16 April 2012

CISPA protests begin amid key changes to legislation

CISPA protests begin amid key changes to legislation
Los Angeles Times
By Morgan Little As the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011 nears its time in the Congressional spotlight, supporters and detractors alike are fine-tuning their arguments in preparation for another battle over how the Internet will be ...

Internet freedom under threat, says Google co-founder
TG Daily
Google co-founder Sergey Brin said he believes the principles of openness and universal access associated with the early days of the Internet are under "greater threat" than ever before. Indeed, Brin told The Guardian that "very powerful forces that ...

TG Daily

Startup makes competition of data mining
By Marcus Wohlsen, AP SAN FRANCISCO – Strange secrets hide in numbers. For instance, an orange used car is least likely to be a lemon. Paul Sakuma, AP Kaggle president and chief scientist Jeremy Howard shields his eyes in front of a NASA hanger in ...


EA Unveils Crysis 3, Coming Spring 2013
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius Electronic Arts on Monday announced Crysis 3, though players will have to wait another year before they can get their hands on the game. Crysis 3 will debut on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and the PC in spring 2013, Electronics Arts ...

Galaxy Nexus arrives at Sprint on Sunday for $200
By Mathias Thurman Computerworld - Sprint will begin selling Samsung's Galaxy Nexus on Sunday for $199.99 with a two-year contract, making it $100 cheaper than the Verizon Wireless version. Sprint will begin selling the Galaxy nexus on Sunday.

FCC fines Google $25000 over Street View probe
The Federal Communications Commission has fined Google $25000, saying the online search leader impeded an investigation into how it collected data while taking photos for its "Street View" mapping feature. The FCC said in a report from Friday that ...

Leaked Microsoft Office 15 video hints at SkyDrive, Office 365 integration
Wired News
By Matthew Braga Following a leaked roadmap of Microsoft's upcoming Office 15 productivity suite last week, a new video has been posted hinting at SkyDrive and Office 365 integration as well. Shared by Rafael Rivera of Within Windows earlier today, ...

Space shuttle Discovery ready for voyage to museum
The Associated Press
By MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer – 22 minutes ago At daybreak Tuesday, the oldest of NASA's retired shuttle fleet will leave its home at Kennedy Space Center for the final time, riding on top a modified jumbo jet. The plane and jet will make a ...

The Associated Press

Ford to use all-electric car as NASCAR pace car
Fox News
DEARBORN, Mich. – Ford Motor Company will become the first manufacturer in NASCAR history to supply an all-electric car as the pace car. The new Focus Electric will lead the field at the April 28 Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond.

Samsung Galaxy S III vs HTC One series: the future war
This Summer's biggest decision for top-tier smartphone customers looking to switch up to the best of the best will be which of the two they'll be choosing: a member of the HTC One family or the inevitable Samsung Galaxy S III.


Canon unveils 4K lineup, DSLRs, lenses, and display
Canon has unveiled a new product lineup that boasts super high-definition 4K technology. The new equipment includes the EOS-1D C Digital SLR camera along with four EF Cinema zoom lenses, two Cinema EOS cameras, and an advanced display to round out ...


New iPad rolls out to 21 more countries
Los Angeles Times
By Michelle Maltais By the end of April, the new iPad will be in 21 more countries, according to Apple. And billboards across America have finally shifted from touting iPad 2 to the new iPad just in time for the roll out -- everywhere else.

Google and Oracle's $1bn court battle over Android set to begin
A $1bn court battle between Oracle and Google is set finally to start on Tuesday over the copyright on the Android operating system. By Katherine Rushton Larry Ellison, chief executive and founder of Oracle, has been spoiling for a fight with Google ...


More 'Mini iPad' Rumors Emerge
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius As reported (and translated) by Kotaku, Chinese Web portal NetEase claims that a "mini iPad" will be released later this year to go up against Windows 8-based tablets. The blog says the smaller Apple tablet could range in price from ...

NASA Wants YOU to Design its 2018 Mars Mission
Discovery News
Exploration of the Red Planet lost 21 percent of its 2012 funding, dropping from $1510 million to $1192 million. But that doesn't change the fact that there's a fantastic launch opportunity in 2018. Under its new diminished Mars program, ...

1 in 5 Americans shun the Internet
Fox News
One in five adults never log on.AP Next time you're standing in line at the movies, look around. Chances are there's at least one person who doesn't use the Internet. One in five American adults never log on, according to findings released Friday ...

What the DOJ e-book lawsuit means for readers now
By Laura Hazard Owen Apr. 16, 2012, 1:00pm 1 Comment Last week the Department of Justice sued Apple and five book publishers for allegedly colluding to set e-book prices. (Here is everything you need to know about that in one post.) ...

