01 March 2012

Web Users' Need for Speed; CEO Guide to Tech

For Impatient Web Users, an Eye Blink Is Just Too Long to Wait
New York Times
Wait a second. No, that's too long. Remember when you were willing to wait a few seconds for a computer to respond to a click on a Web site or a tap on a keyboard? These days, even 400 milliseconds — literally the blink of an eye — is too long, ...

New York Times

CEO Guide to Technology - Businessweek
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Early twister detection tech gets an upgrade
CBS News
An image generated by the new dual-polarization radar technology now used in some areas by the National Weather Service. (CBS) (CBS News) The traditional start of the tornado season is Thursday, but the US has already had more than 120 tornadoes in ...

Australian charged in US with exporting military technology says he sold some ...
Washington Post
WASHINGTON — An Australian man charged in a scheme to export components for drones, torpedoes and other technology to Iran said Thursday that he sold materials to Iran but didn't know he was breaking US laws. David Levick told The Associated Press he ...

GameSpy Technology Powering More Than 600 Independent Online Games in Development
MarketWatch (press release)
SAN FRANCISCO, Mar 01, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- GameSpy Technology, a leader in cloud-based connected game services, has announced that more than 600 games are now in development that utilize the company's award-winning tools and APIs for online ...

AMD to acquire California tech company for $334 million
Austin American-Statesman
As part of a technology change, commenting will not be available on some articles for a number of months. Read more about the change here. By Kirk Ladendorf Advanced Micro Devices Inc. made a daring play to bolster its server technology business ...

Tech Start-Up to Help College Bookstores Increase Revenues and Enhance Higher ...
MarketWatch (press release)
SALT LAKE CITY, UT, Mar 01, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- CAMEX Campus Market Expo 2012 [Booth #2620] -- HubEdu.com, an educational technology platform that partners with college bookstores to increase their revenues and to enhance higher education ...

Bankers Named for Satyam-Tech Mahindra Merger
Wall Street Journal
By KENAN MACHADO And DHANYA ANN THOPPIL MUMBAI -- Tech Mahindra Ltd. and associate Satyam Computer Services Ltd. moved closer toward a merger after naming two bankers to advise on creating a single entity that would consolidate their position as ...

Super-human brain technology sparks ethics debate
Reuters
"From the brain signals, a brain computer interface could translate a person's desire to move ... and then use those signals to operate a wheelchair or other piece of technology," he said. "For someone who has locked-in syndrome, for example, ...

Tokyo Institute of Technology Installs EV Group Wafer Cleaning System for ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Wafer cleaning technology, offered by EV Group, removes voids caused by particles during the wafer bonding process. "It is our pleasure to have our EVG301 accepted by Tokyo Tech, which leads optical communication IC research and development," stated ...

Hybrid technology moves from road to water
MiamiHerald.com
"Everybody is thinking in terms of making this technology work," said Susan Zellers of the Marine Trade Association of Maryland. "We all have to get there eventually." As with other green technologies, Zellers said that she thinks boaters are ...

Silicon Valley tech companies struggle to describe themselves in ...
San Jose Mercury News
From unintelligible corporate mission statements and tech-job postings to incomprehensible billboards on Highway 101 that speak only to that small handful of geeks over in the slow lane, Silicon Valley is drowning in a linguistic riptide of seamless ...

Scio Diamond Technology Reports Progress Toward Production and Increased ...
MarketWatch (press release)
GREENVILLE, SC, Mar 1, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- Scio Diamond TechnologyCorporation (OBB:SCIO) is encouraged to report that it is rapidly moving toward commercial production of its lab-grown diamonds and has passed several milestones on that ...

BioteQ Awarded Technology Innovation Grant for Dexing Ion Exchange Project
MarketWatch (press release)
The grant, awarded in the Green Technology/Environmental category, recognizes high-techinnovations that deliver significant impact for the region in the form of environmental, economic and social benefits. Jonathan Wilkinson, BioteQ's Chief Executive ...

9 top tech companies
CNNMoney
Which technology firms have the best reputations? These nine firms are the envy of their peers everywhere. Here's why. To say it was another big year for Apple would be a gross understatement. With the passing of Steve Jobs, questions swirled around ...

U.S.-Israel Science and Technology Foundation Convenes Interdisiciplinary ...
Sacramento Bee
By US Israel Science & Technology Foundation WASHINGTON, March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The US-Israel Science and Technology Foundation, in partnership with the Florida International University, the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, ...

Man charged in plot to export military technology
Fox News
WASHINGTON – An Australian man and his company were charged Wednesday in a scheme to export to Iran components for drones, torpedoes, missiles and other military technology. A five-count indictment returned in Washington accuses David Levick of ...

