30 November 2011

Microsoft's Shrinking Window For Tablets

Microsoft's Shrinking Window For Tablets: Its Fifth-Mover Product Strategy Is Late
Forbes
By JP Gownder, Forrester is bullish on Windows 8 as a product for consumers. Windows 8, Microsoft is adapting Windows in key ways that make it better suited to compete in the post-PC era, including a touch-first UI, an app marketplace, and the ability ...
Lenovo unveils three new Android tablets--5, 7, and 10 inchers
CNET
by Lance Whitney November 29, 2011 7:53 AM PST Follow @lancewhit Lenovo is shaking up the tablet market with three new devices scheduled to hit its home base of China next month. Ranging in size from five to seven to ten inches, the new tablets will be ...
Macworld Guide to AppleCare
Computerworld
By Kirk McElhearn Macworld - I'm sure you've had this happen: You're buying a TV, a refrigerator, or a digital camera, and the salesperson tries to pressure you or maybe even scare you into paying for an extended warranty. In some cases, the expense may ...
UPS Phishing Scam Targets Cyber Monday Shoppers
PC Magazine
By Sara Yin As soon as you hit "confirm purchase," the anticipation begins: when will your package arrive? Preying on the emotionally charged experience, hackers know many of you will throw caution to the wind and click into an email that says “UPS ...
Cyber Monday continues as sales figures roll in
Washington Post
It may be Tuesday, but retailers are milking every bit of excitement they can from Cyber Monday by continuing to offer deep discounts throughout the week. Amazon, Wal-Mart and others are putting up a week of Cyber Monday-like deals on their Web sites, ...
Cisco: Global cloud traffic will increase 12-fold by 2015
VentureBeat
Better grab an umbrella, because it's about to get real cloudy. A new study by Cisco estimates that global traffic generated by cloud computing services will increase a staggering 12 times by 2015 compared to cloud traffic in 2010, while data center ...
You've Never Heard Of SoJo, But Ellen DeGeneres Invested In Its $8 Million Pre ...
San Francisco Chronicle
Over the summer we wrote about a startup in stealth mode that was attracting a lot of attention from celebrity investors. We called it a "good natured Zynga." The startup we were talking about is SoJo Studios. It is launching today with its first game, ...
EU Advocate General: You Can't Copyright a Programming Language
ReadWriteWeb
By Scott M. Fulton, III / November 29, 2011 7:30 AM / 0 Comments In an opinion which, if affirmed by judges, would have dramatic impact on the definition of software and standards - at least in Europe if not eventually worldwide - the Advocate General ...
A huge swathe of East Africa has seen severe drought for several years
BBC News
Despite non-record temperatures this year, the Earth's surface is continuing to get warmer, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). In its annual briefing to the UN climate summit, the agency says 2011 is so far the 10th warmest year ...
Laptops: Seagate boosts speed with hybrid drive
Christian Science Monitor
Laptops get up to three times speedier access to data with next-generation Seagate flash memory/hard drive. Seven manufacturers will ship new laptops with the Momentus XT drive. By Dean Takahashi, VentureBeat / November 29, 2011 Blending chip-based...
Cisco, Google, VMware Put Big Bucks Behind Puppet Labs
CRN
By Andrew R Hickey, CRN A trio of tech titans -- Cisco, Google and VMware -- has made a major investment in cloud and virtualization provisioning player Puppet Labs. Puppet Labs Tuesday said it closed $8.5 million in Series C funding, cash the company ...
9 Mobile Health Apps Worth A Closer Look
InformationWeek
Lisa Henderson 11/29/2011 There's no doubt: Clinicians love their mobile devices. Among many new health apps, here are 9 that healthcare professionals and their patients should investigate. There's no doubt about it: Clinicians are in love with mobile ...
Exclusive: Millions of printers open to devastating hack attack, researchers say
msnbc.com
This time-lapsed image of a screen on an HP LaserJet shows the impact of a rogue print job used to reprogram the device. By Bob Sullivan Could a hacker from half-way around the planet control your printer and give it instructions so frantic that it ...
