31 January 2012

Angry Birds boss: Piracy helps us 'get more business'

Angry Birds boss: Piracy helps us 'get more business'
Register
By Anna Leach • Get more from this author Music industry chiefs must have been pleased to hear that the maker of pig-squishing iPhone game Angry Birds has learned from its mistakes in combating piracy. Contrasting the music industry's ignore-then-crush ...

IBM Buying Worklight to Enhance Mobile-Application Software
BusinessWeek
By Beth Jinks Jan. 31 (Bloomberg) -- International Business Machines Corp., the world's biggest computer-services provider, is acquiring Worklight Inc., a closely held maker of software for smartphones and tablets to enhance its mobile-service ...

German appeals court keeps Galaxy Tab 10.1 out of stores
CNET
by Don Reisinger January 31, 2012 7:36 AM PST The Higher Regional Court in Dusseldorf today upheld an earlier injunction, requested by Apple and imposed by a lower court on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, saying that the tablet violates a German ...

Two apps that one-up Facebook on smartphones
CNET
by Rafe Needleman January 31, 2012 6:00 AM PST Follow @rafe Likes! is a nice, simple way to find things your friends have liked near you. There's more than one way to use Facebook, especially if you're mobile. That's a good thing, since while Facebook ...

NASA Study Says Global Energy Is Out Of Balance
PC Magazine
By Andrew Webster A new study released by NASA provides further evidence that greenhouse gases are the main driving force behind global warming. The study looked at the planet's energy imbalance, which calculates the difference between the amount of ...

Microsoft launches Office 15 as technical preview
CNET
by Lance Whitney January 31, 2012 7:36 AM PST Follow @lancewhit Microsoft is already testing the waters with the next version of its popular Office suite. Office 15 officially made its debut as a technical preview yesterday, available to a small number ...

Pythons strangling the Everglades
USA TODAY
South Florida Water Management District workers hold a 16-foot-long Burmese python that was captured and killed in Florida's Everglades National Park. The Python had recently consumed a 76-pound deer. The reptile was one of the largest ever found in ...

Salesforce.com Delivers Big Service Smarts For SMBs
InformationWeek
New Desk.com help desk and customer service application offers social and mobile capabilities, in a simple, low-cost alternative to Salesforce.com's Service Cloud application. By Doug Henschen InformationWeek Salesforce.com launched Desk.com on Tuesday ...

Did Apple Really Best HP as Top PC Maker?
PC Magazine
By Leslie Horn Research firm Canalys is reporting that Apple surpassed Hewlett-Packard in the fourth quarter of 2011 to claim the title of top PC maker – but the company is once again counting tablets as PCs. Canalys said 120 million PCs were shipped ...

Google responds to Congress over privacy policy inquiries
CNET
by Don Reisinger January 31, 2012 6:43 AM PST Google has responded to Congress, defending its decision to make a controversial change to its privacy policy. In a 13-page letter to several Congress members, Google explains its decision for changing its ...

Apple issues second update to Final Cut Pro X to appease video pros
Ars Technica
By Jacqui Cheng | Published January 31, 2012 9:21 AM Apple has issued another update to its video editing software Final Cut Pro X, which the company describes as "significant" despite the relatively minor version number bump (v.10.0.3).

AT&T shuffles executives
CNET
by Marguerite Reardon January 31, 2012 7:03 AM PST Follow @maggie_reardon AT&T announced Tuesday a rejiggering of its management team, in what looks like a move to better align executives to AT&T's various business units. The company created a new ...

Unannounced HTC Ville with Android 4.0 and Sense 4.0 shown off in leaked video
BGR
HTC's upcoming smartphone code-named the HTC Ville just stared in a leaked video ahead of an official announcement, which is expected to come at next month's Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain. BGR exclusively reported this past ...

Video: Meet the voice cast of 'Mass Effect 3'
USA TODAY
By Brett Molina, USA TODAY Role-playing game fans will hear some familiar voices when they boot up BioWare's upcoming epic Mass Effect 3. The studio unveiled the cast of actors lending their vocal talents to the game, which launches Mar.

USA TODAY

Why Are Twitter's Revenues So Puny? Time to Grow Up
Forbes
With all the commotion about Facebook's (FB) planned IPO filing tomorrow, you might have missed another study that came out yesterday from some outfit called eMarketer saying that Twitter's revenues were going to “hit” $540 million in 2014.

US judge rejects Oracle's fraud claim against HP
Register
By Brid-Aine Parnell • Get more from this author A US judge has dismissed an Oracle fraud claim against HP in the companies' ongoing legal battle over the Itanium platform. Last year, Oracle discontinued its software support for Itanium chips, ...

Russia postpones space launch
San Francisco Chronicle
By JIM HEINTZ, AP Anonymous / AP FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011 file photo the Zenit-2SB rocket with the Phobos-Ground probe blasts off from its launch pad at the Cosmodrome Baikonur, Kazakhstan. The head of Russia's space agency Roscosmos ...

13 Years Later: EverQuest Finally Going Free-to-Play in March
TIME
By Matt Peckham | @mattpeckham | January 31, 2012 | + The great-granddaddy of 3D massively multiplayer online roleplaying games won't cost a thing to play for the first time in its 13-year history come March 2012 — so sayeth the folks at Sony Online ...

