11 November 2011

iOS 5.0.1 fix battery drain bug?

iOS 5.0.1 didn't fix battery drain bug, say some users
CNET
by Lance Whitney November 11, 2011 7:45 AM PST Follow @lancewhit Apple rolled out iOS 5.0.1 yesterday in large part to squash a battery drain bug, but some say their batteries are still losing charge at a fast rate. A variety of comments on the Apple ...
New nano-SIM card will result in thinner smartphones
Computerworld
By Mikael Rickn√§s IDG News Service - A new, smaller SIM card, dubbed nano-SIM, will free up room for additional memory and larger batteries, helping phone vendors create thinner devices, German company Giesecke & Devrient said on Friday. ...
One in Five Chinese Consumers Looking to Buy a Mac
PC Magazine
By Leslie Horn Apple is set to continue its rapid growth in China; a new survey found that one in five people want a Mac as their next computer. As reported by AppleInsider, Morgan Stanley's AlphaWise survey found that only 5 percent of Chinese users ...
Logitech confesses to 'gigantic' mistake with Google TV
CNET
by Lance Whitney November 11, 2011 5:32 AM PST Follow @lancewhit Logitech is halting production of its Google TV Revue set-top boxes, acknowledging that the whole affair was a financial disaster for the company. At an Analyst and Investor Day hosted by ...
Review: Skyward Sword slashes Zelda's sacred cows
Ars Technica
By Chris Kohler, wired.com | Published November 11, 2011 8:57 AM Have you ever played a game that took forever to come out, only to find yourself wondering, "What the hell were they doing for all this time, anyway?" The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword ...
Fusion boffins crack shreddy eddy plasma puzzle
Register
By Lewis Page • Get more from this author Physicists in the US are patting themselves on the back today as they prepare to announce that they've got a grip on a knotty problem troubling anyone designing working nuclear fusion powerplants - which could ...
Zipcar to open regional office in LA
BusinessWeek
Zipcar Inc. said Thursday that it reached a deal with Los Angeles city officials to set up a regional office in the city and expand its presence there. Los Angeles will be the car-sharing service's 16th major metropolitan market. ...
Unlocked iPhone 4S now for sale as Sprint locks down its own iPhones
Ars Technica
By Jacqui Cheng | Published November 11, 2011 9:51 AM Those who held off on an iPhone 4S purchase until the unlocked version became available can now whip out their credit cards—but it's gonna hurt. Apple began selling unlocked versions of the iPhone ...
Sony Looks to Trump Apple in Race for Next-Gen TV, CEO Says
PCWorld
By Ian Paul, PCWorld Nov 11, 2011 6:35 AM Apple isn't the only company reportedly plotting to revolutionize the television set, Sony is also on the case, according to company CEO Howard Stringer. Stringer said all major television manufacturers, ...
Facebook, US Government Close to a Privacy Settlement
DailyTech
It's no secret that Facebook has had privacy-related troubles in the past and present. The social networking giant has given apps access to user information such as addresses and phone numbers, and released features like facial recognition which ...
Consumer's guide to downloadable gifts
BusinessWeek
By JESSICA MINTZ Remember when gifts were objects, purchased or crafted and wrapped with a bow, then presented with a flourish? Over the last few years, gift cards have become a popular alternative, and now as we become increasingly connected to our ...
Google buys brace of start-ups to out-Facebook Facebook
Register
By Kelly Fiveash • Get more from this author Google may want to insist that it is not interested in building a social network, but that didn't stop the company from buying a pair of start-ups yesterday that just so happened to be covered in social goo. ...
Review: 'Skyrim' Reaches New Heights of Adventure
ABC News
By LOU KESTEN AP I've explored the highest mountains and the deepest dungeons. I've killed hundreds of wolves, bandits and zombies, and been mauled by bears, trolls and giants. I've helped out lovelorn suitors, ghosts and a talking dog, and foiled the ...
