06 April 2012

Google glasses deeply integrated with voice commands, video chat, location

Google glasses deeply integrated with voice commands, video chat, location ...
Washington Post
A long-rumored Google project, the Project Glass augmented reality glasses were unveiled by Google on a new Google+ page. The project is specifically from Google X, the company's "secret lab" focused on long-term projects. These early videos and images ...

How to check for—and get rid of—a Mac Flashback infection
Ars Technica
By Jacqui Cheng | Published April 6, 2012 12:46 PM So you're a Mac user who has heard that more than half a million Macs have been infected by the recent Flashback malware. When the news began to spread about how the malware took advantage of a ...

Google's Larry Page Offers Company Update, Defends Privacy Decisions
Google CEO Larry Page, in a blog post, described Google's key focus for 2012: creating a better, more intuitive experience. Which means getting to know you better. Google CEO Larry Page posted a “2012 Update” on the company's Investor Relations page, ...

Major tech and gaming companies unite to purge sex offenders from ...
By Jasmine Maleficent Rea
Major tech and game companies will join the fight to purge convicted sex offenders from online video games in Operation: Game Over, according to a report in Forbes.
Google rumored to launch sub-$250 7-inch tablet in July
Apple Insider
By Sam Oliver Google has reportedly delayed the launch of its forthcoming 7-inch tablet in an effort to lower its price to better compete with Amazon's $199 Kindle Fire. The first Google-branded tablet is now expected to debut in July, according to The ...

Apple flooded with iPad 3 wireless connection complaints
A tsunami of complaints about Apple's "The new iPad" – aka the iPad 3 – are filling Cupertino's discussion forums, claiming that the 3G and 4G connectivity of Apple's ├╝berpopular fondleslab is bollixed. "The new iPad has unstable 3G connection" is the ...

Twitter launches legal assault on tweet spammers
By Laurie Segall @CNNMoneyTech April 6, 2012: 3:40 PM ET The company on Thursday filed a lawsuit in federal court in San Francisco against five of its most aggressive spam enablers. The defendants include JL4 Web Solutions, based in the Philippines and ...

Advertising in free apps may sap your battery life
by John P. Mello Jr., PCWorld As much as 75 percent of the energy used by popular game apps is spent on marketing and advertising aimed at you. That's what some first-of-its-kind research will reveal next week in a paper to be presented by a team of ...

Samsung comes out top in battle of the smartphones
The Guardian
The battle for smartphone supremacy between Asia's largest handset makers has left profits at Taiwanese firm HTC plummeting as South Korea's Samsung Electronics rakes in the rewards. HTC on Friday reported a 70% year-on-year profit drop, ...

The Guardian

Nokia Lumia 900 brings out the Windows Phone lovers
Smartphone seekers brand-loyal to the Microsoft-made mobile operating system Windows Phone will be glad to know that the Nokia Lumia 900 is out now – and reviewers are loving it. Everyone including our own Michael Crider seems to be lauding Nokia's ...


12-mile-high dust devil photographed on surface of Mars
By AMY HUBBARD LOS ANGELES -- Mars doesn't have tornadoes. It doesn't have thunderstorms. But the Red Planet can kick up a truly unholy dust devil. Such a phenomenon - 12 miles high in fact - was photographed last month on an area of the Martian ...

Security experts: 600000+ estimate of Mac botnet likely on target
By Gregg Keizer Computerworld - Security experts today could not confirm claims by a little-known Russian antivirus company that more than 600000 Macs have been infected with a zero-day-exploiting Trojan, but they said the number was within reason.

'Mass Effect 3' fans promised expanded ending
SAN FRANCISCO — Fans of hit videogame "Mass Effect 3" will get "more closure" to the end of the saga in add-on software to be available free for download in the months ahead. The studio behind the epic science fiction action trilogy made the promise on ...


Samsung Expects Profits to Nearly Double
PC Magazine
By Mark Hachman Samsung Electronics said Friday that preliminary estimates for its first quarter indicate that profits nearly doubled from a year ago, while revenues jumped by nearly a quarter. Samsung did not elaborate on the reasons for its success; ...

More HTC handsets with Beats headphones? Probably not
CNET (blog)
The HTC Rezound will likely be the last phone for a while that will come bundled with Beats headphones, despite the highly touted partnership between the two companies. by Roger Cheng April 6, 2012 12:09 PM PDT Follow @RogerWCheng The Rezound will ...

What Must-Have Apps Is Microsoft Missing?
New York Times (blog)
By JENNA WORTHAM | April 6, 2012, 1:57 pm My colleague Nick Wingfield and I wrote an article about Microsoft's efforts to kick-start the app ecosystem for devices running its Windows Phone software. This involves plying developers with free phones, ...

Porsche 911 through the years
CBS News
Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, grandson of the founder of the company, designed the now-iconic Porsche 911 in the 1960s. FA Porsche died Thursday in Salzburg, Austria at age 76. The 911 rolled out in 1963 and has gone through dozens of iterations since.

