31 December 2011

Android Still First in US Mobile Market Share

The latest comScore report shows that Android is still dominating US mobile subscriber market share ahead of Apple's iOS. The report, which measures mobile market share for the US during a three month period ending November 2011, provides an average ...


2011: Best tech products of the year
Washington Post
Galaxy Nexus The Galaxy Nexus isn't a product of the year just because it's a member of Google's Nexus series. It's also a product of the year because it's the first to run Android 4.0 — the deepest revamp of Android since its commercial debut — and ...

Chimps may have theory of mind
TG Daily
German and Scottish researchers say that when making alarm calls, they take into account the knowledge of other group members. The team, from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology and the University of St. Andrews, studied wild...

TG Daily

Two iPad 3s next month? Not likely
Rumours that Apple will launch two new iPads at a trade show next month have been dismissed by company 'insiders'. By Shane Richmond, Head of Technology (Editorial) The news service said the two iPad 3 models would have 9.7-inch screens, like the iPad ...


Security breached at Russian rocket plant
TG Daily
A young Russian blogger has revealed a total lack of security at a military rocket facility near Moscow. Lana Sator says she and a group of friends were able to wander around the Energomash facility at will on five separate nights. ...

TG Daily

China urges tighter Internet security after series of data leaks
| SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The Chinese government is working with domestic Internet search engines like Baidu Inc and Sohu.com and financial institutions to prevent phishing attacks on unsuspecting Chinese web users. The Ministry of Public Security said on ...

South Bend to spend $500M to clean up sewer system
Chicago Tribune
SOUTH BEND, Ind.— South Bend officials agreed Thursday to make a half-billion dollars' worth of improvements to the city's sewer system under a federal agreement calling for it to dramatically cut raw sewage overflows into the St. Joseph River. ...

Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD Review
PSX Extreme
I will admit that I didn't like direction the Oddworld series took after the first couple of installments on the PlayStation. What debuted as a beautifully drawn, highly imaginative puzzle-based adventure became a standard, ho-hum action platformer. ...

Woman uses Facebook to call for help in Hackensack
BY MARLENE NAANES A South Jersey woman allegedly held captive and forced into prostitution in Hackensack found a novel use for Facebook: using it to alert a relative about her plight. AP FILE PHOTO In this file photo, a Facebook user logs in. ...

Facebook photo of duct-taped kids prompts couples arrest
By Douglas Stanglin, USA TODAY The Coconino County Sheriff's Office says the 2-year-old and 10-month-old children were bound around their wrists and ankles and had their mouths closed with tape. The sheriff's office says one child was hung upside down ... 

New rules proposed for landfill closings
Springfield News Sun
By Brandon Smith-Hebson, Staff Writer 10:28 PM Thursday, December 29, 2011 The rubble of former structures — and trash generated in construction projects — goes to landfills the state has regulated less than landfills for garbage. ...

Android App 'Airtight' Brings Apple AirPlay to Google TV
Google TV users will now be able to stream content stored on their iOS devices to their television sets thanks to a new app. Airtight, which is available from the Android Market for $0.99, is designed for Google TV set-top boxes running on Android 3.0 ...


Asian Tiger Prawn Poses Threat in Gulf of Mexico
Indian Country Today Media Network.com
By ICTMN Staff December 30, 2011 A most unwelcome immigrant has arrived in the Gulf of Mexico, and ecosystem experts are sounding the alarm. The Asian tiger prawn grows to a length of about one foot and could wreak havoc on the balance of life in the...

Indian Country Today Media Network.com

Orangutans 'could video chat' between zoos via iPads
BBC News
By Dave Lee Technology reporter MJ, an orangutan at Milwaukee County Zoo, plays with the tablet computer. Footage courtesy of Orangutan Outreach Orangutans at a Milwaukee zoo could soon be video-calling their primate friends via tablet computers. ...