TIME

Apple fights scalpers with iPhone 4S lottery system in Hong Kong
CBS News
(CBS) - Apple customers who want to camp out for the iPhone 4S in Hong Kong will be disappointed. The computer company has implemented a lottery system in an attempt to curb scalping spots in line at the Apple store in Hong Kong.

Volcanoes may have sparked 'Little Ice Age'
Fox News
A mysterious, centuries-long cool spell, dubbed the Little Ice Age, appears to have been caused by a series of volcanic eruptions and sustained by sea ice, a new study indicates. The research, which looked at chemical clues preserved in Arctic ...

Fox News

Lawmaker Markey unveils Mobile Device Privacy Act
Fiercemobilecontent
Rep. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) released a discussion draft of the proposed Mobile Device Privacy Act, which would require wireless operators and their partners to notify subscribers if they employ mobile analytics measurement tools like the controversial ...

Blue Whales Keep Getting Bigger
Discovery News
It's easier to grow bigger in the sea with the water holding up your weight, say researchers. Nearly all mammals have gotten smaller -- except for the blue whale. Blue whales, the largest mammal, may be gaining heft thanks to ocean currents boosting ...

Mars-bound Rover Feels Wrath of Sun's Radiation
Discovery News
Last week, as the sun crackled with flare activity and launched a succession of coronal mass ejections, it wasn't only Earth that felt the sun's wrath. Currently gliding its way toward Mars, NASA's Mars Science Laboratory detected the sun's temper ...

Lawsuit Claims Technology Industry Bigwigs Had Secret Anti ...
By Mary Beth Quirk
The ability to play employers off bids from other companies seeking to snag the best in their fields is an important one. So much so, in fact, that workers in Silicon Valley have filed a lawsuit alleging that some of the industry's biggest players ...
The Consumerist

LTNY 2012 Talking Technology to Lawyers — Slaw
By Shaunna Mireau
I have the pleasure of attending LegalTech 2012 in New York this week. Though I came to NYC to talk to vendors of legal technology products as my primary purpose, there have been some interes.
Slaw

Technology Sector Review: Renewable Energy, Samsung's Galaxy ...
By info@wallstcheatsheet.com (Damien Hoffman)
Thomas & Betts Corp. (NYSE:TNB): ABB (NYSE:ABB) and Thomas & Betts (NYSE:TNB) announced that both companies' boards of directors have agreed to a transaction in which ABB will acquire Thomas & Betts for $72 per share in cash or ...
Wall St. Cheat Sheet

Lilia Ziamou: Unleash the Power of Technology: How Museums Can ...
By Lilia Ziamou
First, technology is 'cool.' This is what a group of college students told me. They were visiting the museum for a class assignment and they noticed the QR codes as they were coming up the stairs and entering the exhibition space.
The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

Future of Technology - Ocean motion could produce 9 percent of ...
By John Roach
Next-generation technologies that harvest electricity from ocean waves and tides sloshing along the U.S..
Newsvine - Future of Technology...

Thales Australia Presents its Fibre Laser Sensor Technology in ...
By Subsea World News
Thales Australia is demonstrating its innovative Fibre Laser Sensor technology in Sydney Harbour this week as part of the Pacific 2012 International Maritime Exposition. The company is a leader in underwater systems, operating a Centre of ...
Subsea World News

A&M Students Create ZeroTouch Technology
A&M invention allows people to interact with computers in a completely new way.
KBTX - HomePage - Headlines

How Will You Use Technology to Revolutionize Your Learning ...
By Patrick Ledesma
Patrick Ledesma is a National Board-certified teacher and School Based Technology Specialist in Fairfax, Virginia, where he focuses on instructional-technology integration and special education at the middle school level. For the 2010-2011 ...
Leading From the Classroom

Amadeus technology outage hits major airline systems and agency ...
By Kevin May
Amadeus says a major system failure which is understood to have affected thousands of passengers on Monday has been rectified.
Tnooz

30 January 2012

What Sony is doing about rise of smartphone cameras

What Sony is doing about rise of smartphone cameras
Washington Post
Eavesdrop on any conversation between a journalist and a camera manufacturer, and you're guaranteed to hear some variant of the question, "what are you doing about the rise of smartphone cameras?" At a recent Sony briefing in New York City, ...

New app turns smartphone into a hotel room TV remote control
USA TODAY
By Barbara DeLollis, USA TODAY Starting today, travelers in about 500000 hotel rooms across the USA will have the ability to channel surf using their smartphones instead of an old-fashioned remote control. By Barbara DeLollis, USA TODAY LodgeNet, ...

USA TODAY

Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Bank of America team to wipe out phishing
Computerworld
By Ellen Messmer Network World - Can industry heavyweights Google, PayPal, Microsoft and AOL -- along with 11 others in high-tech such as Facebook and LinkedIn, as well as the financial world's Bank of America and Fidelity Investments -- succeed in ...

