07 February 2012

Wolfram Alpha unveils premium 'Pro' analysis service

Wolfram Alpha unveils premium 'Pro' analysis service
BBC News
Wolfram Alpha is about to allow users to analyse and manipulate their own data - including pictures and sounds. The service is part of a new "pro" version of the data search and analysis engine to be launched on Wednesday.

BBC News

Sitting Out the Facebook IPO
Financial-Planning.com
By Ann Marsh With a projected valuation of as much as $100 billion, Facebook's imminent IPO may portend great things for social media. But many planners feel less bullish about its prospects for delivering investment returns.

Lenovo's ThinkPad Tablet to get Android 4.0 in May
Computerworld
By Agam Shah IDG News Service - Lenovo's ThinkPad Tablet will get an upgrade to Google's latest Android 4.0 OS starting in May, Lenovo said on Monday. The update to Android 4.0, code-named Ice Cream Sandwich, has features such as a faster browser, ...

Looking for work? There may be an app for that
Wall Street Journal
AP SAN FRANCISCO — Looking for a promising career in a lousy economy? A new study suggests you're apt to find it in apps — the services and tools built to run on smartphones, computer tablets and Facebook's online social network.

Symantec offered hackers $50k to delete stolen code in alleged "sting"
Ars Technica
By Sean Gallagher | Published February 7, 2012 10:19 AM But the point of contact for the hacker group involved in the code exposure claimed in an e-mail conversation with Reuters that they never intended to take money from Symantec, ...

Oracle Rejects $272M SAP Award, Wants New Trial
ABC News
Database software maker Oracle Corp. has formally rejected a court-ordered award of $272 million from German rival SAP AG, saying it would rather have another trial over SAP's theft of software and customer-support documents. A jury awarded Oracle $1.3 ...

Friskies hijacks Facebook with real cats
CNET
by Amanda Kooser February 6, 2012 3:05 PM PST Follow @akooser The Internet is for sharing knowledge, interacting with others, and expanding our mental and social horizons. Scrap that. The Internet is for cat videos--and Friskies knows it.

Global Smartphone Shipments Jump 55%, Led by Apple's IPhone
BusinessWeek
Feb. 6 (Bloomberg) -- Global smartphone shipments surged 55 percent in the fourth quarter, as demand for Apple Inc.'s iPhone 4S countered declines by Research In Motion Ltd. and Nokia Oyj, International Data Corporation said. Shipments advanced to 158 ...

Activision announces Skylanders Giants
Computerandvideogames.com
Activision isn't wasting any time and is looking to capitalise on the popularity of toy/game hybrid Skylanders with a brand new title called 'Skylanders Giants'. According to the PR spiel, "Skylanders Giants builds upon the breakthrough fundamentals of ...

Apple intern spent 12 weeks porting Mac OS X to ARM
Geek
Apple is no stranger to switching its operating system between processor architectures. Until 2005 Mac OS ran on PowerPC before making the switch to Intel. More recently there have been rumors that Apple was considering another switch, this time to ARM ...

Geek

Red Hat Launches Storage Appliance for Amazon's Cloud
PCWorld
By Mikael Ricknäs, IDG News Red Hat has announced the Virtual Storage Appliance for Amazon Web Services (AWS), which can take advantage of Amazon's cloud while at the same time offering excellent performance, the company said on Tuesday.

Men Don't Read Online Dating Profiles
Discovery News
Every year, more people search online dating sites to find their next Valentine. A new study shows that how you catch a potential date's eye might depend on your gender. Researchers used eye tracking technology to follow people's eye movements as they ...

Employers, Workers Navigate Pitfalls Of Social Media
KCRA Sacramento
By Doug GrossCNN (CNN) -- If you've ever wondered what a social-media presence is worth in an increasingly digitized business world, just ask Noah Kravitz's former employers. According to them, his Twitter followers are worth about $42500 a month ...

Google goggles with Terminator HUD 'coming soon'
Register
By Chris Mellor • Get more from this author Google is actually working on twitch-responsive sci-fi-style head-up display glasses, according to a report by 9TO5Google. And the new tech apparently includes a cursor that responds to head movements.

Not all users 'like' the Facebook timeline
Daily Illini
Facebook, the world's leading social networking site with a following of over 800 million, has been hit by a wave of criticism from its users over its newest innovation to the site: Timeline. Timeline, which was first introduced in late September, ...

Compute: Textbooks entering tablet market
ScrippsNews
By ANDREA ELDRIDGE, Scripps Howard News Service The day my husband handed his iPad to our 2-year-old, I cringed, fearful of the $700 device's imminent destruction and of introducing technology at perhaps far too young an age.

