30 December 2011

Google Thumps Oracle In Bout Over Android

Google Thumps Oracle In Heavyweight Bout Over Android
Wired News
By Caleb Garling There was a time when it looked like Oracle and Google would settle their bitter dispute over the search giant's Android mobile operating system. CEOs Larry Ellison and Larry Page actually met face-to-face for mediation talks. ...

Anonymous Hacks Military Gear Web Site
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius Anonymous has reportedly hacked the database of a military supply Web site, and accessed the credit card information of more than 8000 of the site's customers. Anonymous said it hacked SpecialForces.com several months ago, ...

Stratfor Offers Free ID Theft Protection After Hack, Keeps Site Offline
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius Security firm Stratfor, which was hit recently by a massive hack, said it will provide affected users with free access to identity theft protection from CSID. In light of the breach, meanwhile, Stratfor said its Web site will remain ...

Occupy Nerds Building Their Own Facebook Alternative
PC Magazine
By Leslie Horn A group of tech-savvy activists involved with Occupy Wall Street (OWS) are building their own version of Facebook. They're just a bit wary of the comparison. "I don't want to say we're making our own Facebook. ...

Stanford archives offer window into Apple's origins
USA TODAY
By Terence Chea, AP PALO ALTO, Calif. – In the interview, Steve Wozniak and the late Steve Jobs recall a seminal moment in Silicon Valley history — how they named their upstart computer company some 35 years ago. Jeff Chiu, AP Curator Henry Lowood is ...

USA TODAY

Ice Cream Sandwich update to flavor Sony S tablet
CNET
by Lance Whitney December 29, 2011 7:48 AM PST Follow @lancewhit Owners of Sony's Tablet S can expect a topping of Ice Cream Sandwich, but the company hasn't yet revealed a specific release date. Outfitted with Android 3.0 Honeycomb, Sony's 9.4-inch ...

China Reveals Space Plans Through 2016
Fox News
| AP This illustration depicts a Chinese Shenzhou vehicle approaching the Tiangong 1 space lab during orbital rendezvous and docking tests, a precursor for space station construction. BEIJING – China plans to launch space labs and manned ships and ...

Fox News

iPhone users downloading more than 5 million free apps a day
CNET
by Lance Whitney December 29, 2011 6:39 AM PST Follow @lancewhit iPhone users have been grabbing free apps at a feverish pace, says a new study from mobile ad firm Fiksu. For the month of November, the total number of downloads of the top 200 free ...

CNET

Google and Facebook top 2011's most visited sites in US
BBC News
Google was the most popular website with US users in 2011, but Facebook was not far behind, according to market researchers. Nielsen suggests over 153 million visitors clicked onto Google branded pages each month. Facebook attracted close to 138 ...

BBC News

Stratfor puts off website launch for a week after Anonymous attack
VentureBeat
Following a major attack by the hacker group Anonymous, the security research firm Strategic Forecasting, better known as Stratfor, has said that it will delay the launch of its website by about a week. Stratfor yesterday sent an e-mail to its free ...

VentureBeat

Flaw in Web App Frameworks Pushes Microsoft to Patch ASP.net Promptly
PCWorld
By Peter Sayer, IDG News Many web app frameworks are vulnerable to a denial-of-service attack targeting the way they handle hash tables, researchers revealed Wednesday, prompting Microsoft to announce an "out-of-band" patch for its ASP. ...

(Source: techerator.com)
DailyTech
After a long year of fighting mobile patent wars with the likes of Samsung, HTC and Motorola, some are suggesting that Apple seek a different approach and start finding some common ground with the Android-based phone makers for the sake of its ...

DailyTech

Review: 'WELDER' leads parade of iPad gems
Sydney Morning Herald
So you just got an iPad for Christmas. You already have all the essentials loaded _ Facebook, Twitter, iBooks, whatever news app you prefer. Now it's time to get serious and start learning what the iPad was really built for: games. ...

UI physicists part of effort to locate Higgs boson particle
Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette
Researchers announced in early December that they may be close to finding the elusive Higgs boson, a crucial missing piece of the standard model for explaining why matter has mass and how the universe's smallest components interact. ...

Intel revamps netbook strategy for 2012
Fudzilla
Intel used the holiday news lull to announce its next generation Cedar Trail Atom platform and although the netbook market is continuing to contract, Intel believes it is still worth the effort. Obviously, in 2012 plans to base its efforts on 32nm ...

Be First To Buy 'Twisted Metal' PS3, Get 'Twisted Metal Black'
Ology
If you aren't excited about Twisted Metal PS3, then frankly, I don't know what kind of person you are. It's Twisted Metal... on the PS3. I mean, if you have a thing about clowns or whatever, I can see how the premier vehicular combat franchise might be ...

