19 April 2012

Google Drive Readies for Launch

Tech Journal: Google Drive Readies for Launch
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Tech blog Gigaom later reported that Google Drive is coming in April and, if recent leaks are any indication, this is very likely to happen. Gadgets blog The Verge discovered a Google Drive integration page on Lucidchart, an online diagramming and ... 

Google Offers Analytics for Your Inbox
Want Google to analyze your email habits? The search engine giant highlighted on its Official Blog on Thursday a program called Google Meter that allows Gmail users to learn more about their inbox, from whether they're more likely to write long emails ...

Greenpeace Drops Cloud Protest On Amazon, Microsoft
Wired News
By Caleb Garling Greenpeace activists climbed to the top of Amazon's new headquarters in Seattle on Thursday morning, rappelled from the roof, and hung a giant banner that read: “Amazon, Microsoft: How Clean is Your Cloud?

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Google, Tech Execs Accelerate Space Privatization
Google's Larry Page and Eric Schmidt and ex-Microsoft exec Charles Simonyi are backing Planetary Resources, a new space exploration company to be unveiled April 24. By J. Nicholas Hoover InformationWeek Google CEO Larry Page and chairman Eric Schmidt, ...

Google's Tim Lindholm faces off with David Boies on Java license
Tim Lindholm said that he didn't mean that Google needed a license for Java in his 2010 email that said, "We conclude that we need to negotiate a license for Java under the terms we need." by Dan Farber April 19, 2012 12:51 PM PDT Follow @dbfarber ...

Apple offers free OS X upgrade to prep for switch to iCloud
By Gregg Keizer Computerworld - Apple is offering Mac users a free upgrade to OS X 10.6, better known as Snow Leopard, in an attempt to prep them for the June switch from MobileMe to the newer iCloud online sync and backup service.

Verizon Wireless, with iPhone Help, Posts Double-Digit Growth in Q1
Verizon Wireless sold 3.2 million iPhones during its 2012 first quarter, which greatly contributed to a 21.1 percent boost in wireless data revenue. Verizon Wireless began selling the Apple iPhone 4S in October, and through December the smartphone was ...

Artificial DNA Can Replicate in Lab, Researchers Find
By Robert Langreth on April 19, 2012 Scientists moved a step closer to synthesizing new life forms in the laboratory after researchers showed that artificial genetic material called XNA can be replicated in the test tube much like real DNA.

Does timing of Facebook IPO matter?
By Sharon Gaudin If the US Securities and Exchange Commission approves all of Facebook's paperwork, including the social network's recent purchase of Instagram, Facebook is pushing to have its IPO hit on May 17, according to TechCrunch, citing unnamed ...

Amazon cloud set stage for fast Pinterest growth
By Joab Jackson IDG News Service - The explosive success of the social networking service Pinterest wouldn't have been possible without the easy scalability of the Amazon cloud services, an executive for Pinterest said. "The cloud has enabled us to be ...

Report: Next iPhone Body Made of 'Liquidmetal'
PC Magazine
By Angela Moscaritolo A new report out of Korea claims Apple will swap out the glass back on its next iPhone for a super-tough alloy called Liquidmetal. Citing industry sources, Korea IT News reported on Wednesday that Apple's next-generation iPhone ...

Samsung smacks Apple back with 8-patent knuckleduster
By Bill Ray • Get more from this author Samsung has responded to Apple's California-filed patent suit with a fat bundle of its own patents, including a couple that fall under the much-discussed FRAND rules. The countersuit accuses Apple of infringing ...

Linux Torvalds Shortlisted for 2012 Millennium Technology Prize
By Peter Sayer, IDG News The Technology Academy Finland has shortlisted Linus Torvalds for its 2012 Millennium Technology Prize, worth over €1 million (US$1.3 million). There is one other shortlisted candidate for this year's prize, Japanese stem-cell ...

Who dropped the dime on the Apple e-book five?
By Philip Elmer-DeWitt April 19, 2012: 3:16 PM ET FORTUNE -- At a hearing in a Manhattan federal court Wednesday, attorneys for Apple (AAPL) and two major book publishers said that rather than settling -- as three of their co-defendants had -- they ...

Polar bears emerged far earlier than thought, DNA study indicates
Christian Science Monitor
Polar bears were previously thought to have split from brown bears some 150000 years ago. But a study of the bears' mitochondrial DNA indicates that they became a distinct species about 600000 years ago. By Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience Staff Writer ...

Christian Science Monitor

Summary Box: EU clears Sony's acquisition of part of EMI
Washington Post
GETTING THE OK: The European Commission approved a deal by Sony/ATV and other investors to buy part of the famous British music company EMI Group Ltd. CONCESSIONS: The Sony-led investor group promised to sell the publishing rights to several music ...

Mexican volcano hurls hot rock half-mile into sky
The Associated Press
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano hurled super-heated rock fragments half a mile (a kilometer) into the air early Thursday and officials warn more and bigger outbursts are likely. The volcano southeast of Mexico City continued to send ...

