23 November 2011

China is the world's largest smartphone market

China Outstrips US in Smartphone Market
Wall Street Journal
By SVEN GRUNDBERG STOCKHOLM—China overtook the US as the world's largest smartphone market by volume in the third quarter, according to a report by research firm Strategy Analytics. A model displays the Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone in Hong Kong in ...
A Charlie Brown Christmas Comes To The iPad
Wired News
By John Madden Last Friday evening, sitting on the couch playing with my newly downloaded A Charlie Brown Christmas app for the iPad, I was struck by the difference between what kids watch these days and what we watched when we were younger. ...
Hewlett-Packard Offers Alternative to Oracle-Shunned Chips
BusinessWeek
By Aaron Ricadela Nov. 23 (Bloomberg) -- Hewlett-Packard Co. is giving customers an alternative to machines that use Intel Corp.'s Itanium chips, a family of products that's losing popularity after Oracle Corp. stopped developing related software. ...
EC lets WD take over Hitachi hard drive business, with conditions
Computerworld
By Jennifer Baker IDG News Service - Western Digital will be allowed to take over Hitachi's hard-disk drive business, but only if it sells off a 3.5-inch hard-disk drive production plant. The ruling was made by the European Commission on Wednesday. ...
Google Unveils Shutdown Plans for Knol, Wave, More
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius Google continued its out-of-season spring cleaning this week, announcing shutdown dates for several of its products, including Gears, Wave, Knol, and more. "To recap, we're in the process of shutting a number of products which ...
Microsoft Preps Kinect for Windows Hardware
eWeek
Microsoft is readying Kinect for Windows hardware, as it aims to expand the game controller's reach beyond the Xbox 360. Microsoft is prepping new Kinect hardware especially designed for Windows, as the company seeks to expand the utility of the ...
Report: Apple, Big Fish Team Up for iPad Game Subscriptions
PC Magazine
By Leslie Horn Now that Apple has nailed subscriptions for magazines and newspapers via Newsstand, the company is adding the first game subscription service for the iPad. According to a Bloomberg report, users will be able to access unlimited games ...
'Social Network' scribe 'strongly considering' Steve Jobs movie
Apple Insider
By Sam Oliver Aaron Sorkin, an Oscar-winning screenwriter for his work on The Social Network, has said he is "strongly considering" writing a movie based on the life of Steve Jobs. Sony has asked Sorkin to write the movie, it's an offer that he's ...
Hubble snaps mystery green death nebula in NGC 1846
Register
By Brid-Aine Parnell • Get more from this author NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured an image of the death of a star in a nearby dwarf galaxy. Hubble snapped the shot of the cumbersomely named Globular Cluster NGC 1846, a collection of hundreds ...
Apple Hiring More Cloud Execs, Report
The Mac Observer
Apple is in the process of boosting its ranks of senior-level executives with experience cloud technologies and Web-based software development, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. Citing unnamed “people familiar with the matter,” the ...
Samsung Mocks Apple Fanboys in Galaxy S ll Commercial
DailyTech
The past year's events have made it pretty clear that Apple and Samsung aren't the best of friends. Apple initially accused Samsung of copying Apple's iPhone and iPad designs when developing the Galaxy line, and a long list of lawsuits have been ...
Climategate 2.0: Fresh trove of embarrassing emails
Register
By Andrew Orlowski • Analysis There was always an element of tragedy in the first “Climategate” emails, as scientists were under pressure to tell a story that the physical evidence couldn't support – and that the scientists ...
John Carmack gives Doom 3 source code to public
SlashGear
This is cool news. I really liked Doom 3 when it first came out, it was one of those games I needed to play with the lights on since something was always jumping out and scaring the crap out of me. If you are a fan of Doom 3 id's John Carmack has now ...
Mall monitoring shoppers by tapping into their cellphones
Los Angeles Times
A Temecula mall is using a new computer program that will track the movements of Thanksgiving weekend shoppers using their cellphones. The Temecula Promenade is one of two malls testing out the new technology, which mall operators said is designed to ...