Angry Birds Coming to Facebook on Valentine's Day
PC Magazine
By Leslie Horn Rovio is spreading some love on Valentine's Day this year. The game maker is bringing Angry Birds to Facebook on Feb. 14 from 6-9pm, though it did not specify a time zone. Rovio announced the news in a Facebook event and a trailer ...

Amazon "defined and dominated" low-end tablet market with 6 million Kindle Fires
Apple Insider
By Katie Marsal While Amazon isn't selling half as many Kindle Fires as iPads, Stifel Nicolaus said Monday that first quarter shipments of the new tablet rose to 6 million, placing the Fire's ramp-up on par with that of the original iPad while carving ...

36 million more Chinese iPhones in 2013
Fortune
By Philip Elmer-DeWitt January 30, 2012: 7:39 AM ET Morgan Stanley has seen the future and it's a well-heeled Chinese man (or woman) with an iPhone. In a note to clients Sunday, Katy Huberty drew on Morgan Stanley's proprietary AlphaWise survey of ...

Megaupload Files: Deleted By Thursday?
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius Two Web storage companies that hosted data for the now-defunct Megaupload could start deleting their files as early as Thursday, according to new court filings. On the same day that the Justice Department shut down Megaupload for ...

Ex-staffer: Apple assigns new workers to made up projects
Register
By Hard Reg • Get more from this author Get a job at Apple and there's a very good chance the company won't tell you what product or project you're working on, says author Adam Lashinksy. According to one ex-employee, Apple may even make up products in ...

Tesla teases secret Model X electric crossover
Fox News
The truth is out there, and it's coming February 9th. California electric carmaker Tesla Motors has released the first image of its secret Model X battery-powered crossover. The partial silhouette offering a hint of what's in store when the car is ...

Fox News

NASA aims for early 2014 test of Lockheed Martin Orion spacecraft
SlashGear
Lockheed Martin has been hard at work on the Orion spacecraft for a long while. The Orion spacecraft is more like the capsules used in the Apollo era than the space shuttle that has been retired from service. The first big milestone for the Orion ...

SlashGear

Canadian teens send Legonaut into space (+video)
Christian Science Monitor
Two Canadian boys sent a Lego Man 80000 feet above the Earth and captured the voyage on video. By David Clark Scott, Staff / January 30, 2012 A Lego Man is launched into space Jan. 26, 2012. Two Toronto high school students launched a Lego man some ...

Christian Science Monitor

Motorola offers unlocked "Developer Edition" RAZR in Europe
Mobile Burn
Motorola has announced the release of an unlocked "Developer Edition" of its RAZR Android smartphone that will soon be available throughout Europe. This special version includes an unlocked bootloader, which will allow developers and hackers to easily ...

Mobile Burn

Tilera releases a 36-core chip as co-founder returns
Inquirer
By Lawrence Latif CHIP DESIGNER Tilera has started shipping its low-power 16-core and 36-core TILE-Gx processors. Tilera, which has previously claimed to have produced a 100-core processor, is now shipping its only slightly less impressive 16-core and ...

Final Fantasy XIII-2 review - 5/10 in Edge
Computerandvideogames.com
In our Final Fantasy XIII-2 review we awarded the game 7.7, saying it falls short of recapturing "the highs of the PlayStation 1 and PlayStation 2 games" but that it succeeds in crafting a significantly better title than Final Fantasy XIII " by ...

Apple wrestles with its 'China problem'
Fox News
CUPERTINO, Calif. – Apple began last week by basking in record quarterly profits, but then ended the week in a public relations retreat after reports of exploited workers in factories in China assembling its hot-selling iPads and iPhones.

RIM's Plan B: Hope for iOS, Android security flaws
GigaOm
By Kevin C. Tofel Jan. 30, 2012, 7:41am PT No Comments “When the first big security flaw even happens in one of the large enterprises, you will see this turn around. Wait for the day this happens.” So says RIM's new CEO, Thorsten Heins, as both iOS and ...

Bring Out the Grimp: PixelJunk Eden Coming to Steam This Week
Co-Optimus.com
If you like you games part trippy and part hallucinogenic; you may already own PixelJunk Eden on PSN. This two player co-op title is now swinging its way from Sony over to Steam. The PC version will include the full PSN experience, ...

Co-Optimus.com

Former Palm boss exits HP
Inquirer
By Kate O'Flaherty FORMER Palm boss Jon Rubenstein has left his position at HP, the maker of expensive printer ink has confirmed. The news, reported by our sister IT news web site V3, comes less than two years after HP bought Palm, the former gadget ...

Kayak gives site a new look, isn't worried about Google competition
VentureBeat
How big of a deal is a site redesign, really? For travel-booking heavy Kayak, it's everything. That's why it took the company six months, one $30000 eye-tracking device, and countless A/B tests to perfect its new website look, which is being unveiled...

VentureBeat

Our Planet's Killer Electrons Shoot Toward Space, Not Earth
Space.com
by Nola Taylor Redd, SPACE.com Contributor As the sun heads toward its 2013 maximum, the corresponding increase in space weather may temporarily strip the radiation belts around Earth of their charged electrons. But a new study of data recorded by 11 ...