Analysis: Is Zynga's spending out of control?
by Chris Morris [Console/PC, Exclusive, Business/Marketing] Just under a month ago, the games world gasped when Zynga spent $180 million for Draw Something developer OMGPOP (plus a reported $30 million in employee retention payments).


Intel-Based Xolo X900 Android Smartphone: India First
Lava kicked off sales of the Xolo X900, an Android smartphone with an Intel Atom processor inside. It marks Intel's renewed push into the mobile market. By Eric Zeman InformationWeek Intel silicon has shipped in mobile devices before, but the Xolo X900 ...

Windows 8 Enterprise's major exclusive features
Microsoft not only revealed the upcoming versions of Windows 8 this week, but also detailed its Windows 8 Enterprise edition, which packs several exclusive features that will be enticing for large businesses. Many of the features are aimed at helping ...

Tech Leaders Top Time's 100 Most Influential People List [VIDEO]
Both Cook and Sandberg have been in the spotlight in the past year. Cook has had a lot thrown at him since he took over for Steve Jobs. The new iPad released and he has been dealing with controversy about Apple suppliers in China.

Space Shuttle Discovery arrives at its new home (+video)
Christian Science Monitor
In a public ceremony, NASA officially delivered the Space Shuttle Discovery to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum Thursday. By Robert Z. Pearlman, SPACE.com / April 19, 2012 The space shuttle Discovery arrives at the National Air and Space Museum's ...

Christian Science Monitor

Microsoft evangelist corrects comment that Windows Phone 7 devices will get ...
By Matt Hamblen Computerworld - A Microsoft developer evangelist has corrected his earlier comments that all current Windows Phone 7 phones, including Nokia's new Lumia 900, will be upgraded to the next major version of the operating system, ...

NASA calls on smartphone satellites for space exploration
NASA has invested in a wide array of big and small technologies that go beyond keeping the space station alive or building new rockets for deep-space missions. Case in point: the US space agency wants to launch a Nexus One Android smartphone as a ...


New Spotify for Android preview (hands-on)
By Mat Smith posted Apr 19th 2012 2:43PM In case you hadn't heard, Spotify's finally given its Android app the update love it deserves. It's looking for feedback in the form of an app preview, available to download now -- if you're willing to install ...

Audi to branch into motorcycle by buying Ducati
New York Daily News
Volkswagen-owned Audi is branching out into the motorcycle business with the purchase of Ducati, maker of some of the most popular high-speed bikes in the industry. "The deal will be completed as soon as possible after it is cleared by the authorities ...

New York Daily News

HTC making One X covers in two designs, multiple colors
The Verge
By Chris Ziegler on April 19, 2012 03:37 pm 14Comments At an event in Seattle today, HTC showed off a cover design for its flagship One X model, good news for customers and potential customers not happy with the white or gray on the phones themselves.

Brammo Reveals Details of 2012 Empulse
Ultimate MotorCycling | News and Reviews
The electric-motorcycle manufacturer Brammo has released information about its upcoming Empulse and Empulse R electric sportbikes. The Empulse and Empulse R, which will be unveiled May 8 in Los Angeles, will feature the "the world's first drivetrain ...

Ultimate MotorCycling | News and Reviews

Xtex $150 Android is no tab killer
There's a lot to be said about Android tablets popping up around the world for prices so low you'd be crazy to not consider them when looking for a tablet. The Xtex My Tablet 7 revealed this week is $150 and appears to be a winner with Android 4.0 Ice ...


WP 7.5 Tango To Be Released in June?
Sources close to the matter claim that the upcoming Windows Phone 7.5 update, known as Tango, will be served to most handsets starting around the beginning of June. The build should arrive to SIM-free versions, prior to carrier branded phones.

Mysterious cosmic rays leave scientists in the dark
The mystery of the origin of the strongest cosmic rays has deepened as new clues into key suspects, the most powerful explosions in the universe, suggest they are likely not potential culprits, researchers say. Cosmic rays are charged subatomic ...


Information Technology and Media Center / Morris Architects ...
By Alison Furuto
The project by Morris Architects for a new information technology and media center for Santa Monica Community College in California includes 12000 square.

LA Silicon Beach Startups In Tech & Film Spread To The Eastside
By The Huffington Post News Editors
The focus on tech and innovation comes as old media companies like movie studios are struggling to adapt to new media epitomized by YouTube. "There's a demand for technology in Los Angeles," Leitch says. "As you've got these old media ...
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Linux Torvalds Shortlisted for 2012 Millennium Technology Prize
The prize, awarded every two years, has previously honored other contributors to the field of information technology. In 2004 Tim Berners-Lee won the first Millennium Technology Prize for his creation of the technology underpinning the worldwide Web.

Low-Tech GPS Device Keeps Track of Your Little Ones
By Molly Oswaks
The Chalktrail is an inexpensive bike add-on that allows artsy boys and girls to draw pretty patterns while they ride. It also doubles (perhaps unintentionally) as a low-tech GPS device to keep track of your child's. every. move.

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