30 November 2011

Microsoft's Shrinking Window For Tablets

Microsoft's Shrinking Window For Tablets: Its Fifth-Mover Product Strategy Is Late
Forbes
By JP Gownder, Forrester is bullish on Windows 8 as a product for consumers. Windows 8, Microsoft is adapting Windows in key ways that make it better suited to compete in the post-PC era, including a touch-first UI, an app marketplace, and the ability ...
Lenovo unveils three new Android tablets--5, 7, and 10 inchers
CNET
by Lance Whitney November 29, 2011 7:53 AM PST Follow @lancewhit Lenovo is shaking up the tablet market with three new devices scheduled to hit its home base of China next month. Ranging in size from five to seven to ten inches, the new tablets will be ...
Macworld Guide to AppleCare
Computerworld
By Kirk McElhearn Macworld - I'm sure you've had this happen: You're buying a TV, a refrigerator, or a digital camera, and the salesperson tries to pressure you or maybe even scare you into paying for an extended warranty. In some cases, the expense may ...
UPS Phishing Scam Targets Cyber Monday Shoppers
PC Magazine
By Sara Yin As soon as you hit "confirm purchase," the anticipation begins: when will your package arrive? Preying on the emotionally charged experience, hackers know many of you will throw caution to the wind and click into an email that says “UPS ...
Cyber Monday continues as sales figures roll in
Washington Post
It may be Tuesday, but retailers are milking every bit of excitement they can from Cyber Monday by continuing to offer deep discounts throughout the week. Amazon, Wal-Mart and others are putting up a week of Cyber Monday-like deals on their Web sites, ...
Cisco: Global cloud traffic will increase 12-fold by 2015
VentureBeat
Better grab an umbrella, because it's about to get real cloudy. A new study by Cisco estimates that global traffic generated by cloud computing services will increase a staggering 12 times by 2015 compared to cloud traffic in 2010, while data center ...
You've Never Heard Of SoJo, But Ellen DeGeneres Invested In Its $8 Million Pre ...
San Francisco Chronicle
Over the summer we wrote about a startup in stealth mode that was attracting a lot of attention from celebrity investors. We called it a "good natured Zynga." The startup we were talking about is SoJo Studios. It is launching today with its first game, ...
EU Advocate General: You Can't Copyright a Programming Language
ReadWriteWeb
By Scott M. Fulton, III / November 29, 2011 7:30 AM / 0 Comments In an opinion which, if affirmed by judges, would have dramatic impact on the definition of software and standards - at least in Europe if not eventually worldwide - the Advocate General ...
A huge swathe of East Africa has seen severe drought for several years
BBC News
Despite non-record temperatures this year, the Earth's surface is continuing to get warmer, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). In its annual briefing to the UN climate summit, the agency says 2011 is so far the 10th warmest year ...
Laptops: Seagate boosts speed with hybrid drive
Christian Science Monitor
Laptops get up to three times speedier access to data with next-generation Seagate flash memory/hard drive. Seven manufacturers will ship new laptops with the Momentus XT drive. By Dean Takahashi, VentureBeat / November 29, 2011 Blending chip-based...
Cisco, Google, VMware Put Big Bucks Behind Puppet Labs
CRN
By Andrew R Hickey, CRN A trio of tech titans -- Cisco, Google and VMware -- has made a major investment in cloud and virtualization provisioning player Puppet Labs. Puppet Labs Tuesday said it closed $8.5 million in Series C funding, cash the company ...
9 Mobile Health Apps Worth A Closer Look
InformationWeek
Lisa Henderson 11/29/2011 There's no doubt: Clinicians love their mobile devices. Among many new health apps, here are 9 that healthcare professionals and their patients should investigate. There's no doubt about it: Clinicians are in love with mobile ...
Exclusive: Millions of printers open to devastating hack attack, researchers say
msnbc.com
This time-lapsed image of a screen on an HP LaserJet shows the impact of a rogue print job used to reprogram the device. By Bob Sullivan Could a hacker from half-way around the planet control your printer and give it instructions so frantic that it ...
ESRB finally offers mobile ratings, without Android, iPhone
TG Daily
After years of trying to rediscover itself in a world that is no longer monopolized by packaged retail video games, the ESRB will now rate mobile apps. But the victory for the regulatory board won't go too far because Google and Apple have decided not ...
Google Catalogs comes to Android tablets
Inquirer
By Lawrence Latif Google has managed to sign up a number of big-name US retailers to the service, highlighting how much clout Google has in attracting brands. It doesn't take Mystic Meg to see the firm could link it to retailers' web stores and a ...
Twitter Buys Mobile Security Startup Whisper
InformationWeek (blog)
