25 March 2012

Canon EOS 5D Mark III pre-review round-up

Canon 5D Mark III pre-review round-up
The super powerful Canon EOS 5D Mark III is starting to make waves among photography buffs around the world. The new 22-megapixel juggernaut is sure to excite anyone interested in digital photography, and several sites have already posted test pictures ...


New iPad complaints pile up
Washington Post
In the week since customers have gotten their hands on the new iPad, complaints have piled up. Owners have said Apple's newest tablet overheats, has WiFi connectivity issues and takes a long time to recharge, to name just a few of the problems.

Digging into Verizon DBIR: Hacking, Malware, Cyber-Threats
PC Magazine
By Fahmida Y. Rashid While we all seized on the fact that hacktivists were reponsible for more than half of the data records stolen in 2011, Verizon's Data Breach Investigations Report had a few more gems. For the first time since Verizon began ...

GameStop CEO doesn't believe in Xbox 720 pre-owned blocking feature
The man at the top of the #1 video game retailer in the US does not believe all the hype about rumors Microsoft's next home console will be able to block consumers from playing pre-owned games. Rumors surrounding this mechanic have said that Microsoft ...


Sony Vaio VCC111 Chromebook gets FCC support
Sony's flagship Chrome OS-powered computer has just been given the green light by the Federal Communications Commission. This means as far as the regulatory paperwork goes, the device is ready to go on sale in the US, and obviously Sony wouldn't have ...


Video: 45-foot paper airplane needs a helicopter to throw it
The Pima Air & Space Museum in Tuscon, Arizona decided what the world really wants to see isn't a man pretending to fly, but a helicopter getting forced out of the sky by the weight of a 45-foot-long paper aircraft. Good news: there's a video and ...

Employers ask job seekers for Facebook passwords
Nashua Telegraph
By MANUEL VALDES and SHANNON McFARLAND AP SEATTLE – When Justin Bassett interviewed for a new job, he expected the usual questions about experience and references. So, he was astonished when the interviewer asked for something else: his Facebook ...

Facebook To Digest Feedback Over Controversial Privacy Policy Update
On Thursday, the social network posted a draft of its Statement of Rights and Responsibilities (SRR) with some tweaks made. These changes to the privacy policy have already been implemented in the company's privacy guidelines quite some time ago, ...

Venus, Jupiter, crescent moon meeting up this weekend
Washington Post (blog)
Look to the west after sunset Sunday night and, unless clouds impede the view, you'll see three worlds. One is the moon, a thin crescent, upturned like a smiley face. The second is Jupiter, a gas giant reduced by distance to a bright dot.

Mass Effect 3 Review (Xbox 360)
In all reality, the Mass Effect series needs no introduction. BioWare has created an immersive experience with a great story and the gameplay to go along with it. In this third and final game, Mass Effect 3 tries to improve on an excellent foundation ...


2012 Chevrolet Volt Review
Within the automotive world, there are two camps. One lives, breaths and dreams by the internal combustion engine and its screaming, gas snorting, road ripping abilities. They stand by it so much so, that they couldn't be bothered with any other option ...

Space junk forces astronauts into escape capsules on International Space Station
A piece of a debris from a Russian Cosmos satellite passed close enough to the International Space Station on Saturday that its crew was ordered into escape capsules as a precaution, NASA said. The six crew members were told to take shelter late Friday...

James Cameron May Dive Mariana Trench This Weekend, Weather Permitting
National Geographic
The DEEPSEA CHALLENGER during March tests off Papua New Guinea. Photograph by Mark Thiessen, National Geographic. After years of preparation, James Cameron may be just hours from attempting his unprecedented solo dive to the ocean's deepest point, ...

National Geographic

Adobe releases public beta of Photoshop CS6
ZDNet (blog)
By Janice Chen | March 23, 2012, 9:42pm PDT Summary: Sporting a redesigned interface and a slew of new features, a free public beta of the latest version of Adobe Photoshop is available for download. Let the celebrating—and inevitable ...

BlackBerry Loses Top Spot to Apple at Home: Corporate Canada
Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg A visitor tests a Research In Motion Ltd. (RIM) Blackberry 9900 smartphone at the company's promotional stand at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Canada's love affair with the BlackBerry is waning.


