20 December 2011

Peter Higgs of Higgs boson fame

Profile: Prof Peter Higgs of Higgs boson fame - BBC News
By Samira Ahmed Presenter, Profile, BBC Radio 4 Three years ago when the Large Hadron Collider was switched on at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (Cern), few people outside his field had heard of Peter Higgs....

Soyuz launch will return ISS to full staff
USA TODAY
By Todd Halvorson, Florida Today CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A multinational crew plans to rocket to the International Space Station this week, fully staffing the outpost before the arrival early next year of the first commercial spaceship to visit the ...

Amazon Kindle Fire lighting up mobile ad network
CNET
by Lance Whitney December 20, 2011 7:03 AM PST Follow @lancewhit Amazon's Kindle Fire was one of the hottest devices tracked by ad network Millennial Media in November though it didn't debut until halfway through the month. Overall, the percentage of ...

CNET

Google needs a very thorough frisking, say antitrust senators
Register
The Federal Trade Commission has been urged by two concerned US lawmakers to investigate Google's search business practices more thoroughly. Senator Mike Lee and Senator Herb Kohl, who both sit on the upper ...

Baidu Answers the Call
msnbc.com
By Rick Aristotle Munarriz Dell and Baidu have been working on a Chinese smartphone for months. Today, the unlikely partners unveiled the first of the devices based on the Baidu Yi mobile operating system. The new platform wasn't exactly built from ...

Sprint fires off lawsuit at cable providers
CNET
by Roger Cheng December 20, 2011 6:34 AM PST Follow @RogerWCheng Sprint Nextel sued several cable providers over what it claims is the illegal use of its digital phone technology, further fraying an already strained relationship between the carrier and ...

How to hang onto your Facebook friends
TG Daily
If you're wondering why someone's unfriended you on Facebook, it's probably because you've posted something that's upset them. NM Incite asked 1895 adults who use social media about why they added or removed friends, and found that offensive comments ...

TG Daily

Nuance buys Vlingo, builds a voice technology giant
GigaOm
By Ryan Kim Dec. 20, 2011, 7:49am PT No Comments Nuance Communications and fellow Boston area voice recognition rival Vlingo Inc. have put away their knives and are now set to become one company with the announcement Tuesday that Nuance was buying its ...

You could own every Steam game – if you're the Grand Prize winner of the ...
VentureBeat
That's right, as if you needed another incentive to make a few purchases during Steam's infamous holiday sale, you now have the chance to win every Steam game ever. You read that right – every game that is on Steam will be free to download for one ...

3DS Nintendo TV: Watch the first episode online
Computerandvideogames.com
The first episode of the all-new 3DS version of Nintendo TV is now live on Youtube. Each month new episodes of Nintendo TV will be available on its Youtube channel a few weeks after it has gone live on 3DS or Wii. However, as a Christmas treat the ...

Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 trailer shows off Vita features
Computerandvideogames.com
Capcom has released a new trailer for the PlayStation Vita version of Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3. The the trailer highlights some of the functionality gamers will be able to make use of on Sony's new handheld. Amongst the features are Wi-Fi battles, ...

Apple Reportedly Finalizes Deal With Flash Memory Company Anobit
TechCrunch
It seemed last week like Apple was eyeing up flash memory technology company Anobit for a potential purchase, and now word from Israeli news outlet Calcalist is that the multi-million dollar deal has been finalized. While Anobit has already broken the ...

Six Great Gifts For Photographers
New York Times (blog)
By ROY FURCHGOTT Still stuck for a gift to give your household shutterbug? Here are some of my favorite photo products from this year—as well as some perennial favorites—at a variety of prices. Canon PowerShot S100 – Even if you favor an SLR, ...
 
New York Times (blog)

Apple Experimenting With Siri-Powered iWatch
AppAdvice
In an article recently published by The New York Times, Apple's (and Google's) attempts to develop wearable computers is discussed. According to the article, Apple is said to be concentrating on a means of creating “wearable” devices that can fit in ...

AppAdvice

Google X glasses tipped, Android running Terminator-like tech
SlashGear
When it comes to futuristic projects coming out of the labs at such titanic companies as Apple and Google, there's no shortage of interest in even the smallest project, the simplest notion of a project – what we're hearing today is that there's not ...

Cablevision, Bright House add HBO Go, Max Go TV Everywhere play
FierceIPTV
FierceIPTV is an executive briefing on the IPTV industry. Sign up for FierceIPTV today to receive a complimentary guide on IPTV's rising stars! Time Warner (NYSE: TWX) executives have been busy the past couple of weeks, wrapping up new customers for ...

Google 'let it snow' and it will on your computer screen
Muskegon Chronicle - MLive.com
By Simon A. Thalmann It may be little consolation for those that aren't too happy about the potential for a "green and brown" Christmas in Michigan this year, but Google's gone festive with their latest search query trick: Type the phrase "let it snow" ...

