25 November 2011

Friday's Partial Solar Eclipse

How to View This Week's Partial Solar Eclipse
Space.com
by Geoff Gaherty, Starry Night Education A partial solar eclipse will be visible from some of the southernmost parts of Earth this Friday (Nov. 25). In a total solar eclipse, the moon completely covers the sun, totally blocking its light and allowing ...
Gameloft announces iPad titles for Jetstar's rental program
Gamezebo
By Mike Thompson If you've got a flight coming up with Jetstar Airways, odds are that you'll have a relatively long flight. However, instead of subjecting you to boring repeats of Friends or censored versions of your favorite Hollywood blockbusters, ...
Now The Sun claims 'Xbox fraud cover up'... But it's still old news
Computerandvideogames.com
The Sun newspaper's accused Microsoft of a "cover up" after it dismissed its front page "exclusive" claiming Xbox Live had been hacked. Earlier this week, The Sun's front page boldly shouted of "Xbox cyber fraud" in a "crime exclusive", but ultimately ...
Hyperdimension Neptunia MK 2 Coming in February
Just Push Start
This shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone, but NISA is bringing over the sequel of Hyperdimension Neptunia. The sequel title Hyperdimension Neptunia MK 2 is set to release in February, though there isn'ta set date yet. ...
For Thanksgiving, give your parents a treat: upgrade their browser
Ars Technica
By Peter Bright | Published November 24, 2011 9:00 AM Thanksgiving is here, and across the US millions will be visiting parents and grandparents, eating themselves into a coma, and watching sports on TV. Though it's traditional to spend Friday giving ...
RIP Lynn Margulis, Biological Rebel
Scientific American (blog)
By John Horgan | November 24, 2011 | The biologist Lynn Margulis died on November 22 at the age of 73. I adapted the following essay about her from my 1996 book The End of Science. Lynn Margulis was among the most creative challengers of mainstream ...
Spotify Boosts Paid Subscribers by 25% After Music Service Joins Facebook
Bloomberg
By Andy Fixmer - Wed Nov 23 18:37:12 GMT 2011 Spotify Ltd., the music-streaming service, increased paying customers by 25 percent after allowing Facebook users to share and stream music. Spotify has 2.5 million subscribers, a gain of 500000 since ...
Arctic sea ice loss unprecedented in 1450 years
CBC.ca
The recent loss of sea ice in the Arctic is greater than any natural variation in the past 1½ millennia, a Canadian study shows. Ice and sediment cores Direct information about sea ice coverage can be obtained by counting fossils of sea ice dwellers, ...
Google Ends Effort to Make Cheap, Renewable Energy
Fox News
SAN FRANCISCO – Google has abandoned an ambitious project to make renewable energy cheaper than coal, the latest target of Chief Executive Larry Page's moves to focus the Internet giant on fewer efforts. Google said on Tuesday that it was pulling the...
ISS team feeling gravity's pull after six-month mission
RT
Just back from a long stint in space, ISS cosmonauts have shared with journalists their experiences of a tense mission prolonged by the Progress-M's unexpected crash. The re-supply module Progress-M crashed after its launch in late August, ...
NEW McLAREN AUTOMOTIVE FILM
3D Car Shows
2011 is not just the launch year for the McLaren MP4-12C, but for a new car company, with its past and future rooted in motorsport and with technological innovation, manufacturing skill, and a unique heritage at its core. ...
Engineers boosts battery strength & recharging speed
BerryReview
by Terrence T on November 23rd, 2011 · 4 Comments Weird as it sounds, but it seems like the engineers at Northwestern University in the US have managed to not only increase the charge of the battery, but also increase its efficiency! ...
Steam Autumn Sale Kicks off with Serious Savings
Gnews
As if there weren'ta bazillion top tier new releases to play already, Valve adds to everyone's backlog of games with some unbeatable deals on Steam. With Skyrim, Saint's Row the Third, Modern Warfare 3, Battlefield 3, Batman: Arkham City, and gods only ...
Chrono Trigger headed to iOS next month
GameSpot
By Jonathan Downin, GameSpot Square Enix confirms classic RPG will hit iPhone, iPod Touch in December with touch-customized controls. Apple's mobile devices have served as host to several Square Enix re-releases over the past few years. ...
Cost of rural commutes revealed
Atlantic FM
The Countryside Alliance has revealed just how much it's costing rural motorists to commute to work. Cornish motorists spend on average £70 pounds a month just to get to work.. The Countryside Alliance say motorists from rural areas are hit hardest at ...
Goal-line technology could come to Premier League next season ...
By MirrorFootball
Goal-line technology could be coming to the Premier League as early as next season. If current trials on a number of systems work, the FA are prepared to bring in cameras for the 2012-13 campaign, according to general secretary Alex Horne. ...
Mirror Football
Trade war with China over solar technology could cut both ways ...
By Ted Sickinger, The Oregonian
If it's war -- and the U.S. government will decide that this spring -- Oregon has a parochial interest in saving 1000 manufacturing jobs at SolarWorld in Hillsboro. But tariffs cut both ways. A growing chorus of opponents claim tariffs are lose-lose ...
Washington County News
Technology is More than a Tool
By George
Often the saying, “technology is just a tool”, is said in the context of schools and learning. I (vaguely) remember writing a similar comment and being challenged regarding that same statement, but since then I have looked at technology in a ...
The Principal of Change
Technology Business Recap: Google Whittles Down, TiVo Talks ...
By info@wallstcheatsheet.com (Damien Hoffman)
All the top business stories of the day in the technology sector: Google Whittles Down, TiVo Talks Profitabilty.
Wall St. Cheat Sheet
peHUB » Comverse Technology Considers Bids
By Angela Sormani
