16 November 2011

Best video of Earth from space ever made


Earth | Time Lapse View from Space, Fly Over | NASA, ISS from Michael K├Ânig on Vimeo.

Superb Video of Earth, From Orbit
Wall Street Journal (blog)
By Christopher Shea Michael Moyer, at Scientific American, calls this “the best video of Earth from space ever made,” and it's hard to disagree. It was fashioned from photographs taken by the crew of the International Space Station from August to ...

Google Android Passes 50% of Smartphone Sales, Gartner Says
BusinessWeek
By Diana ben-Aaron Nov. 15 (Bloomberg) -- Google Inc.'s Android software ran on more than half of all smartphones sold in the third quarter as consumers snapped up handsets made by Samsung Electronics Co., said researcher Gartner Inc. The Google system ...
Google WiFi Opt-out Method Mocked by Media
eWeek
Google offers a way for users to opt out of having their WiFi routers included in its Location Server, but some believe the method is too complicated for more consumers. Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) Nov. 15 made good on its promise to offer a way for users to ...
The state of iPad sales: Think disruptive
CNET
by Larry Dignan November 15, 2011 5:23 AM PST The consternation over Apple's iPad sales in the December quarter is reaching a fever pitch, but at this juncture it's unclear whether growth is merely pausing or something more serious. ...
Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
ABC News
By DAN MILANO When those ads for the Nintendo Wii began running five years ago, sword combat was on everyone's mind. Gamers wanted to fend off ninjas with a samurai katana, clash lightsabers with Darth Vader and, of course, swing Link's ...
PogoPlug Adds Cloud Storage, Customers Scratch Heads
Wired News
By Charlie Sorrel PogoPlug, the personal data 'cloud' without a cloud, has now added storage in the cloud. Confused? Let us help. The PogoPlug was, and still is, a little box that lets you access — via the internet — all the media stored on a hard ...
W3C Releases Draft Online Privacy Standards
PCWorld
By Grant Gross, IDG News The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has released the first draft of two standards intended to protect the privacy of Web users and allow them to opt out of Web tracking systems. The two draft standards, released Monday, ...
Facebook Flooded With Porn and Gore, Security Firm Warns
Fox News
Facebook is investigating reports of a massive wave of pornographic and violent images being posted to its website. The content -- in the form of links, videos, and images -- began to appear Monday and includes doctored photographs of celebrities such ...
Android Market Receives Adobe Touch Apps
DailyTech
The Android Market has received six new Adobe Creative Suite-inspired tablet apps from Adobe Systems Incorporated today. The six new apps include Adobe Photoshop Touch, Adobe Collage, Adobe Debut, Adobe Ideas, Adobe Kuler and Adobe Proto. ...
Scientists boost battery strength with small holes
BBC News
Batteries for phones and laptops could soon recharge ten times faster and hold a charge ten times larger than current technology allows. Scientists at Northwestern University in the US have changed the materials in lithium-ion batteries to boost their ...
Salman Rushdie wins name tiff with Facebook
Washington Post
Online identities are a touchy business, as Facebook was reminded this week when the company briefly changed the name on the account of award-winning novelist Salman Rushdie to reflect his never-used first name. Rushdie, a recent addition to the ...
Kindle Touch: What's new and how well does it work?
Washington Post
This review originally appeared on theverge.com as Kindle Touch review . With so many new Kindles to choose from, it's important to make the right decision for you and your family. Do you go all-in with a Kindle Fire? Skate by with the bargain basement ...
Netflix Redesigns App for iPad, Nook Tablet, and Kindle Fire
Forbes
Netflix updated and redesigned all its video streaming apps for tablets yesterday. The “more immersive” interface will debut on the the latest versions of the Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, and soon on the Apple iPad. ...
Google Friends Facebook to Fight Hollywood on U.S. Online Piracy Measure
Bloomberg
By Eric Engleman - Tue Nov 15 05:01:01 GMT 2011 The House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hear from witnesses on the Stop Online Piracy Act. The measure would give the US attorney general and copyright holders new powers to cut off financial ...
Trap it is like a web search version of Siri
SlashGear
If you have been following Siri in the iPhone 4S closely, you might be interested in this. Siri sprang from a DARPA program that was looking into artificial intelligence. A new web discovery engine is set to debut that sprang form that same program ...
Google Apps Gets Better Mobile Device Management
InformationWeek
Managing Google Apps for Business, Government, and Education on Android, iOS, and Windows devices just got easier. By Thomas Claburn InformationWeek Google is expanding its mobile device management tools for Google Apps administrators, allowing them to ...