Tech Journal: How Good is Flipkart's Flyte?
Wall Street Journal (blog)
The problem is that you have to be constantly connected to the Internet to enjoy streaming music while CDs are expensive, inconvenient and an outdated technology. Hungama and Nokia did offer music in downloadable digital format but with some ...

Anonymous hackers say it was infiltration not tech prowess that led to arrests
Washington Post
LIMA, Peru — People identifying themselves as activists in the Anonymous hacker movement said Wednesday it wasn't technical prowess but police infiltration that yielded 25 arrests in a sweep in Europe and South America. In conversations in an online ...

The Tech Behind Revenue Recognition, and How it's Replacing Spreadsheets
CIO
As rapidly as technology has evolved, so has the accounting that goes with it. But isolating the software and hardware revenue components connected with products like iPhones is prompting big public companies and growing private startups alike to seek ...

Atlantic Metro Communications Partners With RTP Technology Corporation to ...
MarketWatch (press release)
PARSIPPANY, NJ, Mar 01, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Atlantic Metro Communications, an award-winning, full-service Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider with solutions for businesses that make technology simple, manageable and affordable, ...

Pfenex Inc. and DNA2.0 Collaborate on Protein Expression Technology
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Pfenex Inc. and DNA2.0 to develop an optimized design and synthesis process for genes expressed in Pf?nex Expression Technology™ San Diego, Calif. and Menlo Park, Calif. (PRWEB) March 01, 2012 Pfenex Inc., an industry leader in protein expression ...

AFA's 2012 CyberFutures Conference and Technology Exposition
Sacramento Bee
The Air Force Association's 2012 CyberFutures Conference and Technology Exposition is a truly unique event that brings together Air Force leadership, industry experts, policymakers and current cyber security specialists from around the world to discuss ...

Oscars Ads: Samsung, Other Tech Brands Ruled
MediaPost Communications
by Karlene Lukovitz, 19 seconds ago Competing with a raft of tech and telecom brand spots, Samsung's ads for its Galaxy Note and Smart TV with Smart Interaction pulled the evening's highest Ace Scores, reports Ace Metrix. The Galaxy Note ad, ...

US-Israel Science and Technology Foundation Convenes Interdisiciplinary ...
MarketWatch (press release)
The US-Israel Science and Technology Foundation, in partnership with the Florida International University, the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, and the Technion, convened an international science workshop that brought together an international ...

ABLYNX PRESENTS PIPELINE AND TECHNOLOGY UPDATE AT R&D DAY IN NEW YORK
Reuters
GHENT, Belgium, 1 st March 2012 - Ablynx [Euronext Brussels: ABLX] will present recent developments and provide an outlook on its partnered and proprietary clinical and pre-clinical pipeline, as well as a technology update during today's R&D Day.

Technology News and Insights
Wall Street Journal (blog)
The real event — featuring the famed 18-minute-or-less talks from luminaries in the technology, education and design worlds — begins Tuesday. Until then, here are 10 things this Wall Street Journal reporter–and TED novice–picked up on Day Zero. 1.

Attention Spans in 2020: Will Technology Hurt Your Child's Brain?
By Sarah Kessler
About 40% of the survey participants identified themselves as research scientists or further education employees; 12% said they were employed by a company with a focus on information technology; and 11% said they work at a non-profit organization. What do you think the ever-more connected future holds for youth? Will relying less on memorization allow them to analyze more easily? Or will a shortened attention span lead to a halt in progress? Let us know ... More Stories in Tech ...
Mashable » Tech

Pew Survey: Does Technology Effect Young People's Brains ...
By The Huffington Post News Editors
So say 1021 technology insiders, critics and students surveyed by the Pew Research Center who were fairly evenly split about how always-on technology will impact the teenagers and twenty-somethings of "Generation Y." In the survey, released on Wednesday, ... Forty percent of those surveyed were research scientists or employed by a college or university, and 12 percent work for aninformation technology company, the poll said. ... How tech is changing the brains of Gen Y ...
The Huffington Post | Full News Feed

A Review of the Lytro Camera - NYTimes.com
By By SAM GROBART
The potential of light-field photography is great — that whole “don't have to focus” thing is maybe even more impressive than focusing after the fact — but there's a difference between a great technologyand a great product. Should Lytro's engineers ... tech products. From figuring out which gadget to buy and how to get the best deal on it to configuring it once it's out of the box, Gadgetwise offers a mix of information, analysis and opinion to help you get the most out of your personal tech.
Gadgetwise

Amelia Marzec: Activist Technology Demo Day
By Amelia Marzec
OWS TECH OPS Supports the online communication and organization needs of OWS and the New York City General Assembly. DIGITAL DEMOCRACY Empowering marginalized communities to usetechnology to build their futures. ENERGY ...
The Huffington Post Full Blog Feed

