10 December 2011

Twitter's Fly redesign aims to be faster, simpler

Twitter's Fly redesign aims to be faster, simpler
Fortune
By Laurie Segall @CNNMoneyTech December 8, 2011: 3:41 PM ET NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- When co-founder Jack Dorsey returned to Twitter earlier this year, he announced that his top priority would be to improve the service's user experience. ...
Ford Recalls Fusion, Milan to Fix Wheels That May Fall Off
BusinessWeek
By Jeff Plungis Dec. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Ford Motor Co. is recalling 128616 Fusion and Mercury Milan sedans to fix defective wheels that may fall off, the US Transportation Department said. The cars' wheel studs may fracture while driving, ...
Indie devs losing faith in Microsoft following Xbox dashboard update
VentureBeat
A number of indie developers have expressed concerns about the updated Xbox dashboard, with some suggesting it is guilty of burying Xbox Live Indie Games. Indie Games are no longer listed in the New Arrivals section of the Marketplace, nor the Genre ...
Google Currents: Ad-Sponsored Table Aggregates Mags, News
Mediapost.com
by Steve Smith, 9 minutes ago Google may be trailing in the battle for mind share in tablet hardware, but the search giant stepped up its presence in content and advertising. Following Flipboard's lead, Google Currents is a new tablet and smartphone ...
Motorola wins Apple wireless patent fight in Germany
BBC News
A German court has ruled in Motorola Mobility's favour in a patents dispute with Apple. Apple uses the technology in its iPhones and 3G iPads. Although this may not be the final ruling in the case, Motorola could now demand Apple remove the feature ...
Lead From Old US Batteries Sent to Mexico Raises Risks
New York Times
Elementary school students attend class near a recycler, Industrial Mondelo. Soil samples at the school showed high levels of lead. By ELISABETH ROSENTHAL NAUCALPAN DE JUÁREZ, Mexico — The spent batteries Americans turn in for recycling are ...
Ann launches Facebook's Subscribe button for websites
msnbc.com
allDAY is your virtual window to Studio 1A and the people who make America's favorite morning show come alive. TODAY.com is proud to join with Facebook to launch their Subscribe button for websites. It's now easier than ever to follow her latest ...
Climate talks 'at decision time'
BBC News
By Richard Black Environment correspondent, BBC News, Durban On the final morning of talks in Durban, Chris Huhne said countries must decide whether they want a treaty that can really curb global warming. The EU has made an ad-hoc alliance with some of...
Texting while driving is up 50%
TG Daily
About 20% of drivers have admitted to texting while behind the wheel, a statistic that is continuing to increase at alarming levels. The anonymous survey also found that drivers between the ages of 21 and 24 are the most prolific high-speed texters. ...
How much sales are generated by an Apple Store employee?
CNET
by Lance Whitney December 9, 2011 @lancewhit Apple prides itself on the helpful and knowledgeable people that staff its retail outlets, undoubtedly one factor that's turned the stores into huge money makers. ...
Miyamoto addresses Nintendo retirement reports: 'That is not the case'
Computerandvideogames.com
His latest comments were made following seemingly misinterpreted statements featured in an interview with Wired earlier this week. The Mario and Zelda creator is said to have told the Wall Street Journal that he is very healthy and isn't planning to ...
Japan seeks to restrain anti-whaling group
Financial Times
By Lindsay Whipp in Tokyo A Japanese government-funded marine institute is seeking a restraining order to prevent an environmental group disrupting the operation of the country's whaling fleet. The legal action against the US-registered Sea Shepherd ...
Hundreds of NASA moon rock samples are missing or stolen
SlashGear
With every bit of the moon rock and soil samples on Earth having been brought back by NASA missions to the moon they are all considered government property. Like many things that are government owned the samples have been loaned out over the years from ...
Game streaming service OnLive coming to tablets
BusinessWeek
By BARBARA ORTUTAY OnLive, the startup whose technology streams high-end video games over an Internet connection, is expanding its service to tablets and mobile devices. OnLive Inc. said Thursday that it will now stream console-quality games on tablets ...
Apple Will Sell 30 Million IPhones in Q4 2011, Analyst Predicts
CIO
By Ben Camm-Jones Macworld.co.uk — Apple could sell as many as 30 million iPhones in the final three months of 2011. Analyst Maynard Um at investment bank UBS revised his previous estimate of 28 million handset sales for Apple in Q4 2011 up by two ...
iPhone 3GS shipments still strong after all these years
CNET (blog)
by Don Reisinger December 9, 2011 6:43 AM PST Apple's iPhone 3GS might be a little old for an early adopter's liking, but the smartphone is still selling quite well, a new report claims. By the end of the fourth quarter, Apple will ship 2 million ...
Google chief Eric Schmidt condemns Carrier IQ
Telegraph.co.uk
Google's executive chairman, Eric Schmidt, has condemned Carrier IQ, the maker of controversial software that allows mobile operators to monitor smartphone users. By Christopher Williams, The Hague Speaking at a Google-hosted conference on internet...
