26 January 2012

How to choose what you share with Google

How to choose what you share with Google
Washington Post
Google's decision to unify 60 of its services under one privacy policy has set off renewed interest in how, exactly, Google account holders have their privacy settings configured. The data integration component of the company's new policy governs ...

Skyfire gets $8M to stream mobile videos without any wait
Mobile browsing and video optimization company Skyfire announced today it has raised $8 million in its third round of funding. The round was facilitated by Verizon Investments, Matrix Partners, Trinity Ventures, and Lightspeed Venture Partners.

AT&T Lags Verizon in Customer Race
Wall Street Journal
By GREG BENSINGER AT&T Inc. posted a large quarterly loss as it took a $4 billion charge for its failed T-Mobile USA takeover bid, and the phone giant continued to lag rival Verizon Wireless in the race to add new subscribers. The carrier added 717000 ...

HP WebOS Open Source Timeline Revealed
HP will release Open WebOS 1.0 in pieces during the next eight months, disappointing some developers who'd hoped to get the entire platform at once. By Eric Zeman InformationWeek HP is making good on its promise to deliver its now-defunct smartphone ...

Symantec: Users Should Disable PCAnywhere Now
Symantec moves into damage-control mode after LulzSec leader tweets the remote-access software may be used to launch exploits. By Mathew J. Schwartz InformationWeek The recommendation that users disable or delete the software is the takeaway from a ...

Nintendo Losses Deepen, Wii U Expected by Holidays
PC Magazine
By Leslie Horn Nintendo could take its first annual loss in more than 30 years. The company posted a loss for the first three quarters of its 2011 fiscal year and has forecasted an even greater loss for the entire 12-month period, which ends in March.

Cloak's on you: Scientists create 'invisible' object
by Martin LaMonica January 26, 2012 7:04 AM PST Follow @mlamonica This image demonstrates at which frequencies the 3-D cloaking experiment worked successfully, with the third band showing the upper range of the microwave scattering.

Google Public Alerts Tips Users to Hurricanes, Earthquakes, Floods
Google.org is offering a Public Alerts Website that surfaces information on storms, hurricanes, earthquakes and other natural disasters and crises. Google (NASDAQ:GOOG)'s philanthropic arm Jan. 25 expanded its crisis response work with a platform that ...

Research by 3 Bay Area Intel science contest finalists called 'brilliant ...
San Jose Mercury News
By Sharon Noguchi and Mark Gomez Congratulated by Gunn High School principal Katya Villalobos in the background, Gunn High School student Jin Pan talks to journalists about being an Intel Science Talent Search finalist, Wednesday, January 25, 2012.

South Africans most active tweeters, research says
Fox News
Young people tweeting from BlackBerries and iPhones are driving the growth of Twitter in Africa, with South Africans by far the most vociferous, according to new research published Thursday. Kenya-based Portland Communications and Tweetminster ...

Android takes chunk of tablet market, but Apple's iPad still dominates
The Guardian
Android tablets took 39% of the world tablet market in the fourth quarter of 2011, according to new research from Strategy Analytics – though as many as half of those were not running Google-approved versions of the operating system, it said.

The Guardian

Apple appeals HTC ITC case, seeks to revive '263 patent against Android
Apple Insider
By Daniel Eran Dilger Apple has appealed last month's ITC final ruling on the HTC case, seeking to revive a key patent it hopes to use against Android while adding two more. The ITC's Administrative Law Judge initially found HTC infringing upon two out ...

SAP Takes On Oracle Database, Salesforce Cloud
SAP plans to build on last year's momentum in the applications, analytics, and mobility markets. Can it also challenge big rivals in the database and cloud markets? By Doug Henschen InformationWeek After racking up a record year of sales gains and ...

Tanzania's Hadza group sheds light on ancient social networks
Los Angeles Times
The Hadza, who live primitively in Tanzania, have social networks similar to modern ones. People prefer the company of those with attitudes similar to their own, a study finds. A member of the Hadza, a group of hunter-gatherers, participates in a study ...

Los Angeles Times

Apple at vanguard of consumer electronics labor accusations
Apple's production practices have come under renewed scrutiny this week, amid claims that the company knowingly overlooked continued labor abuses in Chinese factories as it benefited from low manufacturing costs. A controversial piece by the NYTimes ...


BookPlace DB50: Toshiba Introduces Android-Based Color E-Book Reader
Following Fujitsu, another Japanese electronics maker is ready to sell color e-book readers: Toshiba announced [JP] the so-called BookPlace DB50 today, a 7-Inch device that comes with direct access to big T's BookPlace store (which currently offers ...

Pentax Compact Comes With Extra Shutter Release
Wired News
By Charlie Sorrel Pentax's Optio VS20 packs an extra shutter button. Try to stay awake at the back. With cellphones chasing regular compact cameras down so hard, the camera makers have to do something to fight back. Polaroid is putting the Android ...

