08 November 2011

Tablet war 2011: Nook vs. Kindle vs. iPad

Tablet war 2011: Nook vs. Kindle vs. iPad
msnbc.com
By Wilson Rothman Barnes & Noble's new Nook Tablet may cost $50 more than Amazon's Kindle Fire, but B&N has no trouble explaining why that extra $50 is worth it. The brick-and-mortar bookseller will engage in mighty battle with Amazon and iPad-maker ...
Health cost of 6 U.S. climate disasters: $14 billion
Reuters
A view of the dry bed of the EV Spence Reservoir in Robert Lee, Texas October 28, 2011. By Deborah Zabarenko, Environment Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Deaths and health problems from floods, drought and other US disasters related to climate ...
Apple trains store bosses to ignore deal with unions
Register
By Team Register • Get more from this author Apple has begun training its US store managers on how to deal with attempts by retail workers to organise themselves into unions. According to a document seen by Cnet, the course will provide managers with ...
Elite DARPA cyber heroes will protect interwebs
Register
By Brid-Aine Parnell • Get more from this author DARPA is upping its cyber game in order to protect the internet it came up with, increasing its research budget from $120m (£74.6m) to $188m (£117m) for the fiscal year 2012. ...
Barclays knocks RIM shares down a peg
Register
By Brid-Aine Parnell • Get more from this author The shine has been taken off BlackBerry-maker RIM's shares after the firm's stock was downgraded by Barclays. The reassessment of the Canadian biz comes after a string of problems that more than halved ...
License or pay settlement, that's what Microsoft's lawyers are telling China's ...
DailyTech
The company insists that it's merely trying to protect its inventions. However, some question the fact that it's trying to force both manufacturers and OEMs to pay two separate fees on every Android device, in essence double-dipping on licenses. ...
Apple Rolls Out Revamped Retail iOS App
PC Magazine
By Leslie Horn Apple on Thursday updated its retail iOS app, and as rumored last week, it includes an expansion of Apple's in-store pickup program and EasyPay, a self-checkout option for some items. Now, when you order certain items using the app, ...
Summary Box: Honda Shows Smarter Robot
ABC News
By AP AP WHAT IT CAN DO: The robot can now run faster, balance itself on uneven surfaces, hop on one foot and pour a drink. Some of its technology may even be used to help out with clean-up operations at the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant. ...
The stroke of genius strikes later in life today
msnbc.com
AP file By Charles Choi Young geniuses might have once made nearly all of the significant breakthroughs in science, but nowadays that's doesn't seem to be the case, a new study suggests. Einstein once said, "A person who has not made his great ...
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus hits T-Mo with payment plan
GigaOm
By Kevin C. Tofel Nov. 8, 2011, 7:01am PT No Comments T-Mobile unveiled a new 4G tablet on Tuesday with the introduction of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus arriving in T-Mobile stores on Nov. 16. The Plus designation helps differentiate this 7-inch ...
Kindle Cloud Reader hits Firefox as HTML5 app
SlashGear
If you are, an avid reader one of the things that is most appealing about the Amazon online bookstore is that you can buy the book and then read it on a multitude of devices. The Kindle Cloud Reading app will let you read on computers, smartphones, ...
Panasonic Unveils 10-in. Toughpad FZ-A1 Tablet
eWeek
The Toughpad family is designed to meet the same durability standards as the company's Toughbook laptop product line. Panasonic unveiled the Toughpad FZ-A1, a 10-inch tablet and the first in its Toughpad family of Google Android-powered tablets ...
Google Won't Allow Contests And Promotions On Google+ Pages
TechCrunch
Yesterday, Google launched brand Pages on Google+. Like Facebook Pages, Google+ Pages allow brands, products, companies, groups and others to create a professional presence on the social network. However, according to Google+'s Policies, ...
Canon Intros Digital Cinema Camera, Lenses Designed for TV and Motion Picture ...
TV Technology
Canon's new Cinema EOS system--including two cameras and seven lenses--targets the motion picture and television production, and builds on the 5D Mark II DSLR camera, a product that has gained immense popularity among filmmakers, used to shoot features ...
RIAA Admits It Wants DMCA Overhaul; Blames Judges For 'Wrong' Interpretation
Techdirt
We've discussed how E-PARASITE/SOPA is really an attempt by the entertainment industry to rewrite the DMCA, even though they pretend otherwise. However, it appears that the RIAA is now comfortable with admitting that's the real goal of its legislative ...
