16 December 2011

Sen. Al Franken Still 'Troubled' by Carrier IQ

Franken Still 'Troubled' by Carrier IQ Despite Company Responses
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius Sen. Al Franken this week said he is still "very troubled" by the technology deployed by Carrier IQ despite the fact that the company—as well as AT&T, Sprint, Samsung, and HTC—released details about how they use Carrier IQ software. ...

Federal Judge Dismisses Twitter Stalking Case
PC Magazine
By Leslie Horn A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a case against a man accused of stalking a religious leader on Twitter, ruling that his speech, though "uncomfortable," is protected under the Constitution. The New York Times reported that defendant ...

Apple, Samsung Face Hurdles in Patent Suits: Judge
By Karin Matussek - Fri Dec 16 15:23:42 GMT 2011 Apple Inc. (AAPL) and Samsung Electronics Co. (005930), which sued each other in a German court over technology used in tablets and mobile phones, both face hurdles in showing the patents they assert ...

New playlists coming to 'Modern Warfare 3' multiplayer
USA Today
By Brett Molina, USA TODAY Studio Infinity Ward will add fresh playlists -- including ones created by users -- to the mutliplayer mode of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Among the new match types is Drop Zone, which sounds like a variation on King of ...
USA Today

Dell flees netbook market, dumps Minis
By Anna Leach • Get more from this author Dell have pulled out of the netbook market in a move that pretty much seals the fate of the pint-sized form factor. The Dell Mini range is no longer available on the website and the tech titan's US office has ...

Google Granted Patent for Driverless Car Technology
Fox News
The tech behemoth has been awarded a US patent for a key feature of the technology that will allow a vehicle to transition from human to autonomous control, the BBC reports. The procedure involved uses sensors on the car to identify a “landing strip” ...
Fox News

Brothers create computer data sifter
The Boston Globe
By Carolyn Y. Johnson Brothers David, right, and Yakir, left, Reshef developed the new statistical tools under the guidance of professors from Harvard University and the Broad Institute. It is an unusual starting point for a high-profile paper in a ...
The Boston Globe

Facebook Timeline Going Live for Desktop, Android Users
Facebook's Timeline is rolling out now to desktop, mobile Web and Facebook for Android application users worldwide. No word on availability for Apple's iPhone or iPad yet. Facebook Dec. 15 began its worldwide roll-out of Timeline, the company's new ...

Duff Mars probe's flaming shards to rain down mid-January
By Brid-Aine Parnell • Get more from this author The remains of dud Martian probe Phobos-Grunt will fall to Earth next month, the Russian space agency announced. Roscosmos said that the exact time or place couldn't be forecast until a few days before ...

The Louvre museum and Nintendo team for 3DS guided tours
One of the most famous art museums in the world is the Louvre in France. The museum is famous for more than its art collection; one of the most noticeable landmarks is the glass pyramid out front. The museum and Nintendo are working together on a ...

Dream.Build.Play 2012 To Include Windows Phone Category
by Mike Rose [Smartphone/Tablet, Business] Newsbrief: Microsoft's annual Dream.Build.Play XNA game development competition will include a category focused on Windows Phone entries next year, the company has revealed. The Dream.Build. ...

Google fights iOS developer advantage with new Android classes
By Ryan Kim Dec. 16, 2011, 7:12am PT No Comments Google's Android OS is a runaway success with consumers, but for developers, it's still not packing the punch its outsized market share would suggest. But the company has plans to make Android the ...

Russian fishing ship lists badly near Antarctica
In this photo released by Maritime New Zealand, the Russian fishing vessel Sparta is seen in waters in the Ross Sea near Antarctica on Friday Dec. 16, 2011. The fishing vessel with 32 crew members were taking on water near Antarctica on Friday. ...

Hunting Wolves Out West: More, Less?
New York Times (blog)
By JIM ROBBINS Associated PressA gray wolf. Montana has extended its wolf hunting season past a Dec. 31 deadline. The war over wolves continues in the West. In May, the Department of Interior announced that it was taking wolves off the Endangered ...
New York Times (blog)

Almost half the US using smartphones, with iPhone leading gains
New research from Nielsen shows that the smartphone is continuing to make big leaps in popularity in the US, now accounting for some 44 percent of all cellular phones being used in the country. Apple's iPhone leads the pack in the US among smartphone ...

Microsoft Nears No. 2 Spot in Search Market as Yahoo Slips
By Brian Womack Dec. 15 (Bloomberg) -- Microsoft Corp. came close to beating out Yahoo! Inc. for second place in the US Internet search market last month after the company's Bing service made gains on other sites, according to ComScore Inc. Microsoft, ...

Android App Allows Remote Search of Macs and PCs
By James Niccolai, IDG News Wyse Technology has launched an Android app that lets people search remotely for files on their PCs and laptops, then download them, copy them, or send them to another person, all from inside the app. ...

Box.net Adds Enterprise-Class Security-Access Controls to Cloud Storage
Box.net has added new security measures, such as smart links, to control who can click on a Box.net link to make the cloud storage platform more acceptable to enterprises. Cloud storage company Box.net unveiled a new set of tools and access controls to ...

AMD Names Freescale Vet To Lead It Into Low-Power Market
PC Magazine
By Mark Hachman Advanced Micro Devices named a senior executive at Freescale Semiconductor, Lisa Su, to lead its global business units into the low-power space. Su, 42, previously served as senior vice president and general manager, Networking and ...

