01 February 2012

Sony Selects Its Video Games Chief as New Leader

Sony Selects Its Video Games Chief as New Leader
New York Times
TOKYO — Sony said Wednesday that it had tapped Kazuo Hirai, a savvy video game executive who led a turnaround at its PlayStation business, to be the company's next president and chief executive, a bid by the electronics and entertainment giant to ...

Microsoft Launches Kinect for Windows SDK
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius Microsoft on Wednesday released its Kinect for Windows 1.0 SDK, which is intended to take the Kinect sensor technology beyond entertainment and use it for things like healthcare. At this point, the offering is focused more on ...

Apple: Piper's Munster Finds More Evidence TV Coming Soon
Forbes
Piper Jaffary analyst Gene Munster has been one the loudest and longest proponents of the notion that Apple is getting ready to enter the television business. And this morning he reports that there is more evidence to support his view that the company ...

Ukraine government websites attacked after piracy crackdown
Reuters
By Olzhas Auyezov | KIEV (Reuters) - The websites of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich and the former Soviet republic's interior ministry were put out of action on Wednesday as disgruntled Internet users hit back at the government after it shut ...

Neil Young was working on next generation iPod with Steve Jobs
Fox News
Legendary rocker Neil Young took his campaign for higher-fidelity digital sound to the stage of a technology conference Tuesday, saying a giant of the industry was on his side: the late Steve Jobs. Young said the Apple co-founder was such a fan of ...

Fox News

Group sets Guinness World Record for most Facebook posts
Fox News
A record-setting mystery? A group of Facebookers just set an unlikely world record last week, earning an official Guinness World Record for recording the most comments on a Facebook item: 1001552. And Tuesday morning, they mysteriously hid their record ...

Fox News

Nikon launches longest superzoom camera
USA TODAY
By Liam McCabe, Reviewed.com/USA TODAY Nikon has launched nine new Coolpix cameras , including the P510: the world's longest superzoom digital camera. The Nikon Coolpix P510 has a massive 42x optical zoom: the lens stretches from 24mm to an astounding ...

USA TODAY

Apple petitioners tell firm to protect Chinese workers
BBC News
An online petition, signed by 154000 people, has called on Apple to do more to ensure its Chinese factory workers are treated better. The campaign, on Change.org, follows reports of poor working conditions in factories that make Apple products.

BBC News

Romanian cops cuff suspected serial hacker TinKode
Register
By John Leyden • Get more from this author Romanian police have arrested a man suspected of breaking into the websites of NASA and the Pentagon in a series of high-profile hack attacks. Razvan Manole Cernaianu, 20, from Timisoara, is accused of ...

Game's origins under increasing scrutiny
msnbc.com
By Matthew Hawkins It used to be that social game makers could lift ideas from one another, sometimes brazenly, and go about their business without much incident. Not anymore. Last week, Zynga was called out by Nimblebit, in an open letter filled with ...

"Alien" matter beyond solar system spotted by NASA probe
CBS News
For the very first time, a NASA spacecraft has detected matter from outside our solar system — material that came from elsewhere in the galaxy.. This so-called interstellar material was spotted by NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX), ...

Pirate Bay Founders Lose Supreme Court Appeal, Going to Jail
TIME
By Matt Peckham | @mattpeckham | February 1, 2012 | + Well that's it then, everyone out of the pool — Sweden's Supreme Court just announced it won't agree to hear an appeal by The Pirate Bay's founders, meaning the jail sentences and fines imposed by...

TIME

Mint.com Launches Android Tablet App
TechCrunch
Mint.com, the financial service we first mentioned at TechCrunch40 in 2007 (wow, that seems like a long time ago), announced that they have launched a new native app specifically for 9 and 10 inch Android tablets running Honeycomb and Ice Cream ...

TechCrunch

Seamicro unveils servers with low power Intel Xeon processors
Inquirer
By Shaun Nichols SERVER VENDOR Seamicro has unveiled a server range featuring Intel low power quad-core Xeon processors. The company claims the SM10000 is the most efficient Xeon-based system in the world, consuming half the power required by ...

Mind-reading breakthrough hailed by US scientists
Fox News
BERKELEY, Calif. – You may idly wish you could hear what others are thinking yet write off telepathy as science fiction. But one day, the ability to read people's minds may not be a talent reserved for psychics and the X-Men. A group of neuroscientists ...

