16 March 2012

Twitterers Dazzled by New iPad Retina Display

Twitter Dazzled by New iPad Retina Display
PC Magazine
New iPad owners took to Twitter today to rave about the Retina display, among other things. By Chloe Albanesius The new iPad has arrived and if Twitter is any indication, many an Apple fan is currently gazing at the updated tablet's Retina display, ...

Google faces scrutiny from states
San Jose Mercury News
By Mike Swift Google (GOOG) has long faced privacy and antitrust problems with federal and European regulators. But states appear increasingly willing to confront the Internet giant over those same concerns, and also could exact significant financial ...

LightSquared Says FCC Lacks Power to Block Proposed Service
By Todd Shields on March 16, 2012 Philip Falcone's LightSquared Inc. (SKYT) today told the US Federal Communications Commission it can't legally block the company's proposed wireless service, calling the agency's proposal to do so “astounding.

Oink Privacy Hole Exposes Everything You've Uploaded
PC Magazine
By Mark Hachman A Pulse employee discovered a security hole in Oink on Friday, which allows anyone to download personal information belonging to another, just by knowing their username. PCMag was able to confirm the breach the same way Cristina Cordova ...

iPad resellers gird for high demand of new tablet
Washington Post
March 16 (Bloomberg) -- As supplies of Apple Inc.'s new iPad run thin after it goes on sale today, Fred Hadd will feel the pinch as much as anyone. Hadd owns Computer Village, a reseller of electronics with outlets in South Dakota, Montana and Wyoming...

Verizon iPad Works On T-Mobile Too! Sort Of
PC Magazine
By Sascha Segan If you buy the new 4G iPad, it comes with an unlocked MicroSIM card slot. That means the Verizon Wireless iPad will work on AT&T's HSPA+ 21 network, as MacRumors discovered. (It won't work on AT&T's LTE network because it's missing that ...

Scientists unravel mystery of humongous squid eyeballs
Christian Science Monitor
Living at extreme ocean depths, the colossal squid and its cousin, the giant squid, has unusually large eyes. A group of researchers say they now know what accounts for the animals' huge peepers. By Eoin O'Carroll, Staff / March 16, 2012 In 2007, ...

Christian Science Monitor

Microsoft Office 15 will open Office experience to tablets, smartphones: report
Christian Science Monitor
By Matthew Shaer, Correspondent / March 16, 2012 Late last month, Microsoft launched a consumer preview of Windows 8, the latest iteration of its popular operating system, and the first to be designed as a cross-platform OS – software for use, ...

Christian Science Monitor

Google Sued Over Bogus Android Apps, Return Policy
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius A pair of Android users have sued Google over the company's app download policies, accusing the search giant of profiting off bogus apps and providing an insufficient window of time in which they can return underperforming apps.

Infinity Blade II 1.0.3 Retina Quality Review
For both of the newest models of the iPad, Apple has chosen the game series Infinity Blade to show off the most impressive gaming the tablets were capable of – today Infinity Blade II is where it's at for Retina-quality graphics.

Leaked Exploit Prompts Researcher to Publish Blueprint for Critical RDP ...
By Lucian Constantin, IDG News Luigi Auriemma, the researcher who discovered a recently patched critical vulnerability in Microsoft's Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), published a proof-of-concept exploit for it after a separate working exploit, ...

VIDEO: Woz Lines Up Overnight for iPad 3 at California Mall
Tom's Guide
As the co-founder of Apple, Steve Wozniak is a technophile with some serious connections. However, just because he can call in a favor at Apple and get an iPad delivered to him without having wait outside at all hours of the night, that doesn't mean he ...

Nokia Lumia update to bring WiFi hotspot support
Nokia's Lumia Windows Phone handsets will soon be updated to support tethering, according to the FAQ section of the Nokia Connects website. This means that a Nokia Lumia phone can act as a mobile WiFi hotspot through which your other devices can ...


Inside the iPad 3: Tearing Apart Apple's Latest Creation
Tom's Hardware Guide
The iPad 3 launched this morning to queues at stores around the world (unless you went to Walmart at midnight last night). It's a tradition for the most die-hard of Apple fans to camp out for the latest products. Now that the crowds are dispersing, ...

Pressure builds over Apple App Store fraud
Sydney Morning Herald
In a little more than an hour, Ryan Matthew Pierson racked up $US437.71 in iTunes charges for virtual currency that he could use to buy guns, nightclubs and cars in iMobster, a popular iPhone game. One problem: Pierson, a technology writer in Texas, ...

Elder Scrolls MMO Announcement Reportedly Coming Soon
By Chris Pereira, 03/16/2012 Since this is the week of the pipe dream, what with a sequel to Wasteland being funded and a release date for Diablo III finally being made official, now is as good a time as any for some juicy rumors to be floated.