Kindle Fire adds Hulu Plus support
SlashGear
Amazon has announced that Hulu Plus will be joining Netflix on the Kindle Fire, as the retailer does its best to outplay the B&N NOOK Tablet when it comes to streaming media options. The Hulu Plus app, Amazon tells us, joins the roster of titles ...
Millions at risk as hackers breach Steam gaming network
Telegraph.co.uk
The credit card information of 35 million gamers is at risk after hackers gained access to a database at Steam, a distribution network for major PC titles including Call of Duty and Skyrim. By Christopher Williams, Technology Correspondent Valve, ...
Analysis says $79 Kindle costs $84 to make
The Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A recent analysis from IHS iSuppli determined that Amazon's $79 Kindle e-reader, which is the online retailer's cheapest Kindle thus far, costs $84.25 to make. In the report, iSuppli said the total cost of materials for the Kindle ...
Apple Store Self-Check Out: Shopping, Perfected
TIME
By Harry McCracken | @harrymccracken | November 11, 2011 | + There are many things I like about the Apple Store's unorthodox approach to retailing. One I don't: The fact that most of its locations have done away with the traditional check-out with a ...
Adobe promises to keep patching Flash on mobile ... but doesn't say for how long
ITworld.com
By Gregg Keizer, Computerworld | Mobile & Wireless Add a new comment November 11, 2011, 6:54 AM — Adobe has promised to support the soon-to-be-orphaned Flash Player plug-in for mobile browsers, but has not said how long it will continue to patch ...
Russian scientists rush to salvage Mars probe
Knovel
Scientists in Russia are endeavoring to salvage a mission to Mars, following complications that left its unmanned spacecraft stuck in Earth's orbit. Russian researchers reacted swiftly to news this week that its spacecraft to Mars had failed to travel ...
The Jobs and Wozniak of Georgian England: Echoes
Bloomberg
By Regina Lee Blaszczyk Fri Nov 11 13:38:54 GMT 2011 Comments With the death of Steve Jobs, and the publication of Walter Isaacson's much-hyped biography of him, everyone is talking about entrepreneurship and design. The media describe Jobs as an ...
EQII Age of Discovery pre-orders available
Joystiq
by Jef Reahard on Nov 11th 2011 11:00AM EverQuest II may be gearing up for free-to-play, but Sony Online Entertainment is still charging a premium for the game's latest digital expansion. When Age of Discovery launches next month, the content pack will ...
Killer solar flares are physically impossible, says NASA
io9
Although we are ramping up to a high in solar activity, there's no reason to look at the sun with fear and horror. NASA has announced that a killer solar flare is a physical impossibility. The eleven year cycle of high solar activity could do a little ...
EPA Finds Fracking Compound in Wyoming Aquifer
ProPublica
by Abrahm Lustgarten As the country awaits results from a nationwide safety study on the natural gas drilling process of fracking, a separate government investigation into contamination in a place where residents have long complained that drilling ...
Limbo celebrates one million in sales with Mac OS release by 'end of the year'
Joystiq
by Christopher Grant on Nov 10th 2011 1:00PM After a half-price XBLA sale sent the excellent indie Limbo to the top of the best-sellers list last week, developer Playdead has announced that it's sold one million copies of the punishing platformer ...
Japetella heathi octopus uses duel camouflage system to baffle all predators
Daily Mail
In the ever-evolving arms race of the deep sea, camouflage is the name of the game. Other than making yourself attractive to a potential mate, most sea creatures rate being invisible to predators as a high priority. Now a marine expert has discovered a ...
Microsoft retail store opens up in Northern California
Ubergizmo
By Edwin Kee on 11/10/2011 19:20 PST I still remember the scene in the “Devil's Advocate” that saw Al Pacino, playing the role of the devil, purposely putting his finger into a bowl of holy water at a church, making it boil in the process. ...