Fox News

Africa's oldest crocodile was over 30 feet long and wore thick head armor
io9
Scientists at the University of Missouri have made an incredible prehistoric discovery. A sizable skull fragment, recently uncovered after spending several years hidden away in storage, actually belonged to a gigantic species of ancient crocodile.

Barnes & Noble's "patent misuse" complaint against Microsoft stymied by ITC
Mobile Burn
The International Trade Commission has thrown a wrench into Barnes & Noble's plans to take down Microsoft, as it has apparently thrown the book seller's patent misuse complaint out before it even went to trial. Barnes & Noble had filed a complaint last ...

Video: Swarm of Tiny Quadcopters Do a Delicate Dance
Popular Science
By Clay Dillow Posted 02.01.2012 at 10:03 am 1 Comment The GRASP Lab at the University of Pennsylvania is a perennial PopSci favorite. Yeah, yeah, we've all seen robotic quadcopter drones before. But these tiny, so-called “nano quadrotors” are kind of ...

Four rare wolf pups born at Smithsonian Institute
Washington Post (blog)
By Sylvia Carignan It's a dog-eat-dog world out there, even for the Smithsonian's adorable newborn wolf pups. “The mom tends to move the pups a lot, which can hurt them, and sometimes they do end up eating the pups,” a research biologist told the ...

Senate Democrats don't like the idea of a Netflix Facebook app
VentureBeat
Streaming video service Netflix recently appealed to a panel of US senators to update an old law that forbids the company from launching a Facebook application within the country. The antiquated law, the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA), ...

Coal-fired project needs environmental review
Power Engineering Magazine
A judge ruled that a $2.8 billion, 895 MW coal-fired power plant cannot be built until there is an environmental review. According to the Associated Press, the recent decision follows a March 2011 ruling that said Rural Utilities Service, ...

Snap Asteroid Eros and Help Measure the Size of the Solar System
Scientific American (blog)
By Kelly Oakes | February 1, 2012 | Fed up of simply reading about space and want to do some real science? Well, here's your chance: astronomers are asking anyone with a pair of binoculars or telescope to train them on a new object visible in the night ...

Scientific American (blog)

Cleveland Volcano Alaska: Eruption Could Disrupt International Air Travel
International Business Times
By Mark Johanson: Subscribe to Mark's RSS feed Scientists are monitoring the remote Cleveland Volcano in Alaska's Aleutian Chain for an eruption that could launch an ash cloud and potentially threaten intercontinental air travel.

International Business Times

Facebook app Bday Gift Finder launches with $2M in funding
VentureBeat
Finding the perfect gift for a friend's birthday can be tricky. Bday today launched the Bday Gift Finder, a Facebook app that scrapes your friends' profiles to recommend the perfect presents. And the company has already secured the best gift of all for ...

New Industry Alliance Targets Phishing And Spam
InformationWeek
The DMARC spec creates a set of wrapper specifications and procedures around SPF and DKIM, both of which have been around for many years. The goal is both to make them easier to work with on the recipient side, and to press large email senders to sign ...

California Air Resources Board mandates for increased production of emission ...
News Pakistan
The world is no doubt facing the worst global warming conditions in the history of this the planet and one major factor involved in this aggravation is the pollution. However, worst opprobrium in this regard is always directed at automotive industry.

News Pakistan

The Simpsons Arcade delayed
PlayStation Universe
Sony's confirmed that it has delayed the release of retro title The Simpsons Arcade on PlayStation Network. The game was originally due to form part of the weekly PSN update today in Europe for PlayStation Plus subscribers, though for reasons unknown ...

AR goggles take crime scene technology to CSI: Miami level ...
By Andrew Munchbach
Dutch researchers are looking to catapult crime scene investigation into the 21st century through the use of augmented reality (AR). The prototype sy.
Engadget

The unhappiness of technology
By Jason Kottke
Over at The Wirecutter, Brian Lam writes about technology, journalism, happiness, and why "clicking the like button 1 billion times will never give you an orgasm or a hug or a high five". The first thing I did was to take back my time. I quit all the ...
kottke.org

Zite Brings Intel Inside Its Technology Section In Sponsorship Deal ...
By Tom Krazit
Zite has cut a deal with Intel (NSDQ: INTC) to have the chip giant sponsor the technology section of its mobile news reading app, only the second sponsor to grace its pages. Intel will sponsor Zite'stechnology section and will get to promote ...
paidContent