Street Fighter X Tekken on PS3 and PS Vita to Include Pac-Man and Mega Man
Game Guru
By News Staff | Monday, January 30th, 2012 at 3:22:GMT+5 As weird as it may sound, Pac-Man will be seen showing off his fighting moves in the PS3 and PS Vita versions of Street Fighter X Tekken, alongside a weird-looking Mega Man.

Game Guru

General Motors unveils eco label for Chevrolet
Energy Efficiency News
All US carmaker General Motors' Chevrolet models will now be sold with an Ecologic TM environmental label, the company has announced. The label, which is audited by sustainability agency Two Tomorrows, will start by appearing on the 2012 Chevrolet ...

JMC Soundboard speaker combines art and technology | Ubergizmo
By Tyler Lee
Wood has typically been the material of choice when crafting speakers due to their inherent acoustic features, and the JMC Soundboard (pictured above), crafted by master guitar builder Jeanmichel Capt, seems to have managed to blur the ...
Ubergizmo

Jonathan Franzen Continues to Hate Technology - Technology ...
By Rebecca Greenfield
The technophobic author has now taken to hating on a technology that enables his career, e-readers.
The Atlantic Wire

Microsoft Moves Kinect Technology into Laptops (NASDAQ:MSFT ...
By info@wallstcheatsheet.com (Damien Hoffman)
Microsoft has built prototype laptops that support voice and gesture commands...
Wall St. Cheat Sheet

New Mexico Daily Lobo :: Technology kills society's empathy
By Jason Darensburg
Now that the holidays are over — along with the flowery talk about peace on Earth and goodwill toward men — it's important to remember the suffering in the world and how far the human race still has to go before we reach the ideals of ...
New Mexico Daily Lobo

Brave New Technology | FrontPage Magazine
By Arnold Ahlert
If two recent court decisions are any indication, technology and privacy are at increasing loggerheads with each other. Last Monday, the Supreme Court of the United States (SOTUS) ruled that attaching a Global Positioning System (GPS) ...
FrontPage Magazine

ASU technology team prepares for Shanghai | ASU News | The ...
By Michael Gordon
Lecturer Yinong Chen will be leading a group comprised of three ASU students to Shanghai, China for a technology competition.
ASU News | The State Press |...

Cloud Technology and the Technology Adoption Life Cycle: A Book ...
By Aaron Mandelbaum
Crossing the Chasm, by Geoffrey A. Moore, was not written about Cloud Technology. In fact, the book was originally published in 1991 when a reference to The Cloud most probably would have had people looking out their windows at the sky.
OpenLogic: The Enterprise Open...

AMD Radeon 7000 Leo Technology Demo Download
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The Science and Technology of Gaming Continues to Evolve » Blog ...
“This is the biggest story of my career,” said Wetzstein Bonello, a reporter for “The Globe”, a state wide newspaper with the best circulation rates, “I'm getting calls from gaming technology industry executives, investors, and general employees ...
The Science and Technology of...

PM Putin hopes global technology leaders will start producing in ...
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has leveled criticism at domestic transport and construction for lagging behind, and voiced hope global technology leaders will start producing technologies and products in Russia.
Voice of Russia, News

29 January 2012

Twitter database reveals the 4411 takedown notices it received last year

Twitter database reveals the 4411 takedown notices it received last year
VentureBeat
You can read the text of these notices, dating back to November, 2010, on Chilling Effects, a website dedicated to collecting and analyzing legal notices that affect online users and publishers. The sheer volume of notices averages out to almost 10 per ...

VentureBeat

Millions caught up in Android botnet
ZDNet (blog)
By Adrian Kingsley-Hughes | January 28, 2012, 5:27am PST Security firm Symantec has uncovered a massive botnet that may have lured millions of unwitting Android users into downloading malware infected apps from the official Google Android Market.

FCC Seeks Comments on LightSquared GPS Declaration Request
BusinessWeek
By Todd Shields Jan. 27 (Bloomberg) -- US regulators asked for public comments on LightSquared Inc.'s request for a finding that global-positioning system gear doesn't merit legal protection from interference caused by the proposed wireless service.

Anonymous swoop on Mexico govt. sites in copyright law protest
RT
Online hacktivist group Anonymous has blocked access to Mexican Senate and Interior Ministry websites. The attack is a protest against a proposed law that will see those who violate copyright online fined one million pesos (over $100000).

RT

Alien worlds abound! NASA scope finds 26 alien planets
Fox News
NASA's prolific planet-hunting spacecraft has hit the jackpot again, discovering 11 new planetary systems with 26 confirmed alien planets among them. The findings nearly double the number of bona fide planets found outside our solar system by the ...

Car Control Software Chaos Revealed in Major Safety Study
PCWorld
By Leo King, computerworlduk.com Automated software control systems are proliferating in cars, but vehicle safety authorities do not have anywhere near enough expertise to measure or regulate their usage. That is according to the stark warnings of a US ...

Electric folding car coming to a parking space near you
Fox News
Parking is about to get a lot easier, as long as you don't mind driving a car that folds in the middle. Developed over the past four years by MIT, the Hiriko is an electric microcar that has the unique ability to make itself shorter than it already is.