Google's Director of Public Policy Quits at Critical Time
PCWorld (blog)
By Juan Carlos Perez, IDG News Google has lost the man who has led its government relations efforts in the Americas for more than six years, at a time when the company's operations face intense scrutiny from legislators and regulators. ...
Study: Cavemen's Spotted Horses Did Exist
My Fox Boston
(NewsCore) - The mysterious black and white spotted horses depicted in Ice Age paintings actually existed 25000 years ago, according to new findings from an international team of researchers. The ancient images of horses with Dalmatian-style coats have ...
First Screen Shot Of BioWare's New Game
Platform Nation
BioWare have released a single image from a yet unannounced title. The picture posted on gameinformer doesn't really give away anything regarding gameplay, style or format. Despite the absence of any actual facts people have been speculating widely and ...
A Before-Its-Time Machine
New York Times
Researchers are planning to build a working version of the Analytical Engine, which Charles Babbage conceived of in the 1830s but never completed. Related Article » Three types of punch cards, strung together with ribbons and derived from the cards ...
New nanotube battery technology leads to blisteringly fast recharges ...
By Chris Barylick
Some day, your restroom break may be enough time to charge your [insert nifty gadget here] halfway. A group of researchers at the Department of.
Engadget
What Will the Next 40 Years of Technology Bring?
By Stephanie Haberman
Looking at how far technology evolved in the past 40 years, we want you to tell us: Where do we go from here?
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Europe's Heterogeneous Technology Alliance developing ...
Europe's Heterogeneous Technology Alliance developing packaging and testing for MEMS used in space missions.
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
BlackBerry: NFC Technology To Come To RIM Phones Thanks To ...
By The Huffington Post News Editors
STOCKHOLM -- Assa Abloy AB, the world's leading lock group, said Tuesday it is collaborating with Research in Motion to include key-card technology in upcoming BlackBerry models. In a statement released Tuesday, Assa Abloy said the ...
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GM Blocks Technology In Proposed Saab Sale - Automotive News ...
STOCKHOLM -- General Motors Co. says it won't allow two Chinese companies to... Monday, November 7, 2011.
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Interview: magic, dragons, and technology combine in Dragon Craft ...
By Andrew Webster
With Dragon Craft ngmoco is delving into the world of mobile strategy games, offering players the chance to take on the role of an up-and-coming.
Gamezebo: Casual Game Reviews,...
Microchip Technology (MCHP)
By Zacks Equity Research
Microchip Technology (MCHP - Analyst Report) recently reported net income of $79.3 million for the second quarter, down 20.2% sequentially and down 23.0% year over year. EPS came in at $0.42, missing the Zacks Consensus Estimate by ...
Zacks Investment Research - All...
A “Must-Read” Column On Educational Technology | Larry ...
By Larry Ferlazzo
The Relationship Status of Teachers and Educational Technology: It's Complicated by Roxanna Elden is hands-down the wittiest, and certainly one of the most insightful, pieces I've read about the use of ed tech. After you're done reading and ...
Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day...
EV Technology Company Mission Motors Powers Growth
By Phil Covington
It's been a fantastic year for electric vehicle technology company, Mission Motors. In July this year, the company's electric racing bike, the Mission R, (at.
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Nobel Prize-winning physicist Norman Ramsey dies at 96; work led to creation of the atomic clock and MRI  machines ...
Washington Post
BOSTON — Norman Ramsey, who shared the 1989 Nobel Prize in physics for his research into atomic energy levels that led to the creation of the atomic clock and MRI machines, has died. He was 96. Ramsey died in his sleep at a Wayland nursing home on ...
Internet Advertisers Revise Privacy Program After FTC Concerns
BusinessWeek
By Eric Engleman Nov. 8 (Bloomberg) -- An Internet-advertising industry program to enforce privacy safeguards is expanding in response to concerns from US regulators and consumer-advocacy groups. The voluntary program, announced last year by an ...
Enable Secret Panorama Feature in iOS5
Wired News
By Charlie Sorrel A small tweak to your iOS5-equipped iPhone can enable an Apple-designed panorama mode. By just altering a preferences file in the bowels of your device, an image stitching mode can be switched on. Discovered by hacker Conrad Kramer, ...

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