorer will come with a virtual cup of coffee for customers who opt for an innovative new Lane Keeping System that can warn drivers if it detects they are getting too tired to drive.
Global Capacity Names Chief Technology Officer | WHIR Web ...
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