10 November 2011

Number of Wi-Fi hotspots to quadruple by 2015

Number of Wi-Fi hotspots to quadruple by 2015
Computerworld
By Mikael Rickn√§s IDG News Service - The number of public Wi-Fi hotspots is expected to increase by 350% in the next four years, as operators look for ways to offload traffic from their mobile networks, according to a report by market research company ...
Adobe Drops Flash for Phones, in Reversal
Wall Street Journal
By MATT JARZEMSKY Adobe Systems Inc. said it plans to stop development of its Flash player software for mobile browsers, saying it will focus its efforts on HTML 5, another media presentation standard. The move follows criticism, including a series of ...
Barnes and Noble Wants Microsoft Probe by Feds: Report
eWeek
Barnes & Noble is asking federal regulators to probe Microsoft's Android licensing policy. Microsoft is suing Barnes & Noble for patent infringement. Barnes & Noble wants federal regulators to investigate Microsoft's Android licensing policy for ...
Cable Cos. to Offer $9.95 Broadband for Poor Homes
ABC News
By PETER SVENSSON AP Technology Writer Cable companies said Wednesday that they will offer Internet service for $9.95 per month to homes with children that are eligible for school lunches. The offer will start next summer and is part of an initiative ...
2 firms settle online-privacy complaints
Los Angeles Times
The Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday that it settled complaints against two online companies that deceptively collected personal information from consumers, including young children. The founder of Skid-e-kids, a social networking site for ...
Teens 'Mostly Kind' on Social Networks, But Bullying Persists
PC Magazine
By Leslie Horn While a majority of teens claim that social networks are "mostly kind," 88 percent have said they've witnessed cruel behavior on these sites, according to a new Pew report. The study, entitled "Teens, Kindness and Cruelty on Social ...
Google Offers makes bid for LA market
Los Angeles Times
The Web giant's first local bargain is a discount package for Grauman's Chinese Theatre, and it plans to beat competitors in the crowded deals market with offers tailored to subscribers' profiles. By Andrea Chang, Los Angeles Times Google Offers, ...
Amazon Touts Apps Coming to Kindle Fire
PC Magazine
By Leslie Horn When Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet ships next week, users will be able to instantly download popular apps that the company has specifically tested on the new tablet like Pandora, Facebook, Twitter, Netflix, and more via one-click payment ...
Paypal emits cash swap tap app for Android
Register
By Bill Ray • PayPal has updated its Android client to allow person-to-person transactions by tapping phones together, but without the complexity everyone else is using. Finally you can borrow an electronic tenner at the bar, ...
Summary Box: Industry group says Africa is fastest growing mobile phone market
Washington Post
FAST PENETRATION: An industry group report says Africa is the world's fastest growing mobile phone market. Mobile penetration in Africa has reached 649 million connections, second only to Asia. HOW IT GETS USED: Researchers have used cell phone ...
Google Withdraws Native Gmail App for BlackBerry
PC Magazine
By Sara Yin By the end of November Google will no longer offer or support its native Gmail app for BlackBerry, nudging users instead to log in to the revamped, HTML5-friendy Gmail through BlackBerry's mobile browser. "Beginning November 22, 2011, ...
Zuckerberg: Google+ is Just a "Little Version of Facebook"
Tom's Guide
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg talks with Charlie Rose of PBS about Google+, Steve Jobs, game development and more in a 54-minute interview. Unlike Amazon and Apple who are considered respected partners, Facebook founder and CEO Marl Zuckerberg ...
Yammer Widens Its Ecosystem Big Time
ReadWriteWeb
By David Strom / November 9, 2011 7:12 AM / 0 Comments We written frequently about corporate microblogging tool Yammer and today they have made the digital equivalent of the Louisiana Purchase. This is a major land-grab for the company and an example ...
Facebook reveals early Open Graph winners
Digitaltrends.com
Facebook's Open Graph gives outside apps a whole new level of access to its users and their data - but only if they can harness consumer interest. Here's an early look at who's been able to do so. It's been little more than a month since Facebook ...
New nVidia Chip Promises Ultrafast Future for Tablets, Smartphones
Fox News
Nov. 8, 2011: The new four-core Tegra 3 chip from nVidia promises faster tablet computing in the future. Chipmaker nVidia, rushing to stake out more territory in tablets and smartphones, said its new Tegra 3 processor delivers up to three times the ...
The New SAP Store for Mobile Apps: Yep, It's Kind of a Big Deal.
Forbes
They say you can't teach old dogs new tricks. So what about Big Dogs? For the first 35-odd years of its existence, SAP only marketed and sold its own software. We weren'ta platform vendor like Microsoft (Windows), Google (Android) or Apple (Mac OS X, ...
Greenest electronics? HP outranks Apple
USA Today
By Wendy Koch, USA TODAY Apple may have today's hottest-selling electronics, but computer maker Hewlett Packard outranks it along with Dell and Nokia in a scorecard of 15 companies for reducing its carbon footprint and making greener (though eventually...
Walmart introduces new iPhone, iPad apps
