05 February 2012

Motorola Tablet Goof: 4 Security Lessons For Users

Motorola Tablet Goof: 4 Security Lessons For Users
Motorola accidentally shipped 100 refurbished tablets with old customer data still intact. Here's what you can do to ensure your information isn't sold by mistake. By Eric Zeman InformationWeek Motorola alerted customers on Friday that it shipped about ... 

Singapore's Artivision says in tie-up with Intel
| SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Artivision Technologies Ltd, a Singapore firm that specializes in online video advertising, said on Sunday its technology may be incorporated into a software kit being developed by Intel Corp. Under a memorandum of understanding ...

German Apple Sales Resume as Court Suspends Injunction
A German court has suspended a decision whereby Apple was not allowed to sell 3G enabled iOS devices thus allowing the fruity company to resume sale of its devices. Apple was surrounded in a controversy with Motorola Mobility which apparently placed ...

THQ partners with Innovative Leisure for digital and mobile
by Jordan Mallory on Feb 4th 2012 11:30AM You gotta hand it to THQ, despite posting a $56 million loss last quarter, the publisher is still willing to take a risk on bringing a fresh-faced developer into the fold. Of course, when you take into account ...

Micron appoints Durcan CEO after Appleton's death
| SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Memory chipmaker Micron Technology's board appointed company veteran Mark Durcan as chief executive a day after longtime Chairman and CEO Steve Appleton was killed in a plane crash. Hours after Appleton's death on Friday ...

For Facebook 'Hacker Way' is way of life
By Barbara Ortutay, AP A street sign for "Hacker Way" stands at the Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. A street sign for "Hacker Way" stands at the Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. For most people, that word means something ...


MIT Researchers Find a Way To Make Solar Panels from Grass Clippings
What if generating solar energy at home required little more than mixing some grass clippings with inexpensive chemicals? That's exactly what MIT researcher Andreas Mershin has found to be the case. The scientist says creating a solar cell could be as ...

Soul Calibre V (16+)
by Mike Bell, Sunday Mirror 5/02/2012 Despite the original team disbanding and reforming over the course of its development, Soul Calibur V is still the beat-'em-up series' best instalment in a long time. The game has received a much-needed overhaul.


Social network 'code' words kids use that parents should know
By Leigh Goessl By Leigh Goessl. San Bruno - In the vast number of places kids can fall into trouble on the web, parents often find it challenging to monitor what their children are doing in cyberspace. This is particularly true as the web increasingly ...


Avid Launches Semi-Professional Video Editing App For The iPad
Cult of Mac
By Alex Heath (9:06 am, Feb 04) Avid has been making professional video editing software for decades, and with the introduction of the “pro-sumer” Final Cut Pro X, many industry leaders have turned back to Avid for their editing needs.

The $1.6 Billion Woman, Staying on Message
New York Times
SAN FRANCISCO SEVENTY-TWO hours before Facebook's big moment, Sheryl K. Sandberg was half a world away, hobnobbing with the likes of Bono and the Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Yes, Ms. Sandberg is Mark Zuckerberg's No. 2. And, yes, if all goes well, ...

New York Times

Gadgets can ease winter chill
By Alice Truong, Special for USA TODAY Baby, it's cold outside. Having survived Chicago winters, I always dread this time of year, which prompts the couch potato in me to stay in. But as with most anything, technology makes it easier to cope with the...


For Facebook 'Hacker Way' is way of life
Wall Street Journal
AP For most people, that word means something malicious — shady criminals who listen in on private voicemails, or anonymous villains who cripple websites and break into email accounts. For Facebook, though, "hacker" means something different.

Apple Amends iBooks Author EULA, Doesn't Claim to Own Content
PC Magazine
By Damon Poeter Someone in Cupertino appears to have noticed the outcry over the user agreement for Apple's iBooks Author software. The company has updated its iBooks End-User License Agreement (EULA) to clarify that Apple is not laying claim to ...

Where now for Microsoft and Windows Phone?
Apple have had a historic quarter, Android devices have the lions share of the market, so where now for Windows Phone? Let's be honest here, Microsoft will not go gently into the good night of the smartphone wars. Windows Phone is going to get a lot of ...
Supercross 'storm' brings uncertainty
Pasadena Star-News
By Keith Lair, Staff Writer That must mean that this year's season must be the storm of the century. In four races, there have been four different winners, the first time that has happened since 1976, the only other time it has happened in the series.

Google's Android Market 'Bouncer' - Does it offer enough protection?
ZDNet (blog)
By Adrian Kingsley-Hughes | February 4, 2012, 4:12am PST On Thursday Google revealed a new security feature for the Android Market store that's designed to protect Android users from malware. But does the service go far enough?