Macbook Air makes up 28 per cent of Apple's laptop sales
Inquirer
By Lawrence Latif FLOGGER OF SHINY TOYS Apple has managed to elevate its ultra-portable Macbook Air laptop into taking 28 per cent of its overall laptop sales. Figures from Morgan Stanley and NPD were used by analyst Katy Huberty to come up with the ...
Sprint Cuts Data Plan Prices to Stay Competitive with T-Mobile, Verizon
DailyTech
Sprint Nextel, Corp. (S) shocked some customers when it killed unlimited data privileges to its mobile hotspots, tablets, and laptop cards. The changes -- set to go into effect this month marked a sharp departure from Sprint's "unlimit yourself" ...
Alaskan dig turns up ancient 'buckle'
Futurity: Research News
Researchers have discovered the first prehistoric bronze artifact made from a cast ever found in Alaska. The buckle-like object was probably made in East Asia and may have been a trade object. (Credit: Jeremy Foin/University of California, ...
DreamWorks CEO Claims to Have Found 'Holy Grail' of Digital Animation
ITProPortal
Animation films maker DreamWorks has claimed that it is using the power of multi-core processors to revolutionise the animation business. Speaking during the Techonomy conference, DreamWorks CEO Jeff Katzenberg said that the company had worked hand in ...
Ice Cream Sandwich Open Sourced by Google
eWeek
Google delivers Android 4.0.1 "Ice Cream Sandwich" code to open source, the first time in several months it has released code after hoarding Honeycomb to itself. Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) Nov. 14 rolled out the source code for its Android 4.0 "Ice Cream ...
Google Apps for Business users finally get phone support
FierceEnterpriseCommunications
Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) Apps for Business has been making waves recently--it just announced a major deal with GM and its Apps for Government has become something of a darling among federal and state agencies looking to go to the cloud to reduce ...
Closeup: Climate Extremes and Global Warming
New York Times (blog)
By ANDREW C. REVKIN A few hours ago, I was able to catch Chris Field, a leader of the panel's Working Group 2 focused on impacts and adaptation for a brief text chat on the challenges in this charged arena. Passions are heightened by extraordinary ...
NVIDIA's Maximus technology packs CPU and GPU warrior powers ...
By James Trew
Back in August, NVIDIA sneaked us a few deets about its curious Maximus project, and now the joint CPU / GPU card is officially ready.
Engadget
Technology Hump Is Perverted Fun from SNL [VIDEO]
By Zachary Sniderman
Ever want to see an iPad get it on with an Xbox 360 controller in a diorama hotel room voiced by actors from Saturday Night Live?
Mashable » Video
Teaching Without Technology? | MindShift
By Tina Barseghian
New technology is a lightning rod and polarizing force because it not only begins to influence what we see and how we see it, but, over time, who we are, writes Nicholas Carr in his book, “The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains. ...
MindShift
Better Project Staffing with Social Technology - H. James Wilson ...
By H. James Wilson, Salvatore Parise, PJ Guinan, Bruce Weinberg, and Eliana Crosina
Business bloggers at Harvard Business Review discuss a variety of business topics including managing people, innovation, leadership, and more.
HBR.org
RealClearPolitics - Technology Rewrites 4th Amendment
By Gordon Crovitz, Wall Street Journal
AP Photo. Technology has changed how information flows, how people communicate, and even the meaning of "friend," which has become a verb. Now, add to the imperial reach of technology the power to rewrite constitutional protections. ...
RealClearPolitics - Homepage
The Technology Behind Rainbow 6 Patriots - Features - www ...
By Jeff Cork
Ubisoft Montreal explains how the team is using the latest technology to push development.
Features
Offices to make use of Kinect technology? | Ubergizmo
By Edwin Kee
You know, going to the office is not all that bad, especially if your employer happens to be one of [...]
Ubergizmo
The LinkedIn Blog » Blog Archive LinkedIn opens Technology ...
By Ganesh Krishnan
Ed. note: India is one of the fastest-growing member bases in the LinkedIn network. To keep pace with our rapid growth, we've opened a technology center in Bangalore.
The LinkedIn Blog
Six technology tools for improving client communication — Slaw
By Dan Pinnington
Technology is becoming an ever greater part of our lives, both personally and professionally. On a daily basis most of us use a cellphone or smartphone, a desktop computer and the Internet. Many of us will have an iPad or other tablet device ...
Slaw
New cellphone battery technology promises ten times longer life ...
By Kate Taylor
They've created an electrode for lithium-ion batteries that allows the batteries to hold a charge up to 10 times greater than current technology and charge 10 times faster. "Even after 150 charges, which would be one year or more of operation, ...
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