Software developer Comverse Technology has been approached by bidders interested in its core division, sources close to the matter said to Reuters. Comverse Technology has been sharing financial information with prospective parties, ...
PE Hub News: Buyout Deals
Technology ETFs and Black Friday | ETF Trends
By Tom Lydon
Technology exchange traded funds may get a boost from digital sales, but this year technology may also be doing the shopping. Smartbook, Facebook, and Apple apps may turn out to be a shopper's best friend. “It's no longer “Black Friday, ...
ETF Trends
5 new technology gadgets that make great gifts - Holy Kaw!
5 new technology gadgets that make great gifts. Posted Nov 23rd, 2011 at 11:03 AM and seen. times. Tweet. Media_ The gift-giving season brings both joy and frustration to those determined to find just the right present ...
Holy Kaw!
'Goal-line Technology Could Be Used Next Season' – FA Predict A ...
By Alan Duffy
FA big-wig Alex Horne believes that the much-debated goal-line technology could finally be introduced into top level football as early as next season. Horne says that if one of the current systems which are being tested is found to work reliably, ...
Who Ate all the Pies
China overtakes U.S. as largest smartphone market in third quarter ...
China overtakes U.S. as largest smartphone market in third quarter. Nokia is top shipper of smartphones to China, followed by Samsung.
Technology
Britney Spears Is the Best Thing to Happen to Google+ - Technology ...
By Rebecca Greenfield
This morning, Google+ got some major celebrity cachet with Britney Spears surpassing Google CEO Larry Page as the most followed person on the network.
The Atlantic Wire
Goal Line Technology Could Be In Premier League Use Next ...
Now all we need is robot referees and the officiating will be fautless. Watch the Premier League Live Online Goal-line technology could be used as.
CaughtOffside
Korea Gas Technology Interested in Romania LNG Terminal ...
By LNG World News
Korea Gas Technology Corporation is interested in constructing a multi-billion euros LNG plant in Romania, Reuters and other media reported today. Korea.
LNG World News
What Technology Are You Thankful For? Tech Cocktail Shares Their ...
By techcocktail
Here at Tech Cocktail, we like technology. We are lucky that we get to cover a lot of really interesting startups and apps, some of which we adopt and realize.
Tech Cocktail
Review: Magical 'Hugo' Uses New Technology to Tell Old ...
By Robert Levin
It's hard to overstate just how amazing it is to consider a big-budget, major studio-produced 3D family adventure centered on Georges Méliès. Before.
Film School Rejects
Technology, Immigration, and are we a serious nation? And send ...
By jerrypournelle
If I were to wait until I could do a full revision of Strategy of Technology we might be a very long time; so next week I will try to do a brief essay on the application of a strategy of technology to our current strategic situation, and what might be ...
Chaos Manor - Jerry Pournelle
Technology Entrepreneurship
Chuck Eesley is a professor in Stanford University's Management Science & Engineering group, teaching and doing research on technology entrepreneurship ...
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Documents show FCC warned about LightSquared
Washington Post
The Federal Communications Commission repeatedly defended its decision to grant special permission to a company to set up a controversial cellular network using satellites, despite a growing chorus of warnings this year about the system's safety, ...
Largest DDoS Attack So Far This Year Peaked at 45 Gbps, Says Company
PCWorld
By Lucian Constantin, IDG News A week-long DDoS attack that launched a flood of traffic at an Asian e-commerce company in early November was the biggest such incident so far this year, according to Prolexic, a company that defends websites against such ...
Scientists probe Earth's core, make mystifying discovery
Register
By Lewis Page • Get more from this author Scientists carrying out extreme boffinry into the makeup of the Earth's liquid core have announced that they are very puzzled to find it is not made of what they had thought it was. The great bulk of the liquid ...
Obama steps in as Britney Spears wrestles Page on Google+
Register
By Kelly Fiveash • Get more from this author Pop princess Britney Spears now has the most followers on Google+, which President Barack Obama's team just signed up to. Until yesterday, Mountain View Chocolate Factory boss Larry Page had the most people ...
BMW raising N. American prices by less than 1 pct.
BusinessWeek
German automaker BMW says it's raising prices on most of its models in North America to cover the cost of inflation. The company says it balanced inflation against competitive pressures and the auto sales market before deciding on increases of less ...
Sharp and Apple: What the Jefferies report really says
CNN
By Philip Elmer-DeWitt November 24, 2011: 8:53 AM ET Credit AllThingsD's John Paczkowski for finding the most headline-worthy nugget in the report issued Tuesday by Jefferies analyst Peter Misek on his recent trip to Japan. ...
Two Xbox 720 models reportedly planned
Computerandvideogames.com
That's according to a Digital Foundry report on GamesIndustry.biz, which says the platform holder is expected to take the two model approach much further with its new console. It will reportedly offer a "pared down system to be released as cheaply as ...
LG, Prada Renew Mobile-Phone Partnership for Handset in 2012
Bloomberg
By Chiara Remondini - Thu Nov 24 15:19:38 GMT 2011 LG Electronics Inc. (066570), the world's third-largest handset maker, and Prada SpA said they renewed their partnership and will release a new smartphone next year. The device, dubbed Prada phone by ...
Lawsuit over 'Jew or not Jew' iPhone app dropped
Sydney Morning Herald
French anti-racism groups dropped a lawsuit Thursday against Apple Inc. over an iPhone app called "Jew or not Jew?" after it was removed from circulation worldwide. Lawyer Stephane Lilti, representing four anti-racism associations, said the decision ...

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