26 March 2012

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Microsoft Raids Tackle Internet Crime
New York Times
SEATTLE — Microsoft employees, accompanied by United States marshals, raided two nondescript office buildings in Pennsylvania and Illinois on Friday, aiming to disrupt one of the most pernicious forms of online crime today — botnets, ...

New York Times

Top 10 Tech This Week [PICS]
By Charlie White
This new version packs pure magic, letting you move objects within a photo and miraculously replace that object's background -- it's called Content Aware technology, introduced in the previous version but a whole lot smarter now. It also ...
Mashable!

NVIDIA to bring Kepler GPU technology to future superphones?
By Edgar Cervantes
NVIDIA has recently released Kepler, arguably among the best in GPU technology. The product is not falling short, and the company has some high hopes for this technology. In an e-mail, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang states that their plan is ...
Android Phone Fans

Fortune names Steve Jobs the 'greatest ... - Fortune Tech - CNN
By Philip Elmer-DeWitt
He tops a list that includes Gates, Bezos, Page, Brin, Schultz and Zuckerberg. "Though he could be abusive and mean-spirited to people who threw themselves into their work on his behalf, Steve Jobs has been our generation's quintessential ...
Fortune Tech: Technology blogs,...

AT&T to sell Nokia Lumia 900 for $100 on April 8
CNET
scoop There's a lot at stake for this phone, with Nokia and Microsoft betting heavily that the Lumia 900 will finally help Windows Phone break through in the US market. by Roger Cheng March 26, 2012 5:30 AM PDT Follow @RogerWCheng Nokia's Lumia 900 ...

Apple CEO visits Beijing, had 'great meetings' with Chinese officials
Washington Post
March 26 (Bloomberg) -- Apple Inc. said it plans “greater investment” in China as Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook visited the capital of the world's most populous country. Cook had “great meetings” with Chinese officials, Carolyn Wu, a Beijing-based ...

Cameron: Earth's deepest spot desolate, foreboding
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — The last frontier on Earth is out-of-this-world, desolate, foreboding, and moon-like, James Cameron said after diving to the deepest part of the ocean. And he loved it. Cameron, who knows a little about alien worlds having made the ...

The Associated Press

Apple pledges royalty-free licensing of "nano-SIM" technology geared towards ...
Apple Insider
By Katie Marsal Apple will reportedly offer to license a new, ultra-compact SIM card technology to rival mobile devices makers if they agree back the format as the new industry standard for subscriber identification modules (SIM), a move which could ...

Former Apple engineer pans TV design
Washington Post
Alongside its new iPad, Apple unveiled a revamped version of its set-top box, Apple TV. The new device added a host of features such as the ability to stream movies from iCloud and support for 1080p videos. It also brought a grid-like design that ...

GM recalls more than 6000 vans, SUVs over steering
Reuters
(Reuters) - General Motors Co is recalling 6159 big vans and sport-utility vehicles in the United States for possible loss of steering. The US automaker is recalling certain 2012 model-year Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans, and Chevy Suburban and ...

Will fully charging your iPad damage the battery?
Los Angeles Times
By Michelle Maltais Are you damaging your new iPad just by charging it? That seems to be what Apple is suggesting in response to questions about whether the third-generation iPad continues to charge even after the battery indicator reads 100%.

Rejected telco drew US worry for spying
The Australian
THE Chinese telco banned from bidding on the National Broadband Network on the advice of ASIO is being investigated by the US house intelligence committee amid concerns it is an arm of Beijing's cyber-espionage effort. Huawei Technologies, barred from ...

Heat Waves, Rains Probably Linked to Warming, Scientists Say
BusinessWeek
By Rudy Ruitenberg on March 26, 2012 Heat waves and extreme rainfall in the past decade are probably linked to global warming, according to a study by scientists at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. “For some types of extreme, ...

Japanese Court Orders Google to Suspend Auto-Complete
PC Magazine
By Adario Strange One familiar Google search feature known as auto-complete has put the company in hot water with the Japanese legal system. According to The Japan Times, a Tokyo District Court has approved a petition requesting that Google halt its ...

Venus visible in daytime sky today: Here's how to see it
Fox News
This NASA sky map shows the positions of Venus, Jupiter and the moon on March 26, 2012 during a potentially spectacular conjunction of the three objects.NASA/JPL/Jane Jones This sky map shows how to spot Venus in daylight on Monday, March 26, 2012.