News from the Google front
Sydney Morning Herald (blog)
On Tuesday this week Google once again opened its doors to about 1300 local developers at the Sydney Convention Centre. Registration was smooth and done entirely on Android devices. Alan Noble, Google's engineering director for Australia and New ...
'Pristine' gas from early universe discovered
TG Daily
Astronomers have discovered two clouds of gas that are still in the same state as they were just minutes after the Big Bang. By the time a few hundred million years passed, the primordial gas, consisting of hydrogen and helium, condensed to form the ...
Jack Dorsey: Technology like Twitter makes us more human — Tech ...
By Colleen Taylor
In the super connected world in which we live now, people often lament about the downfall of old-fashioned face-to-face interaction. But according to Jack Dorsey, the co-founder of Twitter and Square, technology done right can actually make ...
GigaOM
Beyond the Roomba: How iRobot's Technology Is Making War ...
By Lauren Drell
iRobot doesn't just make those automated floor cleaners. The company's 60-pound robots are used in the battlefield -- and elsewhere -- for IED defeat, reconnaissance and surveillance.
Mashable!
David Wygant: Does Too Much Technology Cause Divorce?
By David Wygant
We have access to so much information that we really suffer from a kind of information overload. I believe that this is killing marriages today. It's leading to higher divorce rates.
The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com
HTML5: A Look Behind the Technology Changing the Web - Don ...
By Don Clark
A year and a half after Steve Jobs endorsed it in an unusual essay, a set of programming techniques called HTML5 is rapidly winning over the Web.
AllThingsD
Green Vehicle Technology, Where Are We At? | Ubergizmo
By Eliane Fiolet
Photo: Eco Car via Shutterstock Electric Vehicle, a very old technology Electric cars have been around for a very long [...]
Ubergizmo
Gallery: Fun Technology Gifts For 2011 « CBS Philly
By petermilo1025
Need a gift for the technophile in your life? Here are a few fun and exciting gift ideas you probably haven't thought of.
CBS Philly
New Athlete Tracking Technology Could Lead to Artificial ...
By Andrew Liszewski
They're slowly taking over our world, but the one skillset that robots and computers haven't mastered yet is sportscasting. Keeping track of every single player on a basketball court is a real challenge for an artificial intelligence, but researchers ...
Gizmodo
Tiny Cell Technology Wins Engineering Award, Boosts MPG In Ford ...
By Matt Roush
Microscopic cells are helping to save weight and ultimately fuel in future Ford vehicles, starting with the instrument panel of the all-new Escape.
CBS Detroit
LEADING EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY PROVIDER ANNOUNCES ...
By eSchool News
WOODBURY, NY – (Nov. 10, 2011) – Learn360, an interactive media-on-demand service for the K-12 education market, today announces Learn360Awareness – an.
eSchool News
How Microsoft Kinect changed technology – What's Next - CNN.com ...
By John Sutter
By John D. Sutter, CNN When Microsoft Kinect -- the Xbox gaming camera that reads your body motions -- came onto the scene about a year ago, there were plenty of signs that body gestures were going to start controlling technological ...
What's Next
The Whirlpool of Life: Deep Technology
By Scott D. Sampson
What do kingfishers, Namibian beetles, and humpback whales have in common? Perhaps their genes have been used to make a super-cucumber. Or maybe the members of this unlikely trio serve as the namesakes of professional sporting ...
The Whirlpool of Life
The Science and Technology of Gaming Continues to Evolve » Blog ...
Far too often, we see gaming technology investors jumping into a portfolio that is far too aggressive. The end result can be disasterous, invoking many to file bankruptcy.” Further information about the gaming technology industry can be ...
The Science and Technology of...
Global market success depends on embracing technology, data ...
By Brittny Goodsell
GLENDALE – With all the new technology and endless data produced in a rapidly changing world, companies must adapt or risk being left behind, a group of global business leaders said Thursday. “Any companies that think that they do not ...
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