Penguin Restores Library Lending To Kindle, But Not For New E-Books
paidContent.org
Penguin is once again making its e-books available to libraries through Kindle, OverDrive reports. New Penguin e-books, however, remain unavailable to libraries on any platform. 'Get for Kindle' for all Penguin eBooks in your catalog has been restored ...
Gates back on stand in Utah in $1B antitrust trial
BusinessWeek
By PAUL FOY Microsoft's Bill Gates insisted that changes to Windows 95 that undermined a rival word processor were meant to protect the Windows operating system from crashing and not to hurt a competitor. Gates completed a second day of testimony ...
Black Friday has Become One of the Best Times of the Year to Buy TVs
Sacramento Bee
By Art Van Furniture WARREN, Mich., Nov. 23, 2011 -- /PRNewswire/ -- It's no secret Black Friday is one of the best days of the year to buy a new TV so the experts in Big Screen TV's, Paul's TV inside Art Van Furniture, have put together five helpful ...
Lens Dial gives your iPhone the ultimate photography kit
DVICE
The latest iPhone 4S has already been widely acknowledged as possibly the only camera you'll ever need, unless you're a DSLR fanatic. Now there's a super lens kit designed to help you get the most out of your digital point and shoot. ...
Black Friday Network Impact: Will It Be a Kindle Christmas, or an iPad New Year?
ConnectedPlanet
By Rich Karpinski The holiday season has become synonymous with spending on personal tech devices -- and those trends have a huge impact on the traffic carrier networks will see in the next year as well. So what is at the top of this year's holiday...
Beached Whale Towed Back to Sea
NBC San Diego
By Lauren Steussy Lifeguards towed a 67-foot fin whale that washed up on a cove in Point Loma back into the sea Wednesday morning. The whale beached itself on the cove near the Point Loma Waste Treatment Plant on Nov. 12. Lifeguards have been waiting ...
Federal officials say no 'malicious activity' connected to Illinois water pump ...
Washington Post
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Federal authorities say reports that hacking caused a water pump failure in Illinois' capital city aren't true. Department of Homeland Security spokesman Chris Ortman says initial reports over the weekend about the failure in ...
The Humble Introversion Bundle Goes Live, Good Games For Good Causes
Ve3d.com
You know what, I'm really starting to love these Humble Bundles. They're simple, effective, and very rewarding for both the buyer and the recipient(s). The Humble Introversion Bundle is much like the previous bundles, in that you can pay what you'd ...
Rayman 3 HD Coming to PSN and XBLA
Game Freaks 365
Today, Ubisoft announced that in celebration of the return of Rayman in his all-new adventure, Rayman Origins, the fan favorite Rayman 3 Hoodlum Havoc is returning with an all-new high-definition makeover for Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network ...
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Apple's 3D recognition patent
Register
By Anna Leach • Get more from this author Apple secured a patent yesterday on software to create and identify 3D models of faces, animals, aircraft, military vehicles and tumours in one of the more unusual tech patents to be awarded in recent months. ...
Is That New BioWare Game a Mercenaries Game? Or a Command & Conquer One? How ...
Kotaku
Here's an interesting theory, hatched by an astute video game message-board poster: the new BioWare game that will be revealed during next month's Spike TV Video Game Awards is a Mercenaries game. NeoGAF message board user Nirolak notices that EA's ...
Dehydration: EU says you CAN'T claim drinking water stops body drying out
Daily Mail
UKIP MEP Paul Nuttall: 'I had to read this four or five times before I believed it. This makes the bendy banana law look positively sane' By Steve Doughty and Claire Bates Dehydration is defined as a shortage of water in the body ¿ but the European ...
Oregon picked as Honda Fit EV test market
Sustainable Business Oregon
By Christina Williams The Honda Fit EV will debut in just two markets next summer — California and Oregon. Citizens of just two states will get to drive Honda's newest electric vehicle — the Fit EV — that debuted last week at the Los Angeles Auto Show. ...