Washington Post
Walmart has unveiled new apps for the iPad and the iPhone that allow shoppers to browse inventory at their local store, scan products and create voice-activated shopping lists. The iPad app debuted last week and the response has been “phenomenal,” said ...
Man arrested for allegedly threatening store over sold-out war game
USA Today
By Douglas Stanglin, USA TODAY Colorado police arrested a 31-year-old man for allegedly threatening to blow up a Best Buy when he was told it was sold out of the new release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Denver's KUSA-TV quotes police in Aurora as ...
Corporate users of Google+ Pages complain about lack of admin controls
Stark Insider
Some are suggesting that Google has dropped the ball again (see Google Reader refresh, new Gmail interface and problematic iOS Gmail app), rushing Pages to market in order to open up a potentially lucrative market for brands and ads – just as Facebook...
Microsoft Patch Tuesday Fixes Critical Windows 7 Bug, Leaves Out Duqu Zero-Day
ITProPortal
Microsoft provided four security updates to cure four Windows vulnerabilities that mostly effect Windows Vista and Windows 7, the newest versions of the operating system, but somehow missed out on the zero-day vulnerability that is exploited by Duqu. ...
Nintenso says classic top down Zelda might come to 3DS!
VGChartz
Well we all know a new Zelda is in development but it would appear another Zelda product might also be on its way. A top down 3D recreation of a popular old Zelda title. Eiji Aonuma says that Miyamoto really wants to produce a classic Zelda title ...
Operating a 30-megawatt solar farm from one PC
CNET
by Martin LaMonica November 9, 2011 4:00 AM PST Follow @mlamonica MOSCA, Colo.--Within a few days, Nick Thiel will take control of about 110000 high-end solar panels pumping 30 megawatts of power onto the grid from a former potato and carrot farm. ...
Apple notifies faulty MagSafe owners of class-action settlement
Apple Insider
By Slash Lane Apple has reached a settlement on a class-action lawsuit over T-shaped MagSafe connectors for MacBook and MacBook Pro models that can fray and come apart. The company on Tuesday posted a new support document detailing the Apple Adapter ...
As Facebook buys Strobe, Tilde embraces its Web tech
CNET
by Stephen Shankland November 9, 2011 4:10 AM PST Follow @stshank Facebook has acquired Strobe, a startup focused on the open-source SproutCore software--but CNET has learned that a new startup called Tilde looks to be picking up where Strobe is ...
Griffin and Dijit Announce Android-Compatible Beacon Universal Remote Control ...
Mobile Burn (press release)
Nashville, Tenn. / San Francisco, Ca. - November 8, 2011 - Griffin Technology Inc., one of the world's foremost creators of innovations for everyday life, and Dijit Media, a San Francisco-based software company whose Universal Remote and TV Show Guide ...
Tango video calling app now available for Mango
SlashGear
Late last month I mentioned that there was a new video calling app that would be coming to Mango smartphones ahead of Microsoft's own Skype platform. That video calling app is called Tango and it is a cross platform app that will let users on different...
Claudia Ricci: Without Digital Technology I Never Would Have ...
By Claudia Ricci
I wouldn't dream of stripping my clothes off in public. So why in God's name would I let my as-yet-unfinished novel, Sister Mysteries, dance naked in public?
The Huffington Post Full Blog Feed
Qualcomm purchases wireless electric car charging technology ...
By George Wong
It's been recently announced that Qualcomm has acquired a company called HaloIPT and its assets. For those who didn't know, [...]
Ubergizmo
Seagate Technology plc
By Todd Bunton
Seagate Technology manufactures hard disc drives, which are used as the primary medium for storing electronic data. It makes disk drives for a wide range of products, including computers, DVRs, and enterprise servers, mainframes and ...
Zacks Investment Research - All...
The science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM ...
By Francis Eberle
The pressure has been intense on increasing STEM literacy for K–12 students. What this actually means is not entirely clear since for many STEM literacy is not well defined. When we speak about STEM literacy, does it include all students, ...
NSTA Blog
Japan's fighter jets: a tussle between technology and diplomacy ...
By Jithin George
Author: Jithin S. George, National Maritime Foundation Japan received bids from Boeing, Lockheed Martin and BAE Systems to replace its outdated F-4 fighter.
East Asia Forum
The American Blogosphere: News and Politics, Technology, and the ...
By Nick Judd
He shows us a map of US blogs that cluster into three main areas – news and political blogs, technology blogs and what he calls “the love cluster”. This last cluster is so named because it's filled with people talking about what they love. ...
techPresident
Technology: We are not where we should be -JOHNSON
By Nnamdiojiego
After a hectic schedule at the ITU Telecoms World 2011, the Minister of Communications &Technology, Mrs. Omobola Johnson, who also represented the President Goodluck Jonathan in some of the events, spared some time with the media ...
Vanguard News
Graphene to propel mechanical device technology forward
Graphene to propel mechanical device technology forward.
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News

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