Fox News

Legal Battle Looms Over Tera's US Release
Gamespy.com
By Nick Winter | Jan 29, 2012 The action-focused MMORPG Tera is supposed to be getting an American release on May 1, but that date has been thrown into doubt following news that publishing-giant NCSoft has applied for an injunction to stop the game's ...

Homeless whiz kid Samantha Garey and her family receive a new home
New York Daily News
By Ben Chapman / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS A Long Island community opened its heart to homeless whiz kid Samantha Garvey -- and gave her whole family a new place to live. “I have a house now, and it's the most amazing feeling in the world,” the emotional ...

New York Daily News

North Carolina becomes home of White Spaces network
PhysOrg.com
(PhysOrg.com) -- America's first commercial “TV White Spaces Network” was launched this week in Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina. Wilmington, as the first US city to shift from analog to digital TV, was chosen as the present-day site of ...

HTC Sense 4.0 will Feature Guest Mode, 50GB Dropbox, Improved Email
ITProPortal
The soon to be launched HTC Sense 4.0, which is likely to hit the highly rumoured HTC Ville first with be equipped with some great improvements and add-ons, it has been revealed. Pocket Now, through its trusted source, has revealed that the main areas ...

Five amazing apps for kids
USA TODAY
By Jinny Gudmundsen, Special for USA TODAY With over half a million apps in the iTunes Store, and close to that number in the Android marketplace, it is hard to find the best kid apps worth downloading. Sure, you can see the Top 10 lists in iTunes, ...

USA TODAY

Reddit Crowdsources $65000 for Kenyan Orphanage
Care2.com
by Cathryn Wellner If the Kenyan orphanage had been surrounded by a sturdy fence, Omari would not have been slashed in the face by a machete-wielding thug. He was protecting the 35 children at the Faraja Orphanage, which is run by his mother.

Dying Steve Jobs kept Bill Gates' letter by his bed
San Jose Business Journal
Microsoft founder Bill Gates told a British paper that he wrote a letter to Apple cofounder Steve Jobs that was kept by his bed as he was dying. Microsoft Corp. founder Bill Gates wrote a letter to Steve Jobs that the Apple Inc. co-founder reportedly ...

Closed beta testing for Zynga Bingo begins
Joystiq
by Jordan Mallory on Jan 28th 2012 10:00PM If you love games of chance and stamping cards but hate being around the elderly, know that Zynga is working on a solution for your extremely specific and worryingly ageist dilema. Zynga Bingo has begun beta ...

'Minecraft' studio apologizes over racist translation
Digital Spy
Players who changed the language option to Afrikaans, spoken in South Africa and Namibia, were greeted yesterday with the text "You are an***er" on the start menu. Mojang's head developer Jens Bergensten has since issued an apology via Twitter, ...

'Halo 4' fake beta domain sparks Microsoft complaint
Digital Spy
The website halo4beta.net issued fake beta invites for the upcoming sequel to scores of users in what was later revealed to be a phishing scam. Developer 343 Industries' creative director David Ellis was swift to publicly debunk the fraud, ...

Two nights, two brilliant sights
Nashua Telegraph
Graphic by GERRY DESCOTEAUX This is what the western sky will look like just after sunset on Feb. 25-26. On Feb. 25, Venus will be in close proximity to the sliver moon, while on Feb. 26, Jupiter will meet up with our closest celestial neighbor.

Tiny male mice sing songs to impress females
Times of India
LONDON: Male house mice produce melodious songs to attract mates, but being in the ultra-sonic range our ears cannot detect them. Through analyses of the vocalizations of wild house mice, researchers at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, ...

Macworld | iWorld 2012 Best of Show winners
Macworld
The annual expo for Mac and iOS users has evolved to focus on the user community, but the Macworld | iWorld exhibit hall where companies show off their wares is still a huge part of the show—you might even say it's the most important part.

Children just aren't going to know what sun is
Telegraph.co.uk (blog)
By James Delingpole Politics Last updated: January 29th, 2012 There's a great piece by David Rose in the Mail On Sunday nicely summing up what a lot of us here knew already: that the thing we really need to fear right now is not global warming but ...

Dolphin Browser For Android Now Features Skitch & Evernote Add-Ons [News]
MakeUseOf
By Yaara Lancet Dolphin has recently announced the release of two brand new add-ons for its popular Android browser. The Dolphin browser already features a number of useful add-ons such as Read It Later, Dolphin Translate, Dolphin.fm, and various tab ...

HTC Titan II to hit AT&T shelves on March 18?
Technology Bloom News
If word on the street is to be believed, it looks as though AT&T is on a roll with successive leaks of release dates of its upcoming device. We first heard that the AT&T variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note is set to make its appearance on the shelves of ...

Technology Bloom News

Scientists Create Free-Standing 3-D Cloak Invisible to Microwaves
The Epoch Times
By David Skoumbourdis The invisibility cloak has taken yet another step toward realization, with US researchers cloaking a three-dimensional object from microwaves for the first time using a technique dubbed “plasmonic cloaking.

