22 December 2011

Facebook Ordered to Boost Privacy Protections

Irish Regulators Order Facebook to Boost Privacy Protections
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius In response to an audit by Irish data protection officials, Facebook has agreed to be more transparent about its facial-recognition feature and how its European users' data is used, the social network announced today. ...

Verizon Suffers Second Nationwide Outage of December
eWeek
Verizon Wireless customers face a second nationwide 4G network outage in the month of December as frustration grows. Customers of Verizon Wireless were hit with a second nationwide outage this month of the company's 3G and 4G networks, sending wireless ...

Letters From Santa? Try a YouTube Video
PC Magazine
By Adario Strange Earlier this week, Google unveiled customized audio messages to Santa via Gmail and Google Voice. Now the search giant has improved on the holiday treat by allowing you to create custom video messages via YouTube. ...

Yahoo expands sharing of stories through Facebook
USA TODAY
Paul Sakuma, AP Yahoo introduced the Facebook-sharing option in its main news section three months ago. The same feature will now be available in 26 other parts of Yahoo's site. Paul Sakuma, AP Yahoo introduced the Facebook-sharing option in its main ...

USA TODAY

US Chamber of Commerce Said to Be Hit by China-Based Hackers
BusinessWeek
By Michael Riley Dec. 21 (Bloomberg) -- China-based hackers rifled the computer networks of the US Chamber of Commerce, stealing a large amount of confidential e-mails and documents in what a person familiar with the investigation described as a major ...

Lightscrewed: How Washington Whipped Phil Falcone
Forbes
He followed all the Beltway's rules to build the next generation of wireless communications. Then the GPS industry, the cellular carriers and one powerful senator decided he was serious. This story appears in the January 16, 2012 edition of Forbes...

Forbes

Man crashes Lamborghini 6 hours after winning it
The Associated Press
SANTAQUIN, Utah (AP) — A US man who won a $380000 Lamborghini in a contest by a convenience store chain says he crashed the sports car six hours after he got it. KSL-TV reports the lime green Murcielago Roadster will head to a Las Vegas body shop ...

Google Ignores a Fool's Advice
DailyFinance
By Evan Niu, The Motley Fool Posted 10:49AM 12/21/11 Investing Mozilla's biggest source of revenue, its lucrative default search deal with Big G, had been up in the air since its expiration in November. The foundation's predicament had been spurring ...

Archos unveils 70b, the first sub-$200 Android 3.2 Honeycomb tablet
Digitaltrends.com
Archos has announced the 70b Internet Tablet, the first tablet running Android 3.2 Honeycomb that costs less than $200. Watch out, Kindle Fire, there's a new cheap tablet in town. Announced yesterday, the Archos 70b Internet Tablet (pdf) runs on ...

Android chief: We see 700K+ Android activations each day
VentureBeat
So, you just got a new Android phone, eh? Don't feel so special — you're not the only one. According to Google's Android chief, Andy Rubin, you're one of a growing mob of people tuning in and turning on to the open-source mobile operating system. ...

VentureBeat

Google Voice for iPhone with multi SMS user capability
SlashGear
Google has announced and update for the iPhone app for Google Voice. The updated app brings a lot of new features to the smartphone when used in the WiFi Google Voice service. The latest version of the app is 1.4.0.2372 and it adds some of the features ...

SlashGear

BioWare Taking Cues from Skyrim for Dragon Age III
Gamespy.com
By Mike Sharkey | Dec 21, 2011 BioWare is a fan of Bethesda's work, will make DA3 a more open-world affair. Dragon Age II's linear gameplay stands in stark contrast to the open-world experience gamers are enamored with in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim ...

Gamespy.com

Kabam's Social Games Come To Desktops Through Pokki
Gamasutra
by Eric Caoili [Console/PC, Social/Online, Business] Newsbrief: Kabam has made several of its core-targeted social gamesavailable as desktop applications for the first time, using SweetLabs' Pokki platform to convert the online titles into PC apps. ...

Twitter open sources Android security software
Inquirer
By Dean Wilson MICRO-BLOGGING SERVICE Twitter has released its recently acquired Android security software as open source, making it free for people to use, share and expand upon. The Textsecure software developed by Whisper Systems works by encrypting ...

Are we running out of frankincense?
BBC News
But it seems there is a danger that supplies of frankincense might have disappeared by the end of the century. Scientists say fires, disease and cattle grazing have led to a decline in numbers of the tree which produces the resin. ...

BBC News

Brentwood powers up EV charging stations
The Tennessean
Randall Fauss, a technician with Broadway Electric, installs an electric car charger at Brentwood's City Hall, off Maryland Way. / Mark Cook / The Tennessean Within an hour after the opening of the new charging station at the Municipal Center, ...

Tesla Model S Pricing and Options Detailed
Inside Line
The 2013 Tesla Model S will be priced from $57400 - but the base model won't go on sale until late next year. | December 21, 2011 | Tesla Motors By Paul Lienert, Correspondent | Published Dec 21, 2011 The 2013 Tesla Model S will be priced from $57400 ...

