31 October 2011

Zuckerberg: If I Were Starting Facebook Today, I'd Stay in Boston

Zuckerberg: If I Were Starting Facebook Today, I'd Stay in Boston
PC Magazine
By Leslie Horn If Mark Zuckerberg were starting Facebook again today, the CEO wouldn't do it in Silicon Valley, he said Saturday in an interview at Y Combinator's Startup School, summarized by TechCrunch. “If I were starting now, I would do things very ...
Report: California Firm's Tech Used to Block Web in Syria
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius A California-based company has admitted that its technology was used to block Internet access in Syria during this year's Arab Spring uprising, but officials said they do not know how the devices ended up in the country. ...
Report: Apple Adding Self-Checkout to Retail Store iOS App
PC Magazine
By Leslie Horn Apple is preparing to launch an update to its retail store iOS app that will let shoppers pay via self-checkout for some in-store purchases. According to a MacRumors report, customers will be able to pay for shelf-stocked items through ...
Kinect for Windows SDK going commercial in early 2012
Ars Technica
By Jon Brodkin | Published October 31, 2011 10:20 AM The Kinect for Windows SDK, a beta version of which is already available to developers, is being prepared for a commercial rollout in early 2012. The current beta version is targeted at academics, ...
Happy Halloween: Google Doodle carves some awesome pumpkins
Los Angeles Times
Happy Halloween from the Google Doodle, which uses mammoth pumpkins and some pretty sophisticated pumpkin carving to send its holiday message. It's no trick and all treat. The Google Doodle often uses a static image when it temporarily revamps its home ...
Easy Halloween Costume for Geeks: Bloody iPad Wound
PC Magazine
By Sara Yin Too busy playing with your Apple iPads (both 1 and 2) to pull together a Halloween costume? Here's a perfect, last-minute getup for you. NASA engineer Mark Rober turned himself into a "man with a hole through his stomach" using two iPads, ...
Ubuntu Linux eyes tablet territory
by Jonathan E. Skillings October 31, 2011 7:34 AM PDT Follow @jeskillings With the Ubuntu Software Center in Ubuntu version 11.10, Canonical shows that it knows the appeal of apps. Canonical wants to get its Ubuntu Linux operating system onto tablets...
Gamestop Tries Its Hand At Android Tablets With Gaming Devices For Holidays
Android partners have been mighty quiet about their plans for second-generation devices leading up to the holiday season, but a newcomer is ready to try something different. Gamestop plans to sell tablets running Android with its own brand across its ...
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
By Maxwell McGee, GameSpotPosted Oct 31, 2011 3:00 pm GMT With a nod to Left 4 Dead, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City brings squad-based shooting to this survival horror series. There are two sides to every story. With Resident Evil: Operation ...
iPhone battery woes linked to iOS 5 update
A flaw in Apple's iOS operating system could be causing iPhone battery life to drain more quickly than normal for some users, it has been claimed. By Shane Richmond, Head of Technology (Editorial) Since Apple launched the new iPhone 4S two weeks ago, ...
China builds petaflop supercomputer without AMD, Intel or Nvidia
By Lawrence Latif COMMUNIST China has built its first supercomputer using chips designed and manufactured in China instead of relying on AMD, Intel or Nvidia. China is no stranger to high performance computing (HPC). Last year the Dawning Nebulae ...
Uncharted 3 is one of the best (and most annoying) games of the year (review)
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception is one of the best video games of the year. In fact, it is one of the best I've ever played. But it will also go down as one of the most annoying. On the good side, developer Naughty Dog has perfected the art of building ...
Boeing to Build Spacecraft at NASA Shuttle Hangar
Fox News
| AP Helping pave the road for the future of commercial spaceflight, Boeing is hard at work on the research and development of a new space capsule aimed at flying people to the International Space Station. ORLANDO, Fla. – Boeing will announce an ...
FCC's New USF Plan: Something for Everyone
Multichannel News
By John Eggerton -- Multichannel News, 10/31/2011 12:01:00 AM Washington — The Federal Communications Commission last week approved a long-awaited and hotly debated reform proposal for its Universal Service Fund and intercarrier- compensation regime, ...
