11 January 2012

“Play Your World with Google Maps” [VIDEO]


“Play Your World with Google Maps” [VIDEO] Coming in February, Google Maps will be offering a 3D game using WebGL that will come to Google+ Games.

Google Maps Readies Game for Google+
Marketing Pilgrim
Coming in February, Google Maps will be offering a 3D game using WebGL that will come to Google+ Games. Of course, once the release is made official there will be grave concern that Google will be trying to corner the online game market.. . .

Intel Enters Smartphone Chip Race For Real
PC Magazine
By Michael J. Miller We are moving from the era of the personal computer to an era of personal computing, said Intel CEO Paul Otellini in his keynote at the 2012 International CES. He showed off the first Intel-based smartphone and also spoke a bit ...

Amazon Adds More Spots for Connecting Directly to Its Cloud
PCWorld
By Mikael Ricknäs, IDG News Amazon Web Services has added four locations where enterprises can use its Direct Connect network service to communicate with its cloud, the company said on Tuesday. The new AWS Direct Connect locations are CoreSite One ...

Heal the Bay's longtime chief going to UCLA
Los Angeles Times
Long the public face of Heal the Bay, Mark Gold will become associate director of the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. Mark Gold has been with Heal the Bay for a quarter of a century. He will remain a member of its board of ...

Los Angeles Times

Razer's Project Fiona tablet: First look
Washington Post
We saw Razer's Core i7 winged gaming tablet under glass just over an hour ago, but here's Project Fiona in the flesh! We just got our hands on the prototype machine, and it's a pretty interesting piece of kit, to say the least. ...

Dutch Court Orders Block on Pirate Bay
Wall Street Journal
By ARCHIBALD PREUSCHAT AMSTERDAM—A Dutch court ruled Wednesday that two Dutch Internet service providers must block their customers from accessing controversial file-sharing website Pirate Bay. The ruling affects Dutch cable network company Ziggo and ...

Security analysis firm Stratfor back online after massive data breach
Washington Post
LONDON — Security analysis firm Stratfor has relaunched its website after cyber hackers brought down its servers and stole thousands of credit card numbers and other personal information belonging to its clients. Stratfor acknowledged Wednesday that ...

Polaroid Shows Off Android Camera Masquerading As Phone
Tom's Guide
Last year, for CES 2011, Polaroid teamed up with Lady Gaga to announce a new line of Polaroid products called the Grey line. Of the three products introduced, only one was a traditional Polaroid camera. The other two were a portable printer and a ...

Google's Eric Schmidt Denies Android Fragmentation at CES
eWeek
Google CEO Eric Schmidt defineed Android fragmentation as differentiation, and poked fun at Microsoft here at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show. LAS VEGAS -- Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) Executive Eric Schmidt fanned the flames for claims against Android by ...

Mozilla moves forward with plan for enterprise version of Firefox
Macworld
by Juan Carlos Perez, IDG News Service Mozilla is advancing its plans to release a version of Firefox tailored for organizations whose IT departments manage it for their employees from a central console. This version of Firefox, to be called Extended ...

Nintendo shows off new Wii U at CES
TechSpot
By Lee Kaelin Nintendo of America is giving attendees at this year's Consumer Electronics show some hands on time with their new gaming console, the Nintendo Wii U. The new console was first shown last summer at E3 and should be available to purchase ...

TechSpot

Techs struggle as Microsoft warning weighs
MarketWatch
By Benjamin Pimentel, MarketWatch SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Technology stocks wobbled in early trading on Wednesday as Microsoft Corp.'s warning that personal computer shipments may be weaker than expected rattled investors. ...

Why Apple Bought Anobit
TechCrunch
Apple finally confirmed earlier reports that it bought Israeli semiconductor startup Anobit Technologies. Apple did not confirm the price, which is believed to be between $400 million and $500 million. Apple bought Anobit for two reasons: its flash ...

Snapseed Photo App Heading to Mac and Android
Wired News
By Charlie Sorrel Snapseed, one of Gadget Lab's favorite iOS photo editing app, is coming to the Mac, as well as Tegra-based Android tablets running Ice Cream Sandwich. Like many photo apps, Snapseed lets you tweak the image and add various effects and ...

Shazam introduces Shazam Player app for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch
Mobile Burn
Popular music discovery company Shazam has introduced Shazam Player for users of Apple's iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Shazam Player is a unique music player, according to the company, that offers familiar discovery features already known to Shazam ...

Mars-bound NASA rover aiming for an August landing
Houston Chronicle
This artist concept provided by NASA on Tuesday Jan.10,2012 shows the Curiosity rover cruising toward Mars. The spacecraft will adjust its flight path several times as it heads for an August landing in a Martian crater. (AP Photo/NASA/JPL Photo: AP ...

Lawsuit claims Symantec makes 'scareware'
Inquirer
By Chris Martin SECURITY VENDOR Symantec is being taken to court by a US resident over its software. James Gross from Washington state has filed a class-action seeking lawsuit in San Jose, California against Symantec. He claims that the firm uses ...

Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google?
TIME
By Josh Sanburn | @joshsanburn | January 11, 2012 | + If you had a stack of pennies as tall as the Empire State Building, could you fit them all in one room? How many ping-pong balls would fit in the Mediterrean Sea? Can you swim faster in water or ...

TIME

How Nicolas Steno changed the way we see the world, literally
Christian Science Monitor
Nicolas Steno, father of geology, received a Google doodle Wednesday in honor of his 374th birthday. By Chris Gaylord / January 11, 2012 Dig this: In 1669, Nicolas Steno rewrote the way people thought about the earth. Today, Google excavated his story ...

