06 January 2012

Apple's Siri Feature Doubles IPhone Data Usage

Apple's Siri Feature Doubles IPhone Data Usage
Bloomberg
Enlarge image Apple Siri Apple Siri Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg A customer demonstrates the Siri function on an Apple Inc. iPhone 4S smartphone outside the company's store at Covent Garden in London. Apple Inc. (AAPL)'s voice recognition software Siri has ...

Bloomberg

Magellan Unveils Truck, RV GPS Devices for CES 2012
PC Magazine
Magellan is shrewdly targeting its new RoadMate 5190T and RV9145 at toward truck drivers and RV owners, respectively, with custom-tailored feature sets. By Jamie Lendino MiTac International's Magellan GPS device lineup gets two new additions for CES ...

NASA questions Lovell's right to sell Apollo 13 checklist
USA TODAY
By Curt Anderson, AP MIAMI – NASA is questioning whether Apollo 13 commander James Lovell has the right to sell a 70-page checklist from the flight that includes his handwritten calculations crucial in guiding the damaged spacecraft back to Earth. ...

USA TODAY

CES 2012: Google TVs from Samsung, LG
Washington Post
The future of television is always a hot topic of speculation at the Consumer Electronics Show. Though hype over 3D televisions cooled quickly after the show last year, this year's TV's trend taps into a movement that's become the watchword of the ...

Smartphones power Samsung to record quarterly profit
Reuters
By Miyoung Kim | SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics, the world's top maker of memory chips and smartphones, reported a record quarterly profit on Friday, aided by one-off gains and best-ever sales of high-end phones. The South Korean firm, ...

Zynga Launches Scramble With Friends App
PC Magazine
By Angela Moscaritolo Gaming company Zynga on Thursday released the latest mobile social app game in its popular “With Friends” franchise. The new game, now available in the App Store for iPhone and iPod touch, and coming soon for Android, ...

Nokia went and bought itself another mobile OS
CNET
by Roger Cheng January 6, 2012 6:08 AM PST Follow @RogerWCheng The Finnish handset giant scooped up Smarterphone, a small Norwegian company that has an operating system designed for more basic cell phones, known in the industry as feature phones. ...

Scientists create race of supersoldier ants
Christian Science Monitor
This discovery of oversized versions of soldier ants, whose job is to defend the nest, led researchers to create their own supersoldier ants in the lab with the help of a hormone. By Wynne Parry, LiveScience Senior Writer / January 6, 2012 When eight ...

Corning's Gorilla Glass 2 Coming to CES
PC Magazine
By Leslie Horn Corning, the maker of ultra-strong Gorilla Glass, will debut Gorilla Glass 2 at next week's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, the company announced Thursday. The details are scant thus far, but it appears the company believes ...

Apple threatened In Icons company for making a Steve Jobs doll
DailyTech
Apple is no stranger to throwing lawsuits around, but instead of accusing another company of ripping off its products, it's now blaming them for ripping off its former leader. In Icons, a Chinese company, recently created an action figure of Apple's ...

DailyTech

Gasoline prices start the year at a high — and rising
Los Angeles Times
Gas prices are the highest ever for this time of year, and analysts predict that motorists will be digging deep in 2012 to fuel their vehicles. California's average price for a gallon of regular gasoline was $3.666 on Thursday, according to the AAA ...

Los Angeles Times

Sony to launch flash cards with 125 Mbps write speeds
Computerworld
The Japanese electronics giant will be the first to launch memory cards under the new XQD standard. By Jay Alabaster IDG News Service - Sony said Friday it will begin selling memory cards with write speeds of 125 Mbps, the fastest in the industry, ...

Facebook Worm Siphons 45000 Accounts
InformationWeek
By Kelly Jackson Higgins, Dark Reading A server housing tens of thousands of stolen Facebook credentials was discovered--and it turns out the attackers employed a new version of an existing worm to pilfer the goods. Researchers at Seculert say the ...

Blackberry ditches new phones to focus on 'London'
Telegraph.co.uk
Research in Motion is now developing just one handset, the 'London', with its new BlackBerry 10 operating system, it has been reported. By Matt Warman, Consumer Technology Editor The troubled company had previously been working on handsets codenamed ...

Telegraph.co.uk

Rumor Claims iPad 3 in Spring, iPad 4 this Fall
The Mac Observer
New iPad rumors seem to be cropping up daily, and the latest claims Apple plans to release the iPad 3 in March and follow up with the iPad 4 in October. Industry sources apparently shared Apple's iPad timeline with DigiTimes, and said the iPad 3 will ...

The Samsung Note Is Definitively Not Coming To AT&T As Far As You Know
TechCrunch
Remember the mini-slate Samsung released a few months ago? The Samsung Galaxy Note? Pretty cool little device. As we enter CES week, the press releases are flying fast and furious and this one caught my eye. It's for a small company that makes ...