Ology

US Nintendo Downloads Week of 29 December 2011
GamersDailyNews
Nintendo ends the year strong with five titles available for download including ports of VVVVVVV and Bionic Commando. VVVVVV – There's something terribly wrong in an alternate dimension. Help Captain Viridian flip to find five crew members, ...

GamersDailyNews

Tough negotiator: HP wanted $1.2B for webOS and Palm's assets (exclusive)
VentureBeat
$1.2 billion. That's how much HP paid for Palm last year, and it's also how much the company was trying to sell its Palm assets for over the latter half of 2011, VentureBeat has learned. As baffling as it may seem, HP was trying to rid itself of Palm ...

VentureBeat

LG to Showcase 84-Inch 3D HDTV at 2012 CES
PCWorld
By Ian Paul, PCWorld Dec 29, 2011 7:11 AM LG has some big plans for its television lineup at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The company has announced that it plans to debut an 84-inch high-definition 3D television set that features ...

Russia Spacecraft Phobos-Grunt Expected to Crash into Earth in January
Z6Mag
Russia's Mars probe Phobos-Grunt is headed for a crash to Earth within the next three weeks, sometime around January 14 or 15 give or take five days. Orbiting at 18640 miles per hour and traveling around 6214 miles every 20 minutes with impact zone ...

Z6Mag

Age of Wulin pre-release auction nabs $16k for a virtual sword
SlashGear
There's no denying that the virtual world is one lucrative enough for people on both sides of the equation to dedicate their lives to it – and in no more relevant a place today than a pre-release auction of virtual goods for a game by the name of Age ...

SlashGear

Valve Debunks Half Life 3 Rumours
ITProPortal
One of Valve's main writers, Chet Faliszek, has reached out the company's fanbase to debunk the recent rumours of a possible Half Life 3 release. With the recent showing of a video featuring Wheatley, one of the main characters from Portal 2, ...

ITProPortal

Will We See An NFC Enabled iPhone 5?
ITProPortal
Looking ahead to the next year, technology enthusiasts cannot help but wonder what the major players in the industry are going to come up with next. As far as Apple is concerned, we know we can expect a pretty impressive iPad 3, but on the other hand, ...
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Scrutinize your presence on Facebook
msnbc.com
Facebook employees Mike Barnes, left, video chats with Jonathan Rosenberg, right, on Facebook at the company's headquarters earlier this year. It's good to take stock of Facebook from time to time, given how quickly Facebook changes its features and ...

msnbc.com

Apple files patents for hydrogen fuel cell technology to power mobile devices ...
Two recent patent applications by Apple indicate the company is looking at developing a hydrogen fuel cell system that could potentially power por...
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

Freakonomics » The Perils of Technology, iPad Edition
By Stephen J. Dubner
These days, I read a lot of books on an iPad 2 using the Kindle app. It is for the most part a very good experience, especially for recreational reading. As millions of others have noted, having an electronic device loaded up with a mini-library of ...
Freakonomics

Top 6 Green Science and Technology Stories of 2011 - Vote for ...
By Mike Chino
2011 saw researchers and scientists develop a plethora of green technologies that will prevent global warming, preserve the environment, and improve quality of life.
INHABITAT

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.60 -- now with 'Chameleon' technology
By Nick Peers
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.60, which is designed to add additional protection to computers already running security software, debuts Chameleon technology, which the developer claims will allow the program to run even when a malware ...
BetaNews

Advanced Internal Combustion Engine Technology Has Lowered ...
By John Lamm
Advanced Internal Combustion Engine Technology Has Lowered EV Sales December 28, 2011 by John Lamm. Advanced Internal Combustion Engine Technology Has Lowered EV Sales. Politicians battling each another in the current ...
Road & Track Blog

Dentistry Goes High Tech With 3D Technology « CBS Miami
By cbs4lisa
Technology is making trips to the dentist quicker, more precise and less painful. Just ask Juan Rubio who had terrible pain from a cavity.
CBS Miami

Detroit Digital Justice Coalition Brings Technology To Detroiters
By The Huffington Post News Editors
The talented group of media and social justice advocates in the Detroit Digital Justice Coalition are working across generations and throughout the city to make technology accessible for all.
The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

Facial Recognition Technology Raising Privacy Concerns ...
By Gene Quinn
Without trying to be exhaustive, here is a sampling of the facial recognition technologies the United States Patent and Trademark Office has seen to date.
IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

Provider of Technology Solutions for Legal Profession, EPIQ ...
By rebneely
EPIQ Systems, Inc., a provider of technology solutions for the legal profession, has acquired De Novo Legal LLC, a U.S. e-discovery provider, for an.
JD Journal

Advanced Technology Labs Europe: Year in Review - Inside ...
By Inside Microsoft Research
As 2011 comes to an end, we ring out the European Microsoft Innovation Center and ring in the Microsoft Research Advanced Technology Labs Europe! While the name is certainly new, our emphasis on industry engagement, collaboration ...
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