01 December 2011

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New Google Navigation Bar is Part One of Redesign
By Daniel Ionescu, PCWorld Nov 30, 2011 6:53 AM If you were just getting used to the black Google services navigation bar, the search company is already getting rid of it. Google announced that it's “ready for the next stage” of its redesign, ...
Why Durban is the Kyoto protocol's last chance
The Guardian
The United Nations' annual climate summit descended on Durban, South Africa, this week, but not in time to prevent the tragic death of Qodeni Ximba. The 17 year-old was one of 10 people killed in Durban Sunday, the night before the UN conference opened...
Bah Humbug! What Do Americans Dread Most During The Holidays?
A new Consumer Reports poll shows that nearly 1 in 7 Americans despise “having to be nice” during the holiday season, and crowds and long lines aren't helping either. The Consumer Reports National Research Center conducted a telephone survey of 1013 ...
Walden spectrum bill includes public safety block
Government Security News
A new bill aimed at reallocating television spectrum for commercial wireless broadband services that includes a direct allocation of the resource for public safety users was introduced in the US House of Representatives on Nov. 29. ...
Charles Walton, father of RFID technology, dies at 89 -- Engadget
By Amar Toor
We have some somber news to bring you today: Charles Walton, the man who pioneered the rise of RFID technology, has died at the age.
Shazam Reacquires Audio Recognition Technology from BMI ...
By Devon Maloney (@dynamofire), New York
Shazam announced today that it has reacquired ownership of its Audio Recognition technology from business partner BMI in a new business agreement that will allow the music...
Billboard.biz - Publishing Industry News
Derek McGovern betting: Goal-line technology not in use in Premier ...
Alex Ferguson reckons goal-line technology is a good idea, presumably because anything on the goal-line for his Manchester United side is better than David De Gea.
Mirror Football
YUI Theater — Steve Peha: “Agile Schools – How Technology ...
By Allen Rabinovich
YUI Theater — Steve Peha: “Agile Schools – How Technology Saves Education” (44 min.) November 29, 2011 at 11:10 am by Allen Rabinovich | In YUI Theater | No Comments. In this talk given at Yahoo!, Steve Peha, the president of ...
Yahoo! User Interface Blog (YUIBlog)
Facebook settles privacy complaint with Federal Trade Commission ...
By Jessica Guynn
Facebook has settled charges with the Federal Trade Commission that it deceived users by telling them they could keep their information on Facebook private and then repeatedly making it public, according to the agency. The settlement of an ...
L.A. Times Tech Blog
What's the coolest car technology on the drawing board?
By Mike Spinelli
Futurists, take note. Car companies aren't stopping their tech development with lane-departure warning systems and automatic parallel parking gear. Right now, in labs all over the world, new tech is being born — along with cars that look like ...
Technology and the Invasion of Privacy Snatchers – A SPN ...
By David Jackson
On February 5th, 1956, a science fiction movie titled "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" was released in the US. The movie is about a small-town doctor who discovers that the population of his community is being systematically replaced by ...
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Three Terrifying Developments In Robot Technology – Holytaco
By Jim Tews
The advancements in robot technology are constantly making mind-blowing leaps and bounds, and nobody but me seems to be afraid of it. It's almost as if nobody ever, in the world, particularl...
Keith Haring on Technology and Control
By Christopher Schreck
In light of the OWS raids in Philly and LA last night, Art Basel, and our interest in technology, a final excerpt from the Keith Haring Journals: “The problem facing modern man now is compounded by the increasing power of technology.
Art Fag City
Melville House Books » Technology vs. the cretins ….
By Dennis Johnson
Which is one reason I've long thought the mania to position ebooks not as the emergence of a wonderful new technology but rather the death of a vile old technology is not something all that organic so much as something stoked by retailers ...
Melville House Books

