10 January 2012

Best Tablets and Smartphones - CES Day One

CES Day One: Best Tablets
Hardware makers announced a slew of new tablets at CES 2012 Monday. Here's a look at the most interesting choices, including Samsung's Galaxy Tab 7.7. By Eric Zeman InformationWeek Despite the market's tepid response to Android tablets in 2011, ...

5 Hottest Smartphones: CES Day One
Smartphone makers announced more than a dozen new phones at CES on Monday, including many models with LTE 4G. Here's a look at the sleekest devices. By Eric Zeman InformationWeek The number of new smartphones that hit the stage Monday at CES 2012 in ...

Oracle Makes Big Data Appliance Move With Cloudera
By partnering with Hadoop software and support provider Cloudera, Oracle gets a fast start in the big data market. By Doug Henschen InformationWeek If anyone doubted Oracle's seriousness about competing in the big data arena, those doubts should be ...

Nokia, Microsoft Take Wraps Off Windows Phone for AT&T
By Douglas MacMillan, Dina Bass and Scott Moritz Jan. 10 (Bloomberg) -- Nokia Oyj and Microsoft Corp. introduced their first high-speed Windows Phone for AT&T Inc. at the Consumer Electronics Show, aiming to help both suppliers stage a comeback in the ...

Hands On With the Motorola Droid 4 and Droid RAZR MAXX
By Armando Rodriguez, PCWorld Jan 10, 2012 7:45 AM I managed to get some alone time with Motorola's latest Android offerings while attending the Digital Experience event at CES: The Droid 4 and the Droid RAZR MAXX. Both Droids feature dual-core ...

Apple's Tim Cook: Highest Paid CEO of 2011?
PC Magazine
By Leslie Horn Apple chief Tim Cook might be the highest paid CEO in the US in 2011, according to a proxy statement Apple filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Monday. The Associated Press is reporting that Cook's total pay package ...

Samsung confident of outselling Nokia in 2012
By Miyoung Kim and Tarmo Virki | LAS VEGAS/HELSINKI (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co (005930.KS) said it is confident it will become the world's largest cellphone maker in 2012, ending Nokia's (NOK1V.HE) 14-year reign in the mobile handset market. ...

Ford Fusion Gets Plug-In Hybrid Version
PC Magazine
By Andrew Webster With an electric version of the Focus on the way, Ford is looking to make the rest of its line-up a little greener as well, announcing that the Fusion sedan will be available in a plug-in hybrid model. Dubbed the Fusion Energi, ...

Russia's space chief says failures may be sabotage
The Associated Press
MOSCOW (AP) — Some of the recent failures of Russian satellites may have been the result of sabotage by foreign forces, the nation's space chief said. Roscosmos chief Vladimir Popovkin stopped short of accusing any country of disabling Russian ...

HP Envy 14 Spectre Ultrabook Sports Glass Components
The Envy 14 Spectre features several lightweight glass components, Intel Core processors and HP wireless audio. Hewlett-Packard is bringing a new level of manufacturing sophistication to the increasingly competitive ultrabook space with the release of ...

"Enable 3G" toggle may make a return in iOS 5.1
Ars Technica
By Jacqui Cheng | Published January 10, 2012 9:32 AM The ability to toggle between 3G and EDGE could be making a comeback for iPhone users in the next update to iOS 5. Apple released the third beta of iOS 5.1 to registered developers late on Monday, ...

Ars Technica

Refrigerator can check freshness of your food
By Suzanne Choney No more sniff test needed of some borderline items in your fridge: LG, which has led the way in smart fridges (including those with Internet access), unveiled "Smart Manager" Monday, which lets the fridge tell you when something ...

Sony shows off radical new 'Crystal' LED TV
By Wilson Rothman There are LCD TVs that are called "LED TVs" because they use light-emitting diodes to back light the LCD screen. But at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Sony has revealed a TV that uses an array of tiny LEDs to create the ...

Cerevo LiveShell livestreams Contour+ wearable camera
Wearable camera company Contour and live-streaming firm Cerevo have partnered to create the Cerevo LiveShell, a real-time video broadcasting adapter for the Contour+ camera. Hooking up via HDMI, the LiveShell can stream up to 480p video – the Contour+ ...


3-D TV or Myspace TV?
EE Times
LAS VEGAS -- Let's face it. Consumers have been lukewarm toward 3-D TVs in the past two years. Even some of us in the media who used to be hungry for 3-D are no longer drooling. But never mind that. All the major TV companies, ranging from Samsung and ...

EE Times

Skyrim demoed on Transformer Prime with Splashtop
Without so much of a hitch in the graphics, NVIDIA showed off the Transformer Prime running the app Splashtop, it running a desktop through its display and, believe it or not, the massively popular game Skyrim. Splashtop will certainly gain a whole lot ...

