11 November 2011

Strange Hyperactive Galaxies Spotted by Hubble Telescope

Strange Hyperactive Galaxies Spotted by Hubble Telescope
Astronomers have discovered a strange population of tiny, distant galaxies forming stars at a surprisingly rapid clip, a new study reports. The researchers used the Hubble Space Telescope to spot the 69 hyperactive dwarf galaxies, which are about 9 ...
For T-Mobile, it only gets worse from here
by Roger Cheng November 10, 2011 7:19 AM PST Follow @RogerWCheng T-Mobile remodeled its stores earlier this year in a bid to attract customers. It has only yielded mixed results. It's shaping up to be a rough holiday for T-Mobile USA. ...
Amazon Acquiring Speech-to-Text Startup Yap to Take On Apple's Siri?
By Jason Ankeny, FierceMobileContent Amazon.com has quietly acquired speech-to-text software developer Yap, a move fueling speculation that the digital retail giant plans to build a speech recognition interface to rival Apple's Siri personal assistant ...
'Pokemon'-like 'MinoMonsters' heading to iPhones
San Francisco Chronicle
One day when he was 15, Josh Buckley emerged from the bedroom where he spent most of his time programming to share some news with his parents. Buckley, who was still in high school outside of London, had just sold a website that he had created the year ...
ARM rolls out new GPU, loses head
By Bill Ray • Get more from this author One of ARM's founders, not to mention a co-designer of the eponymous chip, will be retiring from his presidential role next year to spend more time with his money, though not until May. ...
Mark Cuban invests $250000 in LA social gaming company
Los Angeles Times
Mark Cuban, the billionaire entrepreneur and owner of the Dallas Mavericks, has invested $250000 in Los Angeles social gaming company Mention Mobile. Founded in 2010, Mention Mobile is a development company that specializes in integrated social gaming ...
Developers discover hidden panorama, keyboard features in iOS 5
Ars Technica
By Jacqui Cheng | Published November 10, 2011 9:42 AM It's not often that Apple buries hidden features within public releases of iOS, but two previously unknown features within iOS 5 caught the attention of developers this week. ...
Subspecies of African rhino said to be extinct
USA Today
GENEVA (AP) – The Western Black Rhino of Africa has been declared officially extinct, and two other subspecies of rhinoceros are close to meeting the same fate, a leading conservation group said Thursday. Handout via AP This file photo provided Jan....
Report: Zynga CEO Wants Workers to Give Back Stock
ABC News
A published report says Zynga CEO Mark Pincus wants some of the online game company's early employees to give back stock they own ahead of the company's initial public offering. A report Thursday in The Wall Street Journal says that Pincus, ...
7 Charged with Using Malware to Rack Up $14M in Fake Ad Revenue
By Sarah Jacobsson Purewal, PCWorld Nov 10, 2011 6:15 AM The Department of Justice has indicted seven people for allegedly hijacking millions of computers, manipulating traffic on popular websites, and generating more than $14 million in fraudulent ...
World's smallest car is a billionth the size of yours
TG Daily
Dutch researchers say they've created the world's smallest electric vehicle - consisting of just a single molecule. Empa researchers say their car travels on four electrically-driven wheels in an almost straight line over a copper surface. ...
The UK voice of Siri is revealed
TG Daily
He could become as famous as the faceless man who used to greet us with the message "You've got mail." The iconic male voice that became a symbol of America Online came from a person by the name of Elwood Edwards. You probably never knew that, ...
Apple, Rambus, Pfizer, Microsoft: Intellectual Property
(This is a daily report on global news about patents, trademarks, copyright and other intellectual property topics. Adds Ericsson AB item to patent section.) Nov. 10 (Bloomberg) -- Apple Inc. must provide to Samsung Electronics Co. its contracts with ...
Primates leapt to social living
BBC News
An analysis of over 200 primate species by a University of Oxford team suggests that our ancestors gave up their solitary existence when they shifted from being nocturnal creatures to those that are active during the day. It is likely communal living ...