ESRB finally offers mobile ratings, without Android, iPhone
TG Daily
After years of trying to rediscover itself in a world that is no longer monopolized by packaged retail video games, the ESRB will now rate mobile apps. But the victory for the regulatory board won't go too far because Google and Apple have decided not ...
Google Catalogs comes to Android tablets
Inquirer
By Lawrence Latif Google has managed to sign up a number of big-name US retailers to the service, highlighting how much clout Google has in attracting brands. It doesn't take Mystic Meg to see the firm could link it to retailers' web stores and a ...
Twitter Buys Mobile Security Startup Whisper
InformationWeek (blog)
Two-person development shop created software for secure text and voice communications on Android smartphones. By Mathew J. Schwartz InformationWeek Twitter has snapped up Whisper Systems, a two-person mobile security software development firm that was ...
Kasich softens search for overpaid welfare recipients
Ravenna Record Courier
COLUMBUS — Gov. John Kasich said Monday that he doesn't think the state should be hunting down welfare recipients who, through no fault of their own, received too much in public assistance in recent decades. The governor made the comments less than a ...
European Union wants a universal approach to data protection
Inquirer
By Dean Wilson EUROPEAN UNION (EU) Commissioner for Justice Vivianne Reding has proposed that EU member states should have a unified approach to data protection in place of national laws. Speaking at a data protection conference at the American Chamber ...
Dragon Shout: A Hip, Upcoming 'Skyrim' Map App
Touch Arcade
One of Skyrim's greatest strengths is its ridiculous amount of content. But that also ties into one of its biggest weaknesses: unless you're insane, you're going to have to pass on some of what the game has to offer in order to retain a measure of ...
iFixit's iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 transparent rear panel kits on sale
The Verge
By Dieter Bohn on November 29, 2011 08:19 am 0Comments Cyber Monday may be over, but we'd be remiss if we didn't point out one more deal: iFixit's kit that replaces the rear iPhone 4S panel with transparent glass to show off the phone's internals. ...
HP pairs Autonomy and Vertica software
Computerworld
By Joab Jackson IDG News Service - Hewlett-Packard is quickly putting to use its recent acquisitions of Autonomy and Vertica, integrating the software from these companies into a single software package, called the HP Next Generation Information ...
The future of technology means making the computer disappear ...
By Mathew Ingram
Whether it's mobile devices like Square's payment system or products that monitor our health and wellness, one of the threads running through the recent GigaOM RoadMap conference was the idea that successful technology involves making ...
GigaOM
Newer Technology Power2U AC/USB Wall Outlet: More power to ...
By Steven Sande
I'll admit that I'm not the best person to be writing about a do-it-yourself project involving electricity. After all, I've zapped myself more than once.
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Quid makes million-dollar maps of technology's past, present… and ...
By Ciara Byrne
Iraqi insurgency groups and Silicon Valley startups may not appear to have a lot in common, but according to Quid's Chief Technical Officer Sean Gourley, the mathematics underlying innovation and conflict are not that different.
VentureBeat
The latest advance in smartphone technology -- a corded handset ...
By Deborah Netburn
Retro headsets for smart phones may reduce cell phone radiation.
L.A. Times Tech Blog
Technology brings new tools to classroom : News : ValleyCentral.com
By Astrid Martinez
Technology is everywhere, touching almost every part of our lives, our communities, our homes. These days it is also in our schools, a part of everyday learning in the classroom.
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Trying to keep up with Technology and Blogging
By Dave Campbell
Trying to keep up with Technology and Blogging. A little bit of everything... The heading above got changed a bunch during writing and I finally settled on that because this has become a 'stream of consciousness' post... or maybe a stream of ...
Silverlight Cream
Is technology friend or foe to Santa Claus?
By Associated Press
“I have a love-hate relationship with technology and Santa,” said Kristi Kovalak, a mom in St. Louis. “The beauty of Santa is the not knowing. Technology is all about knowing, and knowing this instant. I swear, Google is the nemesis of the North ...
Maryland Daily Record
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The Best Siri Hacks So Far - Technology - The Atlantic Wire
By Rebecca Greenfield
Dissatisfied with Siri's already impressive personal assistant skills, hackers have taken her to the next level, manipulating her technology to do more than just send text messages.
