09 December 2011

16000 Eyes: The Vision of a Cambrian Superpredator

16000 Eyes: The Vision of a Cambrian Superpredator
Wired News
By Ars Technica By John Timmer, Ars Timmer Those of you who get a bit weirded out by spiders and other arthropods would probably have a coronary if an Anomalocaris were to swim in your direction. The animals were about a meter long, and shaped as a...
Federal study: Texting by drivers went up by 50 percent in 2010 even while ...
Washington Post
WASHINGTON — Texting while driving increased 50 percent last year and two out of 10 drivers say they've sent text messages or emails while behind the wheel despite a rush by states to ban the practice, the National Traffic Safety Administration said ...
French court denies Samsung request for iPhone 4S ban
PARIS (Reuters) - A French court on Thursday rejected Samsung's request for an injunction to prevent Apple from selling its iPhone 4S in France, sought on the grounds it copied elements of Samsung's Galaxy line of mobiles. Calling the request out of ...
Evernote: 'The longer you use it, the more likely you are to pay'
by Stephen Shankland December 8, 2011 2:51 AM PST Follow @stshank PARIS--Most people who try Evernote quickly lose interest in the cloud-connected note-taking service. But Chief Executive Phil Libin isn't worried, because in the long run, ...
OnLive releases gaming app for tablets, phones
Washington Post
OnLive has released an app for gaming that could launch a new fleet of gamers into the cloud. The app, which is supported on select devices, gives players cloud access to top-tier console games that had previously been unavailable for mobile play. ...
Google Invests $300 Million in New Hong Kong Data Center
PC Magazine
By Adario Strange Google has announced that it plans to spend $300 million to develop a new data center in Hong Kong. According to Google, the new commitment to the region is designed to increase user access speed for the company's various products in ...
Is Nintendo Designer Shigeru Miyamoto Retiring?
PC Magazine
By Leslie Horn Nintendo this week denied that its famed game designer, Shigeru Miyamoto, will step aside to work on smaller projects and pass the reins to younger designers. "This is absolutely not true," a Nintendo spokesperson told Reuters. ...
Rebecca Black, planking, My Little Pony: Best memes of 2011
Los Angeles Times
Know Your Meme has come up with its top memes for 2011, and the list includes Rebecca Black -- the lauded and lambasted YouTube star for her video "Friday" -- as well as Scumbag Steve, My Little Pony, X all the Y and more. ...
Carrier IQ On Your Android? 3 Apps With Answers
In the wake of the Carrier IQ controversy, Android hackers and security companies offer tools to detect and remove the tracking software. By Mathew J. Schwartz InformationWeek For people who don't want their Android smartphones to be tracked by Carrier ...
You can't opt out of the "no class-action" Xbox 360 TOS update after all
Ars Technica
By Ben Kuchera | Published December 8, 2011 9:09 AM We reported that Microsoft was taking away your right to sue the company in the latest Xbox 360 update by forcing gamers into neutral arbitration, while also blocking consumers from joining ...
DRM gets creative as Serious Sam attacks pirates with pink scorpion
Game DRM can be annoyingly complex, so mild as to be ineffectual, or, as in Serious Sam 3 BFE, it can be a giant, invincible pink scorpion that refuses to leave pirate gamers alone. Those attempting to play with cracked copies of the first-person ...
Chile's Jorge Montt Glacier shrinks half a mile in a year
The Jorge Montt Glacier in Chile is shrinking at a rate of more than half a mile a year, according to researchers. Chile's Centre for Scientific Studies (CECs) said that several glaciers in the country's south have shrunk because of global warming but ...
HP to offer discounted TouchPad tablets one last time
Mobile Burn
If you were unable to snag one of the heavily-discounted HP TouchPad tablets during HP's firesale earlier this year, it looks like you will have one last opportunity to get one. According to a report by TechCrunch, HP will be selling the 16GB and 32GB ...
