02 November 2011

Will Online Piracy Bill Combat 'Rogue' Web Sites or Cripple the Internet?

Will Online Piracy Bill Combat 'Rogue' Web Sites or Cripple the Internet?
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius A new House bill intended to crack down on pirated content online has created quite the firestorm. Though it has, not surprisingly, received ringing endorsements from the music and film industries, some tech and consumer groups are ...
Acer AZ5, AZ3 Desktops Sport Widescreen HD Touch Displays
The PCs also come with an adjustable back stand, 802.11b/g/n wireless connectivity and a wireless keyboard and mouse. Computer maker Acer launched two all-in-one (AIO) desktops that combine the audio/visual capability of high definition (HD) with a ...
MechWarrior Online announced as free-to-play game for 2012
Ars Technica
By Casey Johnston | Published November 1, 2011 8:53 AM MechWarrior Online, the reboot of the MechWarrior series, has been officially announced for release next year, though it is now a free-to-play title, according to the developers. ...
Samsung Focus S, Focus Flash hitting AT&T Nov. 6
by Jessica Dolcourt October 31, 2011 2:54 PM PDT Follow @jdolcourt America's first "4G" Windows phone is right around the corner. AT&T recently announced pricing and availability for the Samsung Focus S, which will run on AT&T's HSPA+ network (not ...
Hortonworks Offers Solution Providers A Preview Of Its Hadoop Platform
By Rick Whiting, CRN The Apache Software Foundation's Hadoop technology could find a wider audience after today's launch of a Hadoop-based system from Hortonworks, a startup backed by Yahoo that's also a leading contributor to Apache Hadoop projects. ...
Bill Gates had a hand in killing Microsoft's Courier tablet project
The Seattle Times
Jay Greene from CNET has an interesting read this morning on the inside story of how Courier, the two-screen, finger- or pen-controlled tablet project Microsoft envisioned around 2009 and early 2010, got killed. The story, based on interviews with ...
Motorola XOOM 2 priced for pre-holiday launch
Launch details and pricing for the Motorola XOOM 2 tablet have leaked, tipping the new 8.2-inch Android slate as hitting the market in time for the holidays. Those in Ireland will be able to pick up the XOOM 2 for €399.90 ($545), Engadget's leaked ...
iPhone 4S landing in new international markets November 11
The iPhone 4S continues its international rollout November 11, going on sale in Hong Kong, South Korea, and 13 additional countries. Apple is continuing its rapid international rollout of the iPhone 4S, announcing today that the device will go on sale...
CSR to launch new navigation platforms
EE Times
SAN FRANCISCO – In hopes of improving indoor and outdoor navigation, CSR plc is rolling out the company's next-generation location-based architecture and two new platforms – one designed for mobile devices and another for automotive/infotainment ...
Tesla 'Sold Out' for 2012
Fox News
Tesla's next car isn't scheduled to hit the road until the middle of 2012, but the automaker's CEO says it is already 'sold out.' Tesla founder Elon Musk told Bloomberg News that his company currently has 6500 reservations for the all-electric Model S ...
Trick-or-Treaters Dressed as iPads, iPods Pay Their Respects at Steve Job's House
Fox News
| AP PALO ALTO, Calif. – Boys dressed as an iPad and an  iPod were among the trick-or-treaters who stopped by the California home of the late Steve Jobs. The San Jose Mercury News reports dry ice fog enveloped jack-o'-lanterns and thunder rumbled from ...
Hard disk and camera makers hit by Thai floods
BBC News
The Thai floods are set to cause up to a 30% slump in hard disk production in the last three months of the year compared to the prior period, according to IHS iSuppli. A report by the research firm said hard disks have already risen in price because of ...
Apple iOS owns mobile browser share at over 61%
Apple's iOS platform may not be the most commonly used in mobile, but its devices make up the majority of mobile/tablet web access, according to the latest stats. Browser counters Net Applications have crunched hits on their network of tracking ...
AMD Announces FirePro V4900 Videocard for Penny Pinching Graphics Professionals
Maximum PC
AMD has ported another consumer desktop GPU over to its professional FirePro line with the launch of its new Turks-based FirePro V4900. Tooting its own horn, AMD claims the new card "blows away the competition" with more than double the performance of ...
LG myTouch, myTouch Q available on T-Mobile November 2nd for $79
By Joseph Volpe posted Nov 1st 2011 11:44AM Magenta's taken to its Facebook wall to announce the availability of its latest LG-made, Android 2.3 phones: the 3.8-inch myTouch and 3.5-inch myTouch Q. Word of these handsets' existence leaked out via ...
Scientists: Modern humans mated with different species
The State Column
A new report published Tuesday finds that modern humans may share similar genes with that of a now-extinct species similar to neanderthals. Professor Mattias Jakobsson, of Uppsala University in Sweden who conducted the study in conjunction with ...