The Atlantic Wire
New Intellectuals: Technology and Its Augean Stables : Beyond ...
By Stephen E. Arnold
When one considers technology, I think it is a good idea to have a point of reference. The write up does not offer the type of anchor that even a third tier university lecturer would trot out to a group of students talking in a student center over milk ...
Beyond Search

29 November 2011

Google's Graveyard: Dead Products Of 2011

Google's Graveyard: Dead Products Of 2011
InformationWeek
By Thomas Claburn InformationWeek As we predicted in January, Google has finally discontinued Knol, the company's attempt to recreate Wikipedia in its own ad-supported image. What we didn't foresee was just how many product funerals would be held in ...
Huh? Galaxy Nexus still listed in Best Buy ads as "Nexus Prime"
CNET
by Eric Mack November 28, 2011 7:43 AM PST Follow @ericcmack It looks like the new Google phone from Samsung running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich might be showing up very soon, but it seems to be suffering from an identity crisis. ...
Nintendo 3DS (Flame Red)
CNET
Summary: I bought my 3DS for 124$ at Gamestop. It was the brand new Super Mario Bundle. At first I was a bit skeptical, but decided to buy it since I needed to upgrade from my DS lite. Once I bought it, I decided to buy a Nyko batter pack for it at ...
For Your Eyes Only: Polarizing Privacy Monitor Mod
Wired News
By Charlie Sorrel If you are currently staring at an old LCD monitor and a pair of discarded spectacles, and are wondering if there's something you can do with them in the next couple of hours, then good news! We have just the project for you. ...
Apple products join cash & clothes atop teens' Christmas wishlists
Apple Insider
By Neil Hughes More than anything, American teenagers want cash, clothes and Apple products, like the iPhone and iPad, for Christmas, a new survey has found. The latest data from Piper Jaffray, released on Monday, shows that Apple products have been ...
Yandex Acquires SPB Software, Increasing Its Mobile Offerings
Wall Street Journal
SPB Software, which has 75 employees, develops software for smartphones and tablets from its offices in Russia, Taiwan and Thailand. Financial details on the deal were not disclosed. "Mobile is a vital part of our growth strategy. ...
Feds seize 130 sites in Cyber Monday crackdown
Register
By Kevin Murphy • Get more from this author US feds seized control of more than 130 websites last week as part of a crackdown on counterfeit goods ahead of the Christmas shopping rush. The seizures make up the largest individual haul yet under the ...
Apple's IPad-Crazed Toddlers to Spur Holiday Sales Rush: Tech
San Francisco Chronicle
Smith, an American Web designer living in Germany, has two kids vying for their tablet computer. The youngest started tapping and finger-swiping the screen by age 1, leading to tussles over who gets to play with the Apple Inc. device. ...
A Facebook smartphone? Why?
The Guardian
At the end of last week's Monday Note, I briefly wondered about the rumoured Amazon smartphone. Would it follow the Kindle Fire strategy: Pick Android's lock and sell the device at or below cost in order to lubricate the wheels of Amazon's e-commerce ...
Apple fanbois get app to summon store staff
Register
By Anna Leach • Get more from this author Cutting right back on the annoying wait for human interaction while in a shop, Apple stores in the US are test-driving an iOS app that lets fanbois hit a button to alert store employees that they want to talk ...
Brier Dudley Comcast gets makeover to hold off challengers
The Seattle Times
Cable giant Comcast is getting offensive, and I'm not just talking about rates. As Americans surround themselves with video screens that... Thanks for the update Mr.Dudley. I am always interested to see how Comcast can contriv. ...
Phobos-Grunt 'crippled by US aurora station', 'is a bio-weapon'
Register
By Brid-Aine Parnell • Get more from this author "As to Mars - it is a planet that does not like earthlings. Only 30 per cent of Soviet-Russian launches to Mars were successful, the Americans have had 50 per cent success, while all attempts by Japan ...
Glonass navigation system beefed up with Soyuz launch
Spaceflight Now
BY STEPHEN CLARK Another spacecraft to reinforce Russia's fleet of Glonass navigation satellites lifted off Monday from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome on a Soyuz booster. The Soyuz rocket shortly after it rolled to the launch pad Friday at the Plesetsk ...