MMI Wins Lawsuit against Microsoft
Zacks.com
Recently, Motorola Mobility Inc. (MMI) received a favorable ruling from the International Trade Commission (ITC) relating to a patent infringement case against Microsoft Corp. (MSFT). The ITC ruled that Motorola did not violate six of the seven alleged ...

Verizon Suffering Another Outage, Many 3G And 4G Customers Left Without Data ...
Android Police
Remember the little data hiccup that Big Red faced a couple of weeks ago? Looks like many users across the US are once again experiencing similar issues - I myself woke up to a spotty 3G connection on my usually 4G-strong Galaxy Nexus. ...

Opinion: 2012, Apple's iOS Odyssey
Computerworld (blog)
By Jonny Evans What defines Apple [AAPL] in 2012 will be the evolution of the company's vision of "Post-PC". Product will include the iPhone 5, iPad 3, and new implementations of iOS, including the Apple television. Resistance to the whole notion of ...

Self-repairing circuits use liquid metal capsules to restore conductivity
The Verge
By TC Sottek on December 21, 2011 10:24 am 0Comments University of Illinois engineers have found a way to automatically repair broken circuitry by placing micro-capsules filled with liquid metal on a circuit board — when a board fissures, the capsules ...

A Peek At Jawbone's Jambox Speaker They Tout As 'Smallest, Best Sounding ...
BallerStatus.com
By Jay Casteel (@JayCasteel) ♦ Published 12/20/2011 Audio company Jawbone dropped a new wireless speaker a few months back that they boast as the "smallest, best sounding wireless speaker and speakerphone on the planet." We just got hip to it, ...

SB Nation's new Android app is excellent (and some other social media and site ...
The Crimson Quarry
by John M (The Crimson Quarry) on Dec 21, 2011 9:01 AM EST For those of you with iPhones, this news may not be a revelation, but as the owner of an Android phone, the release of yesterday's Android app was much anticipated, and very much worth the wait ...

Complex molecules discovered on Pluto
TG Daily
Scientists have discovered new evidence indicating that there may be complex hydrocarbons on the surface of Pluto. The new Cosmic Origins Spectrograph on the Hubble Space Telescope has discovered a strong ultraviolet-wavelength absorber on the planet. ...

TG Daily

AnandTech - Apple Acquires Anobit: Bringing NAND Endurance ...
By Anand Lal Shimpi
I looked at Anobit's extremely vague technology descriptions and dug a bit into their patent portfolio to better understand Apple's motivation behind the acquisition. If you've followed our SSD coverage over the years you'll know that NAND ...
AnandTech

PalmAddicts: Using technology
By Sammual James McLoughlin
[From Vern Pierce] Hey Sammy I havent written in some time, but I always keep up with PalmAddicts. Its a must read for every techie. My family uses its mobile devices throughout the day. For weather for our uniform of...
PalmAddicts

New pump technology prevents gas theft, lets you pay after pumping ...
By Chris Paukert
Depending on where you live and what gas stations you frequent, finding a pump that will let you pay after filling up is getting tougher and tougher. In.
Autoblog

Diabetes Technology Regulates Blood Sugar Levels - Health News ...
MANCHESTER, N.H. -- A new technology under development to help those with type 1 diabetes is hailed by some as the most revolutionary treatment since insulin. But it is not approved for use in the U.S. Tuesday, December 20, 2011.
WMUR.com - Local News

Four Awesome Technology Concepts of 2011 | Ubergizmo
By Hubert Nguyen
This is not quite yet the end of the year, but we would like to look back on four of the coolesttechnology design concepts that came out in 2011. Some, like the imaging devices, are part of a long [...]
Ubergizmo

Catastrophic Success, Bio-Tec Breakthrough Technology Alert :: The ...
Catastrophic Success, Bio-Tec Breakthrough Technology Alert :: The Market Oracle :: Financial Markets Analysis & Forecasting Free Website.
The Market Oracle

How IBM drives business efficiency with cloud technology
How IBM drives business efficiency with cloud technology. On December 21, 2011 · In Technology · Tweet. By Prince Osuagwu Frontline computer and back end company, International Business Machines, IBM, believes that organizations that ...
Vanguard News

Using X-Box technology to further medicine | SmartPlanet
By Jennifer Riggins
MADRID — The technology that makes your X-Box fun and touch-free is now being used to avoid contamination in hospitals.
Global Observer | SmartPlanet

Xiaomi Technology: looking smart | beyondbrics | News and views ...
By Robin Kwong
Xiaomi Technology, the Chinese start-up looking to break into the high-end smartphone market, is apparently getting lots of attention not just from consumers eager to put money down for its dual-core, 1.5GHz Mi 1 smartphone. Investors, too ...
beyondbrics

The Need for Goal-line Technology Continues: Ismaeel Abdulatif ...
By Ronaldo Assis de Moreira
On average we would estimate around once month we highlight clip blog confirms, if any doubt remained, need goal-line technology.As regular visitors site know,
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