With Launch Of The Verge, SB Nation Parent Rebrands As Vox Media
As of Tuesday, SB Nation no longer stands alone. The sports site, which has grown from a federation of sports blogs to a prominent network and sports hub, will joined by The Verge, a personal tech site from Joshua Topolsky and the team that once pumped ...
Facebook Discontinues Official Mp3 Music Player, Pushes Users to Streaming ...
Inside Facebook
Facebook has begun alerting Page admins that the official Music Player app it developed years ago will no longer be available after today. The app allowed Page admins to upload an MP3 and add track information, and the song would then be shared to the ...
Apple to boost spending on stores, retail
Apple Inc. will up its investment in its retail operations next year, according to public filings. Portfolio.com reports that the company plans $8 billion in capital spending for fiscal 2012, more than twice the $3.4 billion that it spent this year. ...
Smartphone maker HTC warns of weak Q4
The new HTC smartphone Rhyme is shown during the unveiling event in New York September 20, 2011. By Clare Jim and Tarmo Virki TAIPEI/HELSINKI (Reuters) - HTC Corp warned its sales in the fourth quarter, traditionally a bumper sales season for ...
Why Nintendo Has No Games
by Richard George Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has addressed the cause of Nintendo's sparse release schedule, blaming the company's focus on new hardware launches. In a recent investor Q&A, he said, "The period when we needed to shift from the ...
Does information technology destroy or create jobs? Debate heats ...
By Joe McKendrick
The first decade of the 2000s was a time of accelerating technology, accompanied by stagnant employment growth. This is no coincidence, MIT researcher.
Business Brains | SmartPlanet
Technology As A Teaching Tool In Medicine « CBS Philly
By amyparmenter
The internet, social media and the relative ease of taking video and audio and sending it virtually anywhere is revolutionizing the way we communicate - including in the medical world.
CBS Philly
7 University Groups Bid to Build New Technology Campus in New ...
By Goldie Blumenstyk
7 University Groups Bid to Build New Technology Campus in New York City. October 31, 2011, 3:16 pm. An Indian university and a consortium of New York City-based medical institutions joined five other bidders in submitting proposals for the ...
The Ticker
CSR demos technology for tracking mobile devices indoors ...
By Dean Takahashi
CSR is adding the new feature of indoor tracking to its line of SiRFusion location technology, the company announced today. The chip-making company is demonstrating the technology today at the Locations & Beyond Summit in San ...
SSA testing cell phone blocking technology at Panama port ...
By ILWU Coast Longshore Division
SSA is testing technology that blocks port drivers in Manzanillo, Panama, from using cell phones in their vehicles. The vendor's web site says the technology 'is installed in a motor vehicle under the dashboard, under the driver's seat or in the ...
Longshore & Shipping News
New Zealand joins International Partnership for Geothermal ...
By lxrichter
New Zealand joins International Partnership for Geothermal Technology (IPGT), a global group of researchers in the U.S., Australia, Switzerland and Iceland.
Think GeoEnergy - Geothermal Energy News
GetGlue Spreads Social TV With FX | Adweek
By Anthony Ha
As Facebook and Twitter add features aimed specifically at the TV-watching experience, it sounds like bad news for smaller social TV services like GetGlue. But the startup just announced a victory of its own.
Adweek : Technology
California water plight gets lifeline from technology | Aquafornia
By Maven
“How California can use the latest technology to solve its water supply crisis is the focus of a new Public Broadcast System program co-sponsored by the California Farm Water Coalition. “This is really a celebration of the creativity and ...
Technology | Commercial Carrier Journal
By admin
Controlling more freight. Carriers expand services through customer relationships, technology. In June 2004, Robert Pike and Scott Smith started P&S Transportation after buying a 20-truck owner-operator fleet in Birmingham, Ala. Today, the ...
Commercial Carrier Journal
Stingray Traffic Manager - Improve Load Balancing With Application ...
Riverbed Technology offers a wide variety of resources to help our customers with their Riverbed deployments. These tools and resources are available 24/7 to ...

Google Gives Google Reader a '+1' Makeover
Wired News
By Scott Gilbertson Google Reader, the company's popular RSS feed reading application, is the latest Google app to integrate with the Google Plus social network. Google Reader, which hasn't been updated in over a year, also received a facelift to match ...
Researchers Defeat CAPTCHA on Popular Websites
By Lucian Constantin, IDG News Researchers from Stanford University have developed an automated tool that is capable of deciphering text-based anti-spam tests used by many popular websites with a significant degree of accuracy. ...

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