Samsung Wave 3 launches around the world
SlashGear
If you like Samsung smartphones with alternative operating systems you might want to listen up with the Wave 3 smartphone launching globally. The Wave 3 is a nice looking smartphone that runs the Samsung bada OS. We were hands on with the Wave 3 back...
Siri controls Spotify in new iPhone 4S mod
SlashGear
The Siri hacks continue, with Apple's voice control system now capable – unofficially at least – of managing Spotify on your desktop. The handiwork of mobile developer Simon Maddox, the plugin reacts to natural artist requests, such as “Spotify, ...
Apple posts Black Friday retail record, report says
CNET
by Don Reisinger November 28, 2011 6:07 AM PST Although Apple is typically loath to share sales figures until it announces quarterly earnings, a new report has cropped up, suggesting the iPhone maker had a huge day on Black Friday. ...
Gas prices dropping; may stay down through 2011
Atlanta Journal Constitution
By Fran Jeffries Here's an early Christmas gift for motorists that may last until the end of the year. Average retail gasoline prices in metro Atlanta have dropped 6.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.18 per gallon on Sunday, ...
FBI Tips on Safe Cyber Monday Shopping
Patch.com
If that offer seems too good to be true, it probably is, according to the bureau. FBI warns for scams on Cyber Monday. Istock Photo Before you hit that "checkout" button for that Cyber Monday bargain, beware! Scammers try to prey on Cyber Monday ...
Possible Assassin's Creed 3 Settings Named In Survey
Gaming Examiner
Now that Assassin's Creed: Revelations is out and we see the storyline of Ezio and Altair wrapped up, where will the franchise travel to next? How about Medieval China, Victorian England or The American Revolution; does that sound good? ...
Review: Zelda Skyward Sword
Montreal Gazette
One of the downsides of new consoles coming along is the often stunted lifespan of existing consoles. Such is the case with the Nintendo Wii this holiday season. With the Wii U advanced console coming next year, there just doesn't seem to be a ...
Hootsuite: Social media's neutral zone
Montreal Gazette
HootSuite allows businesses to manage and publish to a range of social media accounts including Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus and LinkedIn, without having to log on to separate accounts. Business users can also monitor the success of their social ...
Skyrim Gets PS3 Patch, Problems Solved?
Attack of the Fanboy
Bethesda has issued a patch for the PlayStation 3 version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim that addresses the issues that some players were having with hefty save files slowing down the game with lag, and in some cases making the game unplayable. ...
Technology event - The Nation
Technology event. King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok (KMUTNB) is inviting people interested in technologies |from Thailand and Germany |to visit...
NationMultimedia.com - National
Technology Unites Food and Knowledge | News | The Harvard ...
By Jane Seo
With his love of food and interest in advanced technology, Rosenfeld developed a website called Tasted Menu for fellow choosy epicures. Tasted Menu, which officially launched to the public in October, contains user-generated content, ...
The Harvard Crimson | Latest Stories
'Nigeria needs indigenous technology'
In this interview with Vanguard in Lagos, Dr Henry Boyo, Senior Lecturer and Head of Hardware Development Laboratory, University of Lagos says that for Nigeria to move forward, it needs its own indigenous technology, tailored to meet its ...
Vanguard News
SOPA: It's Technology v. Congress
By Alex Wilhelm
What this means is quite simple: The world of technology, and to a small extent the realm of communications (Microsoft owns Skype, Google runs Android, etc) are against SOPA. Microsoft and Apple (who opposes the Act by proxy, as it ...
The Next Web
A Look At Apple's Spot-the-Shopper Technology
By The Huffington Post News Editors
A Black Friday visit to the Apple Store in Palo Alto, Calif., offered a glimpse of the new technologyApple is using to speed purchases.
The Huffington Post | Full News Feed
Brazil, Ukraine to Boost Cooperation in Space, Technology and ...
By Doug Messier
McTier PR:Brazil and Ukraine have decided to deepen the strategic partnership and strengthen cooperation in the spheres of space and military science. This was discussed at the meeting of the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation ...
Parabolic Arc
World Technology Network: Collins Likely to Change the Future | BU ...
