20 January 2012

Reid Postpones Vote on Antipiracy Bill

Reid Postpones Vote on Antipiracy Bill
Wall Street Journal
By PETER LANDERS WASHINGTON—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Friday postponed a previously scheduled Tuesday vote on an online antipiracy bill, following a storm of opposition by Internet companies. Mr. Reid (D., Nev.) didn't give a detailed reason ...

What Is Megaupload?
PC Magazine
By Sascha Segan File-sharing site Megaupload was busted by the government yesterday for profiting from the distribution of massive amounts of pirated music, movies, and software. It's part of a thriving industry of file-sharing sites including ...

Google's Page Stung as Ad-Price Decline Means Results Miss
Jan. 20 (Bloomberg) -- Google Inc.'s Larry Page delivered his first disappointing quarterly results as chief executive officer after his push into mobile advertising and weakness in Europe trimmed growth in revenue from online advertising. ...

Dozens of killer whales thrill Southern California sightseers
Los Angeles Times
Whale-watching vessels report seeing 20 to 40 of the marine mammals, also known as orcas, swimming up the coast from Dana Point to Long Beach. Two killer whales, part of an "offshore" pod of up to 40 orcas, pass a whale-watching boat off Newport Beach....

Los Angeles Times

Ericsson to get royalties from patent deal with ZTE
| STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Mobile telecoms network equipment market leader Ericsson and rival ZTE have settled a dispute over patents that will see the up-and-coming Chinese company pay royalties to the Swedish firm. Ericsson, which has an industry ...

Ancient tulip-like stomach-onna-stick creatures found in Rockies
By Anna Leach • Get more from this author Fossil-boffins probing into the remains of a soft-bodied tulip animal that lived in the Rockies 500 million years ago have just published a paper revealing the secrets of the weird creature. ...

'Extinct' monkey rediscovered in Indonesia jungle
The Guardian
Scientists working in the jungles of Indonesia have rediscovered a large grey monkey so rare that many had believed it was extinct. The scientists were baffled to find the Miller's grizzled langur in an area well outside its previously recorded home ...

The Guardian

Motorola challenges Apple with tablets in the classroom
Apple isn't the only company with its sights on the schoolroom; just as the company revealed iBooks 2 with new interactive textbook functionality, Motorola has been talking about its own pilot scheme putting Android tablets into students' and teachers' ...


New iPad Retina Display looking more likely from iBooks 2 icons
Further evidence of a next-gen iPad with a 2048 x 1536 “Retina Display” has been unearthed, this time from iconography and graphics included in Apple's new iBooks 2 app released yesterday. A new bookmark icon in the refreshed app – labeled “iPadx2″...


Breakthrough in seaweed biofuel reported
WASHINGTON — Energy experts believe that seaweed holds enormous potential as a biofuel alternative to coal and oil, and US-based scientists say they have unlocked the secret of turning its sugar into energy. A newly engineered microbe can do the work ...


Quantum physics to encrypt clouds of the future - boffins
By Brid-Aine Parnell • Get more from this author Boffins looking for the perfect alliance between science and technology have married quantum computing to the future of IT - the cloud. The researchers have used quantum mechanics to encrypt heavy-duty ...

Three Steps to Optimize Your Website For Google's 'Freshness' Update
Fox Business
Business owners have been reeling from Google's one-two punch last year in changing the way it ranks searches online. The good news is that there are effective ways to optimize your online content to make the best of the changes. ...

Kia Recalls 145755 Cars for Airbag Defect
Inside Line
Kia is recalling 145755 2006-'08 Kia Optimas and 2007-'08 Kia Rondos to fix defective airbags. | January 20, 2012 | Kia Motors America By Anita Lienert, Correspondent | Published Jan 20, 2012 Kia is recalling 145755 2006-'08 Kia Optimas and 2007-'08 ...

Twitter gobbles news-foraging mobile app startup
By Kelly Fiveash • Get more from this author Twitter has bought news-hungry Canadian startup Summify for an undisclosed sum. The upstart biz, which developed a mobile app that automatically rifles through articles being shared across social networks ...

Juniper Networks (JNPR) Given "Neutral" Rating by Nomura (NMR) Analysts
Juniper Networks (NASDAQ: JNPR)'s stock had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by equities research analysts at Nomura (NYSE: NMR) in a research note issued to investors on Friday. Separately, analysts at FBR Capital (NASDAQ: FBCM) initiated coverage on ...

