30 October 2011

Report: Apple Investigates iPhone 4S Battery Issue

Report: Apple Investigates iPhone 4S Battery Issue
PC Magazine
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
Forbes
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 ...
Pentagon offers $50K to reconstruct shredded documents
TG Daily
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is offering a $50000 prize to anyone who can piece together a series of shredded documents. According to DARPA exec Dan Kaufman, the goal of the initiative is to identify and assess potential...
Shuttle's Assembly Building Open to the Public
Discovery News
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 ...
Digitaltrends.com
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
Register
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
DailyFinance
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
Mobile Burn
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 ...

Skeptic's own study finds climate change real, but says scientists should be ...
Washington Post
WASHINGTON — A prominent physicist and skeptic of global warming spent two years trying to find out if mainstream climate scientists were wrong. In the end, he determined they were right: Temperatures really are rising rapidly. ...
A Windows 8 smartphone could be coming next year
CNET
by Eric Mack October 29, 2011 5:19 PM PDT Follow @ericcmack A Chinese company says it will bring the yet-to-be-released Windows 8 to the small screen. In Technology Group has seemingly dedicated itself to merging the Windows PC experience with the...
REFILE-UPDATE 2-Sony mulling pulling out of LCD JV with Samsung-sources
Reuters
By Reiji Murai TOKYO Oct 30 (Reuters) - Sony Corp , struggling with a loss-making television business, is considering dissolving its LCD joint venture with South Korea's Samsung Electronics in a bid to cut costs, sources familiar with the matter said ...
PS Vita First Edition Bundle pre-order to ship one week early
Punch Jump
Sony Corp. this week announced it will sell the Playstation Vita First Edition Bundle to US retail Feb. 15, 2012, one week prior to the hardware launch date. The Playstation Vita First Edition Bundle will include the PS Vita 3G / Wi-Fi SKU, ...
Bright planets, meteors in November heavens
Washington Post
The November heavens serve up a few bright planets, sprinkled with a few meteors and an asteroid flyby. Jupiter remains brilliant throughout November. Catch this large gassy planet ascending the eastern sky in the dinner hour. ...
If Forrester likes Macs for IT today, they'll love Chromebooks tomorrow
ZDNet (blog)
By Sam Diaz | October 30, 2011, 4:00am PDT Summary: A new Forrester report suggests that IT should start embracing the use of the Mac - but for reasons that suggest they'll soon be singing the praises of Chromebooks, too. Forrester Research has had a ...
Apple Inks Another Deal That Signals It Plans to Create Own Maps Solution
PCWorld (blog)
By Christina DesMarais, PCWorld Oct 30, 2011 8:32 AM Apple's reported purchase of another 3D mapping company is further evidence it will inevitably reinvent its maps solution on its mobile devices and move away from Google. That raises the hope that ...
Facebook to Build Common Standards for Efficient Data Centers
Top Tech Reviews
Facebook wants to build common standards for effective hardware in the data center. It launched the Open Compute Foundation, which is an industry association with a goal of decreasing the cost and environmental impact of the computers in data centers. ...
Huge asteroid will pass by the Earth on Nov 8
eTaiwan News
By Cherice Chen On November 8, an asteroid 400 meters across will pass by the Earth, missing us by a safe margin of about 320000 kilometers (200000 miles). Named 2005 YU55, it's been known for some time that this pass will occur, and astronomers are ...
Astronaut says future space station a 'villa'
China Daily
JIUQUAN - "If we liken the return capsule on the spacecraft Shenzhou-5 that took me into space to a one-room apartment, the future space station China is trying to build might be compared to a spacious villa," Chinese astronaut Yang Liwei said Sunday. ...
BlackBerry owners flock to iPhone 4S in record numbers
Trinidad Guardian
BlackBerry owners are trading in their devices in record numbers, highlighting RIM's struggles and Apple's expected success with the iPhone 4S. Gazelle, an online tech product buyer, said the number of BlackBerry trades is up from its record highs ...
Apple Lossless Audio Codec Project: Open source
PopHerald.com
A welcome addition to the open-source media format world, iPods still can't play FLAC though. Audiophiles have long been tormented by the fact that their iPods simply can't play audio in FLAC format, they often have to resort to using other software ...
Are Stars The Origin Of Organic Life?
Gizmodo Australia
By Andrew Tarantola on October 30, 2011 at 2:30 AM Our Sun's energy is the source of all life on the planet, sure. But what if it was also the source of the first organic compounds that gave rise to life itself? A team of Hong Kong researchers believe ...
C3′s Astonishing 3D Model Technology–Now Part of Apple?
By Harry McCracken
In March of 2010, I went to a tech conference and saw a Swedish company called C3 Technologiesdemo its system for turning aerial photographs of cities into 3D worlds, with very little human intervention required.
Technologizer
The Science and Technology of Gaming Continues to Evolve » Blog ...
Moving forward, Jani Marante would like to see a stronger focus on the human aspect of a typical gaming technology operation. “Many times, we get so caught up in the numbers, we forget that our business functions on the sheer productivity ...
The Science and Technology of...
Twitter succeeds in spite of lousy technology and service « The ...
By Steve Buttry
I don't know all (or any) of the technology demands that Twitter faces to keep up with the incredible traffic it has and the incredible number of users. But I have to say that I don't recall such frequenttechnology failures from Facebook or Google. ...
The Buttry Diary
Technology trends - 12+ Meetings Technology Trends 2012 « Near ...
By Kenneth G. Mages
12+ Meetings Technology Trends 2012. By Editor Near Field Interaction (NFC) will provide streamlined connectivity and services for events. NFC is a small-range wireless connectivity standard to enable interaction between diplomacy when ...
Near Field Communication (NFC)...
Women 2.0 » Is Technology the Best Sector For Female ...
By Angie
The announcement that two of the largest technology companies are now headed by women gives us pause. Ginni Rometty's just-announced role as the next CEO of IBM, in addition to Meg Whitman, who became CEO of Hewlitt-Packard (HP) ...
Women 2.0
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