Apollo 1 Anniversary: A Tribute to Three Heroes
Gather.com
Friday was the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 1 disaster that took the lives of three extraordinary astronauts. Gus Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee were in the crew cabin during a prelaunch test when a fire broke out; but because of an inward ...

Wildlife Too Close for Comfort in Fairfield County
The Daily Greenwich
by Richard Weizel (email) 7 hours ago The white-tailed deer population has exploded across the state, increasing from under 20000 during the early 1980s to about 125000 by 2006. Herds of deer can often be seen in suburban Fairfield County towns.

'Sikhs urged to mark March 14 as Sikh Environment Day'
Zee News
Washington: A US-based Sikh body engaged in highlighting environmental issues facing the world has appealed to the community members across the globe to mark March 14 as 'Sikh Environment Day'. In a statement, Washington-based EcoSikh said that it has ...

Are RIM planning a CDMA version of the unusual BlackBerry Porsche Design P ...
GSMArena.com (blog)
After running our eyes over RIM's scheduled plans for 2012, the word at the front of our minds was 'boring'. Probably not what the Canadian smartphone maker was hoping for, but there were one or two exceptions which caught our eye, one of which could ...

GSMArena.com (blog)

The Best Android Apps You Missed This Week
Business Insider
It feels like there's been a bit of a lull when it comes to new Android apps. Seriously, after two weeks of hunting, we could only come up with a handful that were worth download. But we'd be doing you a disservice if we didn't share what we found, ...

Business Insider

5 Fresh Innovations in Solar Technology | CleanTechnica
By Britt Mauriss
MIT researcher Daniel Nocera has developed what he calls an Artificial Leaf, a potentially groundbreaking energy storage technology that successfully mimics nature. In a photosynthesis-like process, the 'leaf' uses solar energy to split water ...
CleanTechnica

First White House Chief Technology Officer, Aneesh Chopra, Steps ...
By The Huffington Post News Editors
He was appointed with a fair bit of fanfare as the United States' first Chief Technology Officer back in May of 2009, but it looks like Aneesh Chopra has decided that it's now time to make room for the nation's second CTO.
The Huffington Post | Full News Feed

TRADERS ARE TOO BULLISH ON TECHNOLOGY | PRAGMATIC ...
By McClellan Financial
Some sentiment indicators work by analyzing what people say, such as polls and sentiment surveys. Others work by analyzing what people actually do, and I tend to like those more.
PRAGMATIC CAPITALISM

Create.Work.Inspire - Technology broadens our vision
By Marin Perez
At the Create.Work.Inspire event, we hear how technology can broaden the vision of what art is and can be an amazing supplement.
IntoMobile

Instapundit » Blog Archive » FOR A MOON COLONY, technology is ...
By Glenn Reynolds
FOR A MOON COLONY, technology is the easy part. “Could the United States establish a moon colony and develop a new propulsion system for going to Mars? All within eight years of a Newt Gingrich presidency, as Mr. Gingrich promised ...
Instapundit

The Science and Technology of Gaming Continues to Evolve » Blog ...
“With the release of Sage Newball's new gaming technology book, we're going to see record traffic levels,” said Didomenico Levitt, internet marketing manager of Coretta Claybon INC Publishers, “and strong traffic means strong sales.” Indeed ...
The Science and Technology of...

Georgetown Security Law Brief: Opinion: Privacy, technology and law
By Georgetown CNSL
01/29/12: The New York Times features an opinion piece by Barry Friedman. Everyday, Friedman contends, those of us who live in the digital world give little bits of ourselves away. On Facebook and LinkedIn. To servers that store our e-mail, ...
Georgetown Security Law Brief

The CITE: New Page Turning Technology
By Dr. Mark R. Nelson, MBA, CAE
Welcome to The CITE -- a blog on Course materials, Innovation, and Technology in Education. CITE is a pun with multiple meanings - referring to cite as in citation, something people reference; site as in location, website, or place people go to; ...
The CITE

Flavorwire » Awesome Infographic: Hollywood vs. Technology
By Emily Temple
In the wake of all the SOPA/PIPA fury in recent weeks, we were excited to see this infographic detailing Hollywood's long, storied and totally inadvisable crusade against technology. We particularly like this statistic: that in 2010, 65% of industry ...
Flavorwire

Bloombase and ATTO Technology Partner to Deliver Non-Disruptive ...
By admin
(PRWEB) January 27, 2012. Bloombase Technologies, the leading data at-rest security company from the desktop through the datacenter and to the cloud, today announced the completion of ATTO Celerity Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters ...
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New Trends in Automotive Technology — Your Tech Reviewers
By DJ Rony
Speaking of black box brings airplanes to mind but this technology is currently used in cars as well. Although the concept is still under discussion because of privacy issues, a few car manufacturers like Ford and General Motors have already ...
Your Tech Reviewers

Is Web Technology Rapidly Progressing or at a Standstill? | Design ...
By admin
Of march good advances like HTML5 and CSS3 uncover a measureless progress, yet can thesetechnologies be used yet carrying to worry about cross-browser compatibility? Are we still carrying to doubt ourselves over what qualifies as good ...
Design Web Development Joomla...

