05 January 2012

CES chief muses on what to expect this year

CES chief muses on what to expect this year
CNET
by Larry Magid January 4, 2012 6:34 AM PST Follow @larrymagid Consumer Electronics Association CEO Gary Shapiro talks big numbers when he describes this year's Consumer Electronics Show, which takes over Las Vegas next week. He is expecting more than ...

CNET

Samsung Unveils New Speaker Docks, Home Theater Systems
PC Magazine
By Will Greenwald CES doesn't kick off until next week, but Samsung is already getting the announcements started with its new home theater products. The company just unveiled several new speaker docks and sound systems, ranging from 7.1-channel home ...

Velocity Micro to Debut HD-Compatible Pocket Projector at CES
PC Magazine
By Tony Hoffman Among the products that Velocity Micro will be showing off at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is the Shine, a pocket projector that can connect to a variety of HD sources. Designed to quickly and easily allow consumers to share ...

HP Goes Big With Omni27 PC
PC Magazine
By Joel Santo Domingo Today, in advance of next week's CES show, HP introduced a new large-screen member of its Omni all-in-one PC line. The Omni27 is built around a 27-inch LCD screen with full HD resolution. Since it's part of the Omni line, ...

Bits of Russia space probe set to fall Jan. 15
USA TODAY
MOSCOW (AP) – Fragments of a failed Russian space probe are now expected to fall to Earth on Jan. 15, officials said Wednesday. AP The Zenit-2SB rocket with the Phobos-Ground probe blasts off Nov. 9 at the Cosmodrome Baikonur in Kazakhstan. ...

USA TODAY

IBM Acquiring Software Testing Vendor Green Hat
PCWorld
By Chris Kanaracus, IDG News IBM is buying Green Hat, maker of automated testing tools for integration, SOA (service oriented architecture) implementations and cloud-based deployments, the company announced Wednesday. Terms of the deal were not ...

Dakar Rally: Rider Found Unconscious in Sand Dunes of Western Argentina
Fox News
This year's Dakar Rally takes competitors from the Argentine port city of Mar de Plata all the way to Lima, Peru. The 2012 Dakar Rally almost claimed its fourth life on Tuesday after a French motorcyclist was found unconscious in a section of remote ...

Microsoft Sues UK Retailer Comet for Selling Counterfeit CDs
BusinessWeek
By Kit Chellel Jan. 4 (Bloomberg) -- Microsoft Corp. sued Kesa Electricals Plc's Comet unit for allegedly selling more than 94000 counterfeit disks. Comet made fake versions of Windows Vista and Windows XP recovery CDs at a factory in Hampshire, ...

MetroPCS to offer live local TV on its smartphones
CNET
by Roger Cheng January 4, 2012 7:02 AM PST Follow @RogerWCheng MetroPCS said today it was partnering with a consortium of broadcasters to bring live local television to its wireless customers later this year. The prepaid mobile service provider is ...

Roku Expands Beyond Internet Video-Streaming Boxes
ABC News
By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Technology Writer Roku is thinking outside its set-top box in an attempt to bring more Internet video to flat-panel televisions. The new approach will rely on a finger-sized device that won't require extra cords or separate remote ...

January 13: the start of an iPhone 4S feeding frenzy in China
Ars Technica
By Jacqui Cheng | Published January 4, 2012 9:45 AM Chinese customers will soon be able to buy the iPhone 4S without having to import the device from elsewhere, as Apple announced on Wednesday that it would launch the iPhone 4S there and 21 other ...

Verizon CEO cancels keynote appearance at CES
Apple Insider
By Josh Ong Verizon Communications Chief Executive Lowell McAdam has canceled his scheduled appearance on a keynote panel at next week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nev. A company spokesman cited on Tuesday a scheduling change as the reason ...

Google adds IBM patents as it looks to future
BBC News
Google has gained hundreds of patents from IBM as it continues its intellectual property spending spree. It has acquired 187 patents and 36 applications, adding to the 1000 it purchased from IBM last summer. The latest patents include a system for ...

BBC News

Germans increase office efficiency with 'cloud ceiling'
Register
By Lewis Page • Get more from this author So you thought you had deployed every form of office technology that could possibly increase the productivity of your company's cripplingly expensive salaried employees? You were wrong. ...

'Lost World' of Sea Creatures Discovered Near Antarctica
Fox News
By Stephanie Pappas OXFORD, England – A "lost world" of sea creatures was discovered near Antarctica, British scientists announced Wednesday. Scientists doing their first exploring of deep-sea vents in the Antarctic said it was unlike anything found...