Jawbone offers refunds for UP bracelets
San Francisco Business Times
Jawbone, the mobile electronics device manufacturer, is offering unconditional refunds to buyers of its new $99 UP bracelet health monitors after complaints about malfunctioning units led the company to identify problems with the hardware. ...
Rats have feelings, too
Montreal Gazette
A new study suggests that lab rats are wired to show benevolence for their own kind. Given a choice between munching on a tasty chocolate treat or helping a fellow rat escape from a restraint, test rodents often preferred to liberate a pal in need, ...
South Africa: Galaxy Nexus Soon Available in the Country
AllAfrica.com
Samsung Electronics and Google have announced the Galaxy Nexus, the world's first smartphone running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), the latest release of the Android smartphone platform. "Samsung and Google have closely collaborated to push the ...
Apple names Instagram top app of the year
Washington Post
In its annual iTunes store retrospective, Apple named ubiquitous photo app Instagram as its “definitive” app of the year, saying that the photography filter program makes it “near-impossible to take a bad shot.” Instagram announced this summer that it ...
Why Colleges Should Be Creating a Google+ Page Right Now
BostInno
When Google announced that schools, businesses and organizations could create their own Google+ Pages, several colleges and universities signed up within hours of its launch. But, why? What could Google+ Pages bring to an institution that a Facebook ...
Technology and job creation - Chris Dixon
By chris
It is true that new technologies often lead, in the short term, to lower wages and fewer jobs. Craigslist, for example, has about 30 employees yet, by replacing the classified ad industry, eliminated many thousands of jobs (local newspaper ...
Chris Dixon
Education-Technology Companies Get Go-Ahead to Merge - Wired ...
By Alexandra Rice
Higher-education software giants Datatel and SunGard Higher Education today announced plans to push forward with a merger after receiving clearance from the Department of Justice. The two companies publicized the plans back in August, ...
Wired Campus
Could technology like that in Siri help us detect political BS? — Tech ...
By Michael Wolf
Researchers are looking at ways to use new technologies like natural language processing to help assess the accuracy of what politicians say. Could this be the beginning of a wave in technology-assisted truth barometers?
GigaOM
Intel, Micron Extend NAND Flash Technology Leadership with ...
Intel, Micron Extend NAND Flash Technology Leadership with Introduction of World's First 128Gb NAND Device and Mass Production of 64Gb 20nm NAND.
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Jessica London adds image recognition technology for easier ...
By Chantal Tode
Plus-size women's fashion retailer Jessica London has updated its iPhone app to include image recognition technology to enhance the catalog shopping experience. Customers can use the app on their iPhones to snap a photo of any product ...
Mobile Commerce Daily
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology will celebrate its ...
By ERIC VERONIKIS, The Patriot-News
Harrisburg's collapse from a city on the rise to a city in financial ruin has made international headlines the past two years. With all the bad news, outsiders often find it hard to believe good things are still happening in the state capital.
Breaking Midstate News with The...
Galaxy Nexus smartphone on sale in Canada, but still no U.S. ...
Samsung Galaxy Nexus: Android fans in Canada were able to buy Samsung's new Galaxy Nexus smartphone as it launched on carriers Bell for $159.95 and Virgin Mobile for $159.99, along with each company's respective data plans.
Technology
Combining Technology and Journalism Students : Northwestern ...
“In only 10 weeks, five teams of journalism and engineering students managed to build a working, web-based system,” said Medill Associate Professor Jeremy Gilbert, who co-teaches Journalism and Technology. “Among their creations is ...
Northwestern University News
Goal Line Technology: The Debate | Football Objective
By Ivan Gelov
I has been widely talked that Sepp Blatter (FIFA's President) is planning to introduce goal line technology as of next season. At the moment, the system with ''additional assistants'' is being tested, where there are two more referees added to ...
Football Objective
PJ Lifestyle » Amazing Technology is not Enough; You Also Need ...
By Howard Lovy
Ardesta invested in nanotechnology and other “small tech” companies, including MEMS (microelectromechanical systems). They're not quite nanotech, but amazing all the same. It's the technology that makes your car airbag go off at precisely ...
PJ Lifestyle
Life as a Healthcare CIO: Cool Technology of the Week
By John Halamka
Cool Technology of the Week. In late November, I switched from a Blackberry to an iPhone 4S. Every day I experiment with iPhone technologies that can empower healthcare workflow, enhance security, and improve productivity. Along the ...
Life as a Healthcare CIO
Technology - Yahoo! Voices - voices.yahoo.com
Featured Technology Content. 4 Settings That Can Improve the ...
voices.yahoo.com/technology/?cat=15

