14 March 2012

Mozilla, Google commit to Metro browsers for Windows 8

Mozilla, Google commit to Metro browsers for Windows 8
Computerworld
Microsoft's IE10 has five-month head start; documentation on hybrid desktop-Metro browsers only showed up Feb. 29 By Gregg Keizer Computerworld - Mozilla has kick-started development of a Metro-style version of Firefox for Windows 8, ...

Taiwan's AU Optronics Found Guilty in LCD Price Fixing Scheme
PCWorld
By Michael Kan, IDG News A US federal jury on Tuesday convicted Taiwan's AU Optronics of taking part in a worldwide price fixing scheme on LCD panels that raked in at least US$500 million from US companies and customers including Apple, ...

HTC Lists Smartphones That Will Get Android 4.0
PCWorld
By Mikael Ricknäs, IDG News HTC is preparing an Android 4.0 upgrade for 16 of its existing smartphones, but the company still has few details on when users will get the upgrade, according to a blog posted on Tuesday. The company is in the early stages ...

Akira Yoshizawa gets Google Doodle: Wet origami? That's genius
Los Angeles Times
By Amy Hubbard Akira Yoshizawa, recipient of a Google Doodle honoring the 101st anniversary of his birth, was no mere paper folder. He was an origami artist credited with raising the paper-folding technique to a higher plane.

Los Angeles Times

New iPad hits stores at 8 a.m. Friday
CNET
Apple's retail and online stores will kick off sales of the new iPad early this Friday in the US, UK, Japan, and several other countries. by Lance Whitney March 14, 2012 6:14 AM PDT Follow @lancewhit The new iPad will hit the shelves at 8 am local time ...

Busy Sunspot Unleashes Another Strong Solar Flare
Space.com
by Denise Chow, SPACE.com Staff Writer The sun unleashed a new solar flare Tuesday (March 13) from the same region that has been actively brewing for the past week. The flare was categorized as an M7.9-class eruption and peaked at 1:41 pm EDT (1741 ...

Leap signs up as customer of new Clearwire network
The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — Clearwire has signed up Leap Wireless, the parent of the Cricket cell service, as a customer for its next-generation network, the wireless broadband network said Wednesday. Clearwire's "LTE," or Long-Term Evolution network, ...

Frog-geddaboudit: New frog species found in NYC
Fox News
Mar. 14, 2012: Scientists have found a new type of leopard frog in the New York City area.Rutgers University NEW YORK – Scientists have identified a new species of leopard frog in and around New York City. The frog was found hiding in plain sight on ...

Apple's iPad Ready for March 16 Debut, IDC Raises 2012 Tablet Forecast
Forbes
Apple will release its new iPad on March 16, as promised, and said today that it will open its retail stores at 8 am local time in the US and nine other countries and territories. No word on how early it expects customers to line up before the doors ...

Intel wants to be inside your tablet and smartphone
TG Daily
Intel's x86 chips may power the majority of the world's PCs, but Santa Clara says it is now ready to "fine-tune" its processor supply chain to target the tablet and smartphone space. Both lucrative markets are currently dominated by ARM-powered chips ...

Human-like fossils in China caves puzzle scientists
AFP
WASHINGTON — The most recent fossils ever found of a human-like species in southeast China have presented scientists with a mystery about what may be an unknown Stone Age culture, researchers said Wednesday. Sometimes called the "red deer people," the ...

AFP

Nokia Not Dead, Working on a Windows 8 Tablet with Microsoft
Forbes
Microsoft recently launched the Consumer Preview version of Windows 8 and will presumably launch the final version by mid 2012. We expect W8 to be a major hit as it will target two markets already dominated by Microsoft – desktops and notebooks.

Former Exec Says Focus on Social, Google+ Ruined Google
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius Former Google exec James Whittaker - now at Microsoft - penned a scorching takedown of his former employer today, arguing that Larry Page's emphasis on social, as well as an inability to effectively compete against Facebook, ...

American pies are cooling on the windowsill ahead of Pi Day
Register
By Brid-Aine Parnell • Get more from this author Today in the US, home of the crazily backward (if you're not American) date arrangement, it's Pi day because its March 14 or 3.14. This is the day that Americans (but not Europeans, obviously) celebrate ...

High school student wins science prize for breast cancer research
msnbc.com
Intel Science winner, 17-year-old Nithin Tumma was awarded $100000 for his research, which may provide new targets for novel breast cancer treatments.

AT&T seeks to settle _ quietly _ with iPhone user
The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T is offering to discuss a settlement with an iPhone user who won a small-claims case that alleged the company was slowing down his "unlimited" data service. A law firm retained by AT&T Inc. also threatened in a letter dated Friday ...

The Associated Press

Will the next iPhone be simply named 'iPhone'? Collapse
msnbc.com
Facebook, iPhone, Twitter and Wii. Technology evolves at the speed of light. Msnbc.com's tech reporters look at the gadgets, games and innovations changing our world. "A lot of you seem upset that it's just 'iPad' … but think iMac, iPod and MacBook.

Refusal to import mice for scientific testing 'choking off' medical research ...
Washington Post
LONDON — Medical research in the UK is being jeopardized by activists who have persuaded transport companies to stop importing mice, rats and rabbits for scientific experiments, a former British science minister says. The boycott affects only a tiny ...

How teenage galaxies feed
TG Daily
Astronomers have known for some time that the earliest galaxies were much smaller than the impressive spiral and elliptical entities which now fill our universe. Indeed, over the lifetime of the cosmos, galaxies have put on a great deal of weight but ...

