09 March 2012

Pew survey ranks Google high despite privacy concerns

Pew survey ranks Google high despite privacy concerns
Los Angeles Times
By Jessica Guynn Google still reigns supreme as the go-to search engine, even if people are bit nervous about how it collects data and targets ads. A survey from Pew Internet & American Life Project found that 83% of people who use search engines in ...

Los Angeles Times

Microsoft : OnLive, cloud provider of Windows and Office, is improperly licensed
By Juan Carlos Perez IDG News Service - OnLive, a company that recently began offering hosted Windows and Office software remotely from its servers to iPad and Android tablet users, is in violation of Microsoft licensing rules, according to a Microsoft ...

Documents show NYC hacker who informed on cohorts was also involved with drug...
Washington Post
NEW YORK — The American computer hacker who shook the Internet underground by becoming an FBI informant didn't just break the law on the Web: He also carried a gun and was involved in drug dealing. Court documents unsealed this week show that in ...

Apple's New iPad Launch: A Behind the Scenes Look
By Chris Preimesberger on 2012-03-09 Apple took the wraps off the third generation of what is fast becoming the world's most popular personal computer, the iPad, on March 7 at the Yerba Buena Center in downtown San Francisco. During a live presentation ...


Microsoft Shutting Down Windows Mobile 6.x Marketplace
Microsoft plans on shutting down its Windows Marketplace for Mobile service for Windows Mobile 6.x, Windows Phone's predecessor. Microsoft is shutting down its Windows Marketplace for Mobile service for Windows Mobile 6.x, the increasingly antiquated ...

Apple denied bankruptcy court permission to sue Kodak
Los Angeles Times
By Nathan Olivarez-Giles Apple has been denied permission to file a patent-infringement lawsuit against Eastman Kodak by the film-maker's bankruptcy judge. Judge Allan Gropper, who is presiding over Kodak's Chapter 11 proceedings in a Manhattan US ...

Kiribati, facing rising ocean, considers moving its population to Fiji
San Jose Mercury News
By Nick Perry AP Fearing that climate change could wipe out their Pacific archipelago, the leaders of Kiribati are considering an unusual backup plan: moving the population to Fiji. Kiribati President Anote Tong told the Associated Press on Friday that ...

After settling down somewhat, solar storm picks up again
WASHINGTON — A solar storm showed renewed signs of life on Friday, but scientists said they saw no reports of any problems with electrical systems. After indications on Thursday that the storm fizzling out, a surge of activity prompted space weather ...

Video: Beachgoers Drag Dolphins to Rescue
Fox News
Rio De Janeiro – It could have been a nightmare scene for animal lovers around the world. But thanks to some sun bathing beachgoers in Brazil - 30 dolphins are alive and well. A dramatic video showing 30 beached dolphins being rescued by beachgoers in ...

Does iPad make the PC obsolete?
By Joe Wilcox The question is really about the "new iPad" that Apple launched earlier this week. I say "Yes", for many people needing to upgrade their computers. Many of you will answer "No". Who is right? The new iPad is a transformative device, ...


Does iOS 5.1 fix battery drain? Some say yes, some say no
by Lance Whitney March 9, 2012 9:15 AM PST Follow @lancewhit A review of online comments and communities finds many iOS users enjoying better battery life, though some say the problem persists. Apple's new iOS 5.1 seems to be getting better grades at ...

Sprint announces $20 dollar smartphone, the ZTE Fury
by Lynn La March 9, 2012 9:12 AM PST Follow @lynnlaaa The ZTE Fury is an Android Gingerbread device running on Sprint's 3G network and is loaded with a Snapdragon processor. The new ZTE Fury by Sprint will be available March 11.

Skyrim Named Game of the Year at GDC
PC Magazine
By Angela Moscaritolo The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was declared game of the year Wednesday night at the Game Developers Choice Awards in San Francisco. The open-world fantasy RPG from Bethesda Game Studios beat out finalists Batman: Arkham City, ...

