17 April 2012

Larry Ellison takes stand in Oracle-Google trial

Larry Ellison takes stand in Oracle-Google trial, says intellectual property ...
San Jose Mercury News
By Brandon Bailey SAN FRANCISCO -- Oracle (ORCL) CEO Larry Ellison took the witness stand in federal court Tuesday morning and told jurors that copyrights are essential to protecting his company's $5 billion annual investment in research and ...

Discovery lands after saluting nation's capital
USA TODAY
CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) – Space shuttle Discovery soared around the Washington Monument and the White House in a salute to the nation's capital Tuesday before landing for the last time near its new museum home. By Ann Heisenfelt, AP Space shuttle Discovery ...

USA TODAY

IKEA to integrate TV, internet, speakers, DVD and Blu-ray players into single ...
Washington Post
STOCKHOLM — Already the one-stop shop for smart and compact home furnishing, IKEA is venturing into the world of technology — with the IKEA TV. The new furniture range, named UPPLEVA, the Swedish word for experience, integrates an LED TV, ...

Why Apple Should Launch a Smaller iPad
PCWorld
By Ben Camm-Jones, macworld.co.uk Rumors that Apple has been developing a smaller iPad -- which many have been referring to as the iPad mini -- for almost as long as the iPad has been around. Late last week, Ciccarese Design published images of its own ...

Will Mobile Payments be Standard by 2020?
PC Magazine
By Angela Moscaritolo Sure, some forward-thinking techies are already swiping their smartphone to pay for things, but will mobile payments ever really take off with the masses here in the US? Yes, many technology experts say, according to a new report...

Making Space Cool Again
Wired News
By Jeffrey Marlow Yuri's Night 2012 in Los Angeles – held at the W Hotel at Hollywood and Vine – assembled an unlikely set of club-goers. NASA engineers rubbed elbows with entrepreneurs, science fiction fans, and scientists as a space-themed video ...

Privacy watchdog, lawmaker push for Google probe
Computerworld
By Sharon Gaudin Computerworld - Privacy groups and lawmakers are calling for a new and broader investigation into Google and its privacy practices after the US Federal Communications Commission announced that it found no evidence that the company ...

Verizon to activate 27 more LTE cities on Thursday
Computerworld
By Matt Hamblen Computerworld - Verizon Wireless will expand its faster 4G LTE network to 27 new cities on Thursday, bringing the total to 230 metro areas nationwide and within the reach of two-thirds of the US population. Verizon was the first of the ...

RPT-UPDATE 2-Audi to buy superbike maker Ducati for 860 mln euros
Reuters
(Repeats with new headline) * Ducati's liabilities well below 200 mln euros -source * Analysts criticise deal as unnecessary sideshow * Audi, Investindustrial may withhold exact price -source By Andreas Cremer and Christiaan Hetzner BERLIN/FRANKFURT,...

Halo 4 Coming November 6
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius Pre-orders are now being accepted by Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, Target, Walmart, and the Microsoft Store for $59.99. "November 6 is an important date in Halo's vast and fascinating history. For the uninitiated, that was the day the ...

Uh oh! Gmail went down for some users!
msnbc.com
Some Gmail users were experiencing issues with the email service today. But don't panic — because Google quickly became aware of the problem and investigated it before you even read these words. There isn't a lot of information about the problem at ...

Cleaner clouds needed at Apple, Amazon and Twitter, Greenpeace says
San Jose Mercury News
By Jeremy C. Owens In their race for the cloud, tech companies are leaving a trail of pollution from dirty energy sources, Greenpeace said Tuesday in a report that accused some of the world's biggest tech companies of failing to make clean energy a ...

Going With The Flow: Google's Secret Switch To The Next Wave Of Networking
Wired News
By Steven Levy In early 1999, an associate computer science professor at UC Santa Barbara climbed the steps to the second floor headquarters of a small startup in Palo Alto, and wound up surprising himself by accepting a job offer.

Wired News

Windows RT to Support ARM-Based Processors
PCWorld
By John P. Mello Jr., PCWorld Apr 17, 2012 9:57 AM The next version of Microsoft Windows will depart from its predecessors in a number of ways, one of the most important of which will be freeing the operating system from the x86 straightjacket that it...

Ford's Electric Car Strategy Comes Into Focus
Forbes
The fleet of shiny new Ford Focus electric cars lined up on the edge of San Francisco's upscale Union Square shopping district last Thursday barely elicited a glance from passers-by toting Prada bags. No wonder. Except for a small “electric” insignia, ...