Scientists find new feeding hotspots for turtles
MiamiHerald.com
AP GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Researchers using satellite tracking have discovered new feeding hotspots in the Gulf of Mexico providing important habitats for at least three separate populations of loggerhead turtles. The sites are off the coast of Southwest ...

Roger Boisjoly dies at 73; engineer tried to halt Challenger launch
Los Angeles Times
The night before the 1986 explosion, Boisjoly and four others argued that joints in the shuttle's boosters couldn't withstand a cold-weather launch. Roger Boisjoly examines a model of the space shuttle's o-rings in 1991. On the night before the tragic ...

Los Angeles Times

Ecosystem-Based Management Recommended for Whale Sanctuary
Maui Now
By Wendy Osher The Advisory Council to the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary is recommending that the sanctuary consider expanding its focus from humpback whales and their habitat to the ecosystem as a whole.

Maui Now

Calif. fund eyes Zuckerberg's Facebook control
Bizjournals.com
CEO Mark Zuckerberg's 56.9 percent voting control over Facebook has the California teachers pension fund concerned. The fund is a Facebook investor and it may jump into the debate over whether Zuckerberg's 56.9 percent voting power among shareholders ...

High-res UI elements in OS X 10.7.3 renew buzz about "retina" display MacBooks
Ars Technica
By Jacqui Cheng | Published February 7, 2012 9:38 AM There's renewed buzz about support for "retina" displays on Apple's portable Macs thanks to higher-resolution cursor images showing up in Mac OS X 10.7.3. Noticed by a handful of Mac developers, ...

Brazil sues Twitter over police checkpoint tweets
Register
By Bill Ray • Get more from this author Twitter should be more proactive in blocking tweets about police checkpoints, according to the Brazilian Attorney, who reckons a daily fine of R$500000 ($290000) will get the company moving.

Scientists recreate sounds from millions of year ago
The State Column
According to scientists, you may have a chance to hear what it was like to live among dinosaurs. A team of scientists from the UK have reportedly recreated the noises of the Jurassic age, using a recently discovered fossil as a template.

Official Google Blog: What's your X? Amplifying technology moonshots
By A Googler
We hosted a gathering, called “Solve for X,” for experienced entrepreneurs, innovators and scientists from around the world. The event focused on proposing and discussing technological solutions to some of the world's greatest problems.
Official Google Blog

Audience's 'earSmart' Technology Explains Siri's iPhone 4S ...
By Eric Slivka
CNET reports on a new research note from analyst Linley Gwennap, who believes that custom circuitry in Apple's A5 system-on-a-chip including...
MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors...

Consumers Like Cloud Technology, Just Don't Ask Them to Pay ...
By Brent Lang
People are interested in services like UltraViolet and iCloud, but they are still confused about the benefits of digital rights lockers.
TheWrap.com - Entertainment Industry...

Facial Recognition Technology: A Boon To Law Enforcement, A ...
By The Huffington Post News Editors
In the meantime, outcry over the technology is heating up. The Electronic Privacy Information Center in Washington last week called for a moratorium on the use of facial recognition in consumer products. Namely, they've targeted a Facebook ...
The Huffington Post | Full News Feed

TCEA conference highlights technology in the classroom - YNN ...
TCEA conference highlights technology in the classroom | YNN, Your News Now provides viewers with the latest news, weather, sports, and traffic 24 hours a day for the Austin, Texas market.
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In Fast-Track Technology, Hope For a Second Green Revolution ...
By Editor
Both improvements are happening because of fast-track breeding technology that promises to produce a 21st-century green revolution. It is already putting more food on tables — though it's unclear whether it can add enough food to keep ...
JunkScience.com

New technology to tackle treatment-resistant cancers
Free-flowing cancer cells have been mapped with unprecedented accuracy in the bloodstream of patients with prostate, breast and pancreatic cancer, using a brand new approach, in an attempt to assess and control the disease as it spreads ...
Breaking World Pharma News

Site Technology and Newave host a conference on 'Modular UPS' in ...
Site Technology and Newave hosted a focused UPS Conference on 'UPS Modular and Transformerless Growth and Evolution' at Al Faisaliah Hotel in Riyadh.
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Brian Lam on Happiness + Technology | iSource
By Thomas
Here's a post I've actually been meaning to link to for a while, : Brian Lam's Wirecutter post, entitled 'Happiness Takes (A Little) Magic'.
iSource

SpeEdChange: Technology and our misunderstandings
By narrator
"The media you use make no difference at all to learning," Clark, director of the Center for CognitiveTechnology at USC, is quoted as saying. "Not one dang bit. And the evidence has been around for more than 50 years." Which is all quite true, ...
SpeEdChange

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