Apple Patent Paves Way for Next iPhone to Be an iWallet
As reported in PatentlyApple, “Apple has received a major Granted Patent that generally relates to establishing financial transaction rules for controlling a subsidiary financial account and, more particularly, to various systems, methods, ...

Mass Effect 3 Sells 890K Copies on Day One in North America
PC Magazine
By Leslie Horn Mass Effect 3, the latest installment in BioWare's action-RPG sci-fi series, sold 890000 copies in its first 24 hours of availability in North America, Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitello said Thursday at the Wedbush Securities, ...

Titanic Wreck Site Mapped
Discovery News
The first comprehensive map of the Titanic wreck site has created as researchers pieced together some 130000 photos taken by underwater robots in the depths of the North Atlantic Ocean. Resembling the moon's surface, the map shows debris and parts of ...

Tobii IS-2 Eye Tracker aims at broader use
We have talked about the eye tracking technology developed by Tobii in the past. Previously, the company has shown off technology that can add tracking to your monitor and an arcade game that used its eye tracking technology. The tech was even crammed ...


Researchers Hack IE9 During Second Day at Pwn2Own
By Lucian Constantin, IDG News Internet Explorer 9 was the second browser to succumb to white-hat hackers during the Pwn2Own contest at the CanSecWest security conference in Vancouver. A team of vulnerability researchers from French security firm VUPEN ...

How Do You Tell Time On Mars?
Popular Science
By Rebecca Boyle Posted 03.09.2012 at 11:31 am 0 Comments Sunrise At Gale Crater The sun rises over Gale Crater on Mars, the future home of the newest Mars rover, Curiosity. Rover scientists will upload commands overnight — Mars time — so the rover can ...

Popular Science

DOJ Warning Means One Thing: E-Book Prices Are Coming Down
By Mathew Ingram on March 09, 2012 The rumblings about Apple (AAPL) and the possible anticompetitive nature of its deal with book publishers over “agency model” pricing have turned into an all-out roar, with the news that the Department of Justice has ...

Toyota recalls some Tacomas, Camrys and Venzas
Detroit Free Press
An unidentified buyer searches through long lines of unsold 2007 Camry sedans at a Toyota dealership in Boulder, Colo., in this 2007 photo. Federal safety regulators are investigating reports of fires in the driver's side doors of 2007 Toyota Camry ...

Angry Birds Fly into Space
By Ian Paul, PCWorld Mar 9, 2012 9:16 AM Angry Birds is on your iPhone, Android device, your Mac and PC in your browser, on Facebook and Google+. It's available as candy and plush toys in local stores, but now Angry Birds is seeking new markets off the ...

February's gaming sales a mixed bag: up for the month, down for the year
By Terrence O'Brien posted Mar 9th 2012 12:46PM At this point, every time NPD releases its numbers, the video game industry collectively holds its breath. The last couple of months have not been kind, as hardware sales continued to drop.

James Cameron Headed to Ocean's Deepest Point Within Weeks
National Geographic
Squeezed into a submersible as futuristic as anything in his movies, James Cameron intends to descend solo to the ocean's deepest point within weeks, the Canadian filmmaker and explorer announced Thursday. (See more pictures of Cameron's sub.) ...

National Geographic

Feathers Worth a 2nd Look Found on a Tiny Dinosaur
New York Times
Sexual drive, not flight, may have been the main reason for the feather color and pattern of Microraptor, a four-winged dinosaur that lived some 130 million years ago in what is now northeastern China. New research by American and Chinese scientists ...

New York Times

Start Thinking About 5G Wireless
NBC Montana
By David Goldman BARCELONA, Spain (CNNMoney) -- Just as consumers are wrapping their heads around 4G, the wireless industry is thinking ahead to 5G. Soaring smartphone and tablet sales mean networks are growing clogged with cellular data traffic.