Apple Holds Out as E-Book Pricing Settlement Nears
Wall Street Journal
By THOMAS CATAN And JEFFREY A. TRACHTENBERG Talks to resolve US and European price-fixing probes into e-books are heating up, with three international publishers inclined to settle the matter, according to people familiar with the matter.

Wall Street Journal

Facebook Timeline Draws Love, Hate … and Creativity
Cleveland News - Fox 8
By Rachel Rodriguez, CNN It's one of the most polarizing issues among people today. It's drawn online protests and immense frustration. And once you've formed an opinion about it, it's hard to change your mind. Nope, it's not the 2012 election.

Cleveland News - Fox 8

Large Hadron Collider restarts stronger than ever
Scientists hunting the Higgs boson have reactivated the Large Hadron Collider, waking the slumbering proton smasher from its winter slumber, and coaxing it to faster speeds than ever before. Running in 2011 at 3.5 TeV (teraelectronvolts) in each ...


Rockstar's Max Payne coming to iOS, Android
CBS News
(Credit: Rockstar Games) (CNET) In the tradition of last year's Grand Theft Auto III port, the classic 2001 console game May Payne will be arriving on iOS devices and Android phones this month, according to an announcement made today by Rockstar Games.

CBS News

iPad 3 (2012) vs. Transformer Prime: Tablet Titan Showdown
PC Perspectives
Tablets are growing in popularity, but the market is still immature. There are only a handful of serious contenders sold in North America (discounting the cheap knock-offs you can find on eBay and other sites). Apple's iPad is the clear leader in terms ...

PC Perspectives

Bus-Size Dinosaurs, as Fuzzy as Chicks
New York Times
Fossils discovered in northeastern China of a giant, previously unrecognized dinosaur show that it is the largest known feathered animal, living or extinct, scientists report. Although several species of dinosaurs with feathers have already been ...

New York Times

The Terrafugia Transition Flying Car Airplane Is Taking Off At Last
Torque News
By Nicolas Zart on Fri, 04/06/2012 - 12:16 for Torque News Since the 1950s people have dreamed and thought of cars that could fly, or airplanes that could be driven on the streets. The Terrafugia Transition Flying Car Airplane is the closest to what it ...

Torque News

Instagram (for Android)
PC Magazine
Can't share pictures over email or text. Little variation among filters. Buggy and fragmented experiences, depending on Android device. The social-photo app Instagram for Android lets you put folksy effects on dull photos with a single tap, ...

Minecraft creator heading to space for new game
Game on. The maker of Minecraft is back with a science fiction-based space game that will let you mine, loot, battle, and program a 16-bit CPU. by Bonnie Cha April 5, 2012 2:30 PM PDT Follow @bonnieCNET Who would have thought a Java-based game about...

Cloud and healthcare IT
Healthcare IT News (blog)
While many industries are reliant on information technology to deliver services and drive innovation, none is so deeply entwined in IT than healthcare. Whether it's federal government mandates to move towards fully electronic information processing, ...

Arianna Huffington No Longer Runs The Aol Tech Sites | TechCrunch
By Alexia Tsotsis
Alexia Tsotsis works for TechCrunch as a writer. She attended the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA, majoring in Writing and Art, and moved to New York City shortly after graduation to work in the Media industry. After four ...

The Tech Companies Hiring The Most Right Now
If you're looking to make the move to that profession, or any job in the tech industry, you'll want to know who is hiring. Forbes and the job aggregator site Indeed.com teamed up to find the 25technology companies that are hiring the most right now ...

Europe's Tech Startups Spurn Home Turf for Facebook Fever
The average ratio of price-to-book value for companies in the MSCI US Information TechnologyIndex is 3.7, compared with 2.3 for tech companies in the Stoxx Europe 600 Index, as of April 4. Investing Public The investing public in the US “understands ...

Facebook picks Nasdaq, cementing exchange operator's position as tech hub
Washington Post
April 5 (Bloomberg) -- Facebook Inc. plans to list its shares on the Nasdaq Stock Market, further cementing the exchange operator's position as the favored venue for the biggest US technology companies, according to a person with knowledge of the ...

Mobile tech meets marine salvage; two things I love to do
ZDNet (blog)
Mobile technology has helped me get my job done in several different ways. If you read my bio here on ZDNet you will see that I am a professional naval architect and marine salvage engineer by day and a mobile tech blogger by night.

Technology, Art, And Why The Future Of Branding Is Nonfiction
There he argues, via “Ten Commands for a Digital Age,” that the technology that takes up more and more of our lives comes with built-in biases--toward simplification of complex issues, for example, and toward anonymity--and that in order to counteract ...

Our products and services – Company – Google
What we do for you. Larry Page, our co-founder and CEO, once described the “ perfect search engine” as something that “understands exactly what you mean ...

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