Tech Roundup - Nextgov - Magazine - GovExec.com
By Aliya Sternstein, Bob Brewin, Joseph Marks, and Dawn Lim
Underwritten by General Dynamics Information Technology. CONTRACTING · TOP STORY · Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine · Senator denounces Obama budget text on disclosure of contractor gifts. February 28, 2012 comments. Susan Collins ...
GovExec.com - All Content

Auto Tech Is Target of Intel $100 Million Fund - Don Clark - News ...
By Don Clark
When Intel wants to build or penetrate a market, it has a few favorite tricks–including putting up a hefty pot of money into start-ups that could become partners or supporters of its chip technology. The auto industry is the latest example.
AllThingsD

Women 2.0 » Why Women Leave Tech And How We Can Get Them ...
By Angie
Why are so many women leaving the tech industry? Of all women in the technology private sector, 56% will leave midway through their careers because they're dissatisfied with their jobs. Mary Wang was a software engineer for seven years ...
Women 2.0

Why Tech Entrepreneurs in Developing Countries Struggle to Raise ...
By Ndubuisi Ekekwe
Some countries in Africa don't have stock exchanges, and where the exchange does exist — for instance, in Nigeria — the markets don't value tech stocks very well. With foreign technologycompanies doing mostly of the trading in Africa, ...
HBR.org

Hands on with Windows Server 8 beta
Computerworld
By Jonathan Hassell Computerworld - Leap Day brought with it the chance to download the beta release of the next version of Microsoft's server platform, along with the Windows 8 Consumer Preview and first looks at the next versions of the company's ...

Computerworld

NASA Breaches Leak ISS Control Code
InformationWeek
A laptop computer--one of 48 devices that went missing from the space agency between 2009 and 2011--contained algorithms to command the space station. By Elizabeth Montalbano InformationWeek A laptop computer stolen from NASA in March 2011 contained ...

Japanese Develop 'Shut Up, Now' Gun
PC Magazine
By Mark Hachman A pair of researchers in Japan have developed "SpeechJammer," a prototype "gun" designed to compel people to stop talking, without physically harming them. The "gun" is actually a directional speaker, combined with an input microphone, ...

AT&T Adjusts Data Throttling Policy In Response to Customer Complaints
Wired News
By Christina Bonnington In response to recent widespread criticism, AT&T announced Thursday that it will simplify elements of its throttling policy for unlimited data plan subscribers. All unlimited data plan users who exceed 3GB of data in a single ...

Wired News

Explosion of free messaging services forces mobile carriers to fight back
Washington Post
BARCELONA, Spain — Just past the security gate for the world's largest cell phone trade show in Barcelona, executives of big mobile carriers can't avoid walking past a booth they would probably rather not see: It's for “Pinger,” a small California ...

Developer shows how Retina Display on next iPad would improve games
Apple Insider
By Neil Hughes Expectations of a high-resolution Retina Display on Apple's third-generation iPad have inspired one developer to show what their game would look like on a 2048-by-1536-pixel screen. Developer Kevin Ng decided to figure out what his ...

RIM may warn on BlackBerry shipments, analyst says
Reuters
By Alastair Sharp (Reuters) - Shares of Research In Motion dropped nearly 5 percent on Thursday after an influential analyst said RIM would likely warn that it came up short on BlackBerry shipments this quarter and offer an even bleaker outlook for its ...

Now you can choose an iPhone carrier with the Apple Store app
CNET
by Lance Whitney March 1, 2012 8:53 AM PST Follow @lancewhit Apple has updated the app to let users choose which carrier they want when buying an iPhone and to directly change their billing and shipping information. The new Apple Store app lets US ...

New Google privacy policy has law-enforcement holes, say experts
msnbc.com
As of Thursday, whatever you do on one Google-owned site will change whatever you see on another Google property – be it Google' search engine, Docs, Maps, Calendar, Gmail, Picassa, YouTube, G+, etc. "We can provide reminders that you're going to be ...

Windows 8 Consumer Preview Released; Lytro 'Living Pic' Camera Ships; iPad ...
PC Magazine
By Angela Moscaritolo In other news, Lytro said Wednesday that it has begun shipping its innovative post-focus camera to its first customers. The camera captures the entire image in focus, so that the special .lfp files it produces can be manipulated ...

Assassin's Creed III set in Colonial America
CNET
by Eddie Makuch March 1, 2012 10:31 AM PST Ubisoft offers box art for upcoming stealth action game, confirms title to be set in Colonial America; full game unveil scheduled for March 5 at 5 pm, PDT. Assassin's Creed III will be set in Colonial America, ...