Viacom CEO: Our Strength Is Not Technology
By Lauren Indvik
Why Viacom doesn't have plans to buy or acquire its own Hulu.
Mashable » Video

FIFA promise goalline technology decision in July - News ...
By Martin Lipton
FIFA last night announced a special meeting of the game's rule-making body, the International FA Board, will be held on July 2 to make a definitive decision on goalline technology. advertisement. Sepp Blatter, who spent his entire FIFA career ...
Mirror Football

Prison Planet.com » Bill Gates funds technology to destroy your sperm
By admin
The report claims the technology is for contraceptive purposes only and not for causing sterility. However, Dr. James Tsuruta, who led the research, told reporters that it is unclear whether or not thetechnology can cause long-term damage, ...
Prison Planet.com

Xbox 720 – all the latest rumours collected | Technology | guardian ...
By Keith Stuart
Keith Stuart: The latest rumour and speculation surrounding the forthcoming Xbox 360 successor – whatever it may be called...
Blogposts | guardian.co.uk

New Mexico Daily Lobo :: Classroom technology receives mixed ...
By Jessica Hitch
Use of technology in the classroom is on the rise, and if it's up to UNM's Chief Information Officer, chalkboards will soon become obsolete. Chief Information Officer Gilbert Gonzales said his office administers student and faculty surveys each ...
New Mexico Daily Lobo

Satellite technology saves endangered gorillas, again | SmartPlanet
By Christie Nicholson
Satellite technology helps save the critically endangered Cross River gorilla.
Thinking Tech | SmartPlanet

Recovery Lessons From a Traveling iPad - Technology - The ...
By Adam Martin
What is a social media editor without an iPad? Not much in this world. Perhaps that's why the story of how Reuters social media editor Anthony De Rosa lost and then recovered his expensive device is all over Twitter.
The Atlantic Wire

Technology Sale Agreement | Sample Legal Forms
By law
(i) The Technology in all versions and all forms of expression thereof, including but not limited to source code, object code, flow charts, and block diagrams, and documentation, previous versions, notes, other information relating to the ...
Sample Legal Forms

Qualcomm Mirasol technology secures more orders
Qualcomm MEMS Technologies' (QMT) Mirasol display technology has been securing orders from South Korea-, China- and Taiwan-based e-book reader customers. Qualcomm indicated its second plant in Longtan, Taiwan will begin ...
DIGITIMES: IT news from Asia

Age Of The Tablet: Mobile Technology Transforms Baltimore ...
By rakates
So long chalkboards...welcome to the age of the tablet. High-tech learning is transforming a city classroom.
CBS Baltimore

Microsoft Technology Guru – Round 1 Winner - Microsoft Pakistan ...
By Haseeb Shaukat
I am very excited to share the announcement of the first Microsoft Technology Guru contest Winner. The contest has been won by Mr. Ali Haider, who proved to be the most active visitor of our blog and answered 23 questions out of 60 ...
MSDN Blogs

UPDATE: FBN Securities Raises Seagate Technology's PT from $25 ...
By Delores Land
According to a research report published earlier today, FBN Securities has increased SeagateTechnology's (NYSE: STX) Target Price from $25 to $40 as STX expects to obtain revenue of at least $20B in C2012. In the report, FBN Securities ...
Benzinga - Stock Market Quotes,...

Smallest-Ever Nanotube Transistors Outperform Silicon ...
A nine-nanometer device shows that nanotubes could be a viable alternative to silicon as electronics get even tinier.
www.technologyreview.com/computing/39532/

TED | Talk | Tag | Technology
Technology. Showing 1 - 12 of 389. Sort by: Sort by: Alphabet, ', Sort by: Date. play Talk image · A robot that flies like a bird. 06:19 Posted: Jul 2011. Comments ...
www.ted.com/talks/tags/name/technology

PRUDEN: When the Earth refuses to warm
Washington Times
The great warming phenomenon, which was supposed to have sent polar bears to vacation in Miami Beach by now, ended in 1997. Britain's Met Office, which tracks weather and makes forecasts, and the University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit, ...
Washington Times

How to build your startup without learning code | VentureBeat

By Tony Navarro
How to build your startup without learning code. January 30, 2012 | Tony Navarro. View Comments. If you can't code but aspire to start a Web business, odds are you feel just like the ostrich. Ostriches can't fly, and to add insult to injury, they're ...
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