09 February 2012

8 Features That Could Make Windows 8 Great

8 Features That Could Make Windows 8 Great
InformationWeek
Microsoft's next OS is loaded with features like eight-second boot times and better file management that could make it the best version of Windows since XP--if the company can pull it off. Windows 8 represents the biggest redesign of the Windows ...

Amazon adds Viacom shows, streaming video area expands
CNET
by Greg Sandoval February 8, 2012 7:10 AM PST Follow @sandoCNET Look out Netflix, while you're worried about HBO, Amazon is stockpiling TV shows and films. Amazon announced today it has signed a licensing agreement with Viacom that will bring the ...

Sprint Loss Widens After IPhone Demand Boosts Subsidy Costs
BusinessWeek
Feb. 8 (Bloomberg) -- Sprint Nextel Corp., the third- largest US wireless carrier, reported a wider fourth-quarter loss after demand for Apple Inc.'s iPhone boosted costs to subsidize the device. The stock fell. The net loss expanded to $1.3 billion, ...

Nokia Cutting 4000 Manufacturing Jobs
PC Magazine
By Angela Moscaritolo Nokia on Wednesday announced plans to do away with 4000 manufacturing jobs as a way to save money and increase efficiency in its manufacturing of smartphones. The cuts will take place at three factories, located in Komarom, ...

Russian Scientists Reach Lake Under Antarctica
ABC News
After more than two decades of drilling in Antarctica, Russian scientists have reached the surface of a gigantic freshwater lake hidden under miles of ice for some 20 million years — a lake that may hold life from the distant past and clues to the ...

ABC News

NASA to Pick 2 Private Space Taxi Designs for Astronaut Flights
Space.com
WASHINGTON — NASA intends to provide $300 million to $500 million each to at least two companies over 21 months starting in August to complete designs of vehicles capable of delivering crews to and from the International Space Station.

Samsung: No Press Conference at MWC
PC Magazine
By Sascha Segan Samsung confirmed this morning in an email to PCMag that the smartphone maker will not be hosting a press conference at Mobile World Congress, the wireless industry trade show at the end of February. While Samsung may still have product ...

Hands On: Chrome for Android Beta
PC Magazine
By Sara Yin It took *only* four versions of Android to inspire Google's developers to bring its signature search engine, Chrome, to Android devices, but after an initial hands-on, it was worth the wait. Bad news first: this app requires your Android ...

Revealed: Apple's plea for fairness in mobile patent war
Register
By Bill Ray • Get more from this author In November Apple wrote to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute suggesting an overhaul of the whole FRAND system of licensing patents fairly and reasonably. The letter was sent to the Director ...

'True Crime' game reborn as 'Sleeping Dogs'
USA TODAY
By Brett Molina, USA TODAY The game formerly known as True Crime: Hong Kong has been reborn under publisher Square Enix as Sleeping Dogs. The publisher unveiled the open world "cop drama" in a statement Wednesday. The game stars undercover police offer ...

USA TODAY

CNET Asia First Take
CNET
Based on raw specifications alone, Nikon's latest full-frame offering currently trumps other competing full-frame dSLR models with its high-resolution 36.3-megapixel CMOS sensor--rivaling that of medium format digital cameras.

CNET

Amazing photo of Carina Nebula taken by giant telescope
BBC News
This is the most dramatic and detailed picture ever taken of a massive star formation called the Carina Nebula. This cloud of glowing gas and dust includes several of the brightest and heaviest stars known to astronomers. It's a really, really long ...

BBC News

PS3 firmware pushed to version 4.10
TG Daily
The company plans to roll out software version 4.10 to the console today. Users will be required to download and install the new firmware before they are allowed to take the system online for Web browsing, online gaming, or any other purpose.

TG Daily

Path privacy blunder could fall foul of Euro data penalties
SlashGear
Social network Path has found itself at the eye of a privacy storm, with the revelation that the iPhone and Android apps have been automatically uploading users' entire address books to the company's servers. First spotted by Arun Thampi, ...

SlashGear

Sperm whale dies on Belgian beach
San Francisco Chronicle
Virginia Mayo / AP People walk by the tail fin of a stranded sperm whale in Heist, Belgium on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012. The 13 meter (45 foot) sperm whale beached itself in the early hours of the morning. It was not immediately know what happened to the ...

Analysis: More than just Great Firewall awaits Facebook in China
Reuters
By Melanie Lee | SHANGHAI (Reuters) - When it comes to China, Facebook should consider itself forewarned. Cracking the world's biggest Internet population might seem an obvious ambition for the social networking giant as it trumpets its global growth ...