Microsoft Windows Azure Downtime Blamed on Leap Year Bug
eWeek
Microsoft has offered an explanation for the Windows Azure service disruption that affected a subset of users: a software bug. Microsoft has offered an explanation for the Windows Azure service disruption that plagued some users Feb.

Asian maker sales: Hyundai up 17.5%, Nissan up 15.5%
USA TODAY
By James R. Healey, Fred Meier and Chris Woodyard Asian makers sales rise in February, as South Korea's Hyundai continued its sales growth momentum and Japanese makers' inventories were back at near full strength. HYUNDAI: The brand was up 17.5% to ...

USA TODAY

Facebook Timeline will be mandatory for brand pages March 30
SlashGear
Up until now, companies that managed their own brand page on Facebook could decide whether or not they wanted to opt in to the new Timeline format. Come March 30, though, that choice will no longer be optional. The social networking site will foribly ...

SlashGear

Steve Jobs Ruled Out 7" iPads
Forbes
The second report, also from Digitimes, is far less credible and resurfaces long-running rumors that Apple is gearing up to produce a “mini” iPad, a 7.85-inch device to compete with the Kindle Fire and Nook, which have created some demand for tablets ...

Orion Nebula shows us how stars are born
Christian Science Monitor
A joint project of the Herschel and Spitzer space telescopes show rapid changes in brightness in the star nursery in the Orion constellation. By Nancy Atkinson, Universe Today / March 1, 2012 This new view of the Orion Nebula shows embryonic stars ...

Christian Science Monitor

Lytro Light Field Camera: Creative Tool or Toy?
PC Magazine
Images from the first round of Lytro shipments are popping up all over the Web—but is the new camera a creative tool or a gimmicky toy? By Jim Fisher The Web is abuzz about the Lytro light field camera which is—depending on who you ask—either the most ...

Boehner sees little Obama support for tapping oil reserve
Reuters
WASHINGTON, March 1 (Reuters) - US House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday President Barack Obama does not seem to support releasing oil from the US Strategic Petroleum Reserve as a way to curb rising gasoline prices.

AMD, MetroPCS among tech-sector gainers
MarketWatch
By Rex Crum, MarketWatch SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Tech stocks started March on an upbeat note Thursday, adding to their gains as Advanced Micro Devices Inc. stood out among the advancers after the chip maker said it would buy microserver developer ...

Massive Jurassic fleas snacked on dinosaurs
The State Column
Massive Jurassic fleas snacked on dinosaurs, according to a study published in the journal Nature Wednesday. The massive Jurassic fleas measured approximately one inch long, researchers reveal. “That's a beast,” said Michael Engel, one of the study's ...

SETI Wants Your Brainpower, For Aliens
The Mary Sue
by Susana Polo | 2:03 pm, March 1st The SETI's no stranger to crowd sourced solutions. For years, their SETI@home initiative has harnessed the downtime of millions of computers to sift through the data collected by Arecibo Observatory, searching for ...

AT&T will let Google hang fiber optics on Kansas City utility poles
Kansas City Star
Google Inc. and AT&T have cut a deal that will allow the Internet search company to use the phone giant's utility poles in Kansas City. Google is in the early stages of building a network over fiber optic lines intended to carry an ultra-fast Internet ...

Massive Asteroid to Hit Earth in 2040?
Discovery News
Asteroid 2011 AG5 could pose a threat to our planet in 28 years, but we have time to do something about it. The 460 feet (140 meter) wide space rock may pose a hazard in 2040, so researchers are calling for deflection plan discussions.

IBM Researchers Inch Toward Quantum Computer
New York Times
IBM is jumping into an area of computing that has, until now, been primarily the province of academia: the quest to build a quantum computer. A computer that took advantage of the oddities of quantum physics could solve in seconds certain problems that ...

Intel Launches $100M Fund for Connected Car
GPS Business News
Intel Capital yesterday announced a $100 million investment fund to help accelerate innovation and the adoption of new technology and services in the automotive industry. The fund is said to be “invested globally over the next 4 to 5 years in hardware, ...

Himalayas will stop growing in 20 million years, finds study
Times of India
WASHINGTON: The continental collision that triggered the formation of the Himalayas about 50 million years ago would come to a complete halt in the next 20 million years, a new study has claimed. The mountain building episode started with the collision ...

Activision Blizzard cuts 600 jobs
Reuters
By Liana B. Baker Feb 29 (Reuters) - Activision Blizzard, the largest US video publisher, on Wednesday said it was cutting 600 jobs globally in the unit that makes Internet games including the company's most profitable property, "World of Warcraft," ...

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