BBC News

Volcanic alert in Alaska prompts Watch warning
Air Traffic Management
A remote volcano in Alaska's Aleutian Islands erupted violently early yesterday, throwing up an ash cloud 4570 metres into the sky. The Cleveland Volcano, located on an uninhabited island 1500 kilometres southwest of Anchorage, has been active since...

Air Traffic Management

Once a Safe Haven, Hackers Set Sights on Mobile Phones
Fox Business
Mobile phones, long seen as safe amid rising threats to computer security, have become a key target for hackers and an increasing worry for corporate IT departments. While the first mobile virus dates back to June 2004, risks from hackers remained ...

Facebook Messenger for Windows download leaks
The Verge
By Tom Warren on December 29, 2011 01:21 pm 0Comments Facebook's Messenger app for Windows is now available for all to chit-chat with. Facebook has been testing the application since November as part of a private trial, but TechIT revealed the download ...

Italians Don't Have To Pay For Apple Care For Two Years - Here's Why! (DETAILS)
Global Grind
Italians, by law, are guaranteed two years of free tech support whenever they buy new products, so why was Apple charging Italian customers a fee for something that was supposed to be free? That's a question an Italian watchdog group wants to know, ...

Facebook Timeline coming to iPad in January
San Jose Business Journal (blog)
That picture that was buried in the past. A forgotten status update. It may all come back to haunt you — or not. Menlo Park-based Facebook released its new Facebook Timeline service to most of its social networking users on Dec. ...

The 10th Hour 12.30.11: Top 10 Games of 2011
From Batman: Arkham City and Uncharted 3 to Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Battlefield 3 and more, 411's Armando Rodriguez counts down the top 10 games of 2011! Welcome to the 10th Hour ladies and gents. ...


Technology That Finally Helps Learning | Xconomy
By Ed Lazowska
That technology can actually play a significant positive role in education. The false promises go back at least 100 years---to extravagant claims by Thomas.

The Touchy-Feely Future Of Technology | MindShift
By Tina Barseghian
Buxton became part of the long nose of touch technology when, in 1977, he signed up to study computer science at the University of Toronto. Today, Buxton is principal researcher at Microsoft Research, but he says the fact that he started out ...

Newer Technology's NuTouch Gloves are a warm way to use your ...
By Steven Sande
Going outside to get some exercise doesn't necessarily mean I leave my techie toys at home. In fact, I take my iPhone 4S with me everywhere so that I.
TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Five predictions for enterprise technology in 2012 (Wired UK)
By Olivia Solon
It used to be the case that businesses drove the adoption of consumer technology, for example the PC. This used to be too expensive for home use, but eventually the costs came down. These days "consumerised" enterprise is a reality.
Wired.co.uk - News

World 1st Hacker exploit communication technology for lulz in1903 ...
By noreply@blogger.com (Mohit Kumar)
World 1st Hacker exploit communication technology for lulz in1903.
The Hacker News | Hacking News...

The Need for Goal-line Technology Continues: Did Lee Wallace ...
By Ronaldo Assis de Moreira
Last time we wrote goal-line technology, we speculated issue arises around once month. In fact just over week later we again calling FIFA get their asses gear and.
Latest football (soccer) goals,...

CSS3 technology replaces JavaScript functionality | TechRepublic
By Ryan Boudreaux
Ryan Boudreaux demonstrates how new CSS3 code can replace JavaScript functionality in these examples.
on TechRepublic

Envisioning Emerging Technology For 2012 And Beyond | The Big ...
By Barry Ritholtz
Click for interactive chart: Source: Envisioning Emerging Technology For 2012 And Beyond Envisioning Technology, November 2011.
The Big Picture

Thoughts on Technology: Dear Open Source Free Loaders
By Jeff Hoogland
Thoughts on Technology is a collection of my own original writings about computers, hardware, software, and all forms of technology in the world around us today. I ask that you please do not repost my works without permission, but if you wish ...
Thoughts on Technology

Top 7 Wearable Technology Concepts of 2011 - Vote for Your ...
By Diane Pham
Vote for your favorite wearable-tech concept in our Best of 2011 roundup!

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