Virident Releases PCIe Flash Storage Offering
MILPITAS, Calif., Nov. 10 -- Virident Systems today announced the release of Virident FlashMAX MLC, a PCIe storage class memory (SCM) solution that offers enterprises unconditional performance and the industry's highest storage capacity at 1.4 TB in a ...
iPad 2 a week in: Not missing Android at all
ZDNet (blog)
By James Kendrick | November 10, 2011, 7:00am PST Summary: The week I have spent with my new iPad 2 has proven how much better it is than any other tablet. Android is nice, but no real comparison. I shared my reasoning behind purchasing the iPad 2 and ...
Nintendo, Sony: Down to their last lives in portable gaming?
CNET (blog)
by Don Reisinger November 10, 2011 6:32 AM PST There was a time when Nintendo was synonymous with portable gaming. But now the company is being shoved aside. According to research firm Flurry Analytics, by the end of 2011, 58 percent of total US ...
Get the right room with a computer-concierge
Room 77's room concierge service builds on the site's "room search" technology that lets users input room preferences (high or low floor, importance of a view, etc.) and view stack-ranked results for individual rooms. By Rob Lovitt, msnbc.com ...
Scientists: Mystery of magnetic moon rocks may have an answer
The State Column
A team of scientists at University of California Santa Cruz have proposed an ancient magnetic field may be responsible for magnetic lunar rocks retrieved from the surface of the moon. A paper by scientists including Christina Dwyer from the University ...
Asteroid Flyby: How Students Helped World See Giant Space Rock 2005 YU55
by Mike Wall, SPACE.com Senior Writer The huge asteroid 2005 YU55 was small and dim in the sky during its close Earth approach yesterday (Nov. 8), but a handful of high-school students helped it blaze bright on computer screens around the world. ...
Selectism Technology Picks from Around the Web | Selectism.com
By Jeff Carvalho
The best of the rest of the links from around the web as chosen by Selectism editors for today, Wednesday, November 09, 2011.
Teachers: Embrace Technology or Students Will Leave You Behind
By Robert Romano
We are creating tools that offer limitless access to knowledge and collaboration, but we're still putting the same textbooks in front of students. How can we better prepare kids for a connected world without sacrificing traditional educational ...
Mashable » Tech
Graphene poised to propel mechanical device technology forward
These devices, which are the thinnest possible microelectromechanical systems and are useful for sensing and signal processing, can now be batch-fabricated as a result of recent advances in graphene fabrication technology. ...
Nanotechnology Now Recent News
World Usability Day celebrates and encourages simpler technology ...
By Reena Jana
On November 10, more than 200 events in dozens of nations will be held in honor of World Usability Day. More than a holiday, it's a movement to.
Decoding Design | SmartPlanet
Eclipse Project Management Infrastructure Technology Choice ...
By waynebeaton
Eclipse Project Management Infrastructure Technology Choice. Posted on November 9, 2011 by waynebeaton. Let me start by saying that I always prefer the dogfooding option. And I tried really hard to put a case together for dogfooding the ...
Eclipse Hints, Tips, and Random Musings
Obama Orders More Technology Cuts
By The Huffington Post News Editors
In the latest move to eliminate wasteful government spending, President Obama has ordered federal agencies to cut unnecessary distribution of IT devices to employees and cut printing costs by offering more information online.
The Huffington Post | Full News Feed
Is Technology Creating or Destroying Jobs? | IdeaFeed | Big Think
By Big Think Editors
American unemployment has remained above nine percent since the onset of the Great Recession despite ongoing technological advancements which are meant to deliver more jobs. What can explain this? "America's current employment ...
Big Think
Angel technology investment moves upstream
By Stephanie Baum
Angel investment groups are investing with venture capital firms in technology companies generating revenue. Read how that trend impacts early stage investment.
MedCity News

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