Bats could use a treat this Halloween
Stamford Plus Magazine
By Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) As Halloween approaches, images of bats are everywhere. From store decorations to Caped Crusader costumes for people and even pets, bats are a focal point for the season. ...
Samsung Is World's Leading Smartphone Maker (LON: SMSN)
Samsung Electronics has overtaken Apple as the world's leading smartphone maker, according to numbers released for the July-September period. Samsung's sales have skyrocketed since the company entered the smartphone market last year thanks to a sleek ...
Scientists: Lutetia Asteroid is a puzzling discovery
The State Column
New images of Asteroid Lutetia is spurring new ideas about its formation and structure. Researchers suggest that this asteroid may have a molten-hot core, which could mean the asteroid is leftover from the planetary formation process. ...
Modern Warfare 3 Leaked Online
The Red 99
By mark.james · October 31, 2011 · No comments Despite stiff competition from the recently released Battlefield 3, the wait for November 8 has been unbearable for fans of the Call of Duty franchise, as they gear up to take on Modern Warfare for the ...
Ubisoft Registers Rainbow Six: Patriots
PlayStation LifeStyle
A few months ago, Kotaku reported that Ubisoft is hard at work in making a new Rainbow Six game. Many expected Ubisoft to show the game during E3, but it didn't happen. Some new web domain registrations have surfaced, which gives more credence to the ...
HTC Rezound ad pays Verizon stores an early visit, soonish launch likely
By Brad Molen posted Oct 31st 2011 11:24AM The above image isn't a leak -- it's a dye-in-the-wool, true-blue LTE poster that a few Verizon stores have preemptively hung up. We're pretty sure these adverts aren't supposed to be displayed for our eyes to ...
Tesla's Model S sold out, Musk says
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk said the company has sold out next year's production of its Model S sedan and that Tesla could earn a profit in 2013, Bloomberg Businessweek reports. Palo Alto-based Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) has received orders for more than 6500 ...
Samsung to introduce flexible OLED technology by next year
If a report in PCWorld is anything to go by then mobile phones, for starters by Samsung may well be on their way to sporting flexible screens, by next year. The South Korean company made this announcement late last week. It is learnt that Samsung will ...
Army Testifies to Congress On Acquisition, Technology | Army News ...
By this time next year, the Army will have a good idea about alternatives for the ground combat vehicle program, Army leaders told Congressmen Wednesday. They.
Defense News by DefenceTalk.com
Partnership on Science and Technology – 13th Africa EU Joint Task ...
By ecdpm
The adoption of the Lisbon Partnership in December 2007, with science and technology as a priority focus, boosted scientific cooperation between the two continents. Since then, the European Commission and the African Union Commission ...
Lane keeping technology by Ford could help save lives » Coolest ...
By Edwin
I guess with all the technological improvements that are incorporated into vehicles, we drivers start to relax ourselves more and more, taking things for granted while we are behind the wheel. Perhaps there should not be so much technology ...
Coolest Gadgets
After MoJo Investigation, US Company Admits Its Technology Used ...
By Hamed Aleaziz
A Blue Coat spokesman told Mother Jones that the company never sold its technology to Syria. So how did the equipment get there? Blue Coat told the Journal it's all a big misunderstanding: "[Blue Coat] shipped the Internet 'filtering' devices ...
Political Mojo | Mother Jones
Students and Campus Technology | .eduGuru
By Michael Fienen
Going down a slightly different road today, I thought I'd share this infographic from some ECAR data on how students are using technology on campus. We don't.
Microsoft Moans over Android Technology as Globalization Takes ...
By Mellisa Tolentino
According to Horacio GutiĆ©rrez, Microsoft's deputy general counsel in charge of the company's intellectual property group, the reason behind Microsoft's move against Android is that they keep seeing Android make money out of technology ...

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