09 February 2012

iPad 3 Unveil Set For Early March

iPad 3 Unveil Set For Early March
Apple has scheduled an event in San Francisco to reveal the next-generation iPad. Will LTE be on board? By Eric Zeman InformationWeek Apple has decided to schedule a big media event for the first week of March to show off the iPad 3, reports AllThingsD ... 

German Court Rejects Apple Bid to Ban Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1N
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius The Galaxy Tab 10.1N lives on. A Düsseldorf court today denied Apple's request to ban the modified Samsung tablet in Germany. The Galaxy Tab 10.1N is different enough in appearance from the iPad to not infringe on Apple's design ...

Landmark lawsuits underway over who owns the Interactive Web
by Don Reisinger February 9, 2012 7:29 AM PST Some of the Internet's most prominent companies are arguing a case in East Texas, claiming they don't violate patents related to the "Interactive Web." Lawyers for Yahoo, Amazon, and YouTube, ...

Google: We'll pay you to track the Web sites you visit
by Lance Whitney February 9, 2012 7:27 AM PST Follow @lancewhit The search giant is promising up to $25 in Amazon gift cards if you let it track the Web sites you visit and how you use them. Through a new project known as Screenwise, you install a ...

Bloomberg's Jaroslovsky Reviews Sleep Tracking Gadgets
Washington Post
Feb. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's Rich Jaroslovsky reviews the Zeo Sleep Manager Mobile, the Lark and the SleepTracker Elite, devices that purport to track, coach and improve sleep performance. (Rich Jaroslovsky is a Bloomberg News columnist.

Shanda Games to Offer Trion Worlds' Rift Game in China This Year
By Cliff Edwards and Mark Lee Feb. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Shanda Games Ltd., China's third- biggest online games company, agreed to offer Trion Worlds Inc.'s “Rift” title to attract players in the world's biggest Internet market by users.

Kodak to stop making cameras, digital frames
Eastman Kodak Co. said Thursday that it will stop making digital cameras, pocket video cameras and digital picture frames, marking the end of an era for the company that brought photography to the masses more than a century ago.

DirecTV's 'DirecTiVO' Now Available Nationwide
PC Magazine
By Mark Hachman DirecTV and TiVo said Thursday that a DirecTV-branded TiVo is now available nationwide, four years after the original partnership agreement was struck. In December, the two companies deployed the TiVo HD DVR from DirecTV, as it's called ...

Zebras may have stripes because horseflies hate them
Christian Science Monitor
Zebras are best known for their dramatic stripes, but why they evolved remains uncertain. One popular notion is that stripes make it difficult for predators to single out an individual zebra from the herd, but experimental evidence for this or other ...

Christian Science Monitor

Navigation app Waze gets limited voice controls
by Rafe Needleman February 9, 2012 6:00 AM PST Follow @rafe Waze's newest update lets you control the app, a little, with a wave and a word. The great, free car navigation app Waze (see Rafe Recommends) is getting an update today that gives it a ...

Hackers Mug Google's Wallet App on Rooted Android Devices
Near field communications (NFC) technology has been around overseas for over half a decade now, but it's finally jumping from the Asian market to the United States. The technology allows you to wave your smartphone over readers to pay for anything from ...

'Ethical iPhone' protests hit Apple stores
By Laurie Segall @CNNMoneyTech February 9, 2012: 10:51 AM ET Apple's Grand Central Terminal store in New York was one of a half-dozen outlets visited by protesters seeking reforms in how Apple's overseas suppliers, like Foxconn, treat their factory ...

Google Drive Cloud Storage Service to Launch "Soon"
There are a number of cloud storage solutions on the market today including popular names like Dropbox. The idea of the service is to let users upload things like video, audio, and other files so that they are accessible from using any device be it a ...


The white MacBook is dead -- for real this time
By Jacqui Cheng, Ars Technica (Ars Technica) -- The white plastic MacBook is officially dead for good after Apple notified resellers that it will no longer be available to educational institutions. The 13-inch machine was essentially killed off for ...

Transparent Phone Screen: Avoid Walking Into Walls
Discovery News
Multi-tasking on a smart phone can be dangerous, especially if it involves trying to read the screen while walking. A new application on the Android market should be a requirement for any smart device user taking to busy streets.

Our Galaxy's Giant Black Hole May Munch on Asteroids
The gigantic black hole at the heart of our Milky Way galaxy may be devouring asteroids on a daily basis, a new study suggests. For several years, NASA's Chandra spacecraft has detected X-ray flares about once a day coming from our galaxy's central ...

A touch of Siri for those without an iPhone
Philadelphia Inquirer
WolframAlpha.com's goal is "to make all systematic knowledge immediately computable and accessible to everyone." If you don't have an iPhone 4S, as you've probably heard, you can't get Siri. But owners of other smartphones and plain old computers can ...

Should I buy Facebook stock?
Sonoma Valley Sun
The most anticipated IPO of the decade is almost here! This IPO will make it young founders rich as well as 100's of early employees. The majority of the stock will be sold to institutional investors leaving many retail investors out of the loop, ...

Sonoma Valley Sun

The Top 10 Cars from the 2013 Detroit Auto Show
The annual North American International Auto Show got underway in Detroit this week and carmakers artfully hid the pick up trucks and put more emphasis on the technology now being used to make vehicles that get 40 miles per gallon more common and bring ...

Zuckerberg Secures Himself Lots of Power (and Money)
The Atlantic Wire
There was never doubt that Mark Zuckerberg wouldn't make a ton of money after his company went public, but he's doing a particularly good job guaranteeing himself power at a post IPO-ed Facebook. Once reluctant to go public, the Facebook founder has ...