The Revelation: Game Review: Fallout New Vegas and the Upcoming Ultimate Edition
You may have heard of the Game Fallout New Vegas and its DLC, or downloadable content, which adds content to the game. Soon they will be making an ultimate edition that includes all of the DLC's and is coming out in February 2012. ...

Basking in the sun: The case for solar heat
By Tom Murphy Jan. 20, 2012, 5:00am PT No Comments Who hasn't enjoyed heat from the sun? Doing so represents a direct energetic transfer — via radiation — from the sun's hot surface to your skin. One square meter can catch about 1000 W, ...

Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2 fights for Gamindustri Feb. 28
by JC Fletcher on Jan 20th 2012 10:00AM Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2, developer Idea Factory's second trek into the world of Gamindustri, will arrive in North America on February 28, courtesy of NIS America. Europe will actually get to experience the ...

LG Spectrum and BlackBerry Curve 9370 now available from Verizon Wireless
The BlackBerry Curve 9370 and the LG Spectrum are now available from Verizon Wireless. The LG Spectrum was unveiled during the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week. It runs Android Gingerbread, has a sharp 4.5-inch True HD IPS display, ...

MIT calculates UAV 'speed limit'
TG Daily
Many birds can zip at high speed through a forest without crashing into trees. But, say MIT researchers, there's a top speed at which this is possible, and it's an important factor in designing drones. Currently, most UAVs fly pretty slowly, ...

TG Daily

The Silence and Daleks In Doctor Who Screenshots
BBC Worldwide have released a couple of screenshots from Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock, the upcoming video game from Supermassive Games, which seem to show off the Silence and a Dalek from the perennial television programme. The game is scheduled for ...


Facial-Detection Technology Entering The Marketplace « CBS ...
By Mike Ramsey
CBS 2's Vince Gerasole takes a look at how marketers are literally getting in your face and whether it's good or bad for consumers.
CBS Chicago

peHUB » Millennium Technology Announces Investments
By Clancy Nolan
Millennium Technology Value Partners announced 18 portfolio companies that received new or follow-on investment in the last 18 months. The companies include Chegg, Twitter, Good Technology, Tumblr, BeachMint, IronPlanet, ETF ...
PE Hub News: All News

Technology Short Take #20 - blog.scottlowe.org - The weblog of an ...
By slowe
This is Technology Short Take #20, another collection of virtualization, networking, storage, and other data center technology links. Enjoy!

CES 2012: The technology of tomorrow - Pocket-lint
By Hunter Skipworth
CES doesn't have to just be about conventional consumer gadgetry. Save the usual phone and TV overload, there is often a few tech treats tucked away.
Pocket-lint : Latest News

Samsung Loses 3G Technology Patent Claim Against Apple in ...
By Quentyn Kennemer
Apple and Samsung have been dueling in the courtroom for so long that we forgot about this one. Remember that patent Samsung owned which they believed would.
Android Phone Fans

Technology funds still out of reach for DISD years after scandal ...
By Tawnell Hobbs/Reporter
DISD was frozen out of the funding program after Ruben Bohuchot, then technology chief, was exposed in a money-laundering scheme that dealt with computer contracts paid for by the E-Rate program. In 2009, DISD officials settled with the ...
Dallas ISD Blog

How Your Small Business Can Use Technology to Replace the Post ...
By Stephanie Faris
With the postal service looking to cut services this year, here are some ways small businesses can use technology to avoid a loss of revenue as a result.
Small Business Technology

T-Rays technology could help develop Star Trek-style hand-held ...
T-Rays technology could help develop Star Trek-style hand-held medical scanners.
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News

Pinterest and Technology: Not Just for Women Anymore ...
By Mike Tuttle
Pinterest: Estrogen's Domain Name That's how I jokingly described this thing to my wife. She had been on Pinterest for several weeks. She was as crazy for it.

Life as a Healthcare CIO: Cool Technology of the Week
By John Halamka
Cool Technology of the Week. With Kodak's bankruptcy filing and Polaroid's bankruptcy/decline, is the stand-alone camera a thing of the past? At the Consumer Electronics Show this year, one camera product received a lot of press - a 360 ...
Life as a Healthcare CIO

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