5 Cities Harnessing Breakthrough Geothermal Technology
By Lauren Hockenson
Did you know that there's a mountain of energy underneath your feet? Check out five cities putting it to good use.
Mashable » Tech
The Museum Of Soviet And Russian Technology | English Russia
By kulichik
Different models of telephones are presented in the hall. The Polaroid was made in the USSR. Stereocamera Sputnik. Photographic rifle. Cinematograph projector. Tu-22 instrument board. Jet engine. Model of Luna-16 (Moon-16) that brought ...
English Russia
Car Design Technology | Ubergizmo
By Eliane Fiolet
Car designs have changed quite bit since their inception, and it's fair to say that cars went through a lot [...]
Ubergizmo
Good World Solutions Expands Technology to Connect Companies ...
By Fairtrade
Good World Solutions, (formerly World of Good Development Organization) has relaunched and partnered with Fair Trade USA in order to expand its technology tools and reach over a million workers. The organization will drive change ...
Corporate Social Responsibility ...
Chemical-detection technology helps saves lives
By John Rivera
During the latter part of the twentieth century and the first decades of the twenty first centurytechnology has helped every aspect of the way police officers and other first responders assist the.
PoliceOne Daily News
PaaS: It's about innovation – not technology | VentureBeat
By John Dillon
John Dillon is CEO of cloud platform company Engine Yard. It seems like every week there is a new Platform as a Service (PaaS) or beta cloud offering hitting the market.
VentureBeat
deal architect : Of sausages and technology
Rob Carter, CIO at Fedex, is an executive I have long respected. Every event I have seen him present at, it has been in business terms – not geek talk. He made a comment, though, last year to Chris Murphy...
deal architect
Technology helps Black Friday, Cyber Monday gift shoppers get ...
Many have been using new technologies to pick and choose which shops to head to - either in person or online - in finding the value for what they want.
Local News
Six degrees of separation? Facebook says try five - latimes.com
By Deborah Netburn
Facebook:The Facebook data team has released a study that says its users are connected via five degrees of separation. Not six.
L.A. Times Tech Blog
PR Balrog Showcases His High Damage Spencer Technology in ...
By iantothemax
After making mention of some new Spencer technology in a variety of tweets, PR Balrog uploaded an excellent combo video that showcases some incredibly high damaging strategies. Highlights include a corner to corner string of 963700 ...
Shoryuken
Top Technology Stock Holdings of Soros Fund Management in 3rd ...
By info@wallstcheatsheet.com (Damien Hoffman)
Top Technology Stock Holdings of Soros Fund Management in 3rd Quarter.
Wall St. Cheat Sheet
3Ts 2012: Engaging Students with Teaching, Technology, and ...
By Sheila Webber
How have underlying principles and theories guided your inclusion of a specific technology or technologies in the classroom? * How did teaching and technology connect to improve bothtechnological literacy and learning? * How has your ...
Information Literacy Weblog
Facebook Contest Aims to Give Nonprofits Technology Makeovers ...
By Cody Switzer
The company is asking nonprofits to “like” its Toshiba for Good page, then submit a short video explaining why their organization would benefit from a technology makeover. The $100000 prize includes consulting services, printers, computers, ...
Social Philanthropy
Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Defense Technology 56895 MK-9 ...
Whenever I need to breezily inflict discipline on unruly citizens, I know I can trust DefenseTechnology 56895 MK-9 Stream, 1.3% Red Band/1.3% Blue Band ...
www.amazon.com/Defense-Technology.../B0058EOAUE
25 worst passwords of 2011 revealed - Technology & Science - CBC ...
The most common passwords of 2011 — obviously ones you should avoid using — range from the simple password and 123456, to football and michael, data ...
www.cbc.ca/.../technology-worst-passwords-splashdata.html

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