Whale Rescues Fail in New Zealand, 33 Shot
By AP Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012 (WELLINGTON, New Zealand) — Conservation staff in New Zealand have put down 33 stranded whales after several attempts to refloat them failed. The pilot whales shot Thursday were the last of 99 that stranded themselves ...

Honda Fit electric vehicle enters US market, to be made available for lease in ...
New York Daily News
Just two months after debuting at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the Honda Fit electric vehicle has made its first entry into the US market in the city of Torrance, California. The Fit EV is an electrified version of the automaker's popular Fit model which ...

New York Daily News

NASA pays tribute to fallen astronauts
Mother Nature Network
Day of Remembrance not only serves to honor the memory of lost NASA crews, but to highlight the need to be safe and vigilant in space travel. By Denise ChowThu, Jan 26 2012 at 7:21 AM EST IN MEMORIAM: Challenger's last crew – members of the STS-51L ...

Mother Nature Network

Suzuki unveils its 'mush see' Super Bowl TV ad
By Chris Woodyard, USA TODAY Sometimes being the smallest brand on the block makes you the spunkiest, and Suzuki proves it again with a spot that it's going to run in select markets around the Super Bowl Game in about nine days.


Motorola sues Apple with Google's support, retaliation continues
The battle between Apple and Google (and company) has been fierce. Lawsuit after lawsuit, Apple has been bombarding Android manufacturers with patent infringement cases. This drama is no where near its end, but this time the tables are turning around.

X-ray laser bakes solid plasma from aluminum foil, brings us closer to nuclear ...
By Joseph Volpe posted Jan 26th 2012 10:39AM Nuclear fusion, like flying cars, is one of those transparent, dangling carrots that've been stymying the scientific community and tickling our collective noses for decades. But recent research out of the ...

1000s Of Journalists Now Use Facebook Subscribe, And That's Bad For Twitter
4 months after it launched its Twitter-style asymmetrical Subscribe feature, Facebook and its Journalist Program Manager Vadim Lavrusik's efforts to weaken Twitter's stranglehold on breaking news are paying off. The company just announced that ...

Walden Pushes FCC Reform Bill For February Markup
All Access Music Group
Rep. GREG WALDEN (R-OR), Chairman of the House Communications Subcommittee, told reporters WEDNESDAY that the bill reforming FCC processes will be marked up by the full House Energy and Commerce Committee on FEBRUARY 7th. THE HILL reports that WALDEN ...

Constantly evolving technology
By Meghan Grebner
Sean Arians, education coordinator with Precision Planting says they have introduced an application that will put technologies like the iPad to good use while in the cab of the tractor. AUDIO: Sean Arians, Precision Planting (3:00mp3) ...

Lytro Camera Technology Would Be Amazing Inside Smartphones ...
By Quentyn Kennemer
The folks at Lytro have been working on their light-based camera technology for a while now and it is nothing short of stunning. The technology captures images.
Android Phone Fans

Autistic Kids Obsess Over Screen Technology | Psych Central News
By Rick Nauert PhD
A new study finds that autistic kids are fascinated by screen-based technology. In fact, adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) appear to spend a.
Psych Central News

How a Collaboration Technology Gets Adopted
By Craig Roth
Sometimes it seems like that's all anyone wants to hear about when it comes to collaborativetechnologies such as social networking, SharePoint, Jive, or intranets. I'm on record as being a bit of a curmudgeon about adoption since I've seen it ...
Craig Roth

Landmark Supreme Court Ruling on Technology and the Fourth ...
By Paul Larkin
On Monday, the Supreme Court issued an important ruling on the subject of surveillance in light of today's technologies.
The Foundry: Conservative Policy...

Good Technology report shows Apple still dominates enterprise ...
By Chris Rawson
Good Technology's quarterly report on device activation statistics among its Fortune 500 clients has been released. Just like previous quarters, the.
TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Police Use Technology To Nab DC Cell Phone Robbery Suspect ...
By Chuck Carroll
Police used cell phone tracking technology to track down a suspect in a robbery that occurred Wednesday in Fort Reno Park.
CBS Washington

Honeywell UOP Technology for Upgrading the Bottom of the Barrel ...
By susan.gross
UOP's Uniflex™ processing technology was developed to help refiners processing the bottom of the barrel, the heaviest portions of a barrel of crude also known as vacuum residue, into higher-value transportation fuels. This technology can ...
Honeywell UOP

5 ways to foster innovation and technology in cities | SmartPlanet
By Tyler Falk
We're already seeing a push from mayors to attract tech entrepreneurs and creative talent to their cities. Now a national task force of mayors o.
Solving Cities | SmartPlanet

Flying Point Foundation Adopts New Technology | The Sag Harbor ...
By cwalla
Thanks to an anonymous donation from a local charity organization, Flying Point will introduce newtechnology to its summer repertoire: the iPad. “I was contacted by someone from this local foundation who happened to see a segment on '60 ...
The Sag Harbor Express

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