Nokia to sell off luxury phone brand
By Bill Ray • Get more from this author Nokia is planning to sell off Vertu, its wholly-owned luxury-phone brand, which sells basic mobile phones with classy cases to the overpaid. The FT reports the news, which Nokia hasn't yet confirmed, ...
Smartphone probe exposes computer software and hardware risks
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- As a global outcry spotlights what smartphones may do without their user's knowledge renewed questions are being asked about computer hardware and software and the secrets that remain hidden from public view. ...
Ron Paul Campaign Denies Rick Perry Web Redirect
MyFox Tampa Bay
(NewsCore) - Ron Paul's campaign said Wednesday it was not behind a website switcheroo in which people visiting rickperry.com were sent to Paul's homepage instead. Beginning on Tuesday night, rickperry.com began redirecting users to the website of ...
Macs and iPhones Can Push Apple Higher
By Sterne Agree ($390.95, Dec. 7, 2011) With about three and a half weeks left in the December quarter, we wanted to give an update from our latest checks into the Apple global supply chain from component suppliers to contract manufacturers to ...
Comcast promotes Smit to CEO of cable group
FierceCable is a daily email news briefing for cable service provider executives. Benefit from our time-saving update on TV Everywhere, Interactivity, Headend Consolidation, DOCSIS 3.0, and other cable industry business and technology news. ...
A Catskills Deal for the New York City Watershed
New York Times (blog)
By MIREYA NAVARRO Natural Resources Defense Council The state has acquired a 1200-acre parcel on which only limited development will be allowed. An important state acquisition in the Catskill Park in New York is finally being completed four years after ...
RIM Renames BBX to Blackberry 10
Windows IT Pro
Prompted by a court order temporarily preventing it from using the name BBX, smart phone maker RIM this week announced that it would rename its next generation device OS to Blackberry 10. Inexplicably, RIM had apparently never investigated whether the...
The HTC Titan's monster screen is perfect for Windows Phone 7
Houston Chronicle (blog)
Smartphone screens come in all sizes, including some that are so large that they could be considered small tablets. Big screens are attractive to those who value lots of display real estate, but they have serious downsides: they're battery hogs, ...
Instagram confirms plans for Android app
Globe and Mail
Soon you won't have to own an Apple iPhone or iPad to be a member of the Instagram app's growing photo-sharing community. “We have two people working on Android now,” Instagram co-founder and chief executive Kevin Systrom confirmed at the LeWeb...
Dead Sea Sediments Shed Light on Biblical Events
Discovery News
By Emily Sohn This new finding raises concerns that the politically contentious body of water could disappear again. Analysis of Dead Sea sediments may also deepen our understanding of Biblical events. Muslim women are seen silhotted against the Dead ...
HP Folio 13 ultrabook now on sale
By Tyler Lee on 12/08/2011 04:46 PST With all the talk of ultrabooks making their way around the internet, you can't be blamed if you decided that you might want one for yourself. If that's the case, HP has entered into the ultrabook market with their ...
Star Wars: The Old Republic early access to begin 13th December
By Tyler Lee on 12/08/2011 06:51 PST Good news MMO fans, if you have been eagerly anticipating EA and Bioware's MMO, Star Wars: The Old Republic, according to Inc Gamers, the game appears to have its early access date move up to the 13th of December, ...
Facebook reorganizing to focus on privacy, communications?
by Steven Musil December 7, 2011 8:43 PM PST Follow @stevenmusil Facebook is performing a major corporate reorganization to focus on key products such as privacy and communication, according to an AllThingsD report. A memo regarding the reorganization ...
Robotics Trends
Design News
There is truly a big explosion of experimentation in technology and everybody is putting whole of there knowledge and creativity in making some best Robots. Ann, I think there is a small amount of crossover starting to happen. ...
AT&T again ranks lowest in customer satisfaction
Los Angeles Times
"In the newest satisfaction survey of Consumer Reports online subscribers, a provider called Consumer Cellular topped the Ratings -- and AT&T found itself at the bottom of the Ratings for the second year in a row," the magazine said in an article about ...