Detroit Motor Show 2012: hybrid supercars on show
Andrew English considers two new hybrid sports car from Honda and Lexus at the Detroit Motor Show. Is this what Honda's new NSX will look like? Photo: ANDREW ENGLISH By Andrew English You wait all day for a sporty hybrid super coupé and then two come ...


Detroit Motor Show 2012: Porsche 911 Cabriolet
By Andrew English Hot on the heels of the launch of the new Porsche 911 Carrera coupé comes the Cabriolet, which will of course be closely followed by the 4x4 and the GT models. The new Porsche 911 Cabriolet, which makes its debut at the Detroit Motor ...


Hands-On With the Sony Xperia Ion
By Ginny Mies, PCWorld Jan 10, 2012 5:45 AM The Sony Xperia Ion, announced Monday, has some pretty drool-worthy specs. Not only does it hook into AT&T's LTE 4G network, but it has a 4.6-inch display, HDMI-out with a TV launcher interface, ...

Tortoise species thought to be extinct still lives, genetic analysis reveals
Yale Environment 360
By Bill Hathaway Dozens of giant tortoises of a species believed extinct for 150 years may still be living at a remote location in the Galápagos Islands, a genetic analysis conducted by Yale University researchers reveals. The analysis, published Jan. ...

Yale Environment 360

Study Shows Telomere Length in Early Life Can Predict Lifespan
Genetic Engineering News
Researchers working with zebra finches at the University of Glasgow report that a good indicator of how long individuals will live can be obtained from early in life using the length of telomeres. Their paper appears online this week in PNAS. ...

Blu-ray grows, but DVD sales slide
Tucson Citizen
by Mike Snider on Jan. 09, 2012, under USA Today News Sales of movies on Blu-ray discs and films delivered digitally and on demand rose in 2011, but not enough to make up the gap in falling DVD sales. Consumers spent $18 billion buying and renting ...

New viper snake species found
BBC News
A new species of brightly coloured snake has been found in a remote area of Tanzania in East Africa. The striking black-and-yellow snake measures 60 cm (2.1 ft) and has horn-like scales above its eyes. The newly discovered snake, named Matilda's horned...

BBC News

"OnLive Desktop" Brings No-Compromise Windows Apps to iPad
MarketWatch (press release)
PALO ALTO, CA, Jan 10, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- OnLive, Inc., the pioneer of instant-action cloud computing, announced that it is bringing the first no-compromise Windows desktop to iPad(R) through its free OnLive(TM) Desktop app, ...

Analogix Slim Port technology lets you connect your phone to your TV via its microUSB port...
By Michael Gorman
Sometimes, the simplest ideas are the best ones, and Analogix Slim Port technology certainly qualifies as both. It's a cabling solution that allows.

Social Media Strategy & Tactics for Technology Marketers
By Ashley Zeckman
As a B2B organization with a focus on technology, you may believe that you are facing additional obstacles that your B2C counterparts are not. Many of.
Online Marketing Blog

InfoWorld names PhoneGap 2012 Technology of the ... - Adobe Blogs
By John Nack
Today Adobe's open-source HTML5 app platform, PhoneGap, was named a 2012 Technology of the Year Award recipient by IDG's InfoWorld Test Center: Selected by editors and reviewers from the InfoWorld Test Center, the annual awards ...
Adobe Blogs

peHUB » Investcorp Technology Partners Backs Thought Equity
By Clancy Nolan
Investcorp Technology Partners has acquired a â œsignificant minority stakeâ in Thought Equity Motion, a Denver-based provider of cloud-based video management and footage licensing services. Investcorp Technology Partners invested ...
PE Hub News: Buyout Deals

RIM's spectacular technology demise | TechRepublic
By Patrick Gray
Find out why Patrick Gray thinks RIM is fighting a losing battle, as related to tablets and IT in general, and what we can learn from its struggle.
on TechRepublic

Stereotype Debunked: Women Buy More Technology ... - Mashable
By Samantha Murphy
Women are more likely than men to purchase tablets, laptops and smartphones, according to a new study.
Mashable » Mobile

EpicMix adds social media to RFID technology for ski trips | Tnooz
By Kevin May
Interesting enhancements to the EpicMix platform launched to pretty wide acclaim in 2010 - skiers can now share the entire experience on their social networks with a swish of an RFID tag.

Surveillance Technology Firms Face Reputation Issues Along With a ...
By David Bartlett
Governments are snapping up advanced monitoring and tracking systems to boost domestic law enforcement and counter the threat of terrorism, even as more and more private businesses are using the technology to manage and protect ...

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