TechCrunch

Silicon Valley Is the New Detroit
The Atlantic Wire
Ford is heading to Silicon Valley to open a new research lab, and the car computers they hope to build will do a lot more than help you find radio stations more quickly or improve your gas mileage. The future of in-car computing looks not unlike the ...

iPad 3 to pack Retina Display, FaceTime HD, 8-megapixel camera and push iPad 2 ...
BGR
What would the Consumers Electronics Show be without Apple rumors overshadowing most of the announcements? iLounge's Jeremy Horwitz has taken to Twitter to break down some of the leaked iPad 3 information he's hearing. First off, it's being reported ...

GM to adds more steel to Volt to protect battery
BusinessWeek
By TOM KRISHER and DEE-ANN DURBIN General Motors is advising Volt owners to return their electric cars to dealers for repairs that will better protect the vehicles' batteries, which have caught fire after crash tests. The repairs-- which would fix 8000 ...

Galaxy Nexus may be heading to Sprint
TG Daily
The latest version of the Google-optimized smartphone line may have Sprint in its future. That is the only conclusion that can be drawn by the fact that a Sprint ad (pictured) was popping up on Cnet.com, and possibly other sites, proclaiming that the...

TG Daily

Symantec Confirms Leak of Source Code for Old Enterprise Antivirus Products
PCWorld
By Lucian Constantin, IDG-News-Service:Romania-Bureau Security vendor Symantec confirmed that a group of hackers is in possession of source code for two of its enterprise antivirus products, one of which is no longer in production. ...

Sprint Nextel mothballs LightSquared partnership
Bizjournals.com
Sprint Nextel Corp. has put on hold its $15 billion network build-out agreement with LightSquared Inc. as the Reston wireless startup sits in regulatory limbo, Bloomberg reported Friday. The suspension of spending in the Sprint-LightSquared deal, ...

Infinity Blade II makes $5 million, franchise makes $30 million
Appolicious
If you want to hear about an App Store success story, look no further than ChAIR's Infinty Blade series. Two games and just over a year after the release of the first Infinity Blade, the developer and publisher Epic Games announced that the franchise ...

Space Station Crew Excited for 1st Private Spaceship Visit
Space.com
by Clara Moskowitz, SPACE.com Assistant Managing Editor The astronauts living on the International Space Station (ISS) are gearing up for a milestone event in February — the first visit of a commercial spaceship to the orbiting outpost. ...

Google Obtains IBM Technology for Assessing Social Users' Interests
By Scott M. Fulton, III
Among a handful of patents transferred last December 31 from IBM's portfolio to that of Google, as first discovered by Bill Slawski of SEO By the Sea, is ...
ReadWriteWeb

Breaking technology | Scholarly Communications @ Duke
By Kevin Smith, J.D.
Another example of this failure to do what digital technologies allows you to do can be found in this article from the Chronicle of Higher Education, which reports on a study about textbook choices that found that e-textbooks offered little savings ...
Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Information Technology's Dangerous Trend in Africa - Ndubuisi ...
By Ndubuisi Ekekwe
For the past few decades, emerging technologies such as biotechnology, microelectronics, information technology and communications technologies have become central to the socioeconomic development of nations. These technologies ...
HBR.org

Technology behind 'Avatar,' 'Incredible Hulk' honored by academy ...
By Emily Rome
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' upcoming awards for Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation will honor innovators whose filmmaking inventions were used in such films as "Avatar," "The Incredible Hulk" and "U2 3D."
24 Frames

The Stupid Shall Be Punished: 21st Century Technology
By Bubblehead
21st Century Technology. I gave in to the inevitable and started a Twitter account, @JoelBubblehead. I have no idea what I'm going to do with it, but you can follow if you want. #firstworldproblems. posted by Bubblehead at 2:01 PM ...
The Stupid Shall Be Punished

Getting Good Technology out of the Lab and into the Marketplace
SOURCE: AP/ Steven Senne A physicist and computer scientist at Massachusetts Institute ofTechnology, one of the nation's leaders in creating startup small businesses out of research ideas. Encouraging the commercialization of ideas and ...
Science Progress

Plastic Recycling Technology Today: The Industrial War Against ...
By Christian Crisostomo
Fighting plastic pollution takes not only individual will, but should also be technologically aided by industrial might.
The Environmental Blog

Copying and file sharing recognized as a religion in Sweden ...
By Deborah Netburn
Is file sharing a religion? The Church of Kopimism gets recognized as a religion in Sweden.
L.A. Times Tech Blog

Defense technology to grow despite Pentagon budget cuts ...
By bbrewin@govexec.com (Bob Brewin)
As the Defense Department slashes its budget by at least $487 billion in 10 years, technologyinvestment is one of the few areas that will continue to grow,...
GovExec.com Top News

Health Technology Hazards: Top 10 for 2012 « Off the Charts
By amiemc
Advances in health technology can save patients' lives, but can also cause harm, as the recent Ecri Institute report, Top 10 Technology Hazards for 2012, reminds us. Here's a snapshot of the hazards nurses should be focusing on, and some ...
Off the Charts

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