California leads venture funding for electric vehicle technology ...
By Peter Pae
California is becoming an epicenter for electric vehicle innovation and jobs.
Obama On Technology: Prometheus Had It Coming | RedState
By Repair_Man_Jack (Diary)
These changes didn't just affect blue-collar workers. If you were a bank teller or a phone operator or a travel agent, you saw many in your profession.
Teijin and Tokyo Institute of Technology Develop Extra-Conductive ...
Teijin and Tokyo Institute of Technology Develop Extra-Conductive Carbon Nanofiber with Unprecedented Structure.
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
SuVolta takes wraps off battery-friendly chip technology | MediaFile
By Noel Randewich
Silicon Valley start-up SuVolta is giving the electronics industry a peek under the hood at its newtechnology that it claims will drastically boost the energy efficiency of microchips.
Beautiful Pictures of Destroyed Technology - Mental Floss
By Jill Harness
Beautiful Pictures of Destroyed Technology by Jill Harness - December 7, 2011 - 11:56 AM. We use electronics every day, making them easy to take for granted despite their complex innerworkings. Fortunately, photographer Todd McLellan is ...
Griffin Technology GuitarConnect Pro for iOS Devices | GeekAlerts
By James Kelly
For all you music and guitar enthusiasts out there, Griffin Technology just announced that the GriffinTechnology GuitarConnect Pro for iOS Devices is now.
Minority Report… FOR REAL — Technology Can Now Predict Crime ...
By Andy Green
We knew this day was coming. The day the cats in blue were gonna be able to go all 'Minority Report' and predict crime before it happens. So, don't rob that.
WGRD 97.9
Reports: FIFA ready to introduce goal-line technology - 100 Percent ...
By Nick Green
FIFA long opposed modern technology gaining entry into the game, but enhanced technology and high-profile incidents -- such as Frank Lampard's shot at the 2010 World Cup against Germany, which went over the line off the bar but went ...
100 Percent Soccer
Telehealth Technology to Be Released Within 5 Years, Says ...
By Elina Needham
After seeing the success of telehealth technology trial in three places, Cornwall, Kent and Newham across London, Prime Minister David Cameron has announced that this technology would be enrolled in other parts of the country within five ...
TopNews United States
How Technology Can Transform Classrooms | edtechdigest.com
By Victor Rivero
EDTECH CHALLENGE | by Jesse M. Langley. Getting technology integrated into classrooms is an extremely important move toward giving students the tools they need to succeed. But just getting new technologies into old classrooms isn't ...
RE Technology Launches MLS and Association Newsletters ...
With more than 1.5 million visits per month, RE Technology (www.RETechnology.com) has proven that comprehensive information and training on real estate.
Beervana: Adnams and the Question of Technology
By Jeff Alworth
It's as close as you'll come to getting a brewery tour without going on one, and embedded in it are a ton of illustrative points about technology and beer. Reading through it, I hope you have the reaction I had listening: there are just so many ...
How Twitter Proves That Place Matters - Technology - The Atlantic ...
By Richard Florida
Social networks haven't replaced proximity - they just reinforce the importance of being near your friends and co-workers.
Latest Posts | The Atlantic Cities
Researchers Receive $300000 Award to Advance Technology With ...
By Melissa Mixon
OCT, initially developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the 1990s, harnesses light waves instead of the sound waves, magnetic fields and radiation now used to image cardiovascular disease. OCT has far greater sensitivity, ...
New Planet Found 600 Light Years Away by NASA Kepler ...
NASA's Kepler mission has found a new planet, 600 light-years away, orbiting a star very much like the sun. Scientists say they've confirmed it is in the star's ...
Hafnium-based Intel® 45nm Process Technology
Intel® 45nm high-k metal gate silicon technology offers powerful computing ... Read the InsideScoop blog for thoughts on technology, life and culture from the ...

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