By David Keefe
Collins, a College of Engineering professor of biomedical engineering, beat out four peers, including two Nobel laureates, for the 2011 World Technology Award for Biotechnology, one of 20 in various categories given this year by the World ...
BU Today
Estimating the Impact of Web Technology Conferences
By Tim Finin
WWW, ISWC and WebDB are the top three conferences on Web technologies in a set of 26 based on a simple analysis of citation data from Microsoft Academic Search (MAS). Last week HCI researcher Antti Oulasvirta has an interesting post ...
UMBC ebiquity
Job seekers turning to mobile technology to get an edge
By Phone Arena
In a recent infographic released by career network, Beyond, as much as 77% of job seekers are now using mobile job search apps. That 77% is comprised of 17% who say it is a discreet way to search for a job, 23.79% who enjoy being.
PhoneArena - News
Expat technology: iTunes Match launched – Expat - My Telegraph
By chrismarshall
Expat technology: iTunes Match launched. By chrismarshall. iTunes Match, part of the iCloud suite that launched earlier month, stores the entirety of your music library in the cloud, at a cost of $25 per year. Unlike competing cloud storage ...
Expat

Analysis: Sprint network upgrade may curb unlimited data
Reuters UK
A woman talks on her phone as she walks past T-mobile and Sprint wireless stores in New York July 30, 2009. By Sinead Carew NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sprint Nextel may be forced to abandon the biggest advantage it has over its rivals -- unlimited data ...

28 November 2011

U.S. Authorities Seize Domain Names

U.S. Authorities Seize Domain Names - Technology - The Atlantic Wire
By Bryan Hood
In preparation for Cyber Monday, the Department of Justice and Immigration and Customs Enforcement have seized 130 domain names over the past 24 hours, according to Torrent Freak, a popular BitTorrent site. The seizures come just days ...
The Atlantic Wire
Microsoft Exec: We've Had Siri-Like Technology In Windows Phones ...
By Jay Yarow
Except, Microsoft's voice recognition technology doesn't work nearly as well as Apple's.
Business Insider
Google Reins in Spending on Renewable Energy Technology at Oil ...
By burgessj@oilprice.com (James Burgess)
Google recently cancelled further development on their big green initiative, RE.
OilPrice.com Daily News Update
The Need for Goal-line Technology Continues: Tomas Jun (Austria ...
By Arthur Antunes Coimbra
With alarming regularity, fans throughout planet football suffer from the lack of technology in the sport. Whether it relates to “goals” that have been granted without the ball actually crossing the line or, in the reverse, decisions not to award a ...
Latest football (soccer) goals,...
Minister Teta And The Angolan Technology Scam
By Pambazuka News
By Rafael Marques de Morais Angola's vice-minister of Science and Technology, Dr Pedro SebastiĆ£o Teta, has been energetically promoting projects aime.
Eurasia Review
cryptogon.com PayPal's Links to Palantir, a Metasearch Technology ...
By Kevin
PayPal's Links to Palantir, a Metasearch Technology Used by Intelligence, Law Enforcement and Military Organizations. November 27th, 2011. And guess where they're located? That's right: Facebook's former building. I couldn't make it up if I ...
cryptogon.com
Instapundit » Blog Archive » TECHNOLOGY: iTunes flaw allowed ...
By Glenn Reynolds
... Professor Falls For Plastic-Turkey Hoax…. AT AMAZON, Black Friday deals in Tools & Home Improvement…. » November 26, 2011. TECHNOLOGY: iTunes flaw allowed spying on dissidents. Posted by Glenn Reynolds at 5:04 pm. Tweet ...
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NH planetarium adds hearing aid technology | The Associated Press ...
By The Associated Press
The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord is making it easier for people with hearing loss to enjoy its planetarium shows.
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UN telecoms agency urges use of technology to tackle climate ...
By AfricanBrains
Modern advanced technologies can transform social, industrial and business processes to effect the changes needed to achieve environmental sustainability, ITU said in a statement ahead of the 17th Conference of Parties (COP 17) to the UN ...
AfricanBrains
The Debate Over Technology in the Classroom | Beyond Montessori ...