How to stop cyber spying and protest CISPA
TG Daily
Civil liberties organizations have kicked off a week of Internet-wide protests against the proposed Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011 (CISPA). The controversial cyber security legislation would effectively negate existing privacy ...

Comcast Could Stir Net Neutrality Debate With Xfinity For Xbox
Forbes
Time Warner's HBO Go service is now available on Microsoft's Xbox 360 for Comcast's Xfinity TV customers. The Xfinity branded TV service from Comcast includes regular pay-TV along with on-demand access to several movies and TV shows.

Intel Cove Point Windows 8 ultrabook hybrid costs $1000 to make
SlashGear
Intel recently showed off a new reference design for an ultrabook/tablet hybrid during its IDF 2012 developer conference in Beijing. The prototype was shown running a Consumer Preview of Windows 8 on an early version of a future Ivy Bridge processor.

Is Google Drive Ready to Hit the Road?
TechNewsWorld
By Rachelle Dragani The long-rumored Google Drive, or GDrive, service has once again popped up on radar, this time courtesy of a report claiming the online storage service will be launched as soon as next week. Google's cloud storage network will ...

Pebble breaks Kickstarter record; Broad dev features detailed
SlashGear
E-paper smartwatch Pebble continues to set Kickstarter records, breaking the $3.6m barrier with a month left to run, while the team responsible fleshes out its developer support. The free SDK will be available prior to Pebble itself shipping, ...

Nokia Lumia Smartphones Need Microsoft's Marketing Dollars to Succeed
eWeek
Key to making the Nokia, Microsoft partnership a global success may be “cash rich Microsoft” ponying up big-time marketing dollars for the Lumia series, says a new report. Will the success of the Nokia, Microsoft partnership come down to marketing ...

Samuel L. Jackson, Zooey Deschanel Star in New Siri Ads
PCWorld
By Daniel Ionescu, PCWorld Apr 17, 2012 9:08 AM Siri is making new friends with celebrity status. Apple started airing two new TV ads featuring actors Samuel L. Jackson and Zooey Deschanel and Siri, the voice-controlled personal assistant on the iPhone ...

The Coming Book Wars: Apple vs. Amazon vs. Google vs. the US
The Atlantic
By Peter Osnos Unresolved conflicts among publishers, sellers, libraries, and the US Justice Department cloud the future of the publishing industry. Unless you are embedded somewhere in the publishing industry spectrum as an author, editor, bookseller, ...

Why Google just issued a new stock class
MarketWatch
Barry Randall manages the Crabtree Technology model on Covestor, an online marketplace for investment management. He is founder and Chief Investment Officer at Crabtree Asset Management, a registered investment adviser based in Saint Paul, MN.

Oakley researches augmented reality glasses for athletes
BBC News
Augmented reality glasses targeted at athletes and other sportsmen and women are being developed by Oakley. Colin Baden said that the aim was to create a self-contained unit that could also communicate with smartphones. The announcement comes a ...

With Rackspace Cloud, OpenStack Goes Primetime
InformationWeek
Rackspace has announced OpenStack as the basis for its Rackspace Cloud service, plus rolled out new networking, monitoring, and database services. By Charles Babcock InformationWeek At a time when some critics are saying OpenStack isn't ready, ...

COMMENTARY: Facebook COO's declaration not enough
WMBF
By Michelle Jones - email Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg says she leaves the office by 5:30 each day, and has done so for years. (Source: Facebook) (RNN) - Are we chattel or are we women? With all the talk about "mommy wars" and stay-at-home moms with a ...

ARM unveils quad-core Cortex-A15 chip
SlashGear
The quad-core chips that you'll find in products like the HTC One X and ASUS Transformer Prime are based on an ARM Cortex A9. ARM has unveiled a quad-core variant that will use the Cortex-A15 architecture. The chip can be clocked up to 2Ghz, ...

SlashGear

Powerful solar flare erupts on surface of the Sun
BBC News
Nasa has released images of a powerful solar flare that unleashed an eruption of super-heated plasma from the surface of the Sun. The flare was recorded by Nasa's Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft, which is part of a five year mission focused on ...

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 delayed for quad-core upgrade
SlashGear
The folks at Samsung have been tipped to be holding back the next steps in their tablet evolution with not only the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 but the Galaxy Note 10.1 as well, both of them set for an upgrade to quad-core processors at launch time.
SlashGear

Tech Firms Push For Government Data Transparency
RedOrbit
A growing number of technology companies and non-profit organizations have joined forced to press the US government to establish a standard system by which federal data is published online. The non-partisan alliance, dubbed the Data Transparency ...

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