HP-Microsoft Hybrid Cloud Eyes Regulated Enterprises
InformationWeek
HP-Microsoft alliance lets CIOs use a hybrid approach, including private cloud with security and service levels strong enough for highly-regulated industries. Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, and Lync services are part of the offering. ...

Australian court rules Samsung can sell Galaxy
USA Today
SYDNEY (AP) – Samsung Electronics is free to sell its Galaxy tablet computers in Australia after the country's highest court Friday dismissed rival Apple's appeal in its global patent battle. Ahn Young-joon, AP A Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Tab 10.1 is...

Apple Set to Open New Store in New York
Wall Street Journal
By SHARA TIBKEN A couple hundred eager shoppers from around the country lined up Friday outside Apple Inc.'s newest retail store in New York's Grand Central Terminal, waiting for it to open at 10 am ET. The first person in line, a 19-year-old man from ...

Panasonic to venture abroad in smartphones, plans Europe launch in March
Computerworld
By Jay Alabaster IDG News Service - Panasonic said Friday it would venture abroad to sell smartphones, beginning with Europe in March and then expanding to the US, China, and rest of Asia. The Osaka-based electronics manufacturer published images of a ...

Nokia to Return to US with Lumia 710 Smartphone
Fox News
ESPOO, Finland – Nokia is gearing up to introduce the US to its first smartphone powered by Microsoft's latest Windows software, an attempt by the Finnish handset maker to break into the lucrative American market. The debut will come next week when ...

Analyst: 'iPad 3' coming in February
Washington Post
Citi analyst Richard Gardner is saying that “several sources” are telling him that Apple is planning to release its next version of the iPad in February. According to a report from Business Insider, Gardner said that the next version of Apple's tablet ...

ISuppli Predicts 1Q PC Shipment Shortfall
ABC News
Major flooding in Thailand is expected to result in a shortfall of nearly 4 million PCs — most of them laptops — shipped in the first quarter of 2012, market researcher IHS iSuppli predicted Thursday. Computer manufacturers, the companies that supply ...

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