Philosophy, Engineering & Technology » CFP, 15 Feb 2012: Ethics ...
By deg
Technology is an important driver of change in today's world, and the desirability of such change is a matter of concern in public debate and policy making. Whereas the influence of morality ontechnology is well acknowledged, the influence of ...
Philosophy, Engineering & Technology

Michele Kearney's Nuclear Wire: Nukespeak: The Selling of Nuclear ...
By noreply@blogger.com (Michele Kearney)
Nukespeak: The Selling of Nuclear Technology from the Manhattan Project to Fukushima. by Richard C. Bell, Stephen Hilgartner, Rory O'Connor, AlterNet. In the end, the answer to the mystery of why nuclear power in the United States is still ...
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Twitter may censor tweets in individual countries

Twitter may censor tweets in individual countries
Wall Street Journal
AP SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter has refined its technology so it can censor messages on a country-by-country basis. The additional flexibility announced Thursday is likely to raise fears that Twitter's commitment to free speech may be weakening as the ...

Hands-on with 'The Darkness II'
USA TODAY
By Brett Molina, USA TODAY My first real sense of the joys of "quad-wielding" arrives inside a subway station. As lead character Jackie Estacado, I confront a group of gun-toting enemies packing a pair of pistols and two gnarly demon arms sprouting ...

USA TODAY

Russia to postpone two manned launches to International Space Station
Fox News
MOSCOW – Technical problems have forced Russia to postpone two manned launches to the International Space Station (ISS), the Interfax news agency reported Friday -- echoing a 2011 situation that left the country's space transport vehicles grounded and...

Fox News

Ford Escape Goes Green With Plant-Based Doors
PC Magazine
By Andrew Webster Inside the doors of the new Ford Escape, oil-based materials have been replaced with those made from a common plant found in southern Asia. Ford is using the kenaf plant to create the interior bolster on each door of the Escape, ...

Facebook flings clickjack spam lawsuit at ad-slingers
Register
By Phil Muncaster • Get more from this author Facebook and US state of Washington have filed lawsuits against marketing firm Adscend Media over alleged clickjacking and spam practices, as the social networking giant finally gets tough with scammers ...

Apple CEO calls Times supplier report "patently false and offensive"
Ars Technica
By Jacqui Cheng | Published January 27, 2012 9:35 AM Apple CEO Tim Cook has reportedly called recent reports on Apple's attitude toward its supply chain "patently false and offensive" in a new e-mail sent internally to Apple employees.

Google+ will now allow alternate names
msnbc.com
By Suzanne Choney Google is reversing its you-must-use-your-real-name policy for Google+, saying during the next week, it will start allowing "alternate names — be they nicknames, maiden names, or names in another script — alongside your common name" ...

Jumping spiders' unique vision revealed
Fox News
Jumping spiders, which hunt by pouncing on their prey, gauge distances to their unsuspecting meals in a way that appears to be unique in the animal kingdom, a new study finds. The superability boils down to seeing green, the researchers found.

Fox News

Asteroid near misses and the threats to come
Telegraph.co.uk
Figures show about 50 million NEO's (Near Earth Objects) pass by every day. Here are some previous near misses as well as possible future threats. By James Orr * In February last year a small asteroid made the closest near-miss on record after making a ...

Telegraph.co.uk

Time Warner Cable numbers prove paradigm shift
TG Daily
We're in the midst of a huge shake-up in the way consumers get their TV content, and there's no better example of that than Time Warner Cable's recent earnings report. The company reported that it lost 129000 cable TV subscribers in the most recent ...

TG Daily

RIM slashes BlackBerry PlayBook tablet prices
Register
By Tony Smith • Get more from this author RIM has taken an axe to the prices it charges for its BlackBerry PlayBook tablets in the UK - again. You can now pick up the 16GB version of just £169. It was priced at £399 at launch, and yesterday would have ...

NASA discovers 26 new alien planets in 11 solar systems
Christian Science Monitor
The findings nearly double the number of bona fide planets found outside our solar system by the Kepler space observatory. By SPACE.com Staff / January 27, 2012 This artist's concept shows an overhead view of the orbital position of the planets in ...

Christian Science Monitor

Core-focused social dev Kabam acquires Fearless Studios
Gamasutra
by Frank Cifaldi [Social/Online, Business] Core-focused social game developer and publisher Kabam has acquired independent studio Fearless Studios, the company revealed Friday. Employees of Fearless, which was founded in 2010 by former Lucasarts ...

Gamasutra

Pope praises value of short tweets
Houston Chronicle
VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict XVI praised new communications technologies such as Twitter this week, saying that even "concise phrases, often no longer than a verse from the Bible," can convey "profound thoughts." Benedict did not explicitly refer to ...

Expose reveals Amazon review bribery
TG Daily
How far would some sellers go to get a lucrative five-star review on Amazon.com? Just ask VIP Deals, by all accounts a very tiny company - its return address is a post office box. It has no website of its own. Yet in one week it had nearly 5000 reviews ...

TG Daily

Online gambling in DC faces uncertain future
CBS News
(AP) WASHINGTON — The District of Columbia Council remains bitterly divided on how, or even if, the nation's capital should have the first government-run online gambling venture in the United States. Online gambling is already legal in the district, ...