Fox News

Study finds that Russian Quasicrystals may have come from space
SlashGear
Back in the 1980′s, a scientist named Daniel Schechtman was the first to describe a quasicrystal and won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for the discovery. Some looked on the idea of the quasicrystals as impossible at the time they were first described. ...

SlashGear

Apple set to announce likely its best quarter ever on January 24
Apple Insider
By AppleInsider Staff Apple on Wednesday confirmed that it will report its fiscal first-quarter earnings on Tuesday, Jan. 24, when it will reveal the results of the iPhone 4S launch and holiday shopping season. Officials at Apple already projected ...

TiVo shares rise on news of patent settlement
Proactive Investors USA & Canada
TiVo (NASDAQ:TIVO) saw its shares rise on Wednesday after announcing that it settled its patent dispute with AT&T (NYSE:T), in a deal valued at $215 million. Shares of the company spiked over 13 percent in after-hours trading on Tuesday, ...

Proactive Investors USA & Canada

Passing observation leads to unintentional bee discovery
KGO-TV
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Some of humankind's most significant discoveries have been by accident. Tuesday, San Francisco State announced another unexpected finding. It has taken two years work, and may answer a pressing question: Why are all those ...

KGO-TV

One in 40 get a Kindle for Christmas
Telegraph.co.uk
The Kindle was one of the most popular Christmas presents in the UK as one in 40 adults were given an e-reader over the festive season, new figures show. By James Hall, Consumer Affairs Editor A total of 1.33 million e-readers were sold over Christmas,...

Telegraph.co.uk

Daily Report: Teachers Resist Rules on Classroom Tech
New York Times (blog)
By THE NEW YORK TIMES | January 4, 2012, 9:49 am Matt Richtel writes in Wednesday's New York Times about the conflict over Idaho's plan to require students to take online courses and to issue them laptops or tablets. While teachers say they are in ...

New York Times (blog)

CES Preview: Ultrabooks to Dominate the PC Landscape
Wired News
By Christina Bonnington The Toshiba Portege Z835 made its debut to the ultrabook sphere in 2011. Photo: Ariel Zambelich/Wired At last year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, you couldn't throw your schwag bag across the show floor without...

Wired News

HP Unveils Consumer PCs and Display Ahead of CES
PCWorld (blog)
By Mikael Ricknäs, IDG News Hewlett-Packard on Wednesday launched the company's first 27-inch all-in-one PC, its most powerful HP Pavilion PC to date, and a monitor that connects to and charges some of its laptops using USB. ...

Dow Stock 2012 best performance going to AT&T
Phones Review
When it comes to best performance one doesn't instinctively think of AT&T, but apparently the USA's number two carrier is exceeding in one area and can apparently lay claim to their stock ranking amongst the best performers in the 2012 Dow stocks ...

Phones Review

A year in technology
With the calender having rolled over into another year, it's an ideal time to take a look back at some of the most significant and far-reaching br...
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

Five IBM innovations that will shape future technology
With technology closing digital divide among global communities, there are strong indications based on International Business Machine's (IBM) predictions that the year 2012 will open a new vista in thetechnology industry as smart machines, ...
Vanguard News

Learning Technology Trends To Watch In 2012: The eLearning Coach
By Connie Malamed
As the technologies of the 21st century evolve and mature, we become the beneficiaries of exciting approaches to learning experience design. The convergence of informal and social media learning combined with the explosion of smart ...
The eLearning Coach

Will Griffith leaves Technology Crossover Ventures - The Term ...
By Dan Primack
Will Griffith is no longer with Technology Crossover Ventures, the late-stage venture capital firm he joined back in 2000, Fortune has learned. He had been a general partner since 2003. Griffith focused on wireless, infrastructure and Internet ...
Fortune Finance: Hedge Funds,...

Technology and Snowsports Converge in South Lake Tahoe for ...
By Dan Giesin
Snowcial, a gabfest that combines social media and outdoor winter recreation, makes its annual appearance in South Lake Tahoe in mid-January.
7x7 - Insider's Guide to the...

What are the biggest technology trends for 2012? — Tech News and ...
By Edit Staff
Intel is asking YOU – what do you think will be the biggest technology trends for 2012?
GigaOM

Future of Technology - Australia's hybrid shark reveals evolution in ...
By John Roach
Hybrid sharks have been discovered swimming in the waters off Australia's east coast.
Newsvine - Future of Technology...

In the Classroom: Technology, Teaching, and Policy Makers ...
By medinger
I've been involved in the educational use of technology since the 70s when I got my first master's inTechnology in Education and was dealing with main frame computers and folk who thought deadly multiple choice programs were the way to ...
educating alice

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