01 January 2012

FTC Seeks Public Comments on Facial Recognition Technology

FTC Seeks Public Comments on Facial Recognition Technology ...
By Hunton & Williams LLP
On December 23, 2011, the Federal Trade Commission announced that it is seeking public comments on the privacy and security implications raised by the use of facial recognition technology. The FTC recently held a public workshop entitled ... http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2011/12/facefacts.shtm
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30 Under 30 - Technology - Forbes
Today's disruptors and tomorrow's brightest stars from Silicon ...
www.forbes.com/special.../30-under-30-12_technology.html

Skywatcher Captures Image of Troubled Russian Mars Probe
Space.com
by Leonard David, SPACE.com's Space Insider Columnist Russia's Mars probe, Phobos-Grunt, is stuck in low-Earth orbit, dropping closer and closer to its destructive encounter with the planet's atmosphere next month. Thanks to the talents of Ralf ...

BlackBerry loses market share
San Francisco Chronicle
That's BlackBerry's continually shrinking share of US cell phone subscribers, according to a report this week from ComScore. The number - measured during a three-month period ending in November - declined from 7.1 percent in the previous quarter. ...

Physicist Builds Large Hadron Collider Out Of Legos
Forbes
As part of a public outreach program for the Large Hadron Collider, a physicist has created a scale model of the ATLAS experiment in the Large Hadron Collider – out of Legos. As part of a public outreach program in conjunction with the Niels Bohr ...

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Making Jony Ive a Knight sends UK Gov signal: 2012 is the year of tech
TechCrunch
by Mike Butcher Honours and medals from Queens and Kings may be an alien concept in Silicon Valley, but they are a delightfully steam-punk tradition, still continued in a Britain which long ago said goodbye to its Empire, yet still has Knights and ...

Infographic: Who's the Typical 'Mr. Android'?
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius Despite continued discussion about the platform's fragmentation, Google's Android mobile OS had quite the year. Recent stats from comScore found that, in November, about 46.9 percent of smartphones in the US were Android-based, ...

LG to Sell 55-Inch TV Using New Ultra-Thin Tech
ABC News
By PETER SVENSSON AP Technology Writer For flat-panel TVs, the choice for years has been between plasma and LCD. In the coming year, there'll be another choice, at least for those prepared to spend big. LG Electronics Inc. says it's planning to sell a ...

Fisker Karma recall is official, 239 cars will need their battery packs swapped
Engadget
By Richard Lawler posted Jan 1st 2012 7:11AM The folks at Fisker are probably more excited to see the calendar roll over than anyone, as a tumultuous 2011 comes to an and with another setback for the Karma. A battery issue previously thought to affect ...

Orca Attacks Sharks on New Zealand Beach
NTDTV
People in New Zealand's South Island witnessed a natural event not often seen, when an orca attacked a group of sharks on a beach at the town of Tuatapera. The killer whale was on the hunt, chasing the sharks just meters from a popular swimming beach. ...

You Can Play 'Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D' On A Snakeskin 3DS
Ology
The 3DS is getting pretty hot right now. Sales have been shooting upwards, buoyed by Super Mario 3D and Mario Kart 7. It's getting some fantastic new titles in the recently ported indie gem VVVVVV, not to mention the soon-to-come Binding of Isaac a ...

Nintendo Wii-U To Feature Their Own App Store
Platform Nation
When the Wii U releases, Nintendo will provide a new app store for their new upcoming system that's designed to not only be different but vastly beyond what the older iterations provided. Coming from iPad-based newsletter The Daily, Nintendo said that ...

The GIZMON iCA Can Make Your iPhone Look Like A Classic, Retro Camera
AppAdvice
A new iPhone case called the GIZMON iCA can transform an iPhone handset into a classic, retro camera. The case, though arguably a little excessive, certainly looks the part: it features a shutter button, an optical viewfinder, a conversion lens mount ...
 
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Google Ahead of Facebook as Top Web Site
San Francisco Luxury News
Nielsen Research has come out with its analysis of the most visited web sites in the United States, and Google is at top. The Nielsen data was based on a study of computer browsing habits at work and home, from the period Jan. 1, 2011 to Oct. 31, 2011. ...

Amazon Kindles sold at amazing pace of 1 million a week in December
Washington Post
Dec. 29 (Bloomberg) -- Amazon.com Inc., the largest Internet retailer, said it sold “well over” 1 million Kindles a week in December, with record demand led by its Kindle Fire tablet. The top three sellers on Amazon's website were the Kindle Fire and ...

Duqu, Stuxnet Built on Common Platform With Other Similar Super-Malware
eWeek
Kaspersky Lab researchers believe the same platform that was used to build the Duqu and Stuxnet Trojans may have been used to develop other similar variants. Further analysis of the Duqu Trojan has revealed that the platform that was used to develop ...

Windows Phone Leaks, ASP.NET Vulnerability Marked Microsoft Week
eWeek
Microsoft's week consisted of a patch for an ASP.NET vulnerability, and a blogosphere debate over how Windows Phone can gain market share. The week between Christmas and New Year's, normally slow, was somewhat busy for Microsoft on the security front. ...

Essential apps: a quick guide
Houston Chronicle
By CASEY NEWTON, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE For Christmas, millions of people found smartphones under the tree: More than 6.8 million Android and Apple devices were activated, according to the market research firm Flurry. The first thing those users did ...

Facebook IPO: the £64bn question of 2012
Telegraph.co.uk
If it ever happens, Facebook will be the frenzied float of 2012, with a possible valuation of $100bn (£64.4bn). An IPO will make founder Mark Zuckerberg one of the world's richest men and many of Facebook's 3000 employees exceedingly wealthy. ...