ZDNet (blog)

Apple Pulls Ripoff Apps From its Walled Garden
PCWorld (blog)
By Christina DesMarais, PCWorld Feb 4, 2012 7:39 AM The consumer electronics powerhouse has been pulling several fake apps from its store as plagiarized apps have been a hot topic in recent days. Here are some quick tips to help you protect yourself ...

Micron Chief Dies in a Plane Crash
Technology Pioneer Micron lamented the demise of its CEO Mr Appleton who passed away in a fatal plane accident near an Idaho runway. The experimental plane was being steered by the CEO himself when it banked steeply, stalled and crashed.


Kindle Fire Tablet Rides Holiday Momentum Into 2012
Amazon's Kindle Fire remains a popular Android tablet in early 2012, according to ChangeWave Research. The firm said 54 percent of Fire owners said they were "very satisfied" with the slate. Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) may have missed its analyst estimates ...

Seeing visions: Science's annual visual challenge – in pictures
The Guardian
Science magazine has announced the winners of its 2011 International Science & Engineering Visual Challenge. This is our pick of the most eye-catching and innovative entries.

Microsoft's Search Head: Google 'Realized We Were Ahead And They Overextended ...
Business Insider
Microsoft thinks it's done a pretty good job with social search so far, according to Bing Search director Stefan Weitz — so much so that it prompted Google to start its own social search program called Search Plus Your World. But there's been a little ...

Business Insider

UK: Hacked phone call with FBI poses no risk
LONDON (AP) – Trading jokes and swapping leads, investigators from the FBI and Scotland Yard spent the conference call strategizing about how to bring down the hacking collective known as Anonymous, responsible for a string of embarrassing attacks ...


Playing New Zynga Game At Facebook
Wall Street Journal
By ROLFE WINKLER Garbage in, garbage out. Sometimes on Wall Street, that's all you have to go on. When Facebook released its financial results Wednesday evening, it disclosed in a footnote that Zynga was responsible for driving 12% of its 2011 revenue.

Wall Street Journal

Report: Smartphone Shipments Overtake PCs in 2011
PC Magazine
By Damon Poeter The era of smartphones has officially arrived. More were shipped globally last year than client PCs for the first time ever, according to Canalys. Vendors shipped 488 million smartphones in 2011 as compared with 415 million PCs, ...

Pew study: Facebook users don't follow golden rule
By Barbara Ortutay, AP NEW YORK – The goody-two-shoes among us say it's better to give than to receive. That's not true for the average Facebook user, though. Facebook visitors pose in front of a sign at the main entrance to the company's new ...

Max Payne 3 New Screenshots
by Andrew Donnell category News Rockstar has released a number of new screenshots from their forthcoming game Max Payne 3. The game which is due out May 15th on PS3 and Xbox (29th for PC users) has been highly anticipated and fans have been looking ...

Betfair Launches New iPad App
Gambling Kingz
by Renee Israel Betfair Plc. has announced the release of its new betting application for iPad users. The iPad App can now be found at the Apple store and, according to the online gambling group, improves the player's game experience significantly.

Gambling Kingz

Australian farmer revolutionizes water-turbine technology ...
By Lieu Thi Pham
MELBOURNE — Farmer and inventor Fred Sundermann has developed a breakthrough water turbine. Portable, cost-effective and efficient, the S-Turbin.
Global Observer | SmartPlanet

ROCK HILL | Technology 'hooks' students at Northwestern High ...
By scetrone@heraldonline.com (Shawn Cetrone)
Armed with smartphones and an array of Web tools, the students at Northwestern High in Rock Hill spent much of last semester using technology to come up with solutions for hypothetical and real-life situations.
The Herald -- Featured Stories

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Japan's technology giants faced down disaster – but the new enemy ...
Industrial recovery from the tsunami has been remarkable, but the competition from Korea's burgeoning electronics industry is becoming relentless.

The Science and Technology of Gaming Continues to Evolve » Blog ...
An interesting questions regarding gaming technology financial reporting and auditing was offered by Steffani Ruuska, the moderator of the second session: “Do you, as business leaders and executives, make sure that your books are 100% ...
The Science and Technology of...

'Top Tools For Tight Times' – Jim Luther's Assistive Technology ...
By Paul Hamilton
Anyone may benefit from the use of assistive technology, whether or not he or she has a diagnosed “disability”. For example, someone may just not be a very good reader. Maybe he reads slowly or struggles to retain what is read. In fact, this ...
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