Trailer: Resident Evil heroes fight back in new Operation Raccoon City ...
Capcom has revealed a new multiplayer mode for its upcoming non-canonical spin-off to the Resident Evil series, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City. In the four-versus-four online “Heroes Mode,” players will take control of classic good guys (and ...

Android and iOS apps put super-cute zoo cams in your pocket
The San Diego Zoo is bringing all the cute and fuzzy you can handle directly to your phone. Yeah, that's right — whether you're battling the mall-shopping hordes or enduring hour after hour of family “fun,” you can now access the beauty of a ...

Can Google Compete with Siri?
SAAS Directory
In a move that can only be seen as a direct response to Apple's introduction of Siri, Google has announced its acquisition of Clever Sense, the company behind digital personal assistant, Alfred. Although Alfred isn't voice activated the rest of its ...

Apps Rush: Collins Big Cat, Sports Tracker, Flash 11, Breakout: Boost, Real ...
The Guardian (blog)
A selection of 17 apps for you today: Collins Education has released two iPad book-apps under its Big Cat brand, which aim to help children not only practise their reading skills, but their writing skills too. It Was a Cold, Dark Night Story Creator ...
The Guardian (blog)

Caller ID Firm Sues Apple Inc for Patent Infringement
International Business Times AU
By Windsor Genova | December 16, 2011 5:03 PM EST A firm based in Seattle specializing in caller identification technology has sued Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) for patent infringement, alleging that the tech giant is illegally using its inventions on ...
International Business Times AU

Google Receives Patent for Self-Driving Car Technology [VIDEO]
By Mashable Video
Google has received a patent for driverless car technology, which puts technology in the driver's seat.
Mashable » Tech

Technology and Higher Education Reform, Arnold Kling | EconLog ...
By Arnold Kling
Getting back to Matt's second question, I do not think that technology will remove any important barriers to an 18 year old. I am skeptical that it will achieve the lofty goals that we have for higher education--making American workers more ...
EconLog: Library of Economics...

Brilliant Cement Making Technology Mimics Coral While Removing ...
By Bridgette Meinhold
Stanford professor Brent Constanz has developed a technology that mimics how coral produces its skeleton to create a substitute for concrete that actually sequesters CO2.

Google awarded U.S. patent for driverless car technology - latimes ...
By Jessica Guynn
Google has quietly made off with a U.S. patent for self-driving cars.
L.A. Times Tech Blog

A Few Goodeggs: Help us Invent Technology To Grow ... - Civil Eats
By rspiroasalant
What if we could use technology-based products or services to grow local food systems ten-fold or even twenty-fold in the next few years–from one percent of the current food production in our country today to 10 to 20 percent in the next ...
Civil Eats

On Job Creation, Creative Destruction and Technology | The Big ...
By Barry Ritholtz
In yesterday's AM Reads, I linked to Millionaire's Island -- a longish discussion about Job creation by Henry Blodget at Business Insider. An interesting.
The Big Picture

savethemales.ca - Illuminati Signal New Mind Control Technology
"The announcement, in the mainstream media, of the "precursor" form of this technology is meant to prepare the population for what is yet to come: voluntary personality alteration, via thought-inducingtechnology." by Aspen (henrymakow.com) ...

Top Technology Companies in $1 Billion Millennium Sector Portfolio ...
By info@wallstcheatsheet.com (Damien Hoffman)
Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding Millennium Management LLC's top holdings in theTechnology sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011. The firm held 426 stocks in theTechnology sector at the end of the quarter ...
Wall St. Cheat Sheet

USPTO ending Green Technology Pilot, “Bump and Dump ...
By Jim Singer
The first program that is ending, the Green Technology Pilot Program, allowed for accelerated review of patent applications covering technology that enhanced environmental quality. The second program, the Patent Application Backlog ...
IP Spotlight

Smelter technology lowering costs, energy consumption
By Natalie Greve
Mining giant Xstrata's proprietary smelter technology, Premus, will be installed at its ongoing Lion ferrochrome complex Phase 2 expansion project, owing to its success at the company's Lion Phase 1 and Lydenberg ferrochrome smelters.
Mining Weekly | Ferrous Metals

SPAH Focused on Eco Mining Technology
By admin
AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Spectrum Acquisition Holdings, Inc. (SPAH.OTC Markets), a growing mining exploration, technology and.

Life as a Healthcare CIO: Cool Technology of the Week
By John Halamka
Many of my posts lately have described the challenge of securing and managing consumer devices brought from home. In the past, I've discussed the products from Good Technologies. I recently polled the CIOs of Massachusetts hospitals ...
Life as a Healthcare CIO

Army sees technology as future training component
By admin
WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Dec. 9, 2011) — As the Army moves into the future, it will continue to concentrate on both humanitarian assistance and building international partnerships, according to Unified Quest participants. But they ...
Computer Tips, News and FREE Support

Technology targeting the citysumers | MIPIMWorld Blog
By Joanne
FACT: eMarketer predicts that smartphone ownership will reach 43% of the US mobile population by 2015. FACT: “Echo” Boomers, defined as the 12- to 29-year-old age group, spend five times as much as their parents, and are exceptionally ...
MIPIMWorld Blog

Blazing meteor falls east of Toronto - Technology & Science - CBC ...
Ontario researchers want to hear from anyone who saw a basketball-sized fireball in the sky east of Toronto Monday night or has found fragments of the fallen ...

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