Telegraph.co.uk

Facebook Chat Now On Your Desktop - Messenger Client For Windows 7
CrazyEngineers VoiCE
Following the leak of Facebook Messenger Client by Israeli blog TechIT, Facebook is now officially out with its messenger client for Windows 7. Facebook Messenger as a mobile app has been around for some time but this is Facebook's first official ...

Florida story of the year: Shuttles shut down
Pensacola News Journal
AP ORLANDO — The end of the space shuttle program after more than three decades of flights to low-earth orbit launched past Gov. Rick Scott's shakeup of state government and the Casey Anthony trial as Florida's top story of 2011, according to a poll of ...

Apple fined $1.2 million in Italy over warranty practices; Appeal planned
Network World
Last week, Italy fined Apple $1.2 million for failing to provide consumers with 2-year warranties, free of charge, as provided by Italian law. By Yoni Heisler on Sat, 12/31/11 - 6:44pm. Last week, Italy fined Apple $1.2 million for failing to provide ...

PHOTO BLOG: Schlanger Park Train Engine
Pittsburg Morning Sun (blog)
By SEAN STEFFEN A piece of history that has been in Schlanger park since 1955 will be heading to a new home. Engine No. 1023 is the only Kansas City Southern steam engine still in existence. To read the story by Andrew Nash, follow the link below. ...

Pittsburg Morning Sun (blog)

VIDEO: The Difference Between A Very Fast Car And A VERY Fast Car, Is It ...
AutoSpies.com
There's a bit of validity behind that since it has claimed, again, the title of the world's fastest production car. AND, it also is a remarkably easy car to drive normally. You can't say that about every vehicle that does 200 plus mph. ...

AutoSpies.com

Little-known Quadrantid meteor shower can still put on a good show
The News-Press
Call it the Rodney Dangerfield of meteor showers: It just can't get no respect. Although the Quadrantid meteor shower can put on a spectacular display during its peak, which is expected to be about 2 am Wednesday, it doesn't have the same reputation as ...

Social Media Metrics and People
Business 2 Community
By Brent Pohlman, Published January 1, 2012 You have been actively communicating or trying to have a consistent voice on sites like Twitter, Google+ or Facebook, joining conversations, posting interesting content. You are starting to see value in the ...

Twisted Metal: Co-Director Offers Free DLC With Upcoming Title
Gamebandits (blog)
The co-director of Twisted Metal for PlayStation 3 David Jaffe has just announced through the PlayStation Blog that Twisted Metal – Black will be a free downloadable game together with the upcoming Twisted Metal. Jaffe even went on to record himself ...

Borderlands 2: Gunzerker And Siren Class Detailed
Gamebandits (blog)
In the Borderlands 2 teaser trailer released back in August, the new Gunzerker class was introduced. Gearbox has since then about how the gun-wielding class works. The class can wield two weapons at a time but can only bring just as many guns. ...

Half-Life 3: Valve Debunks Rumors About Upcoming Title
Gamebandits (blog)
There have been a lot of rumors circulating about Half Life 3, which should be the next instalment in the franchise. So it was great that Valves's Chet Faliszek finally put an end to at least one. He declared that gamers had been trolled because there ...

Gamebandits (blog)

PS Vita: Online Pass Confirmed
Gamebandits (blog)
There is some horrible news about PlayStation Vita games, well quite a few of them anyway. So, PS Vita owners should read on. It has been confirmed that some Vita games will have an online pass that is just like what publishers have been doing on PS3 ...

Gamebandits (blog)

MIT Student Creates 'Almost Self-Balancing' Electric Unicycle (VIDEO)
Huffington Post UK
A student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has created an 'almost self-balancing' electric unicycle which he uses to zip around the MIT campus. However, the key word here seems to be 'almost' because while users lean to control their ...

Rumor: Spark Unlimited working on Star Wars Battlefront 3?
Strategy Informer (press release)
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Dec 31, 2011 By unsilviu (SI Core) on Dec 31, 2011 I don't think so, Battlefront is traditionally centered on the grunts, with Jedi being elite, one-click-kill units used to kill many other grunts, but who knows what ...

2011 Technology Related Successes and Failures | PadGadget
By Jillian
emailprint New year's eve is always a time for consideration of the year gone past and so it is on this occasion that we reflect on the technology-related successes and failures from 2011. Read on to see what we consider some of the great moves during 2011, while we ...
PadGadget

Craft Design Technology | SLAMXHYPE
By Adam Bryce
Craft Design Technology | NEW - It's just the time of the year when we're all starting to think about our fresh start to the new year, from our lifestyles and health right through to work.
SLAMXHYPE

Technology holds promise for paraplegics, others with limited ...
By Ken Alltucker
Technology holds promise for paraplegics, others with limited movement, Neurosurgeons at Phoenix Children's Hospital are seeking to further develop technology that could allow paraplegics, stroke victims and others with limited movement ...
azcentral.com | business

Technology in Education: Finding the Balance
By admin
By Katy Foster of Centralia High School Activities Click to view image Education is the key to the future of our nation. Without it, society would be one where intelligence no longer mattered because modernized technology has taken its.
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When Technology Goes Wrong … SkyCam Camera Comes ...
By Scared Monkeys
When Technology Goes Wrong … SkyCam Camera Comes Crashing to Ground During Insight Bowl Between Iowa & Oklahoma. The sky is falling, the sky is falling … nope, it's SkyCam crashing to the ground, barely missing players … ...
Scared Monkeys

2011 review: The year in technology - tech - 21 December 2011 ...
Our editors' top 10 tech picks cover a human-besting computer, speed freaks, green machines, digital dissidence, and more.
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