Windows 8 Release Candidate to surface by early June?
CNET
New report suggests that the next iteration of Windows 8 will be out before the start of the summer. by Lance Whitney March 26, 2012 5:32 AM PDT Follow @lancewhit Could Microsoft unveil the Windows 8 Release Candidate as soon as early June?

A marketing time-bomb explodes: Android user wins Windows Phone Challenge ...
VentureBeat
Sahas Katta, owner of a Galaxy Nexus Android smartphone, strolled into Microsoft's Santa Clara, Calif. store on Sunday to compete in the company's widely-publicized “Smoked by Windows Phone Contest” — but he walked out cheated of a victory by hapless ...

VentureBeat

New Model May Show How Black Holes Become Supermassive
Forbes
“Almost every galaxy has an enormously massive black hole in its centre. Our own galaxy, the Milky Way, has one about four million times heavier than the sun. But some galaxies have black holes a thousand times heavier still.

Forbes

RIM is readying Blackberry 10 devices
Inquirer
By Dave Neal CANADIAN MOBILE MAKER Research in Motion (RIM) is putting together some handsets running its latest Blackberry 10 operating system so that it can pass them to developers for an early look. The firm, which last week heard it had lost ...

Rovio: Angry Birds Space Downloaded 10m Times In Three Days
TechCrunch
The Mighty Eagle has landed! Released late last week, the latest edition of Rovio's Angry Birds franchise was downloaded 10 million times in its first three days. Unfortunately since the announcement came by way of a tweet, it doesn't include detailed ...

TechCrunch

AT&T says T-Mobile call centers jobs are casualties of stopped merger
Kansas City Star
AT&T, which last year saw its attempt to swallow T-Mobile USA rebuffed by federal regulators, is having its we-told-you-so moment. T-Mobile announced last week that it was phasing out 1900 call center jobs, including the closing of a 400-worker ...

Opscode Announces Keynotes, Sponsors for Inaugural #ChefConf User Conference
Sacramento Bee
By Opscode SEATTLE, March 26, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Opscode ® , the leader in cloud infrastructure automation, today announced that executives from Ancestry.com, Cycle Computing, Digital Science, Fastly, Fidelity, HP Cloud Services, ...

Instagram opens registration for Android app
Telegraph.co.uk
Instagram, the popular photo sharing app for Apple's iOS devices, has opened the registration for Android phone owners keen to download the hotly anticipated new version. By Emma Barnett, Digital Media Editor Offering them the chance to be 'first in ...

Telegraph.co.uk

Astronauts scramble for escape pods as space junk threat gets serious
MinnPost.com
By Patrik Jonsson, Christian Science Monitor | 08:37 am The six earthlings — three Russians, two Americans, and a Dutchman — aboard the International Space Station were stirred from their slumber Saturday morning to jump into emergency escape pods,...

Senators want probe into Facebook password requests - Today's News Now
San Francisco Luxury News
TWO UNITED States of America senators are asking Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate whether employers asking for Facebook passwords during job interviews are violating federal law, their offices announced Sunday. Troubled by reports of the ...

An app to make gift giving easier
Reuters
By Natasha Baker | TORONTO, March 26 (Reuters) - Whether it's choosing the right present, selecting the proper size or style, or digging up a current mailing address, gift giving can be difficult. Karma, a new app for iPhone and Android, ...

A Game Explodes and Changes Life Overnight at a Struggling Start-Up
New York Times
At a cocktail party on the second floor of the expensive Bowery Hotel in Manhattan on Thursday night, as trays of stuffed mushrooms and thinly sliced filet mignon circulated, Charles Forman was marveling at how quickly things can change.

New York Times

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Freespace MotionEngine set to move smartphone users
SlashGear
Hillcrest Labs has announced that its new Freespace MotionEngine is now available to smartphone manufacturers around the world. The most control system is available to manufacturers and component suppliers for smartphones and tablets.

SlashGear

Rapid Adoption of Smartphone and Tablet Devices Nets Google More Advertising ...
MarketWatch (press release)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Mar 26, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- The rapid adoption of smart mobile devices, such as the iPhone and the iPad, is changing how consumers interact with search engines, and advertisers are paying attention.

AWS Deal Improves Eucalyptus' Chances at Enterprises
PCWorld
By Nancy Gohring, IDG News Eucalyptus has become far more attractive to enterprises wishing to build private clouds, now that the number-one cloud provider -- Amazon Web Services -- has thrown its weight behind the software company.

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