TG Daily

Pinterest: Revamped Profile Pages, iPad App Coming Soon
OzarksFirst.com
(Austin, TX) -- You might excuse Ben Silbermann, co-founder and CEO of photo-sharing site Pinterest, if he looks a little overwhelmed these days. Pinterest, which encourages users to collect images of their passions on digital pinboards and share them ...

NASA: Space flight may harm your eyesight
CNET (blog)
by Chris Matyszczyk March 14, 2012 10:10 AM PDT Brain scans of astronauts who were in space for lengthy periods suggest a significant occurrence of a condition that can affect vision. One can imagine that flying up to space can do peculiar things to ...

NYC Man Sues Apple Because Siri Doesn't Understand Him
SFist
Those of us with an iPhone 4S boasting Apple's personal-assistant Siri, we understand the frustration when the nice lady inside our phone doesn't grasp a word we're saying. However, one New York man has had enough of Siri's hearing impairment so he's ...

SFist

Dell Agrees To Acquire Data Protection Firm SonicWALL
RTT News
(RTTNews) - PC maker Dell Inc. (DELL: News ) on Tuesday said it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire SonicWALL, Inc., a provider of advanced network security and data protection. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Verizon to double 4G LTE markets by end of 2012, only unveil LTE-capable phones
androidandme.com
Today Verizon Wireless announced they would more than double the number of markets for the nation's fastest 4G network. Verizon currently offers 4G LTE service in about 200 markets, but they plan to be in at least 400 markets by the end of 2012.

As gas prices soar, US driving habits shift — but slowly
Washington Post (blog)
With another year of soaring gasoline prices — the nationwide average is now $3.81 per gallon — Americans are altering their driving habits. But for a country that's still heavily dependent on the automobile, that's a slow, painstaking process.

Yahoo sues Facebook for infringing 10 patents
Reuters
By Dan Levine and Alexei Oreskovic | SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc sued Facebook Inc over 10 patents that include methods and systems for advertising on the Web, opening the first major legal battle among big technology companies in social media.

Scenic Greek Island Shows Signs of Volcanic Unrest
LiveScience.com
The volcanic caldera on the picturesque tourist island of Santorini is showing signs of unrest. But researchers detecting the caldera's movement say it doesn't necessarily mean an eruption is imminent. The Greek island was the site of one of the most ...

New iPad Photos, Retina Screenshots Hit the Web
The Mac Observer
As The Mac Observer discussed Tuesday, Vietnamese tech site Tinhte.vn was able to obtain a 16GB WiFi + 4G iPad several days before the official launch. After spending the past 24 hours getting acquainted with Apple's latest tablet, the site has now ...

The Mac Observer

Angry Birds Flashmob at SXSW 2012
ZDNet (blog)
By Violet Blue | March 14, 2012, 8:34am PDT Summary: A surprise Angry Birds flashmob at SXSW celebrated the Angry Birds In Space announcement. On Tuesday the high noon innocent bystanders outside the Austin Convention Center saw a real-life ...

Baby brains bring smarter computers closer to reality
Hindustan Times
Researchers are tapping the cognitive smarts of babies, toddlers and preschoolers in their bid to facilitate computers to think more like humans. If replicated in machines, the computational models based on baby brainpower could give a major boost to ...

Rare earth metals common in tech, defense
Politico
Continue Reading Text Size - + reset The resources at issue in the Obama administration's new trade case against China are critical to the high-tech sector, and some of those minerals are particularly good at boosting energy efficiency.

Politico

Announcing Rio+Social: Social Media & Technology to Take Historic UN ...
Reuters
The event brings together the United Nations Foundation, Mashable, 92 nd Street Y, Ericsson, and EDP, to create South America's first-of-its-kind in-person gathering and global, online conversation on the potential of social media and technology to ...

Microsoft Shows Off New Touchscreen Technology – Let's Hope ...
By Chris Chavez
Android's not perfect. And you'd be a fool to think so. One of the issues with Android that has long irked me about our mobile OS is what I call “screen lag.” Now, I'm not talking about framerate (which could use some improvement as well), but ...
Android Phone Fans

Data Points: Tech Set | Adweek
Advertisers need to keep many factors in mind when marketing to Hispanics, and technology is a key one of them. ... Hispanics in the U.S. use many devices to go online, but they're more likely to own high-tech gadgets than non-Hispanics.
Adweek : Advertising & Branding

One More Tech Patent Suit - 24/7 Wall St.
By 247wallst
The tech patent suits keep piling up. The most recent is a set of Yahoo! ... Oracle sued Google in 2010, alleging the Web search leader's Android mobile operating technology infringes Oracle's Java patents. In addition to those patent claims, ...
24/7 Wall St.

Music Tech Announcements From #SXSW: Rdio, OneSheet, mSpot ...
By Bruce Houghton
As SXSW Interactive transitions to SXSW Music, the music and music tech announcements are flowing: Music streamer Rdio launched a slicker, simpler and more social interface. OneSheet goes mobile: every user who creates a Onesheet is ...
hypebot

Yahoo-Facebook patent fight: more than meets the eye — Tech ...
By Om Malik
Some technology industry insiders believe that Facebook was pillaging Yahoo's email address books for a long time before the two companies signed an agreement announced in December 2009. Infact, Facebook had been doing such a ...
GigaOM

Why I left Google - JW on Tech - Site Home - MSDN Blogs
JW on Tech. James Whittaker is a technology executive focused on making the web a better place for users and developers. He is a former Googler, former ...
blogs.msdn.com/b/jw_on_tech/.../why-i-left-google.aspx

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All the latest UK technology news, reviews and analysis. aop logo. Search. Home ... Home · Blog Post; Tech Boutique. Latest Blog Post/Tech Boutique ...
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