18 January 2012

Google tackles online privacy in unusual ad blitz

Google tackles online privacy in unusual ad blitz
By Michael Liedtke, AP SAN FRANCISCO – Google is focusing on the importance of protecting personal information in an unusual marketing campaign for a company that has been blasted for its own online privacy lapses and practices. ...

6waves Lolapps acquires mobile developer Escalation Studios
by Tom Curtis [Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Business] Social game company 6waves Lolapps has acquired mobile developer and recent publishing partner Escalation Studios, giving the company its first fully-owned mobile development branch. ...

Polycom Offers Wholesale Video-As-A-Service
By Robert Mullins InformationWeek Videoconferencing system vendor Polycom is announcing Wednesday that it will launch a cloud-based video-as-a-service offering to service providers and other strategic partners on a wholesale basis only. ...

Survey: Business Intelligence Back on Top of CIOs Minds
By Mikael Ricknäs, IDG News Business intelligence and analytics have again become the top technology priority for CIOs, replacing cloud computing, according to a survey of 2335 CIOs conducted by Gartner. Business intelligence lost the top spot on ...

Tiny tweezers help fat fingers do nimble tasks
Researchers have created a new type of microtweezer capable of manipulating objects to build tiny structures, print coatings to make advanced sensors, and grab and position live stem cell spheres for research. By John Roach Ever wish you had teeny tiny ...


Researchers evolve a multicellular yeast in the lab in 2 months
Ars Technica
By John Timmer | Published January 17, 2012 6:52 PM When we think of life on Earth, most of us think of multicellular organisms, like large mammals or massive trees. But we're only aware of three groups of complex, multicellular organisms, ...

Facebook finally overtakes Google's Orkut in Brazil
Facebook has finally ousted Google's social network Orkut, as the leading social network in Brazil, according to new figures. Facebook's founder and chief: Mark Zuckerberg. Photo: AP By Emma Barnett, Digital Media Editor Last year marked a turning ...


Samsung is latest to deny BlackBerry bid
Samsung has denied it is interested in acquiring RIM, after the Korean giant became the latest smartphone firm linked with a bid for the troubled BlackBerry maker. Samsung denied the claim, by a technology blog, after it sent RIM shares climbing more ...


Distant friends are Facebook's most influential
New research commissioned by Facebook suggests that users are most influenced by online friends they are less close to in real life. By Matt Warman, Consumer Technology Editor Users typically have a far larger number of friends on the social network ...


Elpida looks to Micron deal to save it from $1bn loan repayment
By Lawrence Latif MEMORY MAKER Elpida will seek to join forces with Micron as it continues to struggle in the DRAM market. Rumours that Elpida will hook-up with another major DRAM manufacturer have been circulating for some time, but now Micron has ...

Amazon Kindle Fire: More Profitable Than Expected?
RBC Capital analyst Ross Sandler reached that conclusion in a research note this morning, after he assessed the results of a proprietary survey of 216 Kindle Fire owners. “One high level conclusion is that Kindle Fire unit economics are likely to be ...

Dell and LSI Flip for Everspin MRAM in Data Storage
Today I bring you a future prediction and a current confirmation – a nugget of news you may have missed amidst a flurry of fleeting tech assertions. I contend there are certain undeniable trends in this world. Some, like the eponymous Moore's Law, ...

Mars attacks! Morocco pelted with rocks from the Red Planet
By Brid-Aine Parnell • Get more from this author Excited boffins have confirmed that a meteorite shower over Morocco last July dumped about 7kg of Martian rocks on our planet. The find is only the fifth time that scientists have been able to tell that ...

Recon partners with Scott and Smith, brings MOD to the masses
By James Trew posted Jan 18th 2012 9:26AM We love Recon's MOD system for Ski-goggles, especially now that it's open to developers. Starting soon, an avalanche of new winter-sports enthusiasts will be able to wear the multi-sensor based statistics ...

Canon EOS C300 cinema cam gets pre-order status, ships at month's end for $16000
By Edgar Alvarez posted Jan 18th 2012 4:24AM Back in November we joined Martin Scorsese and other Hollywood luminaries at Paramount Studios for the unveiling of Canon's latest cinema video camera, which is now available for pre-order. ...

HP Touchpad Ice Cream Sandwich Port from CyanogenMod: Demo Video
Tech giant Hewlett-Packard's officially discontinued TouchPad tablet is all set for an Ice Cream Sandwich makeover - thanks to the geniuses at customised firmware maker CyanogenMod. Amidst high anticipation in the tech streets around the TouchPad's ...


Apps Rush: HMV Listening Post, Yamaha NoteStar, Nando's, Airbnb, Red Hot Chili ...
The Guardian (blog)
A selection of 20 apps for you today: British retailer HMV wants people to buy more CDs. Hence this app, which gets you to scan a CD cover (or just text-search for an album), then tap on a "Buy CD" button to buy it from the company's mobile web store....