Bright Galaxies with Black Hole Hearts Caught Bending Light Into Cosmic Lens
by Clara Moskowitz, SPACE.com Assistant Managing Editor The intense gravity from extra-bright galaxies with huge black holes at their cores is bending light to create cosmic magnifying glasses, astronomers say. Using the Hubble Space Telescope, ...

Droid Razr Maxx's longevity tops Galaxy Note's stylus
With so many Android smartphones on the market these days, many sporting quite similar screen sizes and underlying technical specs, manufacturers are having to find new ways to differentiate their products. Two of the latest gadgets are cases in point.


Windows 8 Tablets: Ready, Set...
CIO Today
By Barry Levine With the launch of Microsoft's tablet-friendly Windows 8 expected later this year, a number of manufacturers, including Lenovo, Dell, Nokia, Samsung, Hewlett-Packard and Asus plan offerings to take advantage of Windows 8's Metro ...

CIO Today

BioWare Mass Effect 3 Executive Producer Casey Hudson Addresses New Movie
Electronic Arts and BioWare continue to come under attack from some fans and journalists for Mass Effect 3. Controversy has surrounded everything from (at first) the game's inclusion of same-sex male relationships to the game's Day One DLC to its ...


Scrap the warp drive: New test shows neutrinos not faster than light
By Kevin McCaney It looks like warp speed, time travel and other cool stuff from science fiction are still fiction, after all. A new experiment at the Gran Sasso laboratory in Switzerland has found that neutrinos don't travel faster than light, ...

Could neutrino technology be deployed by the military?
The State Column
Researchers from the University of Rochester and North Carolina State University have communicated a message through 240 meters of stone (780 feet) using a beam of neutrinos for the very first time, a press release from the University of Rochester ...

iPhone Again Scores Top Spot in Customer Satisfaction
Cnet: For the seventh time in a row, Apple's iPhone has captured first place in JD Power's semiannual smartphone customer satisfaction survey. The iPhone scored 839 points (out of 1000), followed by HTC smartphones with 798 points, Samsung with 769 ...

Apple releases OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Developer Preview 2
Apple on Friday released OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Developer Preview 2 to OS X developers. According to TheNextWeb, the Cupertino-based company also posted an extensive list of known issues and bugs within the latest operating system.

Nokia working on own tablet: design chief
| HELSINKI (Reuters) - Nokia design chief Marko Ahtisaari is spending a third of his time on creating a tablet for the cellphone maker, which would stand out among hundreds of iPad-challengers, he said in an interview with Finnish magazine Kauppalehti ...

Test jump from 71581 feet sets up daredevil's outer-space plunge
Fox News
March 15 2012: Pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria seen before his jump at the first manned test flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, New Mexico. In this test he reach 71500 f) and landed safely.balazsgardi.com/Red Bull Content Pool March 15 2012: A...

New iPad Sans Siri: Calculated Move or Big Mistake?
International Business Times
By Surojit Chatterjee: Subscribe to Surojit's RSS feed If you have been following stories about the new iPad since the device was unveiled on March 7, 2012, you would have realized by now that Siri is missing, and for reasons unknown, as Apple is yet ...

International Business Times

iPad Test Notes: Speed (Versus Tegra 3)
Apple made some bold claims about its new A5X chip, claiming it would give a 4x graphical boost over Nvidia's Tegra 3. At the same time, the Tegra 3 is a powerhouse of computational processing. So lets put 'em to the test. First, the usual caveat: ...

Early Snow Melts Mean Fewer Butterflies
Long-term data suggests that an early snow melt in the Rocky Mountains starts a chain reaction that ends with decreased butterfly population. Biologists from Stanford University conducted the research on the Mormon Fritillary butterfly at Rocky ...


China eyes tech breakthrough before shale gas leap
* Eyes technology breakthrough between now and 2015 * Targets 6.5 bcm output in 2015, 60-100 bcm in 2020 * Aims to find 200 bcm proven recoverable reserves by 2015 * Second shale gas tender in April/May (Adds details, writes through) By Jim Bai and ...

Cisco to buy video tech company NDS for about $4B
By BARBARA ORTUTAY Cisco Systems Inc. is buying digital video technology company NDS Group Ltd. to enhance the range of products it sells to pay-TV providers and to expand in emerging markets. The roughly $4 billion deal would be Cisco's first major ...

United Tech to sell wind, rocket engine businesses
The Associated Press
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — United Technologies Corp. said Thursday that it will sell its rocket engine and wind power businesses to help finance its $16.5 billion purchase of aerospace supplier Goodrich Corp. The Hartford, Conn.