Shelby Supercars dropping the "Shelby" from its name
Fox News
The company behind America's fastest car is getting a new name. Shelby Supercars of West Richland, Washington has agreed to drop “Shelby” from its name after reaching a settlement with 89 year-old automotive legend Carroll Shelby, ...

New Chevrolets Get Ecological Label
Chicago Tribune
Chevrolet says it will start putting new informational labels on its vehicles to help consumers understand the vehicle's ecological impact. But is it just a marketing gimmick? Starting in March with the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic, each new model will have a ...

Feature Phones Now More Profitable Than Mid-tier Smartphones
Forbes
For many handset vendors, the world has turned upside down. Nokia's $40 feature phones are vastly more profitable than Sony Ericsson's $200 Android models. This is not how the smartphone revolution was supposed to turn out. The latest handset industry ...

Symantec warns against use of pcAnywhere in wake of code theft
FierceCIO
Symantec has issued a warning to its customers to disable pcAnywhere remote access software after verifying that the source code was indeed stolen in a 2006 breach. A group of hackers identifying itself as the "Lords of Dharmaraja" have claimed credit ...

Google Music Manager now lets you download all your songs
Geek
You'd be right in assuming that downloading all your songs from a cloud locker service is a simple, standard feature. They're your songs, after all. But with Google Music, you could only use its desktop app to download songs purchased through Google ...

New Clues Into Moon's Magnetic Mystery Revealed
Space.com
by Charles Q. Choi, SPACE.com Contributor The moon may have possessed a magnetic field for much longer than previously thought, one that was also much stronger than scientists had predicted, a new study finds. Earth's magnetic field is created by its ...

Mega Man And Pac-Man Are Sony Exclusives For Street Fighter X Tekken [VIDEO]
ZoKnowsGaming
Martezward: Is it me or do they never announce your name. Like when ppg leader overlay Lorenzo Winfrey: Agreed, that really hurt the game this year. They did a massive code rewrit Street Fighter X Tekken's roster is already bursting with fan favorites ...

AT&T Sales Beat Estimates as IPhone Drives Subscriber Gains
San Francisco Chronicle
Jan. 26 (Bloomberg) -- AT&T Inc., the largest US phone company, reported fourth-quarter revenue that beat analysts' estimates as the latest iPhone version drove sales of the device to a record. Sales rose 3.6 percent to $32.5 billion, Dallas-based AT&T ...

Your iPhone Or Your Life: Man Shot After Refusing To Give Up iPhone
Gothamist
Police are seeking two suspects who allegedly shot a man who refused to give them his iPhone in the Bronx. The incident occurred last week, on January 18 around 6:30 pm when a 23-year-old man was walking on West 190th Street near Grand Avenue.

Gothamist

Smart phone technology takes leap to battlefield | Defense ...
By US Navy
A joint demonstration involving multiple defense agencies and several aerospace companies proved that smart phone technology can be used to improve battlefield.
DefenceTalk News and Videos

Inadequate Technology Adoption: What is it? How Do You Spot it?
By Craig Roth
In my posting How a Collaboration Technology Gets Adopted I described a storyline of how a collaboration technology goes from purchasing through adoption (and beyond to value). Thattechnology could be social networking, SharePoint, ...
Craig Roth

Deloitte 2012 Technology, Media And Telecommunications ...
By nestedloop
Deloitte 2012 Technology, Media and Telecommunications predictions infographics *nestedloop. Deloitte 2012 Technology, Media and Telecommunications predictions infographics. #45793 · The Illy CafĂ© has brought up the Illy Shop as the ...
NOTCOT.ORG

Ghost Recon: Future Soldier – hands-on | Technology | guardian.co.uk
By Keith Stuart
Keith Stuart: We sneak up on the latest title in the Ghost Recon strategic shooter series.
Technology: Games blog | guardian.co.uk

Valerie Tarico: Picture a Technology Revolution. In Contraception ...
By Valerie Tarico
Imagine a future in which we can simply toggle the default on human fertility, so that accidental pregnancy is a thing of the past and women become fertile only when they want to become pregnant.
The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

Technologies Offered to us by the Military - Technology.am
By sealey
We have all heard stories about the army right from our childhood. All those tales are mostly on how the army has protected us all the way from international.
Technology.am

IPad down to 58% of tablet sales as Android catches up - latimes.com
By David Sarno
Despite gang-buster sales last quarter, the iPad has lost more than 10 percentage points of market share to rival Android tablets since the fourth quarter of 2010, according to a new report from research firm Strategy Analytics.
L.A. Times Tech Blog

Israel Matzav: Israel cuts Turkey off from UAV technology
By Carl in Jerusalem
Israel cuts Turkey off from UAV technology. It's about time! Israel has decided that it will no longer supply UAV technology to Turkey (Hat Tip: Joshua I). This comes from a Turkish military website and as you read this, you will feel some of the ...
Israel Matzav

Gary Russell Jr Benefits From New Technology - Bad Left Hook
By Waldo Rastel
New technology has made inroads in almost every sport. See the latest tech to influence the sport of boxing.
Bad Left Hook

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