The Guardian (blog)

T-Mobile, Walmart do another kumbaya with contract-free unlimited family plan ...
By Jason Hidalgo posted Jan 18th 2012 10:39AM Remember that 4G plan that T-Mobile and Walmart started collaborating on last year? Well, the two companies are making yet another announcement, teaming up on an improved Family Mobile Plan with unlimited ...

Chegg debuts HTML5 digital textbook reader
Chegg's digital textbook reader is the “nice guy:” comfortable, treats you right, but doesn't come with many exciting twists. “[E-readers] are built for reading purposes, not studying purposes,” said Brent Tworetzky, director of product management for ...

Students name NASA's twin moon probes 'Ebb' and 'Flow'
January 17, 2012 — NASA's twin, gravity-mapping moon probes received new names Tuesday (Jan. 17), reflecting their mission to study the changing pull of Earth's natural satellite. Now to be called "Ebb" and "Flow," the tandem Gravity Recovery And ...


Apple Said to Plan Textbook Push to Bolster IPad Use in Schools
By Adam Satariano and Peter Burrows Jan. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Apple Inc. has been selling thousands of iPads to grade schools since its 2010 debut. Now it plans to beef up the educational content available for the tablet so teachers and students find ...

Microsoft Pitches Private Cloud To IT With System Center 2012
Wired News
By Jon Brodkin Microsoft's System Center 2012 is available today as a Release Candidate, the last milestone before a final release. Along with Hyper-V and Windows Server, the upgraded System Center forms the key building blocks for Microsoft's private ...

New Alienware PC lands tonight
by Rich Brown January 17, 2012 1:17 PM PST Follow @richbcnet The PC maker itself has been promoting the reveal on its Alienware Arena Web site. You may also have seen a promotional video around the Web. Digging further, if you head over to Alienware's ...


New York Police Working on Technology to Detect Concealed ...
The New York Police Department is working with the Department of Defense on technology capable of detecting concealed firearms.
City Room

Kids Think Technology is Fundamentally Human
By Harrison Weber
These kids, the 'digital natives,” are raised with modern technology deeply embedded into their lives, and form a natural understanding of its benefits. This deeply rooted acceptance gives kids a unique perspective on how technology can be ...
The Next Web

NYPD Testing Gun-Scanning Technology « CBS New York
By mzielinska
It's called Terahertz Imaging Detection. It measures the energy radiating from a body up to 16 feet away, and can detect anything blocking it, like a gun.
CBS New York

Toshiba TransferJet technology demonstrated | Ubergizmo
By Edwin Kee
Toshiba demonstrated their TransferJet technology at the recently concluded CES 2012, and just in case you have no idea on what TransferJet is all about, this is a new protocol for transferring data across devices without having to be tethered ...

Why it's so hard to legislate technology | SmartPlanet
By Joe McKendrick
The Stop Online Piracy Act skirmish is just the latest ham-handed attempt to regulate something moving too fast to be regulated, says outspoken author.
Business Brains | SmartPlanet

Women 2.0: For Women Starting Technology Companies, Brilliance ...
By Women 2.0
There are two sides to the post-feminist world for women creating startup technology companies. Here's the good part: most investors acknowledge the need for a more diverse field of leadership. Here's the bad part: women may have to do a ...
The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

The TSA Blog: The Truth About TSA Testing Technology for Radiation
By Blogger Bob
Unfortunately, yesterday's LA Times story missed the mark and you may have seen a few additional inaccurate stories in the news claiming that TSA was buying equipment to test for radiation exposure. Truth is, we continuously test all of the ...
The TSA Blog

Apple iPad 3: Launching in February, March, or later? - latimes.com
By Nathan Olivarez-Giles
Bloomberg News reported that Apple's next iPad would go on sale in March with 4G LTE connectivity (the first two iPads have Wi-Fi or 3G), a faster processor and a higher resolution touch screen.
L.A. Times Tech Blog

iLearn Technology » Blog Archive » A catalog of apps sorted by ...
By admin
What it is: This week Apple is all set to make a BIG announcement about education. I always tune in when Apple has something to say, but this week I am particularly interested in what they are going to do with education. The announcement ...
iLearn Technology

Prison Planet.com » NYPD, Feds Testing Gun-Scanning Technology ...
By admin
8 Responses to “NYPD, Feds Testing Gun-Scanning Technology, But Civil Liberties Groups Up In Arms”. hellangone says: January 18, 2012 at 4:07 am. Since when is the 2nd Amendment “illegal?” Chrisballs Reply: January 18th, 2012 at ...
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