Muskegon Chronicle - MLive.com

App makers face holiday cutoff for Apple Store
Times of India
NEW YORK: On Christmas morning, millions of people will unwrap new iPads, iPhones and iPod Touches - and immediately start downloading games and other applications for them. It is the biggest day of the year for app sales, which can mean big money for ...

12 days of Xbox Deals promo opens with 50% off Bastion
Joystiq
by Richard Mitchell on Dec 20th 2011 9:35AM The year is winding down, which means it's time once again for a killer Xbox Live sale. Microsoft will be offering special daily discounts over the next twelve days, starting today with Bastion for only $7.50 ...

Sprint Pulls Carrier IQ Software
InformationWeek
The carrier has disabled Carrier IQ's software and reportedly instructed all of its hardware partners to no longer build the software into Sprint handsets. By Mathew J. Schwartz InformationWeek Sprint is rethinking its relationship with smartphone ...

20000 Christmas Bulbs Bring Angry Birds to Light [VIDEO]
Mashable
Each day, Mashable highlights one noteworthy YouTube video. Check out all our viral video picks. Move over Grinch, the Angry Birds pigs are the new villains out to destroy Christmas. But don't fear, we know you've been practicing flinging birds at ...

The best games of 2011
Red Bull UK
by Johnny Minkley, Dec 20, 2011 The working year for most of us is nearly over, which means the true miracle of Christmas – hour upon glorious hour of stress-free gaming – will soon be here. And what a year it's been. Yes, it's been dominated by ...

Red Bull UK

Paul Allen embarks on space launch business
Oregon Business News (press release)
By Oregon Small Business Association Billionaire and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has turned his attention and money to an endeavor that has eluded corporate and government rocket scientists for decades: launching satellites into space from and ...

Two tales of personalization and technology « Cooperative Catalyst
By joebower
Personalization and technology can be about collaborating to discover our passions but it can also be about competing over profits. Some versions of (hyper) personalization can be about pilotless flying, surgeonless surgery and teacherless ...
Cooperative Catalyst

Military Technology News » Blog Archive » NASA Selects 85 Small ...
By Artur Nowak
NASA will award the contracts to 79 small high technology firms in 27 states. These competitive awards-based programs encourage U.S. small businesses to engage in federal research, development and commercialization. The programs ...
Mil-Tech

Google X's wearable technology isn't an iPod Nano, but rather a ...
By Seth Weintraub
The New York Times today relayed an open secret among some in the Google community: the company is working on wearable technology in its secret off-campus Google X lair. However, thetechnology we have heard about is not the ...
9to5Google

Apple and Google Secretly Developing Wearable Computing ...
By Juli
emailprintWearable computers have generally been relegated to science fiction movies and impractical prototypes, but in the future, they may become as vital to our lives as our smartphones and other technology. Of course, we do have ...
PadGadget

Social Media Marketing Success Demands Talent Over Technology ...
By Chris Abraham
In response to How to make an awesome Social Media News Release, Jonathan Rick asked me, “Isn't this essentially the same thing that Pitch Engine offers?”
Business 2 Community

Quantum dot technology could make solar panels more efficient ...
By Physics Today
Quantum dot technology could make solar panels more efficient. By Physics Today on December 19, 2011 1:21 PM | No Comments | No TrackBacks · Science: Researchers at the US's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have ...
Physics Today News Picks

Call Kurtis: New Technology Allows Customers To Store Receipts ...
By snelsonkovr
Everyone has a mound of receipts somewhere, whether it's stashed in your wallet, shoe boxes, the glove compartment, or a junk drawer. And when it's time to make a return, file your taxes or fill out an expense report, you go digging. But one ...
CBS Sacramento

Johnson Space Center and Houston Technology Center Partner for ...
By Doug Messier
NASA PR – HOUSTON – NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) and the Houston Technology Center (HTC) have formed a strategic partnership to further expand HTC's mission of accelerating the growth of emerging technology companies in ...
Parabolic Arc

TechFreedom Statement on AT&T/T-Mobile Merger Collapse
By Berin Szoka
Keeping politicians' hands off the Net & everything else related to technology. Home · About Us ...Unfortunately, this is just part of a broader pattern of regulators attempting to engineer technologymarkets they don't understand. The letter sent ...
Technology Liberation Front

New Technology 2012 – Most Anticipated this New Year ...
By admin
As we gracefully welcome the New Year, we are also looking forward to a number of new innovations and advancements in technology like we do year-after-year.
Technology.am

Dumb Ideas Your Politicians Have About Technology
By Julie Bort
For starters, they want your coffee shop to spy on you.
Business Insider

2011 Green Technology Year In Review | EarthTechling
By Nino Marchetti
As 2011 slowly draws to a close, EarthTechling looks back to see which stories were most popular with our readers. It may surprise you on some of the choices.
EarthTechling

Green Car Congress: SEKAB E-Technology ends its operational ...
By Mike Millikin
Earlier this month, SEKAB announced that it is ending its operation and collaboration agreement for maintenance and operation of the cellulosic ethanol pilot plant owned by EPAB (Ethanol Pilot of Sweden AB). SEKAB E-Technology said that ...
Green Car Congress

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