Two-person development shop created software for secure text and voice communications on Android smartphones. By Mathew J. Schwartz InformationWeek Twitter has snapped up Whisper Systems, a two-person mobile security software development firm that was ...
Kasich softens search for overpaid welfare recipients
Ravenna Record Courier
COLUMBUS — Gov. John Kasich said Monday that he doesn't think the state should be hunting down welfare recipients who, through no fault of their own, received too much in public assistance in recent decades. The governor made the comments less than a ...
European Union wants a universal approach to data protection
Inquirer
By Dean Wilson EUROPEAN UNION (EU) Commissioner for Justice Vivianne Reding has proposed that EU member states should have a unified approach to data protection in place of national laws. Speaking at a data protection conference at the American Chamber ...
Dragon Shout: A Hip, Upcoming 'Skyrim' Map App
Touch Arcade
One of Skyrim's greatest strengths is its ridiculous amount of content. But that also ties into one of its biggest weaknesses: unless you're insane, you're going to have to pass on some of what the game has to offer in order to retain a measure of ...
iFixit's iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 transparent rear panel kits on sale
The Verge
By Dieter Bohn on November 29, 2011 08:19 am 0Comments Cyber Monday may be over, but we'd be remiss if we didn't point out one more deal: iFixit's kit that replaces the rear iPhone 4S panel with transparent glass to show off the phone's internals. ...
HP pairs Autonomy and Vertica software
Computerworld
By Joab Jackson IDG News Service - Hewlett-Packard is quickly putting to use its recent acquisitions of Autonomy and Vertica, integrating the software from these companies into a single software package, called the HP Next Generation Information ...
The future of technology means making the computer disappear ...
By Mathew Ingram
Whether it's mobile devices like Square's payment system or products that monitor our health and wellness, one of the threads running through the recent GigaOM RoadMap conference was the idea that successful technology involves making ...
GigaOM
Newer Technology Power2U AC/USB Wall Outlet: More power to ...
By Steven Sande
I'll admit that I'm not the best person to be writing about a do-it-yourself project involving electricity. After all, I've zapped myself more than once.
TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog
Quid makes million-dollar maps of technology's past, present… and ...
By Ciara Byrne
Iraqi insurgency groups and Silicon Valley startups may not appear to have a lot in common, but according to Quid's Chief Technical Officer Sean Gourley, the mathematics underlying innovation and conflict are not that different.
VentureBeat
The latest advance in smartphone technology -- a corded handset ...
By Deborah Netburn
Retro headsets for smart phones may reduce cell phone radiation.
L.A. Times Tech Blog
Technology brings new tools to classroom : News : ValleyCentral.com
By Astrid Martinez
Technology is everywhere, touching almost every part of our lives, our communities, our homes. These days it is also in our schools, a part of everyday learning in the classroom.
Valley Central - KGBT - News...
Trying to keep up with Technology and Blogging
By Dave Campbell
Trying to keep up with Technology and Blogging. A little bit of everything... The heading above got changed a bunch during writing and I finally settled on that because this has become a 'stream of consciousness' post... or maybe a stream of ...
Silverlight Cream
Is technology friend or foe to Santa Claus?
By Associated Press
“I have a love-hate relationship with technology and Santa,” said Kristi Kovalak, a mom in St. Louis. “The beauty of Santa is the not knowing. Technology is all about knowing, and knowing this instant. I swear, Google is the nemesis of the North ...
Maryland Daily Record
Jobs for Bloggers - ProBlogger Job Board - Technology Blogger
By Techerator.com
Description. Techerator.com is a technology blog that specializes in guides, How-To's, and tips about a broad range of tech-related topics. Techerator was founded in 2009 and has served over 1.3 million pageviews to readers all over the ...
ProBlogger Job Board
The Best Siri Hacks So Far - Technology - The Atlantic Wire
By Rebecca Greenfield
Dissatisfied with Siri's already impressive personal assistant skills, hackers have taken her to the next level, manipulating her technology to do more than just send text messages.
The Atlantic Wire
New Intellectuals: Technology and Its Augean Stables : Beyond ...
By Stephen E. Arnold
When one considers technology, I think it is a good idea to have a point of reference. The write up does not offer the type of anchor that even a third tier university lecturer would trot out to a group of students talking in a student center over milk ...
Beyond Search

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