Intel Invests In Tobii Eye Tracker
Wall Street Journal (blog)
By Sven Grundberg The much talked about Swedish technology firm Tobii Technologies AB has landed a renowned investor. Computer Sweden reported [in Swedish] that Intel has invested 143 million Swedish kronor ($20.8 million) for a 10% stake in the ...

Imagination Tech Soars to Record on IPad Supply: London Mover
The UK maker of semiconductor devices has the highest growth potential among Europeantechnology companies covered by Goldman, said Schafer, along with analysts Alexander Duval and Jo Blackshaw. Demand for the company's products is growing “strongly,” ...

Tech-Savvy Hoosiers Anticipate iPad Release
WRTV Indianapolis
INDIANAPOLIS -- Tech-savvy Hoosiers are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the latest addition to Apple's iPad series. The Apple store in The Fashion Mall at Keystone opened Thursday night in anticipation of the heavy demand for the latest iPad on ...

State Dept. offering tech training to more women in Africa
ZDNet (blog)
By Rachel King | March 16, 2012, 1:30am PDT Summary: TechWomen is an international exchange that uses technology as a means to empower women and girls worldwide, particularly in North Africa and the Middle East. The US Department of State's Bureau of ...

Tech test drive: New iPad is everything Apple promises - and a little more
Pioneer Press
By Julio Ojeda-Zapata On the third-generation iPad, the pixels are so small as to be all but undetectable. (Pioneer Press: Julio Ojeda-Zapata) Is the high-resolution "Retina" display on Apple's new iPad as amazing as the company claims?

United Tech sees Q1 continuing operations profit flat
Weaker-than-expected demand in China is largely to blame for the slip, United Tech executives said. "We are still highly confident in the guidance for the full year ... despite what will be a little choppy first quarter," Hayes said.

Altium and Microchip Technology Collaborate on New Board-Level Design Content
MarketWatch (press release)
CARLSBAD, Calif., March 16, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Altium announces a substantial expansion of Microchip Technology Inc.'s board-level components now available through AltiumLive, Altium's online content delivery system.

Tech Gears Up for M&A Boom
Hooper explained that the total addressable market for service provider video is $26 billion, adding that NDS will boost deployments of the company's Videoscapetechnology, which lets service providers deliver content over multiple devices.


DVDFab Homebrew Technology Clears the Way for Blu-ray Backup
MarketWatch (press release)
BEIJING, March 16, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Fengtao Software Inc., the leading multimedia software company majors in DVD, Blu-ray copy and video converter, has now announced a new technology in Blu-ray copy - StealthyClone.

iOra SharePoint Replication Technology Successfully Tested by US Coalition ...
MarketWatch (press release)
The CWID is a US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff-directed annual event that engages cutting-edge information technology, focusing on operational shortfalls identified by combatant commanders and government agencies. The results for the 2011 CWID ...

SXSW: Music and Tech, Together at Last
They're both glued to their Foursquare apps on their phones, and accidentally bump into each other in front of the Twitter FEED house, the 10-day interactive art space that combines electronica music and mobile app technology, with heavy corporate ...


Is Silicon Motion Technology's Cash Machine Slowing Down?
Today, we'll see how it applies to Silicon Motion Technology (NAS: SIMO) . In this series, we measure how swiftly a company turns cash into goods or services and back into cash. We'll use a quick, relatively foolproof tool known as the cash conversion ...

Top Tech Buzzwords You Use But Can't Define
By Zoe Fox
The Global Language Monitor has released a list of the most confusing tech buzzwords of the decade, so far. ... Google received the patent for self-driving car technology and is already testing it out in Nevada. Image courtesy of Flickr Viernest.
Mashable » Tech

Commission's Assignment: Find Best Uses for Tech in Schools ...
By John Murrell
In response to a challenge from the FCC and the Department of Education, a group of experts has formed the Leading Education by Advancing Digital (LEAD) Commission to look for the best ways that technology can be used in the classroom.

Algorithm Update: Google Focusing on Semantic Search Technology
By David Angotti
google semantic technology According to a recent interview with Amit Singhal, a top executive at Google Search, Google is planning on making drastic algorithmic changes in the near future in order to provide end users better search results.
Search Engine Journal

Tech Report: Google Plans Search Engine Revamp « CBS San ...
By Andre Torrez
KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid commented on the rumors that Google is going to do more of a semantic approach meaning trying to better determine what it is the searcher is looking for. For example if you were to type in the word, ...
CBS San Francisco

Bizdom Searching For Entrepreneurs To Launch Tech Start-Ups In ...
By Matt Roush
Throughout the three month accelerator, each startup receives intense mentorship and guidance from numerous experts in the area of sales, marketing and technology from Quicken Loans' extensive network and family of companies.
CBS Detroit

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