Himalayan glaciers could be growing, new study finds
Christian Science Monitor
A new study published in Nature Geoscience has discovered Himalayan glaciers that are not shrinking at all. They could be getting larger. By Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience / April 16, 2012 An aerial view of the Siachen Glacier, which stretches across the ...

Christian Science Monitor

Scientist uses physics to beat $400 ticket
CBS News
Dmitri Krioukov (Credit: Dmitri Krioukov) (CBS) - It's no apple falling from a tree, but one scientist may have discovered something just as groundbreaking: how to get out of a traffic ticket using physics. After receiving a $400 ticket for allegedly ...

CBS News

Two Mac Trojans: Apple Patching Fast Enough?
InformationWeek (blog)
Attackers behind the Flashback and SabPub malware likely reverse-engineered a Java vulnerability patched for Windows almost two months ago by Oracle. By Mathew J. Schwartz InformationWeek Apple Friday released a Java security update to battle the Apple ...

Netflix CEO Rants About Comcast's Xfinity, Net Neutrality on Facebook
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has a bone to pick with Comcast. Hastings made a Facebook post yesterday saying that Comcast is failing to follow net neutrality principles due to its unfair favoritism toward its own on-demand Xfinity service.


Roku 2 media players now on sale in Canada
Back in November of 2011, Roku announced their intentions to begin selling their popular (and diminutive) media players in the Great White North. At the time, they didn't announce when, exactly, they'd start accepting our Loonies and Twoonies and ...

Spying On Our Warped Moon: Big Pic
Discovery News
April 16, 2012 -- Sixteen times a day, astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) get to see the moon drop below the horizon. And in this stunning orbital photograph, European Space Agency astronaut André Kuipers managed to snap the ...

Discovery News

Behind Instagram's Success, Networking the Old Way
New York Times
SAN FRANCISCO — Past midnight, in a dimly lighted warehouse jutting into the San Francisco Bay, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger introduced something they had been working on for weeks: a photo-sharing iPhone application called Instagram.

Raspberry Pi's $35 Linux PC Hits the Streets at Last
By Katherine Noyes, PCWorld After months of widespread anticipation and a buying frenzy that took its makers by surprise earlier this year, the tiny Raspberry Pi PC began arriving on buyers' doorsteps this weekend. "There has been a huge wave of ...

Uranus's weird auroras captured by Hubble
Strange auroras that are very different from Earth's northern lights have been observed on Uranus using the Hubble Space Telescope. A faint, glowing dot appeared close to the northern magnetic pole of the ice giant planet for just a couple of minutes ...


Droid RAZR HD name surfaces in Motorola engineer's photo EXIF data
The Verge
By Bryan Bishop on April 15, 2012 05:33 am 52Comments Recent rumors have indicated that Google may be planning to sell off Motorola Mobility to Huawei, but that doesn't mean the phone manufacturer isn't hard at work on new products.

Bravo to Sheryl Sandberg for leaving work at 5:30
WPTZ The Champlain Valley
Sadly, this is newsworthy, especially when the mom in question is Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook. By outing herself and urging others to follow her lead, Sandberg did us all a great service. Her announcement is an important ...

What tech managers can do to hold on to their best talent
By Kathy Harris Computerworld - It's not an employer's market anymore, and organizations need to make retention of their tech talent a priority. When top talent leaves, it reverberates through the organization, and the morale of those remaining usually ...

FA reiterates desire for technology
The Football Association has stressed its desire to see goal-line technologyintroduced as soon as possible following Chelsea's 'ghost goal' against Tottenham in the FA Cup semi-final. GettyImages Did Juan Mata's shot cross the line after all?

ITechLaw World Technology Law Conference and Annual Meeting Scheduled for May ...
MarketWatch (press release)
WAKEFIELD, Mass., Apr 16, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw) will hold its 2012 World Technology Law Conference and Annual Meeting May 3-4 in Washington, DC With members in more than 60 countries, ...

Instagram: Bubble, Bubble, High Tech Trouble?
By John P. Mello Jr., PCWorld Apr 15, 2012 10:48 AM Facebook's purchase last week of Instagram, maker of a mobile photo-sharing app, for a staggering $1 billion dropped a lot of jaws everywhere, particularly among high tech pundits.

How The Tech Parade Passed Sony By
By The Huffington Post News Editors
Sony, Technology News. Sony. New York Times: Sony, which once defined Japan's technological prowess, wowed the world with the Walkman and the Trinitron TV and shocked Hollywood with bold acquisitions like Columbia Pictures, is now ...
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