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus
PC Magazine
Bottom Line: The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus is as good as a midrange Honeycomb tablet can get nowadays. by Sascha Segan The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus looks like a shrunken-down version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 ($469, 3.5 stars) and the Samsung ...
Path aims for 'slightly social' experience
USA Today
By Brooke Donald, AP SAN FRANCISCO – If Facebook is like hanging out at a banquet with a large buffet to feast on, then social network Path is an intimate dinner with close friends. Path is now getting new silverware and table decorations, so to speak, ...
Nintendo wants to keep up Black Friday momentum
The new Wii MotionPlus accessory (L) portion of the Wii controller, introduced at the Nintendo E3 media briefing, is shown on display at the E3 Media & Business Summit in Los Angeles July 15, 2008. By Liana B. Baker NEW YORK (Reuters) - After a strong ...
Team Poison Hacks UN, Leaks Usernames, Passwords
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius A group known as TeaMp0isoN (Team Poison) has hacked the United Nations and posted logins and passwords for the organization online. "The TeaMp0isoN hacking gang has leaked over one hundred usernames, email addresses and passwords ...
Today in Tech: Mark Zuckerberg apologizes (again)
By JP Mangalindan, Writer-Reporter November 30, 2011: 10:30 AM ET Fortune's curated selection of newsworthy tech stories from the last 24 hours. Sign up to get the round-up delivered to you every day. * Facebook, which is inching closer to an IPO, ...
Google offers indoor Android Maps
The latest version of Google Maps for Android now includes data on indoor areas as well as outdoors. By Matt Warman, Consumer Technology Editor Writing on the Google Blog, Brian McClendon, Vice President of Engineering for Google Earth and Maps, ...
Salesforce Takes AppExchange Mobile
By Dan Rowinski / November 30, 2011 7:00 AM / 0 Comments This post is part of our ReadWriteMobile channel, which is dedicated to helping its community understand the strategic business and technical implications of developing mobile applications. ...
YouTube Analytics
YouTube users can now tap into a new analytics feature that lets them see just how popular their videos really are. Detailed in a blog posted today, the new YouTube Analytics feature will replace the site's current Insight page in providing reports and ...
When Cluzee Met Siri
Cluzee is a new Android app designed to take on Apple's Siri technology – a pseudo AI voice software that answers your questions about, well, just about anything. Scott Webster introduces us to Cluzee, the Android version of the same basic idea: I've ...
Qualcomm Atheros Killer E2100 networking tech lands in Gigabyte mainboards
Qualcomm purchased the networking company formerly called Bigfoot Networks a while back. Bigfoot made all sorts of networking hardware and chips that were aimed at improving the networking speed of gaming computers to make online gaming more fun. ...
Video: More 'Battlefield 3' DLC
USA Today
By Brett Molina, USA TODAY Because you can never have too many Battlefield 3 videos, studio DICE has released another showcasing the future download Back to Karkand. The highlight might be the STOVL, or Short Take-Off/Vertical Landing fighter jet, ...
Infinity Blade II's Mustard: 'We Definitely Won't Death March' Again
by Staff [Smartphone/Tablet, Exclusive, Production] In a new feature interview, Donald Mustard, co-founder of Infinity Blade Chair Entertainment, tells Gamasutra that crunching to finish Infinity Blade II in six months was "not worth the cost" to the ...
Microscopic Worms May Hold Key to Life on Mars
Fox News
NASA's Phoenix Mars Landers solar panel and the lander's Robotic Arm with a sample in the scoop are seen in this image taken June 10, 2008, by the lander's Surface Stereo Imager. British scientists believe microscopic worms which are biologically very...
HP Launches Cloud Architect, Integrator Certifications
Channel Insider
HP is launching new certifications for systems integrators and architects who build cloud infrastructure and tailor it to meet business needs. Hewlett Packard is looking to help IT professionals designing and building cloud infrastructure with the ...
Chevy Volt Battery Fires Arouse Investigations
Design News
The Chevy Volt cross-country Drive for Innovation is rolling south toward our next stop in Raleigh, NC, and we've been catching up on news surrounding the Volt, its lithium ion (LiOn) battery, and charging stations -- specifically, whether the Volt is ...
Microsoft outs cross domain sharing in Internet Explorer 10 preview
By Lawrence Latif SOFTWARE REDEVELOPER Microsoft has released an updated Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) preview supporting what it calls cross origin resource sharing (CORS). Microsoft's IE10 is set to be released with the firm's upcoming Windows 8 ...
Verizon slates Xbox TV app for Dec. 6 launch
Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) announced that its FiOS TV application for Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) Xbox Live users will be available for download starting on Dec. 6. The move had been widely expected since last month, when it was reported that ...
HTC's Victory in FlashPoint Patent Case Upheld by Full ITC Panel
By Susan Decker - Tue Nov 29 23:38:11 GMT 2011 HTC Corp. (2498), the largest seller of smartphones in the US, won a patent-infringement case brought by FlashPoint Technology Inc. over digital-camera features. The US International Trade Commission ...
Mass Effect 3 To Feature Cut Mass Effect 2 Content
Platform Nation
It's been a while since I've played Mass Effect 2, but I do recall being in the Citadel a grand total of two minutes. All right, that's a severe understatement (no one is dying on my suicide mission!), but it's true that it's not as prominent of a ...
Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, AOL join Agari anti-phishing service
by Elinor Mills November 29, 2011 9:00 PM PST Follow @elinormills This bar chart shows how many suspicious e-mails were blocked by Agari since early August. The major Web-based e-mail providers are joining forces with an anti-fraud startup, ...

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