The Atlantic Wire

Melting glaciers on the Himalayas not contributing to sea level rise
The Himalayas has lost no significant ice over the past decade, according to a new study, that found melting ice from glaciers is having a much smaller effect on sea levels than previously thought. By Louise Gray, Environment Correspondent Previous ...


iPhone City: The 25 Metros With the Highest Share of Apple Phone Sales
The Atlantic
By Rohin Dhar Would it be silly to figure out which cities in America are filled with rabid Apple fanboys, BlackBerry addicts, or Android fanatics? Yes, but we did it anyways! We examine our data on used cell phone markets to see where these various ...

The Atlantic

Asia and Americas on Course for Arctic Collision
Wired News
By Brandon Keim It'll be a geological showdown for the ages, with North America, South America, Europe and Asia colliding head-on over the North Pole to create a supercontinent called Amasia. Unfortunately, nobody we know will be around to watch the ...

Wired News

Airvana Sues Ericsson Over Femtocell Technology
By Nancy Gohring, IDG News Femtocell developer Airvana is charging Ericsson with breaching their contract over femtocell technology, in a lawsuit filed in the Supreme Court of the State of New York. Femtocells like those Airvana developed extend ...

Tweetbot Twitter app arrives for the iPad
Mobile Burn
Hot on the heels of the release of Tweetbot 2.0 for the iPhone, Tapbots has now released a version of the beloved Twitter app for the iPad. The iPad version of Tweetbot is a separate app from the iPhone version (it's not universal, so it's a separate ...

You Come From This Thing: The Oldest Animal Ever Discovered
Scientists believe that this is the animal from which everything else evolved. The first multicellular being that spawned every living being in this world through billions of mutations, from fish to amphibians to reptiles to birds to mammals to you.

Record-breaking freefall advances space suit technology (video ...
By James Trew
Jumping to Earth from the edge of space is no mean feat. Not only are you dropping like a stone, there's also the minor issue of your blood boiling as you.

Researchers Develop Smart Phone Technology To Sense ...
By Adam Harrington
Researchers at Northwestern University are developing a smart phone that can sense whether you're falling victim to depression.
CBS Chicago

Technology in the classroom: How much is enough? | MNN - Mother ...
By Jenn Savedge
Do students need more access to computers and technology in today's modern classroom? Or less?
All MNN Content

New Smell-vertising Technology Will Make Public Spaces Even ...
By Cassie Murdoch
McCain Foods is using a new kind of scent technology to promote a product called Ready Baked Jackets, which are frozen baked potatoes that are supposed to have the same smell and taste of oven-cooked potatoes but only take five minutes ...

Using in-store technology to enhance the luxury retail experience ...
By Rachel Lamb
The use of advanced technology and in-store displays can move luxury retailers into an authoritative and trend-setting position, but they have to make sure that the experience is consistent with the brand image. Luxury marketers and retailers ...
Luxury Daily

Instapundit » Blog Archive » HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE ...
By Glenn Reynolds
HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: PayPal Founder Talks Technology. Thiel argued that innovation in fields such as agriculture and transportation has become dangerously slow, leading to economic stagnation around the world.

Here's to the technology builders: A hat tip | TechRepublic
By Jason Hiner
For all of the product builders in the technology world, here is a hat tip, a challenge, and a couple stories for inspiration.
on TechRepublic

Don't Mention Technology to Jennifer Egan; Salman Rushdie Goes ...
By Ray Gustini
Today in publishing in literature: The Visit from the Goon Squad author explains why she hates her iPad but doesn't fear e-books, a video guide to book sizes, and a new Salman Rushdie story is available for download with a full orchestral ...
The Atlantic Wire

How Technology Makes Communication Easier for Doctors ...
By 2tor
Technology is changing how patients find doctors, how health care is delivered, and how doctors and patients consult each other.

Creating Personal Technology: Google Developing Smart Glasses ...
By Matt Klassen
Rumours abound that Google is in the final prototype development stages of its newest smart spectacles, glasses that could conceivably be the newest paradigm in personal computing.

Jefferies & Company Downgrades DuPont Fabros Technology ...
By webmaster
Jefferies & Company Downgrades DuPont Fabros Technology from Buy to Hold, Lowers PT from $27 to $24. By Webmaster Benzinga Contributor February 09, 2012 6:07 AM. Symbols: DFT. Tags: Jefferies & Company. Posted in: ...
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Learning Technology Program hosts talk on 'Virtual Conferences ...
By tecouillard
The panel presentation, free and open to the public, will take place on Monday, Feb. 13; registration is not required.
Bulletin Today

Trouble-Free AsepticSure Decontamination Technology Programs
By admin
It's also the only green disinfection technology on the planet that has consistently demonstrated in peer-reviewed research, an unprecedented 100% kill-rate with formidable pathogens such as C-difficile, MRSA, E coli, Pseudomonas ...
Wall Street

New sensor technology could help prevent falls - FierceHealthIT
By Dan Bowman
Researchers at the University of South Carolina have developed a new program to aid in fall prevention for the elderly. It uses sensors originally designed to monitor bridge safety and an algorithm Read more...
Health IT News

A Military Robot that Does It All - Technology Review
iRobot's Warrior is strong enough to tow a car and dexterous enough to open its trunk using ...

HELO TC: Touch Controlled RC Helicopter for ... - Griffin Technology
HELO TC puts you at the controls of a precision RC helicopter from the Multi- Touch display on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. From Griffin Technology.

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