Facebook Is Said to Buy 750 IBM Patents to Boost Defenses
You need to enable Javascript to play media on Bloomberg.com Play Facebook Said to Acquire 750 Patents From IBM Facebook Inc. (FB) acquired 750 patents from International Business Machines Corp. (IBM), adding intellectual property that may help it ...


'Angry Birds' Space Edition Skips Windows Phone in Blow to Nokia
The new “Angry Birds Space” edition of the world's most popular mobile-phone game won't appear on Microsoft Corp. (MSFT)'s Windows Phone platform in a blow to handset maker Nokia Oyj. (NOK1V) “We're the No. 1 app in the Windows Phone app store, ...


The iPad's charging challenge, redux
by Dan Frakes, Macworld.com Editor's note: We've revised this article to include information about charging the third-generation iPad. If you've recently taken possession of a shiny new iPad, you may have noticed an odd message when connecting the ...

Lost cellphones added up fast in 2011
By Roger Yu, USA TODAY Americans lost about $30 billion worth of mobile phones last year, says a new industry report. By Karen Bleier, AFP/Getty Images A woman uses the Siri voice-activated assistant software built into the Apple iPhone 4S.


Instagram opens Android pre-registration page – still doesn't give a date
Android Community
If there's on iOS app that's more anticipated by Android users than the long-delayed Temple Run (yes, yes, we know, put down your pitchforks) it's Instagram. The smash hit social photo sharing service is the choice of Twitterati, hipsters and ...

Android Community

YouTube announces Space Lab winners
Washington Post
The results are in and two teens from Troy, Mich. and one from Alexandria, Egypt will have the once-in-a-lifetime chance to see their science experiments performed on the International Space Station. In a Friday ceremony at the Newseum in Washington, ...

Apple's new iPhone will use bigger 4.6-inch display: report
| SEOUL (Reuters) - Apple Inc's new iPhone will have a sharper and bigger 4.6-inch "retina" display and is set to be launched around the second quarter, a South Korean media reported on Thursday. Sales of the iPhone, first introduced in 2007 with the ...

AT&T/T-Mobile merger opponents silent in wake of T-Mobile USA layoffs
Daily Caller
By Josh Peterson AT&T - T-Mobile merger Photo: AP AT&T senior executive Jim Cicconi's rebuke on Friday of the FCC's opposition to last year's proposed merger with T-Mobile USA was met only with silence from the agency and other major political players ...

Daily Caller

Kid Icarus: Uprising – review
The Guardian
Kid Icarus was last seen as a Mario-style platformer on the Gameboy 20 years ago, and while its original audience might since have become parents and homeowners, the game itself has grown into a frantic 3D shooter with unique stylus controls.

The Guardian

Hate the New Apple TV UI? So Did Steve Jobs, Allegedly
PC Magazine
By David Murphy An update to the Apple TV summoned forth a brand-new user interface for the set-top box earlier this month. And the jury's still out as to whether the change is sitting well with Apple aficionados. While the more staple elements of the ...

Samsung: "fast executioner" seeks killer design
By Miyoung Kim | SEOUL (Reuters) - When Samsung Electronics rushed its first smartphone to market in a panicky response to the smash-hit debut of the Apple iPhone, some customers burned the product on the streets or hammered it to bits in public ...

20 Great Retina-Ready New Apple iPad Apps
PC Magazine
By Sascha Segan Apple's new iPad ($499-829, 4.5 stars) has the highest-resolution screen we've ever seen on a tablet. And while all the existing iPad apps run just fine, apps with graphics designed for the new Retina display look especially spectacular ...

T-Mobile To Lay Off 1900 Call-Center Workers, Hire Back 1400
PC Magazine
By Mark Hachman On Thursday, T-Mobile said that it would slash 1900 jobs as part of a consolidation of its call centers, although it will hire back as many as 1400 of those employees who were laid off. The company said that it would trim its ...

Giant black holes called cosmic 'gluttons'
LEICESTER, England, March 23 (UPI) -- Black holes a billion times heavier than our sun may have gotten that big by being gluttons and eating several "meal courses" at once, UK researchers say. Researchers from the University of Leicester and Australian ...

20 Iconic Tech Sounds Bound for Extinction
Boy, does technology evolve fast. How many of these now-historic sounds do you remember? By JR Raphael, ITworld Fran├žois Barraud - His Master's Voice flickr/Cea.From the hum of an old car's engine to the galunk! of a fictional plumber's fireball, ...

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