By Beyond Montessori School
At the heart of the matter are three questions: “Do we need technology to learn?”, “Why is it implemented in our schools at such a rapid rate?” and “What is the best way to use it?”. In the article Matt Richtel carefully examines (among other ...
Beyond Montessori School
The Latest Technology Regarding Memory Cards | Web SLR ...
By Craig White
Whenever people acquire new digital cameras, among the first things they'll buy for it will be a storage card that allows these to handle far more images...
Web SLR - Digital Camera Info...
South African Museum of Science and Technology - Virtual ...
South African Museum of Science and Technology - Virtual Globetrotting.
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Networked Politics » Blog Archive » Data Technology | Certification ...
By BurdaShriner187
Laptop coaching is classroom training with scheduled courses or on-line coaching about the career field pertaining to information technology. Permit me give an explanation for! You may also want to turn out to be a Server Administrator. ...
Networked Politics
Indus Net Technologies Ranked 43rd as the Fastest Growing ...
By Contributor
Indus Net Technologies, the prime name in Internet Consulting, has won the prestigious “DeloitteTechnology Fast 50 India” award in 2011.
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The role of technology and institutions for growth: Danish ...
By repec
We consider the relative contributions of changing technology and institutions for economic growth through the investigation of a natural experiment in history: the almost simultaneous introduction of the automatic cream separator and the ...
PoliEcon
Proform Treadmills and iFit Technology – The Right Combination for ...
By RicardoM
We all want to achieve the toned and slender look that working out gives our body, right? Strong and sleek and ready to be shown off what’s not to love! Unfortunately, achieving that gorgeous body can sometimes be harder work than ...
Travel News Syndication
KURU KuruSole: World's Most Ergonomic Technology for Active ...
Revolutionary Technology. Imagine a shoe that is shaped like your feet out of the box. Imagine the promise of true performance and all day comfort. ...
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Sergio Scaglietti, Sculptor of Sleekly Tailored Ferraris, Dies at 91
New York Times
By DOUGLAS MARTIN Sergio Scaglietti, who used intuitive genius and a hammer — seldom blueprints or sketches — to sculpture elegant Ferraris that won Grand Prix races in the 1950s and '60s and now sell for millions of dollars, died on Nov. ...
Lynn Margulis, leading evolutionary biologist, dies at 73
Washington Post
Lynn Margulis, 73, a rebel within the realm of science, whose determined advocacy of her ideas about how new species arise helped change evolutionary biology, died Nov. 22 at her home in Amherst, Mass. The University of Massachusetts at Amherst, ...
Mazda tries battery alternative to save gas
USA Today
By Chris Woodyard, USA TODAY Maybe there is an alternative to batteries when it comes to storing energy and saving gas in cars after all. Mazda is about to find out. Engineers have talked about using capacitators instead of batteries for a while, ...
Nurturing of Facebook started in Palo Alto house
San Jose Mercury News
By Mike Swift An exterior view of a Palo Alto house where Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg once lived. (Dai Sugano/Mercury News) Facebook often seems like a Mark Zuckerberg production, a solo act that produced a global phenomenon. ...
Akamai in talks to buy Cotendo for $300 million: report
Reuters
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Akamai Technologies, which helps companies improve website performance, is in talks to buy its smaller Israeli rival Cotendo for more than $300 million, the Calcalist financial daily reported on Sunday. ...
iPad flies high with Gameloft Jetstar gaming deal
SlashGear
Tablets are seeing sky-high demand, with news that social game developer Gameloft has inked a deal with Australian airline Jetstar to offer iPads preloaded with games for in-flight use. Twelve titles are expected to be offered to Jetstar passengers ...
Fighting games haven't changed enough - Team Ninja
Computerandvideogames.com
Team Ninja's Yosuke Hayashi says that the recent revival of the fighting genre is great, but things haven't changed much. "To be completely honest, after Dead or Alive 4 we weren't sure what the future was going to be. We were trying to think of ...
Jurassic Park review: Dino droppings
Blast
By Joe Sinicki If you were to ask me earlier this year who the most dependable independent studio in gaming was, I'd be hard-pressed not to answer with Telltale Games. The San Rafael, Calif. based developer, famous for episodic titles like Sam and Max, ...
