29 November 2011

Google's Graveyard: Dead Products Of 2011

Google's Graveyard: Dead Products Of 2011
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"
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)
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
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
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'
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
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
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
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
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 ...

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 ...

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