Sensible, Creative and Sublime: Our Favorites From the 2012 Geneva Motor Show
Wired News
By Peter Orosz GENEVA — Understated is not the word to describe an international auto show that witnessed the introduction of the most ferocious Ferrari ever and an ostentatious Bentley SUV rolling on 23-inch rims. But the 2012 Geneva Motor Show ...

Wired News

Graphic: How to use Apple shares to pay for your new iPad
Apple's share price tends to rise soon after the release of new Apple gadgets. If you bought 50 AAPL shares the day before the most recent iPad and iPhone product launches, how soon would the profits pay for the device? By Conrad Quilty-Harper We've ...

Galaxy S II Ice Cream Sandwich Upgrade Melts
By John P. Mello Jr., PCWorld Mar 9, 2012 7:50 AM An announcement that Samsung would start pushing to Galaxy S II owners an upgrade to the latest version of the Android mobile operating system (version 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich") turned out to be a false ...

Does Technology Make a Difference? College and University Leadership Weighs In
Sacramento Bee
The survey, "The 2012 Inside Higher Ed Survey of College & University Presidents," gauged the effectiveness of institutional investments in information technology in eleven key areas. Of the eleven tech areas, not one received a "very effective" rating ...

Starbucks names tech execs after CIO leaves for Best Buy
ZDNet (blog)
By Larry Dignan | March 9, 2012, 5:42am PST Summary: Starbucks has new technology leadership as the chief digital officer reports to the CEO and the chief information officer goes to the CFO. Starbucks named new chief digital and information officers ...

Discussion roundup: Technology for a more sustainable lifestyle in 2025
The Guardian
Against this backdrop, a dynamic panel of individuals from the worlds of technology, business, publishing and design joined a live discussion on the role technology could play in shaping our future. The panel comprised of novelist Lesley Lokko, ...

The Guardian

Technology Management Concepts: A Founding Member of Dynamics University
PR Web (press release)
“Technology Management Concepts is ecstatic about the launch of Dynamics University,” said Jennifer Harris, President of TMC. “We are honored to be a part of a group of first-class Microsoft partners to bring the world the premier level of education on ...

Sex Tech: SXSW 2012 Privacy and Sex Session Highlights
ZDNet (blog)
This led some pundits to opine that there were a lot of sex panels - and that Monday is a “sexy day” - when in actuality the sessions simply had “sex” in the title and the sex and tech sessions are well distributed across conference days.

Tech Companies Face Fight For Financing
VC Circle
Ask a venture capitalist or entrepreneur to describe the UK technology scene, and the answer will be it has a “dumbbell shaped problem”. There is plenty of money available for very early-stage companies, from angel investors and serial entrepreneurs ...

8 Ways Technology Can Help You Save Money from Today Show ...
By Melissa Fach
The Today Show offered some great information on how we can save money with technology. The apps discussed are really ...
Search Engine Journal

30 brilliant African tech startups | memeburn
By Martin Carstens: Staff reporter
Says the magazine: “If you want to become extremely wealthy over the next five years, and you have a basic grasp of technology, here's a no-brainer: move to Africa.” So what opportunities are indigenous African tech startups seizing?

Media Camp: Where Tech Meets Media
By Boonsri Dickinson
However, Media Camp, a new accelerator funded by Turner Broadcasting, is focused on media, nottechnology. ... The accelerator program will accept around five startups, and show the techcommunity what the media business is about.

LulzSec leader Sabu was working for us, says FBI | Technology ...
The Guardian, Technology, User comments, Web .... Contact the Technology editortech@guardian.co.uk; Report errors or inaccuracies: reader@guardian.co. uk; Letters for publication... Follow @GuardianTech for more technology news ...

The Connected Business: How businesses use technology - FT.com
Tech blog: NationBuilder raises $6.25m to build political organising software ... be replaced by chief strategic information officers and chief technology officers, ...

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