Christian Science Monitor

Microsoft Bets Big on Kinect for Windows, But Splits Its Community
Wired News (blog)
By Tim Carmody Microsoft's been talking about expanding the use of natural user interfaces in computing for years, even delivering innovative products like the giant multitouch-powered Surface and incorporating better touch and speech recognition into ...

Doomsday Clock Pushed One Minute Closer to Midnight
TIME
By Alexandra Sifferlin | January 11, 2012 | + The Clock is ticking. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists have moved the Doomsday Clock one minute closer to midnight — from 6 minutes to midnight to 5 minutes. Midnight means catastrophic destruction for...

TIME

PG&E: eREVs could manage electric outages
Fierce Energy
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has introduced the first extended-range electric pickup truck for utilities -- one they believe has the potential to provide mobile, on-site power to help manage electrical outages. PG&E partnered with VIA Motors ...

'El Gordo' is largest distant galaxy cluster ever seen
BBC News
The largest distant galaxy cluster has been spotted by astronomers using a telescope in Chile. Galaxy clusters are the largest stable structures in our Universe. Seven billion light years away and with two million billion times the mass of our Sun, ...

BBC News

Young Stars Emerge from Orion's Head
LiveScience.com
This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows infant stars "hatching" in the head of the hunter constellation, Orion. Astronomers suspect that shockwaves from a supernova explosion in Orion's head, nearly three million years ago, ...

LiveScience.com

T-Mobile CEO says frequency band issue is 'key reason' for lack of iPhone
Apple Insider
By Josh Ong T-Mobile CEO Philipp Humm said Tuesday that a frequency band incompatibility issue is the "key reason" keeping the carrier from offering the iPhone, noting that it will be resolved with future chipsets, potentially paving the way for ...

Maserati Kubang
Calgary Herald
Maserati lifted the veil on its Kubang SUV concept at the North American Inernational Auto Show in Detroit Jan. 10, 2011. It's expected t be the first Maserati to built in North America. Maserati's Kubang sport luxury SUV concept made its North ...

Seagate To Equip Portable Hard Drive with Verizon LTE
PC Magazine
By Mark Hachman In conjunction with Verizon, Seagate showed off an LTE-equipped portable hard drive, able to stream movies, pictures and other data either via Wi-Fi or Verizon's LTE connection. The Seagate Mobile Wireless Storage device, as it's being ...

Ubisoft anticipates better-than-expected holiday quarter
Gamasutra
by Tom Curtis [Console/PC, Business] Ubisoft revealed today that strong holiday performance should help the company exceed its initial expectations for its fiscal third quarter, though a delay for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier could offset ...

Gamasutra

Verizon teams with In Motion Technology, transforms whips into ...
By Billy Steele
Looking to get a bit more 4G LTE access in your Maybach than what your Galaxy Nexus affords you? The wait may soon be over.
Engadget

Communications Technology in Public Health | blog.aids.gov
By Sonja Noring, MA
Mr. Gomez's extensive experience using video podcasting, administering the AIDS.gov blog, and advocating for the use of social media and new technologies in relation to HIV/AIDS stimulated thought-provoking conversation. He served as a ...
AIDS.gov blog

AOL Autos announces new Technology of the Year award
By Autoblog Staff
With in-car technology coming fast and furious at this week's North American International Auto Show and the Consumer Electronics Show, it seems like the.
Autoblog

20000 new products showcase at technology trade
By alexsamade
More than 3100 companies are currently showcasing their latest innovative products and services at the ongoing world's largest consumer technology trade show holding in Las Vegas, the United States of America. “With more than 3100 ...
Vanguard News

3quarksdaily: Is Evolving Reproductive Technology Ushering in a ...
By Robin Varghese
It has been barely a year since the Supreme Court of Canada struck down the federal government's attempt to regulate assisted reproductive technology, handing the reins to the provinces, most of which have done nothing to fill the void. ...
3quarksdaily

Metal oxide simulations could help green technology
Metal oxide simulations could help green technology.
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
5 Technology Advancements That Define This Year's CES Gadgets ...
By Alex Williams
The reduced technical complexity in a camera, ultrabook or smartphone means stripping out mechanics. These stripped down gadgets are for the most part connected devices with a simple UI that people can touch and swipe. They require a ...
ServicesANGLE
frog: Technology Trends For 2012 @PSFK
In a year that promises to be one of hyper-connected, highly-personal, ultra-smart computing, the innovation firm weighs in with their predictions for what will make waves in the tech world.
PSFK

Technology is key tool in missing person cases : News ...
By Mark Slavit
Investigators use computer data bases, cell phones and surveillance cameras when tracking down someone who is missing.
Connect Mid-Missouri - Local News

Technology shifts | Bitcoin Media
By Amir Taaki (genjix)
There are three types of technology change; innovative technology, disruptive technology and subversive technology. Any technology shift is a varying mix o...
Bitcoin Media

The disruptive power of technology in the job market | Jay Bookman
By Jay
Technology Review, a product of MIT, explores the role that technology might be playing in the current unemployment crisis: The United States faces a.
Jay Bookman

How Technology is Changing Education as We Know It | Edudemic
By Chris Campbell
Advances in technology have always transformed the way people are educated. From the abacus that made teaching math easier millennia ago, to the word processor that changed the way research papers are written and presented, ...
Edudemic

Hackers expose defence and intelligence officials in US and UK ...
Security breach by 'hacktivists' reveals email addresses of 221 British military staff and 242 Nato officials.
www.guardian.co.uk/.../hackers-expose-defence-intelligence-o...

iPad falls 100000 feet and survives | Technology News Blog - Yahoo ...
Read 'iPad falls 100000 feet and survives' from our blog Technology News Blog on Yahoo! News. The iPad may not have been blasted off to space aboard a ...
news.yahoo.com/.../ipad-falls-100-000-feet-survives-1845044...

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