LightSquared Calls on FCC to Initiate Receiver Reliability Standards, Set ...
Sacramento Bee
By LightSquared RESTON, Va., Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, LightSquared asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to develop receiver reliability standards for unlicensed GPS devices to ensure they perform reliably and take into account ...

Massive seagrass clones are oldest living things
Mother Nature Network
Seagrasses are the foundation coastal ecosystems but have waned globally for the past 20 years. The cloned meadows decline about 5 percent annually. By Charles Choi, LiveScienceWed, Dec 31 1969 at 7:00 PM EST ANCIENT GRASS: Clones of the seagrass ...

Mother Nature Network

Heat-based laser recording improves speed of hard drives
The State Column
A team of researchers has discovered a new method of recording information to hard drives that could dramatically increase their speed. In fact, the new method could increase a hard drive's speed by hundreds of times. The report, which was filed in ...

Wolfram Alpha launching new pro version
FierceContentManagement
Wolfram Alpha will be launching an intriguing new professional version this week that provides some compelling features for people looking to use the power of Wolfram Alpha custom data and images. Wolfram Alpha, you may recall, is the data-driven ...

One in Five Get Campaign News from Facebook
PCWorld
By John P. Mello Jr., PCWorld Feb 7, 2012 6:43 PM For better or worse, 20 percent of Americans regularly (or sometimes) get their campaign news from Facebook, according to the Pew Research Center. By comparison, only five percent of the 1507 people ...

2013 Shelby GT500 Convertible Peeks Snout Out, Sees Shadow
Jalopnik
We were lucky enough to be the first on the floor here at the Chicago Auto Show to catch the 2013 Shelby GT500 Convertible peeking its snout out. Here's the first photos. Sadly, it appears as though the drop-top version of the 200 MPH-plus 2013 GT500 ...

Facebook's growth slowing
San Francisco Business Times
As Facebook Inc. prepares for its initial public offering, the company is seeing its phenomenal growth slowing, not only in the United States and Canada, but in Europe and Asia, as well, the Mercury News reports. Facebook added 45 million users in the ...

Technology strategy and direction — Slaw
By Shaunna Mireau
I spent last week at LegalTech in New York. It was a huge, thought provoking, intimidating, useful, connected, and intriguing experience. I was sent to the conference to investigate software.
Slaw

A tool for assessing technology's amplification of your strategy
By Mark P. McDonald
Next put the key technologies into the diagonal cells to connect technologies with specific strategies. Focus on the technologies that you expect to have the greatest impact on the strategy. Just the vital few so that it is easy to see why you are ...
Mark McDonald

How Technology Impacts Physical And Emotional Health « CBS ...
By deanreddington
There are a number of ways that technology can have an impact on our physical and emotional health.
CBS Boston

Vans Introduces Stage 4 Technology
By Christian Senrud
Vans introduces the Stage 4, skateboarding's first-ever vulcanized cupsole shoe design! Check out the 10 minute video featuring sweet footage of Gilbert, Chima, Andrew and Chris as they develop and test the Stage 4 over the past year!
Skateboarder Magazine

Adjusting Some Technology That You Plebeians Don't Understand ...
By Cheezburger Network
Adjusting Some Technology That You Plebeians Don't Understand GIF - Adjusting Some TechnologyThat You Plebeians Don't Understand.
Gifs, Gifs and More Funny Gifs...

Arsenal's Jack Wilshere turns to technology in order to aid ankle ...
Arsenal's Jack Wilshere turns to technology in order to aid ankle injury recovery. The midfielder tweeted a picture of himself using a bone-healing machine as he looks to get over his stress fracture and make a late bid for Fabio Capello's Euro ...
Goal.com News - International

Microsoft Technology Guru Contest Round 2 – Question # 8 ...
By Haseeb Shaukat
Microsoft Technology Guru Contest Round 2 – Question # 8. Haseeb Shaukat. 7 Feb 2012 11:49 PM. Comments 4. When you create a Blog Post using Word 2010, which of the following tabs is present on the ribbon bar? 1. Home 2. Insert 3.
MSDN Blogs

One Executive Committee to Oversee Java Technology (Hinkmond ...
By hinkmond
Here's a good article on the upcoming changes to the Java Community Process (JCP) to consolidate into on Executive Committee (EC) to oversee all of Java (Java SE and Java ME technologies). See: One EC to Oversee Them All. Here's a ...
Oracle Blogs

Research and Markets: 2011 Study on Logistics Technology in India ...
Research and Markets: 2011 Study on Logistics Technology in India Will Allow You to Develop an Understanding on the Recent Trends in Technology.
ITbriefing.net

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