Sen. Joe Lieberman Wants Google To Let Users Flag 'Terrorist Content'
Mediaite
by Josh Feldman | 5:20 pm, November 26th, 2011 Joe Lieberman has always been a great pioneer for internet freedom. Last year, he suggested that the United States should implement an internet kill switch in the event of a cyberattack by taking its cues ...
Lawsuit Dropped with "Jew or Not a Jew" iPhone App's Removal
Kotaku
If someone was going to sue over an iPhone app called "Jew or Not Jew," I would have expected it to be an infringement claim coming from Saturday Night Live, or Al Franken, the Minnesota senator who wrote a sketch by that name which aired in 1988 here ...
Infinity Blade 2 iPad Graphics Set to Impress
The iPad Guide
The trailer for upcoming fantasy sequel Infinity Blade 2 is packed with impressive graphics that take full advantage of the A5 processor in the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S. Of course, the game will still run on older iOS devices and brings scenery and ...
Samsung Is Giving Up On Netbooks, According To A Leaked Memo
Business Insider
Samsung is scrapping development of netbook computers in favor of ultrabooks, according to a leaked memo obtained by French blog Blogeee, and picked up at Engadget. "Following the introduction of our new strategy in 2012, we will discontinue our ...
Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 (10+)
Mirror.co.uk
By Mike Bell 27/11/2011 The LEGO series of video games are firmly established as some of the best family entertainment you can find on your consoles – and this second Harry Potter game is no exception. That's not to say it's just a case of copying and ...
Apple approves then pulls first game subscription app
Australian Macworld
Apple has reportedly approved the first game subscription app for iPads this week, and then mysteriously yanked it from the App Store on Wednesday. Seattle-based game publisher Big Fish Games bragged about being the first to get approval from Apple to ...
Google tweaks censorship filter for piracy terms
Afterdawn.com
Last year, Google quietly began censoring terms it deemed were being used by pirates from its "Instant" and "Autocomplete" search. This week, the company has blacklisted even more terms, including the names of certain popular sites. ...
FINAL FANTASY XIV Producer/Director Naoki Yoshida Interview from Square Enix
GamersDailyNews
Can you explain what you've been working on since you became Producer 10 months ago? How have things changed? The biggest thing we are continuously working on is the user interface. As FINAL FANTASY XIV is an MMO, there is no "final goal", ...
Will Apple Become the World's Largest PC Manufacturer With the iPad 3′s Release?
Technology Bloom News
Despite the company's massive financial success, Apple has never held the top spot as the number 1 manufacturer of personal computers in the world. This could change within the first half of 2012 with the release of the iPad 3, some analysts predict. ...
8GB Brazilian iPhone 4 Sneaks into the Market
ITProPortal
According to a couple of leaked photos published by AppleInsider, an 8GB iPhone 4 produced by Foxconn in Brazil and tagged with a localised model number, has managed to find its way into consumers' hands. Theoretically, the 8GB model of iPhone 4 should ...
10 great gadgets under $100
Washington Post
By Hayley Tsukayama It can be hard to give techy gifts on a budget. Here are a few suggestions for everyone on your list. Apple's hottest gadget of last year, the iPhone 4, is still a solid handset and has quietly slipped just under $100. ...
Neither iOS Nor Android, Windows Phone 7 Is The Operating System Of The Year!
TNerd.com
Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 OS has bagged the Operating System of the Year award putting the anticipated iOS or Google's Android OS to impermanent rest. At the Know Your Mobile Awards 2011 event, the jury announced the decision in favor of the most ...
USS Enterprise, the carrier that changed everything, turns 50
Daily Press
By Peter Frost,  NEWPORT NEWS — Nine days after he turned 18, Robert "Bobby" Hawk, stepped out of his father's 1951 Chevrolet on a humid, overcast Tuesday morning and began the walk from downtown Newport News to the ...
Facebook: 4.74 degrees of separation
Australian Macworld
Facebook has updated the 'Six Degrees of Separation' theory, announcing that a joint study shows that any single person on earth is a mere 4.74 steps away from being introduced to any other person, instead of the believed upon six. ...

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